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Board Of Directors

Extracted from Annual Report 2017

MR CHIANG SANG SEM

Group Executive Chairman cum Group Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian, aged 64

Chiang Sang Sem is the founder of BONIA. He was appointed to the Board on 16 June 1994 as Executive Chairman of the Company and is now the Executive Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer of the Group. 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 brothers, Chiang Sang Bon, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng and his sons, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng are also members of the Board.

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG YEE, SSAP

Alternate Director to Mr Chiang Sang Sem
Malaysian, aged 40

Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee obtained his Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Statistic from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom in 1999 and joined Bonia Group in 2000. He was appointed to the Board on 18 February 2004 as the Alternate Director to Chiang Sang Sem. He plays an integral role in developing Group strategy with the rest of the leadership team and focuses on the Group's expansion and growth, market entry, sustainability, profitability and operational 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 uncles, Chiang Sang Bon and Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, and his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng are also members of the Board.

DATUK CHIANG HENG KIENG

PMW
Group Managing Director
Malaysian, aged 55

Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng was appointed to the Board on 16 June 1994 and is the Group Managing Director of the Company and of its several other subsidiary and related companies. He is extensively and directly involved in day-to-day management, decisionmaking and operations of the Group. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy and product distribution functions of the Group.

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

His brothers, Chiang Sang Sem, Chiang Sang Bon and his nephews, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng are also members of the Board.

MR CHIANG SANG BON

Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 62

Chiang Sang Bon was appointed to the Board on 16 June 1994 and is a Group Executive Director of the Company. He started his career with a leather manufacturer in Singapore in 1974. To-date, he has gained over 30 years' vast experience in technical skills in manufacturing of leatherwear. In his current capacity, he is responsible for the overall factory and production operations. He is also in-charge of product quality control.

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

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

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG TAT

Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 39

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 uncles, Chiang Sang Bon, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng and his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Seng are also members of the Board.

DATO' SRI CHIANG FONG SENG

SSAP
Group Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 32

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 Group Executive Chairman and was eventually promoted as Associate Director, assisting the Group Executive Chairman 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 the term 2015-2017.

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 uncles, Chiang Sang Bon, Datuk Chiang Heng Kieng, and his brothers, Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Yee and Dato' Sri Chiang Fong Tat are also members of the Board.

MR CHONG CHIN LOOK

Group Finance Director
Malaysian, aged 54

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 NG PENG HONG @ NG PENG HAY

DMSM, DSM, PJK
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 65

Datuk Ng Peng Hong @ Ng Peng Hay was appointed to the Board on 20 June 1994. He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Company.

He was the State Assemblyman for Tengkera Constituency of Barisan Nasional between 1982 and 1986. He then served as a Senator in the Malaysian Parliament from 1987 to 1993. His first involvement in social activities was upon completing his secondary education. He has been appointed as the Investment Coordinator by the Malacca State Development Corporation to handle direct investments in the State of Melaka since 1988. Together with his teams of officials and his excellent public relations, he has helped in attracting numerous Taiwanese, Singaporean and Chinese investors into the State of Melaka. In recognition of his efforts and dedication, he was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka by his Excellency, the Governor of Melaka in 1992. On 17 July 1999, the Taiwanese Government awarded him the Economics Medal.

In addition, he is the Chairman of Wellcall Holdings Berhad and iCapital.Biz Berhad, and an independent director of Sinmah Capital Berhad (formerly known as Farm's Best Berhad). He is also the Chairman of Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia Berhad.

DATO' SHAHBUDIN BIN IMAM MOHAMAD

DSAP, DIMP, SAP, JSM, PJK
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 75

Dato' Shahbudin Bin Iman Mohamad was appointed to the Board on 1 March 1998 and has been re-designated from a Non- Independent Non-Executive Director to an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 10 January 2014. He is the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Company.

He has served in the government service in various capacities for some 31 years. His last post with the Government was from 1996 to 1997 as the Deputy Secretary General (Operation), Ministry of Finance prior to his retirement in 1997.

He does not have any other directorships of public companies.

MR CHONG SAI SIN

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, aged 50

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

He is a Chartered Accountant, an Approved Company Auditor, an Approved Tax Agent under the Income Tax Act 1967 and the Goods and Services Tax Act 2014. He is a Partner in Messrs CL Associates PLT, Messrs. Lum & Co. and Messrs. H.S. Lee & Partners, firms of Chartered Accountants.

He is also 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 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.

He also serves as a co-opted member of the Public Practice Committee of the MICPA since February 2016.

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

Notes:

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

    1. any family relationship with any Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company,
    2. any conflict of interest with the Company,
    3. 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 the FY2017.
  2. The Directors' interests in the Company are detailed in the Financial Statements section and the Analysis of Shareholdings section of this Annual Report.


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