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Director's Profile Year:

 Sofiyan Bin Yahya
   Independent Non-Executive Chairman

 Rizvi Bin Abdul Halim
   Executive Director

 Ng Shwu Ching
   Executive Director

 Lai Kian Huat
   Executive Director

 Datuk Tan Choon Hwa
   Independent Non-Executive Director

 Leow Chan Khiang
   Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Sofiyan Bin Yahya
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
 
Sofiyan Bin Yahya, a Malaysian, aged 61, male, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 22 November 2017. He serves as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Sofiyan holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the City University, London. He is also a Professional Technologist (Ts.) under the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBOT) and Fellow of the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM).

Sofiyan has more than thirty-five (35) years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in Malaysia and internationally. He began his career in 1979 as a graduate engineer in the Production Department of PETRONAS, obtaining his first exposure to the oil and gas industry. He later joined other companies as engineer and progressed into management positions, largely involved in engineering, construction and project management projects. He has gained exposure and accumulated extensive experience in various aspects of technical, operational, administration, projects, contractual, business development (including international business) and senior management.

Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of SEAMOG Group Sdn Bhd and Executive Chairman of Cekap Technical Services Sdn Bhd.

Sofiyan attended four (4) out of five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year. Other than Ni Hsin Resources Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.

Rizvi Bin Abdul Halim
Executive Director
 
Rizvi Bin Abdul Halim, a Malaysian, aged 49, male, was first appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 10 October 2014 and was subsequently re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 March 2017. On 22 November 2017, he was re-designated as Executive Director.

Rizvi holds a Master of Business Administration from Ohio University USA and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University USA. He also holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Whilst in UiTM, he underwent the Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) programme and was commissioned as a second lieutenant army officer.

Rizvi has vast experience in corporate banking, corporate finance, capital market and syndication, and capital market regulations. He held the position of Account Manager in the Corporate Banking Department of Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank Berhad) from 1995 to 1996. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Assistant Manager in the Capital Markets & Syndications Department of Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad). He joined Securities Commission Malaysia in 2000 and held the position of Senior Manager in the Equities-Corporate Finance Department until 2012.

Currently, Rizvi is the shareholder and Director of Cascade Crest Sdn Bhd, a company involved in construction and engineering works. He is primarily responsible on the project initiation and management functions of the company.

Rizvi attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year. Other than the directorship as disclosed above, he does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.

Ng Shwu Ching
Executive Director
 
Ng Shwu Ching, a Malaysian, aged 51, female, was appointed as our Executive Director on 19 March 2005. She graduated from Cheng Chi University in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Finance. She also holds a Diploma in Taxation from Help Institute and Master in Finance from RMIT University obtained in 2002.

Ms Ng joined Ni Hsin Corporation Sdn Bhd as a Costing Assistant in 1992 after completing her training in KPMG Taiwan as an Accounts Services Executive. She was promoted to Finance Manager in 1996 to oversee the Finance and Accounting department. She was also responsible for the Management Information System function of our Group and helped to set up an Enterprise Resources Planning system. She was re-designated as Finance & Administration Manager in 2003 where she also oversees the human resource functions of our Group.

Ms Ng is currently responsible for the overall day-to-day operations which include business development and marketing operations, finance, accounting, secretarial, administrative, production and human resource functions of our Group.

Ms Ng attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year. Other than Ni Hsin Resources Berhad, she does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. She does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. She has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.

Lai Kian Huat
Executive Director
 
Mr Lai Kian Huat ("Mr Lai"), a Malaysian, aged 54, male, was appointed as our Executive Director on 1 December 2020. He is a member of the Association of International Accountant, United Kingdom.

Mr Lai has over 25 years of experience in accounting, audit, taxation and management matters as well as corporate exercise, treasury and cash management, investigation audit and due diligence assignments.

Mr Lai had previously held various senior positions in several public and private companies, notably as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Caely Holdings Bhd, Independent Non-Executive Director of Ta Win Holdings Berhad, Independent Non-Executive Director of Ideal Jacobs (Malaysia) Corporation Berhad, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of SMTrack Berhad, Senior Finance Manager of Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Perwaja Holdings Berhad) and Senior Finance Manager of Megasteel Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Lion Corporation Berhad).

Mr Lai is currently an Executive Director in Ni Hsin Foods & Beverage Sdn. Bhd. and Blackbixon Sdn. Bhd., both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Ni Hsin Resources Berhad.

Other than Ni Hsin Resources Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2019.

Datuk Tan Choon Hwa
Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Datuk Tan Choon Hwa, a Malaysian, aged 61, male, was appointed as our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 January 2015 and was subsequently re-designated as Independent Non- Executive Director on 22 November 2017. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Datuk Tan is a businessman with twenty (20) years of experience in various industries such as timber, mining, hotel resort, housing, land development and finance investment holding. He is the Executive Chairman of TCH Group. He also holds directorships in Wazlian Group. He also holds other chairmanships in several associations, President Malaysia – China Chamber of Commerce (Kelantan Branch) and Centre Committee, Vice President Malaysia Volleyball Association, Advisor Malaysia Chinese Business Association and Deputy Treasurer of Kelantan Amateur Football Association (KAFA).

Currently, Datuk Tan sits on the Board of SMTrack Berhad as an Executive Director and APFT Berhad as an Independent Non- Executive Director, all of which are companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”).

Datuk Tan attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year. Other than the directorships as disclosed above, he does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018 except the following:

On 25 April 2016, Datuk Tan (including 5 other directors of China Stationery Limited (“CSL”)) had been publicly reprimanded and was imposed a fine of RM7,400.00 by Bursa Securities during his tenure as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and an Audit Committee Member in CSL (which he has resigned on 20 January 2015) for breach of Paragraph 16.13(b) of the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Securities for permitting CSL’s failure to announce/ issue its financial statements on the due date thereby breaching the following provisions in the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Securities:

1) Paragraph 9.16(1)(a) – for failure to take into account the adjustments in respect of recognition of deferred tax assets and provision of doubtful debts resulting in a deviation between CSL’s unaudited and audited results for the 9-months period ended 30 September 2014;

2) Paragraph 9.23(1) – for CSL’s failure to issue its Annual Report for the financial year ended 31 December 2013 on or before the due date of 30 June 2014 thereby resulting in a delay of 31 market days; and

3) Paragraph 9.23(2) – for CSL’s failure to announce its annual audited financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2013 on or before the extended due date of 30 June 2014 thereby resulting in a delay of 6 market days.

Leow Chan Khiang
Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Leow Chan Khiang, a Malaysian, aged 52, male, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 October 2015. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Leow is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1990 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 1999.

Mr Leow began his career in 1991 as an executive in Hong Leong Bank Berhad and was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1994. In 1996, he left Hong Leong Bank Berhad and joined Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad as an Assistant Manager where he was responsible for various corporate fund raising exercises as well as general advisory work until 2001. Subsequently, he joined a logistic company until 2002. In 2002, he joined CAB Cakaran Corporation Berhad (“CAB”) as a Director of Corporate Finance, and subsequently, was appointed as an Executive Director in 2003 where he was responsible for corporate planning, accounting and tax as well as joint-venture matters. He resigned from his position as an Executive Director of CAB in 2007 and was appointed to the Board of SLP Resources Berhad as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in the same year.

Currently, Mr Leow sits on the Board of SLP Resources Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director, Salutica Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director, Tek Seng Holdings Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director, and Sanbumi Holdings Berhad as an Indepedent Non-Executive Director, all of which are companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Mr Leow attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year. Other than the directorships as disclosed above, he does not hold any other directorship in any other public company or listed issuer in Malaysia. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company, and has not been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.