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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dato’ Ikhwan Salim bin Dato’ Haji Sujak, Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Sri Tai Hean Leng @ Tek Hean Leng, Managing Director/Chief Executive Offier
Mr. Ong Teng Chun, Executive Director
Mr. Lau Yoke Leong, Executive Director
Mr. Roy Thean Chong Yew, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ng Wah Lok,  Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Muhammad Hanizam bin Hj. Borhan, Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Ikhwan Salim bin Dato’ Haji Sujak

Malaysian – Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Ikhwan Salim bin Dato’ Haji Sujak, a Malaysian, male, aged 60, was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman since 22 May 2003 and a Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd (“Masteel”) since 23 July 1998. He was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 April 2012. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics/Accounting in 1977 from Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland. He joined Nestle (M) Sdn Bhd as a Finance Executive in 1979. In 1980, he joined Jaya Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of General Corporation Berhad as the Group Finance Planning Manager and upon restructuring his family’s varied business operations in 1981, he was made the Director for the holding company, Jaya Holdings Sdn Bhd. In 1999, he was appointed as Executive Chairman/Director of Konsortium Jaringan Selangor Sdn Bhd and was also appointed as an Independent Director as well as Chairman of the audit committee of Glomac Berhad. Subsequently, he was appointed as Independent Director of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad in 2001 to 2008. He was also appointed as a Director in Land and General Berhad on 1 December 2007. On 1 June 2014, he was appointed as a Director of 2A2 Capital Services Berhad and he was also a committee member of Automobile Association of Malaysia and the British Graduates Association of Malaysia. He is the Division Head of Petaling Jaya Utara Division of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Dato’ Ikhwan Salim bin Dato’ Haji Sujak also sits on the Board of several private companies in Malaysia.

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Dato Sri Tai Hean Leng @ Tek Hean Leng

Malaysian – Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Sri Tai Hean Leng, a Malaysian, male, aged 53, was appointed as an Executive Director of Masteel on 25 April 1994. He is also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Masteel. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Southern California in 1987 and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Hull, United Kingdom in 1993. He began his practical training in 1987 as a Plant Manager in the manufacturing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) pressure vessels for the oil and gas industries. He has been involved in the formulation and implementation of Masteel’s corporate strategies including corporate planning, business expansion and operations. In 2016, he has been publicly reprimanded with a fine of RM43,500 for breaching paragraph 16.13(b) of the MMLR. Subsequently, the submissions of the financial statements are in compliance to the MMLR. He has more than 26 years of business experience in the iron and steel industry. Dato’ Sri Tai also sits on the Board of Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn Bhd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masteel. He also sits on the Board of Bio Molecular Industries Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Masteel and several private companies in Malaysia. Dato’ Sri Tai is the Vice President of the Malaysia Steel Association (MSA). Dato’ Sri Tai is also a Director of Rosegate Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd.

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Mr. Ong Teng Chun

Malaysian – Executive Director

Ong Teng Chun, a Malaysian, male, aged 49, was appointed as an Executive Director of Masteel on 30 September 2015. He joined Masteel as an Assistant Finance Manager in September 1998 and was subsequently promoted to the position of a Senior Vice President in July 2010. His principal duties include managing the Financial, Treasury and Risk Management of Masteel. Recently, he was also en-tasked to spearhead the marketing division of steel bars. He obtained his Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Banking and Finance, in 1991, from Curtin University, Western Australia. Prior to joining Masteel, Mr Ong worked in Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Bhd (“MIMB”), where he was actively engaged in various syndicated fundraising exercises and structuring of project loan facilities. He is currently the Director of Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masteel. He also sits on the Board of several private companies in Malaysia.

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Mr. Lau Yoke Leong

Malaysian – Executive Director

Lau Yoke Leong, a Malaysian, male, aged 48, was appointed as an Executive Director of Masteel on 16 April 2007. He joined Masteel as an Accountant in July 2000, promoted as Chief Accountant in June 2004 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. In 2016, he has been publicly reprimanded with a fine of RM43,500 for breaching paragraph 16.13(b) of the MMLR. Subsequently, the submissions of the financial statements are in compliance to the MMLR. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He has more than 16 years of experience in various fields of accounting, audit, taxation and management matters as well as in-house training instructor on updating of accounting standards and audit software program, corporate restructuring, corporate exercise and due diligence assignments. He started his accounting profession in 1994 as an auditor with Messrs Ong & Wong. He completed the professional qualification from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in late 1995. Upon graduation in 1995, he joined another public accounting firm, Messrs T.H.Liew & Gan before moving on to Messrs Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as an auditor from 1996 to 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he was with Bell Management Services Sdn Bhd before joining Masteel. Mr Lau also sits on the Board of Bio Molecular Industries Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Masteel and several private companies in Malaysia.

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Mr. Roy Thean Chong Yew

Malaysian – Independent Non-Executive Director

Roy Thean Chong Yew, a Malaysian, male, aged 45, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Masteel on 2 July 2015. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”), MIA and a Chartered Member of Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia (“CMIIA”). He started embarking on his career path in 1994 with PKF Malaysia. After accumulating extensive working experience in his field, he left PKF Malaysia as an Audit Manager in 2003 to join a professional services firm, Russell Bedford Malaysia Business Advisory Sdn. Bhd. (“RBMBA”) for another six (6) years, rising to the position of an Executive Director. In 2009, he left RBMBA to start his own business venture. With over 21 years of working experience in local and international professional services firms, Mr. Roy Thean has been involved in rendering a wide and diverse range of professional services to public listed companies and multinational and large national enterprises. His work encompasses a wide range of professional services with his core practice being in corporate finance and advisory work for transaction support services including business valuations, financial due diligence, preparation of business plans and financial modeling, internal control and business risk review, corporate governance, risk management, merger/acquisition related services, internal and external auditing.

Presently, Mr. Roy Thean acts as a Director and an Audit Committee Chairman of JAG Berhad.

 

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Mr. Ng Wah Lok

Malaysian – Independent Non-Executive Director

Ng Wah Lok, a Malaysian, male, aged 56, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Masteel on 29 July 2004. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1984 and a Master degree in Engineering Science in 1989 from the University of Malaya. Upon graduation, he worked as a Project Engineer for a research project in the University of Malaya developing a hand pump to eradicate waterborne diseases in rural areas. In 1989, he joined Malaysian Industrial Products Sdn Bhd as a Project Engineer. In 1993, he was appointed as the General Manager of Masteel and was responsible for the upgrading of the rolling mill in Petaling Jaya and managed the expansion of the Bukit Raja plant in Klang. In 1999, he resigned as Senior General Manager and alternate Director of Masteel. He is currently a Director of a private limited company and 3 unlisted public companies in Malaysia, namely Eagles Dialysis Centre Berhad, New Covenant Community Centre Bhd and Full Gospel Tabernacle Bhd.

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Encik Muhammad Hanizam bin Hj. Borhan

Malaysian – Independent Non-Executive Director

Muhammad Hanizam bin Hj. Borhan, a Malaysian, male, aged 44, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 November 2007. He is a member of the MIA. He obtained his Bachelor in Accountancy (Hons) Degree from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (“UiTM”) Shah Alam in 1997. He started his career in an accounting firm Messrs Ali Jaafar & Co, in Kuala Lumpur as an audit assistant between 1996 to 1999 before he moved on to become audit supervisor with Messrs. MNZ Associates, a Public Accountants firm between 1999 to 2000. He re-joined Messrs Ali Jaafar & Co in October 2000 as Audit Assistant Manager and was subsequently promoted to become the Audit Manager from 2002 to 2004. He joined Messrs. Ismail Adam & Co as Tax Manager from May 2004 to September 2005. Thereafter, he started his own professional firm Messrs. My Accounting Services where he is currently offering accounting and business advisory services to a variety of clients. He has more than 18 years of experience in small and medium-sized firms involving in trading, manufacturing, marketing, plantation, construction, property development, quasi government agencies and services industries. In February 2015, he was appointed as a member of Accounting Syllabus Committee for Malaysian Higher School Certificate under The Malaysian Examination Council and was responsible to review the accounting syllabus periodically.

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