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The management is led by the Executive Chairman, Ng Thin Poh. The Board meets regularly to discuss reviews and reports on the business and plans of the Company.

NG THIN POH

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Ng Thin Poh, a Malaysian aged 64, has been re-designated as our Executive Chairman effective 1 March 2014.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, majoring in chemistry, from University of Malaya in 1981. Upon graduation, he started his career in chemical distribution as a Sales Executive in Texchem Malaysia Sdn Bhd. In 1982 and 1983, he was a Sales Executive in Jebsen & Jessen (M) Sdn Bhd and Rhone-Poulenc Sdn Bhd respectively, of which both companies are distributors of chemicals. In 1989, he left Rhone-Poulenc Sdn Bhd and founded SCSB.

NG AI RENE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ng Ai Rene, a Malaysian aged 37, was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 10 November 2017 and was redesignated as an Executive Director on 20 February 2019.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia as a solicitor in 2009. Thereafter she obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice in Malaysia in 2010.

She commenced her legal career in Malaysia as a pupil in Skrine in February of 2011 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia on 9 March 2012. She left Skrine in 2015 and continued legal practice in Abdullah Chan & Co, Ai Rene & Co, Putri Norlisa Chair and Kesavan, focusing on corporate and commercial law and has advised and acted in various mergers and acquisitions and business restructuring across a wide range of industries. She left the legal profession on 19 February 2019 to take up the appointment as an Executive Director of Samchem Holdings Berhad.

Ng Ai Rene is the daughter of Ng Thin Poh, the Executive Chairman of Samchem Holdings Berhad.

CHOOI CHOK KHOOI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chooi Chok Khooi, a Malaysian aged 65, was appointed to the Board on 27 February 2009. In 1976, he started his career at Eastern Hotel, Ipoh, Perak. He obtained a LCCI certificate in Accounting in 1977. Between 1978 and 1982, he was employed as an Assistant Manager in Chemikas Sdn Bhd, where he was responsible for handling the company's administrative, purchase, sales and collection activities. In 1982, he started his own sole proprietorship, namely Unichem Enterprise, which is involved in the dealings of chemicals. In 1990, Mr Chooi founded Eweny Chemicals and has been the Managing Director of the company since inception. With more than 30 years’ experience in the chemical business, Mr Chooi is presently responsible for handling administrative activities in Samchem Ipoh.

CHEONG CHEE YUN

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cheong Chee Yun, a Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Samchem Holdings Berhad on 17 August 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a member of the Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA Australia) and also a member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

In the year 1985, he graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from University Malaya. In the same year, he started his career as an executive officer with RHB Bank Berhad (formerly known as D&C Bank). He was involved in all branch operational aspects, corporate banking, trade financing and international banking matters and last held a managerial position. Thereafter, he joined a PC assembly and monitor manufacturer, KT Technology Sdn Bhd as Financial Controller in the year 1998. He then joined a software development and system integration company known as Object Solutions Sdn Bhd as director in the year 1999. In the year 2001, he joined Saferay (M) Sdn Bhd, a manufacturer and exporter of architectural mouldings as an operation director. In the year 2003, he was also appointed as a non-executive director in CS Opto Semiconductors Sdn Bhd but had resigned in the year 2012. In the year 2006, he was appointed as operational director in Eastmont Sdn Bhd, a building construction services company. He has since resigned in November 2018.

In year the 2012, he joined Enco Holdings Sdn Bhd, a biomass thermal energy solutions provider as Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs and is now an Executive Director of the company. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Kencana Bio Energy Pte Ltd, Singapore (now known as Enco Power Pte. Ltd., Singapore) a biomass power generation holding company. Moreover, he currently holds the post of Independent Non-Executive Director for Innity Corporation Berhad and ManagePay Systems Berhad.

DATO' THENG BOOK

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato' Theng Book, Malaysian aged 62, was appointed to the Board as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 February 2009.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1991, and holds a Certificate of Legal Practice. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Campbell University, United States of America awarded in 1984, Diploma in Science from Tunku Abdul Rahman College awarded in 1984 and a Diploma of Business Studies from Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom awarded in 1986. He began his career in the chemical business as a sales executive to the Chief Executive Officer of a foreign company involved in chemical manufacturing/trading, from 1984 to 1994. Since 1995, he has been practicing as an advocate and solicitor under the partnership known as Messrs Ling & Theng Book, Advocates & Solicitors. He is presently an independent non-executive Director of Ajiya Berhad.

LOK KHAI CHUN

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lok Kai Chun, a Malaysian aged 69, was appointed to the Board as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 December 2015. He graduated with a business administration degree in London.

Mr Lok has over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance sector. He has served in various capacities withfinancial institutions such as Supreme Finance, Maybank finance and MBF finance where he served as a Branch Manager until his resignation in 1994.

Mr Lok join Recos Ind Sdn Bhd soon after, to become its General Manager, in charge of the operations and manufacturing of industrial foam. He stayed with Recos for many years and resigned in 2015, having been its Executive Director for 15 years.

Currently Mr Lok is the Chief Operating Officer of Pharmacy Murni marketing Sdn Bhd, a pharmaceutical retail outlet in Johore. Mr Lok has acquired his experience in the finance and manufacturing industry, having worked for many years in both.

DATO' RAZALI BASRI

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato' Razali Basri, a Malaysian aged 65, retired with the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (“DCP”) on March 12, 2018 after having served various branches of the Royal Malaysia Police Force (“RMP”) for 36 years and a further 4 years on secondment to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Putra Jaya as one of 5 pioneering members of the Prevention of Crime (“PoCA”) Board, a statutory body established under the same Act. Prior to that appointment, Dato’ Razali former position at RMP was the head of Legal and Prosecution Division, Bukit Aman which he helmed for five and a half years. During that period, he has represented RMP at local and international seminars and conferences.

Hailed from Taiping, Perak, Dato’ Razali received his early education at King Edward VII School, Taiping. He later obtained a Diploma in Strategic Study at the University of Malaya and subsequently read law at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

On his appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director with Samchem Holdings Berhad, he brings along knowledge and experiences from his days with RMP and Home Ministry on crime and legal matters, law enforcement, security issues and governmental functioning at ministry level. Concurrently, he is also the Chairman of Residents’ Association in Melaka and also a Vice President of Malaysia Judo Federation.

HOR WAI KONG

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hor Wai Kong, a Malaysian aged 63, was appointed to our Board as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021.

He is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also a member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He was in the public accountants practice for more than 10 years. He was involved in the audits of major trading & manufacturing companies, financial institutions, stockbroking and properties development companies. He has also been involved in tax planning and receivership assignments whilst with the public accountants firm.

After his tenure with the public accountants firm, he was with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (“Petronas”) for about 25 years. Whilst in Petronas, he was involved in corporate finance as well as merger & acquisition projects.

He was seconded by Petronas as the Chief Financial Controller of two joint venture chemical companies (BASF AG from Germany, and The Dow Chemical Company from USA) for about 10 years.

After the secondment, he returned to Petronas as the General Manager, Corporate Finance Downstream Business Division. Apart from being responsible for the downstream business corporate finance projects, he was also responsible for the implementation of GST for the downstream companies.

He retired from Petronas in 2016 and is currently the Group Financial Controller of People N Rich group of companies involving in advertising and promotion business.