People: Country Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB.KL)

CHHB.KL on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mohamed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali

78 1993 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Cheng Wen Lee

27 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Kim Tiong Lee

57 2008 Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Tiong Jin Lim

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sow Lin Lee

2008 Chief Executive Officer - Property Investment Division

Chun Mun Yip

Chief Executive Officer - Membership and Tourism Division

Eusebius Samm

2013 Senior General Manager - Hospitality Division

Siew Mei Tan

General Manager - Health Division (Golden Horses Health Sanctuary)

Fatimah Abd Wahab

Chief Operating Officer - Property Development Division

Sook Ping Wong

2013 Company Secretary

Hassan Bin Mohd Amin

63 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chong Eu Chew

51 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Soon Hock Ong

79 1993 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mohamed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali

General Tan Sri (Dr) Mohamed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He was appointed Chairman on August 20, 1993. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Audit & Risk Management Committees of the Board. He holds a Diploma in Advance Business Management from the Harvard Business School and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford, United Kingdom in January 1999. He joined CHHB after his retirement as the Chief of the Defense Forces in the Malaysian Armed Forces where he has 40 years of dedicated service. During his tenure in the Malaysian Armed Forces, he had initiated the re-organization and modernization of the Army. In May 1992, he joined Perwira Niaga Malaysia (PERNAMA) as Chairman, a company that served the Malaysian Armed Forces. He is currently the Chairman of the Southeast Asian Association of Glutamate Science (SEAAGS). He is also the Chairman of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad, Chiyoda (M) Sdn Bhd, Yokogawa Kontrol (M) Sdn Bhd, Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd and Delloyd Ventures Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Borneo Highlands Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club Berhad, Bluwater Developments Berhad, Mines Excellence Golf Resort Berhad and some private companies.

Cheng Wen Lee

Ms. Lee Cheng Wen is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. She was appointed to the Board on October 1, 2009. She officially joined Country Heights Holdings Berhad on July 7, 2008. She was attached with the Managing Director’s office prior to her post in managing Country Heights Damansara. In June 2009, she was appointed as the General Manager of Palace of the Golden Horses. She was then re-designated to Chief Executive Officer of Country Heights Hospitality and Health Division. In June 2011, she was re-designated to Group Chief Executive Officer of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Organizational Management from the University of Southern California, United States. She also holds a Diploma in Advance Technology from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Country Heights, she interned at Goldman Sachs and various non-profit organizations. She also sits on the board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad, Borneo Highlands Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club Berhad, Country Heights Lifestyle Berhad, Mines Excellent Golf Resort Berhad and Country Heights Timeshare Berhad.

Kim Tiong Lee

Y. Bhg.Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong @ Lee Kim Yew is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He was first appointed to the Board on October 1, 1986. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board. He is a businessman and an entrepreneur in the properties industry. He has almost over 30 years of experience in residential, industrial park, hotel and leisure, commercial and recreation projects. In recognition of his contribution to the property development and hospitality industry in Malaysia, he has been bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2008 Technology Business Review ASEAN Awards. He also sits on the board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad, Mines Excellence Golf Resort Berhad, Plentiful Gold-Class Berhad, Bluwater Developments Berhad and several other private companies.

Tiong Jin Lim

Mr. Lim Tiong Jin serves as Chief Financial Officer of Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 14, 2014. Mr. Lim is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) and Fellow Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA). Mr. Lim has over 20 years of experience in financial and strategic management within investment banking, public listed corporations across finance, property, resort and leisure industries. He started out his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers, an international accounting firm. He later moved on to Perdana Merchant Bank where he handled investment banking and corporate finance transactions particularly involving Mergers & Acquisitions, IPO, Capital Raising and Corporate Restructuring. He subsequently progressed to senior management positions in PLC’s listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. In year 2000, he was the Head of Corporate Planning in Tanco Holdings Berhad, a timeshare and property company where he was in charge of all corporate finance and strategic planning functions. In year 2002, he joined Karambunai Corp Berhad, a resort and property group as its Executive Director / CFO and company secretary.

Sow Lin Lee

Ms. Lee Sow Lin is the Chief Executive Officer - Property Investment Division of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. Ms. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has experience in the field of corporate banking. She was previously attached to Hong Leong Group for 15 years, holding various senior positions which include Head of the Property Loans Division with Hong Leong Finance, Senior Manager of Corporate Banking Division of Hong Leong Bank and later Head of Commercial Banking Division of Hong Leong Bank. Ms. Lee joined Golden Touch Venture Sdn Bhd, the private arm of Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, in late 1999, managing Tan Sri Lee’s private companies’ gearing and funding requirements and also to oversee the companies’ corporate finance matters. In her role as Chief Executive Officer of Property Investment Division, she oversees the 2 main investment properties of the CHHB Group, namely Mines Waterfront Business Park and Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Chun Mun Yip

Mr. Yip (Ricky) Chun Mun is the Chief Executive Officer - Membership and Tourism Division of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He is a holder of Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University, Toronto, Canada. He joined Mines Marketing Sdn Bhd, a marketing agency for Country Heights Group since January 1999 as Director and General Manager and has since marketed a variety of products including Palace Vacation Club, Palace Health Sanctuary, Mines TCM, Mines Golf membership, Hornbill Golf membership, Dignitaries Club and Heritage Serviced Residences. He is currently the CEO of Mines Wellness Hotel and Country Heights Lifestyle Berhad. He is also the Chief Sales Officer for Palace of the Golden Horses and Golden Horses Health Sanctuary. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Holiday Timeshare Developers’ Federation (MHTDF). He has over 24 years experience in the Malaysian timeshare industry.

Eusebius Samm

Mr. Eusebius Samm is Senior General Manager - Hospitality Division of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. Mr. Samm joined Palace of the Golden Horses in 2008 as the Food & Beverage Director. He was then appointed as the Resident Manager of Mines Wellness Hotel and subsequently promoted to General Manager of Mines Wellness Hotel in 2011 due to his impressive track record. In 2013, he was designated as the Senior General Manager, Hospitality Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad overseeing Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Wellness Hotel, Borneo Highlands Resorts and Country Heights Resort and Leisure. Graduated in Hotel Management by Stamford College and Strategic Hospitality Management by Cornell University, he has worked in the hotel industry for the past 27 years. He has over two decades of experience managing as well as advising on operations of the hospitality industry. Over the years, he received various commendations for handling top dignitary events like the royal wedding and the OIC International Conference. He has also successfully turned a non-profit making hotel into a profitable one within six months of embarking on the role. He first started his career by being a part of a few hotels’ pre-opening team and has grown in experience ever since in both local and international soil having spent a few years in Vietnam. Given Mr. Samm’s extensive experiences and connections in the hospitality industry, in his new role as Senior General Manager, he is responsible in overseeing all the operations of the group’s hospitality division; and will spearhead special projects for the group that are in line with the developments of Mines Wellness City.

Siew Mei Tan

Ms. Tan Siew Mei is General Manager - Health Division (Golden Horses Health Sanctuary) of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. Ms. Tan Siew Mei holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from National University of Malaysia (UKM). She has more than 25 years of experience in hospital and healthcare services especially medical laboratory, blood bank, preventive healthcare and wellness. Prior to joining Country Heights, she was the Chief Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer at Assunta Hospital taking charge of the medical laboratory and blood bank. She was fully involved in the laboratory management, laboratory refurbishment/upgrade, promotion of voluntary and autologous blood donation. She played a very important role in assisting the laboratory in certification of ISO9001, upgrading the equipment and computerizing the blood bank. Ms. Tan joined Golden Horses Health Sanctuary (“GHHS”) in 2000 as the Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist and with her proven business acumen, she was involved in actively participating in the setup of GHHS Health Screening Centre at Palace of the Golden Horses. She was promoted as Laboratory Manager in 2002 and Assistant Director in 2005 to oversee the operation and development of the centre. The centre obtained ISO9001:2000 QMS certification by Lloyd’s UK (upgraded to ISO9001:2008 in year 2009) and Ambulatory Care License by Ministry of Health, Malaysia in 2006. With the growing numbers in health enthusiasts and members, the center had undergone a major expansion exercise in 2010 with facility upgrades of digital technology and state-ofthe- art equipments. A new addition of Preventive Clinics managed by a group of qualified and experienced specialist doctors were further incorporated in 2011 under Ms. Tan’s guidance.

Fatimah Abd Wahab

Pn. Fatimah Abd Wahab is Chief Operating Officer - Property Development Division of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. Pn. Fatimah Abd Wahab holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio University, USA and a Bachelor Degree in Science & Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, USA majoring in Accounting. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in audit, risk management, finance, insurance and property development. Prior to joining Country Heights Holdings Berhad, in March 2012, Fatimah served as Chief Operating Officer at both Maju Group and MK Land Holdings Berhad. She is well known throughout the property development community for her broad based networking, marketing strategies and for her ability to secure and close several key transactions for the Group. She enjoys a well-rounded career in Finance, Audit and Risk Management that dates back to 1989 when she was an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young. She moved from audit to the insurance industry in 1993; later to resign her insurance career as Vice President of Corporate and Financial Services with MNI Insurance Berhad. In 2005, seeking a greater challenge, Pn. Fatimah ventured into property development with MK Land Holdings Berhad as their Group Internal Auditor. In 2008, she was recognised for her knowledge and abilities within the industry and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Group. Pn. Fatimah was Chief Operating Officer for Maju Group from 2010 to 2012. When the opportunity arose, she resigned from Maju to extend here career in a public listed company. As the Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as the overall performance of Property Development Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad.

Sook Ping Wong

Ms. Wong (Irene) Sook Ping is Company Secretary of Country Heights Holdings Bhd since June 25, 2013. She is an Associate Member of the Malaysian Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) since 1983 and has more than 30 years experience in company secretarial practice in Malaysia. She was the Vice President/Senior Manager and the person-in-charge of the secretarial division of the financial institutions, OSK Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, Ms Wong was the Senior Manager of O&M Management Consultants Sdn Bhd, from 2008 to 2011, heading the secretarial arm of the accounting and auditing firm of Ong & Wong in Kuala Lumpur. During the tenure of her career, Ms Wong has experience, as company secretary, in other private companies and public listed companies.

Hassan Bin Mohd Amin

Encik Hassan Bin Mohd Amin is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He was appointed to the Board on April 29, 2008. He also serves as the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the Board. He is an alumnus of University of Malaya where he graduated with a Bachelor in Economics. In 1971, he started his banking career with a local commercial bank and has spent more than 35 years in the banking and financial services sector. He has worked in various senior capacities with the local commercial bank such as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of BBMB Securities Sdn Bhd, Chief Executive of BBMB Factoring Berhad, Executive Director and Chief Executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad as well as Director of various financial subsidiaries of the Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad. He has gained experience in commercial banking, stock broking, factoring and merchant banking. From 2003 until his retirement, he was the Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking Treasury and International Banking Division of the Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad. He is also a Director of Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK). He also sits on the board of Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad and Golden Horse Palace Berhad.

Chong Eu Chew

Mr. Chew Chong Eu is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He was appointed to the Board on April 29, 2008. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Board. Mr. Chew is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Canterbury and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Chew has over twenty years of experience in insolvency and financial rescue in Malaysia and Australia with Ernst & Young. He was also involved in providing professional advice to various Australian companies looking to invest in Asia and vice-versa. He has further experience in audit, tax, and management consultancy services. His industry experience includes hotel and tourism, transportation, printing and manufacturing, retail and property development. He had also acted as Head of Corporate Finance for Schroders Advisory Services and Perdana Merchant Bankers Berhad. In 2000, he led Hanifah, Teo & Associates into a joint venture with BDO Binder and formed BDO Capital Consultants Sdn Bhd (BDO Capital), the corporate finance and insolvency division of BDO Binder. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BDO Capital, where he took on appointments in corporate advisory for debt restructuring and turnaround exercises of several public listed and private companies. In 2005 until present, together with a number of his colleagues from BDO Capital, he established Covenant Equity Consulting Sdn Bhd, to provide corporate finance and advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region. In 2009, he was appointed as the Quality Control Director of PKF Malaysia, a member of PKF International, an accounting and business advisory organization.

Soon Hock Ong

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ong Soon Hock is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Bhd. He joined the Board on August 20, 1993. He also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination and Audit & Risk Management Committees of the Board. He is a former Director of Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), an Adjunct Professor at University of Malaya and Sunway University, a member of International Advisory Council, University Tunku Abdul Rahman and University Technology Petronas and an Emeritus Professor of University Science Malaysia. He is a graduate of University of Malaya with Master in Chemistry and PhD in Organic Chemistry of University of London King's College. He has achievements in both academic and scientific fields and is recognized in the field of lipid chemistry with over 45 years of research and development experience. He has 16 patents in the technology of palm oil to his credit, and has published more than 400 research articles. His career included stints as Council Member of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations, Founder President of Malaysian Senior Scientists Associations, Founder Editor-in-chief of Elaeis-International Journal of Oil Palm Research and Development, Founder President of the Malaysia Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association (MOSTA) and Founder President of Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS). He had served as an Advisor to the Confederation of Scientific and Technological Associations in Malaysia (COSTAM). He is a senior fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He has been bestowed several awards for his contribution. He has been elected as Fellow of King’s College London in 2011. He was awarded the Palm Oil Industry Leadership Award (PILA) in July 2011.
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