Ivory Properties Group Berhad

Board of Directors

Dato' Low Eng Hock

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Low Eng Hock, a Malaysian, is the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also a Member of the Remuneration Committee. He has been instrumental in the growth, success and development of the Group. Dato’ Low is mainly responsible for the overall strategic business direction of the Group. In 1985, he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Distinction from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Upon graduation, he joined Low Theon & Sons Sendirian Berhad and was put in charge of several large-scale infrastructure projects.

In 1991, he began his career as a property developer via his involvement in the Penang Gold Coast mixed development adjacent to Queensbay Mall in Persiaran Bayan Indah. In 1999, he established Ivory Associates Sdn Bhd, the first company in the Group. Since then, under his progressive vision, pragmatic approach and proven leadership, the Group has become one of the leading property developers in Penang. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.

Dr Asairinachan @ Aravinachan A/L Kunjamboo

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Asairinachan @ Aravinachan A/L Kunjamboo, a Malaysian, is the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Honours Degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1972. He holds a Master of Science from Imperial College, London and also a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in Management (Diploma from Malaysian Institute of Management) and Accounting and Finance (Certified Diploma from ACCA).

He is an Environmental Consultant by profession with 38 years of vast experience. He started his career in 1972 with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur ("DBKL") as Manager and served for 22 years in DBKL Thereafter, he joined Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd from 1994 to 2000 where he was an Executive Director. Presently, he is the Managing Director and Shareholder of Waste Stream Management Sdn Bhd, a company dealing in consultancy and training in waste water management.

Dato’ Haji Arifin bin Haji Awang

Executive Director

Dato’ Haji Arifin Haji Awang, a Malaysian, started his career as an officer with the Ministry of Primary Industries (Kuala Lumpur) in 1980. In 1983, he became the Deputy Director of the Penang state Economic Planning Unit (Unit Perancangan Ekonomi Negeri or UPEN) for three years before taking on the role of Land Administrator at the Central Seberang Perai (Bukit Mertajam) District and Land Office for the next 10 years.

In 1997, he became the Deputy Director of the Penang Land and Mines Office before being promoted as its Director in 2004. Dato’ Haji Arifin helmed the position for the next 12 years. Having amassed 30 years of experience in land management matters, Dato’ Haji Arifin is also an expert in land laws and land administration which also include strata and development legislations.

Ooi Choi Kiat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Ooi Choi Kiat, a Malaysian, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is a Member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. He graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Housing, Building and Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He has extensive experience in infrastructure projects including highway and bridge construction, earthworks, waterworks and telecommunications facilities mainly in the Klang Valley.

His career started in 1983 when he took up the position of Project Manager with Unisoon Development (M) Sdn Bhd. In 1989, he left and established Mawar Abadi (M) Sdn Bhd, a building contractor company and was its Managing Director since 1990.

Loh Chye Teik

Independent Non-Executive Director

Loh Chye Teik, a Malaysian, is the Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. He graduated from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) in 1984.

He is the Partner of PKF Chartered Accountants and the Managing Director of Interesources Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd. He is a member of both the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He started his career as an Auditor in a chartered accountants firm in Penang in 1985. In 1994, he set up his own auditing and accounting firm, Tan & Loh Chartered Accountants and held the position of the Managing Partner. In 2010, Tan & Loh Chartered Accountants affiliated with PKF, an international chartered accounting firm. Presently, he also sits on the Board of other public listed companies namely Yen Global Berhad, JHM Consolidation Berhad and Olympia Industries Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director.

Lim Hock Siu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Hock Siu, a Malaysian, is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee. He started his career in 1978 with Syarikat Soon Theam (now known as ECM Libra Investment Bank Berhad) after obtaining his Higher School Certificate. Thereafter in 1980, he joined Expandite Sdn Bhd ("Expandite"), a global company involves in the supply of specialty chemicals to the construction industry.

In 1991, Expandite and Fosroc Sdn Bhd ("Fosroc") merged and he was promoted to Technical Sales Executive of Fosroc. In 1997, he was promoted to Branch Manager of Fosroc Penang and in 2003, he was seconded to Fosroc Thailand as adviser to the Chief Executive Officer. In the following year, he was assigned to the position of Fosroc as Regional Sales Manager. He was the Northern Region Branch Manager of Fosroc from 2005 until his resignation in 2009.

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