Au Yong Siew Fah
Au Yong Siew Fah, male, a Malaysian, aged 66, is an executive director of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad and was appointed to this position on 31 July 2007.
Mr. Au Yong obtained the Diploma of the Associate of Incorporated Society of Planters in 1974. He then attended the General Management Course organised by the Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom in 1979 and participated in the Royal Agriculture Convention in Stoneleigh, United Kingdom in 1986. He is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and is presently the vice-chairman. He served as a member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) during the years from 2008 to 2014 and was re-appointed in 2016.
Mr. Au Yong has more than 47 years of extensive experience in all aspects of management of large plantations for major crops such as oil palm, rubber, cocoa and coconuts and in the development of plantation land from initial acquisition of jungle land, establishment of palm oil mills and marketing of produce. He started his career as a cadet planter with Yule Catto Plantations Sdn Bhd in Kluang, Johor in 1969 after attending the Royal Military College and rose through the ranks to various capacities such as estate controller and planting adviser. He was the general manager of United Malacca Berhad from 1997 to 2001 before joining the Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad Group (HSCB Group) as its chief operating executive for Group Plantations in 2001. Currently, he is the chief executive for the Group Plantations of the HSCB Group.
Mr. Au Yong does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence in the past 5 years and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
He attended all the 4 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.