Mr. Teck Lim Chia is the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since inception of our Group, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the strategy and decision making of our Group. He has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas related industries and business management. Before founding our Group, Mr. Chia was employed by a company based in Shenzhen, PRC which was principally engaged in the fuel oil business from April 2006 to June 2008, with his last position held as general director. From June 2008 to September 2011, he served as an executive director of a company which was then listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) and principally engaged in the international supply of fuel oil and bunkering business. From October 2011 to January 2017, Mr. Chia served as a director of an oil trading company. Mr. Chia received a bachelor’s degree in business administration management from the Oklahoma State University in December 1988 and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Management & Technology in June 2012.
Mr. Ramasamy Logeswaran is the director primarily responsible for the market development in the South East Asia region. Mr. Logeswaran joined our Group in October 2020. Mr. Logeswaran graduated from the Northern University of Malaysia (University Utara Malaysia) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in July 1997. From September 1997 to March 1998, he worked as a management trainee of Aurora Tankers Sdn. Bhd. From April 1998 to April 2002, he served at KL Maritime (M) Sdn. Bhd., with his last position held as head of shipbroking operation. From March 2003 to May 2004, he was a shipbroker at EverGreen Milestone Sdn. Bhd. From June 2004 to February 2006, he was a shipbroker at Nautica Chartering Sdn. Bhd. From March 2006 to March 2015, he was the chief operating officer at KIC Oil & Gas Sdn. Bhd. Since June 2015, he served as a director of KL Bunkering (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Dato’ Sri Kam Choy Ho is our director primarily responsible for advising on strategy, policy, performance and other general matters of our Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the commercial management of vessels in the shipping industry. Apart from our Group, he has been a director of R.H. Pacific Shipping (Agencies) Limited (previously known as Hotama Pacific Shipping (Agencies) Limited) since August 1997, a company that primarily engages in shipping and transportation of bulk/bagged cargo, and he is responsible for supervising the business operation and general management. He joined Straits Energy Resources Berhad (previously known as Straits Inter Logistics Berhad), shares of which are listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (stock code: 0080), in August 2016 as a non-independent and non-executive director and was re-designated as an executive director in January 2017. He is currently the group managing director of Straits Energy Resources Berhad, and is responsible for the overall business management and strategic development.
Mr. Ulf Lothar Naujeck is our independent director, the chairman of compensation committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Naujeck has over 25 years of experience in procurement and management. From July 1994 to July 2019, he was employed by Hapag-Lloyd AG, an international container liner operator, with his last position as a senior director of purchasing and supply. Mr. Naujeck graduated from the University of Hagen (FernUniversität in Hagen) with a diploma in business in September 2001.
Ms. Karen Yee Lynn Cheah is our independent director, the chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee, and a member of the audit committee and compensation committee. Ms. Cheah is a solicitor in Malaysia and has over 20 years of practice experience in the legal field. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1995 and commenced full practice since then. Ms. Cheah’s current primary focus is in information technology and data privacy, mergers & acquisition, regulatory compliance, foreign direct investments, corporate and commercial contracts, real estate transactions, banking and finance, private wealth management, as well as non-contentious tax areas. Ms. Cheah was the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Malaysian Bar from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Cheah currently is the President of Malaysian Bar and chairman of Malaysian Bar Council. Ms. Cheah obtained a bachelor’s degree in laws from the University of London in 1993 and the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994.
Mr. Koon Liang Ong is our independent director, the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Ong has over 21 years of experience in providing auditing, taxation, liquidation and other assurance services to companies in Malaysia. He joined Ong & Wong Chartered Accountants in September 2000 as a junior associate and is currently an audit partner of the firm. Mr. Ong has served as a director of O & W Tax Consultants Sdn. Bhd. since April 2013 up to the present. Mr. Ong has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant in Malaysia since July 2004, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since August 2005, an approved auditor of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia since February 2013 and a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia since March 2014. Mr. Ong graduated from the University of Manchester in June 2000 with a bachelor of arts in economic and social studies (major in accounting).
Mr. Khai Fei Wong is our independent director, and a member of the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Wong has over 14 years of experience in auditing, taxation and corporate secretarial matters. He began his professional career in June 2008 with Indah Secretarial (KL) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Cheng & Co Secretarial Sdn Bhd) as a secretarial assistant. In July 2013, Mr. Wong set up a corporate secretarial firm which principally engages in provision of corporate secretarial, dissolution and tax advisory services. Mr. Wong has served a manager of OKL Taxation Services Sdn Bhd since 2020. Mr. Wong has been a licensed company secretary of the Companies Commission of Malaysia since July 2014, an associate member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia since October 2020 and a licensed tax agent of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia since December 2021. Mr. Wong graduated from The University of Sheffield in July 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in arts.