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Peter Yong Kuen Fook Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Peter Yong Kuen Fook (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 October 2009, re-designate as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 March 2013 and subsequently re-designate as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 November 2016. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from City University, England in 1982. He has more than 28 years of experience in project management, having started his career as a project engineer in Pathfinder M&E Sdn. Bhd. in 1983 and thereafter held the position as engineer in various companies mainly in the construction sector.

Mr. Peter Yong does not have any directorship in other public company.

He is a shareholder of Hock Heng and does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Low Kim Hock Managing Director

Mr. Low Kim Hock (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as Executive Chairman and Managing Director on 28 November 2008 and subsequently re-designate as Managing Director on 1 March 2013. In 1988, Mr. Low founded Hock Heng Granite Sdn. Bhd. (“HHG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, which paved way for his involvement in the manufacturing of dimension stones and related products. His extensive experience in the dimension stones industry is as a result of over 38 years of hands-on working experience in the industry. Mr. Low has been instrumental to the success, growth and development of the Group. His involvement in the industry started when he began working in his small family-owned business at the age of 18, which specialised in the manufacturing, polishing and engraving of dimension stones.

Through his years of exposure in the dimension stones industry and his extensive travels to foreign countries in search of dimension stones which he believes will have good market potential, he has gained vast experience, knowledge and skills in the selection of quality marble and granite blocks and the efficient processing of dimension stones which are considered crucial for the success of the Group. His responsibilities include developing the overall business strategies and direction, managing the day-to-day operations and business development of the Group.

Mr. Low is a shareholder of the Company and he is the father of Low Yong Seng.

He sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Low Yong Seng Executive Director

Mr. Low Yong Seng (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Executive Director on 12 April 2010. He holds Bachelor of Accounting degree from University of Herfordshine, United Kingdom in 2002. He begins his career with the Group after graduate as an Account Executive in HHG. He has been promoted to Accounts and Finance Manager in 2005. He is responsible for the accounts, finance and investor relationships of the Group.

Mr. Low is a shareholder of the Company and he is the son of Low Kim Hock.

Chong Peng Khang Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Chong Peng Khang (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 October 2009. He holds Bachelor of Accounting degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia in 2002. He began his career as an auditor with Deloittee KassimChan in 2002 and subsequently joined Ernst & Young in 2003. He has been involved in auditing and business advisory services to companies from various industries. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom (“ACCA”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He is currently a Financial Controller in a public listed company in Malaysia.

He is also a Director of Fibon Berhad and TPC Plus Berhad.

He does not have any shares in the Company and does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and members of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company.

Yap Koon Roy Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Yap Koon Roy (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 October 2009. He holds Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Malaya in 1986. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in March 1987 and has been in active legal practice since then. He began his practice in Messrs. Nordin & Phua, Advocates & Solicitors and subsequently started his own practice, Messrs. Yap Koon Roy & Associates in 1997. He has approximately 30 years of experience in the legal services industry and serves as a Committee Member of the Strata Title Board of the Melaka State Government.

Mr. Yap does not have any directorship in other public company.

He is a shareholder of the Company and does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and members of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. He also sits on the Board of a private limited company.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj Independent Non-Executive Director

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj (Male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 4 April 2019. Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah holds Doctor of Humanities (D.Hum) from California Public University. Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah started his career with a world known advertising company called Ogilvy & Mather. Throughout his stint from 1971 to 1975, Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah gained wide knowledge in the advertising and branding industry. Subsequently, Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah venture into construction sector and with his other partners formed Syarikat Pembinaan Setia Sdn. Bhd. which now known as SP Setia Berhad, a public listed company listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In 1997, he relinquished his position in SP Setia Berhad.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah was also appointed as the Chief of Ceremony for the State of Selangor by his late father H.R.H, The Sultan of Selangor in 1978 which carries the title “Y.A.M. Tengku Panglima Diraja Selangor”. Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is also a member of The Council of the Royal Court of Selangor (Dewan DiRaja). In 2016, Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah was appointed as the Tengku Laksamana of Selangor by his brother H.R.H., The Sultan of Selangor.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is also a Director of Goodway Integrated Industries Berhad, WTK Holdings Berhad and LLC Berhad. Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is the Chairman of Malaysia – UAE Business Council appointed by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Malaysia) (MITI).

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah was formerly a Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, Samanda Holding Berhad, MCB Holdings Berhad, SIME UEP, Bina Goodyear Berhad, Baneng Holdings Berhad, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad and QSR Brands Bhd.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah does not have any shares in the Company and does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is the members of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Dr. Suntoro Tjoe Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Suntoro Tjoe (Male), an Indonesian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 4 April 2019. He holds Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Christian University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Information Management from Pacific Western University, California, USA.

Dr. Suntoro Tjoe specializes in providing integrated property and facility management services and at present managing assets worth more than RM2 billion in Malaysia. Prior to his appointment in Malaysia, Dr. Suntoro was an Associate Director of a leading international property consultant in Bangkok where he gained most of his experience in Facility and Property Management in Southeast Asia region when he was assigned to look after commerical and residential projects in Bangkok, Vietnam and Myanmar. His early appointments include Project Engineer in Jakarta, Construction Manager and Estate Manager in Bangkok. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, he is currently a practitioner and educator.

Dr. Suntoro does not have any directorship in other public company.

He does not have any shares in the Company and does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

He is the members of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Dato' Dr. Li Wei Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Dr. Li Wei (Male), a citizen of China, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 April 2019. He holds Bachelor of Business Management from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Master of Business Administration from University of Tongji, Shanghai, China and Doctor of Management from Irish University, England.

Dato’ Dr. Li Wei is the president of DongFangCity Holding Group Bhd; President of Malaysia Shandong Community and President of Malaysia Chinese Commerce International Association. He has led large international conglomerates and made outstanding contributions to the Malaysian business circles. He has been actively expanding in the overseas markets for more than 10 years. Friendly communication and efforts were made with Chinese enterprises on the plan of bilateral cooperation to expand the Malaysian market.

Dato’ Dr. Li Wei is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtua of his indirect interest via his shareholding and directorship in Shi Ji Dong Fang (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Loh Yuet Wah Independent Non-Executive Director

Loh Yuet Wah (Female), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Hock Heng as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 April 2019. Ms. Loh is a long standing director of Shi Ji Dong Fang Group. She has over 10 years of rich experience within Shi Ji Dong Fang Group and its associates. Since joining Shi Ji Dong Fang Group, she has diligently worked her way through various departments in Shi Ji Dong Fang Group. She took charge of the finance and administration department and was instrumental in setting up the corporate financial reporting system and maintaining all statutory records and documents.

During her time in Shi Ji Dong Fang Group, Ms. Loh’s contribution and efforts have been immeasurable during Shi Ji Dong Fang Group’s internal reorganisation, rapid growth and fund raising schemes. She continues to be a reliable and dependable executive ensuring Shi Ji Dong Fang Group’s various interests are properly safeguarded.

Ms. Loh is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtua of her indirect interest via her shareholding and directorship in Shi Ji Dong Fang (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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