Board of Directors

Chairman / Senior Independent Director : Dato’ Haji Shaharuddin Bin Haji Haron
Deputy Executive Chairperson/ Executive Director : Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen
Managing Director : Mr Lin, Chin-Hung
Independent Director : Mr Toh Seng Thong, JP, PJK
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director : Mr Yek Siew Liong
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director : Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung

 

DATO’ HAJI SHAHARUDDIN BIN HAJI HARON
Chairman / Senior Independent Director

Dato’ Haji Shaharuddin Bin Haji Haron, aged 77, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Latitude Tree Holdings Berhad (“LTHB”) on 21 June 2000. His last re-appointment as a director was on 10 December 2014. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Malaya and a Master of Economics from University of Pittsburgh, USA. He served in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service. He was initially appointed and held various positions in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department. He was the first Secretary of the Foreign Investment Committee (from 1974 to 1979). Subsequently, he was appointed the Director General of Insurance of Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) (from 1979 to 1983), the Secretary of Finance, MOF (from 1983 to 1984), the Director General of the National Padi and Rice Board Malaysia (from 1984 to 1987). He was appointed the Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Enterprise (from 1987 to 1990), the Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (from 1990 to 1992) and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers’ Affairs (from 1992 to 1993). While in the Malaysian civil service, he served on the boards of a number of government companies/corporations at State and Federal Government levels, including the State Economic/Development Corporations, Petronas, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”), EXIM, the Capital Issue Committee, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (“MIDA”) and Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (“MIDF”). He retired from public service in September 1993.

Particulars of his other directorships in public companies:

Currently, he also sits on the Board of a few private companies.

Dato’ Haji Shaharuddin does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

MDM LIN CHEN, JUI-FEN
Deputy Executive Chairperson / Executive Director

Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen, aged 61, a Taiwanese, was appointed as Executive Director to the Board of LTHB on 28 April 1997. She is currently the Deputy Executive Chairperson and a substantial shareholder of the Company. Her last re-election as a director was on 18 December 2012.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Executive Chairperson, Mdm Lin was the Managing Director of the Company from 2009 to 2012 and was involved in the overall management of the Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operation and Human Resource Department of LTHB Group. Mdm Lin was the Chief Executive Officer of Latitude Tree International Group Limited (now known as BrookeAsia Limited) from 2012 to 2014.

Mdm Lin together with the late Mr Lin, Tzu-Keng founded the Company and its subsidiaries with the setting up of Latitude Tree Furniture Sdn. Bhd. in 1988. She together with the late Mr Lin led LTHB Group to venture into Vietnam in 2000 with the setting up of Latitude Tree Vietnam Joint Stock Company and followed by RK Resources Co., Ltd. in 2002, which were both hived off to form part of LTHB Group.

Mdm Lin is the parent of Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and aunt to Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung. Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung are both substantial shareholders of the Company.

Mdm Lin does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

MR LIN, CHIN-HUNG
Managing Director

Mr Lin, Chin-Hung, aged 36, a Taiwanese, was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 January 2012 as the Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company. His last re-election as a director was on 18 December 2012.

Mr Lin attended the Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a Master in Business Management from National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Mr Lin was an Assistant to the Managing Director of LTHB where he assisted in the Marketing, Production and Purchasing Activities of LTHB Group from July 2001 to August 2007. Mr Lin joined LTHB Group in January 2008 and assisted the Head of Operations of RK Resources Co., Ltd. in the procurement and purchase of all raw materials.

Mr Lin is the son of Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen and cousin of Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung. Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen and Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung are both substantial shareholders of the Company.

Mr Lin does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

MR LIN, CHENG-HUNG
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung, aged 50, a Taiwanese, was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 28 May 2015 as Non- Independent Non-Executive Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Mr Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from California States University. He has many years of experience in various fields such as information communication technology system, garment, sofa manufacturing and wooden furniture manufacturing.

Mr Lin is the cousin to Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and nephew to Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen. Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen are both substantial shareholders of the Company.

Mr Lin does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

MR TOH SENG THONG, JP, PJK
Independent Director

Mr Toh Seng Thong, aged 57, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 August 2003. His last re-election as a director was on 10 December 2014. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1981. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and an Associate member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia. Mr Toh has over 27 years experience in auditing, taxation and corporate advisory and financial advisory as a practicing Chartered Accountant of Malaysia. He started his own practice under Messrs S T Toh & Co in 1997.

Particulars of his other directorships in public companies:

Mr Toh does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

MR YEK SIEW LIONG
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Yek Siew Liong, aged 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 May 2007. His last re- election as a director was on 23 December 2013. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Yek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Architecture and Environmental Design degree from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1983, Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1986 and Master of Business Administration from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1988. He is currently a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Institute of Approved Company Secretaries.

Mr Yek has many years of experience in various fields such as timber trading, logging, saw-milling, kiln- drying, laminated truck flooring, oil palm plantations, shipping, petrol station, hospitality, cable manufacturing, township and property development. He is currently the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hock Lee Holdings Sdn Bhd and its group of companies.

Particulars of other directorships in public companies:

Mr Yek does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company, other than those stated in item 9.11 in the Corporate Governance Statement contained in the Annual Report.

None of the Directors have conviction of any offences within the past ten (10) years.

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