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Mr. Peter Benjamin

( Chief Executive Officer )

Mr. Peter Benjamin, aged 63 and a Malaysian is the Chief Executive Officer. He joined United Malacca Berhad on 1st May 2014. He graduated from the University of Kerala, India with a Bachelor Of Science Degree (Botany).

He has a working experience of 41 years in the plantation industry starting his career as a Field Conductor to holding various Senior Management positions from General Manager, Regional Manager, Plantation Controller, Head of Plantation and COO in different public listed and multi-national companies in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

He has the experience in managing large plantations up to 120,000 Ha for oil palm and other crops and 250,000 Ha for forestry plantation.

He has the experience in managing various crops during his career, oil palm, cocoa, forestry, sago plantations and factory, coconut and rubber.

He has the experience in green field development, new planting and replanting for the various crops.

He is currently the President of the Malaysian Estates Owners Association (MEOA) and is an alternate Board member of Lembaga Getah Malaysia (LGM). He is also a Director on the Board of subsidiaries of United Malacca Berhad, namely, Meridian Plantations Sdn. Bhd., Syarikat Penanaman Bukit Senorang Sdn. Bhd., South-East Pahang Oil Palm Berhad, Leong Hin San Sdn. Bhd., 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 also 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 been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

As at 30 July 2020, Mr. Peter Benjamin holds 100,000 shares in the Company. He has no interest in the shares of the subsidiaries of the Company.

Mr. Young Lee Chern

( Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 42 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 13 February 2019

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Working Experience:

  • Audit Manager of KPMG, Kuala Lumpur
  • Branch Manager of KPMG, Melaka
  • Financial Controller of Genting Plantations Berhad in Indonesia
  • Senior Financial Controller of a private equity owned plantations group in Indonesia


Ms. Yong Yoke Hiong

( Head of Group Administration & Corporate Affairs )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 50 / Female
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019

  • Associate of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Working Experience:

  • Gymtech Devt Sdn. Bhd. (1994 – 1995)
  • KCA Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd. (1995 – 1997)
  • United Malacca Berhad (since 1997)

En. Abdul Razak Bin MD Aris

( Head of Group Audit )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 51 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.)
  • Chartered Member – The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM)

Working Experience:

  • Golden Hope Plantations Berhad (1993 – 1995)
  • The News Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (1995 – 1997)
  • Nestle Malaysia Berhad (1997 – 2000)
  • Straits Securities Sdn Bhd (2000 – 2002)
  • United Malacca Berhad (since 2002)

Mr. Fabian Fernandez

( Head of Engineering / Mill Controller )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 49 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 May 2016

  • Master of Business Administration (Wales)
  • Marine Engineer
  • 1st Grade Steam Engineer
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Certified Corporate Coach

Working Experience:

  • Marine Engineer in Merchant Marine Fleet
  • Mill Manager in Boustead Estates, United Plantations Berhad and Cargill
  • Business Unit Head for Maintenance and Reliability in Cargil (2009)
  • Visiting Engineer for Boustead Plantations (2014)
  • United Malacca Berhad as Mill Controller (since May 2016)

En. Muhamad Saipul'Ilah Bin Che Idris

( Plantation Controller )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 57 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
  • Diploma in Planting Industry and Management

Working Experience:

  • Assistant Manager in UIE–United Plantations (1989–1992)
  • Senior Manager in Kumpulan Guthrie (1993–2007)
  • General Manager in Sime Darby (2007–2016)
  • Freelance Plantation Consultant (2016–2019)

Mr. Winston Chua Eng Meng

( General Manager - PT.Lifere Agro Kapuas )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 48 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 15 March 2016

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Working Experience:

  • Manager in IOI Corporation Berhad (12 years in Peninsular and 3 years in Sabah)
  • Senior Manager in Genting Plantation Berhad—Plantation Advisory HO and Mewah Estate,
    Sandakan, Sabah (2009–2011)
  • General Manager Estates of TSH Resources Berhad—overseeing all plantation properties in Indonesia (2011 –2013)
  • General Manager of Julong Group Indonesia—Managing PT Grand Mandiri Utama (GMU) in
    Sintang Kalimantan Barat (2013–2015)

Ms. Manjeet Kaur A/P Balwant Singh

( Senior Manager - Human Resource )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 36 / Female
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 May 2019

  • Master of Human Resource Management (Open University)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Asia E University)
  • Certified HR Professional (Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management)

Working Experience:

  • Group HR Manager of MSF Group (2010-2012)
  • Head of HR & Strategic Planning of WCD Group (2012-2013)
  • HR and Legal Compliance Manager of Hino Motors Malaysia (2013-2017)
  • Head of HR at Valyou Sdn Bhd, a unit of Telenor Group (2017-2018)
  • Head of Compensation, Benefits, ER and IR at Shell Refinery Malaysia Berhad (2018-2019)