BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Y Bhg Dato Dr. Mohamad Musa bin Md. Jamil
Executive Chairman

Tay Hoe Lian
Managing Director

Tay How Sik @ Tay How Sick
Executive Director

Hia Cheng
Executive Director


Tan Ah Lai
Independent Non-Executive Director

Tay Puay Chuan
Independent Non-Executive Director

YBhg Mej Jen Dato Pahlawan Amirudin Mahmud bin Aladad Khan (Retired)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


 


Y BHG DATO DR. MOHAMAD MUSA BIN MD. JAMIL
executive chairman
malaysian,
aged 63


He was appointed the Executive Chairman of Guan Chong Berhad on 8 January 2005. He is responsible for the overall strategic business planning and advises on the R&D activities of the Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Malaya in 1972. Upon his graduation, he joined Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI) (Crop Protection Division), as a research assistant and later promoted to the research officer. In 1979, he obtained a PhD, in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Queens’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1980, he held the position of research officer of MARDI (Cocoa and Coconut Research Division) and promoted to the position of Deputy Director in 1984. Later, in 1985, he became the Director of the Cocoa and Coconut Research Division. As the Director, he was responsible for planning, managing and overseeing all research programmes under this division. In addition, he was also involved in the implementation and development programmes for cocoa smallholders. In 1990, he joined MCB as the Deputy Director General (Market Development and Regulatory). He was in charge of marketing, promoting, licensing and grading of cocoa beans and cocoa products. He also represented Malaysia in various meetings and trade negotiations held by International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO). In 1996, he was promoted to the post of Director General of MCB. As the Director General, he was responsible for planning, developing and managing of all research programmes which involved improvement of cocoa yield and quality as well as development of cocoa products and related downstream activities. In addition, he oversaw the implementation and enforcement of regulations on quality of cocoa beans and cocoa products. He held this position until he retired in 2001. Through the years, he has published more than 30 papers, mostly on cocoa. Currently, he is a member of Malaysian Plant Protection Society and Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP). He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is not a director of any other public company. He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years

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TAY HOE LIAN
managing director
malaysian,
aged 45


He was appointed the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guan Chong Berhad on 8 January 2005. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo, College of Business Administration, USA in 1993. Upon his graduation, he was appointed as manager of JB Cocoa Group Sdn Bhd’s Transport Division and overseeing the operation of the division. In 1997, he joined Guan Chong Cocoa Manufacturer Sdn Bhd ( GCC ) as the Marketing Manager and has successfully marketed cocoa powder to the European, Middle East and South American markets. In 1999, he was appointed as a Director of GCC and promoted to the position of General Manager in 2002 and Managing Director in 2003. He also held the position of Human Resource and Administration Manager of GCC since 2002. With his contribution, GCC has successfully expanded its production capacity to become the top player in the local cocoa processing industry. He has also steered GCC towards the production of premium cocoa powder. He was appointed as a Director of Guan Chong Trading Sdn Bhd since 2001 and Director of Enrich Mix Sdn Bhd since 2002. He is not a director of any other public company. He is the son of Tey Chi @ Tay Chin Chuan, his alternate director and shareholder of the Company, cousin of Tay How Sik @ Tay How Sick, an Executive Director and shareholder of the Company and cousin of Tay How Yeh, the alternate director to Tay How Sik @ Tay How Sick and shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.



TAY HOW SIK @ TAY HOW SICK
executive director
malaysian,
aged 50


He was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Guan Chong Berhad on 8 January 2005. He has been a director and Factory Manager of Guan Chong Cocoa Manufacturer Sdn Bhd ( GCC ) since 1989 and is currently in charge of the factory operations of GCC. As a director of JB Cocoa Group Sdn Bhd from 1987 to 2003, he gained vast experience in cocoa processing. He was involved in the initial setting up of the cocoa beans processing plant including the building of factory, setting up the production line and machinery installation. Over the years, he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the manufacturing of cocoa-derived food ingredients, maintenance and modification of machines to enhance production efficiency and to improve the quality of cocoa-derived food ingredients. He is also a director of Guan Chong Trading since 2001 and a director and Factory Manager of Enrich Mix Sdn Bhd since 2002. He is not a director of any other public company. He is the cousin of Tay Hoe Lian, the Managing Director and major shareholder of the Company and brother of Tay How Yeh, his alternate director and shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.



HIA CHENG
executive director
malaysian,
aged 44


He was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Guan Chong Berhad on 8 January 2005. He obtained professional accounting qualification from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants ( ACCA ) in 1991 and became a fellow member of ACCA in 2001. He was with TH Liew & Gan, a local audit firm from 1986 to 1990. He joined Guan Chong Cocoa Manufacturer Sdn Bhd ( GCC ) in 1991 as the Accounts Supervisor and has been actively involved in the administration, financial management and foreign currency management of GCC In addition, he also carries out feasibility studies and investment appraisal for all of GCC’s expansion projects. In 1996, he was promoted to his current position as Finance and Trading Manager of GCC. Since then, he has been heading the finance and trading department as well as sourcing cocoa beans and marketing of cocoa butter, cocoa liquor and cocoa cake. He has successfully strengthened GCC´s relationships with its customers which include international trading companies. He was appointed as director of GCC and Guan Chong Trading Sdn Bhd since 2003. He is not a director of any other public company. He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.



 Y BHG MEJ. JEN. DATO PAHLAWAN AMIRUDIN MAHMUD BIN ALADAD KHAN (Retired)
non-independent non-executive director
malaysian,
aged 59


He was appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Guan Chong Berhad on 14 April 2008. He completed his secondary education in Johor Bahru. Thereafter, he underwent 2 years of cadet training at the Royal Military College, Sungai Besi. He was commissioned in 1971 into the Royal Military Regiment, Malaysian Army. He obtained a Diploma in Strategic and Security Studies from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1986/1987. He graduated from Armed Forces Staff College (MTAT), Haigate, Kuala Lumpur in 1983 and from Armed Forces Defence College (MPAT), Haigate, Kuala Lumpur in 1993. From 1971 to 1988, he was ranked 2nd Lieutenant to Major. Throughout this period, he held several staff and command appointments at various levels of army military command and training establishments namely with the Royal Malay Infantry Regiments, Army Training Schools, the Royal Military College, the Human Resource and Army Equipment Branch, Army Headquarters. The other major appointments held thereafter are from 1989 to 1992, Commanding Officer of 18th Royal Malay Regiment. From 1996 to 2000, Defence Attache, Bangkok, Thailand. From 2000 to 2001, Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division. From 2001 to 2003, Brigade Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade. From 2002 to 2003, Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Development/Chief of Staff Army Headquarters. From 2004 to 2006, General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division, Malaysian Army, Bukit Gedong, Pulau Pinang. He also attended various military seminars, forums and courses at local military establishments/centre and also overseas. Planned, conducted and participated on many bilateral exercises with various ASEAN countries and also with allied forces. He served in the Malaysian Armed forces for over 37 years. He is the member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is not a director of any other public company. He has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.



 TAN AH LAI
non-independent non-executive director
malaysian,
aged 41


He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Guan Chong Berhad on 26 October 2007. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He started his career as an Audit Assistant in a public accounting firm in year 1994 and is presently the audit and tax director of the firm. He has considerable experience in auditing, investigation, due diligence work and financial and tax compliance related work. Currently, he is a director of Crescendo Corporation Berhad. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.



TAY PUAY CHUAN
independent non-executive director
malaysian,
aged 45


He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Guan Chong Berhad on 8 January 2005. He started his career with the Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Bukit Aman in 1987 and later left the police force as a Police Inspector in 1992. He joined Fajar Sawmill Sdn Bhd as a Factory Manager from 1992 to 1997. In 1997, he obtained a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from University of London, UK. He was called to the Bar and admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 1998. He was the partner in Fazilah, Ong Chee Seong & Associates from 1998 to 2003 until he set up his own legal practice, Tay Puay Chuan & Co in Muar, Johor Darul Takzim in 2003. Currently, he is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Sern Kou Resources Berhad. He is the chairman of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years.