Au Yong Siew Fah, male, a Malaysian, aged 73, is the chief executive of the plantation division of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (HSCB), Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad (HSP), and was appointed to this position on 12 February 2001. Thereafter he was appointed an executive director of HSP on 31 July 2007.

Mr. Au Yong started his career as a cadet planter with Yule Catto Plantations Sdn Bhd in Kluang, Johor in 1969 after attending the Royal Military College. He has more than 52 years of extensive experience in all aspects of management of large plantations for major crops.

Mr. Au Yong obtained the Diploma of the Associate of Incorporated Society of Planters in 1974. He is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and is presently the vice-chairman.

He served as a member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) during the years from 2008 to 2016 and was re-appointed in 2018.

Currently, Mr. Au Yong holds 291,600 HSCB shares and 180,000 HSP shares respectively.

Mr. Au Yong does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence in the past five years and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.