Board of Directors

 

Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat

Executive Chairman  
TAN SRI DR NGAU BOON KEAT is the co-founder and major shareholder of DIALOG and has been with the Group since 1984. He was appointed to the DIALOG Board on 2 January 1990 and is currently the Executive Chairman of DIALOG, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, ESOS Committee and Risk Management Committee. He is the Chairman of Centralised Terminals Sdn Bhd and Pengerang Independent Terminals Sdn Bhd. He is also the Founder and Trustee of MyKasih Foundation, and Director of International Conference & Exhibition Professionals. He is a Board member of Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad since 2012 and a Council member of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council since 2014.

He is a Malaysian, aged 69, and holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.

He began his career in 1972 as a Refinery Engineer with Mobil Singapore Pte Ltd. He worked at PETRONAS from 1975 to 1980 where he held various positions from Production Engineer to Engineering Manager. He has more than 45 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
 
Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat is deemed a major shareholder of DIALOG.
 

Chan Yew Kai

Executive Deputy Chairman 
CHAN YEW KAI was appointed to DIALOG Board on 23 September 2005 and is currently the Executive Deputy Chairman of DIALOG. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.

He is a Malaysian, aged 63, and holds a first class Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom.
 
He joined DIALOG in 1993 as General Manager and was later promoted as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dialog Systems (Asia) Pte Ltd, overseeing the operations of the Group’s Business Development, Marketing, Technical Services and Petroleum Retail. He was later appointed as Deputy Group Managing Director and President & Chief Operating Officer of DIALOG prior to his current position. He is currently also an alternate board member of Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad. He has over 39 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry encompassing plant operations, project engineering and management, marketing and business development. He was formerly with ICI for 9 years and PETRONAS for 5 years.
 

Datuk Oh Chong Peng

Independent Non-Executive Director 
DATUK OH CHONG PENG was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of DIALOG on 9 January 2009. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director (email: ocp@dialogasia.com).

He is a Malaysian, aged 73. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
 
He was a senior partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now known as Pricewaterhouse Coopers), Malaysia (1974 – 1997). He was a Committee Member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1990 – 1996) and also a past President (1994 – 1996), Council Member (1981 – 2002) of the MICPA and was also a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (2003-2009).
 
His directorships in other public companies include British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, WCE Holdings Berhad (formerly known as Kumpulan Europlus Berhad), Malayan Flour Mills Berhad, PUC Berhad and Saujana Resort (M) Berhad. He is a Member of the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority. He is also a Council Member of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (“UTAR”) and a trustee of the UTAR Education Foundation.
 

Kamariyah Binti Hamdan

Independent Non-Executive Director 
KAMARIYAH BINTI HAMDAN was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of DIALOG on 27 July 2010. She is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee.
 
She is a Malaysian, aged 66, and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, and a Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
 
She joined PETRONAS in 1979 as one of its pioneer legal advisors and her last posting was as Legal Advisor and Company Secretary to PETRONAS Gas Sdn Bhd (now PETRONAS Gas Berhad) in 1988. She left PETRONAS to be a Partner of Mah-Kamariyah & Partners from 1989 to 2005 where she continued to be actively involved in the oil and gas business.
 
She has over 32 years of working experience in various aspects of legal matters in relation to oil and gas, general corporate advisory, corporate finance, banking, real and personal property transactions, joint ventures, privatisation, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, technology transfers etc.
 

Ja'afar Bin Rihan

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 
JA’AFAR BIN RIHAN was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the DIALOG Board on 25 November 2010, representing Employees Provident Fund Board (“EPF”), which is a substantial shareholder of DIALOG.

He is a Malaysian, aged 49, and holds a first class Honours Degree in Economics from International Islamic University, Selangor Darul Ehsan. He is also a National Member of Malaysian Financial Market Association since 1995.
 
He is currently the General Manager of the Simpanan Shariah Department of EPF and he joined EPF since 2008. He was a Vice President of Calyon Bank prior to him joining EPF. He was with Bank Negara Malaysia for 15 years whereby he was actively involved in the development of Islamic Money Market and Islamic Financial Market. His last position held with Bank Negara was as a Manager of the Islamic Money Market and Investment Operations and Financial Market before he joined Calyon Bank.
 

Siti Khairon Binti Shariff

Independent Non-Executive Director 
SITI KHAIRON BINTI SHARIFF was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the DIALOG Board on 1 April 2013. She is also a member of the Audit Committee. She was previously on DIALOG Board between 2005 and 2010 as the appointed representative of Employees Provident Fund Board (“EPF”), which is a substantial shareholder of DIALOG.
 
She is a Malaysian, aged 63, and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) Degree from University Malaya and MA (Econs) Degree from University of Philippines. She retired from EPF as the General Manager, Fund Investment Department after having served EPF for 12 years until 2008. She was a lecturer at University Putra Malaysia for 16 years prior to joining the EPF. She is currently also a Trustee of MyKasih Foundation.
 

Chew Eng Kar

Director, Corporate Services 
CHEW ENG KAR is the Director, Corporate Services of DIALOG. He was appointed to the DIALOG Board on 24 February 1998. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.

He is a Malaysian, aged 58, and holds a professional qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
 
He has been with DIALOG since 1992, where he joined as the Group Finance Manager and was later promoted to General Manager, Group Finance before his appointment to the Board. He has more than 33 years of working experience in corporate and financial management.
 

Zainab Binti Mohd Salleh

Group Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary 
ZAINAB BINTI MOHD SALLEH is the Group Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary of DIALOG. She was appointed to the DIALOG Board on 15 May 2007. She is a member of the Risk Management Committee and also the Secretary of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee.

She is a Malaysian, aged 51, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from University of New South Wales, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
 
She joined DIALOG in 1995 as Accountant and was later promoted to Group Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary. She has over 29 years of working experience in auditing and financial management. She was formerly with Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) and other companies responsible for financial and cost management accounting.