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Management Team

K. Selveswaran

Executive Director

His experience in the real estate sector is accredited to his tenure with an established real estate firm between 1986 and 1994. In addition, he has many years of experiences as board member in a healthcare company which involved in a Government Concession of providing maintenance services of bio-medical equipment for Government hospitals.

K. Selveswaran became a part of the “PinePac” family when the Group was going through a diversifying phase of its business in 1994.

In 1995, he joined Benta Plantations Berhad, now known as “PinePac”, as General Manager and was later seconded to Mun Loong Bhd, a major retail subsidiary as Senior General Manager. He was then holding a senior management role overseeing the oil palm plantation and managing a retail commercial development project. With years of experience and knowledge, he was then appointed as the Group Executive Vice President in 2011 and later the Executive Director in 2019.

Tang Yow San

Executive Vice President - Group Finance & Corporate

Tang Yow San is known for his vast and invaluable working experiences in accounting firms, commercial organisations, and large local financial institutions with subsidiaries of diversified activities. Tang obtained his professional qualification from Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants “MICPA” in 1990 upon completing his articleship with Hanifah Raslan & Mohamad “HRM” (currently known as Ernst & Young) and ventured into corporate consultancy and accounting services.

After his term with HRM, Tang briefly joined Pembinaan Limbongan Setia Sdn. Bhd where he was appointed as Group Accountant. In the closing months of 1991, Tang joined MBf Finance Bhd ("MBf") as an Assistant Manager. He left “MBf” in 1997 as the General Manager of the Finance and Treasury Division.

He joined Pinehill Pacific Berhad “PinePac” in 1999 and is deemed as a valuable member in the company.

Tuan Haji Abd Latip Mohd Zain

Plantation Director

Tuan Haji Abd Latip Mohd Zain was appointed as Plantation Director on Sime Darby Plantation Berhad “Sime Darby” in 1997. His main line of business in “Sime Darby” allowed him to obtain extensive knowledge in terms of management and hands-on experience in oil palm plantations, cocoa, and rubber. He has been involved in the agriculture industry for close to 30 years. Abd Latip also served as a Board member of Consolidated Plantations Bhd as well as President Director of PT Sime Indo Agro, among many other subsidiaries of Sime Darby both in Malaysia and overseas.

Abd Latip is best known for his work in the overall management and profitability of Sime Darby Plantations’ estates, which are located in Malaysia and Indonesia. His contributions to the company was instrumental in the implementation of the extensive mechanization programme, which in turn allowed Sime Darby to be recognized as one of the most cost-efficient plantation companies in Malaysia. Abd Latip’s masterstroke is his widespread experience in corporate financing, especially for new developments of oil palm plantations as well as its downstream activities.

Abd Latip joined into the ranks of Pinehill Pacific Berhad “PinePac” in 2007 and serves as Plantation Director.

Muhammad Hafidzi Bin Abu Bakar

Group Financial Controller

Muhammad Hafidzi is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of progressive experience in accounting and financial management. He has strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes, in addition to productivity improvements and change management.

He started his career in 1997 with Grant Thornton Malaysia, a public accounting firm. In 2001, he joined Protasco Berhad, a listed conglomerate with activities in construction, road maintenance, engineering services, property development and education. He held various senior positions in accounts and finance within Protasco Group of Companies, and his last position was Group Financial Controller of Protasco Berhad until 2019.

After a short stint with an education subsidiary of Ekuinas, Muhammad Hafidzi joined Pinehill Pacific Berhad “PinePac” in 2020.

N. Amarution

Vice President - Plantation Operations

With a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Australia and an MBA from Trinity College, UK, Amarution joined Pinehill Pacific Berhad “PinePac” and brought along a technical know-how & expertise. Amarution’s career has taken him across various oil palm related scenarios such as the commissioning of oil palm mills, opening of cast phosphate mines, and oil palm factory management. He has an illustrious career spanning an excess of 30 years.

In the span of his career he has been involved in the establishment of plantations and mills in both Malaysia and in terrains as challenging as Papua New Guinea. In addition to all that, Amarution is a member of the Institute of Business Administration & Management (IBAM), in the United Kingdom.

N.Amarution joined the Pinehill Pacific Berhad “PinePac” family in 1997 and now serves as Vice President of Plantation Operations, specializing in agriculture.