Directors' Profile

Age: 74
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Dato’ Lim Cheng Poh, the Chairman of the Board, was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2022.

He graduated from Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England in 1970 with a First Class with Distinction in Mining Engineering and awarded the Richard Pearce Gold Medal for being the best graduating student. He obtained a Master Degree in Science (Applied Engineering) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1972 and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Massachusetts, USA in 1978.

In 1972, he started his career in Malaysia as a mining engineer in Osborne & Chappel International (“O&CI”) and eventually became a shareholder and an Executive Director of O&CI. He joined Hong Leong Group Malaysia in 1983 as the Managing Director for Hong Leong Credit Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Financial Group). In January 1994, he was appointed as the Senior Group Managing Director of Hong Leong Bank. Dato’ Lim retired from Hong Leong Bank and the Hong Leong Group in October 2003 after having served the group for 21 years. On 15 June 2004, he joined AmBank (M) Berhad as its Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer. After the merger of the business operations of AmBank Berhad and AmFinance Berhad (renamed as AmBank (M) Berhad) on 1 June 2005, Dato’ Lim was appointed as the Managing Director of Business Banking of the group. During 2005 to 2006, he was appointed as the Director of AmAssurance Berhad and AmIslamic Bank Berhad. Dato’ Lim retired from AmBank Group in October 2015 after having served for over 10 years.

He was the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of LYC Healthcare Berhad (“LYC”), a public company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad until his resignation from the board of LYC on 4 August 2020. He was appointed as the advisor to Ho Wah Genting Berhad (“HWGB”) on 5 February 2021 to provide investment management and advisory services to the Board of HWGB.

Age: 72
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012. He was re-designated as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company on 1 October 2020, Prior to his re-designation, he was the Group Managing Director.

After completing his primary education in 1963, he worked at a coffee shop before he established Leong Huat Trading & Co in 1972 as a partnership, which was then mainly involved in the trading of steel products and undertook minor processing work.

In 1982, he co-founded Leon Fuat Group together with Ooi Kong Tiong and the late Ng Chee Tiang by establishing LF Hardware to take over the business of Leong Huat Trading & Co. They then established LF Metal, Supreme Steelmakers and ASA Steel in 1983, 1991 and 1995 respectively. As the co-founder and with approximately 50 years of experience in the steel industry, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Leon Fuat Group and has also contributed significantly to the success of the Group particularly in driving the Group’s overall vision and strategy.

As the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company, he oversees the overall management of the operations, business directions and strategies of the Group. He is currently the President of the 59th Executive Committee (2021 – 2023) of the Malaysia Steel and Metal Distributors’ Association (MSMDA).

He is the father of Ooi Shang How, the Executive Director of the Company.

He is the major shareholder of the Company by virtue of his interest in Leon Fuat Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a major shareholder of the Company.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Ooi Seng Khong, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012. He was promoted and re-designated as Group Managing Director on 1 October 2020.

After completing his primary school education in 1975, he was involved in his family’s paper packaging business before joining Leong Huat Trading & Co as a machine operator in 1979. In 1982, he joined LF Hardware as a sales representative and subsequently in 1983, he was appointed as Head of Operations of LF Metal. In 1999, he was appointed as the Managing Director of LF Metal and holding this position until 30 September 2020. During this period, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Leon Fuat Group. With approximately 43 years of experience in the steel industry, he has contributed significantly to the Group’s success.

As the Group Managing Director, he is responsible for formulating the strategic business direction of the Group and ensuring the day-to-day management and business affairs of the Group is effectively managed, amongst other executive responsibilities.

He is the brother of Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong and Ooi Kong Tiong, the Executive Directors of the Company.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 68
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Ooi Kong Tiong, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012.

After completing his primary education in 1967, he opted to join the working community and worked at a coffee shop before he joined Leong Huat Trading & Co in 1972 as a machine operator and sales executive. In 1982, he co-founded Leon Fuat Group together with Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong and the late Ng Chee Tiang by establishing LF Hardware to take over the business of Leong Huat Trading & Co. Together with Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong and the late Ng Chee Tiang, they established LF Metal, Supreme Steelmakers and ASA Steel in 1983, 1991 and 1995 respectively.

As the Group’s co-founder and Executive Director, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Leon Fuat Group. With approximately 50 years of experience in the steel industry, he has contributed significantly to the Group’s success particularly in driving the sales operations for the Group. He is currently responsible for overseeing the sales operations and is responsible for the Group’s business planning and implementation.

He is the brother of Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong and Ooi Seng Khong, the Executive Directors of the Company.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 53
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Ng Kok Teong, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012. He graduated with a Diploma in Business Studies from Stamford College, Malaysiai n 1989.

He started his career in 1990 when he joined LF Hardware as a sales representative before being appointed as the Executive Director of LF Hardware in 1999. He is currently the Managing Director of LF Hardware and is responsible for overseeing the business and operations of the company.

He is the son of the late Ng Chee Tiang, one of the co-founders of Leon Fuat Group.

He is the major shareholder of the Company by virtue of his interest in Leon Fuat Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a major shareholder of the Company.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 43
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Ooi Shang How, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012. He obtained his Cambridge A-Level certificate from Taylor’s College, Malaysia in 1997. Between 1998 and 2001, he undertook studies in Monash University and RMIT in Australia before he started his career in 2002 when he joined LF Metal as a sales and marketing representative.

In 2005, he was appointed as the Executive Director of LF Metal where he was mainly involved in business development and procurement planning as well as information technology functions of the company. He is currently responsible for overseeing the daily operations, business expansion plans and business development functions of LF Metal, amongst other executive responsibilities.

He is the son of Dato’ Sri Ooi Bin Keong, the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 58
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Chan Kee Loin, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012.

He undertook his studies in Tunku Abdul Rahman College where he completed a three years extra-mural course in Financial Accounting in 1987 and was a finalist in professional examination of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He started his career in early 1988 as an audit assistant in a small firm of Public Accountants in Johor Bahru. In early 1989, he joined a medium size public accounting firm in Kuala Lumpur where he was promoted to Director in 2000. He brings with him vast experience in statutory audits, due diligence audits, share and business valuation and provision of professional services as adviser, coordinator and Reporting Accountants for corporate exercises.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of CAM Resources Berhad which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad .

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 51
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Tan Did Heng, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012. He was appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee on 29 November 2021.

He undertook his studies in Tunku Abdul Rahman College from 1992 to 1994. He joined Tai, Yapp & Co in 1994 as an associate and left the firm in 2000 to join United Straits Amalgamated Berhad as an Accountant. In 2001, he founded D.H. Tan & Associates, an accounting firm providing audit services to various industries such as manufacturing, trading, investment holdings, housing and properties development and etc. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He is an approved Company Auditor and licensed Tax Agent and the Managing Proprietor of Y.W. Woon & Co., a professional firm providing audit services.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Age: 46
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

Tan Sack Sen, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee, was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2012.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1997 and obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice from the Board of Legal Practice in 1998.

He started his career with Messrs. K. B. Chua & Co. and was admitted to the Bar in 1999. He joined Messrs. T. G. Lim & Partners in 1999 and further his practice in banking litigation. Subsequently, he joined Messrs. Jal & Lim in 2001 to conduct defence work and general litigation matters. In 2002, he was invited by Messrs. Chong & Tiong to handle and manage the Litigation Department. In 2003, he founded his legal firm, Messrs. Yee How & Tan where he manages the main office in Kuala Lumpur.

He attended all the six (6) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.