EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Dato’ Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza
 
Dato’ Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza, age 75, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors and the Executive Chairman of Master-Pack Group Berhad ("MPGB") and its group of companies on 17 December 2004. He represents Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Bhd., one of the major shareholders of MPGB.

Dato' Syed has over 53 years of vast experience in the business, corporate and entrepreneurial exposures. After completing his education at Penang Free School, he joined Kah Motors and has since then been appointed to several key positions in various business and non-business organizations, both locally and internationally. He has served in reputable multinational companies such as Shell Malaysia and was the Chairman of Penang Port Commission. He is the former Chairman of DRB HICOM Berhad and former President of The Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries and International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association and former director of Usains Holdings Sdn Bhd, the corporate arm for Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dato' Syed is experienced in a diverse range of businesses from automotive and manufacturing to exports, trading, property and oil and gas.

Dato' Syed sits on the boards of Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Bhd., Globetronics Technology Berhad, MITTAS Bhd., Boon Siew Credit Bhd., Penang Tourists Centre Bhd., Tourism Entrepreneur Centre Bhd. and several private limited companies such as Armstrong Auto Parts Sdn. Bhd. and Penang Port Sdn. Bhd.

He also heads Penang Tourist Centre Bhd., MITTAS Bhd. and is the advisor to Motorcycle, Scooter Assembly & Distributor Association of Malaysia. In addition, he has held many other appointments at state and national levels.

Dato' Syed does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director of the Company. He attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
INDEPENDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Chew Hock Lin
 

Mr. Chew Hock Lin, age 78, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors as Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB on 27 December 2001. He is Chairman of Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees of the Company. He is also a director in GUH Holdings Berhad, a public listed company.

He graduated from University of Western Australia with a Bachelor in Commerce Degree and has more than 30 years experience in audit and accountancy profession. He is a former partner of an international audit firm. Currently, he is a Certified Public Accountant (Malaysia), a Chartered Accountant (Malaysia) and a Fellow of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.

He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director or major shareholders of the Company. He attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
INDEPENDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dato' Seri Khor Teng Tong
 

Dato' Seri Khor Teng Tong, age 79, a Malaysian, is presently an Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB. He was re-designated from an Executive Chairman and founder of Master-Pack Group Berhad (previously known as Hunza Consolidation Berhad) upon disposal of all his shareholdings in MPGB on 17 December 2004.

Dato' Seri Khor has over 56 years of vast working experience. He completed his primary school education at Yew Chai Primary School, Perak before starting his business career in 1958, as a sole proprietor in fish trading for at least 12 years, trading under the name of Syarikat Soon Seng Fisheries. In the early 1970s, he established Soon Seng Frozen Foods Sdn. Bhd. (now known as Golden Frontier Bhd.) to start the business in processing and exporting of frozen, cooked and peeled shrimps. He maintained his substantial shareholdings in Golden Frontier Bhd. until prior to its listing in 1989. In the mid 1970s, Dato' Seri Khor undertook a business diversification programme. He was involved in the business projects of the first cocoa processing plant in Malaysia, oil palm plantation, supermarket chains and then in property development. During the mid 1980s, Malaysia faced its first serious recession and this affected Dato' Seri Khor's diversification plans. He decided then to dispose off those unprofitable businesses.

Dato' Seri Khor does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director or major shareholders of the Company. He attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
NON -INDEPENDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cik Nazriah Binti Shaik Alawdin
 

Cik Nazriah Binti Shaik Alawdin, age 52, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors as Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB on 23 November 2007. She is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Cik Nazriah remains as Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB although she has resigned on 24 September 2021 from her appointment as a trustee in Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Bhd, a major shareholder of MPGB. Cik Nazriah has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Oriental Holdings Berhad, a public listed company.

Cik Nazriah graduated from the University of Malaya with LL.B (Hons) in 1994 and was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in February 1995. She is now a partner of a reputable law firm based in Penang, with branch offices in Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur. She has extensive experience in various aspects of the Legal practice. Cik Nazriah has also served in the management committee of the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre, Penang as well as the sub-committees of the Penang Bar and the Bar Council respectively. She is currently also serving as a member of the Property Development Construction & Management Committee of the Penang Chinese Chambers of Commerce.

Cik Nazriah does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director of the Company. She attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
INDEPENDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

En. Aminuddin Bin Saad
 

En. Aminuddin Bin Saad, age 63, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors as Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB on 26 March 1994. He serves as a member of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

He graduated from Mara Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Mass Communication in 1983. He served in the public sector upon graduation with the Information Office with several departments including the Information Department, Public Services Department and Immigration Department. He resigned in 1991 after serving 8 years of public service to join the private sector. He joined the Seng Seng Group of Companies, which are involved in property development as a project manager of Seng Seng Lite-On Sdn. Bhd. from 1991 to 1992 and later as the Director of Ausma Sdn. Bhd., a property development company from 1992 to 1995. Currently, he also sits on the Board of Directors of various other private limited companies.

He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director or major shareholders of the Company. He attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
INDEPENDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Junid Bin Abu Saham
 

Dr. Junid Bin Abu Saham, age 80, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors as a Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director of MPGB on 10 March 2006. He was a nominee director of Permodalan Nasional Bhd., once a major shareholder of MPGB. He serves as a member of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committee. On 26 April 2012, Dr. Junid was re-designated as Independent and Non-Executive Director as he no longer represented Permodalan Nasional Bhd.

He graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in Economics and subsequently obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He had been a tutor and lecturer in Economics and Business Administration in several institutions of higher learning before working in the corporate sector. Prior to his academic appointments, he worked in international accounting and audit firms in Sydney and in London from 1969 to 1972.

His career in the corporate world started in the early 1970's when he was appointed as an Investment Manager in Bank Rakyat. Since then Dr. Junid has accumulated vast working experience in auditing, corporate banking, corporate finance and business consulting with AmInvestment Bank Bhd. (formerly known as Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Bhd.) He was the General Manager of Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Bhd. before he left in 1992 for private business.

Since 1993, Dr. Junid has been involved as Corporate Adviser, Financial Adviser and Corporate Affairs Adviser and Board member to a number of corporations, namely in Shapadu Group of Companies, Sunrise Group, Indah Water Konsortium, Pernec Group of Companies, Industronics Berhad as well as Dialog Group of Companies. In all the public companies he served as director, he had also been a member in the Audit, Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees. Dr. Junid sits on the Board of Areca Capital Sdn Bhd, a licensed fund management company as well as in the Audit Committee of the Malaysian Timber Board.

He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and is not related to any director or major shareholders of the Company. He attended all five Board Meetings held in the financial year.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Mr. Sim Poh Lai
 

Mr. Sim Poh Lai, age 66, a Malaysian, is the Executive Director to the Packaging Division of Master-Pack Group Berhad since 2001

Mr. Sim's career in the packaging industry matures from over 49 years of expertise encompassing the full spectrum in corrugated carton manufacturing. He started as a designer and move on to sales where he was promoted to Sales Manager and subsequently to Marketing Manager in 1992 with the Hong Leong Group Malaysia packaging division. In 1995, Mr. Sim was transferred to Guolene Paper Products (Kuching) Sdn Bhd as Operations Manager and was again promoted to General Manager in 1997.

Master-Pack Group Berhad then known as Hunza Consolidation Berhad purchased Goulene Paper Products (Kuching) Sdn. Bhd. in the year 2000 in which Mr. Sim services as General Manager was retained.

Under his capable leadership Master-Pack Sdn. Bhd. and Master-Pack Sarawak Sdn. Bhd. have won many awards and recognition such Federation Malaysian Manufacturers Silver Award 2015, Best Supplier Award globally for its palletized shipping container, Best Vendor Award for Achieving Quality, Cost & Delivery Targets. In addition, Master-Pack Sdn. Bhd. also holds the trade mark for "Quadwall" and patents in various countries for the "Quadruple-wall Corrugated Paperboard and Method of Manufacture".

Mr. Sim is not a not a board member and has no relationship to any board member or major shareholder of the company. He does not have any conflicts of interest with the Company.
Directors' Training for Financial Year 2021

 
 
 
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