Board of Directors
Dyam Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim
Aged 31, Malaysian, was appointed as Chairman and Non- Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. DYAM Tunku Ismail has completed his studies in Hale School, Australia. After completing his studies in Hale School, Australia, DYAM Tunku Ismail was enrolled into the Indian Military Academy. He was appointed as Tunku Mahkota Johor in 2010. Currently DYAM Tunku Ismail is the Commanding Officer of Johor Military Force and also the President of Johor Football Association.
Datuk AHMAD ZAKI BIN ZAHID
Aged 44, Malaysian, was appointed as Managing Director of Knusford Berhad on 10 June 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Bristol , England.Datuk Ahmad Zaki is currently the founder and director of Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, a private equity management firm pursuing investment opportunities in the food & beverage, property and oil & gas sectors. Prior to that he held executive positions in public listed companies and served the Malaysian Government in various capacities. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the Managing Director/Executive Director of KFC Malaysia Holdings Berhad, QSR Brands Berhad, Kulim Malaysia Berhad, Damansara Realty Berhad and Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad.
TAN SRI DATO' LIM KANG HOO
Aged 60, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 7 December 2000. Tan Sri Dato' Lim is a businessman with over 38 years of experience in the construction industry and machinery related industry. He started his involvement in the construction industry soon after completing his secondary education, assisting the family construction business. His dynamism and vision coupled with experience, saw the companies that he led grow by leaps and bound. Ekovest Berhad and PLS Plantation Berhad which are listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia are results of his involvement. At present, he is the Executive Chairman of Ekovest Berhad, Non-Executive Director of PLS Plantations Berhad, Executive Vice Chairman of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (formerly known as Tebrau Teguh Berhad) and also a director of several other private limited companies.
MR. KHOO NANG SENG @ KHOO NAM SENG
Aged 75, 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.
MR. LIM CHEN HERNG
Aged 28, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He graduated with a Degree in Business Management from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2008. He has been with the family business since 2008, with management exposure in the property development, construction , finance and oil & gas industry. He also sits in the board of several private limited companies, most notably the master developer Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd. At present, he is the Group Executive Director in Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd where he oversees the business development and investment for the group. Besides he is also an Alternate Director in Ekovest Berhad.
MR. LIM JENQ KUAN
Aged 30, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) Degree from the University of Nottingham, England in 2006 and a Master Degree in Management from the Cass Business School, City University London in 2007. Upon graduation, he joined his family business specializing in providing turnkey power generation solution to both government and private sector in Malaysia. He has gained valuable experience in managing projects and exposure to a wide range of market segments and commercial knowledge during his tenure as a Project Director.
In 2009, he ventured into his own business in oil & gas industry with a joint venture partner from an established Norwegian company that deals in engineering system and offshore services. The business has then served major Malaysia oil & gas exploration and production companies in the upstream sector, and recently expanding its portfolio to other similar companies in South East Asia. At present, he is a Director of several other private limited companies.
DATUK AZNAM BIN MANSOR
Aged 57, 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, Focus Lumber Berhad and Sentoria Group Berhad. He also sits in the board of several other private limited companies.
MR. BERNARD HILARY LAWRENCE
Aged 48, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 12 April 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (Hons) from the University of Warwick, Coventory, England, a Master Degree in Law from the University of Malaya and is a Barrister of Grays Inn, London. Since graduating from the University of Warwick, England in 1990, Mr. Bernard has garnered considerable experience having served as a Head of Legal Department for a local bank, as a Legal Adviser to a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and as a Group Legal Adviser to the Articulate Group of Companies. Since 2001, he has been the Managing Partner of Messrs B H Lawrence, Advocates & Solicitors. With his varied experience, Mr Bernard has knowledge of the corporate, as well as a practicing advocate and solicitor. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (formerly known as Tebrau Teguh Berhad) and a director in several private limited companies.
DATO' DAING A.MALEK BIN DAING A.RAHAMAN
Aged 59, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying ( Property Management) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He possesses more than 31 years of experience in property development and construction related fields including property valuation, reclamation works and port management. Upon graduation from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia("UTM") in 1979, he became a Lecturer in UTM under the Survey Faculty from October 1979 to March 1983. He was also a Valuation Officer under the Ministry of Finance and attached to Jabatan Pernilaian Harta, Batu Pahat from April 1979 to September 1979. Currently he is the Executive Chairman for Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd and the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director for Damansara Realty Berhad. He also sits in the board of several private limited companies.
MR.AVINDERJIT SINGH A/L HARJIT SINGH
Aged 44, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He has completed his education in Singapore Stamford College. He has been in the marketing industry for the past 20 years since the completion of his education in Singapore Stamford College. He has experience and exposure in several industries such as property development, oil & gas and auto sports industry. He also sits in the board of several other private limited companies.
MR.LIM FOO SENG
Aged 45, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has more more than 25 years experience in the finance and corporate sectors. From 1989 to 1995, he served in an international accounting firm, Deloitte Kassim Chan, where he acquired considerable knowledge, experience and exposure in management consultancy, taxation and accounting and auditing standards.
From 1995 till 2003, he has worked with Arab-Malaysian Corporation Berhad Group ("Amcorp Group") where he played a key role in the business and strategy planning, venture capital activities, corporate investments, corporate audit, corporate restructuring, general management and monitoring of portfolio companies involved in various diversified businesses such as retail, mall management, radio broadcasting, point of sales advertisement, bonded warehouse, magazine publication, IT and manufacturing, in his capacity as Associate Director. He also served as a board member of various portfolio companies of Amcorp Group. He left Amcorp Group in 2003 where his last position with Amcorp Group was Chief Financial Officer of MCM Technologies Berhad, an IT incubator and a subsidiary of Amcorp that was previously listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities in which he played an instrumental role in its initial public offering.
From 2003 to 2013, he held various senior management positions and served as a board member of various established private limited and public listed companies in Malaysia. Currently, he is the Finance Director cum Chief Strategy Officer of Winn Worldwide Sdn Bhd ("Winn Worldwide Group"). Winn Worldwide Group is principally involved in the business segment of fashion industry and operates more than 20 retail stores nationwide under the concept store brand names of House-of-Leather, Country Hide and Kaufmann.
He was appointed as a director of Asia Bioenergy Technologies Berhad and Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (formerly known as Tebrau Teguh Berhad) on 7 March 2012 and 11 October 2013 respectively.
EN.MOHD SALLEH BIN OTHMAN
Aged63, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He graduated with Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Housing, Building and Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia. After graduation, he joined Petroliam Nasional Berhad ("Petronas") in 1978 as a Management Executive of Property Department and he served in various departments and divisions for a span of approximately 15 years.
Some of the senior positions he has held include Head of Building Section of Special Project Department, Deputy Manager of Property Department and being promoted to Senior Manager of the same department in 1990.
During his employment in Petronas, he acquired skills and invaluable experience in property development, property management, property maintenance and also project management. He left Petronas in 1993 to join Kuala Lumpur City Centre Bhd as the Deputy General Manager of Real Estate Division. He resigned from Kuala Lumpur City Centre in 1995 and thereafter, he joined Ekovest Berhad and resigned a year later. Subsequently, he also held various senior management position in various established Public Listed Companies in Malaysia until he retired at the age of 55. At present , he also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (formerly known as Tebrau Teguh Berhad).
MR.LEE WAI KUEN
Aged 49, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He holds a Law Degree from London University and MBA Degree from Heriot-Watt University. He was an Executive Director of Protech Yu (Asia) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Goldis Berhad from 2007 to 2010. He was involved in the day to day operation of the aquaculture business, in charged of farm development, farm operating and marketing.
Prior to his involvement in the aquaculture industry, he was attached with Bumi Hiway & Selia Group of Companies as Head of Legal Department. He has more than 19 years of legal and corporate experience companies involved in the field of property development, construction and road concession. He is currently the Executive Director of Aqua Genesis Sdn Bhd and New Hoi Sin Sdn Bhd which are involved in the aquaculture and supply chain for quality seafood. He is also an independent Director of Ekovest Berhad.
EN. MOHAMAD JAIFUDDIN BIN BUJANG MOHIDIN
Aged 35, Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director to DYAM Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim on 15 January 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia. Upon graduation, he started his career with KKB Engineering Berhad as an Accounting Executive. Thereafter he joined Nationlink Group of Companies in 2003 as a Quantity Surveyor Executive, where he was exposed to 3 business divisions of the Group, namely Property Management, Construction and Development. From 2004 to 2007, he moved to Exticom Sdn Bhd, an established company in telecommunication as Head of Business Development. Since 2008, he is attached with the Johor Royal Household as the Special Officer to DYAM Tunku Mahkota Johor.
MR. LEE HUN KHENG
Aged 38, Malaysian, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Knusford Berhad on 30 January 2015. He graduated with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Monash, Melbourne,Australia in 2000. Upon his return to Malaysia, he commenced his career as a Sales Engineer before joining Aramijaya Sdn Bhd in 2003, a subsidiary of PLS Plantation Berhad as a Marketing Manager. He is responsible for setting up new accounts for timber products, both domestic and the export market. As part of plantation project research and development, he has explored various timber industries to increase product line as well as introducing modern timber processing systems to the Company. He was promoted as a Director and Chief Executive Officer in Aramijaya Sdn Bhd on 24 May 2004 and 1 July 2008 respectively. Mr Lee is a member of the Board of PLS Plantation Berhad. Mr Lee does not own any securities in Knusford Bhd or its subsidiaries.
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 26 of the Audited Financial Statements.
There is no conflict of interest between the Chief Executive Officer and the Group except for those transactions with Aramijaya Sdn Bhd of which he is also a Director and Chief Executive Officer. He does not participate nor vote in regards to such transactions.
Conviction for offences
None of the Directors have been convicted for any offences (except traffic offences) within the last 10 years.
Save as disclosed below, no Director has family relationship with other Directors or major shareholders :-
- DYAM Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim is a son of DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
- Mr. Lim Chen Herng is a son of Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo.
- Mr. Lim Jenq Kuan, Mr. Lim Chen Herng and Mr. Lee Hun Kheng are cousins.
- Mr. Lim Jenq Kuan and Mr. Lee Hun Kheng are nephews of Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo.
- Mr. Lim Jenq Kuan and Mr. Lee Hun Kheng are nephews of Dato' Lim Kang Swee
- Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo and Dato' Lim Kang Swee are brothers.