Board of Directors

Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa – Executive Chairman / Non-Independent 

Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa (Male), Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 20 December 1988 and currently is the Executive Chairman of the Company. He has more than 50 years of knowledge and experience in this industry. He has through the years a good relationship with suppliers and customers both locally and overseas. He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

Mr. Ng Seng Kong – Executive Managing Director / Non-Independent

Mr. Ng Seng Kong (Male), Malaysian, is the brother of Mr. Ng Seng Huat. He was appointed to the Board of UMS on 13 August 1981. He is the Managing Director of the Company and also a member of the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Ng is a Fellow member of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants from United Kingdom and also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants from United Kingdom.   He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as  other private limited companies.

Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is a Non Independent Non-Executive Director in MBM Resources Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities and its subsidiary, Hirotako Holdings Berhad Group and Federal Auto Holdings Berhad Group.

Mr. Ng Seng Huat – Executive Director / Non-Independent

Mr. Ng Seng Huat (Male), Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 14 December 1995 and is a member of the Risk Management Committee.

Mr. Ng joined the Company in 1973 and had since then worked his way up through rank-and-files to the position as Director of Operations taking charge of the entire Sales Department. He was in Johor Bahru from 1986 to 1990 to set up UMS (JB) Sdn Bhd and expanded its operations there. He was called back to UMS Corporation Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur in 1990 and promoted to the position of Director of Operations. He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as  other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua – Non-Executive Director / Non-Independent

Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua (Male), Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2011.

Mr. Ng is the Managing Director of Ng Thing Hua Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and K.K. Machinery Sdn. Bhd. K.K. Machinery Sdn. Bhd. is one of the associate company of UMS Holdings Berhad. Mr. Ng has more than 50 years of knowledge and experience in the industry.

Currently, he also holds directorship in other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

Datin Oon Kim Suan – Non-Executive Director / Independent

Datin Oon Kim Suan (Female), Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2015. She is also the Chairperson of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Datin Oon graduated from the Campbell University, USA where she majored in Business Information System. She is also a Certified Financial Planner in Malaysia and accredited with the Professional Certificate in Wealth Management from Melbourne Business School, Australia as well as holding a Masters in Business Administration from the National Universitiy of Malaysia.

Upon her graduation, Datin Oon joined Citibank Berhad as a Call Center Officer in 2004 and was subsequently promoted to Share Financing Investment Officer in 2006. In 2008, she was transferred to CitiGold Priority Banking as a Relationship Manager specializing in Wealth Management and Investment planning.

She subsequently joined Public Mutual Berhad and Great Eastern Berhad as Insurance Agency Supervisor from 2010 to 2012.

In 2013, she advanced her career by joining United Oversea Bank (M) Berhad as a Senior Client Advisor handling a portfolio of High Networth Individuals.

Datin Oon has more than 17 years of knowledge and experience in financial services industry.

Other than her directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, she is not serving as a director in any public companies.

Ms. Kor Yann Ning – Non-Executive Director / Independent

Ms. Kor Yann Ning (Female), Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2017. She is also the Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, and Risk Management Committee.

Ms. Kor graduated from University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Commercial Law. She is currently a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia.

Ms. Kor began her career in October 2005 with GJ Fong & Co., an accounting and law firm based in Sydney, Australia. In July 2010, she left GJ Fong & Co and joined Fusion Partners Pty Ltd in Malaysia to set up its outsourced accounting function to Malaysia and to head a new service line specializing in taxation and audit.

Subsequently in May 2012, she left Fusion Partners Pty Ltd and joined OSK Investment Bank Berhad as a vice president and financial product controller for the bank’s finance department. She was primarily responsible for overseeing the bank’s treasury forex activities. After the merger of OSK Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad, she was redesignated as senior manager in April 2013 and was tasked to oversee derivatives and structured products and capital market activities.

In December 2015, she left RHB Investment Bank Berhad to join S & F Construction Sdn Bhd as a financial controller of the firm. She was responsible for the overall finance, risk management and analysis, IT transformation, human resource, and audit operations of the Company. In November 2019, she was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of S & F Capital Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

Other than her directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, she is an Independent Director in Kim Hin Joo (Malaysia) Berhad, a company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities.

Ms. Teo Yin Zhi – Non-Executive Director / Non-Independent

Ms. Teo Yin Zhi (Female), Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2022.

Ms. Teo has completed and passed the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) examinations.

Ms. Teo started off her career in 2005 as an investment analyst. Between 2005 and 2007, she was attached with several research and asset management firms, including iCapital.biz Bhd, SBB Securities Sdn Bhd and AmanahRaya-JMF Asset Management Sdn Bhd.

In January 2008 she joined Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd as an equities analyst and subsequently promoted to Fund Manager in 2009, a position she continued to hold till 2012. She is currently the Finance Manager of Premier Consult Solutions Sdn Bhd.

Other than her directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, she is not serving as a director in any public companies.

Mr. An Li Fong – Non-Executive Director / Independent

Mr. An Li Fong (Male), Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2023. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. An Li Fong is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ experience in audit and assurance and corporate advisory. He began his career with a big four International firm in Malaysia in 2009 in the Audit & Assurance Division, where he managed and led audit assignments from multinational corporations to public listed companies and specialising in consumer, industrial products and real estate. In 2015, he left and joined a big four firm in London, specialising in real estate assurance services, before returning to Malaysia and joined Foo, Lee, An & Associates, a SME focused boutique accounting practice where he obtained his practicing certificate in 2015 and subsequently obtained his audit license in 2016 and made partner of the firm.

In addition to overseeing his SME accounting practice, he subsequently joined as a director in the corporate advisory division of big five accounting firm, specialising in transaction support covering financial due diligence, valuations and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Subsequently, he joined an international boutique M&A corporate finance firm as a principal consultant, specialising in cross border M&A, fundraising and IPO.

He is a licensed external auditor recognised by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting and Finance from University of West of England, Bristol.

Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director in Citra Nusa Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

Notes:

1) Family Relationship
    i) Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa and Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua are siblings.
    ii) Mr. Ng Seng Kong and Mr. Ng Seng Huat are siblings and they are nephews to Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa and Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua.

Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors are related to each other.

2) Conflict of Interest 
None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with the Company.

3) Conviction 
None of the Directors has any convictions for any offences within the past 5 years other than for traffic offences (if any).

4) Material Contracts 
There were no other material contracts entered into by the Company and its subsidiary companies which involved Directors and major shareholders interest either still subsisting at the end of the financial year ended 30 September 2017 or entered into since the end of the previous year.