BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Last updated 16 March 2022

 

Ybhg Datuk Kwek Leng San

Chairman; Non-Executive/ Non-Independent

Datuk Kwek Leng San has extensive business experience in various business sectors, including financial services and manufacturing. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Industries Berhad (HLI) on 1 September 1990 and assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of HLI in 1993. He was appointed as Chairman of HLI on 9 February 2012. He is a member of the Nominating Committee of HLI.

Datuk Kwek is the Chairman of Malaysian Pacific Industries Bhd, Hume Cement Industries Berhad and Southern Steel Bhd, companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Bhd, a public company.

Datuk Kwek graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science (Engineering). He also holds a Master of Science (Finance) from City University London.

YBhg Dato’ Dr Jim Khor Mun Wei

Group Managing Director of HLI & Managing Director of Hong Leong Yamaha Sdn Bhd/ Non-Independent

Dato’ Dr Jim Khor Mun Wei is concurrently the Managing Director of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM), a role he was promoted into in 2015. He has invested almost three decades of his career with HLYM. He joined the company on 11 November 1991 as a Quality Assurance Engineer and has developed his career with the HLI Group. At HLYM, Dato’ Dr Jim Khor has well- rounded experience in various parts of the business, including parts and service department, manufacturing operations and sales and marketing.

Dato’ Dr Jim Khor was promoted as Group Managing Director of Hong Leong Industries Berhad on 1 August 2020. He does not sit on any committee of HLI.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Glamorgan University, UK. He obtained his Master in Business Administration from University of South Australia in 2009. He further obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration from Binary University of Management and Entrepreneurship on 12 January 2022. 

 

MR Peter Ho Kok Wai

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Mr Peter Ho Kok Wai has more than 35 years of auditing experience in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and financial services.

He forged his early career with Everett Pinto & Co., a central London Firm of Chartered Accountants, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. Subsequently, in 1987, Mr Peter Ho joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur (KPMG KL), where he progressed to Head of Department in 1992. He was transferred to KPMG Ipoh in 1993 to head the branch and was admitted as Partner in 1995. He was transferred back to KPMG KL in 2005 where he had, at various times, headed the Audit Technical Committee, Audit Function and Marketing Department. He retired from KPMG in December 2014.

Mr Peter Ho was appointed to the Board of Directors of HLI on 3 June 2015. He is the Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee of Hong Leong Industries Berhad. He is a Director of GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad, Hong Leong Capital Berhad, HPMT Holdings Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad, companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also a Director of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad, a public company.

Mr Peter is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ms Quek Sue Yian

Non-Executive Director/ Non-Independent

Ms Quek Sue Yian joined the Hong Leong Group in 2005 where she held management positions in various companies. She is the Executive Director of Hong Leong Foundation. Ms Quek is the Founder of Wisdom Club for Children, a charity that runs literacy projects. She is a founding member of Anyaman Preschool, a kindergarten. She is also a Director and Shareholder of Beyond Academics, an inclusive school. She helped start up ‘Voice of the Children’, a children’s rights advocacy non-governmental organisation. Ms Quek is a published author of several children’s books. Her book, Kailash, was a recipient of the White Raven Award 2014. She is also a gold medalist in the 2017 Sea Games.

Ms Quek was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Industries Berhad (HLI) on 4 January 2017. She does not sit on any committee of HLI.

Ms Quek graduated from Brunel University London with a Bachelor of Law and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple. She also holds a Master of Science in Poverty Reduction and Development Management from University of Birmingham and a Diploma in Child Psychology and Learning Disorders.

YBhg Datuk Noharuddin Bin Nordin @ Harun

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Datuk Noharuddin bin Nordin @ Harun has vast working experience with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). He was the Assistant Director of MITI from 1986 to 1993. He joined MATRADE in 1993 and thereupon served as the Malaysian Trade Commissioner in New York City, United States of America, from 1994 to 2000. He was the Chief Executive Officer of MATRADE from 2006 to 2011 and then as Chief Executive Officer of MIDA until his retirement in February 2014.

Datuk Noharuddin was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Industries Berhad on 13 March 2018. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee of HLI. He is a Director of Apex Healthcare Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Datuk Noharuddin graduated with a Master of Business Administration from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, UK. He completed the Advance Management Programme in Harvard Business School, the United States of America and Leaders in Governance Programme in School of Public Policy, Singapore. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from National Institute of Public Administration, Malaysia and a Diploma in Trade Policy from GATT, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Edward Chin Fook Ling

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Mr Edward Chin Fook Ling has more than 39 years of information technology (IT) management experience in various business sectors, including oil, banking and insurance, pharmaceuticals, and the United Nations.

He is currently the Group Infrastructure and Solutions (GIS) Key Account Manager and Community Lead of ROCHE Services (Asia Pacific), Malaysia (ROCHE), responsible for identifying strategic technology needs across Asia Pacific and guiding the delivery of solutions through the Malaysia delivery centre in collaboration with other global centres in Warsaw, Basel and Madrid.

Prior to joining ROCHE, he was the Deputy Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland and led a diverse team of more than a dozen nationalities based in Geneva, Budapest, Copenhagen, Nairobi and Bangkok and IT service providers in India in designing, developing and supporting global applications to protect and assist millions of refugees around the world.

Mr Edward Chin was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Industries Berhad (HLI) on 1 June 2021. He is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee of Hong Leong Industries.

He graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Mathematics.

Ms Cheryl Khor Hui Peng

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Ms Cheryl Khor Hui Peng has more than 23 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits as well as governance, controls, sustainability, internal audit and risk assessments for many clients across a broad range of industries. She is also a Fellow and Faculty Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) where she conducts training for directors on various board and governance topics across all industries.

She began her career in 1998 as a financial auditor and chartered accountant at Ernst & Young. Ms Cheryl Khor diversified her skill sets and breadth of experience when she joined Deloitte in 2013 where she led the Risk Advisory practice, complementing her chartered accountant experience with sustainability, governance and risk expertise. She was appointed as Managing Director of Deloitte Risk Advisory in 2014 and held the position until 2021. Whilst in Deloitte, she held numerous leadership positions culminating her career as the Asia Pacific Accounting and Internal Control Leader and was also a member of the Deloitte South East Asia Board of Directors.

Ms Cheryl Khor was appointed to the Board of HLI on 1 June 2021. She is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee of HLI. She is a Director of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, VSTECS Berhad and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. She is also a Director of Chubb Insurance Malaysia Berhad, a public company.

Ms Cheryl Khor graduated from University Putra Malaysia with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours). She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) and Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management (MARIM).