DATO’ LOO KENG AN @ LEE KIM AN, aged 67 Managing Director. He was appointed to the Board of Minho on 16 July 1990. Dato’ Loo has more than 30 years of experience in the timber business. In 1970, he was contractor providing lighterage service to the timber companies for Mahawangsa Jetty Sdn. Bhd. in Port Klang. Over the years, he had built up extensive experience on kiln drying, sawmilling, export of sawn timber and logging. In 1977, together with Ng Kim Kee, they founded Minho Kilning to provide timber kiln drying services and he has been the key to the success of Minho.
DATUK SERI ISMAIL BIN YUSOF, aged 69 was appointed to the Board of Minho on 28 July 1994. Independent Non-Executive Director and also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He was appointed to replace Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran as Chairman and Chairman to the Audit Committee on 28 June 2004 and 27 August 2004 respectively. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. After which, he joined the foreign services and held various positions in the Foreign Offce and the Malaysian Embassies in Bangkok and Rome up to March 1973. After that, he served the Government in various capacities in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Transport and finally Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Federal Territory and Undersecretary, Federal Territory Development Division of the Prime Minister Department. Currently, Datuk Seri Ismail bin Yusof sits on the Board of South Malaysia Industrial Berhad, Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad and BCB Berhad. .
TAN SRI DR. SALLEH BIN MOHD NOR, aged 73, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minho on 4 December 1995. Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee and Audit Committee. He was the Director of the Forest Research Institute in Kepong since 1977 and was later appointed the First Director-General of Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). In 1985, he was President of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO), the frst President from a developing country in the 100 years history of this organisation. His other International commitments include being a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), member of a three main review mission of the Tropical Forestry Action Plan, member of the Scientifc and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Co-Chairperson of the International Network on Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and Chairman of the World Conservation Union (formerly IUCM) Sustainable Use Initiative for the East Asia Region.
CHRISTOPHER WAN TIONG SEAH, aged 64, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minho at 5 April 1999.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. He was a Standard Chartered Bank Scholarship Holder and has extensive working experience in the Banking & Finance industry. He has held numerous senior management positions in International banks in Malaysia, Europe and Australia. He holds an MBA degree from RMIT University, Australia. More recently, he tutored Finance at Curtin University, Australia and was involved as course leader in a series of ‘Credit Training for Offcers’ seminars and workshops for a Malaysian banking group.
YAP LEONG SENG, aged 60. Executive Director. Mr. Yap was appointed to the Board of Minho on 13 January 1993. He joined Minho Kilning in 1977 as Operations Manager. He has been involved in the timber business for more than 30 years and is familiar with the timber and forestry industries in Malaysia. He has been the Chairman of the Timber Kilning Association of Selangor since 1990, Chairman of Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council since 2008 and currently is the managing director of Victory Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Yap is the brother-in-law of Dato’ Loo Keng An @ Lee Lim An, Managing Director of the Group.
LOO SAY LENG, aged 45, was appointed to the Board of Minho on 13 January 1993. He is the member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Finance from the California State University, Fresno, United States of America. He is the marketing manager responsible for the setting up and control of the overseas marketing company, Lionvest UK, based in UK. He is the son of the Dato’ Loo Keng An.
KHIBIR BIN RAZALI, aged 51, was appointed to the Board of Minho on 28 June 2002. He is the Finance Director of the Company and member of the Remuneration Committee. He graduated from MARA University of Technology in 1990 with an Advance Diploma in Accountancy. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has held various senior management positions with companies in various industries. He was the Corporate Planning Manager with a stainless steel cutlery manufacturer, Managing Director of a Class C construction company and also a Finance Manager of a Class A construction company. He was with the Internal Audit Department of Amanah Saham Pahang Berhad, the biggest forest concessionaires in Pahang. He later joined Lionvest Corporation (Pahang) Sdn. Bhd. as Senior Accounts Executive in 1994 and was promoted as the Group Accountant for Minho (M) Berhad in September 2001.
NG HOE CHANG, aged 51, was appointed to the Board of Minho on 17 September 1999. He joined Minho Group in 1984 as Accounts Supervisor, responsible for the implementation of computer systems for the Minho Group. He is currently the Managing Director of Indah Paper Industries Sdn. Bhd. overseeing the production, administration and finance. He has a total of about 22 years experience in this line of business. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
TAN CHOON HIAN, aged 56, was appointed to the Board of Minho on 29 November 2007 as an Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He has been the Company Secretary of Minho since 22 February 2001. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1986. He graduated from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce. Presently, he is the sole-proprietor of a professional public accounting firm which he started in 1986.