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.

Close X

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.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Managing Director

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University Australia and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from 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 2 years before he joined Hartalega’s engineering department in year 2001. He moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the group in year 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and subsequently as the Managing Director in year 2012. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee and ESOS Committees.

Mun Leong spearheaded the implementation of the sector’s first oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber fuelled renewable energy plant in year 2004 and was instrumental in the leading to its successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or commonly referred to as the 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 needed change to ensure sustainable growth by having the right systems, processes and people in place.

In his capacity as the Managing Director, the size of Hartalega measured by sales revenue has grown by more than two times through many expansion projects, the most notable being the Next Generation Integrated Glove Manufacturing Complex.

He continues to charter the organisation’s strategy with the aim for Hartalega to attain global mobility in the near future.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Non-Independent
Executive Director

Kuan Mun Keng was appointed as Executive Director on 4 July 2008. Mun Keng sits on the Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. Presently, he is the Sales and Marketing Director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad and is also responsible for the Group’s Corporate Finance.

He is a member of the MREPC (Malaysian Rubber Export and Promotion Council) Board of Trustees and also sits on the Management Committee of MARGMA (Malaysian Association of Rubber Glove Manufacturers) as Secretary.

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.

Close X

Dr. Danaraj A/L Nadarajah
Non-Independent
Executive Director

Dr Danaraj A/L Nadarajah (Dr N Danaraj) was appointed as Non-Independent Executive Director/Corporate Advisor on 4 July 2011. He is in charge of Hartalega’s subsidiaries in China and India, where he is also an equity partner.

Dr N Danaraj has the unique experience of working as an entrepreneur, corporate executive and advisor and civil servant in the Government of Malaysia. From 2010 to 2011, he was the Technical Advisor in the Special Innovation Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister. Prior to this appointment, he was the Technical Advisor to the National Economic Advisory Council in the Prime Minister’s Department. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Senior Fellow at Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Prior to this, he was Professor of Business Strategy and the Director of the Executive MBA programme at the International University of Monaco. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Hitotsubashi University and the United Nations University in Tokyo, and a Research Fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. Early in his career, he served in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service; his last posting was in the Ministry of Finance. He also worked as a World Bank Consultant. He has been an international entrepreneur for over fifteen years as the owner of a toy manufacturing company in China and Malaysia.

He holds a Doctorate and a Masters from Oxford University (UK), a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University (US), and a BA and MA from University Malaya.

Close X

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 is a member of 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.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1983. He has worked in international audit firm Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in New Zealand and Malaysia. 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 is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of YTL Cement Berhad.

Close X

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. Encik 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. He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect Group Berhad.

Close X

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

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Sta. Maria was appointed to the Board as non-Executive independent Director on 23 August 2016. She sits on the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee. Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria began her career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1981 and served in various capacities in the then Ministry of Trade and Industry. In the course of her civil service career, she had a brief stint as the Chief Administration and Procurement Officer of the ASEAN Plant Quarantine and Training Centre, and contributed to human capital development at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

She retired as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry on 2 July 2016. As MITI Sec-Gen, a post she held since December 2010, she provided oversight for the formulation and implementation of Malaysia’s international trade policies and positions. This involved Malaysia’s participation in bilateral, regional (ASEAN, APEC, OIC) and multilateral (World Trade Organisation) fora. She was the ASEAN Chair for the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement, Chief Negotiator for the bilateral free trade agreements with India and Turkey. She also provided oversight for the TPP negotiations and other bilateral and regional FTAs, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership between ASEAN and her six FTA partners.

On the regional front, she had a key role in ASEAN economic integration and chaired the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting as well as the ASEAN High Level Task Force for Economic Integration. She is Senior Policy Fellow for the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). She serves on the Board of Trustees of MyKasih, an NGO that focuses on alleviating urban poverty; and Council Member of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS).

In the academic field, in April 2000 she was awarded the Malcolm Knowles Award for the best PhD dissertation in 2000 in the field of Human Resource Development by the American Academy of Human Resource Development. She was also awarded “Professional Achievement Awards by School of Education, University of Georgia (2013)”.

She also currently serves as non-Executive Director on the Board of RHB Bank Berhad, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad, Eco World International Berhad and Sunway Construction Berhad.

Close X

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 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), M.A. Public Administration, Pennyslvania State University, USA (1988), Women Directors On-Boarding Training Program, Nam Institute for the Empowerment of Women (2013) and Certificate for the Mandatory Accreditation Program for Directors of Public Listed Companies (May 2014).

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 Ministers 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 Tabung Haji Plantations Berhad.

Close X

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.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Managing Director

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University Australia and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from 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 2 years before he joined Hartalega’s engineering department in year 2001. He moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the group in year 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and subsequently as the Managing Director in year 2012. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee and ESOS Committees.

Mun Leong spearheaded the implementation of the sector’s first oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber fuelled renewable energy plant in year 2004 and was instrumental in the leading to its successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or commonly referred to as the 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 needed change to ensure sustainable growth by having the right systems, processes and people in place.

In his capacity as the Managing Director, the size of Hartalega measured by sales revenue has grown by more than two times through many expansion projects, the most notable being the Next Generation Integrated Glove Manufacturing Complex.

He continues to charter the organisation’s strategy with the aim for Hartalega to attain global mobility in the near future.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Director – Business Development & Corporate Finance

Kuan Mun Keng was appointed as Executive Director on 4 July 2008. Mun Keng sits on the Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. Presently, he is the Sales and Marketing Director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad and is also responsible for the Group’s Corporate Finance.

He is a member of the MREPC (Malaysian Rubber Export and Promotion Council) Board of Trustees and also sits on the Management Committee of MARGMA (Malaysian Association of Rubber Glove Manufacturers) as Secretary.

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.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Eu Jin
Director - R&D and Technical

Mr. Kuan Eu Jin, assumed the position of Director at R&D and Technical in 2008.

He is primarily responsible for Hartalega's product research and development, where he oversees the quality assurance department and manages technical support to production. He is also the Quality Management Representative of Hartalega, responsible for all matters relating to the Company's Quality System, and is the Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee.

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

In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager and assisted the Operations Manager to oversee Hartalega's manufacturing operations, as well as managing the R&D Department.

During his long service with Hartalega, he played a key role in the research and development of a range of innovative glove products together with Mr Kuan Kam Hon, including the world's first polymer coated powder-free examination glove and high-stress relaxation Nitrile examination glove.

Close X

Mr. Kuan Vin Seung
Director – Human Resources

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 recruitment and selection, performance management, rewards and recognition, learning and development, as well as industrial and employee relations.

He also oversees Hartalega’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives and is the Chairman of 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 a Balanced Scorecard-based performance management system, competency profiling, job grading structure, and a formalised learning and development framework.

He is also currently a member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Selangor Branch Committee, by virtue of being the Chairman of the FMM Kuala Selangor Regional Committee since 2011.

Close X

Mr. Muhammad Hakimi Tan bin Abdullah
Director – Manufacturing

In 2012 Mr. Hakimi was appointed as Hartalega's Director of Manufacturing.

He is responsible for providing technical advisory to manufacturing operations, OJT development, former development as well as safety, health & environment.

He possesses a Bachelor 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.

Mr. Hakimi 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.