DATO’ DR. CHOY FOOK ON, Malaysian, age 81, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman and founder of FFHB Group, and was appointed to the Board of Directors on 2 February 1983. He was appointed as Executive Chairman on 6 November 1992 and held the position of Managing Director from 12 February 1993 until 8 August 1996. Dato’ Dr. Choy is also a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

In 1996, the Pacific Western University in the United States of America awarded Dato’ Dr. Choy a Degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. He has been involved in the furniture and interior fit-out works industries for more than 30 years and has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in manufacturing, exporting, distribution and marketing of furniture, renovation, and interior design of offices and hotels. In 1990, he was appointed by the World Bank to act as a Project Consultant for the development of wood-based industry for the General Bureaux of Guangdon State Farms and Hainan State Farms in the People’s Republic of China.

Dato’ Dr. Choy is the spouse of Datin Tan Geok Foong, an Executive Director, and father of Dato’ Choy Wai Hin and Datuk Choy Wai Ceong who are the Managing Director and Executive  Director respectively as well as major shareholders of the Company. He is a director and major shareholder of Choy Fook On & Sons Realty Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years. Dato’ Dr. Choy’s interest in securities of the Company and its subsidiaries is disclosed in the Annual Report.

 

DATIN TAN GEOK FOONG, Malaysian, age 76, was appointed as an Executive Director of FFHB on 2 February 1983. She has more than 20 years of experience in the interior fit-out works and in retailing, trading and manufacturing of wood-based products. Currently, she is actively involved in the retailing operations of the Group. She also sits on the Board of other private limited companies involved in property development and property investment.

Datin Tan is the spouse of Dato’ Dr. Choy Fook On, the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman, and mother of Dato’ Choy Wai Hin and  Datuk Choy Wai Ceong who are the Managing Director and Executive Director respectively as well as major shareholders of the Company. She is also a director and major shareholder of Choy Fook On & Sons Realty Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company. She has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years. Datin Tan’s interest in securities of the Company and its subsidiaries is disclosed in the Annual Report.

 

DATO’ CHOY WAI HIN, Malaysian, age 54, has been the Group Managing Director of FFHB since 8 August 1996 and was first appointed to the Board on 1 November 1991.

Dato’ Choy graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1986.  He joined Alam Jurutera Perunding, a firm of Civil and Structural Engineering, as an engineer in 1987 and, in the same year, left to join the Group. Prior to his appointment as Group Managing Director, he was responsible for the production and domestic marketing for the FFHB Group. Presently, as the Group Managing Director of FFHB, he has overall responsibilities for the directions and profitability of the Group. In 1997, he attended the Program for Management Development at the School of Business Administration, Harvard Business School in the United States of America.

Dato’ Choy Wai Hin is the son of Dato’ Dr. Choy Fook On, the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman and Datin Tan Geok Foong, and the brother of Datuk Choy Wai Ceong who are Executive Director and major shareholders of the Company. He is a director and major shareholder of Choy Fook On & Sons Realty Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and never been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years. Dato’ Choy’s interest in securities of the Company and its subsidiaries is disclosed in the Annual Report.

 

DATUK CHOY WAI CEONG, Malaysian, age 53, has been the Executive Director of FFHB since 1 November 1991.  He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of London, United Kingdom and was called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) in 1986. Prior to joining the Group in 1987, he worked at the law firm of Nik Hussain & Partners for a period of one year. As a result of his active participation in the overseas market, he has acquired substantial experience in the international furniture market and has developed an intimate knowledge of the overseas market structure, distribution system, pricing and trade opportunities. Datuk Choy is also the Managing Director of the Masteron Group which is involved in property development and property investment.

Datuk Choy Wai Ceong is the son of Dato’ Dr. Choy Fook On, the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman, and Datin Tan Geok Foong, the Executive Director, and the brother of Dato’ Choy Wai Hin, the Managing Director, who are all major shareholders of the Company. He is also a director and major shareholder of Choy Fook On & Sons Realty Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years. Datuk Choy’s interest in securities of the Company and its subsidiaries is disclosed in the Annual Report.

 

TUAN HAJI HUSSEIN BIN HAMZAH, Malaysian, age 73, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director since 7 August 2004. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Tuan Haji Hussein holds Associateship in Architecture from the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Diploma in Architecture from MARA Institute of Technology. He is a Professional Architect and Interior Designer registered with the Board of Architects, Malaysia. He held various positions in Professional Institutes including Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia ("PAM") serving as President from 1989 to 1990, and Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia ("IPDM") serving as President from 1992 to 1994 and 2007 to 2009. Having previously served as a member representing PAM on the Board of Architects (1990 to 1992), he is currently re-appointed to the Board of Architects (2004 to present).

He has served in various government committees such as a member of the committee for GATT and Trade in Services (construction industry) in the Ministry of Finance, a member of the Consultative Panel for the National Housing Policy, the standing committee for amendments to the Uniform Building By-Laws in the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and Chairman for Architectural Examination Council of the Board of Architects. He was appointed by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government as Chairman for the Standards Committee on Use of Buildings by the Handicapped. He is also a Director of Idaman Unggul Bhd and Idris Hydraulic (Malaysia) Bhd.

Tuan Haji Hussein does not hold any shares in the Company and has no relationship with any other directors and/or substantial shareholders of FFHB. He has no conflict of interests with FFHB and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years.

 

MOHD. ARIF BIN MASTOL, Malaysian, age 64, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 January 2010. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mohd. Arif Bin Mastol graduated from MARA Institute of Technology in Accountancy, and he is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He began his career in 1977 as an Executive Account Officer. In 1985, he served as an Accountant with the Treasury Department of Kuala Lumpur City Hall after completing his Degree in Accounting from MARA Institute of Technology. From 1991 to 2001, he was attached with several companies, including a Japanese based company in several capacities including Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts, Finance & Administration Manager, Company Representative and Financial Controller before assuming his current position as Chief Operating Officer.

Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Leader Steel Holdings Berhad and SKB Shutter Holdings Berhad.

Mohd. Arif Bin Mastol does not hold any shares in the Company and has no relationship with any other directors and/or substantial shareholders of FFHB. He has no conflict of interests with FFHB and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years.

 

DATO' DR ABDUL RASHID BIN ABDUL MALIK, Malaysian, age 65, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2015. Dato’ Abdul Rashid graduated with a Bachelor of Science Forestry from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1979. He later obtained a Masters of Science from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London in 1968. In 1993 he was awarded a doctor of philosophy from University of London.

Dato’ Abdul Rashid joined the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (“FRIM”) upon his graduation in 1979 and was there for 32 years until 2011. He had an illustrious career in FRIM where he rose through the ranks from Research Officer to Director of various divisions such as Forest Products (1995), Corporate Affairs (1999), Business Support (2001), Business Development (2003), Management & Multimedia (2005). His last position was Deputy Director General Research & Development from 2007 to 2011. Dato’ Abdul Rashid then became the Project Consultant with Technology Park Malaysia from 2012 to 2013.

Dato’ Abdul Rashid has contributed professionally as member, chairman or secretary in many technical committees both internationally and locally, some of which are Associate Member of the Academy of Science Malaysia, Member of the Board of Advisors for the Proposed Kulliyah of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources, International Islamic University Malaysia, Alternate Member of Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Chairman of Technical Committee on Code of Practice for Structural Use of Timber, Chairman of Committee of Working Group on Fire Resistance of Timber Structures, Co-Chairman of Committee on World Conference on Timber Engineering 2002, Committee Member of IUFRO XXI World Congress 2000, Chairman of Committee of Forest Industry International Tropical Timber Council, Committee Member of CODB Technical Evaluation on Building Material/Product/Malaysian Building Technology. He was also an international consultant in Myanmar for ITTO project PD31/96 Introduction of Lessor-known Timber spp. to the World Market in 1998. Since 2013 he is the chairman of expert panel on Science Fund evaluation committee MOSTI.    

Dato’ Abdul Rashid does not hold any shares in the Company and has no relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders. He has no conflict of interest with FFHB and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years.

 
   
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