Datuk Simon Shim Kong Yip, JP
Datuk Simon Shim Kong Yip, JP, male, a Malaysian, aged 60, is a non-independent non-executive deputy chairman of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad. He was first appointed as a non-independent nonexecutive director on 9 August 2007 and became the deputy chairman on 23 February 2015. He is also a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
In addition, Datuk Simon Shim is a non-independent non-executive director of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad. He is also an independent non-executive director of Lam Soon (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Datuk Simon Shim is a director of both Lei Shing Hong Limited and Lei Shing Hong Securities Limited. Lei Shing Hong Securities Limited, a company registered with the Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong.
Datuk Simon Shim is the managing partner of Messrs Shim Pang & Co. He holds a Master Degree in law from University College London, London University and is a Barrister-at-law of the Lincoln’s Inn, London, an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, a Notary Public and a Justice of the Peace in Sabah. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He was a member of the Malaysian Corporate Law Reform Committee and its working group on Corporate Governance and Shareholders’ Rights.
Datuk Simon Shim does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company save for the related party transactions disclosed in Note 22 to the Financial Statements. 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 2 of the 4 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.