Kuo Choo Song, Malaysian aged 87, is the Managing Director of the Company. He became a member of the Board of Directors on 4 October 1991 and was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Company on 3 August 2000. Subsequently, he was redesignated as Managing Director in HSIB on 1 February 2003. He was appointed as the Managing Director of HSPM on 13 October 1974 and as the Chairman of the same since 1 April 1977. He was subsequently redesignated as Vice Chairman of HSPM on 1 February 2003. He has been the Chairman of HSHY since 21 April 1977. He is the elder brother of Y. Bhg. Dato’ Keh (Kerk) Chu Koh and Kerk Chiew Siong, and uncle of Kerk Chian Tung, Teo Lee Teck and Kerk Kar Han. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature that is necessary for day-to-day operations of the Group. He has no convictions for any offences over the past 10 years. He is one of the founders of Hup Seng Co. which was established in 1958 and subsequently became HSPM in 1974. His job responsibilities include planning the Hup Seng Group’s business development programs and representing the Group at various external functions.