Chan Wan Seong
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Chan Wan Seong, a Malaysian aged 64, is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2017. He is also the chairperson of our Nominating Committee and a member of our Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Chan Wan Seong graduated from Universiti Malaya in 1977 with a Degree in Bachelor of Economics (Hons), majoring in Business Administration.
He began his career in Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in March 1977 as a corporate finance officer and left the bank in 1981. In 1981, he joined the then Sungei Way Leasing Sdn Bhd as a leasing manager and left the company in 1982. In 1982, he joined the then Credit Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd as a senior manager and was promoted to be a general manager before leaving this company in 1985. In 1985, he joined the Malaysian Head Office of Chung Khiaw Bank Limited (which was then a member of the United Overseas Bank Ltd, Singapore) as the head of its corporate banking unit.
In January 1989, he left Chung Khiaw Bank Limited and resumed his career in merchant banking by joining the then Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (“AMMB”) (currently known as AmInvestment Bank Berhad). In his 27-year career with the investment banking arm of the AmBank Group, he held various senior positions, amongst others, senior director of corporate and institutional banking and executive vice-president of wholesale banking. He has gained exposure in the areas of marketing, credit evaluation, loan structuring, credit risk management, debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions. He served as the executive vice-president of wholesale banking before retiring from the AmBank Group in March 2016.
He has been an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Atrium REIT Managers Sdn Bhd (the manager of Atrium Real Estate Investment Trust, which is an entity listed on Bursa Securities) since October 2016.
Keh Wee Kiet, a Malaysian aged 48, is our Managing Director. He was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2017. He is responsible for our Company’s strategic planning as well as overseeing the manufacturing operations for Wegmans Furniture. Keh completed the Senior Middle Three Unified Examination Certificate from Chung Hwa High School Muar, Johor in 1988.
After leaving high school, he began his career with Tokyo Byokane Pte Ltd, a screw manufacturer based in Singapore, as a trainee operator in January 1989. He was subsequently promoted as a skilled operator in June 1990 and left the company in December 1992. He took a break prior to joining Sern Kou Furniture Industries Sdn Bhd as a moulding operator in May 1993. He left the company in April 1994 to set up a partnership, namely Wegmans Trading in Muar, as a sub-contractor to manufacture and supply furniture parts for wooden dining chairs and sofas to local furniture manufacturers.
In 1999, the business operations of Wegmans Trading were transferred to Wegmans Furniture and he was appointed as the Managing Director of Wegmans Furniture. He is one of the founders of Wegmans Furniture and since then, he has been the driving force of our Group and has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group. He has had more than 24 years of hands-on experience in the furniture industry particularly in the home furniture segment and has accumulated various technical know-how and expertise in manufacturing operations and sales of home furniture products.
As the Managing Director, he provides our Group with corporate vision and business strategies and is primarily responsible for the overall business, strategic planning and the entire operations of our Group. Under his vision and leadership, Wegmans Group has grown from a sub-contractor of furniture parts to home furniture manufacturer. Currently, Keh is a committee member of the Muar Furniture Association.
Keh Wee Kiet
Law Kok Lim
Collin Law Kok Lim, a Malaysian aged 48, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2017. He is currently responsible for overseeing our business development and D&D departments. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1993.
He began his career with SGS-Thomson Microelectronics Sdn Bhd in March 1993 as a senior automation engineer where he was responsible for, amongst others, designing hardware and software solutions for use in automation activities. He left the company in June 1997 and joined AEM-Tech Industries Sdn Bhd as a technical manager where he was involved in the development of software and electrical system for plating machines. In January 1998, he left the company and joined Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd in Singapore, as a computer-integrated manufacturing manager. During his tenure with the company, he was responsible for, amongst others, the procurement, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the computer integrated manufacturing systems, and strategic planning with regards to new software upgrades and releases.
Collin left the company in February 2005 and returned to his hometown at Muar, Johor and teamed up with Keh to run the furniture manufacturing business of Wegmans Furniture. He joined as the Executive Director of Wegmans Furniture to set up the sales and marketing department to secure customers directly and reduce our reliance on third party agents. In the same year, he was also instrumental in setting up our D&D team. He keeps abreast with the latest market developments globally by participating in international furniture trade exhibitions and events.
Maziah binti Md Yamin, a Malaysian aged 48, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2017. She is also the chairperson of our Remuneration Committee and a member of our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. She attained her Bachelor of Laws from International Islamic University of Malaysia in 1993. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1994.
In February 1995, she commenced legal practice with Messrs Zuki Gandhi & Amin in Kuantan, Pahang as a litigation lawyer in the areas of banking and commercial law. She left Messrs Zuki Gandhi & Amin in February 1996 and joined Messrs Lin & Associates in Kuantan, Pahang in March 1996, where she led the litigation department, during which she gained much litigation experience in banking and commercial law.
In May 1999, she left Messrs Lin & Associates and joined Messrs Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners in Melaka as a litigation lawyer. She was later promoted as a partner of the firm in July 2003. During this time, she was principally involved in civil and commercial litigation, insolvency and receiverships as well as family law. She left Messrs Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners in August 2014 to establish her legal firm, namely Messrs Maziah & Partners in September 2014.
In June 2015, with the joining of an additional partner, the firm has changed its name to Messrs Maziah & Noorin. She left Messrs Maziah & Noorin on 1 November 2017 and is practising at her own legal firm, namely Messrs Maziah Md Yamin & Co. with effect from 6 November 2017. In addition, she has been appointed by the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board (“Disciplinary Board”) as a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel to hear disciplinary complaints against lawyers since February 2012. The Disciplinary Board was officially established in 1992 under Section 93 of the Legal Profession Act, 1976 and has jurisdiction over all lawyers, pupils and registered foreign lawyers for misconduct.
Maziah Binti Md Yamin
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chan Foong Ping
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chan Foong Ping, a Malaysian aged 47, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2017. She is also the chairperson of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. She obtained her Bachelor of Accountancy from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (currently known as Universiti Putra Malaysia) (“UPM”) in 1995. She is a Chartered Accountant and member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1998.
After graduation from UPM, she joined Kassim Chan & Co in August 1995 as an audit assistant. In August 1998, she left the firm as senior associate and joined Sepang Education Center Sdn Bhd as an accounting manager. In February 2000, she left Sepang Education Center Sdn Bhd and joined Phillips Seafood (East Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“Phillips Malaysia”) in August 2000 as financial controller who was responsible to set up a new manufacturing plant with pioneer tax incentives for the operations in Malaysia. In June 2005, she was promoted to be a regional financial controller. Subsequently in September 2006, she was promoted to be the executive director of Phillips Foods International (Hongkong) Limited (“Phillips HK”). Both Phillips Malaysia and Phillips HK are subsidiaries of Phillips Foods, Inc (USA). As an executive director of Phillips HK, she was responsible for overseeing the regional financial reporting system of its 14 seafood processing plants covering 10 different countries. She was responsible for setting up and overseeing shared service centres located in Indonesia and India for the financial reporting of Phillips HK operations. She left Phillips HK in September 2011.
Subsequently in October 2011, she joined RedHot Media International Limited (currently known as Resource Holding Management Limited), a public company then listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, as its group finance director. After leaving Resource Holding Management Limited in April 2014, she was appointed in September 2014 as independent consultant to Swiss Biological Medicine Group Ltd (“SBMG”), a subsidiary of Huapont Life Sciences Co Ltd which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the People’s Republic of China, where her services are to advise on matters relating to corporate strategies, business development, corporate finance, compliance and finance on a contract basis. As at the LPD, she is still rendering her services as independent consultant to SBMG.
She serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and chairperson of the audit committee of Seremban Engineering Berhad since April 2016, and as Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the audit committee of Success Transformer Corporation Berhad since September 2016, both of which are currently listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.