Profile of Directors

Adnan Bin Zainol
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Malaysian – Male – 68
Appointed to our Board: 11 May 2015
Meeting Attendance: 5/6 (83%)
Member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Audit Committees.

Present Directorship(s) with Other Public Listed Companies: Independent Non-Executive Director of Orion Group Berhad
  • Bachelor of Economics in 1978, University Malaya.
  • Accumulated over 20 years of working experience in the banking industry. He started his career in 1978 serving various positions in Malayan Banking Berhad and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad until his retirement in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he did general management consulting work on a freelance basis, assisting organisations in fundraising as well as to improve their cash flow management.

Chew Ne Weng
Managing Director/President

Malaysian – Male – 58 – Co-founder
Appointed to our Board: 11 May 2015
Meeting Attendance: 6/6 (100%)
Member of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1987, National University of Singapore
  • Accumulated over 30 years of experience within the engineering industry.
  • He started his career in 1987 as an Engineer at Cairnhill Precision Private Limited, Singapore and Co-founded QES Group on 4 October 1991
  • As Managing Director/President, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) such as the implementation of policies on technical and financial operations, business plans for operating units as well as the execution of quality management system.

Liew Soo Keang
Executive Director

Malaysian – Male – 59
Appointed to our Board: 11 May 2015
Meeting Attendance: 6/6 (100%)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) (First Class) from University Malaya in 1987.
  • Accumulated over 30 years of experience in the engineering industry. He began his career in 1987 with Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd. where he was tasked with various roles including semiconductor test equipment maintenance, services and overseeing testing operations.
  • He joined QES (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. in 1997 as Operations Director. He was responsible mainly for the business development activities in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia before assuming a wider regional portfolio in 2000 when he was appointed to the board of directors of QES (Asia-Pacific) Sdn. Bhd.

Chia Gek Liang
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian – Male – 59
Appointed to our Board: 11 May 2015
Meeting Attendance: 6/6 (100%)
Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees – Member of the Audit Committee.
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, in 1985 and 1993.
  • Bachelor of Laws Hons (2nd Upper) from the University of London in 2010.
  • Obtained his Certificate in Legal Practice in 2011 and was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2012.
  • He began his career in 1985 in the engineering industry with SGS-Thomson Microelectronics Pte. Ltd. In Singapore for 6 years.
  • In 1992, he joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in the corporate finance division. During his 9 years tenure in investment banking he was involved in a wide variety of assignments which include initial public offerings, debt and equity funding raising, mergers and acquisitions, reverse take-over, corporate and debt restructuring and privatisation exercises.
  • In 2013, he started practising law as an Associate where he was primarily involved in providing corporate legal services.
  • Since January 2019, he has resumed doing general consulting works.

Hoh Chee Mun
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian – Male – 56
Appointed to our Board: 11 May 2015.
Meeting Attendance: 5/6 (83%)
Chairman of the Audit Committee – Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
  • Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant (“MICPA”), in 1993.
  • Admitted as a Certified Public Accountant of MICPA on 29 January 1994.
  • Admitted as a Chartered Accountant of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) on 24 October 1994.
  • Commenced his accountancy career in 1985 with BDO and furthered his career with Ernst & Young in 1990. 
  • In 1996, he joined Fella Design Group of Companies as the Group Accountant, overseeing the accounts, finance, internal audit, human resources, and information technology.
  • In 2005, he became the Finance Director of VHQ Group of Companies, overseeing the accounts, finance and corporate secretarial matters in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China.
  • From 2012 to 2017, he provided general management consultancy and GST services.
  • Since 2017, he was appointed as the Financial Controller of Straits Inter Logistics Berhad.

Maznida Binti Mokhtar
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian – Female – 54
Appointed to our Board: 1 August 2019
Meeting Attendance: 6/6 (100%)
Member of the Audit Committee.
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1990.
  • She completed her professional articleship as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young in London in 1993. 
  • She is currently a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the MIA. 
  • She started her career at AmMerchant Bank Berhad in the Privatisation and Project Advisory Unit in 1994.
  • In 1997, she co-founded Skali Group of Companies and was the Chief Financial Officer for 23 years. She and the management team provided the strategic direction and led the operations of the Group. 
  • She has accumulated over 25 years of working experience in the accounting firm, merchant banking industry and the IT industry.  

Key Management

Lee Hock Chin

Vice President of Distribution Division

Malaysian – Male – 47

  • Responsible for all regional sales, marketing and technical support activities.
  • Appointed since 1 January 2011
  • Diploma in Technology (Electronic Engineering) in 1978, Tunku Abdul Rahman College
  • Accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the test and measurement equipment industry.
  • Over 20 years in QES where he was responsible for the after-sales technical support services, sales and marketing activities within the Business Unit of QS Instruments Sdn.Bhd.

Lim Chee Keong

Vice President of Manufacturing Division

Malaysian – Male – 54

  • Responsible for overseeing the overall sales and marketing, production planning, equipment engineering, precision part machining operation, equipment assembly and supply chain management operations of the Manufacturing Division.
  • Appointed since 1 January 2009
  • Diploma in Computer Studies in 1993, Informatics Institute, Penang.
  • More than 30 years of engineering and sales experiences.
  • Joined QES in 1994 and has since been in charge of technical support operations, managing the technical and service department, overall management of the operations.

Chin Guat Eem

General Manager of Human Resources & Admin

Malaysian – Female – 54

  • Responsible for overseeing the overall human resource and administration functions of our Group which include human resource planning, recruitment, payroll management and supply chain management.
  • Appointed since 16 April 2005
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Materials Management in 2001, Malaysian Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management.
  • Foundation studies for Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Programme in 2001, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, United Kingdom.
  • Began her career in 1989 and since joining QES in 1992, she has accumulated over 30 years of experience in various roles ranging from office management, procurement, logistics, warehouse and management of human capital.

Yeoh Cheong Yeow

General Manager of Finance

Malaysian – Male – 52

  • Responsible for our Group’s overall finance functions including the monitoring of business performance and results, profitability and cash flow, financial reporting, treasury management and tax compliance.
  • Appointed since 1 September 2004
  • Diploma in Commerce (Financial Accounting) in 1993, Tunku Abdul Rahman College.
  • Diploma in Investment Analysis in 1996, Research Institute of Investment Analysts Malaysia.
  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
  • More than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance functions.
  • He began his career in 1993 as an auditor and subsequently held various finance and accounting roles prior to joining QES in 2004 assuming his present role.