Board of Directors

The Group is headed by an effective board which assume responsibility for its leadership and control and is collectively responsible for promoting its success by directing and supervising its affairs. The Directors take decisions objectively in the best interests of the Group through good Corporate Governance practices.

The management and operations of OFIH Group as a whole is under the supervision of and leadership of Datuk Seri Son Chen Chuan, Group Managing Director and Datuk Son Tong Leong, Group Chief Executive Officer. The Top Management are assisted by the Senior Management, Departmental Managers and Head of Departments in the day-to-day operations of the OFIH Group.
Tan Sri Dato’ Azizan Bin Husain
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Azizan bin Husain (“Tan Sri Azizan”) was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 8 June 2000. He is also a member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. Tan Sri Azizan is currently the Chairman of other private companies.

Tan Sri Azizan holds a B. A. Honours Degree and Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Malaya and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Boulder, United States of America.

Tan Sri Azizan started his career with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1967 and retired in 1999 as the Secretary-General in the Ministry of Defence, Malaysia. Prior to his retirement, he had progressed on and gained vast experience from various departments in the civil service. During his years with the Government Service, he has served as Assistant Secretary with the Centre for Development Studies and Economic Planning Unit in Prime Minister’s Department, Director of Economic Planning Unit, Sabah, Sabah State Director of Development, Deputy Secretary-General with Ministry of Land and Regional Development, Deputy Director-General (Sectoral) Economic Planning Unit with Prime Minister’s Department, Director of Public Sector Companies Monitoring Division in the Ministry of Finance and Deputy Secretary-General (Operation) with the Ministry of Finance.

Tan Sri Azizan has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year. Tan Sri Azizan does not hold shares in the Company and is not related to any Director and/or major shareholders of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
Datuk Seri Son Chen Chuan
Group Managing Director

Datuk Seri Son Chen Chuan (“Datuk Seri Son”) is currently the Group Managing Director.

Datuk Seri Son is the founder of the Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”). He is the driving force of the Group. With his decade long experience in the industry and extensive knowledge gained through the years, he formulates and implements the Group’s corporate strategy. He also develops new products for both local and overseas market, ensuring that the quality of products and packaging are high, keeping close contact with the local and overseas distributors to obtain suggestions and feedback on the OFI products. Datuk Son had through the years foster close relationships with the suppliers and customers. Datuk Seri Son has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year.

Datuk Seri Son is related to Datuk Son Tong Leong (son) and Datuk Son Tong Eng (son). He is a substantial shareholder in the Company by virtue of his direct and indirect interests in the shareholdings held by himself and his children and via his shareholding in Apendo Capital Sdn. Bhd. and Summer Legend Sdn. Bhd. Other than the recurrent related party transactions, he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
Datuk Son Tong Leong
Group Chief Executive Officer

Datuk Son Tong Leong was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the Edith Cowan University, Australia. He began his career in 1994 as the Factory Manager of OFI, was promoted to General Manager of the Company in 1998. In 2018, he was designed from Executive Director to Group Chief Executive Officer of OFI, OFM and OFIP. He is in charge of the overall corporate administration, human resources, marketing and operations of the Company.

He has maintained excellent relationship with staffs of all levels, customers, suppliers and the Company’s business partners. He also oversees the running of the factory machineries and ensures that production works are carried out smoothly in compliance with the ISO and HACCP standards. He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year.

He is a shareholder of the Company and is related to Datuk Seri Son Chen Chuan (father) and Datuk Son Tong Eng (brother), all of whom are Directors of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
Datuk Son Tong Eng
Executive Director

Datuk Son Tong Eng was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology, Kuala Lumpur. He has more than ten (10) years of experience in the food industry and is currently the Factory Manager of OFI. He oversees the running of the factory machineries and ensures that production works are carried out smoothly in compliance with the MS ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP standards. He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year.

He is a shareholder of the Company and is related to Datuk Seri Son Chen Chuan (father) and Datuk Son Tong Leong (brother), all of whom are the Directors of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
Mr. Lim Hwa Yu
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lim Hwa Yu (“Mr. Lim”) was appointed to the Board on 23 February 1999. He is also a member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Mr. Lim qualified as an Accountant from the United Kingdom in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom; Fellow of the Institute of Taxation, United Kingdom, and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He is a partner of a public accounting firm, H.Y. Lim & Co. He has extensive experience in the field of corporate planning and management. He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year.

Mr. Lim does not hold shares in the Company and is not related to any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.
Mr. Lim Keat Sear
Non Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lim Keat Sear was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2000. He also serves as a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He has been in the snack and confectionery business for more than twenty (20) years. He joined Syarikat Perniagaan Chong Mah Sdn. Bhd., a distributor of snack food and confectionery in 1973 and became a director of the Company in 1978. He has attended all four (4) Board meetings held in the financial year.

He is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of his direct and indirect interest via Syarikat Perniagaan Chong Mah Sdn. Bhd., Thung Shung (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Summer Legend Sdn. Bhd and is not related to any of the Directors of the Company. Other than the recurrent related party transactions, he does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past five (5) years.