Directors' Profile

Malaysian, Aged 72, Male

Dato’ Hon was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2010 as our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was redesignated as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 January 2012. He is a member of our Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Econ) in 1976 from University Sciences Malaysia (USM). In 1977, he started his career in the government’s statistical department. In 1986, he was elected as state assemblyman and was appointed as a state executive councilor of Negeri Sembilan. He was then elected to be a member of the Parliament in 1995 and was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Education in 1999, a position that he holds till 2008. He is also the Vice President of CMH Specialist Hospital (formerly known as NSCMH Medical Centre), a non-profit making organisation in Seremban. He was also appointed as Independent Director in Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad on 19 June 2015.

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

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 61, Male

Mr. Lim was appointed to the Board on 28 July 2010 as a Director and subsequently redesignated as the Group Managing Director of our Group on 1 September 2010. He completed his secondary school education in 1977 and has since accumulated over 40 years of experience in the livestock industry, mainly in the animal health and nutrition sector. He is also a committee member of the Malaysian Animal Health and Nutrition Industries Association.

Mr. Lim’s career in the livestock industry began when he joined the feedmill division of Industrial Farm Pte Ltd, a Singapore commercial pig farm in 1978 as a Feedmill Executive. In 1984, he assumed the position of Production Executive at Agrinuser (M) Sdn Bhd, a feed additive premix manufacturing company. In 1989, he founded Benuser and spearheaded the company’s operations in manufacturing various feed additives and premixes for the livestock industry. In 2002, Mr. Lim left Benuser and co-founded PeterLabs, Osmosis Nutrition and PLON Synergy and in the same year he was appointed as the Executive Director of PeterLabs.

In 2019, Mr. Lim was awarded by The Socrates Committee, Oxford, UK being the Best Manager of the Year for high achievements and professionalism in the company management. He also awarded by the World Confederation of Business – The Bizz, being the World Leader Businessperson for being a successful leader who works in an innovative, knowledgeable an systematic manner.

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

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 68, Male

Mr. Teo was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2010 as an Executive Director and is currently heading the Supply Chain Department. He graduated from National Chengchi University in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Economics in 1978 and has since accumulated over 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutrition industry.

Mr. Teo began his career in his family’s porcelain manufacturing business in 1979 and subsequently joined Wellchem (M) Sdn Bhd in 1981 as a Sales Executive in the veterinary division. In 1986, he co-founded Chern Tek, a company involved in trading of animal health and nutrition products. In 2002, Mr. Teo left Chern Tek and co-founded PeterLabs, Osmosis Nutrition and PLON Synergy.

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

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 47, Female

Ms. Yap was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 March 2016. She was appointed as member of Remuneration Committee on 28 November 2019. She obtained her Bachelor Degree of Accounting with Honours and internship practices from The University of Hull in United Kingdom in 1998.

She began her career with few multinational companies in various industry. In 1998, she joined Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd as an Accounts Officer. From year 2000 to 2003, she served as a Senior Accounts Executive and Credit Controller in RS Components Sdn Bhd. Prior to joining PeterLabs Sdn Bhd, she worked for 7 years with an American Fortune 500 Company, Avery Dennison Materials Sdn Bhd as a Finance Manager to responsible on the day-to-day operations, she also participated in the South East Asia financial project and to oversee the operational activities at the distribution center in Johor Bahru.

She joined PeterLabs Sdn Bhd in 2010 as a Financial Controller to assist the Group in the Initial Public Offering exercise and was promoted to Group General Manager in 2012. She is currently responsible for the Group’s corporate services function inter-alia, treasury, accounting, corporate planning, finance, human resources, information technology and day-to-day operations of the Group.

She was appointed as a Director of our subsidiary - Thye On Tong Trading Sdn Bhd (“TOT”) on 1 January 2021. She will be involved in the overall strategic direction, overseeing the financial matters, day-to day operations and planning for the business of distribution of consumer goods of the Group. She was also appointed as Director to other subsidiary companies namely – PeterLabs Sdn Bhd, Osmosis Nutrition Sdn Bhd and PLON Synergy Group Sdn Bhd on 1 April 2021.

She does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

She has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 54, Male

Datuk Loh was appointed as an Executive Director on 5 January 2021. He finished his High School from St. Paul’s Institution.

He is the General Manager of our subsidiary - Thye On Tong Trading Sdn Bhd (“TOT”), mainly responsible for the overall management and strategic directions of TOT. Datuk Loh has more than 30 years of experiences in the industry of distribution of consumer goods. Upon completion of his secondary education in 1984, he joined TOT as a retail assistant, which was then a traditional Chinese medical hall managed by his father and family, mainly supplying Chinese herbal medicine and groceries. He has consistently expanded the business of TOT to the distribution of consumer goods in 1994.

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

His attendance for the Board meeting during the financial year 2020 is not applicable as he was appointed to the Board on 5 January 2021.

Malaysian, Aged 73, Male

Prof. Dr. Paul Cheng was appointed to the Board of PeterLabs Holdings Berhad on 1 November 2010. Currently he serves as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Prof. Dr. Paul Cheng distinguished himself in practice as an auditor and a tax consultant. He is the founder and currently the senior partner of Cheng & Co, a Chartered Accountants Firm established in 1993.

He is also an Adjunct Professor in the University Tun Abdul Razak since February 2011. In addition, he lectures on Mandatory Accreditation Program (MAP) for directors of public listed companies in Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Paul Cheng holds a Bachelor of Business degree (1990) from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He also possesses a Master of Business Administration degree (1991) and a Doctor of Commercial Sciences degree (1996) both from the Oklahoma City University, USA. In addition, he holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree (2007) from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

He is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), and a member of the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC). He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA, UK), a Chartered Tax Practitioner with the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Malaysia).

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

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 81, Male

Dr. Vijaya was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2010 as our Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and member of Nomination Committee. He is a veterinarian with a Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from East Pakistan Agricultural University (currently known as Bangladesh Agriculture University). He graduated with a first class degree in 1970. In 1974, he obtained a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the Royal School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany.

After his return from Germany, Dr. Vijaya started his career as a Research officer at the Institut Haiwan, Kluang, Johor for two years. He then joined the feed milling industry as a nutritionist and worked for two (2) related companies, namely Sin Heng Chan (M) Sdn Bhd and Federal Flour Mills Bhd for 35 years before becoming a freelance consultant for a few multinational companies in the field of poultry production, nutrition and staff training.

As a nutritionist, he has pioneered various research projects that are published in various international journals. Dr. Vijaya is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of Animal Feeds of Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (“SIRIM”). In SIRIM, he spearheaded the development of various types of animal feed for the livestock industry. Dr. Vijaya was awarded the Livestock Asia 2013 Award by the Ministry of Agriculture on his outstanding contribution to Malaysian Feed Milling Industry. This is the third award which he has received from the Ministry of Agriculture ever since the Livestock show started in 2001. He was also honoured by the Malaysian Society of Animal Production for his contribution to the feed industry in 1996 and by our Ministry of Science and Technology for his contribution in the development of various standards for feeding livestock in 1997.

Dr. Vijaya’s other achievements include the Livestock Industry Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, both awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2002 and 2007 respectively. In 2006, he was appointed as the speaker of the Bureau of World Poultry Science Association, in which he delivered lectures and conducted research papers in various international meetings. In 2008, he was made a fellow by the World Poultry Science Association for the Malaysian Branch. He is also a member of various professional bodies both locally and internationally.

Aside from being a freelance consultant, Dr. Vijaya currently lectures in several local and foreign universities.

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

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 36, Male

Dato’ Ng was appointed to the Board on 15 December 2020 as our Independent Non-Executive Director and as Chairman of Nomination Committee and member of Audit Committee. Dato’ Ng is Rector’s List student; he managed to rise to the top 1 overall ranking out of 513 students in the university’s law faculty. He was also bestowed by the university with the award of Best Student in Company Law and Best Oralist in the university’s law mooting competition. Such excellent academic records and advocacy skills have propelled him into a fulfilling career path as a former Federal Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers Malaysia and a former Prosecuting Officer in the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Dato’ Ng was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2010 and had been practising as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is currently the Managing Partner of Messers Jason Ng & Partners which is a medium size boutique law firm in Kuala Lumpur city centre. He specialises in corporate advisory work, construction litigation and strategic mediator for dispute resolution.

He has previously served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Stone Master Corporation Berhad from the year of 2017 to 2019.

He is the co-author of the book entitled “Know Your Rights: Surviving the Legal Maze in Malaysia” which was published on 28 April 2012 and he has also written thesis on corporate governance in minority shareholder protection. Having vast experience in legal fraternity, he has also contributed numerous articles on various legal issues in the publication of INSPIRE, a business journal published by the Women’s Institute of Management Malaysia.

Dato’ Ng is the son of Mr Ng Kau, an Alternate Director of the Company.

There is no Board Meeting held since his appointment on 15 December 2020.

Malaysian, Aged 63, Male

Mr. Ng was appointed to the Board on 15 December 2020 as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Ng Boon Siong. Mr. Ng was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994 and is currently practising as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is the Senior Partner of Messers Jason Ng & Partners which is a medium size boutique law firm situated in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. He specialises in construction litigation, criminal defence, employment laws and general dispute resolution.

He has previously served as a Legal Adviser to various listed companies, housing developers, construction companies, construction of oil and gas platforms, ship building and repairs, interior fit out works and manufacturing plants.

He is the co-author of the book entitled “Know Your Rights: Surviving the Legal Maze in Malaysia” which was published on 28 April 2012. Having vast experience in legal fraternity, he has also conducted various seminars and trainings on construction issues, employment laws and Anti-bribery and corruption laws. He has conducted various trials in the civil courts and criminal courts involving, amongst others, charges on share manipulation and giving false quarterly results to the Bursa Malaysia and the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

He is the father of Dato’ Ng Boon Siong, an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

There is no Board Meeting held since his appointment on 15 December 2020.