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KAO, DE-TSAN also known as TED KAO,
Taiwanese, Aged 59, Male

Mr. Ted Kao was appointed to the Board of Directors of Uchi Technologies Berhad (UCHITEC) on March 10, 2000 as Managing Director. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Company on November 26, 2001 and was redesignated as Managing Director on September 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of UCHITEC.

 

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. and Uchi Optoelectronic (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
Taiwanese, Aged 57, 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.

 

 

DR. HEINRICH KOMESKER
German, Aged 65, Male

Dr. Heinrich Komesker was appointed to the Board of Uchi Technologies Berhad on January 1, 2007 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to be a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee on March 1, 2008 and June 1, 2010 respectively.

 

He graduated from Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina of Braunschweig, Germany and he is a PhD holder. Since January 2016, he is the Technical Director of Apollo Produkt-GmbH in Dresden/German.

 

He started his professional career as an assistant at the institute of precision engineering, measurement and control engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. In 1982, he shifted to Vorwerk and worked for new technology in the vacuum cleaner division in the Research & Development (“R&D”) Department. In 1985 he changed to Krups Company as a R&D Manager and in 1991 he was promoted as the Division Manager for Health and Care Products when Moulinex Group took over Krups. In 1992, he became the Director of the International Research Centre of Moulinex Group in Caen, France. In 1995, he became Manager of the R&D centers of microwave, cleaning and cooking appliances in Moulinex Group. From 1997, he managed the development of espresso- and fully- automatic coffee machines for Moulinex Group in Switzerland, Germany and France. In 1999 he moved to Bosch-Siemens Group (BSH) as Director for the cleaning division. In 2002, he was promoted as Technical Director of the BSH Division for Consumer Products with plants and competence-centers in Germany, Slovenia and Spain. In May 2003, he became Chief Technology Officer of JK Holding GmbH which is a German company and world market leader for professional tanning and wellness equipment with plants in Germany and USA. In January 2011, he was appointed as Chief Technical Officer of Medisana AG, a German specialist for Home Healthcare Products. In January 2014 he moved as Managing Director to Atlanta-Elektrosysteme GmbH, a German specialist in the automotive business for brush card systems. In September 2014 Atlanta was integrated into the automotive part of the Eckerle Group and he was continuing as Managing Director of Atlanta-Elektrosysteme GmbH. In January 2016, he moved as Technical Director of Apollo Produkt-GmbH.

 

He does not hold directorship in any other company.

 

 

CHARLIE ONG CHYE LEE
Malaysian, Aged 73, 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 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 also sits on the Board of IQ Group Holdings Berhad

 

 

TAN BOON HOE
Malaysian, Aged 61, 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 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 currently does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

 

 

HUANG, YEN-CHANG also known as STANLEY HUANG
Taiwanese, Aged 46, 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
Malaysian, Aged 48, 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: 

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

  • any conflict of interest with the Company; and

  • any conviction for offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, other than traffic offences.

 


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