Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub
Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub is our Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director with a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service, where he has held various senior positions in various Ministries in the Malaysian Government from 1958 till 1983, including serving as Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (1975 – 1977), Deputy Director General in the Economics Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (1977 – 1978) and as Secretary General in the Ministry of Primary Industries (1978), Ministry of Agriculture (1979 – 1981) and Ministry of Land and Regional Development (1981 – 1983). He was also a Member of Justice Harun’s Salaries Commission for statutory bodies.
Presently, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub sits on the Board of Directors of the various public listed companies such as Malayan Flour Mills Berhad, Tomypak Holdings Berhad, KULIM (M) Berhad and Top Glove Corporation Berhad. He is also a member of the Board of several private limited companies such as PFM Capital Sdn Bhd, Ladang MOCCIS Sdn Bhd, Zalaraz Sdn Bhd (a family company), Land Rover (M) Sdn Bhd, Bata (M) Sdn Bhd and Nakagawa Rubber Industries Sdn Bhd.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub is currently serving as President of the Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers Association (MRPMA). He is also Chairman of Board Directors of University Malaya, Pro Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Chancellor of KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC) and Chancellor of INTI International University (INTI IU). He is a Governor of Tuanku Jaafar College, Chairman of PINTAR Foundation, Trustee of AmanahRaya Berhad Foundation, Chairman of Bistari Johor Berhad, Chairman of Lembaga Bersekutu Pemegang Amanah Pengajian Tinggi Islam Malaysia, Director of Lion Education Foundation, Patron of Arshad Ayub Foundation, Advisor of Yayasan Budiman (YBUiTM) and a member of Tun Razak Foundation, Pak Rashid Foundation, Lung Foundation of Malaysia and Advisor of Malaysian Malay Businessman And Industrialists Association (PERDASAMA).
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from College of Agriculture, Serdang, Selangor in 1954 and later obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Economics and Statistics from University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom in 1958. In 1964, he obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Management Development Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long @ Ong Siew Chuan
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in 1969 and obtained a PhD from Queen Mary College, London in 1973.
He started off at the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (“RRIM”) as a Senior Research Officer in 1973. He has held different positions in RRIM up to 1998 when it merged with two (2) other organisations to form the Malaysian Rubber Board.
He was the former Deputy Director General of the Malaysian Rubber Board from 1998 to May 2001 and the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council from 2001 to 2008.
Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long has been the Technical Adviser for Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd since July 2008, the Chairman of ISO/TC 157 Non-Systemic Contraceptives and STI Barrier Prophylactics since 2007 and the Chairman of ISO/TC 45 SC4 Rubber Products Other Than Hoses since 2005. ISO/TC 157 is the technical committee that is responsible for, amongst others, the international condom standards while ISO/TC 45 is responsible for, also amongst others, international rubber glove standards. He has been involved with standards development for the past two (2) decades. Dato’ Dr. Ong has more than 150 publications in areas of rubber physics and latex dipped products.
Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long is a council member of the Institute of Chemistry, Malaysia since 2001. He is also a member of the advisory group to the Moody International Certification (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long is also the President of the Malaysian Rubber Product Manufacturers’ Association.
Goh Leng Kian
Executive Director, Technical and R&D
His specialist experience in the condom and latex dipping industries spans over 20 years.
Goh Leng Kian’s experience includes the establishment of the condom and catheter manufacturing plants, exposing him to a wide spectrum of roles including the supervision and management for the detail design, construction, installation, commissioning and testing of all related equipment, systems as well as the facilities of the projects. He also has over 30 years of experience in the rubber and latex industry.
Goh Leng Kian’s career started in 1980 with Ban Seng Hong Sdn Bhd as a Mechanical Engineer, where he is in charge of the engineering unit for the company’s rubber processing facilities. He joined our Group in 1988. He is currently responsible for overseeing our Group’s manufacturing facilities, including production and technical matters. This includes the construction and development of our condom dipping lines, ET and foiling machines, R&D activities such as improving the dipping process, new automation to improve production efficiency and product quality and overall yield of the factories as well as sourcing of new packaging machinery.
Goh Leng Kian graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology, UK in 1979.
Goh Yen Yen
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Goh Yen Yen was appointed to the Board on 30 November 2012 as our Executive Director in Administration with over 20 years of experience in handling human resource, finance and administration system, internal quality auditing and also hands-on experience in budget, control and overhead cost and capital expenditure.
She is a member of the Remuneration Committee. On 31 August 2018, she was re-designated from Executive Director to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Art in Geography with Honours from the University of Malaya in 1969. Prior to joining Karex in 1996, she was a teacher in various secondary schools in Johor for 26 years.
Lam Jiuan Jiuan
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Lam Jiuan Jiuan is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. She brings with her, her vast 30 years of experience from the financial and corporate management industry.
Lam Jiuan Jiuan started out in 1976, where she joined the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, as a management trainee, where she gained a wide spectrum of retail banking experience before moving on to join Tricontinental Australia Limited in 1978. In 1979, she moved to Hong Kong and joined Toronto Dominion Bank in its Asia and Australasia Division as a Regional Credit Manager, responsible for credit approvals of banks/corporate and monitoring country limits. In 1986, she joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for three (3) years as the Corporate Marketing Manager in charge of major public listed companies and as well as corporate company accounts. In 1989, she joined Barclays Bank PLC and she is currently a senior banker within Wealth and Investment Management Division based out of Hong Kong.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting and Commercial Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1976. She is also a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Australia as well as a member of the Hong Kong Registered Financial Planners.
Wong Yien Kim
Independent Non-Executive Director
Wong Yien Kim is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also the Senior General Manager Finance of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (“KPS”). In addition, he has been on the board of directors of Taliworks Corporation Bhd since 2007 serves as a member of the audit committee and investment committee of Taliworks Corporation Bhd.
Wong Yien Kim joined KPS in 1983 as an Accountant and was appointed Chief Accountant for several of KPS’ subsidiaries. Prior to joining KPS, he was attached to SAP Holdings Berhad for seven (7) years and held the position of Head of Division, Finance. He was also the Vice President, Finance of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad from 1 January 2000 to 9 May 2011.
Wong Yien Kim has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales since 1982.
Jonathan Law Ngee Song
Independent Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Law graduated from Australia National University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He was admitted as Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya in 1991.
Jonathan Law practiced as a legal assistant in Allen & Gledhill from 1991 to 1995 and was subsequently promoted to partner of the firm in 1995. He joined Nik, Saghir & Ismail in 1996 and has been a partner since.
Jonathan Law has been on the board of directors of Evergreen Fibreboard Berhad since 2007 and has been serving as the chairman of the board since 2010. He is also a non-executive independent director of Anglo-Eastern Plantations PLC, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.