Directors’ Profile 

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TAN SRI DATUK DR. YUSOF BIN BASIRAN, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 20 February 2006

He is presently holding several important positions which include:-

  • Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  • Director of Sime Darby Berhad
  • Director of Bank Negara Malaysia (with effect from 1 March 2015)

Apart from holding distinguished corporate positions, he is also involved in the following organisations:-

  • Senior Fellow and Past President of Academy Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Fellow member of Malaysia Scientific Association (MSA)
  • Fellow member of Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association (MOSTA)
  • Fellow member of the Incorporated Society of Planters

His notable academic achievements are as follows:-

  • In 1972, he obtained his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand;
  • In 1974, he obtained his Post-Graduate Degree in Rubber Technology (ANCRT) in the United Kingdom; and
  • In 1976, he obtained his Masters Degree in Engineering specialising in Industrial Management (M.E.) and also in Business Administration (MBA) from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Before he joined Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) in 1979, he held the position of Rubber Technologist/Techno-Economist with the Rubber Research Institute (RRI)/Malaysian Rubber Research Development Board (MRRDB).

In 1986, he completed his doctorate with a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Science from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He was later appointed as the Director- General of PORIM in 1992. He held the position for 8 years until April 2000 before assuming the role of the Director-General of Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB), an organisation which existed as a result of a PORIM and Palm Oil Registration and Licensing Authority (PORLA) merger, from 1 May 2000 until 18 January 2006.

For all these services, he was conferred the Federal Awards Darjah JOHAN MANGKU NEGARA (J.M.N.), Darjah Yang Mulia PANGLIMA JASA NEGARA (P.J.N.) and Darjah Kebesaran PANGLIMA SETIA MAHKOTA (P.S.M.)

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LIM CHAI BENG, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 3 February 1999.

He is one of the founders of C.B. Industrial Product Sdn. Bhd. and also the Managing Director of this subsidiary company, a position he holds until today. He is also the Managing Director of the subsidiary company, Modipalm Engineering Sdn. Bhd. He has vast experience in the engineering industry. He is the driving force behind the Group’s growth and responsible for the overall management and formulation of the Group’s strategic plans and policies. He possesses strong inter-personal and management skills, which inculcates a good rapport with the highly motivated and dedicated workforce.

On 28 July 2009, Mr Lim was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award 2009 by Enterprise Asia.

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Y.D.M. TENGKU DATO’ ARDY ESFANDIARI BIN TENGKU ABDUL HAMID SHAH ALHAJ TENGKU SERI PADUKA SHAHBANDAR

Executive Director

Y.D.M. TENGKU DATO’ ARDY ESFANDIARI BIN TENGKU ABDUL HAMID SHAH ALHAJ TENGKU SERI PADUKA SHAHBANDAR, aged 53, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 3 February 1999. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He is an established business entrepreneur with extensive networking and great public relations skills. He was previously the Director/Project Director of Worldwide Holdings Berhad for more than 8 years and was involved in the restructuring exercise of the Company in the year 1990.

He was appointed a director of C.B. Industrial Product Sdn. Bhd. in 1994 and is responsible for the public affairs and government liaison of this subsidiary company. He is also the Managing Director of the subsidiary company, AVP Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd., principally involved in the fabrication of specialised vehicles.

He was bestowed with the Darjah Kebesaran Dato’-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (D.S.I.S) award in conjunction with the 67th birthday of the Sultan of Selangor.

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MAK CHEE MENG

Executive Director

MAK CHEE MENG, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 3 February 1999.

Prior to joining C.B. Industrial Product Sdn. Bhd. in 1994, he was the Manager (Industrial Division) from 1982 to 1989 for Centrimax Engineering Sdn. Bhd., a company principally involved in the supply of palm oil mill equipment and related services, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing division. He is the founder and currently the Managing Director of the subsidiary company, Avecpalm Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Avecpalm Marketing Resources Sdn. Bhd. He is instrumental in developing the export market in the West African countries, Papua New Guinea and the South American tropical belt countries.

From 2010 to 2012, he was appointed as the Plantation Director of Sachiew Plantations Sdn. Bhd. to oversee the operations of Sachiew Plantations Sdn. Bhd. and Empresa Estate Sdn. Bhd. and Palm Oil Milling.

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LIM CHAI HUAT

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

LIM CHAI HUAT, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 3 February 1999. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He is one of the founders of C.B. Industrial Product Sdn. Bhd. He joined Chin Beng Engineering Works in 1980 as the Operations Manager. When Chin Beng Engineering Works was incorporated into a private limited company under its present name of C.B. Industrial Product Sdn. Bhd. in 1983, he was promoted to Production Manager due to his vast experience and track record in the manufacturing division. In 1985, he was further promoted to Project Director where he headed the project team and managed the Project Division e.g. construction of the plants in Telok Panglima Garang currently housed as Head Office of CBIP Group. He currently acts as an advisor for palm oil mill projects and the administration of the factory and Property Division.

He is the Managing Director of Freiberg (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (“Freiberg”), a company which was granted a license from Australia to manufacture environmental office furniture and partitions. He is also Director of Office 2 Go (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Freiberg Properties Private Limited Company which involved in trading of office furniture and properties leasing businesses.

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WONG CHEE BENG

Independent Non-Executive Director

WONG CHEE BENG, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 23 May 2002. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and also a member of the Nomination Committee.

Mr. Wong was identitied as the Senior Independent Non Executive Director on 25 April 2013.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Brunel University, United Kingdom and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of auditing, accounting, financial management, business entrepreneurship and company secretarial work.

IRIN TAN SU FERN

Independent Non-Executive Director

IRIN TAN SU FERN, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2016. She is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

She graduated from University of Reading United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 2013. She then pursued her post-graduate professional Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) (governed by the legal Professional Act 1976). She read in chambers and was subsequently admitted to the Malaysia Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya. She has since then been active practice in Messrs Shook Lin & Bok, Malaysia as a Legal Associate.

She is also a member of the Malaysian Bar and Association of Women Lawyers.

LIM ZEE PING

Alternate Director

LIM ZEE PING, Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director to Datuk Lim Chai Beng, the Managing Director of the Company, on 6 June 2014.

Mr Lim graduated from Monash University of Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechanical Engineering. He has worked under Modipalm Engineering Sdn. Bhd. after his graduation since year 2010. Having spending his time at the production, he is currently involving in the sales & marketing department, where he oversees the overseas market such as Africa, Central America and Papua New Guinea.   He is also a director of the subsidiary companies, Avecpalm Marketing Resources Sdn. Bhd. and PalmitEco Engineering Sdn. Bhd.