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Dato' Tan Heng Chew JP, DJMK

President

Dato' Tan Heng Chew, aged 71, a Malaysian, was the first director of the Company when it was incorporated on 26 March 1997. He was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 1 November 1999 and was re-designated as Executive Chairman on 1 January 2011. His corporate title has been changed to President effective 1 January 2015.

Dato' Tan graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree and has a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He joined the Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad ("TCMH") group of companies in 1970 and was instrumental in the establishment of its Autoparts Division in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Dato' Tan is the President of TCMH and Warisan TC Holdings Berhad. He is also a major shareholder of the Company.

Dato' Tan is a brother of Dato' Tan Eng Hwa and the father of Mr. Nicholas Tan Chye Seng, both of whom are Directors of the Company, and a brother of Mr. Tan Eng Soon, a major shareholder of the Company. Dato' Tan is also a director and shareholder of Tan Chong Consolidated Sdn. Bhd., which is a major shareholder of the Company. Dato' Tan has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.

Dato' Tan attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Mr. Low Seng Chee

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Low Seng Chee, aged 58, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Executive Director on 1 July 2010. He was re-designated as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2013.

Mr. Low graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and subsequently obtained his Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mr. Low has more than 30 years of working experience in high volume semiconductor production, automotive component manufacturing, vehicle assembly as well as vehicle retailing. Senior management positions held by Mr. Low included heading the operations of automotive assembly plants of several global marques in Malaysia and an aluminium foundry supplying to the automotive and motorcycle industries.

Mr. Low attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Dato' Tan Eng Hwa DIMP

Chief Operating Officer

Dato' Tan Eng Hwa, also known as Dato' Robert Tan, aged 63, a Malaysian, was first appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 November 1999. Dato' Robert Tan was re-designated as Executive Director on 23 March 2004 and was subsequently re-designated as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer on 1 June 2013.

Dato' Robert Tan graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was with the Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad Group ("TCMH Group") as Treasurer and was also involved in various departmental functions within the TCMH Group.

He is a brother of Dato' Tan Heng Chew, a Director of the Company and Mr. Tan Eng Soon, both are major shareholders of the Company, and an uncle of Mr. Nicholas Tan Chye Seng, a Director of the Company. Dato' Tan Heng Chew, Mr. Tan Eng Soon and himself are the directors and shareholders of Tan Chong Consolidated Sdn Bhd, which is a major shareholder of the Company. Dato' Robert Tan has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.

Dato' Robert Tan attended five (5) out of the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Dato' N. Sadasivan s/o N.N. Pillay DPMP, JSM, KMN

Senior Independent, Non-Executive Director

Dato' N. Sadasivan s/o N.N. Pillay, aged 78, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 November 1999. He was redesignated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 January 2013.

Prior to the changes of the composition of the board committees on 30 November 2016, Dato' Sadasivan was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Nominating Committee (now known as Nominating and Remuneration Committee). Currently, he is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Dato' Sadasivan graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree majoring in Economics in 1963. In the same year, Dato' Sadasivan commenced working for the Singapore Economic Development Board and was Head of the Industrial Facilities Division when he left to join Malaysian Investment Development Authority (previously known as Malaysian Industrial Development Authority) ("MIDA") in 1968. He was with MIDA for a total of 27 years and became its Director- General in 1984. He retired from MIDA in 1995.

Dato' N. Sadasivan is a director of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Dato' Sadasivan attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Dato' Chan Choy Lin

Independent and Non Executive Director

Dato' Chan Choy Lin, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 July 2018. She is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Dato' Chan began her accountancy training in 1979 with a reputable accounting firm and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1984. Dato' Chan was also admitted to the Malaysian Institute of Accountants as a Chartered Accountant. Dato' Chan left KPMG in 1984 for the corporate sector where she gained most of her experience with large public listed companies.

Dato' Chan has more than 30 years' experience with public listed companies engaged in the businesses of banking and insurance, automotive manufacturing and distribution, trading and services, property and construction, plantation, hospitality and education. Dato' Chan's senior management experience covers the areas of mergers, acquisitions and divestments, corporate secretarial & legal, including corporate governance, risk management and internal control.

Dato' Chan was a key management member and also served as a nominee director on the boards of various group companies of a large conglomerate before her retirement.

Dato' Chan Choy Lin is a director of Ann Joo Resources Berhad and GHL Systems Berhad.

Mr. Siow Tiang Sae

Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Siow Tiang Sae, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as Executive Director on 1 June 2013. His corporate title has been changed to Chief Business Development Officer effective 1 January 2015.

Mr. Siow graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr. Siow has more than 32 years of experience in audit, accounting, procurement, logistic, information technology and marketing.

Mr. Siow joined Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad in May 1982 as Senior Internal Auditor for about three (3) years and later joined the APM Automotive Holdings Berhad ("APM") Group in January 1985 where he was the Accountant for certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Siow held senior positions includes heading the operations of interior division and APM Auto Components (USA) Inc. in USA.

In 2011, Mr. Siow was assigned to head the New Business Development Division for APM Group and was tasked to expand the business operations of the Group to overseas, spearheading the merger and acquisition exercise in addition to promoting joint venture arrangements. Mr. Siow has successfully acquired businesses in Australia and USA and formed joint ventures in the Netherlands for past few years.

Mr. Siow attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Mr. Nicholas Tan Chye Seng

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Nicholas Tan Chye Seng, aged 44, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2013.

Mr. Nicholas Tan graduated from Boston University School of Management, USA with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He joined Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad Group ("TCMH Group") in 2008 and formed the Corporate Planning and Strategic Investments Division of TCMH Group. He is the founder of the marketplace for used vehicle ("MUV Marketplace") and developed supporting eco-system for car financing, car sharing, leasing and insurance product verticals. Today, MUV Marketplace is a pioneer of the online marketplace for used vehicles with the highest gross merchandise value in transactions. He is currently spearheading the operations and management of TCMH Group and Warisan TC Holdings Berhad Group. He was formerly an Executive Director and Vice- President of research in global investment banks for 10 years in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong prior to joining TCMH Group.

Mr. Nicholas Tan is the son of Dato' Tan Heng Chew, a director and major shareholder of the Company. He is also a nephew of Dato' Robert Tan, a Director of the Company and Mr. Tan Eng Soon, a major shareholder of the Company. He has abstained from deliberation and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and the related parties involving himself.

Mr. Nicholas Tan attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Mr. Sow Soon Hock

Executive Vice President

Mr. Sow Soon Hock, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as Executive Director on 11 November 2013. His corporate title has been changed to Executive Vice President effective 1 January 2015.

Mr. Sow graduated from United Business Institute, Brussels, Belgium with an Executive MBA. He started his career with the APM Group in 1978, rising from supervisory and managerial positions in the Suspension Division and was subsequently transferred to the Original Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM") Marketing Division. He was promoted to Group Senior General Manager- Group OEM in 2005.

In July 2006, Mr. Sow was appointed as Executive Director of the Company, taking charge of sales and marketing function of the APM Group. He was subsequently re-designated as Non- Executive Director of the Company in July 2009 and retired from the Board in May 2010. In July 2011, Mr. Sow was appointed as the Head of TC Manufacturing (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad and was assigned to lead the Sabah new project.

Mr. Sow attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Mr Lee Tatt Boon

Independent and Non-Executive Director

MR LEE TATT BOON, aged 68, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 November 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Lee qualified as a Barrister-at-law from Gray's Inn London and is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Hight Court of Malaya. He was also admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore and Brunei during his time at SKRINE.

Mr. Lee has more than 40 years of experience in intellectual property law, in particular, copyright, patent and design, trademark and trade practices law. He is also a registered Trade Mark Agent, registered Design Agent and Patent Agent as well as a Notary Public. He became the Partner of the law firm SKRINE in 1981 and subsequently became the Consultant in January 2015.

Mr. Lee was the author and co-author of various publications and articles on Intellectual Property Law between 1991 to 2005. He also delivered a presentation on "The Role of Arbitration in Intellectual Property Disputes" at the International Conference on Settlement of International Commercial Disputes in October 2003. He was a former Associate Editor of Trademark World and former Editor of IP Asia. He has also written a book on Trademarks for Malaysia Businessmen.

Mr. Lee was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Malaysia) from February 2004 to 2011 and was subsequently appointed as the Chairman in December 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Lee is currently a member of the Executive Board of ICC Malaysia, IP Committee of ICC Malaysia, Legal Affairs Committee of The Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Malaysia and Member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association and International Trademark Association. He is also a director of The Tan Heng Chew Foundation.

Mr. Lee attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Mr Lee Min On

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lee Min On, aged 58, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 November 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Lee is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Certified Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Fellow Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia.

Mr. Lee started his career with KPMG Malaysia in 1979 and retired as a Partner of the Firm on 31 December 2015. During his tenure with KPMG, he served in the external audit division before moving to helm the Firm's risk consulting practice, providing, inter-alia, board advisory services that encompassed corporate governance assessment, enterprise risk management and risk-based internal audit for both public listed as well as private corporations.

Mr. Lee co-wrote the "Corporate Governance Guide - Towards Boardroom Excellence" 1st and 2nd Editions which were published by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad ("Bursa Malaysia"). He also sat on the Task Force which was responsible for developing the "Statement on Risk Management and Internal Control - Guidelines for Directors of Listed Issuers", a document issued by Bursa Malaysia in 2012. As a strong advocate for good governance and integrity in the market place, Mr. Lee regularly speaks at public seminars and conferences, including in-house sessions, sharing his thoughts and insights, particularly on Sustainability, Governance, Risk and Control.

Mr. Lee serves as a Non-Executive Director with Coalition for Business Integrity Berhad, an unlisted and not-for-profit organisation that advocates the importance of integrating governance in conducting business, all with the view of raising the bar on corporate governance and integrity in the marketplace.

Mr. Lee also sits as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad, Warisan TC Holdings Berhad and Kotra Industries Berhad. He is also an audit committee member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia.

Mr. Lee attended all the six (6) Board Meetings held in 2017.

Notes:

  1. Except for Dato' Tan Heng Chew, Dato' Tan Eng Hwa and Mr. Nicholas Tan Chye Seng, none of the other Directors has any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholders of the Company.

  2. None of the Directors has any convictions for offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any and have not been imposed any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

  3. Except as disclosed above, none of the Directors has any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.