Datuk Simon Shim Kong Yip, JP
Datuk Simon Shim Kong Yip, JP, male, a Malaysian, aged 63, is a non-independent non-executive director of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad and was appointed to this position on 16 February 1996. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee.
In addition, Datuk Simon Shim was appointed as a non-independent non-executive director of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad on 9 August 2007 and became the deputy chairman on 23 February 2015. He is also a non-independent non-executive director of Lam Soon (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Datuk Simon Shim is a director of both Lei Shing Hong Limited and Lei Shing Hong Securities Limited. Lei Shing Hong Securities Limited, a company registered with the Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong.
Datuk Simon Shim is the managing partner of Messrs Shim Pang & Co. He holds a Master Degree in law from University College London, London University and is a Barrister-at-law of the Lincoln’s Inn, London, an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, a Notary Public and a Justice of the Peace in Sabah. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He was a member of the Malaysian Corporate Law Reform Committee and its working group on Corporate Governance and Shareholders’ Rights.
Datuk Simon Shim does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company save for the related party transactions disclosed in Note 43 to the Financial Statements. He has not been convicted of any offence in the past 5 years and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
He attended 5 out of the 7 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.