Ms Ewe Lay Khim
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Nominating Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Risk Management Committee
Ms Ewe was appointed a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Ewein on 27 May 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry from University of Toronto, Canada in 1984. She completed her internship at International Flavours and Fragrances Inc., a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances, at their plant in Hazlet, New Jersey, USA.
Upon her return to Malaysia, Ms. Ewe worked as a Food Technologist for Jamanis Sdn. Bhd., (of the Soon Soon Group) a manufacturer of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and cornstarch. She was involved in formulation and technical support for corporate clients and had the privilege of working with the late Dr. Neoh Soon Kean in R&D of HFCS as a sugar substitute for food and beverage manufacturers. She also studied management accounting at the Malaysian Institute of Training and Development. She pursued further education and obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Portsmouth, U.K. in 1998. Having specialised in Corporate Finance and International Marketing, she was mentored for her dissertation by Professor Geoff Gravil, who was then also an examiner for the ACCA.
In 1990, Ms Ewe joined Ewein Winery (M) Sdn. Bhd. as a chemist but found her calling in the field of management and finance. Being Information Technology (IT) savvy, she transformed the companies under her charge from manual bookkeeping to a Microsoft DOS-based environment in the early 1990s followed by the migration to a Windows-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform. She now heads the project team responsible for a GST-compliant ERP system.
With 31 years of experience in many industries including manufacturing, trading, propertydevelopment and plantations, she is currently a director of various companies including Ewein Winery (M) Sdn. Bhd., Wen Ming Holding Sdn. Bhd. and Kirana Bumijaya Sdn. Bhd. She is also the President (2016/2017) of Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Convent Bukit Mertajam and is actively involved in its charity and social activities. She is passionate about environmental issues and participated in the Penang state government’s ‘Lab’ Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca in October 2015.