YAP KIEN MING, a Malaysian, aged 54, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 18 July 2014. He is also a member of Audit Committee and Chairman of Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Economics and Marketing from the University of Brock, Canada.
He began his career as a Strategic Management Executive with Kein Hing Industries Sdn. Bhd. During his 5 years’ tenure, he had started and headed the Purchasing Department. In addition, Mr Yap had also put in place a stock system besides heading the Purchasing Department. He was also responsible for an integrated stamping, machining and surface grinding line and Sales and Marketing with clients that included Sanden, Sharp, Nippondenso, Matsushita, Clipsal and PDL Switch Gear Manufacturers. He was also responsible for a Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse, a Joint Venture between 3 Japanese manufacturers, namely Tomen, Matsushita, Meiwa and Kein Hing Industries Sdn. Bhd.
Subsequently, he joined Polychem Sdn. Bhd. as Regional Product Manager which is a manufacturers agent for hand tools, cutting tools and non-ferrous materials from United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, where he had served a wide range of industries from automotive, mould and die, oil and gas and electrical, electronics manufacturers.
In the last decade, he was appointed as the Regional Sales Manager for Garryson (now under ATA Tools.), and responsible for the Sales and Marketing for China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. During his tenure, he was involved in the Business Development, Sales and Distribution channels, Technical Training and support to the dealers around the region.
Mr Yap has vast experience in Technical Sales and Cross Cultural marketing in Asia and his primary focus was in the oil and gas, aerospace and shipping industry and is now the Director in Takaso Trading Sdn. Bhd.
Mr Yap holds another Independent Directorship in MSCM Holdings Berhad. He has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.