Board of Directors

Corporate Info
Khoo Lay Tatt

Malaysian, Male, aged 44
Executive Chairman

Khoo Lay Tatt was appointed to our Board on 27 April 2010 as Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 January 2017. Subsequently, he was re-designated to Non-Executive Chairman on 21 March 2017 and to Executive Chairman on 30 October 2017.

He graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College with an Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) professional degree and a Diploma in Commerce – Business Management in 1996. Upon graduation, he started his career in May 1996 as Company Secretarial Officer in the Corporate & Legal Division of a commercial bank. He left the bank as an Executive cum Company Secretary of its subsidiaries in year 2000. He joined a secretarial services firm in Penang as the Assistant Manager and left the said firm in year 2005 as a Senior Manager. During his tenure, he was involved in numerous initial public offerings and corporate exercises undertaken by listed companies.

He is a Chartered Secretary by profession and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA/ MAICSA). He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certified Member of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).

Currently, he sits on the Board of one(1) public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of P.I.E Industrial Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of SAUDEE Group, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.

Tan Khang Khim

Malaysian, Male, aged 65
Managing Director

Tan Khang Khim is the co-founder of the SAUDEE Group. He was appointed to our Board on 11 November 2008 as our Group Managing Director and later was re-designated as Executive Chairman on 29 July 2010. He was re-designated from Executive Chairman to Managing Director on 21 March 2017.

He has been in the food processing industry for over 30 years. After completing his secondary school in 1970, he assisted his late father, Tan Eng Teen in the family business involved in the distribution and wholesaling of Wall’s Ice Cream products in Kedah. In 1988, He joined his late father in Saudi Frozen, a sole proprietorship registered under the name of his late father, involved in the importation and distribution of frozen foods such as beef, mutton, chicken, fish, vegetables and so forth. In 1992, he founded SAUDEE Group which took over the business of Saudi Frozen and expanded our Group’s manufacturing activities in the production of nuggets, frankfurters, drummet, balls, minced meat, banana cake, roti canai and pita bread under the in house brands of “Saudi” and “Deli-Deli”

His business acumen and sound technical knowledge in the food industry is an invaluable asset to SAUDEE Group. He is responsible for the overall business planning and development, product research and development, transformation and modernisation of the food production process through automation and the formulation of the companies’ strategic plans and policies.

He is the husband of Low Ai Choo who is an Executive Director of the Company. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.

Low Ai Choo

Malaysian, Female, aged 54
Executive Director

Low Ai Choo was appointed to our Board as an Executive Director on 11 November 2008.

She completed her secondary education from Sekolah Menengah Batu Dua in Sungai Petani, Kedah in 1981. She joined Saudi Frozen as an Administrative Assistant in 1988. She is also a Director and one of the founding members of SAUDEE Group. She is involved in the administrative matters of SAUDEE Group.

She is the wife of Tan Khang Khim who is the Managing Director and major shareholder of the Company. She has no conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

She has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.

Sim Yee Fuan

Malaysian, Male, aged 51
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee

Sim Yee Fuan was appointed to our Board on 10 September 2009 as Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated to Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 October 2017.

He graduated from University of Malaya with Bachelor of Accounting (Honour) and obtained his professional qualification from Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northern University of Malaysia. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) from 1991 to 1995 and had gained the banking experience in Balance of Payment Department (now known as Foreign Exchange Administration Department) and Bank Examination 1 Department (now known as Banking Supervision Department). During 1995 to 2006, he was attached to companies listed on the Bursa Securities where his job responsibilities were in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and corporate management. Presently he is an Executive Director of Unimech Group Berhad, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Eurospan Holdings Berhad and SCH Group Berhad respectively who are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of SAUDEE, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.

Ustaz Abdul Hamid Bin Sulaiman

Malaysian, Male, aged 65
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee
Member ofAudit Committee

Ustaz Abdul Hamid Bin Sulaiman was appointed to our Board on 26 July 2010.

He completed his secondary education in Sekolah Menengah Pendang, Kedah in 1968 and obtained the Certificate of Religion (Thanawi) from Madrasah Tarbiyah Islamiyah in 1971. He served in the Malaysian Army (Mechanical Engineering) for 22 years from 1972 to 1991. He completed his Certificate in Building and Plumbing from Institut Kemahiran Mara, Sungai Petani in 1993. In 2012, he was awarded the Diploma in Islamic Medicine by Persatuan Perubatan Islam Darul Ansar Malaysia.

He has been playing an advisory role in relation to Halal and Islamic knowledge to our Group. Presently, besides performing his official duties as Counsellor on marriage and family matters since year 1995, he also plays an active role in several non-profit organisations in Malaysia including social and community works.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of SAUDEE, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.

Koay San San

Malaysian, Female, aged 34
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee, Nomination committee and Remuneration Committee

Koay San San was appointed to our Board on 30 October 2017.

She graduated from University of Hertfordshire with Bachelor of Accounting and subsequently obtained her Master Degree in International Business from University of Sunderland in December 2008. Upon graduation, she started her career in June 2005 as Company Auditor in an Audit firm and she left the audit firm as Senior Associate. She joined a public listed company as an Accountant. During her tenure, she was involved in numerous corporate exercises undertaken by the said listed company.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of SAUDEE, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

She has not been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences) within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 July 2017.