Lingui Developments Berhad
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Our Leadership

Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Chan Hua Eng, a Malaysian citizen, aged 84, the Chairman of Lingui Developments Berhad ("Lingui"), holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of Bristol. He is a barrister of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in the United Kingdom ("UK"). He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the UK. He is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court in Malaya and was a Partner of Shearn Delamore & Co, Advocates & Solicitors in Malaysia in 1960 and retired as its Senior Partner in 1987. He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 28 March 1990 and has been the Chairman since 8 November 1990. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Samling Global Limited ("SGL") and Non-Executive Director of SGL. He is also currently a director of other public companies in Malaysia, namely Pacific & Orient Berhad and Glenealy Plantations (Malaya) Berhad ("Glenealy").

Managing Director / Non-Independent Executive Director

Dato Sri Yaw Chee Ming, a Malaysian citizen, aged 53, the Managing Director of Lingui, was appointed a Director on 4 July 1989. He is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of SGL. He is also the Managing Director of Glenealy, the Chief Executive Officer of Samling Strategic Corporation Sdn. Bhd. ("SSC") and a trustee of Yaw Teck Seng Foundation. He spearheaded the commitment of the Group towards responsible forest management and has led the Group to various internationally recognised certifications for forest management and downstream operations. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California in the United States of America.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Geh Cheng Hooi, a Malaysian citizen, aged 78, an Independent Non-Executive Director, was appointed a Director on 28 March 1990. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a Senior Partner of Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as KPMG) from 1979 to 1989. He currently sits on the board of several public companies in Malaysia including Paramount Corporation Berhad, The Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad, UTAR Education Foundation, Malayan Flour Mills Berhad and Wawasan TKH Holdings Berhad.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Fong Joo Chung, a Malaysian citizen, aged 63, an Independent Non-Executive Director, was appointed a Director on 6 July 2009. He began his professional career as an advocate in private legal practice at the end of 1971 untill his retirement as a Senior Partner of the law firm, Messrs. Reddi & Co., in Kuching in 1992. He was appointed as the State Attorney-General, Sarawak in 1992. His service as State Attorney-General ended in 2007, but he was retained by the Sarawak Government in an advisory capacity as State Legal Counsel. He served as Councillor with the Kuching Municipal Council and, later, the Council of Kuching City South from 1981 till 1992. He was a President of the Advocates' Association of Sarawak from 1982 till 1984 and was a founding member of the association. He currently sits on the board of several public companies in Malaysia including Encorp Berhad, Sarawak Energy Berhad, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Syarikat SESCO Berhad and Sarawak Cables Berhad. Datuk Fong also serves on the board of Yaw Teck Seng Foundation.

Chief Operating Officer / Non-Independent Executive Director

Ho Yam Kuan, a Malaysian citizen, aged 66, was appointed a Director on 17 November 2009. He has been with the Group since 1993 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Group's operations in Malaysia. He is responsible for managing the operational requirements of the Group's various upstream and downstream businesses. He joined the log marketing division of the Group in 1993 and served as its Vice President (Marketing) until 1997. He has in-depth knowledge and experience of over 19 years in the timber industry. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in the UK with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in the UK.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Amirsham bin A Aziz, a Malaysian citizen, aged 62, an Independent Non-Executive Director, was appointed a Director on 11 July 2011. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of SGL. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad ["Maybank"] from 1994 to 2008. He was appointed as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department on 18 March 2008 in charge of the Economic Planning Unit and Department of Statistics until 9 April 2009. He was appointed as Chairman of National Economic Advisory Council on 1 June 2009 which he served until 31 May 2011.

He has served as Chairman and held directorships in organisations such as Malaysian Electronic Payment Systems (1997) Sdn. Bhd., Cagamas Berhad, Permodalan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, AFC Merchant Bank, the Asian Pacific Bankers Club and the National Economic Advisory Council. He was also a member on the Investment Panel of The Pension Trust Fund and the Employees Provident Fund, Chairman/Council Member of the Association of Banks in Malaysia and the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Banks Malaysia.

Currently, he serves as a Non-Executive Director on Boards of PETRONAS, CapitaMalls Asia Limited Singapore and CapitaLand Limited Singapore. He is also the Chairman of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd, Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

At the International level, he was on the Advisory Board of the Pacific Rim Bankers Program and a Director of the Washington based Institute of International Finance. In 2008, he was awarded the Asian Bankers Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in financial services and was inducted into the Global Hall of Fame by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.