Dato’ Dr. Mohd Ariff Bin Araff, Chairman (Independent / Non-Executive)
Dato’ Dr. Mohd Ariff Bin Araff was appointed to the Board as a Director and Chairman in November 2009. A PhD. holder in Electrical Engineering from Brunel University (United Kingdom), Dato’ brings to the Group his extensive experience in electrical engineering, and electric utility engineering and management, having worked in various capacities on diverse projects with Tenaga Nasional Berhad for over three decades. Dato’ continues to serve as Director to the Board of TNB Research today. As well as holding such distinguished positions locally, Dato’ is internationally recognised for his expertise – he is a registered UNIDO Expert on Energy Audit and Energy Conservation and an UNCTAD Expert on Power Generation and Transmission Equipment. As he is held in such high regard within his field, Dato’ has been elected onto the board of many notable establishments, including the Malaysia Energy Centre, MIMOS Berhad, the Doble International Engineering Committee (USA) for Transformers, private corporations and banking institutions.
Dato’ Dr. Teoh Seng Foo, Deputy Chairman (Executive)
Dato’ Dr. Teoh Seng Foo was first appointed to the Board as President in December 2001, and since November 2009, has served as Executive Director/Deputy Chairman. A chartered accountant by profession, Dato’ holds multiple professional qualifications and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration, conferred by the renowned University of Abertay Dundee (United Kingdom). As well as being highly qualified in his field, Dato’ brings to the Group his vast corporate and working experience, having held senior management positions in several prestigious multi-national corporations such as Intel Technology, Woodward & Dickerson Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Esquel Group.
Dato’ Teoh Seng Kian, Managing Director (Executive)
Teoh Seng Kian, a mechanical engineering graduate from Australia, was appointed to the Board in December 2001 as Managing Director. He has been an integral part of the Group’s development for almost 20 years, since joining Meda Inc. Berhad in 1993 as the Group Project Director. Teoh has garnered plenty of experience throughout his flourishing career which began with an Australian company specialising in the manufacture of building materials. After amassing a rich understanding of the building industry, Teoh brought his profound knowledge and experience back to Malaysia, where he was appointed as a director of a company involved in quarrying and infrastructure construction.
Chin Wing Wah, Director (Independent / Non-Executive)
Chin Wing Wah, a chartered accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and an associate member of the globally recognised Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) (United Kingdom), has been a respected member of the Board since August 2012. Beginning his career in 1985 as an auditor in public accounting firms, Chin soon moved up to become an assistant accountant in the Mahajaya Berhad group and Crimson Land Berhad. He then served for a significant time as the Chief Operating Officer of a private group, for whom he currently continues to oversee the corporate division. He now lends more than 26 years of experience and his broad understanding of the Malaysian corporate affairs and governance to Meda Inc. Berhad.
Ooi Giap Ch’ng, Director (Independent / Non-Executive)
Ooi Giap Ch’ng, appointed to the Board in December 2001, graduated from the prestigious Australian National University with two Bachelor degrees in law and economics. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1987 and has garnered more than 27 years of experience in legal practice, mainly in the areas of commercial, property and corporate law. He continues to practice today as the partner of a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur.
An Siew Chong, Chief Operating Officer (Executive)
An Siew Chong, appointed on 10 April 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Degree Commerce in Accounting and Marketing from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has 17 years of working experience in property industry mainly in areas of finance, accounting, corporate finance, tax planning, business development and marketing. Prior to joining Meda Inc Bhd he was with Villamas Sdn. Bhd. For approximately 6 years with his last position held as the Senior Vice President.