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From Left To Right (Back)
Ong Lock Hoo, Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh, Lim Chee Hoong, Lee Sim Hak, Dato' Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad

From Left To Right (Front)
Cheah Eng Chuan, Dato' Lim Heen Peok, Chua Carmey

Dato' Lim Heen Peok

Dato' Lim Heen Peok

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

DATO' LIM HEEN PEOK, aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 25 November 2004.

After graduating from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, Dato' Lim joined the UMW Group in 1975 as an Executive Engineer and worked in the engineering, service, marketing and sales operations of the Group for 12 years in various managerial positions. During that time he was responsible for improving the operations, negotiation with overseas principals for product franchises and development of new products and markets.

In 1986 Dato' Lim was appointed as the Managing Director of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between UMW and Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan. His primary role was to restructure the company to survive in the era of the National Car. He was instrumental in leading the company and developing the organization towards understanding and achieving world class standards of operations particularly in the area of quality, cost and delivery. Towards this end he put in place the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way of continuous improvement which are highly acclaimed throughout the industry. After successfully making Toyota the top selling brand in the Non National Car market for 15 years, Dato' Lim retired in 2004.

Dato' Lim is presently also a director of Proton Holdings Berhad and various other private companies. He was Chairman of T & K Autoparts which started as a Toyota plant manufacturing steering gear systems for the ASEAN market and which later also exported to Taiwan, Turkey and other countries. Dato' Lim also sat on the board of Kayaba (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Assembly Services Sdn Bhd, Automotive Industries Sdn Bhd, as well as UMW Toyota Capital Sdn Bhd. He also played an active role in the automotive industry serving as the Vice President of the Malaysian Automotive Association.

Dato' 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Cheah Eng Chuan

Cheah Eng Chuan

Managing Director

CHEAH ENG CHUAN, aged 66, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as the Managing Director and is also a founder member of Furniweb Manufacturing Sdn Bhd ("FMSB"), Webtex Trading Sdn Bhd ("Webtex") and Texstrip Manufacturing Sdn Bhd ("Texstrip'), the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Cheah is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Cheah served in the Malaysian Army between 1965 and 1974 before joining Oriental Elastic Industries Co., a company that manufactures covered elastic yarn, furniture webbing and seat belts, as a Sales Executive. He left the company in 1980 as a Manager and continued his career with Heveafil Sdn Bhd, a company that manufactures rubber threads, as Sales Manager. At Heveafil Sdn Bhd, Mr. Cheah was placed in charge of the Asia Pacific region. In 1986, he joined Rubberflex Sdn Bhd, a rubber threads manufacturing company, as Sales Manager. Mr. Cheah later became the Managing Director of FMSB in 1987 and the Managing Director of Texstrip in 1988. Overall, he has more than 30 years of experience in the rubber threads and furniture webbing industries and is currently responsible for the overall operations of the Group.

Mr. Cheah is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of him holding more than 5% of the equity interest in the Company. 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Lee Sim Hak

Lee Sim Hak

Executive Director

LEE SIM HAK, aged 59, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as an Executive Director and is also a founder member of FMSB and Webtex. Mr. Lee started his career with a textile company in Singapore where he worked for 3 years as Technical Supervisor. He subsequently went to further his studies at the University of Feng Chia, Taiwan and obtained a Diploma in Textile Engineering in 1976. He was with Oriental Elastic Industries Co. as the Production Manager for 5 years prior to joining FMSB in 1983. Mr. Lee carries with him more than 30 years of experience in the textile and furniture webbing industries. He is currently responsible for the production function of the Group. Mr. Lee is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of him holding more than 5% of the equity interest in the Company. 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Ong Lock Hoo

Ong Lock Hoo

Executive Director

ONG LOCK HOO, aged 61, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as an Executive Director. He is also a founder member of FMSB and Webtex. Mr. Ong worked with a sewing thread manufacturing company as Sales Executive from 1976 to 1977. He subsequently joined Oriental Elastic Industries Co. as Sales Executive before joining FMSB. Mr. Ong has close to 30 years of experience in the textile and rubber industries. Presently, he is in charge of the Group's sales and marketing functions. Mr. Ong is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of him holding more than 5% of the equity interest in the Company. 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 attended four of the five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh

Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh

Non-Executive Director

DATO' HAMZAH BIN MOHD SALLEH, aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as a Non-Executive Director. Dato' Hamzah is also a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated with a Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He was an Audit Assistant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly known as Price Waterhouse & Co) from 1969 to 1975 and then worked as the Finance and Administration Manager in Pillar Naco Malaysia Sdn Bhd., a company dealing with architectural metal fabrication, for 5 years. From 1980 to 1993, he held various senior managerial positions in the Pernas Sime Darby Group and the Sime Darby Group of companies. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Spanco Sdn Bhd, a fleet management specialist.

Dato' Hamzah is also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Focus Point Holdings Berhad and a director of PDZ Holdings Berhad, Bio Osmo Berhad and various other private 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Dato' Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad

Dato' Haji Johar Bin Murat @ Murad

Non-Executive Director

DATO' HAJI JOHAR BIN MURAT @ MURAD, aged 66, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as a Non-Executive Director. Dato' Johar is also the Chairman of both the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Malay Studies from University Malaya in 1971. After his graduation, Dato' Johar worked in various government bodies including Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (now known as Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Enterprises (now known as Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism) and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department.

During Dato' Johar's tenure of service in the Ministry of Finance (1996 - 2000), he was a director in the following organizations:

  1. Yayasan Tun Razak
  2. Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor
  3. Majlis Sukan Negara
  4. Lembaga Pembangunan Labuan
  5. Syarikat MKIC Malaysia
  6. Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Hutan Serantau
  7. Majlis Penyelidikan dan Kemajuan Sains Negara

When he was the Deputy Secretary General (Operations) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (2000 - 3 July 2003), Dato' Johar was also an Alternate Director of Technology Park Malaysia, MIMOS Berhad ("MIMOS"), SIRIM Berhad ("SIRIM"), Malaysian Agriculture Research Institute, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation, Composite Technology Research Malaysia, Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia, Pusat Sains Negara, as well as the Audit Committee Chairman of MIMOS and a member of the Board of Tender for MIMOS and SIRIM. He is currently also a director of Frontken Corporation Berhad and various other private companies. Dato' Johar 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Lim Chee Hoong

Lim Chee Hoong

Non-Executive Director

LIM CHEE HOONG, aged 52, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as a Non- Executive Director. Mr. Lim is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Presently, Mr. Lim is a practicing accountant in Malaysia under Messrs LLTC. He is also a partner in Lee Teik Swee & Co. Prior to that, Mr. Lim was attached to various firms and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting. He is currently also a director of AHB Holdings Berhad and Choo Bee Metal Industries Berhad. Mr. 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 attended all five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Chua Carmey

Chua Carmey

Non-Executive Director

CHUA CARMEY, aged 27, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 13 November 2008 as a Non-Executive Director. Ms. Chua is also a member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. She graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, in 2008 and is currently sitting on the board of various companies within the CMY Capital Group. Ms. Chua is a family member of a major shareholder of the Company. However, she does not have any family relationship with any director of the Company, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She attended three of the five Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2011 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.