BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato' Fu Ah Kiow @ Oh (Fu) Soon Guan
Appointed on 20 June 2014 

Dato’ Fu Ah Kiow @ Oh (Fu) Soon Guan, aged 69 holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physics from  University of Malaya and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

He has more than 13 years of distinguished service in the Malaysian Government.  He was elected a Member of Parliament in 1995 and was Deputy Minister in several ministries prior to his retirement in 2008.  Before joining the Government, Dato’ Fu had worked as an engineer and in various managerial roles, with multinational companies, and later founded and successfully managed companies engaged in construction and M&E engineering services.

Currently, he is also on the Board as Chairman of Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Berhad and the Star Media Group Berhad. 

He has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  He has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on him by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.


MANAGING DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Dato’ Richard Wong Swee Yee
Associate Member of Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia.
Appointed to the Board since incorporation of the Company on 18 January 1986.

Dato’ Wong Swee Yee, aged 60 is the founder of the Company and is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He is an Associate Member of Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia.

Having been actively involved in the fire safety and prevention industry since 1979, and as the founder of the Company, he has been instrumental in the growth of FITTERS Group over the years. His visionary entrepreneurial skills, passion and foresight had led the Company to move into both, upstream and downstream activities in the fire fighting industry.  He has also contributed greatly to the fire safety industry by introducing state-of-the-art technology to Malaysia and through the set-up of a comprehensive network of distributorship rights for specialised fire fighting equipment and systems for FITTERS.  Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in taking the Group to greater heights, by diversifying into new areas of property development, renewable, waste-to-energy & green palm oil mill and recently into innovative PVC-O pipes manufacturing and distribution.

Currently, he is also a Board Member of AHT Syngas Technology N.V., a company incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany.  He has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. Datin Goh Hooi Yin, his spouse, is also a member of the Board. Save for recurrent related party transactions noted in the Annual Report, he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  He has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on him by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.


EXECUTIVE NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Datin Goh Hooi Yim
Appointed on 15 December 2008 

Datin Goh Hooi Yin, aged 57 is a member of the Executive Committee and Risk Management Committee.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), First Class Honours degree from University of Malaya.

She started her career as an analyst with an insurance IT company.  She subsequently joined an IT organization and effectively served in various positions spanning across sales & marketing, project management, consulting, customer service and profit centre managerial responsibilities.  She joined the Group’s subsidiary (Master Pyroserve Sdn Bhd) for a period of 3 years, assisting in the ISO accreditation and overseeing the maintenance operations.

She has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.  She is the spouse of Dato’ Wong Swee Yee, the Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company.  Save for recurrent related party transactions noted in the Annual Report, she does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  She has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on her by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.


INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Datuk Dr. Soh Chai Hock
PJN, DSSA, DSM, JSM, KMN, AMN, PBM, LLD(USA), F.I.(FIRE) E.(UK), MMIM
Appointed on 1 April 2011

Datuk Dr. Soh Chai Hock, aged 73 is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers United Kingdom.  He retired as Director-General of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue after transforming the Corps into a multi-skill organization with land, water and air emergency response capabilities.

Datuk Dr. Soh Chai Hock is an advisor and consultant to various international public and private organizations, with more than 50 years’ experience in Emergency Management.  He is the Fire Defence Expert for the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Japan which is an inter-governmental organization that aids the socio-economic development of 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region.  He was a member of the United Nations Fire Expert Committee, Geneva, Switzerland, and an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Science program in University Putra, Malaysia.  He is the Chief Editor for the “Guide for Fire Protection in Malaysia”.  He was appointed as National Chairman of the Fire Prevention Council of Malaysia, where the Patron is the Minister of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government.

Datuk Dr. Soh Chai Hock was a Director of Proton Automobil (M) Sdn Bhd, Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, Asia Insurance (M) Bhd.  In 2017 he was appointed as member of the Commission of Enquiry for the fire disaster in Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johore Bahru.

At present, he has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  He has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on him by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.


INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato' Ir. Low Keng Kok
Appointed on 21 November 2012 

Dato’ Ir. Low Keng Kok, aged 63 is a member of the Audit Committee.

He graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist (UK).  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia and Institute of Highways and Transportation (UK).  He is a corporate member of the Institute of Water and Environmental Management (UK) and the Institute of Civil Engineers, UK (M.I.C.E.).  

Dato’ Low has more than 39 years of experience in the management of buildings, infrastructure and privatisation projects.  He was the Managing Director of Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad from 1998 to 2007.  

Currently, he is the Chairman of Fajarbaru Builder Group Berhad and a Director of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).  

He has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  He has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on him by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.


INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Chan Seng Fatt
Appointed on 20 June 2014 

Mr Chan Seng Fatt, aged 54 is a Chartered Accountant of The Malaysian Institute Of Accountants.  He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Long-Term Incentive Plan Committee.  He is also a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Chan has an extensive career exposure spanning more than 30 years covering various aspects of experience namely external and management auditing, financial management, corporate finance, stockbroking and senior level operation & general management.


INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Chong Kwea Seng
Appointed on 15 February 2017 

Mr Chong Kwea Seng, aged 63 is a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from University Teknologi Malaysia and later graduated from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours for both qualifications.

He held various positions since he commenced employment in 1978.  In 2002, he was promoted to Sales Director before his appointment as Managing Director of Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd (previously known as Tractors Malaysia) in July 2006.  In July 2006, he was also made the Managing Director of China Engineers Ltd (CEL), Sime Darby’s Caterpillar Dealer in Hong Kong and China.

His global experience gave him an outstanding opportunity to interact with world class principals from USA, Japan and Europe as he was able to chair many of these successful joint venture companies with Sime Darby Industrial.

The two stints as CEO in China also gave him a unique opportunity to witness business growth of unprecedented proportions and dealt with the associated challenges.  During the span of his career he has won numerous recognitions and awards including Caterpillar’s inaugural Global Excellence Award in 2015.

Currently, he is also a Director of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad.

He has no other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.  He has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years. There were no sanctions and/or penalties imposed on him by any regulatory body during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.