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Board of Directors

Tan Sri Datuk Arshad bin Ayub
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub, aged 85, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 30 August 2002 and is presently the Chairman of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees as well as member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture in 1954 from College of Agriculture, Serdang and pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Statistics at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom in 1958 and also Diploma in Business Administration (IMEDE), Lausanne, Switzerland in 1964.

He has a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service. Among the top posts he held were First Director, Mara Institute of Technology (1965-1975), Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (1975-1977), Deputy Director-General in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (1977- 1978) and Secretary-General in the Ministry of Primary Industries (1978), Ministry of Agriculture (1979-1981) and Ministry of Land and Regional Development (1981-1983). He is a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Mr Teh Wee Chye
(Managing Director)

Mr Teh Wee Chye, aged 61, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director of the Company on 19 June 1989 and is presently the Managing Director of the Company. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architect and Marine Engineering and a Masters Degree in Ship Building and Shipping Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In the summer of 1974, he received his training at the American Bureau of Shipping Research & Development Department, New York. Upon graduation in 1975 he was employed as an Engineer with Eastern Steamship (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore.

He joined Malayan Flour Mills Berhad in 1976 as the Deputy Mill Manager and was promoted the Plant Manager in 1978. He was appointed as the Project Manager in 1979 in charge of the Company’s entire expansion plans. He is a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Mr Geh Cheng Hooi
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr Geh Cheng Hooi, aged 79, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 11 March, 2003 and is presently a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of the Company. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom in 1959, he worked for Price Waterhouse, London as a qualified assistant in 1960/1961 before returning to Malaysia to join KPMG Peat Marwick (“KPMG”) in 1961.

He was admitted as a partner in KPMG in 1964 and retired as senior partner in 1989. He is also a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”).

Mr Quah Ban Lee
(Finance Director)

Mr Quah Ban Lee, aged 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 18 August, 2005 and is presently the Finance Director of the Company. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

He also possesses a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Accounting Degree from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has about 20 years experience in finance, including a number of years in professional accounting firms, both in the United Kingdom and Malaysia. He has worked with other public listed companies in Malaysia prior to joining the Company.

Dato' Hj Shaharuddin bin Hj Haron
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dato’ Hj Shaharuddin bin Hj Haron, aged 75, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 23rd September, 1993 and is presently the Chairman of the Audit and Nomination Committees and a member of the Remuneration of the Company. He holds a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has a long and outstanding civil service record which began in 1963 when he joined the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department till 1979. He held various senior positions in the Government. He was the first Secretary of the Foreign Investment Committee (1974-1979), the Director General of Insurance in the Ministry of Finance (1983), the Director General of the National Padi and Rice Board (1985) and Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Enterprise (1986), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (1990) and Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (1992).

Datuk Oh Chong Peng
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Datuk Oh Chong Peng, aged 69, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 20th August, 2008 and is presently a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He joined Coopers & Lybrand in London in 1969 and in Malaysia in 1971. He was a senior Partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers), Malaysia from 1974 until his retirement in 1997. He is also a Government appointed member of the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) (1996); a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standard Board (MASB) (2003); and a Trustee of the Huaren Education Foundation (1993) and UTAR Education Foundation (2002). His past appointments include being a Government appointed Member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1990-1996); and a past President of the MACPA from 1994 to 1996 and Council Member (1981 to 2002) of the MICPA.

Mr Lim Pang Boon
(Executive Director)