Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Bin Shariff
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Bin Shariff was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2014 as our Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Malaya in 1964 and obtained a Diploma in Public Administration from Carleton University, Canada in 1969. Later in 1979, he obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, United States.
In 1964, his career started as a Government Service Officer with the Ministry of Education. He then joined the Public Service Department in 1972 as an Assistant Secretary. He then served in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1980 to 1988, where he was the Director of External Assistance and General Affairs for the Economic Planning Unit from 1980 to 1983, and the Secretary of the Cabinet Division from 1983 to 1988. He was then appointed as the Penang State Secretary later that same year. Subsequently in 1992, he returned to the Public Service Department as Deputy Director General and, in the same year, he was appointed as Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence. He was Mayor of Kuala Lumpur from 1995 to 2001.
He was appointed as a Director of our Group in 2004. He does not hold directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Mokhtar Bin Hashim
Mokhtar Bin Hashim was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2014 as our Managing Director. He is a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
In 1976, he obtained a Malaysian Certificate of Education from the Royal Military College, Sungai Besi, and completed his A-Levels at Llandrillo Technical College, United Kingdom in 1979. In 1982, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Salford, United Kingdom and in the same year, he started his career with the Public Works Department as a Road Design Engineer.
In 1984, he left the Public Works Department and joined Esso Malaysia where he held various posts including Project Construction Supervisor, Senior Contracts Engineer/Administrator, Senior Construction Engineer, Senior Off-Take and Structures Engineer, Lead Construction Supervisor and Senior Fabrication Supervisor.
Subsequently in 1994, he left Esso Malaysia and joined our Group. Since then, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group. As the Managing Director, he is currently responsible for the overall management and charting strategic directions of our Group. He was appointed as a Director of our Group in 2004. He does not hold directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Lim Yew Hoe
Lim Yew Hoe was appointed to the Board on 19 April 2016 as our Executive Director. He is responsible for overseeing a wide spectrum of matters related to the Group’s corporate and finance operations.
Having started his career in finance and later operations management beyond the past two decades, En. Lim has experience in trading, manufacturing, sales & marketing operations, corporate finance and business development. He joined Emas Kiara, a multifaceted geosynthetic manufacturing and engineering construction group in 1995 and was its Group Chief Operating Officer till 2003. Following the public listing of Emas Kiara Industries Berhad Group on Bursa Malaysia in 2004, he was appointed an Executive Director and served as a board member till February 2016. In 2001, he obtained an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Greenwich University, Australia. Currently, he has directorships in several private limited companies which are involved in construction engineering services, investment holding and property development but not in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Yip Jian Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director
Yip Jian Lee was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2014 as an Independent Non- Executive Director. She is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales in 1981, and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1984. She completed her articleship with Hays Allan, United Kingdom between 1977 and 1981. She joined PricewaterHouse Tax Services Sdn Bhd in 1982, where she was a Tax Supervisor. She then joined Hong Leong Assurance Berhad in 1985 as a Finance & Admin Manager. Later that year, she joined the Institute of Bankers Malaysia as a Director where she served for 15 years before leaving in 2000. Currently, she is on the Board of PPB Group.
Mohd Rizal Bahari Bin Md Noor
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mohd Rizal Bahari Bin Md Noor was appointed to the Board on 14 February 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committees of the Company.
He is currently practising law in Messrs Bahari & Bahari. He graduated with a LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1993. In 1994, he completed his Certificate of Legal Practice and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1995. He has also completed Level 2 (Certificate) of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in 1994. He does not hold directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Wan Muhamad Hatta Bin Wan Mos
Independent Non-Executive Director
Wan Muhamad Hatta Bin Wan Mos was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 14 February 2014. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee as well as the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the company.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Malaya in 1977. He obtained his Master of Science in Highway Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1989. He is a registered Professional Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia, a member of The Institute of Engineers Malaysia and also a member of the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia.
He started his career with the Public Works Department in 1977 as a Civil Engineer in the Design and Research Division, and was promoted to Resident Engineer in 1984, where he was responsible for supervising construction works for airport development. He does not hold directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Wong Kong Foo
Wong Kong Foo was appointed to the Board on 27 October 2022 as our Executive Director. He is responsible for overseeing the Group’s Investments and Business Strategy.
He is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in corporate management, business start-ups, merger and acquisitions as well as construction. He founded the Emas Kiara Group in the 1990s and was the key strategist for the group’s success in establishing several manufacturing facilities producing a wide range of geosynthetic engineering products and industrial textiles in Malaysia. In 2004, the group was successfully listed on Bursa Malaysia as Emas Kiara Industries Berhad. (“EKIB”). During the business operations of EKIB which pioneered the manufacture of geosynthetics in Malaysia, having export markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. In 2011, he initiated the successful divertment of EKIB’s manufacturing facilities to another world leader in the industries.
Currently, he has directorships and investments in several private limited companies which are involved in real estate, property development, civil engineering & construction and credit financing but not in any other public companies and listed issuers.