BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TAN SRI DR MAH KING THIAN
He graduated from Monash University, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics Degree majoring in Accounting in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1987. He was subsequently admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1988. He is also a Fellow Member of Certified Practising Accountant Australia (FCPA). In 2018, he completed his postgraduate study on oil palm renewable energy businesses and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Liverpool Business School in the United Kingdom.
Tan Sri Dr Mah King Thian is also Managing Director of MHC Plantations Bhd and Executive Chairman of Cepatwawasan Group Berhad, both of which are oil palm plantation corporations listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia.
DATO’ SERI MAH KING SENG
Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng has more than 38 years of experience in oil palm cultivation, milling and construction.
He graduated from University of Minnesota, United States of America with a degree in Agricultural Science in 1978. In 1980, he attended the Palm Oil Mill Engineer/Executive Training course on palm oil mill operations organised by the Malaysian Oil Palm Growers Council. He subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1985 from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom and was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.
He is also the Executive Chairman of MHC Plantations Bhd and Managing Director of Cepatwawasan Group Berhad, both of which are oil palm plantation corporations listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia.
SOONG SWEE KOON
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
He started his career in power generation with Perak Hydro Electric Power Company (UK firm) in 1974. In the following years, he trained and specialised in power generation, hydro and steam thermal power plants, and field maintenance and workshop overhaul of Cummins Diesel Engines and Generators. From 1980 to 1996, he worked as an oil mill engineer in United Plantations Bhd. The palm oil mill under Mr Soong’s management was the winner of the Award for Best Palm Oil Mill in Malaysia (2nd Place from year 1990- 1995).
From 1996 to 2010, Mr Soong served as senior engineer, technical advisor, project manager and regional consultant to a number of power generation related companies. Mr. Soong joined his current company, MHC Plantations Bhd, in 2010 and is currently its Chief Operating Officer.
Jack Tan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Singapore (1973) and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University (1995).
Jack Tan is an investment banker with 40 years’ experience in the capital markets and finance sector in Australia and Malaysia. Jack has been instrumental in project acquisitions, evaluations and valuations, and capital raisings including several public offerings on the ASX.
Jack was a founder director of Norton Goldfields Ltd, Rocklands Richfield Ltd, Orocobre Limited and Vietnam Emerging Capital Limited.
LEE CHONG HOE
Billy Lee graduated from Monash University, Australia with a double degree in Economics (majoring in Accounting) and Law in 1988. After completing his legal practical training course in Leo Cussen Institute of Melbourne, he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1989. He worked in Price Waterhouse Tax Services in Melbourne where he carried out research on the merger of family investment trusts and presented a paper on the Australian Budget 1989. Billy Lee then joined Peat Marwick Tax Services for a year in 1990 and then decided to chamber in Messrs Albar Zulkifly & Yap in Malaysia. Upon admission to the Malaysian Bar, Billy Lee commenced practice in Messrs Oon Kong & Lee in August 1991 and later continued in Messrs Lee Choon Wan & Co in June 1992. He was involved in the listing of a few public listed companies and privatisation projects. In March 1997, he joined Messrs Lee, Perrara & Tan. He is currently a partner at Teh & Lee, Advocates and Solicitors in Malaysia.
DERRICK DE SOUZA
Derrick De Souza has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (1976) and has successfully completed the Executive Development Year program run jointly by the Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators and the University of New South Wales (1989). He has also completed the 2 year post graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment of the Securities Institute of Australia recognised by the Australian banking and finance industry and the Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) recognised by the financial planning and wealth management industry in Australia. Derrick is an associate member of CPA Australia.
Derrick is a consultant to businesses for the past 15 years and his work experience includes working in various capacities in accounting, Australian and international taxation, auditing, international banking, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring for stock market listings, valuations and strategic planning and financial advisory. He has worked in banking and finance in Singapore, Malaysia, London, Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia. He advises Asian clients on in-bound Australian investments and Australian clients on out-bound offshore business investments.
From 2006 to 2013 Derrick was the Managing Partner of a midtier Accounting practice in Sydney. He is currently a director of several private and public companies in Australia and has board experience. Derrick is a Registered Tax Agent with the Australian several private and public companies in Australia and has board experience. Derrick is a Registered Tax Agent with the Australian Tax Agents Board and also holds a New South Wales Real Estate Licence.
DR JORDINA MAH SIU YI
Dr. Mah is the eldest daughter of Tan Sri Dr. Mah King Thian, and is currently assisting Tan Sri Dr. Mah King Thian in the performance of his duties.
She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Upon graduation, she forwent her training post in the NHS Hospitals in Durham, UK to pursue a corporate career.
In anticipation of her current role, she subsequently embarked on her postgraduate studies in Law in the UK, and successfully completed her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at CITY, University of London in July 2019. She has been admitted to Lincoln’s Inn as a Barrister of England and Wales.
Dr. Mah has co-authored papers in international medical journals. Previously, she interned at World Vision Australia in Melbourne, Messrs. Wong Kian Kheong, Advocates & Solicitors, in Kuala Lumpur, and University Malaya Medical Centre.
LiNa Mah is currently with Cepatwawasan Group Berhad as Management Accountant. She also assists the Managing Director, Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng in management duties.
She initially graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance in 2010. Thereafter, she joined the Chinese Language Programme in Tsinghua University, Beijing to enhance her fluency in Mandarin. She went on to pursue her second degree, Bachelor of Laws with the University of London and completed with a Upper Second-Class Honours in 2016. She has also recently attended a Agro-Industrial BioGas Training Seminar by International BioGas and BioEnergy Centre of Competence (IBBK) to widen her knowledge on BioGas operation.
LiNa has previously interned with KPMG Malaysia, Forensics Accounting Department in 2009, then proceeded to join the company as an Associate in 2012. During her tenure there, she participated in investigations of financial frauds and was involved in the preparation of the KPMG Fraud Survey report then.
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