Board of Directors
Written by Administrator   

Dato’ Sri Ir. Kuan Peng Ching @ Kuan Peng Soon

(Executive Chairman)

Dato’ Sri Ir. Kuan Peng Ching @ Kuan Peng Soon, aged 69, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 17 May 2006. He is a qualified electrical engineer graduated from Adelaide University, South Australia and is registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia as a Professional Engineer and also a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. Dato' Sri Ir. Kuan is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of his diret and indirect shareholding in the Company. Dato' Sri Ir. Kuan is also a director of Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad.

Dato’ Sri Ir. Kuan is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Dato’ Sri Ir. Kuan is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Ooi Leng Chooi

(Executive Director)

Mr. Ooi Leng Chooi A.C.M.A. C.A (M), aged 48, Malaysian, a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Malaysian Institute Of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Finance Planner (CFP). He joined FBG in 1998 as a Finance Manager and was appointed to the Board of FBG as an Executive Director on 12 December 2001. Mr. Ooi has more than 16 years of working experience in handling corporate finance and general management with two (2) listed companies prior in joining FBG.

Mr. Ooi is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Dato’ Ir. Low Keng Kok

(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dato’ Ir. Low, aged 60, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 1 August 2007. Dato’ Ir. Low graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist (U.K.). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Highways and Transportation, U.K. He is a corporate member of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management, U.K. (M.I.W.E.M) and the Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K. (M.I.C.E). Dato’ Ir. Low has more than 33 years of experience in management of building, infrastructural and privatization projects. Dato' Ir. Low is also a director of Fitters Diversified Berhad.

Prior to appointment in FBG, Dato’ Ir. Low was the Joint Managing Director of Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd.

Dato’ Ir. Low is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Dato’ Ismail Bin Haji Omar

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dato’ Ismail Bin Haji Omar, aged 75, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 13 November 1997. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Degree from the University of Western Australia, Australia in 1965. Dato’ Ismail started his career with the Government in 1966 at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as an Assistant Controller in the Export Commodities Division. Subsequently in 1970, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Controller. He joined the Ministry of Primary Industries as Principal Assistant Secretary in 1972 and in 1975, he was promoted to Secretary, Rubber Division, Ministry of Primary Industries. In 1979, he was promoted to the Deputy Secretary in the Cabinet Division of the Prime Minister’s Department and served there for two (2) years. He was made the Director of Agriculture Division in the Economics Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department for two and a half (2 ½) years from 1982 to 1984. In July 1984, he was transferred to the Ministry of Education as Secretary of Development and Supply Division, a post which he held for eight and a half (8½) years till 1993 and also sat on the Board of Rubber Research Institute for ten (10) years from 1968 to 1978. He had also served on the Malaysian Rubber Research & Development Board, Malaysian Rubber Exchange and Licensing Board and Malaysian Rubber Development Corporation.

Dato’ Ismail is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

 

Foong Kuan Ming

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Foong Kuan Ming, aged 59, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FBG on 23 November 1998. Mr. Foong is an Advocate and Solicitor by profession. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law in 1980 from the University of Central Lancashire, England; subsequently post-graduated from The Council of Legal Education, London and was called to Utter Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London. Mr. Foong is also an Accredited Mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre of the Bar Council of Malaysia. Mr. Foong was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1982 and has been in legal practice since then. He is currently the founder and senior partner of the law firm, Foong & Co., and is principally engaged in banking, corporate and property legal matters. He is also a Director of Careplus Group Bhd.

Mr. Foong is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Mr. Foong is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Wong Chee Heng

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Wong Chee Heng, aged 56, Malaysian, is a Chartered Management Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd on 1 January 2008. He started his career with Asia Automobile Industries Sdn. Bhd., the assembler for Mazda and Peugeot vehicles in 1979. He left in 1980 to join Kadin-Duetz Sdn. Bhd., a company trading in heavy equipment. He joined Machinery & Industrial Supplies Sdn. Bhd. in 1984 and was seconded to Hirotako Acoustics Sdn. Bhd. in 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance and general management.

Mr. Wong is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Mr. Wong is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

 

Zahedi Bin Mohd Zain

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

En. Zahedi Bin Mohd Zain, aged 59, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of FBG on 12 November 2012. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic, United Kingdom with B. Sc. (Hons) Applied Science. En. Zahedi was a production engineer in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) from 1981 to 1985. He left Petronas in 1985 and appointed as an Executive Director of Perusahaan Dapat Sdn. Bhd. (now known as Autoliv Hirotako Safety Sdn. Bhd.) from 1985 to 2005. He was appointed as a Director in Hirotako Holdings Bhd. in 1994 and resigned in January 2012.  En. Zahedi is also a Director of Fitters Diversified Berhad.

En. Zahedi is not related to any Directors or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company or its subsidiaries. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

En. Zahedi is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.