Our Board

Our Board of Directors are equipped with the relevant expertise and market knowledge to drive our business in the right direction.


Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Datuk Kamal is our Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 2 December 2014. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1969. In 1971, he obtained both a Master of Arts from University of Auckland and Diploma in Teaching from the Auckland Teachers College in the same year. Subsequently, he completed an Advanced Course in Educational Development in 1987 from Stanford University, USA and an Advanced Course in Curriculum Development in 1991 from the Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom.

He was a teacher in Sekolah Menengah (“SM”) Labuan in 1972 and SM Papar in 1973. He was then promoted to become the principal of SM Sipitang from 1974 to 1975. He was then transferred to be a principal at Likas Vocational School for a short term in 1976. Subsequently, he became the Principal Assistant Director at the Department of Education, Kota Kinabalu in 1976, a role he served for 12 years. Thereafter, he served as a Principal at Gaya Teachers Training College, Kota Kinabalu from 1988 until 1999. He then served as a Deputy Director at the Teacher Education Division in the Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur in 1999. In 2000, he was appointed as Director of Education, Sabah until his retirement in 2003. Subsequent to his retirement, he held several directorships in private limited companies.

He was a member of the advisory panel of the Department of National Unity and Integration of the Prime Minister Department, Malaysia from October 2004 until October 2006 and thereafter for the 2007/2008 period. In March 2012, he was a panellist for the National Dialogue on the Malaysian Education System Review until September 2012. He has been a member of the Malaysian Examinations Council consecutively for three terms since August 2004. He is currently serving his fourth term, which started in August 2013 and expires in August 2016. During this tenure, he has been participating in the Disciplinary Appeal Board, a portfolio assigned to him under the Malaysian Examinations Council.


Non-Independent Managing Director

Datuk Lau is our Non-Independent Managing Director. He was appointed to our Board on 17 October 2014. As our Managing Director, he is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction of our Group and has been instrumental in the growth of our Group. He completed his high school education in 1965. Prior to founding KTC Sdn Bhd, he joined Kim Teck Cheong Enterprise, a company operating a departmental store situated in Kota Kinabalu, a family owned business. During the first two years of his career, he was involved in the daily operations of the business. Subsequently in 1967, he was responsible for the day-today management of the business. In 1973, he took over the operation of the business from his late father, Datuk Lau Yeong Ching.

In 1975, he was involved in setting up KTC Sdn Bhd with his late father. He played the main role in growing the company by transforming the business into providing market access and coverage of third party brands of personal care products namely skin care products in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He is also credited with broadening the product range offered by the company by building up the network of suppliers and customers in Sabah.

In 1983, he co-founded KTC Tawau with his brother-in-law, Lim Hui Kiong. He was mainly responsible for the strategic planning and expansion of KTC Tawau. In 2003, he established AMDA Marketing. Datuk Lau has since accumulated 39 years of experience in the distribution industry.

Currently, he is an overseas committee member of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Beijing, People’s Republic of China. He is the National Vice President of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce and President of Sabah chapter of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce.

He is also the Honorary Life President of the United Sabah Chinese Communities Association, Kota Kinabalu Hokkien Association and Sabah Ann Koai Association, an Honorary Advisor for the Kota Kinabalu Journalists Association.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Madam Wong Wen Miin is our Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 26 October 2018. Madam Wong earned her Masters in Economics from University of Malaya in 2006 and in 2011, graduated from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) Malaysia under the Advanced Leadership Management Programme.

Madam Wong began her career in 1983 with the Ministry of Works where she was responsible for the budgeting, coordination, and management of public roads, government buildings and water projects in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan. In 1988, she left the Ministry of Works and joined the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. During her tenure there, she was involved in the preparation of loan agreements, facilitation of multilateral loan agreements between the Malaysian government and international organisations, consolidation of financial laws into the Financial Services Act and Islamic Financial Services Act with Bank Negara Malaysia as well as the establishment of standard operating procedures for terms and conditions in the granting of house loans to civil servants.

In 2017, she left the Ministry of Finance as the Deputy Under Secretary (Investment Evaluation Sector) of the Strategic Investment Division. She then joined the Prime Minister’s Department soon after as the Deputy Director General (Special Project) of the Public Private Partnership Unit. Here, she contributed in the fast-tracking the conclusion of a high priority Public-Private Partnership contract negotiations together with relevant government ministries/agencies/company. She then retired in 2018 as a senior superscale government officer.


Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datin Lim is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 2 December 2014. She obtained a Diploma in Executive Secretary & Management at West London College in 1976.

She joined Kumpolan Sabah Sdn Bhd as a Marketing Manager in 1977. Thereafter, she joined KTC Sdn Bhd in 1978 as a Senior Manager responsible for the administrative and supply chain operations. Since then, she has been with our Group. In 1983, she assisted in the setting-up of KTC Tawau and was subsequently promoted to the position of Director in KTC Tawau in 1989. Between 1989 and 1997, she assisted in the operations of KTC Sdn Bhd and KTC Tawau in the area of supply chain management. Since 1997 until 2012, she has been assisting in supervising and managing the operations of our Group on an informal and ad-hoc basis.

Currently she is also a director and shareholder of several private limited companies.


Non-Independent Executive Director

Dexter Lau is our Non-Independent Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 17 October 2014. In 2001, he obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. The following year, he completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, and was subsequently, called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of Lincoln’s Inn of the United Kingdom in 2002. In 2004, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. In 2005, he completed his Advance Economic and Political Studies at Peking University in Beijing, China. In the same year, with the view of acquiring greater leadership and managerial skills, as well as business knowledge, he completed the Building Organisational Capability for Strategic Implementation- Hong Kong Programme at Stephen M. Ross School of Business of University of Michigan, United States of America. In 2008, he obtained both Certification for Basic Practitioner and Certification for Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming by National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Psychology, United States of America. In 2010, he also completed the Executive Development Programme at Kellogg School Management of University of Northwestern, United States of America.

He started his career as the General Manager of AMDA Marketing in 2003. He was also appointed as a director of AMDA Marketing and KTC Tawau in the same year. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the General Manager of AMDA Marketing, KTC Sdn Bhd and KTC Tawau. During his tenure as General Manager, he supervised the day-to-day operations and managed the marketing and sales of these three companies. In April 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of the Group and took on more responsiblities for the Group’s day-to-day management and strategic planning. In 2012, he established Creamos Malaysia, putting our Group on the map of the bakery industry in Malaysia. Since 2013, he has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Group, a role he holds to date.

During this tenure with the Group, he has been responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations and planning strategies for the future director of our Group.

He was selected to become a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation since 2010.

Currently, he is also a director and shareholder of several private limited companies.

Mr Lim

Non-Independent Executive Director

Lim Hui Kiong is our Non-Independent Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 2 December 2014. He is currently responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of KTC Tawau.

He completed his high school education in 1977 and he started his career as a Sales Representative at Kilat Jaya, a company involved in wholesale distribution. He then furthered his O-levels at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, United Kingdom in 1979.

Thereafter in 1981, he joined Diethelm (M) Sdn Bhd (now known as DKSH Malaysia Sdn Bhd) as a Sales Representative in 1982. In 1983, he left Diethelm (M) Sdn Bhd and co-founded KTC Tawau with Datuk Lau. He played a key role in growing the company by focusing on providing market access and coverage of CPG products in Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Kunak. He was instrumental in building up the network of suppliers and customers particularly in Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Kunak. In 2013, he was appointed as a director in KTC Sarawak. He has since accumulated over 30 years of experience in the wholesale distribution industry.

Currently, he is also a director and shareholder of several private limited companies.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Phang Sze Fui is our Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 September 2018. She obtained the Professional Accounting Qualification from the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) of UK in 1998, and has been a Fellow member of since 2005. She is also a Member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) since 2009.

Ms. Phang has over 18 years of experience in audits of small and medium size companies and public listed companies as well as Reporting Accountants for various corporate exercises for initial public offering, reverse takeover, acquisitions and disposals of assets or companies, funds raising, financial due diligence review, investigation audits and many more. Due to this, she has an in-depth knowledge in auditing, accounting, taxation, Companies Act, listing requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and the Securities Commission guidelines.

She began her career at Messrs. Baker Tilly Monteiro Heng, Kuala Lumpur from 1997 to 2007 as an Audit Assistant and was then subsequently promoted to the position of Senior Audit Manager. In this position, her responsibilities included leading an audit group with audit portfolios comprising small and medium size companies and public listed companies in various industries including property development, construction, manufacturing, trading and distribution amongst others. In mid-2007, she was then promoted as an Executive Director of Transaction Reporting Division, a pioneer position, and held the position until she left the company in 2015. During her tenure, she was responsible for leading special assignments, which included amongst others, investigation audits, financial due diligence reviews as well as audits for companies en route to listing on the ACE Market and Main Market.

Later, she joined Dolphin Applications Sdn. Bhd. as Corporate Affairs Director in 2016 where her responsibilities included managing corporate exercises and handling special projects as well as overseeing corporate compliance matters, the preparation of annual report, external reporting, and the Human Resource Department, Administration Department as well as the Management Information System Department.

After her tenure in Dolphin Applications Sdn. Bhd., she established Avia Alliance Sdn. Bhd., an accounting and consultancy services agency in August 2017. She is currently involved in corporate exercises and handling special projects for local and overseas projects as well as well providing accounting services.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim Bin Mohd Nor is our new Independent Non-executive Director who was appointed to the Board on 3rd December 2018. Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim completed his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Knox College, Illinois, USA in 1981 and proceeded to obtain his Master in Business Administration from Drake University, Lowa, USA in 1982.

Upon graduation, he began his professional career in corporate banking in Asian International Merchant Bank Berhad from 1983 until 1984. Then, he furthered his career in the same area at Utama Wardley Berhad from 1984 until 1988. In 1988, Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim joined The News Straits Times Press (NSTP) Group where he held various positions including as the General Manager in the Chief Executive Officer’s office and the General Manager of the Circulation Department. During his time there, he also sat on the board of various NSTP subsidiaries.

After leaving NSTP in 1994, Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim joined Malakoff Berhad as its Chief Operating Officer. He left the Company in 1996 and was appointed as the Managing Director for Padiberas Nasional Berhad (BERNAS) until 2001.

Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim Bin Mohd Nor currently sits on the board of Blu Inc Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Second Wind Sdn. Bhd. and Protasco Development Sdn. Bhd. as Chairman. Meanwhile, he also sits on the board of directors of Rajawali Aerospace Sdn. Bhd. as Deputy Chairman and as Director of Ikram Education Sdn. Bhd., Sphere Exhibits Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Kumpulan Ikram Sabah Sdn. Bhd.