Directors' Profile

DATO’ ISMAIL BIN HAMZAH 

Aged 68, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman on 28 February 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Analytical Economics from University of Malaya in 1970. Dato’ Ismail held various key positions in Government Agencies whereby he had over 30 years of experience in various aspects from economic, finance to national security. Dato’ Ismail currently sits on the Board of GUH Holdings Berhad, SCC Holdings Berhad, Marco Holdings Berhad and Goh Ban Huat Berhad. Dato’ Ismail is the Chairman of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad. He attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

DATO’ NG HOOK 

Aged 59, was appointed to the Board as a Non- Independent Executive Director and Group Managing Director on 3 June 2002. He is the founder of the Group. He has been involved in the hardware, pipes, valves, fittings and plumbing materials industry after completing his secondary education in 1973. With more than 30 years of hands-on experience in the business and acute business vision, he has developed the Group’s businesses and responsible for the continuing growth and success of the Group. Dato’ Ng Hook is a member of Remuneration Committee. He is the spouse of Datin Yap Seng Kuan. He attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

NG CHOOI GUAN

Aged 51, was appointed to the Board as a Non- Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. He is also the Managing Director of Engtex Sdn Berhad. He commenced his sales career in the hardware industry upon completion of his secondary education in 1980. He joined Engtex Sdn Berhad upon its inception in 1984 as a Sales Representative and progressed with the company to become the Managing Director. His responsibilities include sales and marketing, business development, procurement of new products for distribution, securing new exclusive distributorships/ agencies and developing house-brand products. He attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

DATIN YAP SENG KUAN

Aged 57, was appointed to the Board as a Non- Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. After completing her secondary education, Datin Yap has held various administrative positions and managed her own business prior to joining Engtex Sdn Berhad. She is currently in-charge of the Group’s Treasury & Credit Control function. Her portfolio includes the monitoring of day-to-day credit control and cashflow, monitoring debtors’ collections and treasury function of the Group. She is the spouse of Dato’ Ng Hook. She attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

NG YIK SOON 

Aged 47, was appointed to the Board as a Non- Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. He holds a Professional Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education. He has been with Engtex Sdn Berhad since completing his secondary education in 1985. He held various positions in the company prior to assuming his present role of being responsible for the sales and marketing function of a manufacturing subsidiary. He attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

CHIN MEE FOON 

Aged 61, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 3 June 2002. She is currently the Chief Finance Officer and Company Secretary of Fiamma Holdings Berhad (“Fiamma”). She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She joined Fiamma as an Accountant in July 1989 and was promoted to Finance and Administration Manager in January 1992. She is responsible for the overall financial management, accounting, secretarial and corporate function of Fiamma. Prior to joining Fiamma, she was with Ernst & Young, from 1984 to 1989 where she was involved in both tax compliance and advisory work. She was an Assistant Tax Manager in Ernst & Young when she left the firm in June 1989. Ms Chin is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad. She attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year.

 

DR TEH CHEE GHEE 

Aged 48, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 20 January 2009. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and the Coordinator-Finance in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Credit Management, a Master of Business Administration degree and an Honours Degree in accounting, all from University Malaya. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and has served as a Council Member of MICPA from the years 2002 to 2006. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (“FCCA”), United Kingdom and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.

Dr Teh commenced his career in 1990 in Arthur Andersen-HRM (Management Services) Sdn Bhd as an associate consultant. He then served in the audit and business advisory division of Arthur Andersen & Co. between the years 1990 to 1994. He joined CWS Hygiene Sdn Bhd (“CWS”) as the Finance & Administration Manager in 1994 and when the Zuellig Group acquired CWS in 1995, he was appointed the Regional Financial Controller of Gold Coin Feedmills (M) Sdn Bhd. He joined Engtex Sdn Berhad as the Group Financial Controller in 1996 and was the Personal Assistant (“PA”) to the Group Managing Director and Company Secretary of Engtex Group Berhad between September 2002 and May 2006. He served TH Group Berhad from June 2006 to October 2010 as the PA to the Group Managing Director. He was also the Acting Chief Operating Officer of Nilai Medical Centre (formerly known as NCI Hospital owned by Asiaprise Biotech Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TH Group Berhad) from February 2010 to October 2010. He was the General Manager - Strategic Planning and Operations of TSH Resources Berhad from October 2010 to October 2012. He joined Monash University Malaysia in October 2012. He is also the Deputy Director of Research of the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia from January 2013 to January 2014. Since January 2014, Dr Teh has been appointed as the Head of Research of the Socio-Economic Research Centre operating under SERC Sdn Bhd, an independent think tank initiated by the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (“ACCCIM”) under a paid outside work arrangement with Monash University Malaysia. He currently sits on the Board of Fiamma Holdings Berhad and Cybertowers Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Dr Teh is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad. He attended all the six Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

All the Directors are Malaysian.


- The Group has entered into recurrent related party transactions with parties in which the directors of the Company,      namely Dato’ Ng Hook, Ng Chooi Guan and Ng Yik Soon have direct and/or indirect interests as disclosed in Note 11(i) of Statement on Corporate Governance section.


- Datin Yap Seng Kuan is interested in the recurrent related party transactions by virtue of being the spouse of
Dato’ Ng Hook.


- Save for the above mentioned disclosure, none of the other directors have any conflict of interest with the
Group.


- None of the Directors has been convicted of any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic
offences, if any.


- Dato’ Ng Hook, Ng Chooi Guan and Ng Yik Soon are siblings. Dato’ Ng Hook is a major shareholder of Engtex
Group Berhad.