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 Non-Independent Managing Director
Lau Choo Chin Independent Deputy Managing 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 -
Position: Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Male)
Member: Audit Committee

Datu Haji Mohammed Sepuan Bin Anu, a Malaysia aged 75, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 17 July 2914. He graduated from Cranfield University of the United Kingdom in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture Engineering. He started his career as an Assistant Agriculture Officer in the Department of Agriculture Sarawak in 1968. He was appointed as Director of the Integrated Agriculture Development Project Samarahan in 1994 and later served as Director of Agriculture from 2001 until March 2006. He later served as Agriculture Advisor in the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture Sarawak till April 2007. He was appointed as a member of the Public Services Commission Malaysia from 2011 to 2014.

He has no family relationship with any Director of major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad and has no conflict of interest with the Group.

Datuk Lau Nai Hoh -
Position: Non-Independent Managing Director (Male)
Member: Remuneration Committee

Datuk Lau Nai Hoh, a Malaysian aged 70, 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 the growth and development of the Group. He has approximately 31 years of experience in the marine industry.

He first established Tuong Aik (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd. in late 1977 dealing initially with marine paint and hardware. In the early 1990s, he 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 the 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.

He is the major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad and the father of Lau Choo Chin, the Deputy Managing Director of TAS Offshore Berhad. He is deemed interested in the transactions entered into with the related parties which are carried out in the ordinary course of business, as detailed in the notes to the financial statements. Except as disclosed therein, he has no personal interest in any other business arrangement with the Company.

Lau Choo Chin -
Position: Non-Independent Deputy Managing Director (Male)

Lau Choo Chin, a Malaysian aged 46, 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 and involved with the coordination of shipbuilding activities. He has more than 23 years of experience in shipbuilding and project management activities especially related 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.

He is the son of Datuk Lau Nai Hoh, the Non-Independent Managing Director and major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad. As such, he is deemed interested in the transactions entered into with the related parties which are carried out in the ordinary course of business, as detailed in the notes to the financial statements. Except as disclosed therein, he has no personal interest in any other business arrangement with the Company.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Jamil Bin Johari -
Position: Independent Non-Executive Director (Male)
Chairman: Nomination Committee
Member: Audit Committee

Tan Sir Dato’ Seri Mohd Jamil Bin Johari, a Malaysian aged 74, 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, Washington State, USA. 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 and also a member of the Board of Trustees for the First Division Malay Charitable Trust Board.

He has no family relationship with any Detector or major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad and has no conflict of interest with the Group.

Ling Ka Chuan -
Position: Independent Non-Executive Director (Male)
Chairman: Remuneration Committee
Member: Audit and Nomination Committees

Ling Ka Chuan, a Malaysian aged 63, 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.

He has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad and has no conflict of interest with the Group.

Lau Kiing Yiing -
Position: Independent Non-Executive Director (Male)
Chairman: Audit Committee
Member: Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Lau Kiing Yiing, a Malaysian aged 66, 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 businesses while with Ernst and Whinney (now known as Ernst and Young). With over 41 years of experience, he is well versed in corporate reporting, corporate finance, restructuring work, auditing, and taxation matters.

He has no family relationship with any Detector or major shareholder of TAS Offshore Berhad and has no conflict of interest with the Group.

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