Corporate Responsibilities

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Community

As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe and uphold the principles of corporate responsibility in synergy with our commitment to achieve good financial results for our shareholders.

We pledge that our business and its success will be built on proper corporate responsibility, practices and the embracing of ethical business practices and behavior. This foundation and our commitment towards serving the community and society by practicing good governance are instrumental and key to building competitive advantages, customer satisfaction and society peace of mind and the securing of long term acceptance of GUH name.

The way forward in upholding our namesake as one among a list of well-established public listed companies is our endeavor to contribute positively towards the community and society, and also to protect the environment during the course of business.

We believe that corporate responsibility is about promoting long term sustainability of the business through proper conduct, ethical interaction in the market place, work place, environment and the community, and that these processes shall be built on the principles of proper corporate governance. As such, we embrace the guiding wisdom that in the course of business there will be no detrimental effects on society, community and the environment. With that as a foundation, our pursuance of world class products and innovative processes shall result in satisfied customers, stakeholders, shareholders and the society.

Environment

As a responsible Company, we are aware that any business activities will have impacts on the environment. In protecting the environment, GUH endeavors to minimize these impacts by continuously improving its facilities and operations to reduce emissions and discharges along the entire process route from resource environment to output. In addition, GUH plays an active role in educating its associates, employees, suppliers, customers and consumers that global warming to a large extent is caused by the environmental footprint of industries.


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Educate

We are taking initiatives to educate, promote, inform and alert employees, customers and suppliers on the detrimental effects of climate change and global warming through our daily contacts and communication in the course of business.

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Environment Improve Energy Efficiency

We lead by example in our manufacturing operations by implementing steps to improve energy efficiency towards reducing emissions into the atmosphere.

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Environment Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

GUH encourages its employees to take an active role in recycling during the course of work. This is not merely confined to the manufacturing operations but also evidential in the earnest campaigning of the 3Rs of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in the office.

The Company is committed on its current and future actions of conserving energy, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions towards reducing its carbon footprint as a good corporate citizen.


Corporate Governance Statement

The Board of Directors (“the Board”) of GUH Holdings Berhad (“GUH” or “the Company”) is committed to exercise their power and to act bona fide in the best interest and benefit of all shareholders and other stakeholders.

Of equal importance, the Board is committed to ensure that the highest standard of corporate governance is practiced throughout GUH and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) as a key part of the process in building a sustainable business.

Board of Directors

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Tan Sri Dato’ Seri H’ng Bok San, JP


PSM, DPPN, DGPN, DSPN, PKT, PJK

Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri H’ng Bok San is the founder of GUH Circuit Industry (PG) Sdn. Bhd., the Executive Chairman of GUH Holdings Berhad (“GUH”) Group and a substantial shareholder of GUH. He was appointed to the Board of GUH on 6 January 1994. He holds directorships in several other private limited companies.

An experienced and well-known entrepreneur who completed high school examination in the early years with a Certificate in Business Administration and Accounting obtained in Singapore, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri H’ng began his career in various fields from marketing management, business administration to the setting up of businesses and manufacturing. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri H’ng founded Leader Cable Industry Berhad back in 1976 and implemented a restructuring and merger exercise between Leader Cable Industry Berhad and Universal Cable (M) Berhad and established Leader Universal Holdings Berhad as the holding company, which was formerly listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Throughout his career, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri H’ng has been very much involved in the business entrepreneurship and he has gained extensive operational experience in the manufacturing as well as the corporate restructuring and merger exercise and many other fields and industry sectors. He has accumulated in-depth knowledge and recognition over the years.

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Datuk Seri Kenneth H’ng Bak Tee

DGSM, DPNS, DSPN, PKT, PJM

Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director

Datuk Seri Kenneth H’ng Bak Tee has been appointed to the Board as the Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director of GUH since 1 September 2004. He also serves as the Director of all subsidiaries of the Group and several other private limited companies.

He started his career with International Business Machines (IBM) in Kuala Lumpur and IBM in Asia South Pacific Area (ASPA) HQ in Hong Kong. He was also with Leader Universal Holdings Berhad (“Leader”) for 16 years.

Datuk Seri Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Double Honours) in Computers Science and Combinatoric & Optimization and also holds a Master of Applied Science (Management Science) in University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently a Fellow Member of the Institute of Approved Company Secretaries, an Affiliate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Member of the Registered Financial Planner.

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Dato’ Harry H’ng Bak Seah

DSPN, PJK

Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Harry H’ng Bak Seah was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director of GUH on 13 January 1994. He also holds directorships in several other local and overseas private limited companies.

Upon completing his high school education, he began his career in the operations and manufacturing of pewter and magnet wire. Subsequently, he ventured into the telecommunications and power cable business. He has held various positions from the Group Managing Director of Leader Universal Holdings Berhad since 1993 until the appointment as the Executive Vice Chairman from 1997 to 2005. Throughout his career, Dato’ Harry gained extensive experience which enhanced his knowledge in the manufacturing operations and diversified business environment over the years.

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Datin Seri Jessica H’ng Hsieh Ling

Non-Executive Director

Datin Seri Jessica H’ng Hsieh Ling was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 20 February 2001. She is a member of the Remuneration Committee appointed by the Board. She holds directorships in several other private limited companies.

Datin Seri Jessica graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Accounting and she also obtained a Master of Science Degree, majoring in Taxation from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. Upon completing her tertiary education, Datin Seri Jessica started her career by holding various major key positions in multinational companies and gained extensive knowledge and experience in corporate finance and business management prior to joining Leader Universal Holdings Berhad.

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Dato’ Dr. Gan Kong Meng

DSDK, PSPP, SDK, DJN, BCN, SMP, AMK, KMN, PPA, PhD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Dr. Gan Kong Meng was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2015. He serves as Chairman of Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Share Grant Plan Committee. He is also the member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management & Sustainability Committee of the Board. He was previously the Senior Vice President for corporate integrity/ surveillance & security and Chairman for credit review and risk assessment/investor relations of a private limited company until 15 March 2020. Key responsibilities include implementing internal controls, working with relevant authorities and adopting important rules such as those relating to business relations and those relating to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Dato’ Dr. Gan graduated from the University Science Malaysia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics & Mathematics, a Master of Social Science Degree in Anthropology/Sociology and he also obtained a PhD in Drug Research.

Dato’ Dr. Gan served in the Royal Malaysia Police for more than 30 over years before retiring in early January 2015. He was the OCPD of Georgetown, Penang, OCCI of Kuala Lumpur City and he also held various positions in special branch, management as well as public order. Dato’ Dr. Gan’s vast experience will benefit the Group in reinforcing the security and risk management issues.

Save as aforesaid disclosed, Dato’ Dr. Gan does not have any family relationship with and is not related with any Director and/or major shareholder of GUH nor has any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

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Ms. Phoon Yee Min

 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Phoon Yee Min has been appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of GUH on 30 May 2022. She serves as the Chairlady of Audit Committee and Risk Management & Sustainability Committee and member of Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Share Grant Plan Committee of the Board. Ms. Phoon also sits on the Board of a few public listed companies, namely Mi Technovation Berhad and Coraza Integrated Technology Berhad.

Ms. Phoon graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM). She is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Ms. Phoon is familiar with financial reporting standards and has extensive experience in providing internal audit, risk management and process improvement engagements to clients in various industries in Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia through her career in an international audit firm in the past. 

She is currently a Partner of MCM International Consultancy PLT, a consulting firm that provides outsource internal audit and enterprise risk management services, due diligence services, business proposals, policies and procedures establishment, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and compliance services.

Save as aforesaid disclosed, Ms. Phoon does not have any family relationship with and is not related with any Director and/or major shareholder of GUH nor has any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

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Mr. Teng Chang Yeow

 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Teng Chang Yeow has been appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of GUH on 30 May 2022. He serves as the member of Audit Committee, Risk Management & Sustainability Committee and Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Teng also sits on the Board of several local private limited companies.

Mr. Teng graduated from the Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree. He was a State Executive Councillor (EXCO) from 2004-2008 holding the portfolio of Tourism Development and Environment. He served as the Chairman of Nominating Committee, member of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of GCCP Resources Ltd.

Save as aforesaid disclosed, Mr. Teng does not have any family relationship with and is not related with any Director and/or major shareholder of GUH nor has any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

Board Committee

 Audit Committee

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Ms. Phoon Yee Min (Chairlady)

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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Dato’ Dr. Gan Kong Meng

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Teng Cang Yeow

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

 Nomination Committee

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Dato' Dr. Gan Kong Meng (Chairman)

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Ms. Phoon Yee Min

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Teng Chang Yeow

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

 Remuneration Committee

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Dato' Dr. Gan Kong Meng (Chairman)

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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Ms. Phoon Yee Min

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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Datin Seri Jessica H'ng Hsieh Ling

(Non-Executive Director)

 Risk Management & Sustainability  Committee

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Ms. Phoon Yee Min (Chairlady)

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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Dato' Dr. Gan Kong Meng

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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Mr. Teng Chang Yeow

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Board Charter

Introduction

The Board of Directors ("the Board") of GUH Holdings Berhad (“GUH” or “the Company”) regard Corporate Governance as vitally important to the success of GUH’s businesses and is unreservedly committed to applying the principles necessary to ensure that the following principles of good governance are practised in all of its business dealings of its shareholders and relevant stakeholders:-

  • The Board is the focal point of the Company's Corporate Governance system.  It is ultimately accountable and responsible for the performance and affairs of the Company.

  • All Board members are expected to act in a professional manner, thereby upholding the core values of integrity and enterprise with due regard to their fiduciary duties and responsibilities.

  • All Board members are responsible to the Company for achieving a high level of governance.

  • This Board Charter shall continue and form an integral part of each Director's duties and responsibilities. 

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