Mr Lim Siang Kai is our Non-Executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 3 October 2016.
Mr Lim is currently an independent director of ISDN Holdings Limited, Natural Cool Holdings Limited and Joyas International Holdings Limited, all of which are public companies listed on the SGX-ST, and Blue Sky Power Holdings Limited (formerly known as China Print Power Group Limited), which is listed on both the SGX-ST and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mr Lim has over 30 years of experience in securities, private and investment banking and fund management, having worked in and held various leadership roles in various banks and financial services companies since 1981, including NZI Merchant Bank (Singapore) Limited, Dexia Banque Internationale A Luxembourg, United Overseas Bank Limited and Societe Generale. From 1988 to 1994, Mr Lim was also the president of Kingvic Securities Investment Consulting Enterprise, a firm registered with the Securities and Futures Commission of Taiwan as an authorised securities investment consultant to provide research, analysis or advice on matters related to securities investment.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore obtained in 1980 and 1981 respectively. He also has a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, which he obtained in 1983.
Mr Ong Yoke En is our
Executive Director and CEO and was appointed to our Board on 9 March 2016.
Mr Ong has more than 20 years of diverse and strong working experience in the aerosol industry holding leadership positions in various aerosol companies in Malaysia. Mr Ong’s intimate knowledge of the industry, extensive business experience and network have been instrumental in the growth of our Group. Mr Ong began his career in 1993 as branch brand executive at Westech Sdn Bhd where he was in charge of the Johor branch which was involved in the sales and distribution of aerosol paints and adhesive products, amongst others. He subsequently joined Ready Chemical Sdn Bhd in 1994 where he was the adhesives manager and was in charge of the sales and marketing of adhesive products. In 1997, Mr Ong joined OISB where he was initially involved in private label manufacturing before subsequently spearheading the initial foray by OISB into the aerosol paint industry in 2005.
During his tenure with our Group, Mr Ong has built and led the senior executive team and set the strategic direction of our Group. Mr Ong is actively involved in the research and development of our Group’s aerosol products. Mr Ong led our Group to achieve a major innovation when we commenced production of our dual head 2K system improving on the user friendliness of an existing technology. Mr Ong also played a key role in our Group’s invention of the single head 2Ksystem which was awarded a gold medal at the ITEX 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society. The single head 2K system was also awarded the Malaysian Innovative Product Award 2016 at ITEX 2016.
Mr Ong graduated from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993.
Ms Lim Lay Yong is our Executive Director and COO and was appointed to our Board on 3 October 2016.
Ms Lim has a diverse and strong working experience having served in various capacities for more than 20 years in marketing and product manufacturing. Ms Lim began her career in 1994 as production executive at Tenco Industries Sdn Bhd which was in the business of, amongst others, manufacturing spray paint. At Tenco Industries Sdn Bhd, Ms Lim gained experience in production and logistics. Subsequently, she joined Bio-Life Sdn Bhd as management executive where she was involved in the marketing of health and skin care products. In 2001, Ms Lim joined OMSB as a marketing manager and was in charge of planning marketing activities including organising roadshows for the company’s aerosol products. Ms Lim gained extensive customer relations and marketing experience. Ms Lim later joined CPMSB and served as marketing cum logistics manager, where she supervised several teams such as design, marketing and logistics.
As the COO of our Group, Ms Lim oversees the daily operations of our Group. Her responsibilities include monitoring the work of executives in the marketing, purchasing, production, logistics and technical departments, designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures, setting comprehensive goals and establishing policies that promote our Company’s culture and vision, and managing relationships with vendors.
Ms Lim graduated from the Simon Fraser University (Canada) with a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) in 1994 and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Herbal Medicine) from The University of New England (Australia) in 2007.
Dato’ Loh Shin Siong is a Non-Executive Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 16 December 2016.
Dato’ Loh has business interests in various industries such as food and beverage and property development. In relation to this, Dato’ Loh is the owner of Loh Sister Restaurant and a director of LSS F&B Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd., where he is in charge of the restaurants’ overall business development and operations and formulates strategies to improve processes in those restaurants and continually raise the standards of quality and service. Dato’ Loh is also a director of Pembinaan Silih Kasih Sdn. Bhd., a private company engaged in the business of real estate development, where he is responsible for the management and operations and gained experience in property investment and development.
Outside of his business commitments, Dato’ Loh currently holds office as vice chairman of Ku-Miau Temple, Sungai Tiram, Johor and honorary director of SJK (C) Ban Foo. Dato’ Loh is a recipient of the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia award awarded by the Sultan Negeri Pahang Darul Makmur Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah.
Given his business acumen and experience in leadership roles, our Group believes that Dato’ Loh would be able to constructively challenge and provide guidance to our Executive Directors in the development of our Group’s business strategies and proposals, as well as in reviewing the performance of our management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitoring the reporting of performance.
Dato’ Loh was educated at Sekolah Menengah Ulu Tiram, Negeri Johor.
Dato’ Chang Chor Choong is a Non-Executive Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 16 December 2016.
Dato’ Chang is currently a director at various private companies engaged in businesses across a range of industries including telecommunications, beverages and real estate development. Dato’ Chang has been a director at Wisdom Power Sdn. Bhd. since September 2009, where he was in charge of the overall management and directions of the company. Together with Dato’ Loh, Dato’ Chang is a director of LSS F&B Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Pembinaan Silih Kasih Sdn. Bhd., where he cooperates with Dato’ Loh in the overall management and operations of the companies. In addition, Dato’ Chang holds directorships in two other food and beverage companies, namely Rejo Beverage Pte Ltd and SBL Worldwide Trading Pte Ltd, where he is responsible for the formulation and implementation of their respective business strategies and directions.
Outside of his business commitments, Dato’ Chang has been an advisor of Ku-Miau Temple since 2012. In 2015, Dato’ Chang became an honorary director of SJK (C) Ban Foo and a committee member of Persatuan Kebajikan Kasih Sayang (Ai Xin) Kulaijaya, Johor. In addition, Dato’ Chang is a recipient of the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia award awarded by the Sultan Negeri Pahang Darul Makmur Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah.
Given his business acumen and experience in leadership roles, our Group believes that Dato’ Chang would be able to constructively challenge and provide guidance to our Executive Directors in the development of our Group’s business strategies and proposals, as well as in reviewing the performance of our management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitoring the reporting of performance.
Dato’ Chang was educated at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Yuk Kwan, Negeri Perak.
Mr Hau Hock Khun is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2016.
Mr Hau is currently the managing partner of Messrs H K Hau (previously known as Hau Hock Khun & Co.), a sole proprietorship founded by him in January 2015. Mr Hau has more than 17 years of experience in the legal industry and his practice focuses on, amongst others, banking and finance law, Islamic banking law, general corporate and commercial law, company law, conveyancing and land law, probate and administration law and intellectual property law in Malaysia. In addition, Mr Hau is currently an executive director in charge of overall management and operations in a number of private companies, including HTG Energy Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the business of green energy recycling and power generation, HPI International Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the business of property development and Goldsen Worldtrade Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the business of import and export trading. Mr Hau is also currently an independent and non-executive director at Kumpulan H&L High Tech Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia and engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of precision engineering tools for the electrical and electronic industry; manufacture and sale of palm oil, investment holding of properties and property development.
Mr Hau was previously the managing partner of Messrs Ku Abdul Rahman, Ratnam and Hau and Messrs Ooi Sam Heng & Associates prior to setting up his current sole proprietorship. He was also a principal consultant at HPI Consultant, a sole proprietorship specialising in the provision of advice on international property development projects, and the chief executive officer and executive director of IBISC Incorporate (M) Sdn. Bhd., a private company which was in the business of commercial trading.
Mr Hau is a member of the Bar Council of Malaysia, a member of the Malaysia Mediation Centre and an associate member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) in 2009. He is also the vice chairman of Concept B Incorporated (South Korea) Inc., the developer and manager of the World Buddhist City Property Development project.
Mr Hau graduated from Bond University, Australia with a Bachelor of Law in 1997. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (Total Quality Management) from Newport University, USA.
Mr Sia Yeak Hong is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2016.
Mr Sia is currently an audit principal at BDO Chartered Accountants, Johor Bahru in Malaysia, where he leads the audit team in the conduct of the assigned audit by planning, directing and coordinating audit activities. Prior to that, he was a partner at YH & Associates, a firm founded by Mr Sia specialising in the business of auditing and consulting, taxation, corporate secretarial and corporate advisory work from 2015 to 2016 and the director of audit and GST at BDO Chartered Accountants, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 2014 to 2015. Mr Sia began his career as an assistant manager in Ernst & Young, Johor Bahru from 1999 to 2006 and KPMG Singapore from 2006 to 2007. He joined BCB Berhad, a company involved in property development, construction and hotel operations and listed on Bursa Malaysia, as an assistant general manager from 2007 to 2009, before moving to Thosco Treatech Sdn. Bhd., a private company specialising in surface treatments and electroplating, as group financial controller from 2009 to 2010 and thereafter, finance director from 2011 to 2014.
During his tenure with Ernst & Young, Johor Bahru and KPMG Singapore, Mr Sia was involved in statutory financial audit, financial due diligence, member’s voluntary liquidation as well as cross-border financial reporting for various countries. His sector expertise includes manufacturing, plantation, hospitality, trading and property development and construction. In his senior management role in the private sector, he oversaw the financial, operation and internal control operating units of the group.
Mr Sia is currently a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Malaysia.
Mr Sia graduated from Middlesex University (United Kingdom) with a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting & Finance).