Board of Directors
Dato' Dr Jessie Tang
Founder & Group CEO
Dato’ Dr. Jessie Tang obtained her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India in 1994. Upon graduation, she served in a Malaysian government hospital for four years. After completing her government service, she joined a health care management company in Kuala Lumpur where she was responsible for setting up and managing a chain of clinics. In 2003, Dr. Jessie teamed up with two other partners and formed a company distributing nutritional products locally and across South East Asia.
Dato’ Dr. Jessie’s family was involved in rubber and oil palm plantations, and she followed a familiar calling towards learning all about the agricultural industry. Coupled with her entrepreneural spirit and a new founding vision in the prospects of oil palm, she embarked into the oil palm plantation business in East Malaysia.
Dato’ Dr. Jessie holds multiple roles and positions in various organizations and associations. She is a member of the Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association (MEOA), an advisor for Sabah’s Kobe Osaka Karate Club, and a board member and Deputy CEO of the Women’s Institute of Management (WIM) Malaysia. She is also actively involved in various corporate social responsibility initiatives and projects, particularly in empowering and improving the standard of living of women.
Currently, Dato’ Dr. Jessie is a Director and Group CEO of East West One Group. Besides the group’s oil palm businesses in Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Jessie has also expanded the group’s regional business presence into Indonesia, specifically in the expansion of oil palm landbank and the marble and dimensional stone mining industries. Today, she continues to play a direct and active role in East West One Group’s growth and expansion. Dato‘ Dr. Jessie was bestowed the DSDK award in January 2013 in conjunction with the Sultan of Kedah’s 85th birthday.
Dr. Tan Eng Heong
Director & Group COO
Dr. Tan Eng Heong, aged 49, obtained his medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India in 1994. Upon graduation, he served at Hospital Alor Setar as his compulsory Government service. He furthered his studies and obtained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgery in Edinburgh at the age of 29. He also received training at Hospital Selayang, University of Beijing and Taipei National University.
After 6 years in Government service, Dr. Tan joined the private practice at Southern Hospital, Melaka as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and later moved to Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh.
Although he was a specialist and consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, he was bold and took the courage to venture into business. Dr. Tan had a very keen interest in the agriculture sector. This coupled with his entrepreneur spirit and family background in timber trading, sawmill and oil palm plantation led him to diversify from medical practice which he was involved in for more than 13 years into business in the agriculture sector.
Dr. Tan’s family has been involved in the agricultural sector for more than 30 years. With the knowledge and experiences acquired through exposure to his family businesses, he is an asset to the East West One Group especially in palm oil related businesses.
Dr. Tan is a Director of several companies within the East West One Group with businesses largely in the oil palm industry. Besides the group’s oil palm businesses in Malaysia, Dr. Tan is also expanding the group’s regional business presence into Indonesia, specifically in the oil palm and mining industries.