Mr. Charles Tseng Chia Chun
Appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2022. Mr. Tseng is currently chairman of Qra Sdn. Bhd., an omnichannel grocery start-up business in Malaysia. Mr. Tseng was formerly chairman of Asia Pacific for Korn Ferry International, the global organisational consultancy. He joined Korn Ferry in 2000 as President of Asia Pacific and was later appointed as the chairman of Asia Pacific in 2018 until his retirement in November 2020. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Tseng was Managing Partner, East Asia for Egon Zehnder, a global search firm. Before that, Mr. Tseng was Group General Manager of Cold Storage in Malaysia, a leading food and retail company in Southeast Asia. Mr. Tseng began his career with Ford Motor Company as a manufacturing engineer in Australia and subsequently held other manufacturing and marketing positions with Ford in Asia.
Mr. Tseng was an independent non-executive director of AEON Co. (M) Berhad (“AEON”), a public company incorporated in Malaysia and listed on Bursa Malaysia, from 2013 until June 2020. He also served as the chairman of nomination committee and a member of audit committee of AEON. Mr. Tseng has served on the China Advisory Boards of Eli Lilly (a pharmaceutical company) and Faurecia (a global automotive parts manufacturer) and was chairman of the Wharton Asia Executive Board. Mr. Tseng has an M.B.A from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and a first-class honors’ degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne in Australia.
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Mr. Tan Eng Soon
Chairman of the Company and is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is also a director of ZERO Company Limited, a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mr. Tan was the Managing Director of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (“TCMH”) and director APM Automotive Holdings Berhad (“APM”), listed companies on Bursa Malaysia. He ceased to act as the director of TCMH and APM on 30 June 2012 and 22 May 2013 respectively. Mr. Tan joined TCMH after qualifying as an Engineer from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1971. He is the father of Mr. Glenn Tan Chun Hong, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the Company.
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Mr. Prechaya Ebrahim
Appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 12 June 2015. Mr. Prechaya is currently a partner in LS Horizon Limited, a law firm in Thailand. His areas of expertise include commercial litigation, dispute resolution, labor and employment law and employment benefits. Prior to joining LS Horizon Limited, Mr. Prechaya worked for Boonchoo International & Associates starting in 1983 and became partner of the firm in 1987 He joined Baker & McKenzie in 1991 and became a local partner in 1997. Mr. Prechaya has represented multi-national and local corporate clients in large-scale commercial litigation and in various areas including labor construction, banking and finance, intellectual property, and involving international transactions. In addition, he has been very active in the area of employment litigation and in arbitration matters. Mr. Prechaya has advised various foreign and local banks as well as large manufacturing companies in Thailand with respect to labor and in arbitration matters. Mr. Prechaya was conferred a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) degree from Chulalongkorn University in 1983.
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