Directors' Profile

Dato’ Hamzah, a Malaysian male aged 72, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. He graduated with a Diploma in Management from Malaysian Institute of Management in 1980. Subsequently in 1989, he obtained a Master of Business Administration from University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Dato’ Hamzah articled at Price, Waterhouse & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1969. He left Price, Waterhouse & Co. as an Audit Assistant in 1974 to join Pillar Naco Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the fabrication of architectural metal as the Finance and Administration Manager in 1975. In 1981, he left Pillar Naco Malaysia Sdn Bhd and joined Pernas Sime Darby group where he held several senior managerial positions within the Pernas Sime Darby group and the Sime Darby group of companies. His last position was the General Manager of Sime Swede Distribution Services Sdn Bhd before he left in September 1994. He joined Malaysia Aica Berhad (now known as Sunsuria Berhad) as an Executive Director in 1995 and was redesignated as a Non-Executive Director in January 1997. Dato’ Hamzah resigned as a Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Aica Berhad in 2001.

In April 1996, Dato’ Hamzah was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Spanco Sdn Bhd, a company involved in providing fleet management services and he subsequently joined Spanco Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director in February 1997. Currently, Dato’ Hamzah is the Chief Executive Officer of Spanco Sdn Bhd. He is also a director of Techbond Group Berhad which is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and various other private limited companies.

Dato’ Hamzah does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Dr. Lim, a Malaysian male aged 49, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. He graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He is a veterinary surgeon registered with the Malaysian Veterinary Council since 1997 and a member of the Veterinary Association Malaysia since 1998.

Dr. Lim began his career as Technical Sales Executive at Pahang Pharmacy Sdn Bhd in 1997 where he was responsible for providing veterinary services and promoting veterinary products to swine and poultry farms. He left Pahang Pharmacy Sdn Bhd in 1998 and joined Rhone-Poulenc Malaysia Sdn Bhd (which was subsequently known as Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 1998) as a Techno-Commercial Executive in the animal health division. He was in charge of the product portfolio covering veterinary pharmaceutical and biological products during his tenure with Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Subsequently in 2000, he left Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and joined Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd which acquired the animal health division of Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Since then, Dr. Lim has been the Techno-Commercial Manager of Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd and was subsequently promoted to General Manager in 2010 and assumed the role of Managing Director in 2013.

Currently, Dr. Lim is our Group Managing Director where he is responsible for the overall management of our Group’s operations, strategic planning and development of our business strategies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies.

Dr. Lim does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Mr. Foong, a Malaysian male aged 60, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. He graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Science from the Department of Animal Husbandry, College of Agriculture, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan in 1983.

Mr. Foong joined Sin Kian Huat Farming Sdn Bhd in 1984 as a Farm Manager where he was responsible for the management of the farm. In 1987, he left Sin Kian Huat Farming Sdn Bhd and joined Pfizer Private Limited as a Sales Representative in the animal health division and was responsible for the sales activities in Selangor and East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. He left Pfizer Private Limited in 1991 and joined Rhone-Poulenc Malaysia Sdn Bhd (which was subsequently known as Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 1998) as a Techno-Commercial Executive in the animal health division where he was in charge of the sales activities in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. In 2000, Mr. Foong left Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and established Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which acquired the animal health division of Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Since then, he has been the Sales Manager of Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd and was subsequently promoted to Director of Sales in 2010.

Currently, Mr. Foong is our Group Sales Director where he is responsible for the sales and business development activities of our Group. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies.

Mr. Foong does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Dr. Yip, a Malaysian female aged 58, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. She graduated from National Taiwan University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Dr. Yip is also a veterinary surgeon registered with the Malaysian Veterinary Council, an Accredited Veterinarian (Scope of Services - Management Biologic and Veterinary Drugs) by Department of Veterinary Service, Malaysia and a life member of the Veterinary Association Malaysia since 2013.

Dr. Yip started her career with Che Dar Pharmaceutical Co. in Taiwan as a Technical Coordinator in 1987 where she was responsible for technical support and laboratory testing. She then returned to Malaysia and joined Coopers Animal Health (M) Sdn Bhd as a Sales and Technical Coordinator in 1989 and was promoted to Field Service Manager in 1991. During her tenure with Coopers Animal Health (M) Sdn Bhd, she was responsible for the provision of technical services and veterinary services to customers as well as for the sales of the company’s animal health products. In 1993, she joined Sanofi(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as a Technical Executive and was promoted to Technical Manager before she left the company in 1995. She then joined Rhone-Poulenc Malaysia Sdn Bhd (which was subsequently known as Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 1998) as a Techno-Commercial Manager in 1995, where she was responsible for the marketing of avian biological and pharmaceutical products and providing veterinary advisory services to the customers. In 2000, she left Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and joined Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd which acquired the animal health division of Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Since then, Dr. Yip has been the Senior Techno-Commercial Manager of Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd prior to her promotion as the Technical Service Director in 2010.

Currently, Dr. Yip is our Group Marketing & Technical Director where she is primarily responsible for the marketing, technical and research and development functions of our Group, including providing technical advice and support as well as establishing and executing our branding strategy. She does not hold any directorship in other public companies.

Dr. Yip does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Mr. Martin, a Malaysian male aged 74, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. He obtained a Diploma in Accounting and Auditing from the English Association of Accountants and Auditors, United Kingdom in 1978 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management since 1991. Mr. Martin is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nominating Committee.

In 1967, Mr. Martin began his career as an Assistant Accountant at May & Baker Ltd and was promoted to Accounts Manager in 1970 where he was responsible for the accounting matters of the company. In 1976, subsequent to various mergers and acquisitions, May & Baker Ltd became Rhodia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and he was promoted to Finance Manager in charge of the financial matters of the company prior to his retirement in 2000. Subsequent to his retirement, Mr. Martin provided consultancy services in the areas of administrative and general corporate matters to Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd from 2009 to 2014. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies.

Mr. Martin does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Pn. Rahanawati, a Malaysian female aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Buckingham, United Kingdom in 1983. Subsequently in 1998, Pn. Rahanawati obtained a Master of Laws from University of Malaya. Pn. Rahanawati is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Pn. Rahanawati began her legal career as a Legal Officer at Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan Sdn Bhd in 1985. She left the company as the Head of Legal Unit before she joined Sentosa Corporation Berhad (then a public listed company) in 1993 as Group Legal Adviser and Company Secretary where she was responsible for the corporate and legal matters of the company. In 1997, she left Sentosa Corporation Berhad and she was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1998. Pn. Rahanawati joined the legal firm, Abu Talib Shahrom as an associate in the same year. In 2020, Pn. Rahanawati left her position as a senior partner of Abu Talib Shahrom and joined the legal firm, Rahana Zurina & Partners as a senior partner. She is also a director of Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and various other private limited companies.

Pn. Rahanawati does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Mr. Teoh, a Malaysian male aged 50, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015. He graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) in 1996 and is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1999. Mr. Teoh is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Teoh started his career as an Audit Assistant at Ernst and Young in 1996 where he was involved in the statutory audit of private and public limited companies. He then joined NEC Computers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as a Senior Regional Accountant in 1999 and was responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the company. In 2001, he joined Visa Worldwide Pte Ltd in Singapore where he held various regional roles including Manager for internal audit, treasury and taxation, Senior Manager for financial reporting, management reporting and finance operations and Finance Controller for business and functional divisions. He left the company as a Senior Business Leader, Head of Sales Support for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2010. Mr. Teoh returned to Malaysia to join CIMB Bank Berhad in 2011 as a Vice President for Business Planning at Group Cards and Personal Financing Division where he was responsible for business planning activities covering the ASEAN markets. He left CIMB Bank Berhad in 2012 and joined RHB Banking Group in the same year. Mr. Teoh is currently the Lead Group Operations Transformation CoE at RHB Banking Group and also sits on the board of several private limited companies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies.

Mr. Teoh does not have any family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.