Directors' Profile

66 Years, Malaysian, Male

Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Rahman Bin Mamat, was appointed to our Board of Directors ("Board") on 3 January 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from University of Malaya in 1975 and later obtained an Advanced Management Programme qualification from Harvard Business School, Boston, United States of America ("US") in 2004.

Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Rahman Bin Mamat began his career as an Assistant Director with Ministry of International Trade and Industry ("MITI") in 1975 and served in various capacities in MITI for 35 years before retiring in December 2010, including Deputy Trade Commissioner, Malaysian Trade Office, US; Director of Trade, Malaysian Trade Centre, Taiwan; Economic Counsellor/ Trade Commissioner/ Deputy Permanent of the Malaysian Trade Office, Thailand as well as a Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission; Special Assistant to the Minister of International Trade and Industry; Director of Export Promotion Bureau of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation ("MATRADE"); Director of Industries; Senior Director of Policy and Industry, Services Division; Deputy Secretary-General Industry; and Secretary-General of MITI. During his tenure in MITI, he also served as MITI’s representative on the board of various companies and corporations, including Malaysian Industrial Development Authority ("MIDA"), MATRADE, Johor Corporation, Regional Economic Development Authority ("RECODA"), Sarawak and Small and Medium Corporation, Malaysia.

He currently serves on the board of several private limited companies involved in Malaysia including Hiap Teck Venture Berhad, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, DagangNeXchange Berhad, Parkson Holdings Berhad and Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad as well as several private limited companies in Malaysia which are involved in finance, manufacturing, retail and services sectors covering global logistics, healthcare and oil, gas and energy.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

42 Years, Malaysian, Male

Mr. Hon Tian Kok @ William is our Founder, Major Shareholder, Promoter and Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to our Board on 21 June 2011 and is primarily responsible for overseeing our Group’s performance and strategic direction.

Mr. William Hon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Bioalpha in the areas of Biotechnology and Healthcare industries, as well as Finance, Audit, Strategic Planning, Marketing and International Business Relations.

Through his stints at various organizations including private entities and public listed company, he developed keen interest in the biotechnology sphere and spent considerable time and efforts to hone his skills. With vast knowledge and experience under his belt, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 2005 when he established Bioalpha International Sdn Bhd (“BISB”).

Over the past thirteen years, under his leadership and guidance, Bioalpha Group has transformed from a humble beginningto a leading homegrown integrated health supplements corporation listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, with end-to-end operations from herbal farming to Research & Development, manufacturing, distribution and retail pharmacy. The Group currently operates the largest herbal park in Malaysia that is accredited with Malaysian Good Agriculture Practices (“MyGAP”) certification, while the manufacturing facilities are certifiedGood Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (“HACCP”).

Mr Hon was instrumental in developing Bioalpha’s export markets in Indonesia and China, and the two overseas markets now collectively contribute a significant portion to the Group revenue. On growing the Group’s downstream activities, he steered the team to venture into retail pharmacy segment and currently Bioalpha operates a chain of retail pharmacy under the brand Constant.

He also spearheaded the efforts to develop botanical drugs and this led to Bioalpha being successfully selected by theMalaysia Performance Management and Delivery Unit (“PEMANDU”) as one of the few anchor companies to work on the botanical drugs projects.

Mr. Hon received his qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) in 1998 and has been a member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants since 2002. He has a Master in Business Administration from Ireland.

He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

41 Years, Malaysian, Male
Member of Risk Management Committee

Mr. Ho Tze Hiung is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 21 June 2011. As the Operations Director, he is responsible for overseeing the Group’s production operations.

Mr. Ho has extensive working experience and knowledge in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Wholesale Operations as well as Training, having served at various organizations since he began his career in 1999. His initial professional exposure was mainly in the food-related industry, where he rose through the ranks from Marketing Executive to Operations Manager. Subsequently, he joined a multinational insurance company in 2003 as a Trainer.

Following that, he began his journey in the health supplement industry when he served as Marketing Manager at Biocell Research & Development Sdn Bhd in 2004. He joined Bioalpha International Sdn Bhd (“BISB”) in 2005 as the Marketing Director and was responsible for the Group’s marketing activities. He was promoted to Operations Director in 2012.

Mr. Ho received his Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Business and Management, from Oxford Brooks University in 1999.

He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

55 Years, Malaysian, Male
Member of Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Norhalim Bin Yunus was appointed to our Board on 30 June 2011. He graduated from UKM in 1986 and is the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (“MTDC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Malaysian Government.

He has been the CEO of MTDC since June 2008 and has extensive experience in the commercialization of public sector universities’ research results, early stage technology ventures, innovation policy development and fund management. He is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of R&D results from public universities/ research institutes in Malaysia and has played many roles related to the overall development of the Malaysian technology commercialization ecosystem; as a venture capital fund manager, government fund manager, incubator manager and as industry expert in various public sector technology commercialization and innovation-related committees.

He joined MTDC in 1993 and has had the opportunity to be deeply involved in the Malaysian innovation ecosystem development; working with local universities to commercialize their research results, introducing various funding schemes to assist entrepreneurs, creation of the first university-based incubator and various other innovative initiatives that have been introduced in Malaysia.

He is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Globetronics Technology Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

65 Years, Malaysian, Male
Member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Dato’ Rosely Bin Samsuri was appointed to our Board on 20 September 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Indiana State University, Indiana, US in 1983 and obtained a Master of Business Administration (International Business) from University of New Haven, Connecticut, US in 1985.

Dato’ Rosely began his career as a Credit and Accounts Officer with Negara Properties Sdn Bhd in 1985 before joining Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (“Bank Rakyat”) as an Executive in Corporate Planning in the same year. He was promoted as Head of Corporate Planning cum Executive Assistant to Managing Director in 1994, Head of Research and Development and Head of Credit Control in 2000. He was also appointed as Finance Manager of Rakyat Corporation in 1986 and Chief Executive Officer of Angkasa Raya Development Sdn Bhd in 1997, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Bank Rakyat. In 2003, he was appointed as General Manager of Corporate Services and Secretary until his retirement in 2009. He was also a member of various Board committees and Board subsidiaries of Bank Rakyat during his tenure with the bank.

Currently, Dato’ Rosely is serving on the board of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (“PNS”), Permodalan Felcra Sdn Bhd and acts as the Chairman of Management Investment Committee of Permodalan Felcra Sdn Bhd.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

74 Years, Malaysian, Male
Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Risk Management Committee and SIS Option Committee
Member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Bin Syed Salim was appointed to our Board on 8 July 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from University of Punjab in 1967, followed by a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of London, United Kingdom in 1969 and 1977 respectively. He was also conferred five (5) honorary degrees, namely Doctor of Science from University of Hull in 1999, Honoraris Causa from Soka University in 2000, Doctor of Agriculture Technology from Thaksin University in 2005, Doctor of Science from Open Universiti Malaysia in 2007 and Doctor of Engineering from Universiti Malaysia Perlis in 2008.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin began his career as an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture in University of Malaya in 1969. He later joined Universiti Putra Malaysia ("UPM") as a lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science in 1975 before retiring as Vice Chancellor of UPM in 2001. During his academic career, he was bestowed with the National Science Laureate in 1993 and National Academic Laureate in 2008. He is also a founder and senior fellow (which carries the title of academician) of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin has also been conferred Emeritus Professorship by Universiti Terengganu Malaysia and UPM. He is still active in the academic sector as Chairman of the Board of Directors of UPM, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak and Asia eUniversity. He is also the Chancellor of Taylor’s University and is a member of the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). In addition, he is also a director of Meteor Technology Sdn Bhd, a company wholly-owned by Open University Malaysia.

In the corporate sector, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin is the Founding Chairman of the Halal Industry Development Corporation, a corporation wholly-owned by Ministry of Finance (Incorporated).

He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

67 Years, Malaysian, Male
Chairman of Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee

Dr. Nik Ismail was appointed to our Board on 30 June 2011.

Dr. Nik Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) from University of Malaya in 1975. Subsequently, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1976, a Master of Science in Food Science & Microbiology from University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1978, a PhD in Food Science from University of London, United Kingdom in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ("UKM") in 1987.

He began his career as a lecturer on various subjects such as food quality and safety systems, food microbiology, food analysis, new product development, food legislation and operations management, management of biotechnology and entrepreneurship in science and technology for undergraduate and graduate levels in UKM in 1978. His industry experience includes holding senior positions in private companies involved in food-related businesses. He has also conducted workshops for many food companies and government agencies on food quality, safety systems, food legislations and intellectual property management in the food industry since 1983. He was appointed as Managing Director of UKM Holdings Sdn Bhd in 2006 till 2014.

He is a member of many national committees including the National HACCP Committee, National HACCP Audit Committee, Technical Advisory Committee on Malaysian Food Regulations, 1985, Technical Committee of the National Food Safety Council, Malaysia, Member of National Food Safety and Nutrition Council, Malaysia, National Codex Alimentarius Committee, Malaysia Standards on Coffee, Beverages, Flour, Starches and Food Safety and a Member of the Industrial Standard of Food and Food Products. In addition, he was the President of the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology for 18 years until 2014 and was also past President of Federation of Institute Food Science and Technology, Association of South East Asian Nations (FIFSTA).

He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.

52 Years, Malaysian, Male
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Risk Management Committee

En. Mohd Nasir Bin Abdullah was appointed to our Board on 12 February 2015. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. En. Mohd Nasir obtained his Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 1989 and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the same university in 1996. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1996 and the Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants since 2012.

En. Mohd Nasir began his career with Sahir & Co, an accounting firm, as an Audit Associate in 1989 where he gained his first audit experience. He later joined Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera as Finance Officer in 1992 and Arastu Sdn Bhd as Finance Manager in 1997. In 1998, he left to join Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd as a Finance Manager and later assumed the role of Internal Audit Manager in 2000. In 2005, he joined NACC Corporate Services Sdn Bhd as a Director where he was responsible for the accounting, secretarial and management services. He subsequently joined two (2) accounting firms, Wan Ali Jaafar & Associates as a Senior Associate in 2008 and AT Konsortium as an Audit Manager in 2012, to further gain his audit experience. With his accounting and audit background, En. Mohd Nasir established MN Associates, an accounting firm which provides accounting, secretarial and management services, in 2013.

He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.