Dato' Chan Choun Sien was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 August 2018. On 22 October 2018, he was re-designated as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce. He is a member of CPA Australia. He was previously a Managing Director of a leading investment bank with over 24 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking and private banking covering Southeast Asia.
Currently, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director for Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad.
Ang Sui Aik, Benny was appointed as the Group Managing Director on 1 January 2021.
He graduated from the University of Western Australia with Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.), majoring in soil science and plant nutrition.
He has been in agriculture industry since his graduation in 1982. He commenced his career with Behn Meyer (M) Sdn Bhd where he has extensive experience in business development, agronomy advisory services to plantations, fertilisers and agrochemicals for 17 years. Thereafter, he joined Taiko Fertilizer Marketing Sdn Bhd ("Taiko") for more than 13 years to expand Taiko fertiliser business to East Malaysia and Indonesia. The last position he held in Taiko was Managing Director. In 2013, he joined Hextar Fertilizers Group of Companies ("Hextar Fertilizers") as Managing Director, he managed to enlarge the production capacity of compaction compound fertilisers for more than 10 times and expanded the customer base in Malaysia as well as overseas market The last position he held as of December 2020 in Hextar Fertilizers was Group Managing Director.
Sham Weng Kong was appointed to the Board as the Executive Director of the Company on 30 December 2022.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from University Tun Abdul Razak.
He has more than 20 years of working experience in the fertiliser industry. He started his career as a Sales Executive in a local fertiliser company. In year 2003, he was promoted to Sales Manager and subsequently promoted to General Manager in year 2005, where he was responsible for the entire operations of the fertiliser business. In year 2008, he started Hextar Fertilizers Sdn Bhd on behalf of the Hextar group to manufacture, market and sell fertilisers in the Malaysian market. In year 2010, he was promoted to Marketing Director to further expand the fertilizer business to the export market. In year 2018, he was promoted to Managing Director of Hextar Fertilizers Limited group where he was responsible for managing the fertiliser segment of the group covering Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak as well as the export markets including Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand.
In year 2019, he was appointed as Director of Hextar Solutions Sdn Bhd to oversee its entire operations in Malaysia.
Dato Sri Chee Hong Leong was appointed to the Board on 10 May 2021.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration in 1989, both from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He began his career in 1990 coordinating the development in corporate and annual strategic plans for Leisure Holidays Group of Companies. In 1992, Dato Sri Chee ventured into various businesses which involved designing and building individual bungalows for landowners of various housing projects in the Kiang Valley as well as building and operating a 100,000 square feet Information Technology Incubation Centre in University Putra Malaysia. Subsequently, he joined Tanco Resort Berhad from 1998 to 2002 where he held various positions from General Manager to Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer.
Currently, he also sits on the Board of SYF Resources Berhad, Microlink Solutions Berhad, Inari Amertron Berhad and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad.
Oon Seow Ling was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2023. She is the member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).
She began her career at BDO PLT, where she gained valuable experience in auditing and financial management. In 2001, she joined RNC Corporation Berhad as the Group Finance Manager and oversaw the company’s financial operations. Thereafter, she joined K-One Technology Berhad (“K1”) in February 2005 and was subsequently promoted to Group Finance Director. In December 2011, she left K1 to join Peter Ooi & Co.
Currently, she is the Business Consulting Director of Peter Ooi & Co. and also an Independent Non-Executive Director for YNH Property Berhad.
Ms Ong Tzu Chuen was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 27 July 2020.
She graduated from Macquarie University, Australia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Accounting. Upon completing her undergraduate education, she obtained her professional CPA Australia in 2004.
She spent two years servicing audit and tax services in Sydney, Australia. She then started her career in Malaysia where she held various finance and management positions. She has accumulated corporate management experiences of more than 10 years including identifying, evaluating and developing investment opportunities to invest, as well as directing the set-up and expansion of various companies across many industries in Southeast Asia.
Currently, she is also a Non-Independent Executive Director for KIP REIT Management Sdn. Bhd., the manager for KIP REIT Estate Investment Trust, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.