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Board of Directors
Y Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Azizan bin Husain 

Independent Non-Executive Chairman   (66 years of age/Malaysian)

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Azizan bin Husain (“YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan”) was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 8 June 2000. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan is currently the Chairman of one other listed company, namely Fiamma Holdings Berhad. At the same time, he serves on other private companies.

YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan holds a B. A. Honours Degree and Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Malaya and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Boulder, United States of America.

YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan started his career with the Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia in 1967 and retired in 1999 as the Secretary-General in the Ministry of Defence, Malaysia. Prior to his retirement, he had progressed on and gained vast experience from various departments in the civil service. During his years with the Government Service, he has served as Assistant Secretary with the Centre for Development Studies and the Economic Planning Unit in Prime Minister’s Department, Director of Economic Planning Unit, Sabah, Sabah State Director of Development, Deputy Secretary-General with Ministry of Land and Regional Development, Deputy Director-General (Sectoral) Economic Planning Unit with Prime Minister’s Department, Director of Public Sector Companies Monitoring Division in the Ministry of Finance and Deputy Secretary-General (Operation) in the Ministry of Finance.

YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. YBhg. Tan Sri Azizan is not a shareholder of the Company and is not related to any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Datuk Son Chen Chuan

Managing Director   (63 years of age/Malaysian)

Datuk Son Chen Chuan (“Mr. Son”) was appointed Managing Director since 8 June 2000. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee.

Mr. Son is the founder of the Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”). He is the driving force of the Group. With his decade long experience in the industry and extensive knowledge gained through the years, he formulates and implements the Group’s corporate strategy. He also develops new products for both local and overseas market, ensuring that the quality of products and packaging are high, keeping close contact with the local and overseas distributors to obtain suggestions and feedback on the OFI products. Mr Son had through the years foster close relationships with the suppliers and customers.

Mr. Son has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is related to Mr. Son Tong Leong (son), Mr. Son Tong Eng (son) and Mr Hoo Beng Lee (brother). He is a substantial shareholder in the Company by virtue of his direct interest and deemed interest in the shareholdings held by members of his family and via his shareholding in Apendo Capital Sdn Bhd and directorship in Summer Legend Sdn Bhd. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Mr. Hoo Beng Lee

Executive Director   (53 years of age/Malaysian)

Mr.  Hoo Beng Lee (“Mr. Hoo”) was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. Mr. Hoo is also the Executive Director of OFI, OFM and OFIP.

Mr. Hoo has been in the food industry for more than twenty (20) years and is responsible for the operations of the production lines. With his vast experience and skills in the snack food manufacturing business and food processing industries, he has contributed tremendously to the success of the Company.

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is related to Mr. Son Chen Chuan (brother), Mr. Son Tong Leong (nephew) and Mr. Son Tong Eng (nephew). He is also a substantial shareholder in the Company by virtue of his direct interest and deemed interest in the shareholdings held by members of his family and via his shareholding in Apendo Capital Sdn Bhd and directorship in Summer Legend Sdn Bhd. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Datuk Son Tong Leong

Executive Director   (40 years of age/Malaysian)

Datuk Son Tong Leong was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the Edith Cowan University, Australia.

He began his career in 1994 as the Factory Manager of OFI and was promoted to General Manager of the Company in 1998. He is now the Executive Director of OFI, OFM and OFIP. He is in charge of the overall corporate administration, human resources, marketing and operations of the Company. He has maintained excellent relationship with staffs of all levels, customers, suppliers and the Company’s business partners. He also oversees the running of the factory machineries and ensures that production works are carried out smoothly in compliance with the MS ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP standards.

He has attended four (4) out of four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is related to Mr. Son Chen Chuan (father), Mr. Hoo Beng Lee (uncle) and Mr. Son Tong Eng (brother), all of whom are Directors and substantial shareholders of the Company. He is also a substantial shareholder in the Company by virtue of his direct interest and deemed interest in the shareholdings held by members of his family and via his shareholding in Apendo Capital Sdn Bhd and directorship in Summer Legend Sdn Bhd. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Mr. Son Tong Eng

Executive Director   (39 years of age/Malaysian)

Mr. Son Tong Eng was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology, Kuala Lumpur.

He has more than ten (10) years of experience in the food industry and is currently the Factory Manager of OFI. He oversees the running of the factory machineries and ensures that production works are carried out smoothly in compliance with the MS ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP standards.

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is related to Mr. Son Chen Chuan (father), Mr. Hoo Beng Lee (uncle) and Mr. Son Tong Leong (brother), all of whom are Directors and substantial shareholders of the Company. He is also a substantial shareholder in the Company by virtue of his direct interest and deemed interest in the shareholdings held by members of his family and via his shareholding in Appendo Capital Sdn Bhd. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Mr. Lim Keat Sear

Non-Executive Director   (59 years of age/Malaysian)

Mr. Lim Keat Sear was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He also serves as a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He has been in the snack and confectionery business for more than twenty (20) years. He joined Syarikat Perniagaan Chong Mah Sdn Bhd, a distributor of snack food and confectionery in 1973 and became a director of the Company in 1978.

He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is not related to any of the directors of the Company. He is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of his direct interest and deemed interest via Syarikat Perniagaan Chong Mah Sdn Bhd, Thung Shung (M) Sdn Bhd and Appendo Capital Sdn Bhd. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Mr. Lim Hwa Yu

Independent Non-Executive Director   (54 years of age/Malaysian)

Mr. Lim Hwa Yu (“Mr Lim”) was appointed to the Board on 23 February 1999. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr. Lim qualified as an Accountant from the United Kingdom in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, Fellow of the Institute of Taxation, United Kingdom and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He is a partner of a public accounting firm, H.Y. Lim & Co. He has extensive experience in the field of corporate planning and management. He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. He is a minority shareholder of the Company and is not related to any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.

 

Datuk Jeffery Ong Cheng Lock

Independent Non-Executive Director   (59 years of age/Malaysian)

Datuk Jeffery Ong Cheng Lock (“Datuk Jeffery”) was appointed to the Board on 14 May 2007. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Datuk Jeffery is an Associate of the Institute of Business Administration, Australia and was formerly the Senior Director of Human Resources of Infineon Technologies, responsible for Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits, Welfare, Training, Employee Relations and Government Relations. He currently serves as the Council Member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Chairman of FMM Malacca Branch, Board Member of FMM Institute, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Management, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management and Member of the Malacca Industrial Skills Development Centre. Datuk Jeffery was a Panel Member of the Industrial Court and the SOCSO Appellate Court.

Datuk Jefffery has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. Datuk Jeffery does not hold shares in the Company and is not related to any director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past ten (10) years.