Board of Director
Y.A.M Tengku Puteri Seri Kemala Pahang Tengku Aishah Binti Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Independent and Non-Executive Chairman
Y.A.M Tengku Puteri Seri Kemala Pahang Tengku Aishah Binti Sultan Hai Ahmad Shah, aged 60, was appointed to the Board on 3 January 2017.
Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from Dorset Institute, UK in 1980 and has been a Director of TAS Industries Sdn Bhd since 15 August 1990. TAS Industries Sdn Bhd is an investment holding and property development company in Kuala Lumpur.
Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairperson of Inari Amertron Berhad (Fomerly known as Inari Berhad) and Chairman of Insas Berhad.
Dato' Sri Ng Ah Chai
Group Managing Director
Dato' Sri Ng Ah Chai, aged 55, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Dato’ Sri Ng has over 30 years of experience in timber and furniture industries. His involvement in the timber trade started in 1985 with a sawmilling business. In 1991, he expanded his business into tropical wood furniture manufacturing for the local market. He ceased his sawmilling business in 1993 and co-founded Seng Yip Furniture Sdn Bhd. Under Dato' Sri Ng's leadership, coupled with his extensive background and experience in timber and furniture business, Seng Yip Furniture Sdn Bhd has expanded from a kiln drying and timber processing business into manufacturer of furniture components and semi-furnished parts in 1995. In 1998, he further ventured into finished wood furniture business.
Currently, Dato' Sri Ng is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SYF Resources Berhad, a position he has held since 28 September 2005.
Ng Wei Ping
Mr. Ng Wei Ping, aged 28, was appointed to the Board on 13 October, 2017.
Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics & Finance from University of Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Ng has over 6 years’ experience with SYF Resources Berhad Group (“SYF”) in key areas of corporate development, investments and property development. With financial qualifications of a Bachelor of Commerce and subsequently completing the examinations of the Certified Financial Analyst Institute, he has contributed to the growth of SYF and was instrumental in spearheading SYF’s successful diversification into property development.
His involvement with MIECO commenced in January 2017 when he took on the role of General Manager overseeing business operations and investments.
He is currently also a Director of SYF Resources Berhad and Group and several local private limited companies involved in property development.
Cheam Tow Yong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Cheam Tow Yong, aged 62, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Mr. Cheam is a chartered accountant with New Zealand Society of Accountants and is a Registered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Mr. Cheam received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Otago, New Zealand in 1978 and Diploma of International Management Study from Sweden Institute of Management in 1995.
Mr. Cheam served as financial professional, as accountant, accounting manager and financial controller to a number of local and multinational companies from 1979 to 1993. He served as Managing Director of Thomson Electronic Parts Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Thomson CSF of France from 1993 to 1999. He served for Tomisho Berhad (now known as SYF Resources Bhd) first as Chief Operating Officer, then as Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2003. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Corporate Director of PJI Holdings Berhad (now known as YFG Berhad). From 2007 to 2011, he served as Finance Director of a local company which involved in oil and gas EPC contracting business.
Mr. Cheam had also previously served as independent director of Oil Corp Berhad and Kinsteel Berhad.
Mr. Cheam is now a director of a local private company.
Dato' Abdul Rashid Bin Mat Amin
Independent Non-Executive Director
An alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Dato' Abdul Rashid Bin Mat Amin, aged 67, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Dato’ Abdul Rashid pursued his training in forestry (1971-1976) at the Institut Pertanian Bogor in Indonesia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Forestry. He then furthered his studies at the University of Oxford (1982-1983) United Kingdom for his M.Sc in land use planning. Later on, he completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA major in marketing) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2008).
During his career, he served the Forestry Department for almost 30 years having worked in Terengganu, Kedah, Perak, Pahang and Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. He was seconded as Director General of the Malaysia Timber Industry Board from 1998 to 2002 and subsequently assumed the position of Director General of Forestry in 2002 to 2005 before retiring from service.
In his many years of service, he has gained expertise in forest management, forest product marketing, land use planning, natural resources management, environmental studies and business studies.
Mr Kajendra A/L Pathmanathan
Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director