BOARD OF DIRECTORS
YEW NIENG CHOON
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Yew Nieng Choon, a Malaysian, Male, aged 72, is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 30 March 2010. Mr. Yew is a substantial shareholder of the Company. He is also a member of our Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. In 1971, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Second Class Upper Honours in Chemistry from University of Malaya.
He started his career as a Quality Control Chemist with Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persatuan “FELDA” in 1972, where he was involved in setting up the QC laboratory in FELDA’s first latex concentrate factory in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan. In 1975, he joined H&C Latex Sdn. Bhd. (“H&C”) as a Chemist. H&C, a producer of latex concentrate, is a subsidiary of Harrisons and Crosfield Inc. Throughout his 13 years employment with H&C, he held various positions. His last position held was a Factory Manager. In 1988, he recognised the potential of the rubber gloves industry and brought his experience and knowledge to form Rubbercare Protection Products Sdn. Bhd. (“Rubbercare”). Subsequently, in 1991, he founded Careplus (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“Careplus (M)”), a marketing arm of our Group to support Rubbercare in the rubber gloves industry. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group and has been the key driving force in the expansion of the operations of our Group. With his over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the natural rubber and rubber gloves industry, Mr. Yew is able to serve as an adviser to our Group in troubleshooting as well as providing advice to our management, to further enhance our business development.
He is the father of Yew Yee Peng, one of the Directors of the Company and the spouse of Chan Pek Harn @ Chan Wai Har, a substantial shareholder of the Company. Neither he has any conflict of interest with the Company nor convicted on any offences within the past five (5) years. There were no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies. He attended all five (5) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.