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Change in Audit Committee


Date of change

Type of changeResignation
DesignationMember of Audit Committee
NameDatuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan
QualificationsDatuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan completed the Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology (FIT) College, Kuala Lumpur in 1980, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America in 1999. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) in Business Emphasis Entrepreneurship by the same university in 2002.
Working experience and occupation Datuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of DPS Resources Berhad. Datuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan started his career working for a reputable tiling company as a site supervisor for eight (8) months. Datuk Dr. Sow subsequently set up Teck Chuan Tiling & Construction Enterprise in 1982. The company was later converted to a private limited company by the name of Maxcon Sdn Bhd in 1985. Over the next decade until 1994, the company was aggressively involved in tendering for government and private construction projects, tiling construction and interior renovations. Some of the major projects completed include construction of the Melaka state mosque Masjid Al-Azim, low cost houses for Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Melaka and housing scheme in Taman Bukit Rambai, and restoration of Stadthuys Melaka building.

In addition to construction, Datuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan also became involved in the wood-based industry in the early 1980s when he set up Shing Huat Sawmill Sdn Bhd (now known as DPS Realty Sdn Bhd) in 1984. The company was involved in timber trading, sawmilling and supplying roof trusses to construction companies throughout Peninsular Malaysia.

Subsequently, in 1992 and 1995, he expanded his business in the wood-based industry when he bought over DPS Industries Sdn Bhd and Shantawood Manufacturing Sdn Bhd respectively. A "hands-on" person, Datuk Dr. Sow’s insights, stewardship and perseverance have been instrumental to the steady growth and expansion of DPS Group. He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the wood-based industry.
Directorship of public companies (if any)Len Cheong Holding Berhad's Group of Companies
United Teochew (M) Berhad's Group of Companies
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuerDatuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan is the spouse of Datin Chu Kim Guek who is the Executive Director and major shareholder of the Company.

Datuk Dr. Sow Chin Chuan also the father of Eric Sow Yong Shing, the Alternate Director to Datin Chu Kim Guek and major shareholder of the Company.
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiariesDirect interest: 48,043,316 ordinary shares of RM0.50 each.

Indirect interest: 4,348,097 ordinary shares of RM0.50 each held in the name of spouse, Datin Chu Kim Guek.

Indirect interest: 35,000 ordinary shares of RM0.50 each held in the name his son, Eric Sow Yong Shing.
Composition of Audit Committee (Name and Directorate of members after change)Chairman:

Mr. Leong Pooi Wah
(Independent Non-Executive Director)


Datuk Haji Jaafar Bin Haji Lajis
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Encik Fazrin Azwar Bin Dato' Md Nor
((Independent Non-Executive Director)

Announcement Info

Stock Name DPS    
Date Announced22 Nov 2007  
CategoryChange in Audit Committee
Reference NoCC-071122-22373

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