Board of Directors
DYAM TUNKU ISMAIL IBNI SULTAN IBRAHIM
male, aged 34, Malaysian, was appointed as Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. DYAM Tunku Ismail has completed his studies in Hale School, Australia. After completion of his studies in Hale School, Australia, DYAM Tunku Ismail enrolled into the Indian Military Academy. He was appointed as Tunku Mahkota Johor in 2010.
Datuk AHMAD ZAKI BIN ZAHID
male, aged 47, Malaysian, was appointed as Managing Director of Knusford Berhad on 10 June 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Bristol, England. Datuk Ahmad Zaki is currently the founder and director of Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, a private equity management firm pursuing investment opportunities in the food and beverage, property and oil & gas sectors. Prior to that, he held executive positions in public listed companies and served the Malaysian Government in various capacities. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the Managing Director/ Executive Director of KFC Malaysia Holdings Berhad, QSR Brands Berhad, Kulim Malaysia Berhad, Damansara Realty Berhad and Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad.
MR. LIM CHEN HERNG
male, aged 31, Malaysian, was appointed as Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He graduated with a Degree in Business Management from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2008.He has been with the family business since 2008, with management exposure in the property development, construction, finance and oil & gas industry. He also sits in the board of several private limited companies, most notably the master developer Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd. At present, he is the Group Executive Director in Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd where he oversees the business development and investment for the group. Besides he is also an Executive Director in Ekovest Berhad and an Alternate Director in Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad.
MR. LEE HUN KHENG
male, aged 41, Malaysian, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of Knusford Berhad on 30 January 2015 and subsequently also appointed as Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 25 May 2016. He resigned as CEO of Knusford Berhad on 2 January 2018 but retain his Executive Director position. He graduated with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Monash, Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Upon his return to Malaysia, he commenced his career as a Sales Engineer in a public listed company specializing in rental, sales and reconditioning of heavy and light machineries.
During his 3 years service with the company, he had gained commercial knowledge and marketing skills while providing machinery technical support and training to many end users. Besides, he is also actively involved in new business development such as establishing machinery product distributorship and after sales service contract with new and existing clients. He then joined Aramijaya Sdn Bhd in 2003, a subsidiary of PLS Plantation Berhad as a Marketing Manager. He is responsible for setting up new accounts for timber products, both domestic and the export market. As part of plantation project research and development, he has explored various timber industries to increase product line as well as introducing modern timber processing systems to the Company. He was promoted as a Director and Chief Executive Officer in Aramijaya Sdn Bhd on 24 May 2004 and 1 July 2008 respectively. Mr Lee is a member of the Board of PLS Plantation Berhad.
MR. BERNARD HILARY LAWRENCE
male, aged 51, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 12 April 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (Hons) from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England, a Master Degree in Law from the University of Malaya and is a Barrister of Grays Inn, London. Since graduation from the University of Warwick, England in 1990, Mr. Bernard has garnered considerable experience having served as a Head of Legal Department for a local bank, as a Legal Adviser to a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and as a Group Legal Adviser to the Articulate Group of Companies. Since 2001, he has been the Managing Partner of Messrs B H Lawrence, Advocates & Solicitors. With his varied experience, Mr Bernard has knowledge of the corporate and legal, as well as a practicing advocate and solicitor. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad.
MR. AVINDERJIT SINGH A/L HARJIT SINGH
male, aged 47, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 21 August 2013. He has completed his education in Singapore Stamford College. He has been in the marketing industry for the past 20 years since the completion of his education in Singapore Stamford College. He has experience and exposure in several industries such as property development, oil & gas and auto sports industry. He also sits in the board of several other private limited companies. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Redtone International Berhad.
MR. LIM FOO SENG
male, aged 48, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He obtained his professional accounting certification from Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1997. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He started his career in Deloitte Kassim Chan, an international accounting firm, from 1989 till 1995 where he acquired knowledge, experience and exposure in management consultancy, taxation & accounting and auditing standards.
He left to join Arab-Malaysian Corporation Berhad Group ("Amcorp Group") in 1995 and was involved in the business planning, venture capital activities, corporate audit, corporate restructuring and monitoring of portfolio companies in his capacity as an Associate Director. He also served as a board member of various portfolio companies of Amcorp Group. He left Amcorp Group in 2003 where his last position with Amcorp Group was a Chief Financial Officer of MCM Technologies Berhad, an IT incubator and a subsidiary of Amcorp that was previously listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in which he played an instrumental role in its initial public offering.
Thereafter, he held various senior management positions and served as a board member of various established private limited and public listed companies in Malaysia. He joined Quest Technology Sdn Bhd in 2003 as a Chief Financial Officer and served as an Executive Director for Envair Holding Berhad, the holding company of Quest Technology Sdn Bhd, from 2005 to 2008. Envair Holding Berhad was involved in cleanroom engineering services and listed on ACE Market of Bursa Securities. From 2008 to 2009, he was an Executive Director of Asia Bioenergy Technologies Berhad ("Asia Bioenergy"), a technology incubator listed on ACE Market of Bursa Securities. Thereafter in late 2009, he set up and co-owned an investment holding company, LFS Holdings Sdn Bhd, which holds minority stakes in unquoted shares in few companies in producing parts of electrical and electronic products, in which he subsequently disposed of his stakes and resigned as director in 2011. Subsequently, he embarked into retail industry where he was the Head of Strategic Planning for Aivoria Group Sdn Bhd (“Aivoria”) and Winn Worldwide Sdn Bhd ("Winn") from 2011 to 2017 respectively. Aivoria and Winn are mainly involved in the retail chain business of cosmetic and fashion segment respectively.
Currently he is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nova Pharma Solutions Berhad, a company involved in the provision of engineering services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and listed on LEAP Market of Bursa Securities, in which he played an active role in its listing exercise.
He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad on 11 October 2013. He was the independent director of Asia Bioenergy from 2012 to 2015.
EN.MOHD SALLEH BIN OTHMAN
male, aged 66, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He graduated with Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Housing, Building and Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia. After graduation, he joined Petroliam Nasional Berhad ("Petronas") in 1978 as a Management Executive of Property Department and he served in various departments and divisions for a span of approximately 15 years.
Some of the senior positions he has held include Head of Building Section of Special Project Department, Deputy Manager of Property Department and being promoted to Senior Manager of the same department in 1990.
During his employment in Petronas, he acquired skills and invaluable experience in property development, property management, property maintenance and also project management. He left Petronas in 1993 to join Kuala Lumpur City Centre Bhd as the Deputy General Manager of Real Estate Division. He resigned from Kuala Lumpur City Centre in 1995 and thereafter, he joined Ekovest Berhad and resigned a year later. Subsequently, he also held various senior management position in various established Public Listed Companies in Malaysia until he retired at the age of 55. At present, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad.
MR.LEE WAI KUEN
male, aged 52, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad on 4 December 2013. He holds a Law Degree from London University and MBA Degree from Heriot-Watt University. He was an Executive Director of Protech Yu (Asia) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Goldis Berhad from 2007 to 2010. He was involved in the day to day operation of the aquaculture business, in charge of farm development, farm operating and marketing.
Prior to his involvement in the aquaculture industry, he was attached with Bumi Hiway & Selia Group of Companies as Head of Legal Department. He has more than 22 years of legal and corporate experience serving companies involved in the field of property development, construction and road concession. He is currently the Executive Director of Aqua Genesis Sdn Bhd which is involved in the aquaculture and supply chain for quality seafood. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ekovest Berhad.
EN. MOHAMAD JAIFUDDIN BIN BUJANG MOHIDIN
male, aged 38, Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director to DYAM Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim on 15 January 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia. Upon graduation, he started his career with KKB Engineering Berhad as an Accounting Executive. Thereafter he joined Nationlink Group of Companies in 2003 as a Quantity Surveyor Executive, where he was exposed to 3 business divisions of the Group, namely Property Management, Construction and Development. From 2004 to 2007, he moved to Exticom Sdn Bhd, an established company in telecommunication as Head of Business Development. Since 2008, he is attached with the Johor Royal Household as the Special Officer to DYAM Tunku Mahkota Johor.