Board Of Directors

Dato' Seri Robert Tan Chung Meng

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Seri Robert Tan, a Malaysian, male, aged 67, was appointed Chairman of Wah Seong Corporation Berhad (“WSC”) on 22 May 2002.

Dato’ Seri Robert Tan has vast experience in property development, hotel construction, retail design and development as well as corporate management with more than 30 years’ experience in the property and hotel industries. After studying Business Administration in the United Kingdom, he was attached to a firm of Chartered Surveyor for a year. He had also developed a housing project in Central London before returning to Malaysia. His stint in the property industry began with IGB Corporation Berhad (“IGB Corp”) in 1995 when he was appointed Joint Managing Director and subsequently Group Managing Director in 2001.

Dato’ Seri Robert Tan was involved in various development projects carried out by IGB Group, in particular Mid Valley City. From inception to the realisation of Mid Valley Megamall (“MVM”) and The Gardens Mall (“TGM”), he was actively involved in every stage of their developments. He is instrumental to the development and success of MVM and TGM, and more importantly, in retaining their positions as prime shopping hotspots in the Klang Valley.

Following the de-listing of IGB Corp from the Official List of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Dato’ Seri Robert Tan was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of IGB Berhad on 30 March 2018 and retains his position as Group Managing Director of IGB Corp, Managing Director of IGB Reit Management Sdn. Bhd. (the Manager of IGB Real Estate Investment Trust), a Director of Tan & Tan Developments Berhad (a property division of IGB Corp), and a Trustee of Yayasan Tan Kim Yeow. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Chan Cheu Leong

Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Chan, a Malaysian, male, aged 69, is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of WSC. He was appointed to the Board of WSC on 22 May 2002. He is responsible for the overall business and management operations of the WSC Group.

Mr Chan attained a Bachelor of Science (Hon) Degree in Engineering Production in 1974 from the University of Birmingham under a Colombo Plan Award and began his career by joining the Singapore Administrative Service. He left the Ministry of Finance, Singapore in 1976 to pursue his Master in Business Administration from the London Business School.

Upon successful completion of the same, he joined ESSO Production Malaysia Incorporated as their Senior Financial Analyst before joining Tractors Malaysia Berhad as their Group Treasurer in 1981. Thereafter, he left to become the Group Executive Director for General Corporation Berhad from 1984 to 1990 before assuming the position of Managing Director of Tan & Tan Developments Berhad from 1990 to 1995. In 1994, he established Wah Seong Industrial Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and subsequently formed WSC, which was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 9 July 2002. He has extensive experience in the property, manufacturing and financial fields. Mr Chan is a Trustee of Yayasan Wah Seong and former member of Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia (retired on 31 January 2019). He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). He also sits on the Board of several other private limited companies.

Giancarlo Maccagno

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Maccagno, an Italian, male, aged 56, was first appointed as an Executive Director of WSC on 1 June 2004 and subsequently promoted to be the Deputy Managing Director on 1 January 2007. Mr Maccagno is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Wasco Energy Group of Companies. He is responsible for the overall business and management operations of the Wasco Group

Mr Maccagno attained his Bachelor in Business Administration from Tecnico Commerciale Maddalena Adria (RO) Italy in 1982, after which he worked with Socotherm S.R.L, Italy from 1984 to 1987 as a Trainee in Production and Project Management. He was appointed as Project Manager for Socotherm S.R.L in Nigeria from 1987 to 1990 and was briefly seconded to Petro-Pipe Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“PPI”) in 1990 to assist in the setting up of PPI’s coating plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. After serving as Country Manager for Socotherm S.R.L in Taiwan from 1991 to 1992, he returned to Malaysia in 1993 to be the General Manager of Wasco Coatings Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in Kuantan, Malaysia. He has vast experience in the global pipe coating business and the Oil and Gas business in general.

Mr Maccagno is a Director of Petra Energy Berhad. He also sits on the Board of several other private limited companies.

Halim Bin Haji Din

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Halim, a Malaysian, male, aged 73, was appointed to the Board of WSC on 22 May 2002.

Encik Halim is a Chartered Accountant who spent more than thirty (30) years working for multinational corporations and international consulting firms. He accumulated eighteen (18) years of experience working in the Oil and Gas Industry – six (6) years of which as a Board member of Caltex/ Chevron, responsible for financial management before engaging in the consulting business. Prior to his appointment as a Board member of Caltex Malaysia, Encik Halim served as Regional Financial Advisor for Caltex Petroleum Corporation Dallas, Texas overseeing the investment viability of the Corporation’s Asian subsidiaries.

Encik Halim also had extensive experience in corporate recovery when he worked for Ernst & Whinney, London, United Kingdom in mid 1980’s. He was appointed as Managing Partner of the Consulting Division of Ernst & Young Malaysia in 1995. He later became the Country Advisor of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting when Cap Gemini of France merged with Ernst & Young Consulting. In 2003, he with two (2) partners took over the consulting business of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Malaysia through a management buyout and rebranded it as Innovation Associates, currently known as The IA Group, where he is currently the Chairman of the Group.

Encik Halim was also a Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 1994 to 2003.

Encik Halim also served as a Board member of Employees Provident Fund (KWSP) for four (4) years from April 2009 till May 2013.

Encik Halim is a Board member of BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad, IGB REIT Management Sdn. Bhd. and Kwasa Land Sdn. Bhd.. Encik Halim has on 22 March 2020 retired from the Board of BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad. He is also a Director of several other private limited companies.

Professor Tan Sri Lin See Yan

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Professor Tan Sri Lin, a Malaysian, male, aged 80, was appointed to the Board of WSC on 20 July 2004.

Professor Tan Sri Lin, a British Chartered Scientist, is a Harvard educated economist. Qualified as Malaysia’s first Chartered Statistician, he graduated from the University of Malaya in Singapore and Harvard University (where he received three (3) degrees, including a PhD in Economics). He is Pro-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Pro- Chancellor & Research Professor at Sunway University; Professor of Economics (Adjunct), Universiti Utara Malaysia; and an Eisenhower Fellow.

Prior to 1998, he was Chairman/ President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Bank and for fourteen (14) years previously, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, having been a central banker for thirty four (34) years. Professor Tan Sri Lin continues to serve the public interest, including member of a number of key Committees at Ministry of Higher Education; Member, Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee; Economic Advisor, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia; Governor, Asian Institute of Management, Manila; Board Director, Sunway University; and Chairman Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School Alumni Council at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) as well as President, Harvard Club of Malaysia.

Professor Tan Sri Lin advises and sits on the Boards of a number of publicly listed and private businesses in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He is also a Director of Ancom Berhad, Genting Berhad, IGB REIT Management Sdn. Bhd., and Nylex Bhd.

Tan Jian Hong, Aaron

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan Jian Hong, Aaron, a Malaysian, male, aged 36, was appointed to the Board of WSC on 25 May 2015.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Mr Tan began his career as a Financial Advisor Associate with UBS Financial Services, Inc from 2008 to 2010. He was promoted to become a Branch Analyst, specializing in private wealth management in 2010. In 2011, he returned to Malaysia and joined Hong Leong Investment Bank as a Client Relationship Executive until 2013. In 2013, he moved on to join Wasco Energy Ltd Group, an international Oil and Gas and Industrial Services Group as Project and Operations Senior Manager. Mr Tan was appointed as the Executive Director of Yi-Lai Berhad (“YLB”) on 5 June 2014. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of YLB and is presently responsible for the strategic business direction of the YLB Group and plays an active role in the overall management.

Mr Tan was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr Tony Tan Choon Keat on the Board of IGB Corporation Berhad from November 2016 till April 2018.

He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon, a Malaysian, male, aged 73, was appointed to the Board of WSC on 6 April 2018.

Tan Sri Saw holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Honours from the University of Malaya. He joined Shell Malaysia in 1970 and served in various capacities in Manufacturing, Supply, Trading and Planning in Malaysia, Singapore and Netherlands.

He was appointed Managing Director of Shell MDS (Middle Distillate Synthesis) Sdn. Bhd. in 1996. In 1998 he became the Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd., Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Refining (FOM) Berhad, responsible for Shell Malaysia’s Downstream business.

In 1999, with the globalisation of the Shell Oil Products business, he assumed the role of Vice-President of the Commercial business in the Asia-Pacific region and in 2005, he managed Shell’s Marine Oil Products business globally.

He was appointed Chairman of Shell Malaysia in 2006 till his retirement in 2010 after 40 years of continuous service.

Currently, Tan Sri Saw is the Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Berhad, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of RHB Bank Berhad, and Chairman of RHB Insurance Bhd and MRCB Quill Management Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Board member of Socio-Economic Research Centre Sdn. Bhd. of Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia and a Council Member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.