Yap Seng Chong
Independent Non-Executive Director

Yap Seng Chong, 62, male, a Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18th May 2023. He was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee on the same day. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University Malaya in 1986 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He had previously served as Malaysian Institute of Accountants’ Council Member, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Public Practice Committee and was also a member of the Interpretation Committee of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. He spent his entire career with Ernst & Young PLT (‘EY’) which spanned 35 years, two of which were with EY London office. In his career with EY, he had held positions as Assurance Leader, Professional Practice Director and ASEAN Independence Leader. He is currently the Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad, United Plantations Berhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad and Malayan Cement Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Group, or any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He attended the three Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31st December 2023 since the date of his appointment and has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.