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board of director
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DATO’ GHAZALI BIN MAT ARIFF

(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)
 
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TUAN HAJI FAUZI BIN MUSTAPHA

  (Independent Non-Executive Director)
   
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ENCIK SULAIMAN BIN SALLEH

  (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
   
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MR. LIM YEW BOON

  (Non-Independent Executive Director)
   
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MR. LIM CHIN SEAN

  (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
   
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DR GOH SWEE POR

  (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
   
   
   
   
   
 

DATO’ GHAZALI BIN MAT ARIFF
Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Dato’ Ghazali Bin Mat Ariff, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 9 December 2003 and assumed the position as Chairman of the Company on 26 September 2007. He also serves as Chairman to the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Dato’ Ghazali is an Advocate and Solicitor. He qualified as a Barrister-at Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London and was called to the English Bar on 21 November 1978. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 27 September 1979. He set up a legal firm under the name of Messrs. Ghazali Ariff & Partners in March 1980 and is currently the Senior Partner of the firm.

From 1979 to 1980 he worked as a legal assistant at Messrs. Nik Hussain, Ibrahim & Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur. Prior to that, he was a college trained teacher at Chung Hwa Confucian High School Penang from 1962 to 1968 and a lecturer at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Teachers’ Training College Brunei Darussalam from 1968 to 1974.

Apart from Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad, Dato’ Ghazali sits on the Board of two public companies, namely, Advanced Packaging Technology (M) Berhad and Eden Inc. Berhad. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Dato’ Ghazali is the vice president of Jemaah Dato’-Dato’ Perlis. He was appointed as a Commissioner for Oaths from 1995 till 2005. From September 1995 to December 1999, he was the Honorary Vice Consul of the Republic of Finland in Kuala Lumpur. Dato’ Ghazali was also the Honorary Legal Advisor of Malaysia Thai Association from 1999 to 2002.

   
 

TUAN HAJI FAUZI BIN MUSTAPHA
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Tuan Haji Fauzi Bin Mustapha, a Malaysian, joined the Board of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad in November 1993 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director representing Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”). Following his retirement from the PNB Group and upon his declaration as such, he was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He serves as a member of the Audit Committee since January 2000 and also serves as a member in the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He serves as Chairman to the Risk Management Committee since November 2007.

In the PNB Group, Tuan Haji Fauzi, who holds a Diploma in Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from University Malaya, served for almost 19 years with Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (“ASNB”), and the last position he held was as Head of Department of the Services and Quality Assurance Management Department. From January 2000 until March 2002, he held the position of Director of Human Resources in HeiTech Padu Berhad (“HPB”). He was, thereafter, designated as a Consultant to initiate HPB’s quality improvements until December 2002.

   
 

ENCIK SULAIMAN BIN SALLEH
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Encik Sulaiman Bin Salleh, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board in November 1993 and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee since March 1996. He also serves as Chairman of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He qualified as an Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Encik Sulaiman has over 40 years of working experience, which include an early career with Inland Revenue Department and later with KL Glass Manufacturer Berhad and lastly, he joined the financial services sector. His careers include that in life and general insurance, family and general takaful, offshore insurances, asset management and unit trust management. In 1996, Encik Sulaiman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian National Insurance Berhad and Managing Director of MNI Holdings Berhad.

Encik Sulaiman currently acts as Chairman of Etiqa Offshore Insurance Ltd and Etiqa Life International Ltd. He is also a Director of Taliworks Corporation Berhad and PTB Unit Trust Berhad.

   
 

MR. LIM YEW BOON
Non-Independent Executive Director

 

Mr. Lim Yew Boon, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Executive Director of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad.  He was appointed to the Board on 9 December 2003. He had served as a member of the Audit Committee from 16 December 2003 till 22 November 2007. He is currently a member of the Risk Management Committee.

Apart from Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad, Mr Lim Yew Boon also sits on the Board of Taliworks Corporation Berhad and several private limited companies, namely Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, SWM Environment Sdn Bhd and a few others.

Prior to his appointment to the Board of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad, Mr Lim Yew Boon served as the Group Chief Operating Officer in LGB Group of Companies.  He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and started his career in the field of construction with consultant engineers.  With over twenty years of varied corporate and management experience, he has wide in-depth exposure in various key industries covering construction, manufacturing, property development and public utilities.

   
 

MR. LIM CHIN SEAN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mr. Lim Chin Sean, a Malaysian aged 32, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad. He was appointed to the Board as a principal Director on 26 September 2007. Prior to his appointment, he was an alternate director to Dato’ Ghazali Bin Mat Ariff since 23 November 2005. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr. Lim Chin Sean holds a Bachelor of Computer System Engineering Degree (Honours) from University of Kent, United Kingdom.

He joined the LGB Group of Companies since September 2003 and is currently involved in property development, construction projects, manufacturing and IT advisory services. He also sits on the board of Taliworks Corporation Berhad and several private limited companies.

   
 

DR GOH SWEE POR
Alternate Director to Mr. Lim Chin Sean
Non-Independent and Non-Executive

 

Dr Goh Swee Por holds a First Class Honours degree in Mechatronic Engineering and a PhD in Advanced Control Engineering. He started his career in 1996 as an equipment and automation engineer at Knowles Electronics and Agilent Technologies (Semiconductor Product Group) in Penang and was eventually promoted to Senior Engineering Manager at Vista Point Technologies (an ODM subsidiary of Flextronics). Specialising in new technology and product R&D, system design, product testing, process automation, lean manufacturing, yield improvement, cost reduction, operations management, project management and business support, he was awarded Young Engineer Award in 2006 besides authoring several technical publications and providing consulting services.

He had also worked with Smartrac Technology Ltd. as a Senior Engineering Manager and was eventually promoted to Deputy Head of Operations, managing operations of radio-frequency identification product manufacturing. Prior to joining LGB Group, he was a PA to Chairman cum Head of Operations for 3 subsidiaries within Tan Chong Motor Holdings with full accountability in P&L, business development, purchasing, R&D, manufacturing, assembly, finance, HR, administration, audit control and customer service. Dr Goh has experiences working in Malaysia, China and Thailand besides managing staff of various nationalities.

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