Leadership

Board of Directors

Law Kok Thye
Group’s Executive Director & Managing Director (Malaysian, aged 56)

Law Kok Thye is our Group’s Managing Director. He is responsible for the strategic direction and business development of our Group.

 

He completed his Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mat Salleh, Sabah in 1986.

 

He began his career in 1986 with Product Manufacturing Sdn Bhd as Production Executive where he was involved in manufacturing of personal and household products. In 1990, he left Product Manufacturing Sdn Bhd to join Bright Steel Sdn Bhd, part of Lion Group, in the same year as a Sales Representative where he was involved in the sales and marketing of flat steel products. In 1991, he left Bright Steel Sdn Bhd to join Kanzen Kagu Sdn Bhd (currently part of FACB Group) as Sales Executive. During his tenure with Kanzen Kagu Sdn Bhd, he was responsible for sales and marketing of steel pipes. In 1993, he was promoted to Sales Manager where he was in charge of leading a team in the sale of steel pipes. In 1996, he resigned from Kanzen Kagu Sdn Bhd to join Prestar Steel Pipes Sdn Bhd as Executive Director. During his tenure with Prestar Steel Pipes Sdn Bhd, he was in charge of expanding the company’s steel pipe business. He resigned from Prestar Steel Pipes Sdn Bhd in 2001.

 

He later acquired the equity shareholding of Leform Steel Pipes (then known as Tianwen Steel Pipes Sdn Bhd) in 2001 and equity shareholding in Leform in 2003, and assumed the position as Managing Director in both companies. Since then, he has been, and continues to be in charge of the strategic direction and business development of our Group as Managing Director of our Group.

 

Law Kok Thye is currently on the Board of Directors for Tianwen Holdings.

 

Law Kok Thye does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Datuk Seri Akhil Bin Bulat
Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Malaysian, aged 69)

Datuk Seri Akhil Bin Bulat is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 6 December 2021.

 

He graduated from University Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Diploma in Police Science in 1998. He also graduated from University Malaya with a Diploma in Strategic Studies in 1993.

 

He worked with the Royal Malaysia Police for 26 years, since he began his career in 1989 as Sabah Research Staff Officer. Throughout the years, he worked across various branches in the Royal Malaysia Police. In 2015, he retired from his role as Director of Special Branches of the Royal Malaysia Police.

 

He has extensive supervisory and senior administrative experience in government services which is expected to contribute to leading the Board and setting high governance standards for the Group.

 

Datuk Seri Akhil Bin Bulat does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Phang Yew Cheong @ Phang Yew Choong
Independent Non-Executive Director (Malaysian, aged 63)

Phang Yew Cheong is our Non-Independent Executive Director and our Group Adviser. He is in charge of all matters pertaining to corporate finance and legal, as well as overseeing our production and quality management system. He was appointed to our Board on 6 December 2021.

 

He graduated from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ("ICSA"), London and the Institute of Chartered Management Accountant in 1982 and 1983, respectively. In 1989, he obtained his Bachelors of Laws from the University of London, United Kingdom. In 1990, he received his Certificate of Legal Practice ("CLP"). In 1991, he was called to the Malaysian Bar.

 

He began his career in 1980 with Fraser and Neave Malaysia Sdn Bhd as an Internal Auditor where he was responsible for the internal auditing of Fraser and Neave Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its group of companies. In 1982, he was seconded to Malayan Breweries Ltd (a subsidiary of F&N Ltd) and promoted as Management Accountant. During his tenure there, he was in charge of the cost operation, management information system development and treasury functions of the company. In 1984, he left Malayan Breweries Ltd to join Lim Boon Wan & Son Sdn Bhd in the same year as Financial Controller where he was in charge of handling the company’s corporate finances. In 1987, he was promoted to General Manager where he was responsible for the general management and business development of the company. In 1990, he took a sabbatical leave to undertake his pupillage under Shinmun & Associates Chambers where he was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1991. In 1991, he left Shinmun & Associates to resume his career with Lim Boon Wan & Son Sdn Bhd.

 

In 1995, he left Lim Boon Wan & Son Sdn Bhd to join Khaw & Hussein (now known as Khaw & Partners) as Senior Associate. During his tenure there, he practised in the area of corporate law. He resigned from Khaw & Hussein in 1997. Following his resignation, he took a break from his career. He resumed his career in 2001, with Kanzen Kagu Sdn Bhd as General Manager. During his tenure there, he was in charge of the general management and the restructuring of operations of the company. In 2004, he left Kanzen Kagu Sdn Bhd to join Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd as General Manager where he was involved in the general management of the company as well as leading the business development of the company in the automotive market. In 2008, he resigned from Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd to take a career break. In the same year, he assumed his current position in our Group as the Group Adviser where he is responsible for all matters pertaining to corporate finance and legal, as well as overseeing production and quality management system.

 

Phang Yew Cheong @ Phang Yew Choong does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Esmariza Binti Ismail
Independent Non-Executive Director (Malaysian, aged 47)

Esmariza Binti Ismail is our Non-Independent Executive Director and our Group’s Human Resource Manager. She is responsible for handling our Group’s administrative and human resource related activities. She was appointed to our Board on 6 December 2021.

 

She graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1999.

 

Upon graduation, she began her career with Fast Airfreight Forwarding (M) Sdn Bhd in 1998 as Account Assistant cum Customer Service Coordinator. During her tenure there, she was in charge of assisting the Account Executive with accounting related matters, and the Admin Manager in preparing documentation to customs, MITI and MIDA. In 2002, she resigned from Fast Airfreight Forwarding (M) Sdn Bhd to join our Group as Account Assistant, where she was involved in accounting and admin related matters. In 2008, she was promoted to Human Resource Manager, where she was in charge of admin and human resources related matters. In 2019, she was transferred to LF Engineering to assume the role of Human Resource Manager. In 2020, she was also appointed as Human Resource Manager for Leform Steel Pipes.

 

Esmariza Binti Ismail does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Key Senior Management Team

Hong Ka Hock
General Manager (Malaysian, aged 58)

Hong Ka Hock is our General Manager. He is responsible for our Group’s project development, monitoring, managing the setting-up of machineries, factory planning and related matters.

 

He graduated from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato’ Syed Omar, Kedah with a Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) certificate in 1984.

 

He began his career in 1988 with Matsushita Refrigeration Industries (S) Pte Ltd as Quality Assurance Technician, and was later promoted to Quality Assurance Supervisor later in the same year. During his tenure there, he was involved in overseeing the quality assurance procedures for refrigeration products. In 1989, he resigned from Matsushita Refrigeration Industries (S) Pte Ltd to join Bright Steel Sdn Bhd as Production Executive where he was involved in the production process control as well as planning and scheduling for the company’s production of steel. In 1996, he resigned from Bright Steel Sdn Bhd to join Prestar Storage System Sdn Bhd in 1997 as Plant Manager. During his tenure there, he was in charge of monitoring and controlling production activities, planning and scheduling local and overseas orders as well as monitoring shipments of products. In 2007, he resigned from Prestar Storage System Sdn Bhd. He then joined Deluxe Forum Sdn Bhd in 2007 as Group General Manager. During his tenure there, he was responsible for the sales and production activities for Deluxe Forum Sdn Bhd and its group of companies.

 

In the same year, he resigned from Deluxe Forum Sdn Bhd to join Leform as General Manager where he was responsible for our Group’s project development, monitoring, managing the setting-up of machineries, factory planning and related matters.

 

Hong Ka Hock does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Ng Tiong Lim
Chief Financial Officer (Malaysian, aged 38)

Ng Tiong Lim is our Chief Financial Officer. He is in charge of handling all accounting and finance related matters for our Group.

 

He graduated from Sunway University College in 2005 with an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants certificate.

 

He began his career in 2006 with Deloitte Kassim Chan & Co as Staff Assistant where he was responsible for carrying out statutory audits and taxation for clients. In 2007, he was promoted to Staff Assistant II where he was in charge of conducting statutory audit and taxation for clients. In 2008, he left Deloitte Kassim Chan & Co to join Malayan Flour Mills Berhad as Internal Audit Executive where he was in charge of conducting audit processes for Malayan Flour Mills Berhad and its group of companies. In 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Accountant where he was responsible for performing consolidation of accounts and reporting to Bursa Securities. In 2012, he left Malayan Flour Mills Berhad and took a short career break.

 

In 2013, he resumed his career with Schlumberger (M) Sdn Bhd as Statutory Accountant. During his tenure there, he handled the tax matters for oil and gas companies located in France and Algeria. In 2014, he left Schlumberger (M) Sdn Bhd to join Pestech International Berhad in the same year as Associate Manager where he was responsible for performing consolidation of accounts and preparing financial reports in compliance with the requirements set out by Bursa Securities. In 2016, he resigned from Pestech International Berhad to join APM Automotive Holdings Berhad as Finance Manager. During his tenure there, he was in charge of performing consolidation of accounts and preparing financial reports in compliance with the requirements set out by Bursa Securities for the group. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Finance Manager where he was assisting the company’s Chief Financial Officer to review consolidation of accounts, budgeting and management of accounts of the company’s subsidiaries located in international markets.

 

In June 2021, he resigned from APM Automotive Holdings Berhad to assume his current position as Chief Financial Officer of our Group from July 2021 where he is responsible for handling all accounting and finance related matters of our Group. Prior to July 2021, our Senior Accounts Manager, Surian A/L Krishnan and Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Adviser, Phang Yew Cheong @ Phang Yew Choong oversaw all accounting and finance related matters of our Group.

 

Ng Tiong Lim does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Lee Li Wah

Plant Manager (Malaysian, aged 42)

Lee Li Wah is our Group's Plant Manager. She is in charge of overseeing the overall production, planning, quality assurance and quality control processes, quality management system as well as product development activities.

 

She graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics in 2004.

 

She began her career in 2004, with Wenhup Engineering Sdn Bhd as Project Engineer. During her tenure there, she was responsible for planning, budgeting, overseeing all technical points of contact for projects as well as the implementation of ISO 9001. In 2006, she left Wenhup Engineering Sdn Bhd to join Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd as Product Development Engineer, where she was in charge of managing designs, prototyping, testing, scheduling product development plans, as well as acting as a technical expert in products and processes. In 2007, she resigned from Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd. In 2007, she joined Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd as Production Executive. During her tenure there, she was in charge of the company's pipe manufacturing operation. In 2008, she left Prestar Precision Tube Sdn Bhd.

 

In 2008, she joined LF Metal as Production Executive where she assisted in the setting- up of pipe mills used for the manufacturing of steel pipes used in the automotive industry. In 2012, she was assigned as a Personal Assistant (Sales and Planning) to the Managing Director in Leform. During her tenure, she was responsible for assisting the Managing Director in managing, controlling and monitoring the sales and planning activities of Leform.

 

In 2014, she was promoted to her current position in Leform as Plant Manager where she oversees the overall production, planning, quality assurance and quality control, as well as new product development.

 

Lee Li Wah does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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Surian A/L Krishnan
Senior Accounts Manager (Malaysian, aged 50)

Surian A/L Krishnan is our Senior Accounts Manager. He is responsible for supporting our CFO in the preparation of financial statements.

 

He graduated from Systemic College in 1992 with a London Chamber of Commerce Industry (LCCI) Higher in Accounting. In 2001, he completed the Professional Banking and Finance Course from the Institute of Banker Malaysia. He is an affiliate with the Chartered Institute of Management (CIMA) since 2002. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Banker Malaysia (presently known as the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers).

 

He began his career in 1992 with JS Noronha & Co as an Audit Junior where he was responsible for assisting the Audit Manager in the field audit. In 1993, he resigned from JS Noronha & Co to join Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as Senior Tax Assistant. During his tenure there, he performed tax related reporting functions while reporting to the Group Area Tax Controller. He left Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad in 2000. In 2001, he joined Gas Malaysia Berhad as Assistant Accountant where he was in charge of performing accounting and tax related functions for Gas Malaysia Berhad and its group of companies. In 2002, he resigned from Gas Malaysia Berhad to join Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad as Accountant where he was in charge of managing accounting reporting functions of the Group. In 2012, he left Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad.

 

In 2012, he joined Leform as Corporate Finance Manager where he was in charge of corporate matters related to banking facilities of our Group. In 2016, he was promoted to his current position in Leform as Senior Accounts Manager. He was in charge of accounting and finance matters prior to the appointment of Ng Tiong Lim as the Chief Finance Officer of our Group.

 

Surian A/L Krishnan does not have any family relationship with any of our Directors and/or substantial shareholders.

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