Corporate Info

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors under East West Horizon Plantation Berhad consists of four members.

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1. Tan Sri Dato’ Napsiah Omar - Chairman

Chairman
Tan Sri Dato’ Napsiah Omar, equipped with a Bachelor of Science (Australian National University, Canberra) and Master of Science (Cornell University, New York), Tan Sri Dato’ Napsiah Omar’s early career started in 1967 as an Administration Officer at FELDA and she later became Associate Professor with Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1981.

In 1982 she entered the world of politics, by successfully contesting the Kuala Pilah parliamentary seat, a feat she has maintained up until 1995.

She was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government (1982-1987), Minister of Public Enterprise (1987-1990) and Minister of National Unity and Social Development (1990-1995).

She switched to state politics in 1996 and was appointed State Executive Councillor for the state of Negeri Sembilan.

She held the position of UMNO Woman Leader for Negeri Sembilan up until 2004.

She is presently Co-Founder cum Chairperson of the Women’s Institute of Management, Malaysia and the Chief Executive of WIM College. She is also the former President of the Federal Territory Girl Guides’ Association. In 2001, she was awarded “Tokoh Wanita Negeri Sembilan”, and in 2004 she was elected as Permanent Chairman of UMNO Wanita. She is also Chairman of the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN).

2. Dato’ Dr. Jessie Tang, D.S.D.K., M.B.B.S. - Chief Executive Officer / Director

Chief Executive Officer / Director
Dato' Dr. Jessie Tang, aged 48, obtained her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India in 1994. After graduating, she served in the Government Hospital for 4 years. After completing her compulsory Government service, she joined a health care management company in Kuala Lumpur where she was responsible for setting up and managing a chain of clinics. In 2003, Dato’ Dr. Jessie teamed up with 2 other partners and formed a company distributing nutritional products locally and regionally.

Dato’ Dr. Jessie’s family was involved in rubber and oil palm plantations. Although she had chosen a medical career, she nevertheless has always been interested in getting into the agricultural sector. Due to her entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and vision in the prospects of palm oil, she embarked on the oil palm plantation business in East Malaysia.

Dato’ Dr. Jessie is a member of Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association (MEOA), serves as advisor for Sabah’s Kobe Osaka Karate Club, and a board member of the Women’s Institute of Management (WIM) Malaysia. She is also actively involved in the group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and projects, particularly in empowering and improving the standard of living of women.

Dato’ Dr. Jessie is a Director of several companies within the East West One Group with businesses largely in the oil palm industry. Besides the group’s oil palm businesses in Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Jessie is also expanding the group’s regional business presence into Indonesia, specifically in the oil palm and mining industries.

Dato’ Dr. Jessie’s interest in the corporate world and coupled with her determination and drive to succeed are key contributing factors to the group’s success and reaching greater heights.

Dato’ Dr. Jessie was bestowed the DSDK award in January 2013 in conjunction with the Sultan of Kedah’s 85th birthday.

3. Dr. Tan Eng Heong, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S. - Chief Operating Officer / Director

Chief Operating Officer / Director
Dr. Tan Eng Heong, aged 46, obtained his medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India in 1994. Upon graduation, he served at Hospital Alor Setar as his compulsory Government service. He furthered his studies and obtained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgery in Edinburgh at the age of 29. He also received training at Hospital Selayang, University of Beijing and Taipei National University.

After 6 years in Government service, Dr. Tan joined the private practice at Southern Hospital, Melaka as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and later moved to Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh.

Although he was a specialist and consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, he was bold and took the courage to venture into business. Dr. Tan had a very keen interest in the agriculture sector. This coupled with his entrepreneur spirit and family background in timber trading, sawmill and oil palm plantation led him to diversify from medical practice which he was involved in for more than 13 years into business in the agriculture sector.

Dr. Tan’s family has been involved in the agricultural sector for more than 30 years. With the knowledge and experiences acquired through exposure to his family businesses, he is an asset to the East West One Group especially in palm oil related businesses.

Dr. Tan is a Director of several companies within the East West One Group with businesses largely in the oil palm industry. Besides the group’s oil palm businesses in Malaysia, Dr. Tan is also expanding the group’s regional business presence into Indonesia, specifically in the oil palm and mining industries.