TAS Offshore Berhad's Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Name Designation
Datu Haji Mohammed Sepuan Bin Anu Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Datuk Lau Nai Hoh Group Managing Director/Executive Director
Lau Choo Chin Deputy Managing Director/Executive Director
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Jamil Bin Johari Independent Non-Executive Director
Ling Ka Chuan Independent Non-Executive Director
Lau Kiing Yiing Independent Non-Executive Director

Directors’ Profile

The profiles of our Directors are set out below :-

Datu Haji Mohammed Sepuan Bin Anu – Independent Non-Executive Chairman
A Malaysian aged 69, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 17 July 2014. He graduated from Cranfield University of the United Kingdom in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agricultural Engineering.
He started his career as an Assistant Agricultural Officer in the Department of Agricultural Sarawak in 1968. He was appointed as Director of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project Samarahan in 1994 and later served as Director of Agriculture from 2001 until March 2006. He then served as the Agriculture Advisor in the Ministry of Modernization of Agriculture Sarawak till April 2007. He was appointed as a member of the Public Services Commission Malaysia from 2011 to 2014.

Datuk Lau Nai Hoh – Group Managing Director/Executive Director
A Malaysian aged 64, is the founder of TAS Group and was appointed as our Non-Independent Group Managing Director on 18 March 2008. He has been instrumental in our growth and development of the Group. He has approximately 25 years of experience in the marine industry.

He first established TASSB in late 1977 dealing initially with marine paint and hardware but ventured into ship repairing and shipbuilding activities and in early 2002, Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. was established to specialise in building various types of Tugboats to cater for the needs of the mining, timber and oil and gas industries.

As our founder, he brings with him not only the technical and management expertise from his extensive experience in Shipbuilding Industry but also the valuable network of business contacts that he established over the years. He is primarily responsible for planning and developing our strategic business direction.

Lau Choo Chin – Deputy Managing Director/Executive Director
A Malaysian aged 40, was appointed as our Non-Independent Deputy Managing Director on 18 March 2008. He graduated with a Diploma in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Malaysia in 2001.

Before joining Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. in 2005, he was with Tuong Aik (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd. for 8 years involving with the coordination of shipbuilding activites. He has more than 17 years of experience in shipbuilding and project management related especially to the Oil and Gas Industry.

He has been instrumental in developing the Middle-East market and in spearheading the development of engineering design for big vessels used by the oil and gas industry. His in-depth knowledge in vessel manufacturing and established business network will continue to benefit us.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Jamil Bin Johari – Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian aged 68, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2009. He is a graduate from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and a Diploma in Education. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, US.

He joined the Royal Malaysian Police in January 1971 as Chief Inspector and retired with the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police in May 2002. Thereafter, he was appointed as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei until July 2004. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Pengamanan, an NGO dedicated to matters concerning law and order issues. He is also a member of the Task Force appointed by the Enforcement Agency Independent Commission to conduct enquiry concerning death in Police Custody in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Ling Ka Chuan – Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian aged 57, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2009. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1983.

He started his career with Jabatan Kerja Raya in Kuching in 1983 and was the Senior Executive Engineer when he left in 1998 to venture into the private sector.

Lau Kiing Yiing – Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian aged 60, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2009. He graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce degree . He holds professional memberships in the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Taxation. He is also a Fellow member of CPA Australia, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

His working experience commenced with auditing various business while with Ernst and Whinney (now known as Ernst and Young). With over 35 years of experience, he is well versed in corporate reporting, auditing and taxation matters. He also has extensive knowledge in corporate finance and restructuring work. He is currently a partner of an accounting firm, Crowe Horwath.

He is a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of Hock Seng Lee Berhad.