DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Dr. Wilson Tay
Non-Executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Dr. Wilson Tay who is Non-Executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director has a diverse and strong working experience spanning 4 decades holding senior management leadership roles in sectors including education, government, mining, commercial companies and professional institutions throughout Australia-Asia & Malaysia. He has worked in Australia for 26 years of which a total of more than 10 years were spent in the mining industry as an external auditor as well as in management.
In 1975, Dr. Tay graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration in 1979 and a Masters in Business in 1985 both from the Curtin University of Technology. In 2000 he obtained a Doctor of Management (Distinction) from IMC Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia.
Currently Dr. Tay is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Omni View Consulting (M) Sdn. Bhd., a strategic human capital and talent management consulting company and an independent director and non-executive chairman of SGX-ST listed Versalink Holdings Limited.
Mr. Lim Chiau Woei
Having identified the potential in the Malaysian gold mining industry Mr. Lim together with other founding shareholders, established the Group in 2011. He is also the Managing Director of the Group. Mr. Lim’s vast knowledge, business acumen and contacts within the industry have placed him in the ideal position to oversee strategic development, expansion and growth of the Group’s business.
In 1997 Mr. Lim graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2009 he obtained a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Leicester.
Mr. Lim built his career involved in various businesses which include Property Development, Project Management and the manufacturing and trading of construction material. Mr. Lim also has more than 10 years experience in the mining related industry. In December 2007 Mr. Lim became a director of Gabungan Granite Terengganu Sdn. Bhd., (GGT) a company whose business involves mineral related products such as marble and granite. Mr. Lim was instrumental in the establishment of GGT and had formulated strategies, plans and marketing concepts to expand GGT’s business globally. He is currently the Non-Executive director of GGT.
YANG AMAT MULIA KOLONEL, DATO’ SERI TENGKU BAHARUDDIN IBNI AL MARHUM SULTAN MAHMUD D.K, S.S.M.T
YAM Kolonel, Dato’ Seri Tengku Baharuddin Ibni Al Marhum Sultan Mahmud D.K, S.S.M.T. is the Non-Executive Director of the Group’s two subsidiaries, Angka Alamjaya Sdn. Bhd., and GGTM Sdn. Bhd. Yam Tengku has held senior positions in companies principally engaged in and related to the mining and construction industries. Between the years of 2006 – 2013 he has been a Director, a Non-Executive Vice-Chairman, Executive Chairman and Chairman of two companies namely Haisan Resources Berhad and TRG Industry Minerals Sdn. Bhd. In 1994 Yam Tengku obtained a Certificate in Hotel Management from the Singapore Hotel & Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC). In 1996 he completed Undergraduate studies in Tourism Business & Finance (Marketing)/College of Food & Beverage and Tourism Business (University of Demontfort) in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Foo Fatt Kah
Dr. Foo Fatt Kah is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 February 2018.
Dr Foo is the co-founder and Managing Director of Luminor Capital Pte Ltd, a private equity fund management company based in Singapore. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, private equity investments, financial advisory and consulting. He started his career as an equity analyst specialising in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector in Europe, working at Robert Fleming & Co, Barings Securities and Paribas Capital Markets in London, UK. In Asia, he has lived and worked both in Hong Kong and Singapore with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (now Deutsche Bank) and Société General (SG). He was latterly Head of Asian Equities and Co-Head of the Investment Bank for SG Securities Asia covering 10 Asian countries. He was the Asian Venture Partner for Aravis Ventures, a global venture capital firm specializing in Biotechnology and Energy investments between 2004~2012. Dr. Foo is qualified in Medicine (M.B., B. Ch., B.A.O.) and Business Administration (MBA) from Queen's University, UK.
Mr. Peter Ling Sie Wuong
Independent Non-executive Director
Peter Ling is the director of GGTM Sdn. Bhd. He graduated from the University of East London in 1995, and commenced a career in the legal publishing industry, serving as Managing Editor of LexisNexis Malaysia.
In 2005, he moved into active legal practice, joining the partnership of a medium-sized corporate and commercial practice. In 2013, he set up PETER LING & VAN GEYZEL. His legal practice is focused on corporate and commercial law. This includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, foreign investments, initial public offerings, takeovers, and joint ventures. He also advises on tax and employment law and corporate governance, He is editorially mentioned in Legal 500’s 2013 edition as a leading individual for corporate merger and acquisition transactions.
He has been a member of the Corporate Governance Group, 2011 Securities Commission Corporate Governance Blue Print, the Corporate Law Reform Committee, Working Group C, (Director’s Duties and Corporate Governance), and Independent Malaysian Legal Consultant to the World Bank Report on Corporate Governance Observance 2006. He authored the publications “Sheridan and Grooved, The Constitution of Malaysia, LexisNexis”, Chan & Koh, Malaysian Company Law – Principles and Practice, Thomson”, and “The Malaysian Precedents & Forms, Volume B – Corporations, LexisNexis.
He serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Minetech Resources Berhad. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, a member of an Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Mr. Chan Koon Mong
Mr. Chan is an Executive Director of the Group and has been with the organisation since 2015. His career began in 1989 as a Project Engineer. Between the years spanning 1990 -2012, Mr. Chan has held positions in organisations in Singapore as Sales Manager, Market Development Manager and as a Trading Representative for UOB Kay Hian Private Limited and Philip Securities Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Chan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and in 1998 obtained a Masters in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
Between 2012 and 2014 Mr. Chan was the Country Manager for Tech Source Systems Pte. Ltd., a software distributor for the ASEAN region and Mr. Chan was responsible for operations in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. In 2014 Mr. Chan joined Linden Capital Holdings Ltd., as a Senior Consultant involved in Project Management, Consultancy, IPO’s and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mr. Gavin Mark McIntyre
Mr. Gavin Mark McIntyre is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board on 21 February 2017, He is a Singaporean with many years of experience in accounting related sectors. He started his career as an analyst with Dun & Bradstreet in Singapore and later joined two of the Big Four public accounting calculations. Mr. Gavin Mark McIntyre spent 7 years based in Thailand and Singapore when he was in Deloitte, where he was a project leader to lead constitution worked in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 and the Dot Com bust in the early 2000s. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a practice director with a boutique valuation services firm with strong regional presence in Asia. Prior to that, he was holding the position of Chief Financial Officer of a listed company in Singapore for 5 years where he worked closely with the Board to review projects in the fields of mineral extraction, telecommunications, and general manufacturing and distribution. In August 2016, Gavin was appointed as an independent director at Nico Steel Holdings Ltd and is the chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Gavin Mark McIntyre graduated from Curtin University, Australia in 1989 with a degree in Accounting and since 1994, holds the status of non practicing CPA with CPA Australia.
Ms. Ch'ng Li-Ling
Ms. Ch’ng is an Independent Director and was appointed in December 2015. Ms. Ch’ng is a Corporate Practioner whose area of practice and expertise include Corporate and Securities Laws, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Joint Ventures, Corporate and Commercial Contracts, Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Advisory and Corporate Secretarial services. Ms. Ch’ng was also named AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in 2014 (Capital Markets) and was recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions IFLR1000.
Ms. Ch’ng holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Master of Laws (Merit) from the University of London. She is also a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, a Legal Practitioner of New South Wales, Australia, and a qualified solicitor of England and Wales.
Ms. Ch’ng is currently a partner in the Capital Markets Practice of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a law practice in Singapore. She also serves as an Independent Director of DeClout Limited and LHN Limited.
Mr. Ng Kok Hok
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ng Kok Hok is our Chief Financial Officer joined the Group on 2nd January 2019. Mr. NG held senior management positions in private limited and public listed companies related to corporate finance, merger & acquisitions, Rights Issue exercise, treasury roles besides overseeing the Finance and Accounting operations. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Minetech Resources Berhad since March 23, 2017 and has been its Finance Director since November, 2013 until March 23, 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Ng served as the Chief Executive Officer of TA Investment Management Berhad (formerly, TA Unit Trust Management Berhad) since 1997 and served as its General Manager from 1996 to 1997. Previously, he served as an Accountant at Kuala Lumpur Mutual Fund Berhad (now known as Public Mutual Berhad) from 1990 to 1996. He served as Financial Controller of Public Mutual Berhad since 1994 and served as its Finance Manager since 1992. He served as an Accountant in several private limited companies involved in telecommunications and manufacturing of industrial plastic containers and the trading of industrial chemicals. Mr. Ng served as an Accountant of CMRS Sdn. Bhd. from 1986 to 1988 and Kong Long Huat Chemical Industries Sdn. Bhd., from 1988 to 1990. From 1998 to 2004, he was involved in businesses in international trades, e-commerce and travel industries. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at AIC Corporation Berhad since September 1, 2007 to March 28, 2012. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of MMAG Holdings Berhad (formerly Ingenuity Consolidated Berhad) since December 1, 2010 to until April 10, 2016. He served as an Independent & Non-Executive Director of Sterling Progress Berhad (formerly, Tejari Technologies Bhd and 1 Utopia Berhad) from December 16, 2009 to December 1, 2016. Mr. Ng served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Globaltec Formation Berhad from March 28, 2012 to January 2, 2014. He is a Member/Certified Financial Planner of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountant, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
MR. Fan Ngee Shin
Mr. Fan is the General Manager (Corporate & Operations) in our Group. He joined the company in 2013. Mr Fan began his career in 1980 in the purchasing department of Kee Huat Industries Sdn. Bhd. and later as a Purchasing Officer with Associated Ceramic Works Sdn. Bhd., where his responsibilities included setting up the purchasing department, complete document flow management for purchases, overseas shipments, procurement, warehousing for finished products and setting up a spare parts store inventory system. In 1992 he worked at Genting Sanyen Industrial Paper Sdn. Bhd., as a Purchasing Executive and from 1993 to 1996 Mr. Fan was Assistant Procurement Manager of Genting Sanyen an independent power producer and between 1996 and 1999 he was Procurement Manager for Genting Sanyen Newsprint Sdn. Bhd. Later in 1999 he was appointed Field Manager of Genting Oil & Gas (China) a company in Shandong Province which was in the business of enhanced oil recovery. During his time here he was in charge of oil field operations, increasing crude oil production, deepening oil wells and introducing new technology. Between 2005 and 2012 he was appointed General Manager of the same company he worked for earlier, Genting Sanyen Industrial Paper Sdn. Bhd., where his responsibilities included procurement of all raw materials for paper manufacturing in Malaysia, Singapore, Europe, Australia and the United States.
MR. Teoh Yee Kian
Director of Operations
GGTM Sdn Bhd operation is headed by Teoh Yee Kian who has 30 years of experience in the dimension stone business. He has worked closely with Japanese, Korean, French and Chinese Main Contractors as well as Malaysian Main Contractors and Developers. His experience include general management, project management as well as overseeing quarry and factory operations. He graduated with an Applied Science Honours degree from University Sains Malaysia.
THE STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIP
The Group has built a strong working relationship with the State Government Authority, PMINT and other local and Malaysian government authorities and agencies that regulate the mining industry for licences, permits and approvals that enable us to carry on and continue the business of mining and producing gold in compliance with the relevant Malaysian laws.