Board of Directors

Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Bin Sepawi

Non Independent Executive Chairman

Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed, is at the forefront of the Company, leading it in good corporate governance practices and establishment of an effective Board. He holds a Master’s degree in Forest Products Utilisation from Oregon State University, United States and has more than 32 years of experience in forestry and plantation management and the manufacturing of forest products.  In the area of planting of oil palm in Sarawak, he has more than 23 years of experience. Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed is also the Chairman of 2 other public listed companies, namely Ta Ann Holdings Berhad and Naim Holdings Berhad.

Dato Wong Kuo Hea

Executive Director

Dato Wong has vast experience in both the timber and oil palm industries and champions sustainable management practices.  His persistence and drive for excellence has steered the Company to better performance. Dato Wong communicates well and has the learning agility to quickly adapt to the everchanging landscape of the oil palm industry. His leadership skills have also put the Group in good standing in the marketplace.

Hasmawati Binti Sapawi

Non Independent Non-Executive Director

Hasmawati Sapawi holds a Master of Business Administration Australia and a Master of Environment Management (Development Planning), Malaysia. She is currently the Deputy State Financial Secretary Of Sarawak. She joined the State Financial Secretary’s Office in 2006, prior to which she had worked in a state agency and a government-linked company. She also sits on the boards of several state government-linked companies.

Datu Haji Soedirman Bin Haji Aini

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datu Haji Soedirman is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has attended the Macro Economic Policy and Management Program at Harvard University. Prior to his retirement from the State Government on 31 December 2018, he was the General Manager of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). Datu Haji Soedirman is a Director of a public listed company, namely Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Permodalan Nasional Berhad and other various government-linked companies and Non-Governmental Organisations.

Brigadier General Dato’ Muhammad Daniel Bin Abdullah (Retired)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Brigadier General Dato’ Muhammad Daniel graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Camberley, United Kingdom and is also a graduate in Defence and Strategic Studies from University of Malaya. He had a distinguished career in the Malaysian Armed Forces for 39 years, before retiring from active military service on 15 June 2015.

Dato Chia Chu Fatt

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chia Chu Fatt is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He is also the proprietor of Andy Chia & Co., a chartered accountants’ firm which he established in 1987. He has 44 years of working experience in chartered accountants’ firms, 4 of which were with a medium-sized firm in London, UK. Chia Chu Fatt is a Director of a public listed company, namely Ta Ann Holdings Berhad.

Dato Awang Bemee Bin Awang Ali Basah 

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato Awang Bemee holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Borneo Sarawak. He is a practising lawyer since 1984 and a partner of the legal firm, Messrs. Awang, Lai, Sandhu and Co. Currently he is the Chairman of the Kuching Port Authority.