BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Dato' Fu Ah Kiow @ Oh (Fu) Soon Guan

Dato’ Fu Ah Kiow, aged 67 is the Chairman of the Board and an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2014.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

He has more than thirteen (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, the Star Media Group Berhad, and Nirvana Asia Ltd, a company incorporated in Cayman Islands and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

He has no other directorship in other public companies and neither is there any family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder. There is no conflict of interest with the Company. There are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


MANAGING 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 58 is the founder of the Company and was first appointed to the Board on 18 January 1986. He is the Managing Director and an Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee as well as member of the Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

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, undying 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 Hamburg Stock Exchange, Germany. He has no other directorship in other public companies. Datin Goh Hooi Yin, his spouse, is also a member of the Board. Save for recurrent related party transactions noted in the Annual Report, there is no conflict of interest with the Company. There are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


NON INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato Ir. Low Keng Kok

Dato’ Ir. Low Keng Kok, aged 61 was appointed to the Board on 21 November 2012. He is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also a member of the Audit Committee.

Dato’ Low 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.). He has more than 37 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. He remained as a Director of Fajarbaru Builder Group Berhad after his retirement as the Managing Director, a post he had held from 2007 to 2012. Currently, he is also the Chairman of Molecor (SEA) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of FITTERS Diversified Berhad.

He has no other directorship in other public companies. There is no family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and there are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


INDEPENDENT, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Chan Seng Fatt

Mr Chan Seng Fatt, aged 53, a Chartered Accountant of The Malaysian Institute Of Accountants, was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. 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 25 years covering various aspects of experience namely external and management auditing, financial management,

corporate finance, stockbroking and senior level operation & general management.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Tradewinds Plantation Berhad, a position which he had held for 5 years from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Tradewinds Group, he had held several senior positions in various public and private companies.

Mr Chan is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of Salcon Berhad. He has no other directorship in other public companies and neither is there any family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder. There is no conflict of interest with the Company. There are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

En. Zahedi Bin Haji Mohd Zain
Bachelor of Science Hons. (Applied Science) from Brighton Polytechnic, United Kingdom

Encik Zahedi bin Haji Mohd Zain, aged 61 was first appointed to the Board on 26 January 1994. On 22 December 2001, he was appointed as the Alternate Director to the late Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Dr Hajjah Saleha binti Haji Mohd Ali and ceased on 21 March 2011 after her demise. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2011. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (Applied Science) from Brighton Polytechnic, United Kingdom.

He started his career as a production engineer with Petronas in 1981. In 1985 he left Petronas to work in his family businesses which included automotive component parts manufacturing, property development and investment holdings.

He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fajarbaru Builder Group Berhad and has no other directorship in other public companies. He has no family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder. There is no conflict of interest with the Company. There are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

Datuk Dr. Soh Chai Hock, aged 71 was first appointed to the Board on 1 April 2011. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Datuk Dr. Soh is National Chairman of the Malaysian Fire Prevention Council, a Government link NGO. He was conferred a ‘Doctorate of Laws’ (LLD) by the Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts, USA in 1998. He is professionally trained on FEMA’s highest level of Command and Control program in the United States and on “Senior Crisis Management – Anti Terrorism” with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Louisiana State University, USA.

He was also the co-founder and Adjunct Professor for the Master of Science (“ERP”) program in University Putra Malaysia and Chief Editor for the “Guide for Fire Protection in Malaysia”. In 1996, he was appointed Vice President of the Fire Chiefs Association of Asia (IFCAA) and was invited to sit in the United Nations Fire Expert Committee, Geneva, Switzerland during the Indonesian wild land fire and South East Asian haze disaster in 1997.

He was also a Post Cabinet committee member for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia. In 1999, he retired as the Director General of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Services and was appointed ‘Fire Expert’ by the Asian Productivity Organization for 20 Asia-Pacific countries. In 2010, he was conferred the Fellow of the Institute of Fire Engineers, United Kingdom. He is the Advisor to Asia Pre-Hospital & Fire Rescue Federation Association (APFA) and a Panel Judge for The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).

Since his retirement from the public sector, he has continued to be active in both the public and private sector. He had served as an Independent Director for Proton Automobile (M) Bhd and Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, Asia Insurance (M) Bhd and HOPU Investment Management Co Ltd. 

At present, he has no other directorship in other public companies. There is no family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and there are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.


EXECUTIVE, NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Datin Goh Hooi Yin
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), 1st class Honours, University Malaya.
First appointment to the Board on 15 December 2008 as an Executive Non-Independent Director

Datin Goh Hooi Yin, aged 55 is an Executive Non-Independent Director. She was first appointed to the Board on 15 December 2008. She is a member of the Executive 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 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. She is the spouse of Dato’ Wong Swee Yee, the Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company. There is no conflict of interest with the company. There are no convictions for any offences within the last 10 years.