HO SUE SAN @ DAVID HO SUE SAN
Chairman and Managing Director
Mr David Ho is the Managing Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board, being the first Director since incorporation of the Company on 20 May 1980 and was redesignated to Chairman and Managing Director on 31 January 2008.
Mr David Ho obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1974. He later obtained a Master of Pharmacy degree from the University of Otago in 1976. He was registered as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand in 1974 and as a pharmaceutical chemist by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1977. He was registered as a pharmacist with the Malaysian Pharmacist Board in 1980. He has also completed the Applied International Management Programme organised by the Swedish Institute of Management in 1990 and the International Top Management Seminar in the field of Quality Leadership organised by ISO Swedish Management Group in 1996. From 1978 to 1979, he was a research pharmacist with Wyeth Laboratories Ltd. Thereafter, he formed and incorporated Hovid Berhad in 1980. He was on the Board of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of MOF Inc in Malaysia from 2006 to 2009. Additionally, he is a major shareholder of the Company as at 30 June 2018.
Mr David Ho has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018
YM RAJA SHAMSUL KAMAL BIN RAJA SHAHRUZZAMAN
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
YM Raja Shamsul Kamal was appointed to the Board of the Company on 22 December 2004 as the Non-Executive Director and redesignated to Independent Non-Executive Director on 13 August 2007. He was subsequently redesignated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 30 May 2014. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
YM Raja Shamsul Kamal obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He joined Shah Alam Properties Sdn. Bhd. as a project engineer in 1984 to 1987. He left in 1987 to join Bank of Commerce Bhd. before leaving as Vice President & Group Head of Corporate Banking Department in 1991 to join Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad. Since joining Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad, he has been in numerous positions including the General Manager & Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Asset Leasing Sdn. Bhd. (1991 to 1996), General Manager of Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn. Bhd. (1996 to 1997) and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Asset Ventures Sdn. Bhd. before leaving in July 2007. He is currently the Senior Partner at the private equity management firm of Vida Partners Sdn. Bhd. based in Kuala Lumpur.
YM Raja Shamsul Kamal has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018.
CHIAM TAU MENG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Chiam was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company since his appointment to the Board on 7 April 2014. He was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 30 May 2014. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Mr Chiam graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accountancy from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 1976. He was admitted as an Associate Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand in 1980. He is presently a Chartered Accountant of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He started his career in 1976 as Finance Manager of Tolley Industries Ltd (New Zealand) and in 1979, he joined Malaysian Containers (1974) Berhad as Finance Manager cum Company Secretary. In 1984, he joined Menang Corporation (M) Berhad as General Manager of Corporate Services. In 1989, he joined Bee Hin Holdings Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager of Corporate Finance in charge of the reconstruction scheme under Section 176 of the Companies Act, 1965 of Kuala Lumpur Industries Berhad. In 1992, he joined the management consultancy practice of an international accounting organization and in 1994, he set up his own consulting practice namely CTM Consulting.Presently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Menang Corporation (M) Berhad and Tri-Mode System (M) Berhad.
Mr Chiam has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018
CHUAH CHAW TEO
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Chuah is a chemist by profession. He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 22 December 2004 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee as well as the Audit Committee of the Company.
Dr Chuah obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in 1975 from the University of Otago, where he was also given the University of Otago Science Award for ranking first in the class. Thereafter, he obtained a Doctorate degree in Applied Organic Chemistry in 1979, also from the University of Otago. He has a Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management, which he obtained with Merit in 1987. After he obtained his Doctorate degree in 1979, Dr. Chuah worked as a post-doctoral research associate with the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York, a position which he held for the next two (2) years. From 1982 to 1983, he served as a lecturer in the University of Malaya, Malaysia. After he left the University of Malaya, he was attached to Yee Lee Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager for Research and Development. He held this position for ten (10) years, from 1983 to 1993. He was made a Fellow of the Institut of Kimia Malaysia (IKM) in September 2014. In 1994, he was appointed as Executive Director of Spritzer Berhad, a position he held until 15 December 2017. Presently, he is the R&D Director of Spritzer Berhad.
Dr Chuah has attended four (4) out of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018
DATO’ CHE MOHD ZIN BIN CHE AWANG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Zin is a Fellow of Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. He was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Zin obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 1972. In 1978 and 1984, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Radiopharmacy from University of Southern California, USA and a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Wales, United Kingdom, respectively. He started his career in 1974 as a Pharmacist of Perak Medical Store under the Ministry of Health of Malaysia (MOH). In 1977, he joined Tun Ismail Atomic Research Centre of Ministry of Science, Malaysia, as a Research Officer. From 1980 to 1984, he was a Production Pharmacist with the Government Medical Lab & Stores of MOH before his appointment as the Head of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Division in National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) of Ministry of Health, Malaysia in 1985. He took up the role as Chief Pharmacist of Regional Medical Stores in Penang in 1991 and Kelantan State Pharmacist in 1993. From 1998 to 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Director of NPCB as well as the Secretary of Drug Control Authority. He was promoted to the position of Director of NPCB in 2000 and subsequently as Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Services in MOH in 2001. Before his retirement in 2008, he was the Chairman of Asean Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality, Pharmaceutical Products Working Group (ACCSQ – PPWG) from 2002 to 2008.
Dato’ Zin has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018.
YUEN KAH HAY
Professor Yuen was appointed to the Board of the Company on 2 January 2014 as an Executive Director. He obtained a B. Pharm (1st Class Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (“USM”), M.Sc from USM and Ph.D from The School of Pharmacy, University of London. He started his career in 1978 as Pupil Pharmacist in General Hospital Penang. In 1979, he joined USM as a Temporary Lecturer. He was appointed Lecturer of USM from 1983 to 1994, Associate Professor of USM from 1994 to 2001 and Professor from 2001 until he retired from the USM in 2016. Currently, he is an Honorary Professor with USM.
Professor Yuen has attended four (4) out of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018
GOH TIAN HOCK
Mr Goh is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of the Company on 2 January 2014 as an Executive Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Accountancy (Computerised) and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales of United Kingdom and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He started his career in auditing, financial management and corporate finance since 1989 before joining Hovid in 2003.
Mr Goh has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018
HO, SARAH, LEE-MUN
Ms Ho, Sarah, Lee-Mun was appointed to the board of the Company on 1 September 2017 as an Executive Director. She holds a Master of business administrative from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) from University of Auckland in New Zealand. She is a licenced pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand with over 9 years of experience in the healthcare industry, ranging from pharmacy practice in the retail environment, to sales, marketing and operations. She started her career in retail pharmacy and has since then progressed into the pharmaceutical industry in sales and marketing. She was appointed as Head of Sales and Marketing of Hovid Group on 1 July 2016, a position she holds till todate. She was appointed as an Executive Director of Hovid Pharmacy Sdn. bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hovid berhad on 30 June 2017.
Her father, Ho Sue San @ David Ho Sue San, is the Managing Director and major shareholder of the Company.
Ms Sarah Ho has attended four (4) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 June 2018, since her appointment to the Board on 1 September 2017.