Age 67, Malaysian Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Latif was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 20 August 2004. He was
re-designated as Executive Chairman on 1 December 2004 and later as
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2006 and on 15 August 2014, as
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He is currently a member of
the Remuneration and Nomination Committee (“R&N Committee”) of the Company.
Dato’ Latif obtained the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in International Relations from
University Malaya and Master of Science (Marine Law & Policy) degree from University
of Wales. He had also attended the Senior Management Development Program
at Harvard Business School. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistic and
Transport, United Kingdom.
Dato’ Latif started his career in 1975 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attachment
Officer of the West Asian Desk. He later joined Malaysian International Shipping
Corporation Berhad (“MISC”) as a Management Trainee and was subsequently
promoted to Assistant Manager, Liner Division. From 1982 to 1992, he was with
Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line Berhad (“PNSL”) where he held a number of
senior positions and was instrumental in the formation of and heading a number of
subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the PNSL Group. In 1990, he became
a founder Director of Mitsui OSK Lines (M) Sdn. Bhd. and remains as its Chairman
after his retirement in 2005.
He was previously a Public Interest Director in Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Executive
Chairman of Realmild (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Chairman of Radicare (M) Sdn. Bhd., Labuan
Shipyard & Engineering Sdn. Bhd., Penang Port Sdn. Bhd., International Shipowners’
Association of Malaysia, Amanah Raya Asian Finance Islamic Marine Fund and Vice-
Chairman of the Malaysian Shipowners’ Association.
Presently, Dato’ Latif is the Chairman of Efficient E-Solutions Berhad and the Deputy
Chairman of Ekowood International Berhad.
Dato’ Siew was appointed as Non-Independent Executive Director of the Company
on 17 October 2001. He was re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive
Deputy Chairman on 20 August 2004 and later as the Executive Vice Chairman of the
Company on 25 January 2011 respectively.
Qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering and
a Master of Science degree in Operational Research from the Imperial College
London, United Kingdom, Dato’ Siew has extensive working experience in the field of
petrochemicals locally and internationally for more than 30 years.
Dato’ Siew was appointed as the Chairman of Tourism Malaysia on 21 September
2016. He is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Chapter of the Young Presidents
Organisation (“YPO”), an international grouping of more than 25,000 chief executive
officers and leaders of major companies and organizations over the world. He was
a director of the International Board of Directors of YPO from 2000 to 2003 during
which he was the Chairman of YPO’s Global Leadership Congress in Beijing, China.
In April 2013, Dato’ Siew was conferred an honorary degree in Doctor of Business
Administration honoris causa by HELP University, Malaysia.
Currently, Dato’ Siew is the Group Managing Director of Ancom Berhad, the holding
company of the Company, and its subsidiary, Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, both of which
are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is currently the
President of the Imperial College Alumni Association of Malaysia and a Governor of
the Board of Governors for Malborough College of Malaysia.
Dato’ Siew is a substantial shareholder of the Company through his direct and indirect
shareholding in Ancom Berhad and his direct and indirect interest in the Company.
Age 62, Malaysian Independent Non-Executive Director
Hock Chye joined the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 December
2003. He is currently the Chairman of the R&N Committee and a member of the Audit
Committee of the Company.
Hock Chye graduated with a LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of London, United
Kingdom and holds a Certificate in Legal Practice.
He was formerly a consultant with an organization promoting good corporate
governance and practices in Malaysia. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Editor with the
Star Newspaper, where he wrote for the Business Section.
A former panel speaker for Bursatra Sdn. Bhd. on Continuing Education Programmes
for public-listed company directors, Hock Chye has been the Group Director of
Strategic Planning & Corporate Affairs, HELP International Corporation Berhad since
Currently, Hock Chye is a director of Ancom Berhad and Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad.
Age 60, Malaysian Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Abdul Latif was appointed as Managing Director of the Company on 1 January 2005.
He was re-designated as the Company’s Group Managing Director on 1 July 2005 and
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 January 2011. He was the Managing
Director of Ancom Berhad’s Agricultural Chemicals division until his retirement in
Abdul Latif is currently a member of the Audit Committee and R&N Committee of the
He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University Technology MARA,
Malaysia and holds an MBA from University of Hull, England. He began his career in
Asea Brown Boveri as a Substation Design Engineer in 1982 and subsequently headed
its substation contracts department. He subsequently joined Groupe Schneider in
1992 as General Manager, Operations in charge of Power Transmission & Distribution
sales, contract management and assembly workshop. In 1995, he joined EPE Power
Corporation Berhad (“EPE”) as Senior General Manager - Power Distribution and in
2000 was appointed as a Chief Operation Officer, in charge of the EPE Group’s power
generation, transmission and distribution businesses. He became Managing Director
of EPE in 2001. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Ranhill
Power Berhad following the acquisition of EPE by Ranhill Berhad.
Age 51, Malaysian Independent Non-Executive Director
Safrizal joined the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 December
2002. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the R&N
Committee of the Company.
Safrizal gained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales,
Australia. He is a member of CPA Australia. He has vast working experience in both
the consulting as well as the commercial sectors in various capacities in Australia
and Malaysia. He joined the Fraser & Neave (F&N) Group in Malaysia in 2002 and was
responsible for setting up F&N’s in-house Tax Department. Prior to joining the F&N
Group, he was attached to a couple of the Big Four Accounting Firms, with his last
position being a tax director. His experience in the field of taxation totals more than
20 years. During his time as a tax consultant, Safrizal managed a diversified portfolio
of clients comprising local and multinational corporations from various industries,
namely, finance, telecommunications, advertising, construction, manufacturing,
shipping and insurance. Safrizal was also extensively involved in the rendering
of business advice and tax planning in a variety of situations including corporate
restructuring, public listing exercises, business expansion, privatization exercises,
offshore investments and mergers and acquisitions.
Safrizal, who was an appointed Council Member of the Chartered Taxation Institute of
Malaysia, has also conducted in-house training programmes and has chaired/spoken
at public seminars on various tax matters.
Safrizal is currently a director of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad.
Age 63, Malaysian Independent Non-Executive Director
Edmond joined the Board on 31 December 2011.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of
Accountants and Association of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales as well as a
Certified Financial Planner.
Edmond’s career started with a professional accounting firm in London where he was
an Audit Manager. He was later the Manager in charge of portfolio investment in a
merchant bank in Malaysia and subsequently in charge of the corporate planning and
investment division in a public listed company in Malaysia.
He was the Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director and a member of the Investment
Committee of Public Mutual Berhad. He was a former Task Force member on Islamic
Finance for Labuan International Offshore Financial Centre (“LOFSA”), a former council
member and Chairman of the Secretariat of the Federation of Investment Managers
Malaysia (“FIMM”) and a former member on the Securities Market Consultation Panel
of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Edmond is a founder member and a past President
of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia and a Treasurer of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“SPCA”).
Edmond is currently a director of Ancom Berhad and Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad. He is also
the Chairman of Adventa Berhad as well as an Investment Committee Member and a
Director of Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad.