Sealink International Berhad Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Directors' Profile

Yong Foh Choi [profile]
Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Yong Foh Choi

Yong Foh Choi

Yong Foh Choi, aged 76, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 28 December 2007.

A self-made businessman, he first gained working experience working in several companies from the logging and timber industries. Later, he incorporated Yong Foh Choi & Sons Enterprise Sdn Bhd (“YFC & Sons”) to spearhead his own business interests in timber extraction, imports and exports in the early 1960s. By the mid 1970s, the company diversified and branched out into property development, shipping and offshore logistics support services.

He was a shareholder and founding member of Bumi Armada Navigation [BANSB] (a major offshore oil and gas service provider), where he held the position of Managing Director from 1974 till 1993. In 1993, he sold his shares in BANSB, and began developing SSB. Initially, SSB provided chartering services of marine vessels to non-oil and gas industries. However, in 1997, YFC changed SSB’s business direction by venturing back into chartering OSVs to the offshore oil and gas industry.

As the founder of our Group, he brings with him over 34 years of hands-on operational experience, especially in maritime regulations, procedures and requirements. His technical and management experience has been instrumental in developing and expanding our Group to our current position today, as a leading shipbuilder and shipowner in the country.

He is the father of Yong Kiam Sam, who is a Director and also the CEO of Sealink International Berhad. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences.

Yong Kiam Sam [profile]
Chief Executive Officer cum Deputy Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Yong Kiam Sam

Yong Kiam Sam

Chief Executive Officer cum Deputy Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Yong Kiam Sam aged 44, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 28 December 2007.

He graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1992. Later, he obtained a Master in Business Administration from the London Business School, United Kingdom.

He began his career as an accounts executive in Lambir Myanmar Investments Ltd, Myanmar, and later worked as a senior consultant with Ernst & Young Consultants, Singapore.

He has been with our Group since 1996 and sits on the boards of all our subsidiary companies. He has played a crucial role in changing the mind-set of our Group to become more customer-focused, while remaining business-centric. He has also played an important role in expanding our Group’s overseas activities.

He is the son of Yong Foh Choi, who is a Director of Sealink International Berhad. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences.

Eric Khoo Chuan Syn @ Khoo Chuan Syn [profile]
Independent Non Executive Director,Chairman of Nominating Committee,Member of Remuneration Committee,Member of Audit Committee

Eric Khoo Chuan Syn @ Khoo Chuan Syn

Eric Khoo Chuan Syn @ Khoo Chuan Syn

Independent Non Executive Director,Chairman of Nominating Committee,Member of Remuneration Committee,Member of Audit Committee

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Eric Khoo Chuan Syn @ Khoo Chuan Syn, aged 59, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 20 May 2008.

He is a practicing Advocate and Solicitor, having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Hons, from the University of Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom in 1978 and as a Barrister-at-Law from Gray’s Inn, London, England, UK in 1979. He worked as a Magistrate with the Judicial Department, from 1979 till 1982, after which he joined the private sector.

With over 30 years of experience as an advocate and solicitor, Mr Khoo has been our Group’s main solicitor and legal advisor. As such, we believe that he will be a valuable asset to our Group.

He has no family relationship with any other Director and/ or major shareholder and has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences.

Toh Kian Sing [profile]
Independent Non Executive Director,Chairman of Remuneration Committee,Member of Nominating Committee,Member of Audit Committee

Toh Kian Sing

Toh Kian Sing

Independent Non Executive Director,Chairman of Remuneration Committee,Member of Nominating Committee,Member of Audit Committee

Singaporean

Toh Kian Sing, aged 49, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 23 May 2008. He is currently a Senior Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore, where he is the Head of the Shipping and International Trade Practice Group.

He graduated at the top of his class in the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, and holds a first class honors degree in civil law from the University of Oxford.

He has vast experience as a shipping litigation and arbitration lawyer, specialising in charterparty, bills of lading, ship sale and purchase, ship building and marine insurance disputes. He also handles commodity trading (particularly oil and minerals) and letters of credit disputes.

He is a practicing advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, an arbitrator listed in the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre as well as the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and was appointed a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in January 2007. With his strong credentials, we are confident that he will play a significant role in the continued growth and development of our group.

He has no family relationship with any other Director and/ or major shareholder and has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Wong Chie Bin [profile]
Independent Non Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Nominating Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Wong Chie Bin

Wong Chie Bin

Independent Non Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Nominating Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Malaysian

Wong Chie Bin, aged 59, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 20 May 2008. He is currently a Senior Partner of one of the leading accounting firm in Malaysia.

He graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. He is member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

He has over thirty years of working experience in accounting, auditing, taxation and management consultancy services.

He has no family relationship with any other Director and/ or major shareholder and has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences.

Dato’ Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew [profile]
Independent Non Executive Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nominating Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Dato' Sebastian Ting

Dato' Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew

Independent Non Executive Director, Member of Audit Committee, Member of Nominating Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Malaysian

Dato’ Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew, aged 60, was appointed to the Board of Sealink International Berhad on 20th August 2013.

He is a practicing Advocate and Solicitor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Hons (Second Class Upper) from the University of North London, England United Kingdom in 1982 and as a Barrister -at-law from Council of Legal Education Lincoln's Inn London England in 1983. In 1984 he graduated with a Master of Law (LLM) from the University of Cambridge England.

In 1989, he was appointed as a Councillor in Miri Municipal Council Miri Sarawak and served till 1999.

In May 2004 he was appointed as the Political Secretary to the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities and in April 2009 he was appointed as Political Secretary to Minister of Energy Green Technology and Water Malaysia.

With 20 years of experience as an advocate and solicitor and his working experiences at the Federal Ministries and Departments we are confident that he will play a significant role in the continued growth and development of our group.

On the 26th February 2014 he was appointed by Minister of Energy,Green Technology and Water Malaysia as a member of the Board of Trustee of Green Foundation Malaysia.

On 17th February 2015 he was appointed by the Government of Sarawak as a member of Piasau Nature Reserve Implementation and Endowment.

He has no family relationship with any other Director and or major shareholder and has not been convicted for any offence within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences.


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