Board of Directors
DATUK HALIMAH BINTI MOHD SADIQUE,
aged 50, Malaysian, was appointed as Chairman and Independent Non- Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 10 May 2011. Datuk Halimah started her career as a teacher after her graduation from the Maktab Perguruan Kuantan. She was the Chairman of the Jawatankuasa Perpaduan dan Kebajikan Masyarakat Negeri Johor from 1995 to 1999, Chairman of the Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Keluarga, Hal Ehwal Wanita dan Kesihatan Negeri Johor from 1999 to 2004, Chairman of the Jawatankuasa Kerajaan Tempatan dan Kesihatan Negeri Johor from April 2004 to 2008.
Subsequently, she was elected to the parliament in 2008 and is now the Member of the Parliament for Tenggara constituency, Johor. She was appointed as Chairman of Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) from June 2009 to January 2011. Presently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) since February 2009.
She has served in various capacity within UMNO such as Exco Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Malaysia, Ketua Wanita UMNO Negeri Johor, Ketua UMNO Bahagian Tenggara dan Ketua Wanita UMNO Bahagian Tenggara.
Datuk Halimah was also involved in several Non Government Organisations and held the positions of Chairman of the Jawatankuasa Orang Kurang Upaya, Jawatankuasa Perunding Hal Ehwal Wanita Negeri Johor, Persatuan Mencegah Dadah (PEMADAM) Negeri Johor, Yang DiPertua Majlis Kebajikan Masyarakat Negeri Johor from 1995 to 2000. She was a member of Majlis Penasihat Kebangsaan mengenai Integrasi Wanita Dalam Pembangunan (NACIWID) from 1997 to 2000, Chairman of Biro Hal Ehwal Wanita PEMADAM Kebangsaan from 1999 to 2001, Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Forum on Families Malaysia (APFAM), Chairman of Majlis Pembangunan Wanita dan Keluarga Negeri Johor and Chairman of Jawatankuasa Gaya Hidup Sihat Negeri Johor.
MR. LIM KENG CHENG,
aged 50, Malaysian, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Knusford Berhad on 28 November 2008 and subsequently also appointed as Executive Director on 5 October 2009. Mr. Lim has more than 30 years of working experience in the building and civil, design and build turnkey construction projects, machinery trading and property development industries, having started his career immediately after his high school education. At present, he is the Managing Director of Ekovest Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. He also sits in the board of several private limited companies, amongst others, Konsortium Lebuhraya Utara-Timur (KL) Sdn Bhd, a concessionaire of the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
TAN SRI DATO' LIM KANG HOO,
aged 57, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 7 December 2000. Dato' Lim is a businessman with over 35 years of experience in the construction related industry. He started his involvement in the machinery business soon after completing his secondary education, assisting the family construction business. Later he team-up with Mr. Khoo Nang Seng @ Khoo Nam Seng in 1989 to form Wengcon Equipment Sdn Bhd. The company's rapid development and growth was largely due to his dynamism and vision. His vast experience in the industry is an asset to the Knusford Berhad Group. At present, he is the Executive Chairman of Ekovest Berhad, director of PLS Plantations Berhad and also a director of several other private limited companies.
MR. KHOO NANG SENG @ KHOO NAM SENG,
aged 72, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 7 December 2000. He is the co-founder and a director of Wengcon Holdings Sdn Bhd and Wengcon Equipment Sdn Bhd. He was trained at Technical College, Kuala Lumpur in civil engineering. Upon graduation, he joined and served Jabatan Kerja Raya for six years. In 1970, he ventured into the construction business on his own and in 1989, teamed up with Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo to form Wengcon Equipment Sdn Bhd. His tremendous drive and sharp business acumen was one of the major reasons behind the success of the group. At present, he is an executive director of Ekovest Berhad and also a director of several other private limited companies.
DATO' LIM KANG SWEE,
aged 53, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 7 December 2000. Dato' Lim has more than fifteen years of experience in the rental and reconditioning business. After completing his secondary education he started his sole-proprietorship under the name of Wincon Trading & Co. which deals in rental, reconditioning of machinery and sale in spare parts and building materials. He travels extensively overseas to Japan, United Kingdom and Australia to meet with manufacturers, principals and dealers of spare parts, new and used machinery and equipment in order to source for quality supplies. Further, he has built a good understanding and reputation with suppliers during his fifteen years in the business. Hence, his vast experience and knowledge will contribute positively to the Knusford Berhad Group. In 1994, he discontinued his sole-proprietorship business, after which he teamed up with Mr. Khoo Nang Seng @ Khoo Nam Seng and his brother, Dato' Lim Kang Hoo to manage and expand the business of Wengcon Holdings Sdn Bhd. At present, he is also a director of several other private limited companies.
EN. AZNAM BIN MANSOR,
aged 54, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 7 December 2000. He graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the North East London Polytechnic, London in 1983 and was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocates and Solicitor in 1986. He started his career as a legal officer in Malayan Banking Berhad. He then joined Skrine& Co., a legal firm, and held the position of legal assistant for eight years. Presently, he is a partner of Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill, a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur. He is also the Chairman of MikroMSC Berhad, Benalec Holdings Berhad and Focus Lumber Berhad. He also sits in the Board of several other private limited companies.
MS. LIM TS-FEI,
aged 49, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 9 January 2001. She graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Law from the University of Hull, England and was called to the English Bar as a barrister in 1988. Upon her return to Malaysia, she commenced her chambering with Chye, Chow, Chung & Co., a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1989 and continued to practise as a legal assistance in the same firm for eight years. She is presently a partner of the firm.
DR. WONG KAI FATT,
aged 65, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 9 January 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Singapore in 1972. He worked in Johor Bahru General Hospital and Ipoh General Hospital for three years before venturing into his own private practice in Kuala Lumpur.
MS. KANG HUI LING,
aged 40, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 28 February 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) Degree from University of Malaya in 1997. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Public Accountants. Since her graduation, she acquired 4 years of audit experience in one of the big five audit firm. As audit senior associate, she also gained exposure in the field of operational audit and financial due diligence. Subsequently she joined a medium size multinational consultancy firm as the Finance and Admin Manager where she was responsible for establishing and implementing the company's accounting and operating policies and procedures. She is presently a partner of a professional firm registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She is also an independent non-executive director of Ekovest Berhad and PLS Plantations Berhad.
Conflict of interest
There is no conflict of interest between the Directors and the Group except for the recurrent related party transactions where the Directors have interest, as disclosed in the Note 29 of the Audited Financial Statements.
Conviction for offences
None of the Directors have been convicted for any offences (except traffic offences) within the last 10 years.
No Director has family relationship with other Directors or major shareholders except for Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo and Dato' Lim Kang Swee, who are brothers, Mr. Lim Keng Cheng, is the nephew of Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo and Dato' Lim Kang Swee .
Board of Directors' Meetings
A total of 5 Board of Directors' Meetings were held during the financial year ended 31 December 2011.
Attendance at the Board of Directors' Meetings
Board of Directors' Meetings Attended
|1. Datuk Halimah Binti Mohd Sadique||2/3|
|2. Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo||4/5|
|3. Mr. Khoo Nang Seng @ Khoo Nam Seng||4/5|
|4. Dato' Lim Kang Swee||4/5|
|5. Mr. Lim Keng Cheng||5/5|
|6. En. Aznam Bin Mansor||3/5|
|7. Ms. Lim Ts-Fei||5/5|
|8. Dr. Wong Kai Fatt||4/5|
|9. Ms. Kang Hui Ling||5/5|