Dato’ Chan Choon Ngai



Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian
Date Appointed to the Board: 1 February 2011


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Membership of Board Committee:

  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Audit Committee

Present Directorship(s):

Listed Entity
  • Nil
Other Public Company
  • Nil

Working Experience:

  • Dato’ Chan was appointed to the Board of BAT Malaysia since 1 February 2011 after his retirement on 31 December 2010 as Operations Director of the Company. He was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of BAT Malaysia on 1 January 2013 following the expiry of his contract of service on 31 December 2012. Subsequently, he was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director of BAT Malaysia on 23 May 2016. He was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 February 2021.
  • He was appointed as the Operations Director of BAT Malaysia in July 2000 and his portfolio expanded to include Business Development Services effective 15 November 2010.
  • Dato’ Chan joined Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad (“Rothmans Malaysia”) in 1979, as a Production Management Trainee and held various positions in the Production Division, including Production Executive Make and Pack (1980- 1982), Personal Assistant to Rothmans International World Production Director, Rothmans International United Kingdom (1982- 1984), Acting Factory Manager Rothmans Malaysia (1984-1986), Factory Manager Rothmans Malaysia (1986-1994) and Production Director (Designate) of Rothmans Malaysia (1994- 1995). Dato’ Chan was then appointed as Production Director of the then Rothmans Malaysia in October 1995. He was the Director of Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad from May 1997 to June 2003