Board of Directors
Profile of Directors
Professor Dato' Dr. See Ching Mey
Aged 62, female, a Malaysian, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Unimech Group Berhad (“UGB”). She was appointed to the Board of UGB on 15 March 2018 as Independent Non-Executive Chairman.
Professor Dato’ Dr. See has a B.A. (Hons), post-graduate Diploma in Education, and a Master of Education from Universiti Malaya. She holds a PhD from the Ohio State University. Her exemplary professional work has been recognised by her alma mater with the award of 100 Buckeyes from the Ohio State University Alumni Association Inc. in 2012, the Susan Jones Sears Distinguished Alumni Award (2009), and the 2007 Alumni Citizenship Award. She is internationally recognised for her expertise and training. She was inducted into the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame, University of Oklahoma Outreach in 2016.
Currently, Professor Dato’ Dr See is a Consultant Educational and Counselling Psychologist at Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre and Adjunct Professor of University Tunku Abdul Rahman.
She was a professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia from 1998 - 2016. She held the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network) position from 2011 – 2016 and the Quality Assurance Manager position from 2010 – 2014. Aside from her academic-research-management responsibilities, she concurrently maintained an active clinical practice providing counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and treatment for children, adolescents, young adults and the elderly since the year 2000.
Dato' Lim Cheah Chooi
Aged 69, male, a Malaysian, is the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 6 March 2000 as Executive Chairman and Managing Director and was re-designated to CEO on 18 March 2013.
Dato’ Lim is the founder of Unimech Group. He has good business acumen and entrepreneurship and has more than forty-two (42) years of experience in manufacturing, trading and engineering in relation with the valves, pipe fitting, burner application and steam engineering systems. His invaluable business experience and vast management knowledge coupled with the business connections established in Malaysia and overseas over the years, has led the Group to become one of the main players in the industry. He is responsible for the long-term strategic planning and development of the Group’s goals and objectives. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
He is the brother of Mr. Lim Kim Guan and the father of Mr. Lim Jun Lin.
Lim Kim Guan,
Aged 64, male, a Malaysian, is the Deputy CEO of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 6 March 2000. He obtained a Bachelor Degree of Science from Science University of Malaysia. He has been with UGB Group for more than thirty-four (34) years and has been instrumental in developing the growth of UGB through his vast experience and technical expertise in marketing strategies and product development. He is the Managing Director of Unimech (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
He is the brother of Dato’ Lim Cheah Chooi and uncle of Mr. Lim Jun Lin.
Han Mun Kuan
Aged 65, male, a Malaysian, is an Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 6 March 2000. With over thirty-six (36) years of experience in the Group, he has gained vast experience in the maintenance, installation and testing of valves and piping systems. He is responsible for the overall business operation of the Group and the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. He is the Managing Director of Unimech Engineering (J.B.) Sdn. Bhd. and sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Lim Jun Lin,
Aged 44, male, a Malaysian, is an Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board on 10 August 2005. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Deakin University, Australia. He commenced his career in 1997 by joining UGB as a Manager. He oversees the business development of overseas subsidiaries and manufacturing operations of the Group. He sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
He is the son of Dato’ Lim Cheah Chooi and nephew of Mr. Lim Kim Guan.
Sim Yee Fuan,
Aged 52, male, a Malaysian, is an Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 4 January 2010. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. He graduated from University of Malaya with Bachelor of Accounting (Honour) and obtained accounting professional qualification from Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northern University of Malaysia. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
He started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) from 1991 to 1995 and had gained the banking experience in Foreign Exchange Administration Department and Banking Supervision Department. During 1995 to 2006, he was attached to public listed companies on Bursa Securities where his job responsibilities were mainly in the areas of accounting, finance and corporate management. He joined UGB as Group Accountant in 2006. Presently he is the Group General Manager of UGB and sits on the Board of several private limited companies. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Saudee Group Berhad, Eurospan Holdings Berhad and SCH Group Berhad.
Teh Eng Aun,
Aged 67, male, a Malaysian, is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board on 1 August 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee, Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Teh obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 1975 and practiced as a Chartered Accountant in public accounting firm between 1981 and 1995. In 1996, he joined a stock broking firm as a dealer’s representative. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate consultancy, financial management and auditing. He is presently a member of the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Presently he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Muar Ban Lee Group Bhd. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Dato' Abdul Rafique Bin Abdul Karim,
Aged 62, male, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 6 March 2000 as Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 March 2011. On 6 April 2018, he was re-designated to Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee.
Dato’ Abdul Rafique is an experienced businessman. After completing his Higher School Certificate in 1974, he joined his family business. In 1975, he set up Syarikat Manora Sdn. Bhd. for venturing into construction and property development businesses. In 1983, owing to his active involvement in the local commercial community, he was selected by the government to undertake an Entrepreneurial Development Course at the International Small Business Institute of Management in United States of America. In 1988, he was elected to the Committee of the Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce and appointed as Vice President in 1990. He subsequently served as Deputy President from 1995 until early 2004. He was also an Executive Council Member of the National Malay Chamber of Commerce from 1998 to 2004. In year 2007, he was appointed as the Honorary Consul General of Pakistan to Penang. He is also the Honorary Advisor of Penang Xiamen Friendship Association, Vice Chairman of Penang State Consultative Goodwill Council and an active member of various business and social organizations. He sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Khairilanuar Bin Tun Abdul Rahman
Aged 53, male, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 1 October 2013. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Khailrilanuar graduated from Institute of Technology Mara in 1988. He was trained as an entrepreneur by Medec unit of UITM in 1989 and started to manage a petrol kiosk. Subsequently, he established his own transport company supplying bonded trucks to multinational freight forwarder in Penang Free Trade Zone. He was a committee member of UMNO Youth in the Kepala Batas Division from 2001 until 2004 and treasurer from 2004 to 2008 in the Youth Wing. He has been a committee member of UMNO in the Kepala Batas Division since 2004 until 2013. Presently he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Muar Ban Lee Group Berhad, Farlim Group (Malaysia) Bhd. and Pensonic Holdings Bhd.
KHOO GIM SEE
Aged 51, female, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of UGB. She was appointed to the Board of UGB on 21 June 2018 as Independent Non-Executive Director. She is a member of the Audit Committee.
Ms Khoo Gim See graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons) in 1994 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice CLP (Malaya) (Hons) in 1995. She was called to the Malaysian Bar Council and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya on 26th October 1996.
Ms Khoo read at the Chamber of Mr. Lim Peng Siew of M/s. Lim Huck Aik & Co. She practised as legal assistant at M/s. San & Associates (1996 – 2001), M/s. May Chan Eiza & Co. (December 2001 - May 2002) and M/s. Ghazi & Lim (June 2002 - May 2003).
She also practised at Messrs Su & Khoo where she was a partner from 1st November 2003 until 31st December 2004. Subsequently, she joint partnership with Tan Chia Min & Co. from 1st January 2005 through 31st December 2006.
Currently she is a partner of Messrs Leong Khoo & Co. since 1st January 2007.
Aged 47, male, Japanese, is an Executive Director of UGB. He was appointed to the Board of UGB on 5 September 2019.
Mr Yoshikazu Yokochi graduated from Mie University, Tsu city, Mie, Japan with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Mr Yokochi joined KITZ Corporation as an Engineer in 1997. He specializes in designing and development of valves and motor actuators. He assumed the position of Chief Engineer in year 2010 and was posted to Houston, Texas, USA until 2015. Upon his return to Japan, he was appointed as the General Manager for Marketing. In 2019, he was assigned as the Chief Engineer under Corporate Strategy. In November 2019 he was posted to Arita Malaysia as a Senior Technical Manager.