Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Latif was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 20 August 2004. He was re-designated as Executive Chairman on 1 December 2004 and later as NonIndependent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2006 and on 15 August 2014, as Independent Non-executive Chairman of the Company. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee (“R&N Committee”) of the Company.
Dato’ Latif obtained the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in International Relations from University Malaya and Master of Science (Marine Law & Policy) degree from University of Wales, United Kingdom. He had also attended the Senior Management Development Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport, United Kingdom.
Dato’ Latif started his career in 1975 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attached to West Asian Desk. He later joined Malaysian International Shipping Corporation Berhad (“MISC”) as an Executive and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Manager of its Liner Division. From 1982 to 1992, he was with Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line Berhad (“PNSL”) where he held a number of senior positions and was instrumental in the formation of a number of subsidiaries and joint venture companies which he headed within the PNSL Group. He was the General Manager, Business and Corporate Division of PNSL before joining Mitsui OSK Lines (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“Mitsui OSK”) in 1990 as a founder Director and remained as Chairman of Mitsui OSK after his retirement in 2005.
Presently, Dato’ Latif is the Chairman of Efficient E-Solutions Berhad.
Executive Vice Chairman
Dato’ Siew was appointed as NonIndependent Executive Director of the Company on 17 October 2001. He was redesignated as the Non-Independent NonExecutive Deputy Chairman on 20 August 2004 and later as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company on 25 January 2011.
Dato’ Siew received his secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom, first studying in Marlborough College, then completing his tertiary education at Imperial College, London. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science (“MSc”) degree in Operational Research at Imperial College.
Dato’ Siew has extensive experience in the field of petrochemicals accumulated over more than 30 years in the local and international sectors.
Dato Siew was a very active member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (“YPO”) from 1993 until 2006. He was Chairman of the Malaysian Chapter of YPO and was Co-Chairman of the first Regional Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. He became a member of the International Board of YPO in 2000 and served until 2003. During his tenure he was Chairman of YPO’s Global Leadership Congress in Beijing in 2003. He was a past President of the Imperial College Alumni of Malaysia (ICAAM), a post he has held from 2008 to 2018. He was also a past Governor of the Board of Governors of Malborough College of Malaysia.
Currently, Dato’ Siew is the Executive Chairman of Ancom Nylex Berhad (“ANB”) (formerly known as Ancom Berhad), the holding company of the Company, and Group Managing Director of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, both of which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Dato’ Siew is a substantial shareholder of the Company through his direct and indirect interest in ANB and his direct interest in the Company.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ampikaipakan was appointed to the Board on 24 July 2020. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.
A graduate from Madras Medical College, India in 1972, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ampikaipakan served as a Medical Officer in various government hospitals in Malaysia until 1976. From 1976 to 1978, he was the Medical Registrar at the National Tuberculosis Centre Kuala Lumpur. He then began his post-graduate training at the Brompton Hospital and Royal London Hospital in the United Kingdom (“UK”), returning to Malaysia to serve as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the National Tuberculosis Centre. In 1981, he began his own practice and in 1986 he joined Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur as a Consultant Respiratory Physician, a position he holds until today.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ampikaipakan was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), United Kingdom in 1986. He was also the Founder Secretary and President of the Malaysian Thoracic Society from 1989-1992.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ampikaipakan pioneered the research to document the incidence of Sarcoidosis in Malaysia and presented his findings at the International Sarcoidosis Conference in Paris in 1981.
He was appointed the First ViceChancellor of AIMST University from 1996 to 1997 and continued as its founder Chairman until 2009.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ampikaipakan is currently one of the Advisors of the International Advisory Council for Clinical Governance at IHH Healthcare Berhad.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Hock Chye joined the Board on 5 December 2003. He was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 September 2022. He is currently a member of the R&N Committee of the Company.
Hock Chye graduated with an LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1999.
He started his career in journalism and his last position held at the Star Publications was Deputy Editor. He later joined the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group as one of its pioneer consultants
He has been the Group Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs, HELP University Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Help International Corporation Berhad) since April 2008 until his retirement in May 2022. At HELP University, he was the Governance Chairman and had lectured on Corporate Governance practices to the public.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Farid was appointed to the Board on 3 May 2021
He is currently a member of the Audit Committee and R&N Committee of the Company.
Datuk Farid graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA and subsequently obtained a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
Datuk Farid has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his professional career at PETRONAS, holding various senior management positions in various PETRONAS companies since 1985. He retired from PETRONAS in 2017.
Datuk Farid also served on the Board of MISC Berhad from December 2011 to September 2015, Petronas Dagangan Berhad from October 2013 to August 2015, Petronas Energy Trading Limited of United Kingdom from August 2010 to December 2015 and PETCO Trading Limited, also in UK, from August 2010 to December 2015.
He is currently a Board member of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and Affin Islamic Bank Berhad.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Cheun Wei was appointed to the Board on 12 January 2023. He is currently a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Cheun Wei has been the Group CEO of Ancom Nylex Berhad (“ANB”), the Company’s holding company, since January 2018 and the Managing Director of Ancom Crop Care Sdn. Bhd. (“ACC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANB, since July 2014. He was appointed the Managing Director of ANB on 29 March 2022.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, and holds a Master of Science in Finance (Distinction) from Cass Business School, London. For both degrees, he was awarded full scholarships from British Chevening/ HSBC and Renong/UEM Group respectively.
Cheun Wei started his career in 1997 as a Group Accountant at EPE Power Corporation Berhad (“EPE”), a Transmission and Distribution Engineering company, and was made the Chief Financial Officer of the EPE Group in 2003. He was the Director of Corporate Finance of Tamco Corporate Holding Berhad (the Company’s former name) from 2005 to 2009. He joined ANB in 2009 as the Group Chief Financial Officer. In July 2014, he was appointed Managing Director of ACC. In January 2018, Cheun Wei was appointed as the Group CEO of ANB while retaining his Managing Director post in ACC. In March 2022, he was appointed Managing Director of ANB.
Cheun Wei is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Cheun Wei is currently a substantial shareholder of ANB.