JOHN CHIA SIN TET, Chairman/Group Managing Director, Malaysian, Male

Mr John Chia Sin Tet, born in 1949, was appointed Chairman of the Company on 13 June 1991, Managing Director on 11 March 1998 and the Group Managing Director on 1 November 2007.  Mr John Chia is a Barrister at Law and a Member of the Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom.  He is also the Chairman of the Executive Management Committee.

Under Mr John Chia’s leadership, Unisem has grown to become a global player in the semiconductor industry.  With his strong leadership skills, strategic thinking and deep understanding of the industry and market, Mr John Chia is pivotal to the growth and success of the Unisem Group, including expanding its operations into Chengdu, China.

Mr John Chia Sin Tet also sits on the board of several private limited companies. He does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

Mr John Chia Sin Tet is a brother to Mr Francis Chia Mong Tet.

Mr John Chia Sin Tet is the father of Mr Alexander Chia Jhet-Wern.

FRANCIS CHIA MONG TET, Executive Director, Malaysian, Male

Mr Francis Chia Mong Tet, born in 1951, is the Executive Director – Group Finance of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 June 1989 as a Non-Executive Director and subsequently appointed as Executive Director on 1 February 2006.  Mr Francis Chia is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

In addition to his current capacity as an Executive Director responsible for the financial operations of the Group, he is also a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Mr Francis Chia played a critical role in establishing Unisem as one of the founder members.  He started his career with an international accounting firm from 1976 to 1979 and ran his own accounting firm from 1980 to 2019.

Mr Francis Chia Mong Tet sits on the board of several private limited companies.  He does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

Mr Francis Chia Mong Tet is a brother to Mr John Chia Sin Tet.

ALEXANDER CHIA JHET-WERN, Executive Director, Malaysian, Male

Mr Alexander Chia Jhet-Wern, born in 1980, was appointed to the Board of the Company as Executive Director on 26 February 2014.  He is a member of the Executive Management Committee and Sustainability Committee.

As an Executive Director, Mr Alexander Chia is responsible in supporting the Group Managing Director and the Board in the implementation of strategic goals set for the Group and overseeing specific programmes or initiatives.  Mr Alexander Chia joined the Company in 2004 and held the position of Vice President, Deputy COO, prior to his appointment to the board in 2014.

Mr Alexander Chia sits on the board of several private limited companies. He does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

Mr Alexander Chia Jhet-Wern is a son of Mr John Chia Sin Tet.

ANG CHYE HOCK, Independent Director, Singaporean, Male

Mr Ang Chye Hock, born in 1950, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 28 November 2002. He graduated from Salford University, England in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics (Honours). Mr Ang was re-designated as Independent Director in January 2016. He is the Chairman of Audit & Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee, and a member of Nomination Committee. In February 2023, Mr Ang was appointed as the Senior Independent Director of the Company.

Mr Ang brings with him more than 28 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He began his career with Motorola Malaysia in 1973 and was responsible for starting up their new factory in Seremban. He left for Singapore in 1984 and during the 16 years period there, he held various senior managerial positions in the disk drive related industry as well as software retail industry.

He joined Unisem as Chief Operating Officer and President in 2001. He then held the positions of Group Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2012, Executive Director – Business Development for 2013. Mr Ang retired from his executive function in December 2013.

Mr Ang does not have other directorships.

LIM SIEW ENG, Independent Director, Malaysian, Female

Mdm Lim Siew Eng, born in 1953, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 29 October 2015 as an Independent Director. She graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Mdm Lim has garnered more than 28 years of working experience in the financial services industry. She began her career at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad, (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad) where she held various managerial positions and served as Head of Corporate Advisory Department before joining Maybank Investment Bank Berhad in 2004 to head the Corporate Finance Department.

During her tenure with the respective investment banks, she was actively involved in numerous and diverse corporate exercises involving a cross-sector of clients from a broad base of industries. She also served on the respective credit committees and management committees and was a Council member of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association. After her retirement in 2009, she was invited to be a member of the Qualitative Assurance Committee which was set up to assist in enhancing the overall quality of the Financial Sector Talent Enhancement Programme launched by the Institute of Bankers Malaysia in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia.

Mdm Lim currently sits on the Board of Hextar Healthcare Berhad as an Independent and Non-Executive Director. Apart from Hextar Healthcare Berhad, she does not have directorships in other public listed companies. She also sits on the board of a private limited company.

NELLEITA BINTI OMAR, Independent Director, Malaysian, Female

Puan Nelleita binti Omar, born in 1975, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 25 February 2022 as an Independent Director. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Development Studies, the latter as a Chevening Scholar. She is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Puan Nelleita has more than 20 years’ experience as a management consultant and researcher. She began her career at the Boston Consulting Group before branching out to work independently in association with several boutique consultancies. She has delivered consulting projects for both public and private sector clients, covering a range of topics and roles, from strategy setting to policy research to project management.

Apart from her core management consulting work, Puan Nelleita has also shouldered other unique roles throughout her career including as speechwriter and policy researcher for Prime Minister YAB Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, as advisor to a life sciences venture capital firm, and as Research Director to Kuala Lumpur-based policy think tank The Centre.

Puan Nelleita currently sits on the board of a number of private limited companies. To date, she does not have directorships in other public listed companies.

TEH MUY CH’NG, Independent Director, Malaysian, Female

Madam Teh Muy Ch’ng, born in 1971, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 9 December 2022 as an Independent Director.  Madam Teh is a Chartered Accountant, a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. She graduated from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree.    She is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Madam Teh has more than 25 years of professional experience in providing financial and corporate advisory services. She started her career in KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm in the audit and business assurance for 5 years and subsequently in 2000 she joined the corporate finance division of KPMG where she was exposed in various corporate finance, corporate advisory as well cross border transactions and M&A advisory.  In 2005, she joined Horwath – Corporate Finance where she continued to focus on corporate finance and advisory engagements. Subsequently in 2008, together with another partner she set up a MIA member firm to undertake a few corporate finance projects in Malaysia and Singapore.

In 2010, she re-joined KPMG Corporate Finance as a Director. During her career in the international audit, tax and advisory firm from 2010 till March 2022, Madam Teh was appointed on the panel of advisors for the IPO Program initiated by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd under the Ministry of Finance in 2012.  She was one of the coaches responsible for coaching a selected group of companies that participated in the IPO Program.

Madam Teh currently sits on the board of several private limited companies.  She does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

XIAO ZHIYI, Non-Executive Director, Chinese, Male

Mr Xiao Zhiyi, born in 1977, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 30 January 2019. He graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai with a Doctor’s degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics and holds a Master’s degree (MBA) in General Management from Adelphi University in the USA. He is also a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Mr Xiao is the General Manager of HuaTian Technology (KunShan) Electronics Ltd, a position which he has held since 2013. Prior to that he was with Xiamen Yonghong Electronics Ltd from 2001 to 2009 with his last position as General Manager.

In 2019, Mr Xiao was appointed as a Non-Independent Director to the board of Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.  Mr Xiao also sits on the board of a private limited company.  Other than his directorship in Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd, Mr Xiao does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

CUI WEIBING, Non-Executive Director, Chinese, Male

Mr Cui Weibing, born in 1968, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 30 January 2019. He graduated from Northwest University, Xi’an, China in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree major in Physics.

Mr Cui is the General Manager of Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd., a position which he has held since March 2021.  He began his career at Tianshui Huatian Microelectronics Co. Ltd in 2003 as Assistant Plant Manager and Assembly Manager.  In 2004 and 2005 he was the Vice General Manager of Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd. in charge of engineering, quality and manufacturing.   From 2006 to 2015 he was the general manager of Tianshui Huatian Microelectronics Co. Ltd.  From 2015 to 2021, he was the General Manager of Tianshui Huatian Electronics Group Co., Ltd.

Prior to joining Tianshui Huatian Mr Cui with Yonghong Equipment Factory from 1990 to 2002 with his last position as Assistant Plant Manager and Director of Production Department.

In 2010, Mr Cui was appointed as a Non-Independent Director to the board of Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.  Other than his directorship in Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd, Mr Cui does not have other directorships in public listed companies.

JU FENG, Non-Executive Director, Chinese, Male

Mr Ju Feng, born in 1984, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 6 August 2019.  He graduated from Tianshui Normal University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree.

Mr Ju is the Assistant Director in the Finance Center of the headquarter of Tianshui Huatian Technology Co., Ltd, a position which he has held since March 2019.  He began his career as an Accountant at Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd in 2008 and joined Tianshui Huatian Technology Co. Ltd in 2009 and held various positions in the finance department.

Mr Ju Feng currently sits on the board of a private limited company.  He does not have other directorships in public listed companies

XU QINQIN, Non-Executive Director, Chinese, Female

Mdm Xu Qinqin, born in 1982, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 27 July 2023. She graduated from Yangzhou University in 2005 with a degree in Chemistry Education.

Mdm Xu is the Procurement Director of Huatian Technology (Xi’an) Investment Holdings Co., Ltd, a position which she has held since June 2022.  Mdm Xu began her career at China Wafer Level CSP Co., Ltd in 2005 where she held various positions over 14 years with her last position as Purchasing Department Director.  In 2019 she joined Huatian Technology (Kunshan) Electronics Co., Ltd and is currently the Minister of Purchasing Department.

Mdm Xu does not have other directorships.

Save as disclosed in Note 17 under Notes to the Financial Statements none of the Directors has any conflict of interest or related party transactions with the Company.  Other than traffic offences none of the Directors has been convicted of any offence within the last five years.  There were no public sanctions and/or penalties imposed on the Directors by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.