Directors' Profile

DR LIM PANG KIAM Male , Aged 59,

was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 July 2018.  He assumes the Chairmanships of the Board, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee, and redesignated as a member of the Audit Committee on 28 May 2021 upon the retirement of Dr Teh Chee Ghee at the Annual General Meeting on 27 May 2021.  Dr Lim obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Housing, Building and Planning and a Master of Science in Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1988 and 1989 respectively.  He is a Certified Financial Planner, a title by the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia which he has held since 2002. He is also a Credit Risk Management specialist whereby he was awarded the designation as a Certified Risk Professional from the Bank Administration Institute for Certification in USA in 2003.  He has been a member of the Council of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (formerly known as Institute of Bankers Malaysia) since 1999.  He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”) and the Institute of Corporate Director Malaysia (“ICDM”). He is also a member of the MIA, the Chartered Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”) and the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants (“ASEAN CPA”).  He obtained a Doctor of Business Administration from SEGi University in August 2020. 

 

He has been in the banking industry for over 15 years holding various senior positions which include banking operation, commercial and corporate banking and investment banking.  He left the industry in 2004 to become business owner and held several executive and non-executive directorships in public and private enterprises in Malaysia。

 

He currently sits on the Board of Inta Bina Group Berhad, SDS Group Berhad and Lagenda Properties Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director.    

 

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad.  
 

 

DATO’ NG HOOK Male, Aged 66,

is the Group Managing Director and was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. He is the founder of the Group. He has been involved in the hardware, pipes, valves, fittings and plumbing materials industries upon completion of his secondary education in 1973. With more than 40 years of hands-on experience in the business and acute business vision, he has developed the Group’s businesses and responsible for the continuing growth and success of the Group. He is the spouse of Datin Yap Seng Kuan. He does not hold any directorship in other public company.

 

NG CHOOI GUAN Male , Aged 58,

was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. He is the Managing Director of Engtex. He commenced his sales career in the hardware industry upon completion of his secondary education in 1980. He joined Engtex upon its inception in 1984 as a Sales Representative. His responsibilities include sales and marketing, business development, procurement of products for wholesale and distribution and manufacturing segments, securing exclusive distributorships/agencies and developing house-brand products. He does not hold any directorship in other public company. 

 

DATIN YAP SENG KUAN Female , Aged 64,

was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. After completing her secondary education, Datin Yap has held various administrative positions and managed her own business prior to joining Engtex. She is currently in-charge of the Group’s Treasury & Credit Control function. Her portfolio includes the monitoring of day-to-day credit control and cashflow, monitoring debtors’ collections and treasury function of the Group. She is the spouse of Dato’ Ng Hook.  She does not hold any directorship in other public company.

 

NG YIK SOON  Male , Aged 54,

was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Executive Director on 3 June 2002. He holds a Professional Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education. He has been with Engtex upon completion of his secondary education in 1985. His responsibilities in Engtex include the supply chain management, and business and product development predominantly in the wholesale and distribution segment.  Since 2004, he was also involved in the business and product development in certain manufactured steel products before focusing on ductile iron pipes and fittings. He does not hold any directorship in other public company. 

  

HO SIN KHEONG Male , Aged 67,

was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 August 2020 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. 

 

He began his career as a lecturer in Universiti Sains Malaysia, his Alma Mater. He graduated with a Master of Science from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1983 and a Bachelor of Science with Education (Honours) degree from the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1979.

 

He has over 38 years of working experience in banking and Information Technology (“IT”).  He started his first commercial career in NCR Malaysia from 1983 till 1988. He later moved on to assume the role of Head of IT/Chief Information Officer in various banks in Malaysia which included Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad (1988 to 1997), United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (1997 to 2003), RHB Bank Malaysia Bhd (2008 to 2014), MBSB Bank Berhad (2017 to 2018) and Kuwait Finance House Malaysia (2019 to 2020). In IT, he had experience working in eBworx Berhad from 2003 to 2005 as an Executive Director and a board member. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Executive Director in a mobile payment services start-up called Mobile Money Sdn Bhd and pioneered the mobile payment using handphones in Malaysia. 

 

He has vast experience in core retail banking system, delivery channels system like branch teller system, internet and mobile banking, mobile payment system, data warehousing and big data analytics. He has excelled in project management and people management with successful implementation in numerous multi-million projects.

 

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad. 
 

 

DATO’ LEANNE KOH LI ANN Female , Aged 48,

was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 May 2021 and she assumes the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee on the even date.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University in 1997. She is also a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and the International Fiscal Association. Dato’ Leanne Koh chambered with Messrs Lee Hishammuddin, a Kuala Lumpur-based corporate and commercial law firm and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998. Following her chambering, she worked in the Litigation Department and thereafter the Corporate Department of the law firm at which she had chambered before joining KPMG Malaysia in June 2000. As a member of KPMG Malaysia's corporate tax practice team for over 20 years, Dato' Leanne Koh has provided corporate tax advice in relation to a variety of domestic and international transactions and exercises, including inbound and outbound investments, cross border and domestic regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), Initial Public Offerings (“IPOs”), international tax advice and tax due diligence, corporate tax diagnostic reviews and group tax planning and advising on structured finance products and structuring commercial contracts for tax efficiency. She held the position of Executive Director Corporate Tax in KPMG Malaysia for about 15 years before retiring in June 2020.  During the course of her career, Dato' Leanne Koh had, amongst others, served in an advisory capacity with the Securities Commission and Bank Negara Malaysia in respect of tax issues relating to ABS structures and Islamic financing. She had also addressed seminars and conferences in relation to tax issues relating to M&As and international tax planning. She also holds substantial legal experience in the areas of insolvency law and corporate and commercial restructurings, in particular receiverships and liquidations, banking litigation and administrative law matters. Dato' Leanne Koh returned to legal practice in July 2020 and is presently a partner of Messrs Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh in the Corporate and M&A Department.

 

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad.  
 

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

• All the Directors are Malaysian.


• The Group has entered into recurrent related party transactions with parties in which the directors of the Company, namely Dato’ Ng Hook, Ng Chooi Guan and Ng Yik Soon have direct and/or indirect interests as disclosed in the notes to the Financial Statements section of the yearly Annual Report. 


• Datin Yap Seng Kuan is interested in the recurrent related party transactions by virtue of being the spouse of Dato’ Ng Hook.

 

• Save for the above mentioned disclosure, none of the other directors have any conflict of interest with the Company.


• None of the Directors has been convicted of any offences other than traffic offences, if any, within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


• Dato’ Ng Hook, Ng Chooi Guan and Ng Yik Soon are siblings. Dato’ Ng Hook is a major shareholder of Engtex Group Berhad.