Dr Teh Chee Ghee, a Malaysian, age 56, is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 15 March 2021.
In August 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from University of Malaya. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration in October 2001 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Credit Management in August 2010, both from University of Malaya. He has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since September 1993, a member of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (now known as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants) since January 1994, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation (now known as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia) since March 1994, and a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (now known as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) since September 1996.
He began his career when he joined HRM Sdn Bhd (a company under Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad) in April 1990 as Associate Consultant, where he assisted in providing consultancy services in relation to corporate and business expansion matters. He was transferred to Arthur Andersen HRM (Management Services) Sdn Bhd in May 1990 when Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad and Arthur Andersen & Co merged in May 1990. Over the years, he held several positions in the firm, and since November 1990, he served in the audit and business advisory division of Arthur Andersen & Co before he left in February 1994.
In February 1994, he joined CWS Washroom Services (M) Sdn Bhd (a company under CWS International AG) as Finance and Administration Manager, where he was responsible for the finance and administrative functions of the company. In September 1995, he was appointed as Regional Finance Controller (Peninsular Malaysia) of Gold Coin Feedmills (M) Sdn Bhd (a company under the Zuellig Group) after CWS Washroom Services (M) Sdn Bhd was acquired by the Zuellig Group, where he oversaw the overall finance and administrative functions of the company for Peninsular Malaysia region.
In July 1996, he left Gold Coin Feedmills (M) Sdn Bhd and joined Engtex Sdn Berhad (a subsidiary of Engtex Group Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities) in August 1996 as Group Financial Controller, a position he held until 2003, where he was responsible for financial planning and accounting functions of the company and its related companies. On top of his role as the Group Financial Controller, he was also involved in several roles during his tenure with Engtex Group Berhad. He was the Personal Assistant to the Group Managing Director since January 2000 where he assisted the Group Managing Director in the planning and coordination of all operational matters. In May 2001, he was appointed as Company Secretary of Engtex Group Berhad.
In May 2006, he resigned from all positions in Engtex Group Berhad and in June 2006, he joined TH Group Berhad (now known as TH Group Sdn Bhd), a company previously listed on the Main Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange until May 2009, as Personal Assistant to the Group Managing Director. He was responsible for assisting the Group Managing Director on overall corporate and business matters involving strategic business development and new business opportunities. He was also the Acting Chief Operating Officer of Nilai Medical Centre (owned by Asiaprise Biotech Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of TH Group Sdn Bhd) from February 2010 to October 2010, where he took the lead in the day-to-day operations of the medical centre.
In October 2010, he left TH Group Sdn Bhd and joined TSH Resources Berhad as General Manager (Strategic Planning and Operations), where he was responsible for reviewing the feasibility of potential projects and investment opportunities, undertaking due diligence audits on projects and presenting findings to the Group Managing Director, as well as implementing and monitoring the progress of approved projects.
In October 2012, he left the corporate sector and joined the School of Business of Monash University Malaysia as Senior Lecturer, until January 2022. He mainly lectures in the field of accounting and finance. Between January 2014 and February 2016, he was appointed as the Head of Research of SERC Sdn Bhd on a retainer basis. He retired early at 55 from Monash University Malaysia in January 2022.
Further, he also held directorships in several public listed companies in Malaysia. In July 2001, he was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director in Fiamma Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities, until December 2018. In March 2015, he was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director in Cybertowers Berhad (now known as Parlo Berhad), a company listed on the ACE Market, until May 2018.
In January 2009, he was appointed to the board of Engtex Group Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director and in August 2018, was re-designated to Chairman – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He left Engtex Group Berhad in May 2021. In August 2019, he was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director of ACO Group Berhad, a company listed on the ACE Market, a position he presently assumes.
In June 2020, he was appointed to the board of Flexidynamic Holdings Berhad, a company listed on ACE Market of Bursa Securities, as Independent Non-Executive Chairman and resigned in January 2021. In January 2021, he was appointed to the board of K. Seng Seng Corporation Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities, as Independent Non-Executive Director, a position he presently assumes. In September 2021, he was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of LGMS Berhad, a position he presently assumes.
In February 2022, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Engtex Group Berhad, where he is responsible for overseeing the overall business operations.