Board Of Directors
KERK CHIEW SIONG
Kerk Chiew Siong, Malaysian aged 70, is the Managing Director of the Company. He became a member of the Board of Directors on 4 October 1991 and was appointed as an Executive Director on 3 August 2000. He was redesignated as a Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2003 and then as a Non-Executive Vice Chairman on 17 August 2006. Subsequently, he was redesignated as the Managing Director of the Company on 1 January 2022.
He has more than 40 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, food safety management, business development, talent acquisition as well as product and packaging design.
He started his career as a Director with HSPM on 12 March 1981 and was then redesignated as an Executive Director and a Vice Chairman on 1 January 1990 and 1 February 2003 respectively. On 16 July 2018, he was redesignated as the Chairman of HSPM. Moreover, he was appointed as a Director of HSHY on 15 February 1988 and was then redesignated as a Deputy Managing Director and an Executive Director on 1 January 1990 and 1 February 2003 respectively. On 1 July 2016, he was redesignated as the Managing Director of HSHY. He was appointed as a Director of ICFI on 12 July 2005.
He is currently responsible for managing the Group's operations and overseeing the Quality Assurance, Research and Development and Business Development Department, primarily devising strategies for market expansion and researching the potential of the Group's products in existing and new markets. As well, he is the key management personnel for the company-wide food safety and quality management systems (i.e. ISO 9001:2015, HACCP, ISO 22000:2018, and FSSC 22000). In addition to the responsibilities listed above, he also serves as the Chairman of Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Committee, advisor of COVID-19 Emergency Response Protocol Committee and Crisis Management Committee.
He is the uncle of Kerk Chian Tung, Teo Lee Teck, Kerk Kar Han, Kuo Liong Yok and Kerk Shiang Yih. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature that is necessary for day-to-day operations of the Group. He has no convictions for any offences over the past 10 years.