YM Tengku Dato’ Uzir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah

YM Tengku Dato’ Uzir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah, a Malaysian, aged 54, was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2013. YM Tengku Dato’ Uzir  graduated from City University, London UK with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. He has vast business experience in various industries, especially in construction, plantation and property development.

He was once attached with Public Work Department Malaysia.  He also has vast experience in the corporate sector and was an Executive Director on several listed company Boards which include Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad, Malaysian General Investment Corporation Berhad and Kurnia Setia Berhad.

He is presently an Executive Director of Kreatif Selaras Sdn Bhd and Executive Chairman of KotaSAS Sdn Bhd.

Deputy Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Amin Rafie Bin Othman, a Malaysian, aged 53, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He is the Chairman of the Board and the Remuneration Committee and a member of Nomination Committee. He graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth with a joint honours degree in Economics and International Politics in 1982. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the City University of London, United Kingdom (“UK”).

Dato’ Amin is currently also Chairman of Asia Solar Generation Ventures Sdn Bhd, Senior Advisor of Microlink Solutions Berhad and Managing Director of Plynlymon Capital and Rampai Ulltima Sdn Bhd. In a career spanning 27 years, Dato’ Amin has also held the positions of Managing Director of Dubai Group Sdn Bhd, CEO of Mayban Investment Sdn Bhd, MD of PJB Capital Sdn Bhd, Executive Director of Smith Zain Securities, Senior General Manager and Director of Rashid Hussain Asset Management. He was also a past President of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers and was a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”).

Managing Director

Mr. Tan Ching Kee, a Malaysian, aged 54, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.  Mr. Tan commenced his career in the iron and steel industry in 1978 when he joined Wei Yet Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the marketing and trading of steel.

In May 1985, Mr. Tan started his own steel company, Syarikat Perniagaan Eng Seng, together with other partners before forming WZSB in 1992. Mr. Tan was instrumental in the setting up of the WZSB’s iron and steel trading business.

With his keen foresight in the continuous potential of the steel industry, Mr. Tan launched the company into downstream value-added production of cold drawn bright steel polished shafts to service the engineering support industry, which was then a rapidly growing industry mainly driven by the E&E industry, especially the semiconductor sector. From this point in time, Mr. Tan began to develop the business through progressively building customers’ trust to expand the company’s business despite initial limited production capacity and a challenging business environment.

In 1996, Mr. Tan formed WZT to trade in other steel products which are primarily procured from wholesale steel traders, as well as to complement the manufacturing activities of WZSB. By 2001, with the completion of the existing manufacturing facilities in Lot 1850, Jalan KPB 10, Kawasan Perindustrian Balakong, 43300 Sri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan coupled with a well-established customer network, Mr. Tan had successfully carved a niche market for WZSB’s superior quality and high precision bright steel polished shafts.

Mr. Tan has accumulated 35 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the steel trading business, with an overlap of 17 years having been involved in the daily operations and management of cold drawn bright steel polished shafts production. As the Managing Director of the WZ Steel Group, he is responsible for the overall strategic business direction of the Group, developing new target markets locally and abroad. His vast experience in the industry and well-connected network with industry players has enabled him to be well-versed with the intricacies of the steel trade and to develop the Group to its present stage.

Mr. Tan Chong Boon is the brother and Mr. Ng Chong Tin is the brother-in-law of Mr. Tan Ching Kee.

Executive Director

Tan Teng Heng, a Malaysian, aged 48, was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2013. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He was trained in of the major accountancy firms and is well exposed to capital market through various capacities in senior management position in investment banking, principally in Malaysia but also in Hong Kong.

Executive Director

Mr. Tan Chong Boon, a Malaysian, aged 47, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He has vast experience in the areas of design and build and construction contracts for civil and structural works which were accumulated over more than three (3) years. In 1988, Mr. Tan commenced his career as a Technical Assistant. To upgrade himself, Mr. Tan embarked on and pursued an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering at University Putra Malaysia in 1989. Upon successfully obtaining the Degree in 1991, he joined a civil and structural consulting company as Design Engineer before joining WZ Steel Group in 1994. He was instrumental in the launch of WZSB’s products into the international area.

His vast experience gained in the areas of design, build and construction contracts for civil and structural works have enabled him to successfully set up WZSB’s factory to produce cold drawn bright polished shafts in 1995. In 1996, WZSB began manufacturing free-cutting polished shafts and stainless steel polished shafts before venturing into high-end free-cutting polished shafts for Office Automation, which demand very stringent requirements. Since 1996, Mr. Tan had successfully adopted the correct manufacturing techniques and leveraged upon the technical know-how gained through in-depth discussions held with the WZSB’s customers in order to understand and meet customers’ needs.

Mr. Tan Ching Kee is the brother of Mr. Tan Chong Boon.

Executive Director

Dato’ Ir. Mohd Ghazali Bin Kamaruzaman, a Malaysian, aged 48, was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2013. He is a member of Institute of Engineers Malaysia and Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor degree of Civil Engineering from Footscray Institue of Technology, Melbourne Australia and a MSc in Project Management from UiTM .

Dato’Ghazali has over 23 of years of experience and knowledge in the civil engineering works i.e. plan & design, earthworks & drainage, building & road construction.

Executive Director

Mr. Ng Chong Tin, a Malaysian, aged 48, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He embarked on his career in the steel industry when he joined Mr. Tan Ching Kee and two (2) other partners to incorporate Syarikat Perniagaan Eng Seng, a steel trading company in 1985.

Mr. Ng later co-founded WZSB in 1992 and became a Director of WZM and WZT in 1995 and 1996, respectively, where he continued to develop the steel trading business as Marketing Manager. To-date, Mr. Ng has 29 years of experience in the development of sales and marketing strategies based on customers’ feedback as well as analysing the changing consumer trends. Mr. Ng is primarily in charge of the sales and marketing functions of WZM and WZT, and is instrumental in developing the customer network for the Group’s trading division. His vast experience in the steel industry has enabled him to proactively develop sales and marketing strategies to cater to the customers’ needs and meet the ever-changing industry trends.

Mr. Tan Ching Kee is the brother-in-law of Mr. Ng Chong Tin.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun, a Malaysian, aged 63, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination committee. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics (Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School.

Dato’ Siow has considerable experience in investment banking and securities market regulation. He started his career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers in 1981 and has served as a Manager in its Corporate Finance Division. In 1985, he joined Permata Chartered Merchant Bank Bhd (now known as Affin Investment Bank) as Manager of Corporate Finance. He later became the Divisional Head of its Corporate Finance division.

Between 1993 and 2006, Dato’ Siow was with the Securities Commission where he has served as the Director of its Issues & Investment Division  as well as  the Director of  its Market Supervision Division.

Dato’ Siow is currently a Director of Citibank Berhad, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, UMW Holdings Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad, Eita Resources Berhad and MainStreet Advisers Sdn Bhd. He is also a member of the Land Public Transport Commission.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Yeong Kok Hee, a Malaysian, aged 53, was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007 as Independent Non Executive Director. He is the member of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Upon returning from England in 1983, he commenced his sales and marketing management career firstly in the credit cards business and subsequently, ventured into the fast moving consumer goods (“FMCG”) sector, as well as the electronics and computer equipment services industries. Dato’ Yeong is well-recognised and respected not only in the information technology (“IT”) arena, but also in the financial services and corporate sector.

Dato’ Yeong is currently the consultant and hold the position of Vice President of CSC Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a position that he has held since 1999. As Consultant of the company, he is focussed in the areas of Managed Services, Technology consulting and Complex System Integration.  His responsibilities includes leveraging of consulting and strategic outsourcing and technology management capabilities in concert with other divisions of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) worldwide in creating a unique integrated offering to the dynamic and rapidly growing Malaysia market.

He has developed and set up a significant number of strategic relationships and alliances with the senior management of the financial and governmental sector. He is an active member of the Executive and Management Review Committee of the Maybank and Computer Sciences Corporation/CSC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a ten (10)-year term IT sourcing engagement since 2003.

With his vast experience and extensive business network, Dato’ Yeong will contribute focussed significantly to the WZ Steel Group in terms of business advisory.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ong Teck Chuan, a Malaysian, aged 57, was appointed to the Board of WZ Steel Berhad on 26 October 2007. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Ong is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia, and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He has a business degree from Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Mr. Ong has over 30 years of extensive experience in corporate finance, financial management, operational management, merchant banking and auditing. He has served in various senior management positions in public listed companies and large organizations involved in diverse industries ranging from telecommunications, satellite broadcasting, leisure & entertainment, power generation, toll highway operations, infrastructure development, resource-based, property development, merchant banking and auditing. He is currently a business consultant providing business management and financial consultancy related services.