BOARD OF DIRECTORS' PROFILE
Mr Yang Wu-Hsiung, a Taiwanese, aged 73, is the founder of the Company and was appointed as a Managing Director on 9 May 2002 and redesignated as Executive Chairman with effect from 24 May 2005.
He graduated with a college degree majoring in Electronics Engineering from Taipei Technical College, Taiwan in 1960.
Mr Yang Wu-Hsiung has immense amount of experience in the electronics and electrical industry. Prior to the setting up of AE Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, he was the General Manager of Kua Tiang (Taiwan) Industry Co. Ltd. and Amallion Enterprise Corporation, which were principally involved in the manufacturing of printed circuit board.
Presently, his responsibilities include strategic business development, providing direction and coordinating of the overall marketing and production operations of the Group. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies. Mr Yang Wu-Hsiung does not hold any other directorships in public companies.
He is the father of Mr Yang Chueh-Kuang and uncle of Mr Yang Chao-Tung.
Mr Yang Chao-Tung, a Taiwanese, age 51, joined the Board of the Company as an Executive Director on 9 May 2002 and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director on 24 May 2005. He serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee of the Company.
He graduated in 1987 with a college degree, majoring in Mechanical Engineering from Hwa Shia Tech College, Taiwan. He started his career in 1989 as an Engineer with Unitech Corporation Ltd., a public company involved in manufacturing of PCB. In 1991, he joined AE Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd as a General Manager before assuming directorship in 1992.
His responsibilities include management and coordination of the administration, marketing, production and engineering divisions as well as quality functions of the Group. He is also responsible for the business development of overseas’ markets and oversees the operation of the foreign subsidiary company. Mr Yang Chao-Tung does not hold any other directorships in public companies.
He is a nephew of Mr Yang Wu-Hsiung and cousin of Mr Yang Chueh-Kuang.
Mr Yang Chueh-Kuang, a Taiwanese, age 46, joined the Board on 11 October 2010 as an Executive Director.
He received his Bachelor degree of Industrial Engineering from University of Chun Yuan in 1991 and Master of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas, USA in 1995.
He started his career in 1996 as a Quality Assurance Manager with Mik Aik Industrial Co. Ltd, Taiwan and was promoted to Development Manager in 1998. In 1999, he joined AE Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd ("AEC") as Factory Manager and was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2001. His area of responsibilities include overseeing Amallion Enterprise (Thailand) Corp Ltd's ("AET") operation. In year 2007, he was promoted as General Manager of AET. He is also the director of AET since 2004. Mr Yang Chueh-Kuang does not hold any other directorships in public companies.
He is the son of Mr Yang Wu-Hsiung and the cousin of Mr Yang Chao-Tung.
Saffie Bin Bakar, JMN, SMP, AMP, PJK
Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Saffie Bin Bakar, a Malaysian, aged 63, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 16 May 2005. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He graduated from University of Malaya with a B.A (Honours) majoring in Geography in 1977 and subsequently received a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Admin.(D.P.A) from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya in 1978. He received a M.B.A degree from the United States International University in San Diego, California,USA in 1988.
He is also an Associate Member of Certified System Investigator (CSI), World Headquarters, Singapore, Member of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG), Transparency International - Malaysia (T.I-M), Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), a life member of Malaysian Drug Prevention Association and a Chartered Audit Committee Director (CACD) of The Institute of Internal Auditors,Malaysia (IIAM). He is currently a Central Committee Member of Malaysian Exporters Association (MEXPA) and Co-Chairman of the Special Task Forces to facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) for Perlis State.
He has had more than 35 years of management expertise especially in the areas of project planning, business development, property development, human resources management, project management, cross border investments, mining exploration, corporate advisory transactions including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Reverse Takeovers (RTOs), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and General Offer (GO).
He was attached to the Perlis State Government from May 1978 to August 1983, during which he served as Assistant State Secretary in Economic Planning. He joined Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in Sept.1983 as Business Development Manager until his optional retirement from Government Service in August 1994.
He is currently the Corporate Advisor to Shorubber (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd., a Japanese OBM manufacturer and exporter of industrial gloves. He is also a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Member of MESB Berhad, YEN Global Berhad and Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and a director cum corporate advisor of a number private limited companies.
Oon Hock Chye, AMP
Independent Non-Executive Director
Oon Hock Chye, a Malaysian, aged 47 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 17 March 2010. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He has more than 20 years experience in taxation and business advisory and holds a tax agent licence issued by the Ministry of Finance. He was awarded the title ‘Ahli Mahkota Pahang’ (AMP) by the Sultan of Pahang in conjunction with His Majesty’s 76th birthday.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Consulnet Tax Services Sdn Bhd, a tax and business advisory firm established since 1996 with offices in Ipoh and Petaling Jaya. Prior to starting his own firm, he was attached to the tax division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He is also a Director, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Yen Global Berhad.
Teh Beng Soon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Teh Beng Soon, a Malaysian, aged 57, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 19 September 2013. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company.
Upon graduating in Economics from the School Of Social Science, University Science Malaysia in 1982, he joined the banking industry for 16 years before resigning as a Bank Manager to join the manufacturing sector as an Executive Director of a public listed company dealing in confectionary. He subsequently embarked in the property development in Perak and Kedah. After the successful completion of these projects, he joined a public listed company dealing in audio equipment as Group General Manager. Upon the advent of new owners, he left to join the Asia Group of companies dealing in veterinary and pharmaceutical products as Group General Manager until the present.
Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors have:-
1) any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholders of the Company;
2) conflict of interest with the Company; and
3) conviction for offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences, if any.