Board of Directors

Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor

Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor was appointed to the Board as Executive Director on 25 February 2013 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 December 2013. He is also a Chairman of Whistleblowing Committee of the Company.

Dato’ Lee is a barrister from Gray’s Inn, London and holds a LLB (Honours) from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics. Prior to joining IOI Group as a General Manager in 1994, he served in the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Malaysian Judiciary Service for four (4) years from 1990 to 1994. His last posting was as a Magistrate.

Dato’ Lee is presently on the Board of IOI Corporation Berhad as its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive and also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Bumitama Agri Limited. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, the charitable arm of IOI Group.

Dato’ Lee has been the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association since 2020. He served as the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council from 2009 to 2020.

Dato’ Lee was appointed as a Board member of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia from 2015 to 2018. He was also a Board member of the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation from 2011 to 2013 and served on the National Council of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (“REHDA”) Malaysia as its Secretary General from 2002 to 2006.

Datuk Dr Tan Kim Heung

Datuk Dr Tan Kim Heung

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Dr Tan Kim Heung was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2013. He is the Chairman of Governance, Nominating and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and Whistleblowing Committee of the Company

Datuk Dr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (“MBBS”) (London) (Honours) from The Middlesex and University College Hospital Medical School, London in 1986 and received his Member of the Royal College of Physicians (“MRCP”) (United Kingdom) in 1989. In 1995, he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine/Cardiology (“MD”) from the University of London. He became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (“FACC”) in 1997, Member of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (“AM”) in 1999, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (“FRCP”) (London) in 2001.

Datuk Dr Tan is a Consultant Cardiologist at Cardiac Vascular Sentral (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia. He was previously a Consultant Cardiologist at Sunway Medical Centre, Petaling Jaya and a Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiology at the University Malaya Medical Centre (“UMMC”) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He held this position for seven (7) years since 1997, having previously served as a Cardiologist at Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Datuk Dr Tan is a recipient of numerous outstanding academic awards and prizes with vast experience in various interventional cardiac procedures. He is author or co-author of more than 100 published papers/articles/abstracts in peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to several books. He is frequently invited to lecture and to participate as an expert faculty in international and national conferences/seminars/courses. He is also a fellow or member of numerous professional organisations and advisory boards.

Lee Ai Leng

Lee Ai Leng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Lee Ai Leng was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2023 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is the Chairman of the Governance, Nominating and Remuneration Committee, and a member of Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

She holds a LLB (Honours) in Law from the University of Malaya, she also holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

She started her career in private practice in 1991 after being called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She subsequently joined IOI Corporation Berhad in 1994 as the Group Legal Advisor and later served as joint Company Secretary as well. During her tenure with IOI Group until 2013, she was involved in both the plantation and property development businesses.

She was appointed as Head of Legal of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad ("SDP") in 2014 and was redesignated as Group General Counsel in 2018. In this role, she leads the legal functions of the SDP Group, providing legal advice and support to SDP and its local and overseas subsidiary companies. Being part of the senior management team of SDP, she also serves as a member of various management committees which include Group Investment Committee, Credit Committee, Whistleblowing Committee and Group Tender Committee.

Ms Lee’s legal career spans over 30 years and she has extensive experience in plantation and property industries. Her areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law focusing on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, private debt securities, banking and finance matters as well as property development, real and personal property transactions.

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