Key Management

Dr. Lim Ban Keong

Group Managing Director

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.

Foong Kam Weng

Executive Director/ Group Sales Director

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 Lai Siong

Executive Director/ Group Marketing & Technical Director

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.

Calvin Chan Yan San

Group Finance Director

Calvin Chan, a Malaysian male aged 51, is primarily responsible for the financial and accounting, human resources and commercial services functions of our Group. He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1992. He is a Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia since 1996 and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1997.

He began his career in 1993 with Arthur Andersen & Co. as an Audit Assistant where he was responsible for statutory audit of private and public limited companies, internal audit review and fraud investigation exercise. He left Arthur Andersen & Co. as a Manager in 2000 to join Federal Paint Factory Sdn Bhd as a Finance Manager. In 2001, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer cum Finance Manager where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing and business development activities, implementation of approved development plans and policies as well as handling all matters pertaining to accounting and finance. He then joined Prestasi Flour Mill (M) Sdn Bhd in 2004 as the Financial Controller where he was responsible for all accounting and finance matters of the company. In 2005, he joined Furniweb Industrial Products Berhad (now known as PRG Holdings Berhad) as Group Financial Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. During his tenure with Furniweb Industrial Products Berhad, he was responsible for numerous functions within the group including accounting, finance, human resource, administration and information technology matters. He left Furniweb Industrial Products Berhad and joined our Group as Finance Director in 2014.

He 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 does not hold any directorship in public companies, 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 Hang Chern

Group Commercial Director

Dr. Lim Hang Chern, a Malaysian male aged 41, is in charge of technical support and advisory services, as well as product and market development of feed additive products of the Group. He graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He is also a veterinary surgeon registered with the Malaysian Veterinary Council and an Accredited Veterinarian (Scope of Services - Management Biologic and Veterinary Drugs) by Department of Veterinary Service, Malaysia.

Dr. Lim began his career in 2004 as a Veterinarian at Y.S.P. Industries (M) Sdn Bhd where he was responsible for providing technical support to customers and treatment to livestock. In 2005, he joined our Group as a Techno-Commercial Representative and was responsible for providing technical support and sales services to our customers. He was then promoted to Assistant Business Development Manager and Business Development Manager in 2008 and 2009 respectively, where he was responsible for assisting in new product development and providing technical services to customers. He was promoted to Techno-Commercial Manager of Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2010, Senior Techno-Commercial Manager in 2015, Head of Business Development in 2018 and subsequently to Group Commercial Director in 2020.

He 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 does not hold any directorship in public companies, 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. Chua Chee Heng

Group General Manager - Commercial & Services

Dr. Chua Chee Heng, a Malaysian male aged 40, is primarily responsible for the overall general administrative and operational functions including warehouse, logistics, laboratory, as well as the companion animal department of our Group. He graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He is also a veterinary surgeon registered with the Malaysian Veterinary Council.

Dr. Chua began his career in 2005 as a Veterinarian at Global Pets Sdn Bhd where he was responsible for attending to clinical cases on a daily basis. He was promoted to Branch Manager in 2006, overseeing the overall branch operations. He was then promoted to Human Resource Manager in 2007 where he was responsible for all human resource matters of the company. In 2009, he was promoted to Human Resource & Purchasing Manager overseeing the company’s human resource matters, purchasing and inventory management. He then joined Rhone Ma Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2013 as Techno-Commercial Manager (Marketing) where he managed the marketing activities for the companion animal department. He was then promoted to Techno-Commercial Manager (Sales) in 2015, Senior Techno-Commercial Manager in 2018 and subsequently to Group General Manager - Commercial & Services in 2021.

He 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 does not hold any directorship in public companies, 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.