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Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee

Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee, aged 66, is one of the founders of the DEB Group and was appointed as the Executive Chairman of DEB on 17 December 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Singapore in 1974. He has successfully set up many start-up companies including property development and construction companies.

Upon graduation, he joined his family company, Ayer Hitam Sawmill Co Sdn Bhd which is involved in timber logging, sawmilling and distribution of wood products to both the domestic and export markets. From 1981 to 2000, he served as the Managing Director of Pek Lim Sdn Bhd, a housing development company. Since 2004, he become the Managing Director of Gromutual Berhad which is involved mainly in property. He is also a Director of several private companies which are involved in wide range of businesses from sawmilling, plantation, property development to construction. With effect from 12 Nov 2004, he was redesignated from Executive Chairman to Non-Executive Chairman.



Cha Aku Wai @ Sia Ah Kow

Cha Aku Wai @ Sia Ah Kow, aged 63, is one of the founders of the DEB Group and was appointed as the Managing Director of DEB on 17 December 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting from Nanyang University Singapore in 1974. He was admitted as a registered accountant of the Singapore Society of Accountants in 1978. He started a trading and distribution of wood-based products company in Singapore, namely Akati Pte Ltd, which was eventually restructured to AIPL

The trading business grew rapidly and this prompted him to set up ISB in Kuala Lumpur and CTSB in Johor to capture the market of Peninsular Malaysia. With his entrepreneurship and long term strategic view, he successfully established the manufacturing operations of DEB together with Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee in 1994, and this led to the birth of PWSB and BISB. With twenty five (25) years of hands-on experience in the wood-based industry, he is the main driving force behind the DEB Group and is actively involved in its overall operations and corporate planning.



Owee Geok Choon

Owee Geok Choon, aged 43, was appointed Director of DEB on 18 April 2003. He is also the Director and General Manager of CTSB and BISB. He is the co-founder of BISB and was instrumental in setting up CTSB's office in Kuantan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting from Monash University, Australia in 1993. He started his career with AIPL as an Export Marketing Executive.

With his dedication and ability, he was later offered the position of General Manager in CTSB in 1996. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of CTSB a year later. Apart from overseeing the day-to-day operations of CTSB and BISB, he is also responsible for the business development and implementation of the companies' marketing strategies. He was appointed as the director of GPPL in 2005.




Chai Soon Too

Chai Soon Too, aged 53, was appointed Director of DEB on 18 April 2003. He is also the Director and General Manager of ISB and JSB. He is the co-founder of JSB and was instrumental in setting up ISB's offices in Butterworth and Kota Bahru. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan in 1985.

In 1993, he joined ISB as Director. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ISB and is also in charged of the business development and establishment of new distribution networks of ISB and JSB. He was appointed as the director of KGI in 2004 and the director of ECO in 2005.




Tan Meng Poo

Tan Meng Poo, aged 53, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of DEB on 18 April 2003. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University of Malaya in 1985 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 1986. After several years of practice in two law firms, he joined Allen & Gledhill as a partner in their Johor Bahru office in 1994.

Since 2001, he joined Law & Partner as a partner of the firm. He was in active legal practice until 31st December 2005. He is now a Regional Director of a non-profit organization. His responsibility is to manage the Asia Pacific work of that organization.




Mohd Khalid Bin Idris

Hj Mohd Khalid Bin Idris, aged 70, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of DEB on 18 April 2003. He started his career with the Inland Revenue Department in 1965 and resigned as an Examiner in 1975 to join a Public Accounting Firm as a Tax Manager.

He started his own management consultancy firm, Khalid & Associate Sdn Bhd in 1986. He has been the director of the company since then. He is a member of the Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries and Malaysian Institute of Taxation.




Johnson Kandasamy A/L David Nagappan

Johnson Kandasamy A/L David Nagappan, aged 53, Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of DEB on 1 November 2004. He started his career in accountancy in 1981 as an audit trainee with a local accounting firm. In 1984, he joined another local accounting firm as an audit assistant and remained there until 1991.

In 1991 he took up position of audit semi-senior with Yeo & Associates, Johor Bahru and subsequently became a partner of the firm. He established his own firm, JK David & Co. in 2002. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an associate of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation and also a Certified Financial Planner.




Waldersee Chan Chung Ching

Waldersee Chan Chung Ching, aged 38, Malaysian, was appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Dominant on 1 April 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University College London, UK in 1999 and was subsequently called to the UK, Malaysian and Singapore Bars.

He is presently practising as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.




Teo Yu Chin

Teo Yu Chin, aged 33, Malaysian, was appointed as Executive Director of Dominant on 1 October 2013. He is the Alternate Director to The Chairman. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2002.

He started his career with United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as Commercial and Corporate Banker in 2003. In 2007, he joined Vermi Industries Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager.