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Board of Directors

PETER THOMAS PHELAN

Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Aged 69, British, Male

Peter Thomas Phelan was appointed to the Board on 31 October 2011. He assumed the role of Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 16 October 2013 and subsequently the Chairman of the Board on 2 March 2015.

Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from Amhurst University, United States of America in 2011. He was awarded a Master of Business Administration, specialising in International Finance from Manchester Business School in 1976. He gained a Builder/Developer Incentive Program (Master) in History of Art from Cambridge University in 1973 and Bachelor of Arts, English from Manchester University in 1971.

Prior to 1985, he began his career as a computer programmer and systems analyst, primarily servicing the market research industry. Following this, Peter joined London stock broking house Scrimgeour Vickers, in London. He joined Gerrard and National Ltd, a member of the Gerrard & National Banking Group as an Associate Director from 1985 to 1992. In 1992, he joined Machado Asset Management, a subsidiary company of Machado Holdings, New York as Managing Director. Following his time at Machado Asset Management, he joined Banque Credit Agricole (Derivatives), London in 1994 as a Director and Head of Asset Management Division and he subsequently joined Banco Espirito Santo Latin Management as Joint Managing Director from 1996 to 2002. Thereafter, he established Skylight Capital (fund management), London and was its Managing Director until 2010. Presently, he is a Principal of North Shore Capital, a specialising in Corporate Finance and Project Management activities.


AZLAN SHAIRI BIN ASIDIN

Executive Director cum Chief Executive Officer
Aged 53, Malaysian, Male

Azlan Shairi Bin Asidin was appointed as an Executive Director cum Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 11 November 2014. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the London Business School, United Kingdom.

Azlan was the Senior Vice President of Geoscience, Maintenance and Offshore Division and Corporate Business Development Department with one of the leading oil and gas companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He has also held several senior and leadership positions for a number of oil and gas companies, where he has gained knowledge and experience on the value chain of EPCC for the oil and gas industry. Presently, Azlan is actively engaged in many other advisory roles, including talks and seminars directed at companies in the oil and gas industry.


LEE WEI HONG

Executive Director
Aged 46, Malaysian, Male

Lee Wei Hong was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 21 May 2009. He also holds directorship in certain subsidiaries of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical & Electronic from Nanyang Technological University.

Lee started his career in 1996 with Hewlett Packard, South Asia in the operations and supply chain management where he managed Hewlett Packard’s contract manufacturers in the Asean region. In 2001, Lee joined the telecommunication industry with stints in Hutchison Group in Malaysia. Subsequently, he established his own satellite communication company and had gained in depth logistics operations experience in the oil and gas industry.

Currently, Lee is responsible for assisting the Company’s Executive Director cum Chief Executive Officer in the day-to-day operations of the Group including ship management of the SSVs and leading the consulting work for the ship transfer operation. With his experience in terminal operation, he has also spearheaded the formation of the terminal team that had now been successfully engaged to manage the oil terminal in Port Klang. He also spearheads the sourcing of new business opportunities especially in the area of terminal and ship transfer operation. His vast contacts and experience in the fields especially among the oil traders in Singapore and Malaysia stand him in good stead to enhance Group’s reach into the sector.


DATUK SIEW PEK THO

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 46, Malaysian, Male

Datuk Siew Pek Tho was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 December 2013. He is also a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Datuk Siew obtained a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business in Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia in September 1995 and May 1998 respectively. He obtained the certificate of membership from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in January 1998.

Datuk Siew worked at KPMG Australian Services Pty Ltd. (“KPMG Australia”) in Australia from July 1996 to May 1998 and at KPMG Tax Services Sdn Bhd (“KPMG Malaysia”) in Malaysia from June 1998 to June 2000. His last position with each of KPMG Australia and KPMG Malaysia was tax consultant. Datuk Siew joined Hang Huo Macau since July 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer. Since the establishment of Hang Huo International in May 2004, the then indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hang Huo Macau and the owner of Link Hotel group, Datuk Siew has been responsible for the financial management and administration of Link Hotel group.


LEE KEAN CHEONG

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Aged 51, Malaysian, Male

Lee Kean Cheong was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 November 2011. He graduated with a Master of Commerce (Management Accounting), from University of New South Wales, Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce, from Murdoch University, Australia. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia.

He started his career with Ernst & Young, and later moved to commercial sector in the main board of public listed company and a multinational corporation. Lee has more than 20 years experiences of commerce and finance, having previously held various leadership roles from within senior managerial positions.

Currently, he is the Partner of an accounting and management consultancy firm and Independent Non-Executive Director of Teo Guan Lee Corporation Berhad and Pentamaster Corporation Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad..


AHMAD NAINY BIN MOKHTAR

Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee
Aged 56, Malaysian, Male

Ahmad Nainy bin Mokhtar was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 February 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from University of Adelaide, South Australia and is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with EC UK.

In the early part of his career, he was a Process Engineer in ESSO Malaysia Berhad Port Dickson Refinery and subsequently in 1989 joined MMC Berhad and later Dialog Group Berhad where he was involved in two major business start-ups, respectively, Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Kertih Terminals Sdn Bhd.

In 2003, he joined Lloyd’s Register in Malaysia as the Country Manager. In 2007, he took up the position of International Project Manager of Vitol Tank Terminal International BV (VTTI) in Fujairah. From 2011 to 2014, he was assigned to carry out business development for VTTI Asia Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), covering Asia Pacific region. He is currently the Managing Director of Integas Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd.


Notes :


  1. Save as disclosed, none of the Directors have :
    • any family relationship with any Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company,
    • any conflict of interest with the Company and/or the Group,
    • any directorships in public companies incorporated in Malaysia and listed issuers on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, and
    • any conviction for offences (other than traffic offences) within the past 5 years, and/or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the FY2018
  2. The Directors’ interests in the Company are detailed in the Financial Statements section and the Analysis of Shareholdings section of this Annual Report.
  3. The number of board meetings attended by the Directors in the FY2018 is disclosed in the Corporate Governance Overview Statement of this Annual Report.