Leadership

Leading by Virtue

Leadership

Hartalega is governed by innovators and strategists; respected business leaders whose aim is to guide Hartalega from strength to strength. Their wealth of experience, and combined expertise, is an accolade to the notable success, and continued growth, of this global brand.

Mr. Kuan Kam Hon @ Kwan Kam Onn Executive Chairman

Kuan Kam Hon @ Kwan Kam Onn was appointed as Executive Chairman and Managing Director on 7 May 2007. He stepped down as Managing Director on 16 November 2012, and continues to play an integral role in the Group as Executive Chairman. Kuan Kam Hon is primarily responsible for the overall business, strategic planning and entire operations of the Group, including research and development.

He began his career in the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a well-known quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upperclass residential units in the Klang Valley. In 1978, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd, one of the pioneers in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, he formed Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of latex gloves in the industry and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, known as Hartalega Holdings Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality-driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He presently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Kam Hon
@Kwan Kam Onn
Executive Chairman

Kuan Kam Hon @ Kwan Kam Onn was appointed as Executive Chairman and Managing Director on 7 May 2007. He stepped down as Managing Director on 16 November 2012, and continues to play an integral role in the Group as Executive Chairman. Kuan Kam Hon is primarily responsible for the overall business, strategic planning and entire operations of the Group, including research and development.

He began his career in the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a well-known quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upperclass residential units in the Klang Valley. In 1978, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd, one of the pioneers in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, he formed Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of latex gloves in the industry and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, known as Hartalega Holdings Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality-driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He presently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Chief Executive Officer

Kuan Mun Leong was appointed as Executive Director on 7 May 2007 and re-designated as the Chief Executive Officer on 18 May 2020. Mun Leong is a member of the Risk Management and ESOS Committees. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Australia, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Mun Leong began his career in the renewable energy sector as a project engineer overseeing EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) of renewable energy plants for two years before he joined Hartalega's engineering department in 2001. He moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the Group in 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and subsequently as the Managing Director in 2012.

Mun Leong spearheaded the implementation of the sector's first oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre fuelled renewable energy plant in 2004 and was instrumental in leading its successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or Kyoto Protocol. He went on to undertake several glove production capacity expansion projects that were key to Hartalega's current leading position in manufacturing technology and efficiency. He currently leads the organisation's transformation efforts, taking it to the next level by creating a vision to guide the necessary change to ensure sustainable growth by having the right systems, processes and people in place. In his capacity as Managing Director, Hartalega’s sales revenue has grown more than two-fold through many expansion projects, the most notable being the Next Generation Integrated Glove Manufacturing Complex. He continues to chart the organisation's strategy with the aim for Hartalega to attain global mobility in the near future.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Non-Independent
Executive Director

Kuan Mun Keng was appointed as Executive Director on 4 July 2008. He was also promoted to the position of Sales and Marketing Director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad at the same time. On 18 May 2020, he was re-designated as the Chief Commercial Officer. Presently, Mun Keng sits on the ESOS Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing from Monash University, Australia, in 1997. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia.

Upon graduation, he joined Kassim Chan Business Services as an Analyst in the Information Technology Consultation Division in 1997. In 1998, he left to join Hartalega as a Production Executive. He then worked in the Accounts and Management Information Services Departments implementing various beneficial changes before he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in 2003. His long experience in operations is a complement to the Sales and Marketing team as he is able to align functions in the company with the needs and wants of customers.

He currently sits on the Malaysian Rubber Export and Promotion Council (MREPC) Board of Trustees and was also elected and appointed as the Secretary of Malaysian Association of Rubber Glove Manufacturers (MARGMA).

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Dato' Tan Guan Cheong
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Tan Guan Cheong was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 December 2011. Dato’ Tan sits on the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Otago University, New Zealand, majoring in economics, marketing management and accountancy.

Earlier in his career, he has worked in international audit firm Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in New Zealand and Malaysia. Additionally, Dato’ Tan has wide working experience in the financial services industry and has served in various senior capacities. He joined Orix Leasing Malaysia Bhd, an international diversified financial services institution, in 1976 as a financial and accounting controller. Dato’ Tan rose to become the Managing Director in 1988 and held this position until his retirement. He has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1983.

He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Malayan Cement Berhad and Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT.

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Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 March 2015. Razman sits on the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee, and Risk Management Committee.

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Razman’s career in Accountancy began in 1977 when he joined Touche Ross & Co, London, as an Auditor. He then went on to become a Partner at Hacker Young, a medium-sized international accounting firm. He returned to Malaysia in 1989, joining Price Waterhouse (PW) as an Audit Partner. He was subsequently promoted to Partner-In-Charge of PW’s Management Consulting Practice and became one of the six members of the firm’s Executive Board. His leadership and execution of the firm’s Regional Privatisation and Corporate Finance assignments are some of his many notable achievements.

In 1994, he founded Norush Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and business advisory firm, where he was Chairman until 31 March 2016. Over the years, he assumed positions as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of various public listed companies.

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Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria
Senior Independent
Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 August 2016 and re-designated as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 15 May 2018. She sits on the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca was the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Investment from 2010 to 2016, where she oversaw the formulation of Malaysia’s international trade policies and positions and often took the lead in their implementation as chief negotiator for bilateral and regional free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. She played an integral role in Malaysia’s participation in multilateral forums such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), where she often represented her economy during the APEC Ministers’ Responsible for Trade Meetings and the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meetings. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), She chaired the body that drafted the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Blueprint as well as the ASEAN Economic Community 2025 Blueprint. An accomplished academic and writer, her scholarship has been recognized through awards from the American Academy of Human Resource Development and from the University of Georgia. In 2017, she authored a book about her personal slice of Malaysian heritage and cuisine, called The Smell of Home. She is currently the executive director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, which serves as advisory body, implementation arm and custodian of institutional memory for the 21 member economies that make up the APEC forum. She is the first woman executive director of the APEC Secretariat.

She also currently serves as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of RHB Bank Berhad, Eco World International Berhad and Sunway Berhad.

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Datuk Seri Nurmala
binti Abd Rahim
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Datuk Seri Nurmala binti Abd Rahim was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 August 2016. Datuk Seri Nurmala is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee. She holds various qualifications, which are B.A. Hons. Social Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (1977), Diploma in Public Administration, INTAN (1978) and M.A. Public Administration, Pennsylvania State University, USA (1988).

Datuk Seri Nurmala has a vast experience working with the Government for 38 years as a Diplomatic and Administrative Officer in various capacities in the field of public management, training, planning, coordinating, financial management, ISO 9000, marketing and promotion, performance evaluation of Government Agencies as well as international trade relations and negotiations.

She has held various positions in the past, which include Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Agriculture; Assistant Secretary, Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Agriculture; Principal Private Secretary to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture (1978-1984); Senior Project Officer, National Institute Of Public Administration (INTAN) (1984-1986), Assistant Director/Principal Assistant Director, MAMPU, Prime Minister’s Department (1988-2002); Director of ASEAN Division, Ministry of International Trade And Industry (MITI) (2002-2004); Minister Counsellor, MITI Office, Malaysian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan (2004-2006); Senior Director, Strategic Planning Division, MITI; Senior Director, Management Services, MITI (2006); Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (2007) and Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (2011-2014).

She also currently holds a non-executive directorship position in DPI Holdings Berhad.

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Datuk Loo Took Gee
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Datuk Loo Took Gee was appointed to the Board on 5 November 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in 1978 and joined the government service upon graduation. She furthered her postgraduate studies in Japan in 1988 and graduated with a Master Degree in Policy Science from Saitama University, Japan.

Datuk Loo Took Gee had served in various capacities during her 38 years of service with the Federal Government of Malaysia. She had very broad experiences in policy formulation and implementation in human resources, financial management and infrastructure privatisation while serving at the Public Services Department, Ministry of Works and Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.

She was appointed as the Secretary - General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water in August 2010 and served in that capacity before her retirement in August 2016. Subsequently, she was appointed as the Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water on a one-year contract from September 2016. During her tenure as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, she also served as Chairman of MyPower Corporation as well as Board Member of various government agencies & corporations including Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd., Energy Commission, Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation, Sustainable Energy Development Authority, Malaysia (SEDA), Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Authority (MTJDA) and Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad.

Currently, Datuk Loo Took Gee is a Board Member of YTL Power International Berhad. She is also the Chairman of the Malaysia-Kazakhstan Business Council.

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Mr. Kuan Kam Hon
@Kwan Kam Onn
Executive Chairman

Kuan Kam Hon @ Kwan Kam Onn was appointed as Executive Chairman and Managing Director on 7 May 2007. He stepped down as Managing Director on 16 November 2012, and continues to play an integral role in the Group as Executive Chairman. Kuan Kam Hon is primarily responsible for the overall business, strategic planning and entire operations of the Group, including research and development.

He began his career in the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a well-known quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upperclass residential units in the Klang Valley. In 1978, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd, one of the pioneers in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, he formed Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of latex gloves in the industry and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, known as Hartalega Holdings Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality-driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He presently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Chief Executive Officer

Kuan Mun Leong was appointed as Executive Director on 7 May 2007 and re-designated as the Chief Executive Officer on 18 May 2020. Mun Leong is a member of the Risk Management and ESOS Committees. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University, Australia, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Mun Leong began his career in the renewable energy sector as a project engineer overseeing EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) of renewable energy plants for two years before he joined Hartalega's engineering department in 2001. He moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the Group in 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and subsequently as the Managing Director in 2012.

Mun Leong spearheaded the implementation of the sector's first oil palm empty fruit bunch fibre fuelled renewable energy plant in 2004 and was instrumental in leading its successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or Kyoto Protocol. He went on to undertake several glove production capacity expansion projects that were key to Hartalega's current leading position in manufacturing technology and efficiency. He currently leads the organisation's transformation efforts, taking it to the next level by creating a vision to guide the necessary change to ensure sustainable growth by having the right systems, processes and people in place. In his capacity as Managing Director, Hartalega’s sales revenue has grown more than two-fold through many expansion projects, the most notable being the Next Generation Integrated Glove Manufacturing Complex. He continues to chart the organisation's strategy with the aim for Hartalega to attain global mobility in the near future.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Chief Commercial Officer

Kuan Mun Keng was appointed as Executive Director on 4 July 2008. He was also promoted to the position of Sales and Marketing Director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad at the same time. On 18 May 2020, he was re-designated as the Chief Commercial Officer. Presently, Mun Keng sits on the ESOS Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing from Monash University, Australia, in 1997. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia.

Upon graduation, he joined Kassim Chan Business Services as an Analyst in the Information Technology Consultation Division in 1997. In 1998, he left to join Hartalega as a Production Executive. He then worked in the Accounts and Management Information Services Departments implementing various beneficial changes before he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in 2003. His long experience in operations is a complement to the Sales and Marketing team as he is able to align functions in the company with the needs and wants of customers.

He currently sits on the Malaysian Rubber Export and Promotion Council (MREPC) Board of Trustees and was also elected and appointed as the Secretary of Malaysian Association of Rubber Glove Manufacturers (MARGMA).

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Mr. Kuan Eu Jin
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kuan Eu Jin is primarily responsible for Hartalega's Manufacturing Operations, Product Research & Development, Quality Assurance and Operational Excellence departments. He is also Hartalega's Quality Management Representative responsible for all matters relating to the Company’s Quality System.

He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Manufacturing Management) from Monash University and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School, Scotland. Upon graduating in 1993, he joined Hartalega as a Management Trainee and was transferred to the Quality Assurance department and promoted to the position of QA Manager in the same year.

In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager to oversee Hartalega’s manufacturing operations. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Research and Development (“R&D”) and Technical where he was managing the R&D and Technical functions.

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Mr. Kuan Vin Seung
Chief Human Resource
Officer

Mr. Kuan Vin Seung, has been Hartalega’s Director of Human Resources since 2009. He is responsible for Hartalega’s entire spectrum of human capital management, including employer branding, talent acquisition, performance and rewards, people engagement and wellness, talent management, as well as industrial relations and social compliance. He also oversees the administration function.

In addition, he oversees Hartalega’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and Yayasan Hartalega. He is the Chairman of Hartalega’s ESOS Committee. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University, a CPA certification from CPA Australia and a MBA (Merit) from the Manchester Business School, UK.

Having joined Hartalega in 2001, after working for 3 years in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Department of Ernst & Young, KL, he was exposed to operations and HR. He subsequently headed the HR department from 2004 where he initiated a HR Transformation program in 2010. The program resulted in the implementation of various modernised people practices required to support the growth of Hartalega.

He is also currently a Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Selangor & KL Branch since 2019, and Chairman of the FMM Kuala Selangor Regional Committee since 2011.

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Mr. Loh Kean Wooi
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Loh Kean Wooi is primarily responsible for the Finance and Procurement department of the company. He is a fellow member of the Association (ACCA) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He started his career with Berjaya Group as management trainee and last position held was the Group Accountant of one of the affiliate listed companies of Berjaya Group. Thereafter, he started working with fast-moving consumer goods companies, namely Carlsberg, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever in Malaysia.

Prior to joining Hartalega, he spent 10 years with the FrieslandCampina group of companies where he started as Financial Controller of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad. In 2014, he was posted to the FrieslandCampina corporate office in the Netherland where he worked as Corporate Controller. Thereafter, he spent three years as Regional Business Controller based in Singapore and before returning to Malaysia, he was appointed as CFO based in Bangkok for Betagen Group, a joint venture of FrieslandCampina and a Thai family.

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Mr. Muhammad Hakimi Tan bin Abdullah
Director – Manufacturing

Mr. Hakimi is responsible for providing technical advisory to manufacturing operations, OJT development and former development.

He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Science majoring in Biology and Chemistry from Campbell University, USA and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification from the APICS Association for Operations Management, USA.

He began his career with Hartalega after graduating in 1988 as one of the pioneer production staff and worked his way up the ranks over the years due to his dedicated service and stellar contributions.

Prior to his current role which he assumed from October 2016, he was overseeing the manufacturing operations of Hartalega.

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Mr. Ng Swee Ang
Director – Manufacturing

Mr. Ng Swee Ang is responsible for overseeing Hartalega’s manufacturing operations covering production, engineering, former management, health, safety & environment and supply chain management.

He possesses an MBA from Open University Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing environment with both local and multinational companies and was formerly the General Manager – Operations of GS Paper & Packaging.

He joined Hartalega in February 2014 as General Manager – Manufacturing covering NGC and was promoted to his current position in 2016.