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From Left To Right (Back)
Dato' Lua Choon Hann, Wee Cheng Kwan, Lim Chee Hoong, Lee Sim Hak, Ong Lock Hoo, Dato' Lee Chee Leong

From Left To Right (Front)
Cheah Eng Chuan, Dato' Lim Heen Peok, Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh

Dato' Lim Heen Peok

Dato' Lim Heen Peok

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato' Lim Heen Peok, aged 66, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 25 November 2004. Dato' Lim is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

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 was the 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. He 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. Dato' Lim 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 seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Cheah Eng Chuan

Cheah Eng Chuan

Managing Director

DATO' LIM HEEN PEOK, aged 67, 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 both the Remuneration Committee and Risk Management 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 seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Lee Sim Hak

Lee Sim Hak

Executive Director

Lee Sim Hak, aged 60, 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 is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.

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 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 six (6) of the seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Ong Lock Hoo

Ong Lock Hoo

Executive Director

Ong Lock Hoo, aged 62, 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 is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.

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 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 seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh

Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Hamzah Bin Mohd Salleh, aged 66, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2005. Dato' Hamzah is also a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Dato' Hamzah 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 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 seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Lim Chee Hoong

Lim Chee Hoong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Chee Hoong, aged 53, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2003 as an Independent Non- Executive Director. Mr. Lim is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

Mr Lim is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, as well as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. Presently, Mr. Lim is a practicing accountant in Malaysia under Messrs CHI-LLTC (formerly known as 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 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 seven (7) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Lim Chee Leong

Lim Chee Leong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Chee Leong, a Malaysian aged 56, was appointed to the Board on 5 August 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Dato' Lee is also a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Dato' Lee graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance at the Bristol Polytechnic in the United Kingdom. He served as State Assemblyman for Tualang, Perak from 1990 to 1995, and as State Assemblyman for Malim Nawar from 1995 to 2008. Dato' Lee was also as Member of the Perak State Executive Council from 1995 to 2008 where he served as Chairman of the Health and Environment Committee. In 2008, Dato' Lee was elected as Member of Parliament for Kampar, Perak and was appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister in April 2009. He was subsequently appointed as Deputy Home Minister in a Cabinet reshuffling in June 2010 and served until May 2013.

Dato' Lee 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 three (3) of the four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Wee Cheng Kwan

Wee Cheng Kwan

Executive Director

Wee Cheng Kwan, a Malaysian aged 37, was appointed to the Board on 5 August 2013 as an Executive Director. Mr Wee is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with First Class Honors from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom in 1999, Mr Wee started his career with a construction consultant company in Singapore where he worked as a Civil Engineer. He then worked as a Structural Engineer with a construction company in Singapore for 4 years where he built his expertise in project management and structural engineering. Mr Wee returned to Malaysia in 2004 to work as a Project Manager for a local construction company before joining the WG Group in 2007. He is responsible for the running of the business with a particular emphasis on sales and business development. Mr Wee also has wide experience in fund raising and strategic planning in various industries including IPO, dual listing, mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 10 years of experience in the construction and financial industries.

Mr Wee 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 four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Lua Choon Hann

Dato' Lua Choon Hann

Executive Director

Dato' Lua Choon Hann, a Malaysian aged 37, was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2013 as an Executive Director.

Dato' Lua obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom and started his professional career in legal practice as a Prosecutor with the Attorney General's Chambers in Singapore. With his years of practice, he gained a substantial and broad expertise, knowledge and experience in advising on legal matters, amongst others, pertaining to corporate affairs, finance and commercial matters. With his professional legal experience, business acumen and commercial know-how, Dato' Lua became an entrepreneur in 2003 through various business ventures in Malaysia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong, involving various sectors, including the provision of corporate consultancy and solution services, property development and other related businesses. He is currently also a director of Pelikan International Corporation Berhad and various other private companies.

Dato' Lua 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 three (3) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 and has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.