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Board Of Directors

Extracted from Annual Report 2018

DATO' MOHAMED KHADAR BIN MERICAN

Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian, aged 62

Dato' Mohamed Khadar Bin Merican joined the Board on 01 September 2018 as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He also serves as the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Dato' Mohamed Khadar is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato' Mohamed Khadar has had more than 40 years of experience in financial and general management. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm, before joining a financial services group. Dato' Mohamed Khadar has also held various senior management positions in the then Pernas International Holdings Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia, including those of President and Chief Operating Officer. Thereafter, Dato' Mohamed Khadar was on the Board of RHB Capital Berhad as its Independent Non-Executive Chairman, and Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad as its Independent Non-Executive Director.

Presently, Dato' Mohamed Khadar's other directorships in public companies are AirAsia Group Berhad, Thai AirAsia Co. Ltd, Sona Petroleum Berhad (In Members' Voluntary Liquidation); and Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Members' Voluntary Liquidation). He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of SOGO (KL) Department Store Sdn. Bhd. since 2005.

MR CHIANG SANG SEM

Founder, Group CEO and Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 65

Chiang Sang Sem is the founder of BONIA. He was appointed to the Board on 16 June 1994 as the Executive Chairman of the Company. On 01 September 2018, he relinquished from his position as the Group Executive Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer and was re-designated as the "Founder cum Executive Director" of the Company. On 02 October 2018, he assumed the role of Group CEO and was re-designated as the "Founder, Group CEO and Group Executive Director" of Bonia Corporation Berhad.

His involvement in the leather industry spans a period of over 40 years. He possesses in-depth knowledge, skills and expertise in all aspects of the leatherwear trade. He is responsible for the overall business development and formulating the Group's strategic plans and policies. He travels regularly around Europe and Asia to get the latest updates on fashion trends and technological changes in leatherwear and fashion accessories industry.

He currently holds directorships in several subsidiaries of the Company and does not have any other directorships of public companies.

His brother, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, his sons, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, his daughter, Chiang May Ling and his nephew, Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG TAT, SSAP

Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 40

Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Marketing and Management from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom and joined Bonia Group in 2000. He was appointed to the Board on 30 August 2004 as a Group Executive Director of the Company. He is responsible for the Group's expansion and growth, market entry, product research and development as well as business efficiency.

He currently holds directorships in several subsidiaries of the Company and does not have any other directorships of public companies.

His father, Chiang Sang Sem, his uncle, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, his sister, Chiang May Ling, and his cousin, Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG SENG, SSAP

Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 33

Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng was appointed to the Board on 10 January 2014 and holds the position as Group Executive Director. He graduated in year 2007 with a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He joined Bonia Group initially as Personal Assistant to the Founder, Group CEO and Group Executive Director and was eventually promoted as Associate Director, assisting the Founder, Group CEO and Group Executive Director in all aspects of works. He involves in the Group's business development, strategic planning, products research and development.

He was conferred Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat DiMulia - Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) which carries the title Dato' Sri in year 2013.

He was appointed as Vice President of Malaysian Dato' Entrepreneurs' Association (MDEA) for 2 consecutive terms 2015-2017 and 2018-2020.

He currently holds directorships in several subsidiaries of the Company and does not have any other directorships of public companies.

His father, Chiang Sang Sem, his uncle, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat, his sister, Chiang May Ling, and his cousin, Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

MR CHONG CHIN LOOK

Group Finance Director
Malaysian, aged 55

Chong Chin Look was appointed to the Board on 20 June 1994. He is the Group Finance Director of the Company and holds the position of Financial Controller of the Group since 1992. He is responsible for the overall financial and corporate functions of the Group. Prior to his current position, he was attached to KPMG Peat Marwick (now known as KPMG), an international firm of Chartered Accountants, where he gained extensive experiences in auditing, accounting, taxation and management consultancy.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree with a major in Business Administration from the University of Malaya in 1987. He is also a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He currently holds directorships in several subsidiaries of the Company and does not have any other directorships of public companies.

DATUK CHIANG HENG KIENG, PMW

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 56

Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng was appointed to the Board on 16 June 1994. On 01 September 2018, he relinquished from his position as the Group Managing Director and was re-designated as a Non- Independent Non-Executive Director of Bonia Corporation Berhad.

Prior to his re-designation, he was extensively and directly involved in day-to-day management, decision-making and operations of the Group. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy and product distribution functions of the Group. He holds directorship in several subsidiaries of the Company and does not have any other directorships of public companies.

Currently, he is serving as the Life Time Honorary President of the Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA), a Director of MRCA Branding Education Charity Foundation, a Council Member of Malaysian AEON Foundation, a Council Member of Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI) and a Council Member of Kuala Lumpur Eng Choon Hoey Kuan (Association of Hokkien, Eng Choon).

His brother, Chiang Sang Sem, his nephews, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, Chiang May Ling and Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG YEE, SSAP

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 41

Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee obtained his Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Statistic from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom in 1999. He joined the Board on 18 February 2004 as the Alternate Director to Chiang Sang Sem. On 01 September 2018, he resigned from the alternate directorship and was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Bonia Corporation Berhad.

Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee's involvement in fashion industry spans roles from hands-on support to senior executive positions in Bonia Group. Prior to his appointment as the Alternate Director to Chiang Sang Sem, he was a Marketing Executive and later an Assistant Business Development Manager of CB Marketing Sdn. Bhd. from 2000 to 2004 primarily responsible for the marketing functions of the Bonia Group.

Presently, he is the Managing Director of CRG Incorporated Berhad ("CRG") spearheads the CRG Group's business direction and overall strategies and policies to drive the growth and innovation of Carlo Rino and CR2 products. He plays an integral role in developing CRG Group's business strategy with the rest of the management team and focuses on CRG Group's expansion and growth, market entry, sustainability, profitability and operational efficiency.

His father, Chiang Sang Sem, his uncle, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, his sister, Chiang May Ling, and his cousin, Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

LIM SAW IMM

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 62

Lim Saw Imm was appointed to the Board on 01 September 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is also the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Company.

She is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, and a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She has been with a leading accounting firm for more than 34 years with 18 years as a partner. During her tenure with the firm, amongst her other responsibilities include overseeing its corporate services outsourcing division and assuming the role of Tax Risk Management Partner, having responsibility for the risk management requirements and process of the Malaysian Tax Practice.

Her corporate tax specialisms are in the areas of plantation, property development, logistics specifically in shipping, retail and manufacturing. Specific experience would include advising on the largest plantation listing in Malaysia, major privatisation and PFI projects, drafting of the gazette orders for one of the Economic Corridors, significant manufacturing projects involving customised incentives etc.

She currently sits on the Board of Golden Land Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She also serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee and Nomination Committee respectively, and a member of its Remuneration Committee.

MR CHONG SAI SIN

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 51

Chong Sai Sin was appointed to the Board on 30 January 2009 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Company.

He is a Chartered Accountant, an Approved Company Auditor and an Approved Tax Agent under the Income Tax Act 1967. He is a Partner in Messrs. CL Associates PLT, Messrs. Lum & Co. and Messrs. H.S. Lee & Partners, firms of Chartered Accountants.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM), and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). He also serves as a co-opted member of the Public Practice Committee of MICPA since February 2016.

He signed up as an article student in MICPA and started audit experience in Messrs. Kassim Chan & Co. (now known as Deloitte) since 1987. He joined Messrs. BDO Binder (now known as BDO) in 1993 after he completed the articleship. He accumulated more than 7 years' experience in 2 established audit firms before joining commercial organisations as an Accountant, Corporate Finance Manager and Financial Controller from 1995 to 2002. Thereafter, he started his public practice as an audit principal and becomes an audit partner in 2005. In 2016, he co-founded CL Associates PLT. Overall, he has more than 25 years' experience in commercial organisations and public practice and gained good exposure in corporate finance and restructuring, due diligence review, listing exercise, auditing, taxation and accounting.

Presently, he is on the Board of Lysaght Galvanized Steel Bhd as an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of its Audit Committee.

CHIANG MAY LING

Alternate Director to Chiang Sang Sem
Malaysian, aged 30

Chiang May Ling graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance from Deakin University. She joined the Board on 01 September 2018 as the Alternate Director to Chiang Sang Sem.

Chiang May Ling has more than 5 years of experience in retail industry. Presently, she is a Director of De Marts Marketing Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Bonia Corporation Berhad) primary responsible for the product planning, sourcing and developing, analysing and implementation of marketing strategy for ladies footwear of Bonia Group.

She does not have any other directorships of public companies.

Her father, Chiang Sang Sem, her uncle, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, her brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, and her cousin, Chiang Fong Chyen are also members of the Board.

CHIANG FONG CHYEN

Alternate Director to Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng
Malaysian, aged 38

Chiang Fong Chyen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Information Technology from Coventry University. He joined the Board on 01 September 2018 as the Alternate Director to Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng.

Chiang Fong Chyen has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience. He is currently a Director of Alpha Footwear Sdn. Bhd., Podium Retail Sdn. Bhd. and SBM Marketing Sdn. Bhd. (all are subsidiaries of Bonia Corporation Berhad). His main responsibilities include implementation of marketing strategy, operations management, and product and business development for the licensed brands under the Bonia Group.

He does not have any other directorships of public companies.

His uncles, Chiang Sang Sem and Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, his cousins, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng, and Chiang May Ling are also members of the Board.

Notes:

  1. Save as disclosed above, none of the directors have:

    • any family relationship with any Directors and/or substantial shareholders of Company.
    • any conflict of interest with the Company.
    • any conviction for offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years, and/or any public sanction or penalty imposed by regulatory bodies during FY2018.
  2. The Directors' interest in the Company are detailed in the Financial Statements section and the Analysis of Shareholdings section of this Annual Report.


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