Independent Non-Executive Director


A Malaysian, Ms Tan Siok Choo, aged 61, is the Chairperson and an Independent Non-Executive  Director. She joined the Board on 8 December 1988 and was appointed as Chairperson in 2011. She is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee, Employee Share Scheme Committee, Board Tender Committee and United Malacca University Scholarship  Committee. She also sits on the Board of several subsidiaries of the Group, one of which is SouthEast Pahang Oil Palm Berhad.


She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Bristol, U.K. and was admitted as a Barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1976 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1977.


She has had a varied career in corporate finance, stockbroking, executive search and journalism. She was head of Corporate Finance in Southern Bank Berhad, worked as an investment analyst for two stockbroking firms – Rashid Hussain Securities as well as Morgan Grenfell Asia & Partners’ Securities, did a short stint with the world’s largest executive search firm, Korn Ferry International,
and was employed as a business and economic journalist with Business Times and The Sunday Star.


She was appointed a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia on 1st September 1998 and was appointed a Director of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad on 27th July 2000 and a Director of OCBC AL-AMIN Berhad on 1 August 2008. She is currently a Director of several private companies.


She is a not related to any Director and/or major shareholder of United Malacca Berhad and has no personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She has attended all the five Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 30 April 2013. She has never been convicted of any offence.