Executive Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
YM Tengku Dato’ Sri Uzir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah graduated from City University, UK, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering in 1983. He started his career with Jabatan Kerja Raya as an engineer before joining the private sectors.
He was the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian General Investment Corporation Berhad (now known as Sumatec Resources Berhad) from 1990 to 1993. He has also served on the Board of Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad, Kurnia Setia Berhad and Project Penyelenggaran Lebuhraya Berhad, all of which were public listed companies. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Tanah Makmur Berhad in 2011 until he was re-designated as the Alternate Director in 2013 pursuant to his appointment as Executive Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 24 October 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Long Term Incentive Plan Committee and Investment Committee.
He has vast business experience in various industries, especially in civil engineering, construction, plantation and property development.
Senior Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer
Dato’ Ir. William Tan Chee Keong is a member of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from The University of Nottingham with an honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was appointed to the Board on 12 May 2014. He was re-designated to Senior Executive Director cum Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 2 July 2015. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and Investment Committee.
He started his career in Jabatan Kerja Raya and worked there from 1980 to 1984. He was involved in numerous road construction projects and bridge designing assignments. Later, he joined Ken Holdings Sdn Bhd and Dayapi Bhd as a project manager tasked with overseeing various road and bridge construction projects.
He joined the Road Builder group of companies in 1992 as a Senior Project Manager (later Project Director) and he was involved in leading a team to complete several large-scale construction contracts and infrastructure developments. He was subsequently appointed as an Executive Director in Road Builder (M) Sdn Bhd and as a Director in several subsidiaries within the group. During that period, he was directly responsible for the engineering, procurement and implementation aspects of construction projects and the management of highway concessions.
He founded KenKeong Sdn Bhd in 2007 after he left the Road Builder group of companies. Under his leadership, the company secured several middle and large scale projects. Kenkeong Sdn Bhd was acquired by WZ Satu Berhad in May 2014 and renamed as WZS KenKeong Sdn. Bhd.
Executive Director / Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Tan Teng Heng is a member of the The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer cum Executive Director on 24 October 2013. He is also a member of the Long Term Incentive Plan Committee, Investment Committee and Shariah Advisory Committee.
He was trained in the big four audit and consultancy firms during his time. He was working under an articleship with a view to complete his professional accountancy studies to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant. His studies was under the auspices of The Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (now known as MICPA). As a student, he not only excelled and passed all examinations in single sittings but most notably, he was a prize winner in two professional subjects i.e. Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.
He is well exposed to the capital markets through various capacities in senior management positions, principally in Malaysia with a stint in Hong Kong. He was the CEO of an options and futures company which was then a member of KLOFFE (Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange). Prior to joining WZ Satu Berhad, he was with HwangDBS Investment Bank Berhad as Senior Vice President.
Mr. Tan Chong Boon graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with an honours degree in Civil Engineering and was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007.
He has experience in the areas of designing and building civil and structural works. Upon graduating in 1991, he joined a civil and structural consulting company as a Design Engineer before joining the Group in 1994. He successfully established the Group’s cold drawn bright steel production plant in 1995 and later, he managed the Group’s venture into the production of high-end free cutting polished shafts for office automation.
Mr. Tan Chong Boon is the brother of Mr. Tan Ching Kee, a Director and major shareholder of the Company.
Dato’ Ir. Mohd Ghazali Bin Kamaruzaman is a member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and a master’s degree in Project Management from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). He has over 27 years of experience in civil engineering works. He was involved in the planning, designing and building of drainage, buildings and roads. He was appointed as an Executive Director on 24 October 2013.
He started his career in 1988 with the Shire of Melton, Victoria, Australia as a design engineer in Water and Sewerage Division responsible for design, tendering and construction of Water and Sewerage within the Shire. Upon returning to Malaysia he joined PATI Sdn Bhd as engineer responsible for tendering, execution and implementation of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) from Bukit Raja, Klang to Tapah, Perak. He was later attached to PATI Pave Sdn Bhd, responsible for the tendering, execution and implementation of pavement works. Among notable projects that he was involved include North South Expressway, Second Link, Central Link, Manila Cavite Expressway, Jalan Pahang, Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT), PUTRA LRT, KL – Salak Expressway, Bangi Seremban Third Lane Widening and Simpang Pulai – Blue Valley.
In 2005, he founded Prisma Simfoni Sdn Bhd, which specialized in road construction, earthworks, building construction and waterworks. Some of the notable projects delivered were Third Lane Widening Tg. Malim to Slim River, Missing Link Awan Besar to KESAS Highway, UPSI infrastructure works, Batu Embun Water Intake and Treatment Plant, Herbal Centre Phase 2 for Technology Park Malaysia, Commercial & Office Building for UDA (North) in Seberang Prai and Non Revenue Water (NRW) for PAIP.
Deputy Chairman / Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Amin Rafie Bin Othman was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. He is the Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, with a joint honours degree in Economics and International Politics in 1982. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the City University of London, United Kingdom.
Dato’ Amin is currently the Chairman of Asia Solar Generation Ventures Sdn Bhd, and the Managing Director of Plynlymon Capital Sdn Bhd and Rampai Ulltima Sdn Bhd. He is also a Director of PDAC Formis Sdn Bhd (Brunei) and MYP Ltd. (Singapore).
In a career spanning over 29 years, Dato’ Amin has also served as the Managing Director of Dubai Group Sdn Bhd, CEO of Mayban Investment Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of PJB Capital Sdn Bhd, Executive Director of Smith Zain Securities, Senior General Manager and a Director of Rashid Hussain Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He is also a past President of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers and was a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Idris bin Haji Hashim was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 20 November 2014. He is a member of the Nomination Committee. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) with a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning in 1975. Later, he furthered his studies in United States and graduated with a postgraduate degree of Master of Science, City and Regional Planning from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 1978.
He started his career as an assistant town planner with Arkitek Bersekutu Malaysia in 1975, where he participated in projects such as Pusat Bandar Bukit Raden, Kompleks Perdagangan Kuantan in Pahang and Bangunan Sri Mara in Kuala Lumpur. Upon completing his postgraduate studies, he was attached to North-Eastern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago as a Planner where he was involved in various large projects in the State of Illinois as well as the New Jeddah International Airport, King Abdul Aziz University and Automotive Centre for Sears Roebuck & Co. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Surveying of UiTM in 1980. He served as Chairman of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad from 2009 to 2015. He retired upon attaining the mandatory retirement age.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Syed Kamarulzaman Bin Dato’ Syed Zainol Khodki Shahabudin was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 April 2015 and is the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Committee. He is also the Managing Director of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS) since 1st December 2007 and is also a member of PNS’s Directors Investment Committee.
He is a holder of Master in Science and Corporate Communication from School of Modern Languages & Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Bachelor in Business Administration from School of Business, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Diploma in Business Studies from Mara Institute of Technology.
He was previously the Managing Director of Yayasan Tekun Nasional and prior to that, he had accumulated over 20 years of experience in banking operations, corporate management, property and information technology with a last attachment at Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad as a Branch Manager. He had also served as a Lecturer at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).
Currently, he is a Director of Focus Point Holdings Berhad.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Yeong Kok Hee was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Dato’ Yeong is known not only in the information technology arena, but also in the financial services and corporate sector.
Dato’ Yeong is currently a consultant of CSC Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a position that he has held since 1999. As the company’s consultant, he is focused in the areas of Managed Services, Technology Consulting and Complex System Integration.
He has established and developed a significant number of strategic relationships and alliances with the senior management of the financial and governmental sectors.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Rosli Bin Shafiei was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2014. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Remuneration Committee and Long Term Incentive Plan Committee. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi Mara and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He has extensive experience in finance, insurance and banking, infrastructure and building constru”ction, offshore construction, installation and oil and gas related services industries; having held senior positions in private and public listed companies.
Following the acquisition by UEM Group, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of PATI Sdn Bhd, responsible for the operations of the group which was primarily involved in construction, quarrying and supplying construction materials. Subsequently in 2003, upon completion of acquisition of lntria Bhd and restructuring of the UEM Group, he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer for UEM Builders Bhd. He left UEM Builders Bhd upon attaining the mandatory retirement age In 2007.
Thereafter, he was also appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Willis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, insurance brokers and consultants from January 2011 to February 2013.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Ahmad Nizam Bin Salleh, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 11 April 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Datuk Ahmad is the holder of a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, USA and attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Wharton School University of Pennsylvania (1999), USA.
He held various positions such as Analyst, Planner and Project Coordinator in Corporate Planning and Finance divisions in Petronas Corporate Head Office from the years 1981 to 1987. Subsequently, he held various senior positions in Petronas Holding Company from years 1988 to 2002, including Head of Crude Oil Group and subsequently, Group Treasury. In 2004, he assumed the position of Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) of Malaysia LNG Group of Companies and was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Services Division of Petronas in year 2007. From July 2010 to August 2015, he was the MD/CEO of Engen Ltd, South Africa, which operated in 20 countries in southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
Alternate Director to Mr. Tan Chong Boon
Mr. Ng Chong Tin was appointed to the Board on 26 October 2007. On 12 May 2014, he was re-designated as Alternate Director to Mr. Tan Chong Boon. He embarked on his career in the steel industry in 1985 and join the Group in its early days as a co-founder and Director.
To date, Mr. Ng has 33 years of experience in the development of sales and marketing strategies based on customer feedback as well as analysing changing consumer trends. Mr. Ng is primarily in charge of the sales and marketing functions of the Group’s steel trading business.
Mr. Ng Chong Tin is the brother-in-law of Mr. Tan Ching Kee, a Director and major shareholder of the Company.
Alternate Director to Dato’ Ir. Mohd Ghazali Bin Kamaruzaman
Mr. Choi Chee Ken was appointed as Alternate Director to Dato’ Ir. Mohd Ghazali Bin Kamaruzaman on 28 October 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ohio, USA.
He has over 26 years of working experience in the construction and building materials industries. He began his career as an Engineer in Associated Concrete Product Sdn Bhd in 1989. Later, he joined Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn Bhd as a Consultant Engineer. From 1996 until 2005, he was a Senior Project Manager in Road Builder (M) Sdn Bhd.
He teamed up with Data’ lr. William Tan Chee Keong to form KenKeong Sdn Bhd in 2007 which was acquired by WZ Satu Berhad in May 2014 and renamed as WZS KenKeong Sdn. Bhd. Currently, he is an Executive Director of WZS KenKeong Sdn Bhd.
• All Directors are Malaysian.
• Save as disclosed, none of the Directors have:
1. any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder;
2. any conflict of interest with Company; and
3. any convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any.