Board Of Directors

Dato’ Lim was designated as the Group President and Advisor to the Board of HWGB after his resignation as an Executive Director and Chairman on 14th June, 2011.

He is the founder of HWGB Group of Companies and has been at the helm of HWGB Group since its inception in 1979. Dato’ Lim is a self-made businessman who, since his early ventures into the transportation business has, over the years, expanded into various sectors including hospitality, entertainment, large scale renovation and construction, mining, multi-level marketing and manufacturing.

Through Dato’ Lim’s leadership, HWGB was successfully listed on the Second Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in December 1994, and later transferred to the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in November 2000.

On 12 May 2015, Dato’ Lim Hui Boon was awarded with an Honorary Professorship from the University of International Business Economics, Beijing, China.

Dato’ Lim is also the Group President for Vitaxel Group Limited and Ho Wah Genting Group Limited, both the companies listed on OTC Market, United States of America.

Dato’ Lim Hui Boon is the father to Dato’ Lim Ooi Hong and Mr. Lim Wee Kiat. Dato’ Lim Hui Boon holds 350,400 (0.11%) direct interest and 283,875 (0.08%) indirect interest in the Company via Ho Wah Genting Group Sdn Bhd. Dato’ Lim also holds 750,000 ESOS and 90,160 Warrant 2016/2021 in the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest or material contract with the Company.

He has never been convicted for any offences within the past five years and neither been imposed any public sanction or penalty by any regulatory bodies during the financial year.

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Datuk William Teo Tiew was the first Director of the Company since incorporation on 12 August 1993 and he is presently the Group Executive Chairman of the Company.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants since 1984 and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 9 April 1987. He joined Ho Wah Genting Group Sdn Bhd (“HWGG”) in 1990 as Group Accountant and Corporate Planner in charge of HWGG’s financial affairs, investment, corporate planning and overall management. He has no directorship in other public companies.

He began his career in auditing with Messrs Robert Teo, Kuan & Co, a public accounting firm with his last held position as Audit Manager, where he gained many years of experience in auditing a portfolio of clients ranging from manufacturing, trading, investment holding, property development, engineering and transportation.

On 14 October 2012, Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka conferred on him the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (D.P.S.M.) which carries the title of “Datuk”.

Datuk William Teo Tiew holds 56,325 ordinary shares, 25,000 Warrant 2016/2021 and 750,000 ESOS in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company.

He has never been convicted for any offences within the past five years and neither been imposed any public sanction or penalty by any regulatory bodies during the financial year.

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Dato’ Lim Ooi Hong was appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 30 August 2012. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Business (Business Administration) from RMIT University, Australia.

He was the Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Ding He Mining Holdings Limited (“DHM”) (formerly known as CVM Minerals Limited), a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 1 June 2011 to 7 August 2012 and was appointed as Vice Chairman from 7 August 2012 to 8 May 2015 as he resigned from DHM. During his tenure of office with DHM, he oversees DHM’s construction and operation of the magnesium smelter situated in Perak, Malaysia. He has no directorship in other public companies.

On 26 December 2013, the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah conferred on him the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P.) which carries the title of “Dato’ ”.

Dato’ Lim Ooi Hong is deemed interested in the securities of the Company and its subsidiaries through Ho Wah Genting Holding Sdn Bhd, the major shareholder of the Company by virtue of Section 8(4) of the Companies Act, 2016. He also holds 625,000 ESOS in the Company. He is the son of Dato’ Lim Hui Boon, the Group President of the Company, and the brother of Mr. Lim Wee Kiat, an Executive Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company save and except for the transaction(s) disclosed in Note 30 to the Financial Statements. He has never been convicted for any offences within the past five years and neither been imposed any public sanction or penalty by any regulatory bodies during the financial year.

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Mr. Lim Wee Kiat was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 25 June 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Information Systems from University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2003. He obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Network Computing from University of Monash, Victoria, Melbourne in 2005. He also holds an Advance Diploma in Information Technology from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Melbourne in 2001.

Prior to joining the Group, he has over 9 years of experience in the Information Technology sector with his last position as System Engineer.

Mr. Lim Wee Kiat is deemed interested in the securities of the Company and its subsidiaries through Ho Wah Genting Holding Sdn Bhd, the major shareholder of the Company by virtue of Section 8(4) of the Companies Act, 2016. He also holds 500,000 ESOS in the Company. He is the son of Dato’ Lim Hui Boon, the Group President of the Company. He is the brother of Dato’ Lim Ooi Hong, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and a substantial shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company save and except for the transaction(s) disclosed in Note 30 to the Financial Statements.

He has no directorship in other public companies and has never been convicted for any offences within the past five years and neither been imposed any public sanction or penalty by any regulatory bodies during the financial year.

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Ms. Elaine Tan Ai Lin was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 2 January 2013. She was appointed on 19 March 2013 as a member of the Audit Committee, and a member of the NRC of the Company. On 13 June 2018, she was appointed as the chairman of the NRC.

On 22 June 2018, she was appointed as the Senior Independent Director to whom concerns may be conveyed.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2001. She chambered and practiced in several firms prior to joining Messrs Tan, Goh & Associates as a partner in 2011. She has over 16 years of experience practicing as an advocate and solicitor specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate and commercial matters.

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Mr. Kenny Yeoh Khi Khen was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 13 June 2018. He was also appointed on 13 June 2018 as a member of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (major in accounting and finance) from University of Tasmania, Australia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA Australia) since November 2006, progressing to the Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) status in August 2017 and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants since December 2010. He has accumulated 15 years of progressive auditing and accounting experience with a big four auditing firm in Malaysia and Australia, and with Baker Tilly Malaysia. He is currently an audit partner in Baker Tilly Malaysia.

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Dato’ Lew Shiong Loon was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 22 June 2018. He was also appointed on the same date as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

He graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor in Economics and holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation from Faculty of Psychology, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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