Board of Director
Datuk Dr. Roslan Bin A. Ghaffar
Independent and Non-Executive Chairman
Datuk Dr. Roslan Bin A. Ghaffar, Malaysian, aged 66, was appointed to the board on 18 February 2019.
Datuk Dr. Roslan has over 30 years of experience in the areas of economics, finance and investment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA, and obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. He has done over 30 years of public service and has extensive experience in overseeing corporate organizations.
Datuk Dr. Roslan was awarded the Kesatria Mangku Negara in1998 and Johan Setia Mahkota in 2002 for his service to the government, particularly the Employees Provident Fund. In 2018 he was also conferred the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM). Apart from receiving the academic degrees he also attended various executive training programs which has included the Harvard Premier Management Program in 2006.
In 1974, Datuk Dr Roslan started work at Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Malaysia as assistant credit officer upon completion of Diploma studies at University Putra Malaysia (UPM). In 1975, he pursued further studies at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He subsequently continued post graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA and completed his Ph.D in 1983. He resumed his services to Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang in the same year.
In 1984, Datuk Dr. Roslan joined University Putra Malaysia as a lecturer in economics and was promoted to Associate Professor of Economics in 1991. For six years from 1985 to 1991, he also served as head of the Economics Department of University Putra Malaysia. In the 1992-1993 academic year, Datuk Dr. Roslan while on sabbatical leave from UPM, was with the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, as Visiting Professor. On various occasions while at the University Putra Malaysia, he had also served as consultant to various international and national organisations which included the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Winrock International and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.
In 1994, Datuk Dr. Roslan joined to the Employees Provident Fund and was given the responsibility to develop the economic and investment research capability of the Fund. With the given responsibility, he held the position of Director of Investment and Economic Research of the Malaysian EPF. He was promoted to the position of Senior Director in 1996 and in 2001 held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Fund with the expanded responsibility of formulating and implementing investment strategies to meet the Fund’s investment objectives until his retirement in 2007. The EPF had over RM 300 billion investment asset under management in 2007.
Datuk Dr. Roslan is currently the Chairman of Box-Pak (Malaysia) Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and Priceworth International Berhad. He is concurrently the Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn Bhd a subsidiary of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and Straits International Education Group Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary companies. Datuk Dr. Roslan is also an independent member of the board of Kwasa Land Sdn. Bhd, the director of Permodalan Felcra Sdn Bhd and MRCB-Quill Management Sdn Bhd the Manager of Public Listed MRCB-Quill Reit. He is presently the Chairman of the Rating Committee of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad too.
Dato' Sri Ng Ah Chai
Group Managing Director
Dato' Sri Ng Ah Chai, aged 56, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Dato’ Sri Ng has over 30 years of experience in timber and furniture industries. His involvement in the timber trade started in 1985 with a sawmilling business. In 1991, he expanded his business into tropical wood furniture manufacturing for the local market. He ceased his sawmilling business in 1993 and co-founded Seng Yip Furniture Sdn Bhd. Under Dato' Sri Ng's leadership, coupled with his extensive background and experience in timber and furniture business, Seng Yip Furniture Sdn Bhd has expanded from a kiln drying and timber processing business into manufacturer of furniture components and semi-furnished parts in 1995. In 1998, he further ventured into finished wood furniture business.
Currently, Dato' Sri Ng is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SYF Resources Berhad, a position he has held since 28 September 2005.
Ng Wei Ping
Mr. Ng Wei Ping, aged 29, was appointed to the Board on 13 October, 2017.
Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics & Finance from University of Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Ng has over 6 years’ experience with SYF Resources Berhad Group (“SYF”) in key areas of corporate development, investments and property development. With financial qualifications of a Bachelor of Commerce and subsequently completing the examinations of the Certified Financial Analyst Institute, he has contributed to the growth of SYF and was instrumental in spearheading SYF’s successful diversification into property development.
His involvement with MIECO commenced in January 2017 when he took on the role of General Manager overseeing business operations and investments.
He is currently also a Director of SYF Resources Berhad and Group and several local private limited companies involved in property development.
Cheam Tow Yong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Cheam Tow Yong, aged 63, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Mr. Cheam is a chartered accountant with New Zealand Society of Accountants and is a Registered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Mr. Cheam received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Otago, New Zealand in 1978 and Diploma of International Management Study from Sweden Institute of Management in 1995.
Mr. Cheam served as financial professional, as accountant, accounting manager and financial controller to a number of local and multinational companies from 1979 to 1993. He served as Managing Director of Thomson Electronic Parts Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Thomson CSF of France from 1993 to 1999. He served for Tomisho Berhad (now known as SYF Resources Bhd) first as Chief Operating Officer, then as Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2003. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Corporate Director of PJI Holdings Berhad (now known as YFG Berhad). From 2007 to 2011, he served as Finance Director of a local company which involved in oil and gas EPC contracting business.
Mr. Cheam had also previously served as independent director of Oil Corp Berhad and Kinsteel Berhad.
Mr. Cheam is now a director of a local private company.
Dato' Abdul Rashid Bin Mat Amin
Independent Non-Executive Director
An alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Dato' Abdul Rashid Bin Mat Amin, aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2016.
Dato’ Abdul Rashid pursued his training in forestry (1971-1976) at the Institut Pertanian Bogor in Indonesia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Forestry. He then furthered his studies at the University of Oxford (1982-1983) United Kingdom for his M.Sc in land use planning. Later on, he completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA major in marketing) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2008).
During his career, he served the Forestry Department for almost 30 years having worked in Terengganu, Kedah, Perak, Pahang and Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. He was seconded as Director General of the Malaysia Timber Industry Board from 1998 to 2002 and subsequently assumed the position of Director General of Forestry in 2002 to 2005 before retiring from service.
In his many years of service, he has gained expertise in forest management, forest product marketing, land use planning, natural resources management, environmental studies and business studies.
Mr Kajendra A/L Pathmanathan
Independent Non-Executive Director