Board of Directors

 

Datuk Hj. Majin Hj. Ajing
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian


Datuk Hj. Majin Hj. Ajing was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 May 2005. He serves as a Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts from University of Malaya in 1974. He served with the Sabah State Government from 1974 to 1999 before starting his own business. During his tenure in the State civil service, he held various senior posts amongst others Secretary of Internal Affairs and Security (1982 – 1984), Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Development (1984 – 1994), General Manager of Sabah State Railway (1994 – 1999) and Director of Sabah Archives (1999). He was Director of Gold Coin Malaysia Bhd (“GCM”), Chairman of Sarawak Flour Mill Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of GCM), Director of Sabah Gas Industries Sdn Bhd, Director of Sabah Economic Development Corporation and Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.


     
 

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen
(Managing Director)
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen is the Managing Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad and serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 7 December 2006. He is also the Chairman of TSH Resources Berhad and Ekowood International Berhad. He sits on the board of a list of private companies.

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan has more than thirty (30) years experience in resource based industry, which includes extensive working knowledge in international trade practices. He was the Chairman of the Malaysian Cocoa Board for 8 consecutive years from 1997 – 2004 and trustee of the Borneo Conservation Trust Sabah, from 2010 to 2013. He serves as Honorary Director of Sabah Chinese High School. As recognition for the many contributions to environmental conservation and forestry, Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan was conferred Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Agroforestry) by Universiti Malaysia Sabah on 3 September 2006.

He is the brother of Tan Aik Kiong. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.

     

 

Datuk Sam Mannan @ Sham Mannan
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Datuk Sam Mannan @ Sham Mannan was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 10 August 2005. He graduated with a Bachelor of Forestry Science from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1979. He joined the Forestry Department, Sabah since 1980 and held various senior positions in the Forestry Department. He was appointed as the Chief Conservator of Forests in 2004.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.



 

Datuk Jaswant Singh Kler
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Age: 76
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Datuk Jaswant Singh Kler was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 December 2006. He serves as a member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. He is an Associate member of the Incorporated Society of Planters and continues to play active role as senior member of the planting fraternity in Malaysia and sits on the Board of TSH Resources Berhad. He also holds directorship positions in various subsidiary companies of TSH Group.

Notably, he was the chairman of the East Malaysia Planters’ Association from 1985 to 2000. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kwantas Corporation Berhad and an Executive Director of Bena Plantation Sdn. Bhd. when he left in 2006 and 1984 respectively. He now manages his own plantation consultancy business under Agri Cek Sdn. Bhd.

He participates actively as a committee member of Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Sabah Branch. He is a member of the Institute Development Studies (Sabah) and also a life member of Agricultural Institute of Malaysia.

He does not have any family relationship with any other directors and or other major shareholders of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.


 

Datuk Hj. Othman Bin Walat
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Age: 67

Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Datuk Hj. Othman Bin Walat was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 December 2006. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from University Pertanian Malaysia in 1970. He started with Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) in 1972 as Assistant Manager and was promoted to Project Manager in 1973.

He joined Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad as Estate Manager in 1974, and held various senior positions of the Group (1983-2004), and as Group Controller in 1996. He became Group Director Plantation (2003-2004). He served as Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Softwoods Berhad from 2004 to 2008. He is now the Group Managing Director to Sawit Kinabalu Group since 2008.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.

   

 

Puan Ainahwati Binti Abd Sani
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Nationality: Malaysian

Puan Ainahwati Binti Abd Sani was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 3 November 2008. She serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee. She graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia and holds MBA (International Business) from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She joined the Sabah Foundation in 1997 as a Senior Audit Officer and in 2006 she is appointed as Group Company Secretary.

She has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. She has no directorship in any other public listed company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, she has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.

 

   

 

Lim Fook Hin
(Executive Director)
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Lim Fook Hin was appointed as an Executive Director on 7 December 2006. He serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee and ESOS Committee. He is currently a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of TSH Resources Berhad and Ekowood International Berhad. He also sits on the board of some subsidiary companies within the TSH Group and also holds directorship in other private limited companies. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After qualifying as a member of the ICAEW, he joined Coopers & Lybrand as an Audit Senior in 1976 and was transferred to Coopers’ Management Consultancy Services in 1977. He joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation in 1978 and was seconded to Sarawak Oil Palm Sdn. Bhd. as the Company Secretary.

He joined BAL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. in 1981 as the Financial Controller until 1993. His main responsibility included financial management, merger and acquisition and commodity marketing. He was the Chief Executive of United Palm Oil Industries PLC ('UPOIC'), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand before joining TSH Resources Berhad in 1997.

He does not have any family relationship with any other directors and/or other major shareholders of the Company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.



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Tan Aik Kiong
(Alternate Director to Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen)
Age: 57

Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Tan Aik Kiong was appointed as an Alternate Director to Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen on 16 December 2014. He is the Group Executive Director of TSH Resources Bhd.  He also sits on the board of various subsidiary companies of TSH and also holds directorship in other private limited companies. He obtained a Masters degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in Construction Management, from the University of Oklahoma, United States of America in 1986. Prior to joining TSH Resources Berhad in 1987, he worked with Prudential Bache Ltd., an established brokerage and commission house in 1986 and subsequently with Ameroid Services Pte. Ltd., an independent warehousing company in Singapore.

He is the brother of Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years.

 

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