Board of Directors

Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa – Executive Chairman / Non-Independent 
Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa (Male), Malaysian, aged 78, was appointed to the Board on 20 December 1988 and currently is the Executive Chairman of the Company. He has more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in this industry. He has through the years a good relationship with suppliers and customers both locally and overseas. He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.
 
For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Ng Seng Kong – Executive Managing Director / Non-Independent
Mr. Ng Seng Kong (Male), Malaysian, aged 63, is the brother of Mr. Ng Seng Huat. He was appointed to the Board of UMS on 13 August 1981. He is the Managing Director of the Company and also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Ng is a Fellow member of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants from United Kingdom and also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants from United Kingdom. He is currently the Executive Director of MKS Sdn Bhd, one of the companies within the UMS Group of Companies, dealing in equipment and products for the oil and gas industry in Malaysia. He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as several other private limited companies.

Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in MBM Resources Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities and its subsidiary, Hirotako Holdings Berhad Group.

For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.


Mr. Ng Sing Kun @ Ng Seng Kuon – Executive Director / Non-Independent
Mr. Ng Sing Kun @ Ng Seng Kuon (Male), Malaysian, aged 77, is the Finance Director of the Company since his appointment on 11 February 1988. He is mainly in charge of the financing activities of the Company as he has more than 19 years of banking experience with Malayan Banking Berhad (1960-1967) as a bank clerk and DCB Bank Berhad (formerly known as Development & Commercial Bank Berhad) (1967 – 1980) as an internal officer and was promoted to Group A officer of Petaling Jaya Branch in 1970. He also acted as a second officer in Kuantan and Sungei Wang Branches before joining UMS. With this experience, he is able to build a good relationship with local banks. He currently holds directorship in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as several other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.
 
For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Ng Seng Huat – Executive Director / Non-Independent
Mr. Ng Seng Huat (Male), Malaysian, aged 62, is the brother of Mr. Ng Seng Kong. He was appointed to the Board on 14 December 1995.
Mr. Ng joined the company in 1973 and had since then worked his way up through rank-and-files to the position as Director of Operations taking charge of the entire Sales Department. He was in Johor Bahru from 1986 to 1990 to set up UMS (JB) Sdn Bhd and expanded its operations there. He was called back to UMS Corporation Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur in 1990 and promoted to the position of Director of Operations. He currently holds directorships in certain subsidiary companies within UMS Group as well as several other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.
 
For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Ng Sing Huat – Non-Executive Director / Non-Independent
Mr. Ng Sing Huat (Male), Malaysian, aged 71, graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaya in 1970. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Mr. Ng joined Premier Milk Sdn Bhd as an Engineer in 1970 and later promoted to Divisional Manager. He stayed with Premier Milk Sdn Bhd for more than 10 years. He was appointed to the Board of UMS on 20 December 1988. He currently holds directorship in several other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.


Mr. Lee Kok Wei – Non-Executive Director / Independent
Mr. Lee Kok Wei (Male), Malaysian, aged 57, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 3 May 2001 and is a Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Lee Kok Wei is a Chartered Accountant (Malaysia), the founder and Chairperson of LKW & Co., a chartered accounting firm established since 1990.
He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).
Currently, he is a director of a few private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

For the financial year under review, he has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.


Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua – Non-Executive Director / Non-Independent
Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua (Male), Malaysian, aged 67, is the brother of Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2011.
Mr. Ng is the Managing Director of Ng Thing Hua Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and K.K. Machinery Sdn. Bhd. K.K. Machinery Sdn. Bhd. is one of the associate company of UMS Holdings Berhad. Mr. Ng has more than 40 years of knowledge and experience in the industry.
Currently, he also holds directorship in other private limited companies. Other than his directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, he is not serving as a director in any public companies.

For the financial year under review, he has attended 4 out of 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.


Ms. Oon Kim Suan – Non-Executive Director / Independent
Ms. Oon Kim Suan (Female), Malaysian, aged 37, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Ms. Oon is a graduate of the Campbell University, USA where she majored in Business Information System, and is an associate member of the Certified Financial Planner in Malaysia. Upon her graduation, Ms. Oon joined Citibank Berhad and began her career as Citiphone Officer in 2004 and promoted to Share Financing Investment Officer in 2006. In 2008, she became a Relationship Manager and handled a portfolio of 350 priority banking customers with their banking transactions, wealth management, investment planning, portfolio reviews, maintain good relationship and deliver quality customer service.
In 2010, she joined Public Mutual Berhad became Agency Supervisor which she still holds to date. Between 2011 to 2012, she also worked for the Great Eastern Berhad as Insurance Career Agent. After she left Great Eastern Berhad, she joined United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as Senior Client Adviser which she still holds to date. Ms. Oon has 12 years of knowledge and experience in banking industry. Other than her directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, she is not serving as a director in any public companies.

For the financial year under review, she has attended all 5 meetings of the Board of Directors.


Ms. Kor Yann Ning – Non-Executive Director / Independent
Ms. Kor Yann Ning (Female), Malaysian, aged 34, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Ms. Kor graduated from University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Commercial Law. She is currently a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia.

Ms. Kor began her career with G J Fong & Co., a Taxation and Law firm in Sydney as an Accountant and Assistant to Lawyers for five years. Upon returning to Malaysia in 2010, she was hired by Fusion Partners Pty Ltd, an Australia based Accounting firm to set up their outsourced accounting function in Malaysia and to head a new service line specializing in the taxation and audit of Self-Managed Super Fund. In 2012, she joined the Finance department of one of Malaysia’s leading investment bank, OSK Investment Bank (OSKIB) as a Vice President and Finance Product Controller for their Treasury’s Forex activities. After the merger of OSKIB and RHB Investment Bank, her title was converted to Senior Manager and her duties were extended to the Finance Strategic Business Partner overlooking Derivatives Structured Products and Capital Market activities.

In 2016, she joined S & F Construction Sdn. Bhd. as a Financial Controller which she still holds to date. Her main tasks include overviewing finance activities, funding structure and opportunity for new projects, manage and analyze risks for management’s decision, coordinate and execute the IT transformation plan, review and revise the HR guidelines, audit checks on internal and external financial data, coordinate and prepare for the transition of ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001: 2015 including reviewing of current business processes and dealings with various government authorities, legal advisors and bankers.

For the financial year under review, she has attended all 3 meetings of the Board of Directors. Other than her directorship with UMS Holdings Berhad, she is not serving as a director in any public companies.


Notes:

1) Family Relationship
    i) Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa and Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua are siblings.
    ii) Mr. Ng Seng Kong and Mr. Ng Seng Huat are siblings and they are nephews to Mr. Ng Siow Hwa @ Ng Kok Hwa and Mr. Thing Hua @ Ng Thing Hua.

Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors are related to each other.

2) Conflict of Interest
None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with the Company.

3) Conviction
None of the Directors has any convictions for any offences within the past 5 years other than for traffic offences (if any).

4) Material Contracts
There were no other material contracts entered into by the Company and its subsidiary companies which involved Directors and major shareholders interest either still subsisting at the end of the financial year ended 30 September 2017 or entered into since the end of the previous year.