• Management

    Board of Directors

    ULRICH BUCHHOLTZ, Group Chairman

    Ulrich Buchholtz has worked within the Schmidt Group of Companies since 1986: 2 years as Division Manager with Schmidt Scientific Taiwan Ltd., 4 years as Chairman and Managing Director of Schmidt Scientific Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia and Regional Managing Director South East Asia, and since 1992 onwards at the Schmidt Group Headquarters first as Group CEO and then as Group Chairman.

    Ulrich is also heavily involved in community work at the German Swiss International School (GSIS) in Hong Kong. Since 1995 Ulrich has been a member of the GSIS Board, since 2000 the Supervisor and as of 2003 the Chairman of the Boards. He is also is one of the International Advisors of the Advisory Board of the YK Pao School in Shanghai. Since 2009, Ulrich is also a specially invited council member of the Association of Former Diplomats of China (AFDC).

    A German national, born in Hong Kong and a long term resident, Ulrich studied Industrial Engineering (Business Administration & Electronics) at the University TH Darmstadt, Germany.

    B.S. ONG, Chief Financial Officer

    BS Ong joined Schmidt in May 2000 and he brought with him 21 years of working experience in Asia Pacific countries and multi industry exposure – audit, construction, manufacturing & sales and hospitality.

    He started as an auditor with Ernst & Young Malaysia and after 7 years with them moved on to work as the Group Accountant for Tat Seng Group in Malaysia (a major contractor, property developer, quarry operator and real property investor Group) for 4 years. He then moved on to Hong Kong and was the Vice President Finance & Administration and Country Controller for HK and China for ABB HK/China. After 7.5 years with ABB, he moved to Tokyo, Japan to be the Asia Pacific Finance Director for Vickers Asia Pacific. After 2 years with Vickers Asia Pacific, BS came back to Hong Kong and became a consultant for the gaming industry before joining Schmidt.

    BS is a Certified Public Accountant and he has an MBA in Total Quality Management. He is also a certified Director for Malaysian Incorporated Companies.

    Datuk Dr. Sharifuddin Wahab, Non Executive Director

    Datuk Dr Sharifuddin Wahab joined Schmidt in 1989.

    Dr Sharifuddin Bin Abdul Wahab graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1981. He pursued his postgraduate studies and obtained his Masters Degree in Science from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1983. He also holds a certificate in RIA techniques from Cornell University, United States of America.

    He began his career in the education field as a lecturer in Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1982. In his academic career, he has also been active in research, developing new technologies that could be simplified for practical handling in the field. He has been awarded research grants from the IAEA Vienna, CSIRO Australia and later appointed as expert for Africa and South East Asia by the IAEA. In 1989, he joined Schmidt Scientific Sdn Bhd and successfully restructured the Biomedical business in Malaysia. He was appointed the Executive Director of Schmidt Vietnam Co Ltd. from 1995- 1998. He was promoted to the position of Regional Managing Director, Schmidt South East Asia from 1999 – 2000 and was Chief Executive Officer of Schmidt BioMedTech Asia Ltd. until February 2007. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies.

    SBAL Executive Management Committee (EMC)

    Chris Lee, Regional Director, Malaysia & Thailand

    Chris Lee joined Schmidt in 1989 and was appointed to the Board of Schmidt BioMedTech Sdn Bhd in 1998. He is currently the Regional Director of Schmidt BioMedTech Malaysia and Thailand since 2002.

    Chris graduated in Electrical & Electronics engineering at the Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada in 1985. He commenced his career with Antah Sri Radin Bhd in 1985. Following a period in Jebsen and Jessen Industrial Service, Chris joined Schmidt in 1989 - the company then known as Schmidt Scientific Sdn Bhd. Chris was promoted to General Manager - Medical, Schmidt Scientific Sdn Bhd in 1996. Chris holds directorships in other Schmidt subsidiaries and associate companies.

    CG Lee, Financial Controller

    CG Lee joined the Schmidt Group in June 1992 as Junior Accountant. From 2004 she assumed the duty of Financial Controller with regional responsibilities.

    Prior to joining Schmidt, CG has gained experience in lecturing & auditing. She is a Certified Public Accountant & graduated with a Degree of Accountancy from University of Malaya.


    Katherine Ong, Executive Assistant to Group Chairman

    Katherine Ong started her career with Schmidt Scientific Sdn Bhd in July 1990 and was appointed to her current position as Executive Assistant in April 1996. Prior to her appointment as Executive Assistant, she held various administrative positions within the organization. She has served as a member of the Executive Management Committee of Schmidt BioMedTech since 2002. She is a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) with the Professional Secretaries Institute.


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