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CHIN YAU MENG

Managing Director

Malaysian, aged 57, Male

 

Mr. Chin Yau Meng was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC) on March 1, 2018 as Executive Director. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of UCHITEC. On June 1, 2018, Mr. Chin became the Managing Director of UCHITEC.


He holds a Master Degree in Electronic from Queen University of Belfast(UK).

 

He has vast working experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. He is one of the pioneer staff members, joining Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. (UEM) as a Production Officer in 1990. He later resigned to join Precima Sdn. Bhd. as Production Manager in 1993 and came back to re-join Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. (UOM) in 1994 as M.I.S. Manager. He was further advanced to Deputy Operation Manager in the same year. With his proven ability and reliability, he was then assigned to head the entire Uchi Technologies (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. (Uchi Dongguan) plant in 2007. Mr. Chin was appointed as an Executive Director of UOM and UEM on January 1, 2007, and Uchi Dongguan on April 8, 2007 respectively. He presently leads the whole Mechatronic Manufacturing Division in UOM and the overall operations of Uchi Dongguan.


He sits on the Board of Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Technologies (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. and does not hold directorship in any other company.

 

 

 

 

KAO, DE-TSAN also known as TED KAO

Executive Director

Taiwanese, Aged 60, Male

 

Mr. Ted Kao was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC) on March 10, 2000 as Managing Director. He became the Chairman of the Company on November 26, 2001 before reassuming the position of Managing Director on September 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of UCHITEC. Mr. Ted Kao was re-designated as Executive Director on June 1, 2018.

 

Mr. Ted Kao graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Ming Chi Institute of Technology, Taiwan, which was sponsored by the well known Formosa Plastic Co. Ltd. He started his career with Chain Let Co. Ltd., Taiwan, a bathroom scale manufacturer as a project engineer in 1979. Mr. Ted Kao later resigned and began intensive research on global electronic market. He was engaged by Krups Stiftung Co. (currently known as Robert Krups GmbH & Co. KG), Germany, to design electronic bathroom scales in 1980.

 

Mr. Ted Kao founded Uchi Electronic Co. Ltd. in Taiwan in 1981.

 

In 1989, Mr. Ted Kao selected Penang, Malaysia as the manufacturing base and founded Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Uchi Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. With his many years of experience in technology development, Mr. Ted Kao has been the mainstay of Uchi Group’s technical and marketing strength.

 

He sits on the Board of Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. and also holds directorships in certain private limited companies.

 

 

 

 

KAO, TE-PEI also known as EDWARD KAO

Executive Director

Taiwanese, Aged 58, Male

 

Mr. Edward Kao was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC) on March 10, 2000 as Executive Director. He was appointed as Managing Director of the Company on November 26, 2001 and was redesignated as Executive Director on September 1, 2012. He was appointed to be a member of the Audit Committee on March 29, 2000 and resigned as a member of the Audit Committee on March 1, 2008. Currently, he is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of UCHITEC.

 

He graduated from the Department of Textile Engineering, St. John’s & St. Mary’s Institute of Technology, Taiwan in 1980. Upon graduation, Mr. Edward Kao joined the army in Taiwan under Reserved Officer Training Course as a Platoon Leader of Logistics. In 1982, Mr. Edward Kao joined his elder brother, Mr. Ted Kao, in Uchi Electronic Co. Ltd., Taiwan (Uchi Taipei) as an Assistant of Administration. In 1984, he joined ITF Corporation, a well-established Japanese trading company. He returned to Uchi Taipei in 1986.

 

In 1990, Uchi Taipei ceased operations. Mr. Edward Kao moved to Penang and was appointed as a Director of Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd.

 

Mr. Edward Kao is responsible for the Group’s overall operation, business development and strategic planning.

 

He sits on the Board of all companies under the Group and also holds directorships in certain private limited companies.

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLIE ONG CHYE LEE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Aged 74, Male

 

Mr. Charlie Ong Chye Lee was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad on July 1, 2008 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. On September 1, 2012, he was appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was redesignated as a member of the Audit Committee on August 23, 2013. He retains the Chairmanship of the other Committees.

 

He practised law in Penang after being called to the Bar in 1970 in Messrs. Mustaffa bin Hussain, later Messrs. Mustaffa, Jayaraman & Ong, then Messrs. Mustaffa, Jayaraman, Ong & Co. and Messrs. Jayaraman, Ong & Co. in which he became a partner in 1971 and retired in June 1988 when he set up his own legal practice in partnership with R J Manecksha under the name and style of Messrs. Ong & Manecksha. He was mainly involved in banking and corporate work and occasionally involved in litigation on maritime and other miscellaneous matters. In May 2004, he retired as a partner and was appointed as consultant in Messrs. Ong & Manecksha.

 

He holds a directorship in another public limited company.

 

 

 

 

 

TAN BOON HOE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Aged 62, Male

 

Mr. Tan Boon Hoe was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad on August 1, 2016 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was also appointed as a member of the Audit Committee on August 1, 2016. On September 1, 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Audit Committee and appointed as a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

 

He holds a professional degree from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

He was a former partner of Deloitte Malaysia (formerly known as Deloitte KassimChan) and has more than 35 years of experience in assurance and advisory engagements. He is currently a partner in an accounting practice providing auditing, due diligence, advisory and other related services.

 

He also holds directorships in a public limited company and in a private limited company.

 

 

 

 

 

LIM TIAN HOW

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Aged 56, Male

 

Mr. Lim Tian How was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC) on April 2, 2018 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

 

He holds a First Class Honors Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

 

Mr. Lim has vast working experience in the field of research & development (R&D) and manufacturing operation with more than 30 years attached in both consumer and automotive industries. From 1991 to 2003, he worked as a R&D Senior Manager in one of the multinational companies in Penang that has a leading presence in European automotive makers. He then moved to a manufacturing company in 2004 as a General Manager managing both factories in China and Malaysia with a total workforce of approximately 900 employees. In 2010, he joined a multinational company which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components and took up the position of Operations Director of its subsidiary company located in Penang. In 2016, he was then promoted to Operations Director cum Product Engineering Director, of which he assumes the position till present and is responsible for the entire automotive industry work-cell operations and leading a team of product engineers and specialist in product development.

 

He holds directorship in a private limited company.

 

 

 

 

 

HUANG, YEN-CHANG also known as STANLEY HUANG

Alternate Director to Mr. Kao, De-Tsan also known as Ted Kao

Taiwanese, Aged 47, Male

 

Mr. Stanley Huang was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC), as an alternate director to Mr. Kao, De-Tsan also known as Ted Kao on February 1, 2011.

 

He graduated in 1994 from Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan with a B.S Degree in Physics. Upon graduation, he served two years in the army. Later, he joined Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. as a Network and System Administrator before he pursued his Master Degree in Computer Science at St Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA. After graduation, he returned to Taiwan and joined Taishin International Bank, Taipei, Taiwan as IT Department Section Head in 2002 and was promoted as Assistant Manager in 2005. In 2007, he joined UCHITEC as a Task Force Manager. In 2014, he has successfully completed the Outstanding Professional Executive Network (OPEN) Leader course organized by Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan. Currently, he holds the position as an Administrative Division Head of Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd.

 

He does not hold directorship in any other company.

 

 

 

 

 

OW CHOOI KHIM

Alternate Director to Mr. Kao, Te-Pei also known as Edward Kao

Malaysian, Aged 49, Female

 

Ms. Ow Chooi Khim was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC), as an alternate director to Mr. Kao, Te-Pei also known as Edward Kao on April 1, 2011. She is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of UCHITEC.

 

She holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of South Australia and is also a member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants. Ms. Ow was with Teoh Yap & Co. in 1993 where she served for a period of 6 months as a practical trainee. Upon graduation she joined Deloitte KassimChan (formerly known as Kassim Chan & Co.) in 1994 as an Audit Assistant and was promoted to Senior Audit Assistant. She last held the position of Assistant Manager in Deloitte KassimChan before she joined Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd. as Acting Finance Department Head in 1998. Currently, she holds the position as a Finance Manager of UCHITEC.

 

She sits on the Board of Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., Uchi Technologies (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. and does not hold directorship in any other company.

 

 

Note:

Mr. Ted Kao and Mr. Edward Kao are brothers. Mr. Stanley Huang is the nephew of Mr. Ted Kao.

 

Saved as disclosed, none of the other Directors have:

  1. any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company; and

  2. any conflict of interest with the Company; and

  3. any conviction for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences.

 


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