CHONG KWEA SENG
Chong Kwea Seng, male, a Malaysian, aged 68, is an independent non-executive director of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad and was appointed to this position on 1 June 2017. He is also the chairman of the Nominating Committee.
In addition, Mr. Chong is an independent non-executive director of MeGroup Ltd, a company incorporated in Singapore and listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
Mr. Chong had held various senior management positions since he commenced employment in 1978. In 2002, he was promoted to sales director before his appointment as Managing Director of Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd (SDI) (previously known as Tractors Malaysia (1982) Sdn Bhd) in July 2006. In July 2006, he was also appointed as the Managing Director of China Engineers Ltd, Sime Darby’s Caterpillar Dealer in Hong Kong and China. His global experience gave him an outstanding opportunity to interact with world class principals from USA, Japan and Europe as he was involved in chairing many of these successful joint venture companies with SDI. The two stints as the chief executive officer in China also gave him a unique opportunity to witness the business growth of unprecedented proportions and dealt with the associated challenges. During the span of his career, he had won numerous recognitions and awards including Caterpillar’s inaugural Global Excellence Award in 2015.
Mr. Chong holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from Heriott-Watt University, United Kingdom and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from University Teknologi Malaysia.
Mr. Chong does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence in the past 5 years and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.
He attended all the 5 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.