Directors' Profile

Malaysian | Male | Aged 58

Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Bin Nik Hassan Thani was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He is also of the Chairman of Nomination Committee, a member of Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik holds a Ph.D. in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom and a Masters in Law from Queen Mary College, University of London, United Kingdom. He read law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice (with Distinction) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1986. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Harvard Law School in 1996 to 1997, and was formerly the Acting Dean/ Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) since 2006. Previously, he was working in a firm of accountants and at a bank at Kuala Lumpur.

Currently, he is the Chairman and Senior Partner of Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law). Prior to joining Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co., He was with Messrs Baker & McKenzie (International Lawyers), Singapore.

He sits on the Board of Directors of T7 Global Berhad (formerly known as Tanjung Offshore Berhad) and Ranhill Holdings Berhad, the companies listed in Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also a director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad.

He has no relation with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, no conflict of interest with the Company and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Male | Aged 57

Datuk Seri Chiau Beng Teik was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He is responsible for the overall strategy and business direction of our Group where he reviews all major investments and major capital expenditure as well as financing proposals of the Group and recommends it to the Board. He is not actively involved in the daily operational matters of our Group. He finished his primary education at SJK(C) Pei Min, Padang Setar in Alor Setar, Kedah in December 1974. As our founder, he has forty-three (43) years of working and managing experiences in Chin Hin.

Datuk Seri Chiau started working at his father’s hardware shop at the young age of 13 in January 1975. After many years of experience gained from working with his father, he took over the business and ventured into the business of trading building materials and cement transportation under the name of Chop Chin Hin in March 1994. In February 1995, he started a cement distributor trading company named Syarikat Perniagaan dan Pengangkutan Chin Hin Sdn Bhd which is now known as PP Chin Hin Sdn Bhd. Over the years, he has played an instrumental role in the growth of our Group, expanding our business from a single office in Alor Setar, Kedah to a group of companies with an expansive network of branch offices and factories throughout Peninsular Malaysia. He currently serves as Director for a number of subsidiaries within our Group and also has directorships in various other businesses.

Datuk Seri Chiau is the father of Chiau Haw Choon, the Group Managing Director and a major shareholder of the Company and spouse of Datin Seri Wong Mee Leng, a major shareholder of the Company. He sits on the Board of Directors of Boon Koon Group Berhad and Green Ocean Corporation Berhad. He has no conflict of interest with the Company other than those disclosed in the Company’s circular to shareholders dated 30 April 2018 and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Male | Aged 34

Mr. Chiau Haw Choon was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He reports to our Deputy Group Executive Chairman as well as the Board. As our Group Managing Director, his responsibilities are ensuring Board decisions and directions are implemented, providing strong leadership, communicating the vision, management, philosophy and business strategies to our employees, keeping our Board fully informed of all important aspects of our Group’s operations and ensuring sufficient information is disseminated to our Board, as well as ensuring the day-to-day business of our Group are effectively managed. He is in charge of the dayto- day operational matters and decisions of the Group. Working closely with all the Business Unit Heads, he oversees our Group’s overall execution and implementation of the strategies and corporate policies of our businesses and operations, and is also responsible for the execution and implementation of short term and long term business plans, strategic planning and continuing growth of our Group. He is also responsible for our Group’s corporate social responsibility activities. He graduated from Deakin University, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing in April 2009.

Upon graduation in 2009, he joined our Group as Group Managing Director to assist Datuk Seri Chiau Beng Teik in transforming our Group from a family owned business to a professionally-run corporation.

His vision is to grow our Group into a major player in the building materials industry and under his leadership together with the help of a team of professionals recruited by him, he diversified our Group’s building materials distribution business by moving upstream into manufacturing of building materials products. He was instrumental in our successful transformation from merely distribution of building materials into an integrated building materials provider. He contributed to the rapid growth of our Group’s annual revenue, which in 2011 exceeded a billion Ringgit Malaysia, making us one of the major building materials traders in Malaysia. Whilst expanding the business, he also played an instrumental role in the establishment of proper procedures, systems and controls for all the business units to ensure proper corporate governance as the business grows.

Mr Chiau is presently the Chairman of Remuneration Committee of the Company.

He is the son of Datuk Seri Chiau Beng Teik, the Deputy Group Executive Chairman and a major shareholder of the Company, and Datin Seri Wong Mee Ling, a major shareholder of the Company. He sits on the Board of Directors of Boon Koon Group Berhad. He has no conflict of interest with the Company other than those disclosed in the Company’s circular to shareholders dated 30 April 2018 and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Male | Aged 52

Mr. Lee Hai Peng was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He is a member of Risk Management Committee. He is responsible for our Group’s overall financial and accounting functions, which include treasury, corporate finance, credit risk, cash flow management and financial planning functions. He obtained his professional qualification from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) in August 1994. He is a registered Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and has over twenty four (24) years of working experiences in the field of audit, marketing, corporate finance and accounting.

In June 1991, he began his career at BDO Binder as an Audit Assistant where he was involved in various audit assignments for public listed companies in Malaysia. He left in November 1992 to join Messrs Gee & Co. as its Branch Manager, responsible for its audit, secretarial and tax matters. In December 1994, he joined Trontex (M) Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director, where he was responsible for the overall finance and accounting functions, marketing and business operations of the company. Subsequently, he joined our Group in September 2008 as our Group Accountant. He was promoted and become our Group Financial Controller in April 2009.

Mr Lee does not hold directorships in any public companies, he has no relation with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, no conflict of interest with the Company and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Male | Aged 59

Datuk Cheng Lai Hock was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He is the Chairman of Risk Management Committee and a member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company.

Datuk Cheng obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom in September 1982. He also obtained his Master’s in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Universiti Utara Malaysia in September 2003. He is a fellow member of the Malaysia Association of Company Secretaries since July 1992, Associate Member of the Association of International Accountants since December 1999 and Associate Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia since April 2002. He is also the President of Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall and Deputy President of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia. He has over 33 years of experience as company secretary and more than 17 years of experience as a tax consultant.

Datuk Cheng began his career as an Administrative Executive in P. Hand Chemical Sdn Bhd in November 1982. Thereafter, he started his own secretarial firm in October 1984. In November 2000, he was granted a tax agent license by the Ministry of Finance, and he commenced the provision of tax advisory services since then. He is a committee member of the Kedah State Government’s Chinese Affairs Committee since September 2008.

Datuk Cheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SC Estate Builder Berhad. He has no relation with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, no conflict of interest with the Company and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Male | Aged 67

Mr. Yeoh Chin Hoe was appointed to our Board on 23 January 2015. He is the Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Diploma in Business Management from Aberdeen College of Commerce (Scotland) in June 1973. Thereafter, he began his accountancy and audit training with Spicer & Pegler Chartered Accountants in London, United Kingdom from July 1974 to December 1978. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since December 1984, a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants since September 1989, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since June 1999 and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators since September 1999. He later obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (General Management) from University Putra Malaysia in July 1997. He is also a Chartered Audit Committee Director of the Malaysian Institute of Internal Auditors since August 2010.

Mr Yeoh joined Harrisons Trading (Peninsular) Sdn Bhd in 1980 and was appointed as Finance Director in 1990 and subsequently Managing Director in 1997 until he retired in 2006. He then set up a business management consulting firm called BPI Corptall Consulting Sdn Bhd in 2006 as a consultant specialising in business process improvement and general business management service.

Mr Yeoh sits on the Board of Directors of Weida (M) Berhad and Halex Holdings Berhad. He has no relation with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, no conflict of interest with the Company and has not committed any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any.

Malaysian | Female | Aged 28

Miss Shelly Chiau Yee Wern was appointed to our Board on 02 July 2018. Shelly Chiau Yee Wern graduated with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Bluche, Switzerland in December 2013.

She started working at Alora Hotel in Penang and Grand Alora Hotel in Alor Setar, Kedah as Hotel General Manager in January 2014. In January 2016, she joined Aera Property Group Sdn Bhd as Sales & Marketing Manager. She is responsible for strategy planning in marketing and sales for a development project name Aera Residence in Petaling Jaya. She resigned from Aera Proprety Group Sdn Bhd in May 2018. In June 2018, she was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of BKG Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boon Koon Group Bhd.

She is the daughter of Datuk Seri Chiau Beng Teik, the Deputy Group Executive Chairman and a major shareholder of the Chin Hin Group Berhad, and Datin Seri Wong Mee Ling, a major shareholder of the Company. She is also the sister of Chiau Haw Choon, the Group Managing Director and a major shareholder of the Company.