CHAIR PERSON

DATO’ SRI NORAZMAN BIN AYOB

DATO’ SRI NORAZMAN BIN AYOB, DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL (INDUSTRY), MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI)

Dato’ Sri Norazman Bin Ayob is currently the Deputy Secretary General of Industry at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Law (LLB) from the University of Hertfordshire in 1999 and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide in 2006. Prior to his position within MITI, he has served as a public servant in various positions in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, Proton Holdings and the Prime Ministers Office.

Norazman is a Board member and held membership in Board Committees of a few corporate organisations which are Government-linked, serving in a non-executive, non-independent role in Halal Development Corporation Berhad, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology(MIGHT), Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB), TRX City Sdn Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, PEMANDU Corporation and PRIMA Bhd.

    AHMAD KHAIRUDDIN BIN ABDUL RAHIM, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT) OF THE MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MIDA)

    Ahmad Khairuddin Bin Abdul Rahim is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment Development) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), a Government agency that drives investments into the manufacturing and selected services sectors in Malaysia. His portfolio covers 11 divisions namely: Business Services and Regional Operations; Chemical & Advanced Materials; Electrical and Electronics; Food Technology & Resources; Life Sciences & Medical Technology; Lifestyle; Machinery and Metal; Oil & Gas, Maritime & Logistics; Green Technology; Healthcare; Education & Hospitality; Transport Technology; and one Unit ie Circular Bioeconomy.

    He holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and started his career with MIDA in 1991. Since joining MIDA, he has served many divisions and portfolios plus two overseas assignments ie MIDA London and MIDA Sydney.

    He was involved in various projects on industrial development, such as the formulation of the Third Industrial Master Plan; Green Technology Master Plan; Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020), Twelfth Malaysian Plan (2021-2025), New Industrial Master Plan (2021-2030) and Secretariat to the Malaysian Logistics Council; and Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for three (3) high potential growth industries namely Chemical & Advanced Materials, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals; which were among the prominent subsectors in Eleventh Malaysia Plan.

    Currently he is involved in the formulation of the Twelve Malaysia Plan (2020-2025) and the New Industrial Master Plan (2020-2030).

      TAN SRI CHENG YONG KIM, MANAGING DIRECTOR, LION INDUSTRIES CORPORATION BERHAD (“LICB”) (FOUNDER)

      YBhg. Tan Sri Cheng Yong Kim, was appointed as the Managing Director of LICB on 16 January 1995. Tan Sri Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1971.

      He has more than 40 years of experience in the business operations of the Lion Group encompassing retail, food and beverage, credit financing, property development, mining, steel manufacturing, tyre, motor, agriculture and computer industries. For a period of seven years from 1988 to 1995, he was the Managing Director of Lion Fasteners Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the business of manufacturing bolts and nuts.

      In 1990, he took up the role of President Director in P T Lion Metal Works Tbk, a public company listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, which is a manufacturer of steel furniture, building material and stamping products in Indonesia. He took on the position of Managing Director of LICB in 1995 and in 1996, he was appointed as an Executive Director of the Likom group of companies which are involved in the manufacturing and marketing of computers, monitors and peripherals.

      Tan Sri Cheng is the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia, a permanent member of the Steering Committee of the Construction Products of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia and a Director of NTUC Fairprice Co-Operative Limited. In 2018, he was appointed as a permanent member of the Malaysian National Standards Committee (MyNSC) for the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

      Tan Sri Cheng’s other directorships in the public companies are as follows:

      • Managing Director of Lion Diversified Holdings Berhad
      • Director of Lion Corporation Berhad and Hy-Line Berhad
      • Council member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (“FMM”)
      • Director of GS1 Malaysia Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMM

      DATO’ DR. IR. ANDY SEO KIAN HAW, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, ALPHAPRIMA ENGINEERING SDN. BHD.

      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw, or known as Andy, is a Partner of Andy Seo & Associates, a management engineering consultancy practice and a Member of Corporation of SMECORP Malaysia.

      He currently serves as the Executive Chairman, Senior Advisor and Directors of various organisations. Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo is the Director of the German Malaysian Institute. Apart from that, he also serves as a Committee Member of the Malaysian Finnish Business Council, Director of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.

      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo is a Director of SIRIM Berhad since July 1, 2015. He currently serve as the Vice President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and Council Member of the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSCCCI). He is also a member of the National Skill Development Council and a Council Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.

      Dato’ Dr. Ir. Seo served as President of the University of Hertfordshire Alumni Association in Malaysia from 1991 to 2002, Member of the University Court at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and an Advisor to the Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia and University Malaysia Pahang. He graduated in Production Engineering from University of Hertfordshire and holds an MBA in General Management from University of Hull, Kone Executive edge strategic Management Course from London Business School, Kone Strategic Management Program from IMD, Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Fellow of Association of ASEAN Fellow Engineers Organization.

        DATO’ LIM HONG THYE, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, ANN JOO RESOURCES BERHAD

        Dato’ Lim Hong Thye joined the company in August 2000. Prior to that, he was with the Assurance & Advisory Service Unit of Price Waterhouse and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Dato’ Lim was an Executive Director in Ann Joo Steel Berhad (“AJSB”) since 15 January 2004 and moved to became the company’s President on 18 February 2004. Under the management of Dato’ Lim, Ann Joo Resources Berhad Group progressed tremendously to become the leading steel group in Malaysia. He is the brainchild behind the Mini Blast Furnace to integrate the iron and steel production. This has transformed AJSB to be one of the most efficient steel mills in Southeast Asia and positioned the Group in the forefront as a cost-efficient producer.

        Dato’ Lim sits on the Board of several private limited companies. He also sits on the Board of Malaysia Steel Institute (MSI), a government agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), overseeing the development of the steel industry in Malaysia. Dato’ Lim is the President of Malaysia Iron & Steel Industry Federation (MISIF). He is also active in social work by becoming the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Lick Hung.

        Dato’ Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from The University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow membership of CPA Australia (FCPA).

          DATO’ SRI TAI HEAN LENG @ TEK HEAN LENG, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MALAYSIA STEEL WORKS (KL) BHD (“MASTEEL”)

          Dato’ Sri Tai Hean Leng, a Malaysian, male, aged 57. He is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd (Masteel). He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He began his career in oil and gas industries and has extensive experience in the corporate strategies including corporate planning, business expansion and operations.  He has more than 30 years of business experience in the iron and steel industry. Dato’ Sri Tai also sits on the Board of MS Express Sdn Bhd which is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Masteel. He also sits on the Board of Bio Molecular Industries Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Masteel and several private companies in Malaysia. Dato’ Sri Tai is the Vice President of the Malaysia Steel Association (“MSA”).