Dato' Tiong Kwing Hee
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 62, Male, Malaysian
Date of Appointment:
31 July 2019
Member of Board Committees:
- Master’s in Business Economics, Miami University
- Degree in Business Administration, Hanover College
Present Directorship(s) in other Listed Companies:
- EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd
- Mercury Industries Berhad
Dato Tiong Kwing Hee ("Dato' Tiong"), first joined the Board of EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd as an Alternate Director on 18 September 2008 and subsequently appointed as Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer on 2 January 2009. He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of EcoFirst Consolidated Bhd.
Dato' Tiong was appointed as an Executive Director of Mercury Industries Berhad on 7 August 2000. On 20 July 2017, he was re-designated as the Managing Director. He served as a member of the Remuneration Committee of Mercury Industries Berhad until 27 February 2018.
He started his career with Sim Lim Holdings Berhad in 1983 as Executive Officer in charge of corporate finance and was promoted to Manager in 1984 and General Manager in 1985. He left Sim Lim Holdings Berhad in 1987 to venture into the timber industry and became a shareholder cum Director of Marketing in Wansuria Sdn Bhd. He was a substantial shareholder in London Pacific Ltd, a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange between 1988 and 1994.
In 1994, he exited the timber industry by selling off his stake in Wansuria Sdn Bhd. In 1995, he joined D-Systems Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company with exclusive rights to distribute a drywall system from United States of America for the Asia Pacific region, as Chief Executive Officer. In 1997, he was head hunted on a two (2) year contract as an Executive Director of a listed company to prepare that company for corporate restructuring.
In the course of his career, he has been directly involved in various sectors including corporate finance, financial services, manufacturing, plantations, property, construction, education, leisure, entertainment and mineral resources. He has extensive hands-on experience, knowledge and exposure in international business, corporate planning, restructuring and corporate turnaround.
Dato' Tiong does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Meridian Berhad, or any conflict of interest with the Company.