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DR. ZAINOL BIN MD. EUSOF
Independent Non - Executive Chairman

Dr Zainol Bin Md Eusof, aged 66, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is the Independent Non- Executive Chairman of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 26 March 2005 and was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 24 March 2014. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Option Committee of Greenyield.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia and obtained his Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosopy in Soil Science from the State University of Ghent, Belgium.

He was attached to the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia from 1974 until 2002, where he last served as Head of the Crop Management Unit. During his tenure with the RRIM, he represented RRIM in several national and international conferences and headed the RRIM collaborative research projects with the International Board for Soil Research and Management. He has published over 72 papers in soil science, agronomy and land management during the course of his career, and carried out post-doctorate research at the Ohio State University and the University of West Indies. He was also involved in a joint research effort with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research from 1986 to 1992 and with the International Water Management Institute from 2000 to 2002.

In 1995, Dr Zainol received the RRIM service excellence award for his contribution to research in soil management systems. From 1998 to 2002, he headed the programme on the development of Low Intensity Tapping Systems at the RRIM. During the same period, he was a member of the Urea Research Council for Petroliam Nasional Berhad and an external examiner for the Ph.D programme of Universiti Putra Malaysia.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR THAM FOO KEONG
Group Managing Director

Mr Tham Foo Keong, aged 60, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is the Group Managing Director of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 26 March 2005. He is also the Chairman of the Option Committee of the Company.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Engineering from Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom. He started his career in 1981 as a Production Planning Engineer in ASEA Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. He joined Scientex Industries Berhad as a Planning and Maintenance Manager in 1983, before moving to Brown Boveri Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. as Factory Manager in 1985 and subsequently, he was promoted to Divisional Manager.

In 1988, he ventured into his own family business as the Managing Director of Greenyield Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and subsequently took over the position as a Group Managing Director of the Company. His vast experience has proven to be invaluable to the Company. He oversees the daily operations of the companies comprising the Greenyield Group and is principally responsible for the direction of the Group's business with emphasis in business development and corporate strategy.

He is brother of Mr Tham Foo Choon and deemed substantial shareholders, namely Mr Tham Chong Sing and Mr Tham Fau Sin. He is the spouse of substantial shareholder, Madam Twong Yoke Peng. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR THAM FOO CHOON
Deputy Group Managing Director

Mr Tham Foo Choon, aged 56, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is the Deputy Group Managing Director of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 26 March 2005. He is also a member of the Option Committee of the Company.

He is a businessman with over 20 years of experience in the agriculture related industry. He started his involvement in the agricultural related industry soon after completing his secondary education, assisting the family business.  Through his hard work, he has generated success for the companies. He assumes an active role in the implementation of the marketing and operational strategies and activities of the companies within the Greenyield Group.

He is brother of Mr Tham Foo Keong and deemed substantial shareholders, namely Mr Tham Chong Sing and Mr Tham Fau Sin.  He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


DR. SIVAKUMARAN A/L SEENIVASAGAM
Executive Director

Dr Sivakumaran A/L Seenivasagam, aged 71, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is an Executive Director of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 26 March 2005. He is also the Director of Research & Development ("R&D"), responsible for the R&D activities of the Group.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class Upper Honours in Botany from the University of Malaya and a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Wales (Aberyswyth), United Kingdom.

He started his career with the Federal Land Development Authority ("FELDA") in 1970 as a Plant Protection Officer for Oil Palm and Cocoa before joining the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia ("RRIM") and later the Malaysian Rubber Board ("MRB"). During his tenure with the RRIM and MRB, he held various positions ranging from Research Officer, Project Leader to Head of the Crop Management Division. His last position with the MRB was as Director of the Production Research and Development Division from 1998 to July 2000. He was also a Specialist Officer on Exploitation and Physiology for the International Rubber Research and Development Board for approximately three (3) years prior to his retirement from the MRB in 2000. Since retiring from the MRB, he has worked as a Plantation Advisor for Felcra Berhad, Malaysia and Rubber Plantations in Cameroons, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh, Guatemala and Papua New Guinea and as a Consultant for the Common Fund for Commodities based in Amsterdam.   He has also carried out several Technical Due Diligence studies of proposed takeovers or developments of rubber plantations for major international companies and investors in Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana & Nigeria.

Dr Sivakumaran was responsible for the development of the RRIMFLOW system for which a patent was granted to the MRB. He received the RRIM Gold Medal in 1993 and the service excellence award from the RRIM in 1992 for his research contributions in the field of rubber exploitation and, in particular, the development of labour saving technologies. He served as a Technical Adviser to the Task Force on the Rubber Eco-Project under the auspices of the International Rubber Study Group of the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2006. Dr Sivakumaran in year 2010 has successfully secured a Malaysian patent for "Crop Plus" Organic Fertilizer and Utility Innovation for a Biopesticide in Thailand (2009), Vietnam (2010) and Malaysia (2013). Dr Siva also obtained a patent for a technique of latex extraction from rubber trees from China (2011), Vietnam (2013) and Malaysia (2015).  He is currently a Board Member of the Malaysian Rubber Board for a two year term from September 2015.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR THAM KIN WAI
Executive Director

Mr Tham Kin Wai, aged 47, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is an Executive Director of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 23 January 2009.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from National College, United States of America. He started his career after graduation in 1994 as a Finance and Administrative Executive in Greenyield Industries (M) Sdn Bhd ("GYI") and subsequently, he rose to the rank of General Manager of GYI in 2001. Thereafter, he was appointed as an Executive Director of Greenyield in 2009.

He is responsible for managing overall factory operations, the quality management system of the factory, and all marketing activities. Furthermore, he is also involved in product and market development for existing and new customers, and planning and participating in trade fairs.

He is the son of Mr Tham Chong Sing. He is also the nephew of Mr Tham Foo Keong and Mr Tham Foo Choon. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR YONG SWEE LIN
Senior Independent Non - Executive Director

Mr Yong Swee Lin, aged 48, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is the Senior Independent Non- Executive Director of Greenyield. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 23 January 2009. He was re-designated as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Nomination Committee of Greenyield on 24 June 2014.

Mr Yong is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants ("MIA") and is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ("ACCA").

He started his career with KK Chow & Wong in 1988, and subsequently he joined Loh & Co in 1991 and left in 1993 to join Adab Trading Sdn. Bhd. Then he left Adab Trading Sdn. Bhd and was self-employed from January 1995 to June 1997. He then joined Horwarth Mok & Poon as Audit Senior Assistant from 1997 to 1999. Currently he is an Audit Manager of L. H. Loo & Co. He is also currently attached to SL Yong & Co (Chartered Accountant Non Audit) as well as SL Management Services.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR MAHBOB BIN ABDULLAH
Independent Non - Executive Director

Mr Mahbob Bin Abdullah, aged 72, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is an Independent Non- Executive Director of Greenyield Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 1 July 2009. He is also a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Mahbob started his career with Harrisons and Crosfield in Perak on a rubber plantation and then joined Plantations Agencies Ltd in Tangkak, Johor. He was attached to Unilever's Pamol Plantations in Kluang, Johor and Sabah, and Solomon Islands from 1968 to 1987. In 1984, he moved to London as senior team member and supervised Unilever Plantations in DR Congo, Ghana, Cameroun, Nigeria, Thailand and Malaysia. He joined Sime Darby Berhad from 1987 to 1993 as a consultant for third party estates and later as the Director of Refineries from 1993 to 2000, producing edible oils in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Egypt, mainly for overseas markets. After his retirement from Sime Darby in 2000, he formed his consultancy business, IPC Services Sdn. Bhd. to provide services in the upstream and downstream businesses of the industry within Malaysia and internationally.

He is a former Board Member of Felda Plantations Berhad, Felda Palm Industries Berhad, Felda Vegetable Oil Products Berhad, and TH Plantations Berhad. He is a Board Member of FIMA Bulking Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Kumpulan Fima Berhad). He is a member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board Program Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Planters.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for any offences within the past five years (other than traffic offences, if any) and there was no sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 


MR THAM KIN ON
Executive Director

Mr Tham Kin On, aged 28, Male, a Malaysian citizen, is an Executive Director of Greenyield Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of Greenyield on 20 December 2016.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Economics and Finance from University of Melbourne, Australia, and is a CFA Charterholder.

He started his career with Khazanah Nasional Bhd in 2012 as an Associate in the Investments division. Prior to that, he also interned with Credit Suisse, Hong Leong Investment Bank, and KPMG. Mr Tham Kin-On joined Greenyield in 2014. He oversees the Corporate Finance team in Greenyield and is also responsible for the development of the Groups strategies and businesses.

He is the son of Mr Tham Foo Keong, the Group Managing Director and substantial shareholder, namely Madam Twong Yoke Peng. He is also the nephew of Mr Tham Foo Choon, the Deputy Group Managing Director and deemed substantial shareholders, namely Mr Tham Chong Sing and Mr Tham Fau Sin. He is also the cousin of Mr Tham Kin Wai, Director of the Company.