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Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen
Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen, a Malaysian, is the Non Executive Chairman of the Company. He has been a Director of Ekowood since 21 June 1994. He also serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of TSH Resources Berhad and the Managing Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. These companies are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He also sits on the board of a number of private companies.

Kelvin with his breath of industry experience, spanning over 28 years, guided Ekowood International Berhad through its transformative journey to become a well recognised brand in its market space to date. Ekowood International Berhad garnered numerous awards and international advocates, The BrandLaureate Best Brands Award Corporate Branding for Consumer Hardwood Flooring 2013 - 2014 & 2007 - 2008, MITI Brand Excellence Award 2005 and SuperBrands in the same year, Best Engineered Solid Hardwood Flooring UK & Ireland 2000 - 2002. In 2012, he was awarded the Diamond of Excellence Award by Malaysia Tatler, as well as proud winner of The Sabah’s Forestry’s Compliance Award for 6 consecutive years, since 2008. Under his stewardship, Ekowood International Berhad went public listed in 2004 and TSH in 1994.

Kelvin also extended his services as Honorary Director of Sabah Chinese High School. Today, he has gained much recognition for his work and the contributions that he has made to environmental conservation and forestry. In recognition for which he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Agroforestry) by the University of Malaysia Sabah in September 2006. The youngest recipient of the Honorary Doctorate.

Kelvin was first conferred Pingat Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) that carries the title Datuk by the Governor of Sabah, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Sakaran bin Hj Dandai on the 16th September 1998.

On 19th April 2009, he was also conferred Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) award that carries the title Dato’ by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.

     

 

 

Dato’ Haji Abdul Latif bin Abdullah
Deputy Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company as Independent Non- Executive Director on 30 January 2004 and subsequently on 26 July 2004 was appointed Deputy Chairman of Ekowood. He also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Audit Committee. He holds a Masters of Science (Marine Law & Policy) from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, UK (1981), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Malaya (1975) and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.

He started his career in 1975 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attachment Officer of West Asian Desk. He then joined Malaysian International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) as a Management Trainee and subsequently promoted to Assistant Manager, Liner Division. From 1982 to 1992, he was with Perbadanan National Shipping Line Berhad (“PNSL“) and was instrumental in the formation and heading a number of subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the PNSL Group. He was the General Manager, Business and Corporate Division before opting to join Mitsui OSK Lines (M) Sdn Bhd in 1990 as founder Director and remains as Chairman after his retirement in 2005.

He was previously Non-Executive and Public Interest Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Executive Chairman of Realmild (M) Sdn Bhd, Chairman of Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd and Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd. He was Chairman of Penang Port Sdn Bhd from 2004 to 2009, Chairman of the International Shipowners’ Association of Malaysia (ISOA) from 1998 to 2008, Chairman of Amanah Raya Asian Finance Islamic Marine Fund from 2008 to 2010 and was Vice-Chairman of the Malaysian Shipowners’ Association (MASA).

Presently, Dato’ Haji Abdul Latif is the Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of Efficient E-Solutions Berhad and a Non-Executive Chairman, Non-Independent Director of Ancom Logistics Berhad and he also sits on the Board of various other private limited companies namely TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd, Menlo Worldwide Forwarding Malaysia Sdn Bhd and MOL Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd.

He has no conviction for any offence within the past ten (10) years and has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.

 

     

 

Dato' Tan Aik Sim
Group Managing Director


A Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Ekowood on 21 June 1994. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company before assuming the position of Group Managing Director on 25 February 2009. He is also the Group Managing Director of TSH Resources Berhad effective 1 January 2009 and sits on the board of its various subsidiaries.

He obtained Bachelor Degrees in both Economics and Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1988.

As Assistant General Manager of CocoaHouse Industries Sdn Bhd from 1989 to 1990, he had gained experience and expertise in general management, manufacturing and marketing. He was also heavily involved in the setting up of TSH Industries Sdn Bhd’s manufacturing facilities in 1993 and its subsequent operations. He played a leading role in the listing of TSH Resources Berhad in 1994 and Ekowood in 2004.

He was appointed to Ekowood to spearhead the establishment of the integrated timber complex from a green field site. As Group Managing Director of Ekowood, he has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Ekowood to a brand to be reckoned within the engineered solid hardwood flooring industry. He is also instrumental in developing Ekowood’s international marketing network and developing it into an award-winning internationally-recognised brand.

His initial involvement in TSH Resources Berhad includes overseeing the forest management unit in Sabah before progressing into the biomass energy sector. In the recent years, he has been actively involved in palm oil plantation segment and its related downstream activities particularly in Indonesia.
 

 

Selina Yeop Junior
Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ekowood on 11 March 2016. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of TSH Resources Berhad.

Ms Selina Yeop is the Chief Executive Officer of Salina & Associates PR Sdn Bhd, a boutique Public Relations agency based in Selangor, Malaysia. She holds an MBA from the Southern Pacific University, Delaware, United States of America and obtained a Diploma in Public Relations from Stamford College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

She started her career at Chase Perdana Bhd in Kuala Lumpur as Head of Corporate Communications, following her stint at advertising giant Peter Beaumont & Friends, Kuala Lumpur. She has received the Pingat Ahli Mahkota Perak from Sultan Azlan Shah in 2008 for her numerous contributions to the field of Public Relations in the State.

Currently, Ms Selina Yeop is the Honourary Advisor to the Malaysian Preventation of Tuberculosis, and has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of the Women’s Institute of Management, where she has co-authored two books entitled “The IPO Debut” and “Small & Medium Success Stories” in aid of poverished single mothers. She is also a Board member of local NGO For Wisdom and Revolutionary Development that contributes to rural development efforts.

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Yap Boon Teck
Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 15 December 2015. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

He holds a professional accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He started his career with a small to medium size accounting and audit firms. While in public practice, Mr Yap has gained experience in audit of both private and public companies mainly in finance and banking, property developments and manufacturing sectors.

He joined the MBf Group of Companies in November 1983 as an accountant and subsequently held various positions in the companies within the Group which involved, amongst others, financial services, insurance, property and manufacturing. Prior to leaving MBf Group in August 2003, he was the President-Corporate of MBf Holdings Berhad and MBf Capital Berhad.

In August 2003, he was appointed as Executive Director of Metroplex Berhad before he left in March 2006 to join Malaysian Land Properties Sdn. Bhd. where he served as the Group General Manager, overseeing management of the completed projects such as building management, shopping centre and hotels. He was also involved in the negotiation to purchase a major property and responsible for the various departments within the company, namely personnel, legal, finance and accounting and general administration.

In March 2011, he joined KIP Group of Companies as Chief Executive Officer, a position he is still holding presently.

He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of TSH Resources Berhad.

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Lim Fook Hin
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director to Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen on 2 July 1997 and subsequently on 1 June 2002 was appointed as an Executive Director of Ekowood. On 1 February 2016, he was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After qualifying as a member of the ICAEW, he joined Coopers & Lybrand as an audit senior in 1976 and was transferred to Coopers’ management consultancy services in 1977. He joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation in 1978 and was seconded to Sarawak Oil Palm Sdn. Bhd. as the Company Secretary.

He joined BAL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. in 1981 as the financial controller until 1993. His main responsibilities include financial management, merger and acquisition and commodity marketing. He was the Chief Executive of United Palm Oil Industries PLC, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand before joining TSH Resources Berhad (“TSH”) in 1997.

He is currently a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of TSH and an Executive Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. He also sits on the board of some subsidiaries within the TSH Group and holds directorships in other private limited companies.

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