Board of Directors

    BEH SUI LOON - Independent Non-Executive Chairman


    Malaysian, aged , joined the Board of GLBHD on 11 May 2009. He also serves GLBHD as the Chairman of the Board, Audit Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

    He obtained his qualification as a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1991 and is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    He has more than 20 years experience in the accounts and tax services industry. He was attached with KPMG Tax Services Sdn Bhd as a Tax Senior Consultant managing a portfolio of over 100 clients. Currently, he is a Group Financial Controller of an investment holdings company and is responsible for the finance and administration, tax, legal and investment portfolios.

    He has no family relationship with any other directors or major shareholders of the Company. There is no conflict of interest with the Company. Within the last 10 years, he has no convictions for offences.

    YAP PHING CERN - Chief Executive Officer


    Malaysian, aged , joined the Board of GLBHD as an Executive Director on 26 December 2001 and was appointed as the Managing Director on 14 November 2002. On 7 May 2004, he has been redesignated as Chief Executive Officer.

    He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Washington State University, Washington, U.S.A. in 1987.

    He started his career in 1987 as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of a quarry operator in Johor. He joined the Group in 1989 as a Director, taking charge of the sawmill operations. He has more than 10 years of experience in the timber manufacturing and logging industry. He was also actively involved in palm oil estate operation and management, and oil palm development and cultivation.

    Currently he oversees the Group's operations and is also involved in the planning, formulation and implementation of the Group's business strategies.

    He is a substantial shareholder of GLBHD. He is the brother of Ms Yap Fei Chien, an Executive Director of GLBHD.

    Save as disclosed above, he has no family relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders of the Company.

    There is no conflict of interest with the Company except for those transactions disclosed on pages 128 and 129 of this Annual Report. Within the last 10 years, he has no convictions for offences.

    YAP FEI CHIEN - Executive Director


    Malaysian, aged , joined the Board of GLBHD on 7 March 2002. She also serves GLBHD as the member of the Remuneration Committee.

    She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information System from Oklahoma State University, U.S.A., and a Master of Business Administration from University of South Alabama, U.S.A.

    She joined the group in 1999 as a Manager overseeing the Administration and Credit/Finance function of the timber manufacturing operation and she currently oversees the Group's Human Resources and Administration function.

    She is the sister of Mr Yap Phing Cern, the Chief Executive Officer and a substantial shareholder of GLBHD.

    Save as disclosed above, she has no family relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders of the Company.

    There is no conflict of interest with the Company except for those transactions disclosed on pages 128 and 129 of this Annual Report. Within the last 10 years, she has no convictions for offences.

    OH KIM SUN - Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


    Malaysian, aged , joined the Board of GLBHD on 28 July 2011. He also serves GLBHD as a member of the Audit Committee.

    Mr Oh is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("MICPA").

    He has more than 35 years of experience in fi nance. He began his career in 1972 with Coopers and Lybrand in London and subsequently held positions as the Finance Director of Taiko Plantations Sdn Bhd, the Financial Controller of ICI Malaysia, and the Finance Manager (Secondment) at the Headquarters in London, responsible for Northern Europe. He led a successful management buy-out of ICI's Malaysian operations in 1994.

    From 1994, he served Chemical Company of Malaysia as the Group Executive Director until 2003.

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Public Listed Companies namely, UEM Sunrise Berhad and Nikko Electronics Berhad ("in liquidation").

    He is a major shareholder of GLBHD by virtue of his indirect interest in Agromate Holdings Sdn Bhd (through Ideal Force Sdn Bhd) pursuant to Section 6A of the Companies Act, 1965.

    He has no family relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders of the Company.

    There is no conflict of interest with the Company except for those transactions disclosed on page 128 of this Annual Report. Within the last 10 years, he has no convictions for offences.

    TAN TECK KIONG - Independent Non-Executive Director


    Malaysian, age joined the Board of GLBHD on 13 October 2016. He also serves GLBHD as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committee.

    Mr Tan holds a B. A. Accounting Degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom and Degree in Law from the Polytechnic of Central London. He is a Barrister-at-law (Lincoln’s Inn) and was called to Malaysian Bar in October, 1983.

    He has over thirty (30) years of experience in providing legal services. He began his career in 1983 with Messrs Abdul Aziz, Ong & Co. as a Legal Assistant and subsequently held positions as the Senior Litigation Lawyer at Messrs Kadir, Andri & Partners, Litigation Partner at Messrs Tunku Mukhrizah & Partners and thereafter joined Messrs Heiley Hassan, Tan & Partners as a partner until current date.

    He has no family relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. There is no confl ict of interests with the Company. Within the last ten (10) years, he has no convictions or offences.

    THERESA LIM SAW IMM – Independent Non-Executive Director


    Malaysian, aged , joined the Board of GLBHD on 31 March 2017. She also serves GLBHD as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms Lim is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysian and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    Ms Lim has been with a leading accounting firm for more than 34 years with 18 years as a partner. During her tenure with PwC, amongst her other responsibilities include overseeing its corporate services outsourcing division and assuming the role of Tax Risk Management Partner, having responsibility for the risk management requirements and process of the Malaysian Tax Practice.

    Her corporate tax specialisms are in the areas of plantation, property development, logistics specifically in shipping, retail and manufacturing. Specific experience would include advising on the largest plantation listing in Malaysia, major privatisation and PFI projects, drafting of the gazette orders for one of the Economic Corridors, significant manufacturing projects involving customised incentives etc.

    She has no family relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. There is no conflict of interest with the Company. Within the last ten (10) years, she has no conviction of offences.