Dato’ Jaya J B Tan is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and was appointed to the Board since 23 December 2003. He graduated from the University of Arizona and is a Mechanical Engineer by training. He has extensive experience in forestry, property development, food retail operations, trading and financial services. Previously, he has served as Chairman of several companies quoted on the stock exchanges of Malaysia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and India.
Currently, Dato’ Jaya is the Executive Chairman of Lasseters International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX”). He is also the Chairman of Cypress Lakes Group Limited, a public company in Australia and the Vice Chairman of Park Hyatt Saigon, a 259-room 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Dato’ Jaya was last re-elected as Director at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) held in January 2014. He will retire at the forthcoming AGM and will offer himself for re-election.
Dato’ Jaya is the brother of Dato’ Kamal Y P Tan.t.
Datuk Goi Seng Hui joined the Board of Envictus International Holdings Limited as Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director on 9 January 2013.
He is the Executive Chairman of Tee Yih Jia Group and SGX Mainboard-listed GSH Corporation Limited.
Established in 1969, Tee Yih Jia Group is a global food and beverage group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Europe and China. GSH Corporation Limited is a growing property developer with a portfolio of residential, commercial and hospitality real estate in Southeast Asia and China. The company owns the landmark GSH Plaza building in Raffles Place Singapore and has properties under development in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. GSH owns and operates the 5-star Sutera Harbour Resort, marina and golf course in Kota Kinabalu. Apart from these core businesses, Datuk Goi has investments across a range of listed and private entities in numerous industries, such as food and beverage, consumer essentials, recycling, distribution and logistics. Datuk Goi also serves on the board of three other mainboard-listed companies – Vice Chairman of Super Group Limited, Vice Chairman of JB Foods Limited, and Director of Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) Ltd.
He was named “Businessman of the Year” at the Singapore Business Awards (2014) and conferred the Public Service Star (Bar) (BBM (L)) at the 49th National Day Awards by the president of Singapore for his contributions to the community. Datuk Goi was also conferred the State Award of Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK), which carries the title of Datuk, from the Head of State of Sabah for his social and business contributions to Kota Kinabalu. In 2015, he was awarded the “SG50 Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Award”. Datuk Goi is also a member of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Board of Trustee, and Chairman of Dunman High School Advisory Committee and Ulu Pandan Citizens Consultative Committee.
Datuk Goi was re-elected as Director of the Company at the AGM held in January 2013. He will retire at the forthcoming AGM and will offer himself for re-election.
Dato’ Kamal Y P Tan is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company and was appointed to the Board on 23 December 2003. He was appointed as the Executive Director of the Company upon its listing on 23 December 2004 and has been redesignated to the current position since 20 January 2009.
Dato’ Kamal is an Economics graduate from the London School of Economics and has held board positions with companies listed on the stock exchanges in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and India.
Currently, Dato’ Kamal is also the Non-Executive Director of another company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, namely Lasseters International Holdings Limited. He is a Director of Cypress Lakes Group Limited, a public company in Australia and is a Board member of Park Hyatt Saigon, a 259-room 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Dato’ Kamal was re-elected as Director at the AGM held in January 2015. Dato’ Kamal is the brother of Dato’ Jaya J B Tan.
Mr Teo Chee Seng was appointed Independent Director of the Company on 3 August 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore and is a lawyer in the Singapore private practice for more than 30 years. Mr Teo acts as the legal consultant to Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan’s biggest charity organisation which is also an United Nations NGO.
Apart from the present directorship of the Company, Mr Teo is the Independent Director of Lasseters International Holdings Limited and Soilbuild Construction Group Ltd, companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and United Overseas Australia Ltd, which is listed on both Singapore and Australia stock exchanges and UOA Development Bhd, a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia.
Mr Teo was re-elected as Director of the Company at the AGM held in January 2015.
Mr John Lyn Hian Woon was appointed Independent Director on 3 August 2004. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and an MBA from Washington State University.
Mr Lyn is currently the Executive Director of Pine Forest Capital, a Boutique Fund Management Company, registered in Singapore. He is also a Director of Sirus International Holdings, an international school based in Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Lyn is a former Chairman of Vietnam Asset Management, an associate company of UOB Kay Hian, which manages Public-listed Funds for Vietnam. He has previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Investment Pte. Ltd. and was responsible for management, strategic planning, investment and corporate restructuring. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with various financial institutions such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Schroders Securities and HSBC James Capel with a total of 15 years of experience.
Apart from the directorship of the Company, Mr Lyn does not hold directorship in any other listed companies.
Mr Lyn was re-elected as Director of the Company at the AGM held in January 2014.
Mr Mah Weng Choong was appointed to the Board on 3 August 2004 as a Non- Executive Director and was re-designated to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer (“Group COO”) on 13 May 2010. Mr Mah relinquished his position as Group COO of the Company following the completion of the disposal of the Group’s dairies and packaging business to Asahi Group Holdings Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd. and was re-designated as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2014. Mr Mah was the Group COO of Etika Dairies Sdn Bhd from 30 June 2014 to 30 June 2015.
Mr Mah is a graduate in Science from the University of Malaya and is an industry veteran who spent more than 5 decades in companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of sweetened condensed milk, ice-cream, UHT beverages, milk powder packing and other dairy-related products. Experienced and knowledgeable in setting up plants and strategic planning, Mr Mah is instrumental in the development and expansion plans of the dairies, packaging and beverage divisions of the Group since its inception.
Apart from the directorship of the Company, Mr Mah does not hold directorship in any other listed companies.
Mr Mah is due for re-appointment as a Director at the forthcoming AGM.