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Mr. Peter Benjamin

( Chief Executive Officer )

Mr. Peter Benjamin, aged 62 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 working experience of 40 years in the plantation industry holding various Senior Management positions in different companies. He has the experience in managing various crop during his career, oil palm, cocoa, forestry, sago, coconut and rubber.

Started his career as a Field Conductor with Kuala Lumpur Kepong in 1979 and in 1982 joined Boustead Estates Agency as an Assistant Manager and moved up to Estate Manager. During the period, he was involved in new plantings, managed cocoa, coconut seed garden and oil palm plantations.

In 1992 was absorbed into Tradewinds when there was a change of management from Boustead to Tradewinds and was later transferred to Distinct Plantation Services, which was managing the MKIC Group’s plantations. He was appointed as the Planting Advisor/General Manager of the company.

In 2000, he joined Eminent Capital (Berjaya Group) as General Manager for the Plantation and Oil Mill.

In 2004, he decided to venture into Indonesia and worked in different companies, with PT Arara Abadi (Sinar Mas Group) as District Manager managing 42,000 Ha of forestry plantation and later promoted to Plantation Controller for 250,000 Ha.

In 2007, he decided to return to planting of oil palm and to handle the challenge of working in Papua New Guinea with the US agriculture giant Cargill.

In 2010, he returned to Indonesia as Head of Plantations for PT Ganda Group and later joined Sampoerna Agro as Chief Operating Officer for Oil Palm and other crops which included sago, rubber, bamboo and industrial forestry.

He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), the Vice- President of the Malaysian Estates Owners Association (MEOA) and is an alternate Board member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). 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 and PT Wana Rindang Lestari, 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 June 2019, Mr. Peter Benjamin holds 81,500 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 / 41 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 13 February 2019
Qualification:

  • 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 / 49 / Female
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019
Qualification:

  • 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 / 50 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019
Qualification:

  • 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 / 48 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 May 2016
Qualification:

  • 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)

Mr. Anantakrishnan A/L A.R. Nambiar

( Senior Plantation Controller )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 59 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 15 December 2014
Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science (Zoological Science)

Working Experience:

  • Agriculturist Incorporated Sdn Bhd (1984–1996)
  • Myanmar Syklink Agro Sdn Bhd (1996–2000)
  • Tung Hup Enterprise (2000–2009)
  • Wilmar Africa (2009–2014)

En. Muhamad Saipul'Ilah Bin Che Idris

( Plantation Controller )

Nationality / Age / Gender : Malaysian / 56 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 1 July 2019
Qualification:

  • 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 / 47 / Male
Date Appointed as Key Senior Management : 15 March 2016
Qualification:

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Working Experience:

  • Manager in IOI Corporation Berhad (12 years in Peninsular and 3 years in Sabah)
    (1994–2009)
  • 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)