Mr. Young Lee Chern, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2021. He joined United Malacca Berhad as Chief Financial Officer on 13 February 2019. Subsequently, he was promoted Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer on 1 October 2019.
Mr. Young is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr. Young has more than 19 years of working experience in auditing, accounting, and finance in Malaysia and Indonesia. He was Audit Manager of KPMG KL and was subsequently the Branch Manager of KPMG Melaka. Before returning to Malaysia, he was the Senior Financial Controller of a private equity-owned plantation group and Financial Controller of Genting Plantations Berhad in Indonesia.
Mr. Young currently is a Council member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and the Malaysian Estate Owner’s Association (MEOA). He is also a Director on the Board of subsidiaries of United Malacca Berhad, namely, Leong Hin San Sdn. Bhd., Meridian Plantations Sdn. Bhd., Syarikat Penanaman Bukit Senorang Sdn. Bhd., South-East Pahang Oil Palm Berhad, Masjid Tanah Properties Sdn. Bhd., Melaka Pindah Properties Sdn. Bhd and Vintage Plantations Sdn. Bhd. as well as the President Director of PT Lifere Agro Kapuas, Director of PT Bintang Gemilang Permai, PT Wana Rindang Lestari and PT Usaha Mulia Bahagia, the Group’s subsidiaries in Indonesia.
He is 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. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years and has not imposed with any public sanction or penalty by regulatory bodies during the financial year.