Board of Directors

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director : DATO’ DR NORRAESAH BINTI HAJI MOHAMAD
Deputy Executive Chairman/Executive Director : LIN CHEN, JUI-FEN
Managing Director : LIN, CHIN-HUNG
Independent Non-Executive Director : TOH SENG THONG, JP
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director : YEK SIEW LIONG
Group Finance Director : YEOH JOE SON
Group Financial Controller : FONG TOH WAI
General Manager of Vietnam Division : LU CHIN-CHIA

 

DATO’ DR NORRAESAH BINTI HAJI MOHAMAD
Aged 73, Malaysian, Female
Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Dr Norraesah Binti Haji Mohamad was appointed to the Board of Latitude Tree Holdings Berhad (“LTHB”) on 1 November 2018. She is also the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Her last re-appointment as a director was on 27 November 2018.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economic from University of Malaya, a Masters in International Economics Relations from International Institute of Public Administration, France, a Masters in International Economics and Finance from University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and a PhD (Economics Science) International Economics and International Finance from University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France.

Dato’ Dr Norraesah has over 48 years of experience in banking, consultancy, telecommunication, international trade and commerce. She served the Government of Malaysia from 1972 to 1988 for a total of 16 years before leaving the public sector to join the private sector. In the private sector, she assumed diverse roles between 1989 to 2003. She was a Managing Director with a consultancy firm which provides financial and consultancy services, appointed as Chief Representative of Credit Lyonnais Bank in Malaysia and later was appointed as the Chairman of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia. Dato’ Dr Norraesah was appointed as a Senator from October 2005 to February 2008. She is a recipient of several state awards and was conferred the Chevalier de La Region d’Honneur from the French Government in 2004. She is currently the Chairman of the World Islamic Businesswomen Network of the World Islamic Economic Forum and sits on its Board of Trustees and is a member of the International Advisory Panel.

Dato’ Dr Norraesah is currently the Executive Chairman of MY E.G. Services Berhad and she also sits on the Board of a few private limited companies.

Dato’ Dr Norraesah does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

LIN CHEN, JUI-FEN
Aged 67, Taiwanese, Female
Deputy Executive Chairman/Executive Director

Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen was appointed as Executive Director to the Board of LTHB on 28 April 1997. She is currently the Deputy Executive Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company. Her last re-election as a director was on 25 November 2019.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Executive Chairman, Mdm Lin was the Managing Director of the Company from 2009 to 2012 and was involved in the overall management of the Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operation and Human Resource Departments of LTHB Group. Mdm Lin was the Chief Executive Officer of Latitude Tree International Group Limited (now known as China Star Food Group Limited) from 2012 to 2014.

Mdm Lin together with the late Mr Lin, Tzu-Keng founded the Company and its subsidiaries with the setting up of Latitude Tree Furniture Sdn. Bhd. in 1988. She together with the late Mr Lin led LTHB Group to venture into Vietnam in 2000 with the setting up of Latitude Tree Vietnam Joint Stock Company and followed by RK Resources Co., Ltd. in 2002.

Other than LTHB, she is not a director for any public company. She is a director in several private limited companies.

Mdm Lin is the mother of Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and aunt to Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung. Mr Lin, Chin-Hung and Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung are substantial shareholders of the Company.

Mdm Lin does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

LIN, CHIN-HUNG
Aged 42, Taiwanese, Male
Managing Director

Mr Lin, Chin-Hung was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 January 2012 as the Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company. His last re-election as a director was on 25 November 2019. He is a member of the Employees’ Share Scheme Committee.

Mr Lin attended the Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a Master in Business Management from National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Mr Lin was an Assistant to the Managing Director of LTHB where he assisted in the marketing, production and purchasing activities of LTHB Group from July 2001 to August 2007. Mr Lin joined LTHB Group in January 2008 and assisted the Head of Operations of RK Resources Co., Ltd. in the procurement of all raw materials.

Other than LTHB, he is not a director for any public company. He is a director in several private limited companies.

Mr Lin is the son of Mdm Lin Chen, Jui-Fen and cousin of Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung. Mdm Lin Chen, JuiFen and Mr Lin, Cheng-Hung are both substantial shareholders of the Company.

Mr Lin does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

TOH SENG THONG, JP
Aged 63, Malaysian, Male
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Toh Seng Thong, was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 August 2003. His last re-election as a director was on 15 December 2020. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Employees’ Share Scheme Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Toh obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1981. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He was made a Fellow Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia in 1997. Mr Toh has over 30 years experience in auditing, taxation, corporate and financial advisory. He is also a practicing Chartered Accountant of Malaysia.

Particulars of his other directorships in public listed companies:

Mr Toh does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

YEK SIEW LIONG
Aged 62, Malaysian, Male
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Yek Siew Liong was appointed to the Board of LTHB on 18 May 2007. His last re-election as a director was on 15 December 2020. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Yek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Architecture and Environmental Design degree from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1983, Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1986 and Master of Business Administration from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1988. He is currently a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Institute of Approved Company Secretaries.

Mr Yek has many years of experience in timber trade and industry, hospitality industry, property development and management, cable manufacturing, retailing in machinery, hardware and electrical goods, trading in petroleum and provision of infrastructure and business facilities for petrol service stations. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Hock Lee Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and its group of companies.

Particulars of his other directorships in public companies:

Mr Yek does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

YEOH JOE SON
Aged 53, Malaysian, Male
Group Finance Director

Mr Yeoh is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1995 and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 1999.

Mr Yeoh has many years of working experience in the fields of accounting, audit, corporate finance, treasury, corporate recovery and financial management. He started his career with Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur in 1989. He joined LTHB Group as Accountant in 1995 and was promoted to Group Accountant in 1998. Prior to his appointment as Group Finance Director, his last appointment with LTHB was Group Financial Controller. He was the Finance Director of Latitude Tree International Group Limited (now known as China Star Food Group Limited) from 2009 to 2014.

Currently, Mr Yeoh is also a Director of Latitude Tree Vietnam Joint Stock Company, a Company Secretary of LTHB and a member of the Employees’ Share Scheme Committee of LTHB. He is not a director for any public company.

Mr Yeoh does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

FONG TOH WAI
Aged 39, Malaysian, Male
Group Financial Controller

Mr Fong graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy with Distinction from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2003. He is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia since 2007.

Mr Fong has many years of working experience in the fields of accounting, audit, corporate finance, taxation and corporate governance. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kuantan in 2003. In 2004, he joined Ernst & Young, Kuantan. During his tenure with Ernst & Young, he had involved on various assignments including statutory audits, due diligence audits, initial public offering audits, FRS convergence audits and FRS 139 implementation audits. Mr Fong was appointed as Group Financial Controller of LTHB on 1 June 2012. He is also a member of the Employees’ Share Scheme Committee of LTHB.

Mr Fong is not a director for any public and private limited companies.

Mr Fong does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

LU CHIN-CHIA
Aged 62, Taiwanese, Male
General Manager of Vietnam Division

Mr Lu is a graduate of the National Chung Hsing University (BS) in Taiwan with a major in Wood Science.

Mr Lu has many years of working experience in wood making machinery, furniture production, factory management and manufacturing operation. He worked as an Anti-Smuggling Officer in the Ministry of Finance, Kaoshiung Custom Office, Taiwan, from March 1995 to March 2000. He was the Factory Manager of Latitude Tree Furniture Sdn. Bhd.’s factory operation in Terengganu, Malaysia from March 2000 to December 2001. From June 2002 to April 2003, Mr Lu was the Vice General Manager of Exact Wood Manufacturing Co., Ltd.. From April 2003 to February 2005, he was the Rough Mill Manager of Lacquer Craft Furniture Co., Ltd., a company involved in the manufacture of wooden furniture.

Mr Lu rejoined LTHB Group in March 2005 and currently, he is the General Manager of Vietnam Division and is also a Director of RK Resources Co., Ltd.. He is not a director for any public company.

Mr Lu does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

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