Mohd Jaffar Bin Awang (Ismail)
Malaysian, aged 68
Mohd Jaffar Bin Awang (Ismail) was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 2 September 2020. He is also the Chairman of our Remuneration Committee.
Mohd Jaffar Bin Awang (Ismail) graduated in Bachelor of Social Science with Honours from Universiti Sains Malaysia in July 1977. He furthered his studies in October 1981 and was awarded with a Master of Arts (South East Asian Studies) in July 1983 from University of Hull, United Kingdom.
He commenced his career with the state government of Johor (“Johor State Government”) as a temporary trainee and then, served as a full-time employee in January 1978 as a Johor Civil Servant in the District and Sub-District Land Office in Kulai. In March 1978, he was transferred to the Johor Bahru District Office to take up the position of Assistant District Officer (Community Development) and thereafter, transferred to the Johor Bahru Land Office to be the Assistant Collector of Land Revenue in January 1979.
From October 1981 to January 1983, he applied for study leave from Johor Government Secretaries Office (Administrative Department) to further his studies in University of Hull. Upon graduating with a master’s degree, he resumed his employment as Assistant Secretary with the Johor State Government in the Johor Government Secretaries Office (Service Department) until December 1987 and was subsequently, transferred to the Office of the Johor Government Council as Secretary from January 1988 until December 1990. From January 1991 until April 1992, he was Secretary in the Municipal Council of Johor Bahru Central and thereafter, transferred to the Johor Bahru District Office as Chief Assistant District Officer (Development) from April 1992 until May 1995.
From June 1995 until September 2000, he held the position of Chief Assistant Secretary in the Johor Government Secretaries Office (Local Government Department). In September 2000, he was transferred to the position of Director in Tourism Johor until June 2002 and from July 2002 to December 2002, he was a General Manager in the Johor State Tourism Action Council. In January 2003, he was made President of the Muar Municipal Council until January 2006. From February 2006 until December 2006, he was District Officer in the Kota Tinggi District Office. In December 2006, he was subsequently transferred to the Kluang District Office until January 2008 and from January 2008 to August 2009, he was transferred to the Johor Bahru District Office. In August 2009, he was Mayor of the Johor Bahru City Council and he retired as Mayor in August 2011.
During his retirement, in May 2013, he was appointed as a Director of Loong Soon Kemajuan Sdn Bhd, Tasek Development Sdn Bhd and Tasek Homes Sdn Bhd which he is currently still a Director in these companies. In March 2014, he was appointed by the Johor State Government to serve as a member of the Johor Public Service Commissions and officially completed his term of service in March 2018.
He has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director since May 2017 in Atlan Holdings Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.
Yoong Woei Yeh
Malaysian, aged 42
Yoong Woei Yeh is our CEO and Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 21 February 2020. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. Yoong Woei Yeh is also a graduate member of The Institute of Engineers Malaysia and the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 19 July 2004 and 24 November 2003, respectively.
Yoong Woei Yeh started his career in June 2002 as a Site Engineer at Road Builder (M) Sdn Bhd and was subsequently promoted to Senior Engineer in January 2007. He continued his career with IJM Construction Sdn Bhd in November 2007 after the acquisition of Road Builder (M) Sdn Bhd by IJM Corporation Berhad until January 2009. After he left IJM Construction Sdn Bhd in January 2009, Yoong Woei Yeh joined Haily Construction in February 2009 as the Project Engineer and was promoted to the position of Project Manager in September 2011. Yoong Woei Yeh assumed the role as the head of projects where he was responsible for the overall aspects of our Group’s project construction works. In April 2012, he was appointed as a Director of Haily Construction. Yoong Woei Yeh was further promoted to the position of CEO of Haily Construction in May 2019 and as CEO of our Group on 2 September 2020.
As the CEO of our Group, Yoong Woei Yeh is responsible for the day to day management of our Group including but not limited to organisational effectiveness and implementation of policies, strategies and decisions. He is also responsible to lead, supervise and manage a team of executives, ensuring that the appropriate risk management practices and policies are implemented and to assess business opportunities for our Group.
See Tin Hai
Malaysian, aged 60
See Tin Hai, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 21 February 2020. See Tin Hai is the founder of Haily Construction with his wife, Kik Siew Lee on 10 May 2007. He started his career in 1980 immediately upon the completion of his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (“SPM”) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Labis, Johor in 1979.
See Tin Hai started his career as a house renovator. See Tin Hai was running his own business in his personal capacity throughout the period of 1980s to 2000s focusing on house renovation, electrical and wiring works.
In 2001, See Tin Hai joined and was appointed a Director of Convest Construction Sdn Bhd where he held 42% of its shareholdings. The company was incorporated in 1998 and principally involved in building constructions. From 2001 until 2017, he was responsible for the business operation of the company as a contractor. He was overseeing several constructions projects undertaken by Convest Construction Sdn Bhd. See Tin Hai subsequently resigned from the board of directors of Convest Construction Sdn Bhd in March 2020 and sold his shares in the company in May 2020.
With the experience gained over the years, See Tin Hai founded Haily Construction with his wife, Kik Siew Lee on 10 May 2007 to tender and undertake construction services for property developers. See Tin Hai has dedicated his entire career in the construction industry and is responsible for the overall Group’s business direction and development strategies. See Tin Hai is also responsible for supervising the day-to-day management of our Group which includes overseeing the entire tendering and construction process for all our projects.
See Swee Ling
Malaysian, aged 35
See Swee Ling is our Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 2 September 2020. She graduated in Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance from University of East London in 2009.
Upon her graduation in 2009, See Swee Ling was invited by her father, See Tin Hai who is the founder of Haily Construction to develop her career with Haily Construction. She joined Haily Construction as an Accounts Assistant in September 2009 and was promoted to the position of Corporate Executive in September 2011. See Swee Ling was responsible for overseeing all treasury related matters and reviewing the monthly management accounts of Haily Construction and Haily Machinery. She was appointed as a Director of Haily Construction in April 2012.
As an Executive Director of our Group, See Swee Ling spearheads the strategic financial planning which includes formulating financial planning strategies in line with our Group’s development strategies, as well as directing the overall accounts, administrative and human resources functions of our Group.
Tan Sui Huat
Malaysian, aged 65
Tan Sui Huat was appointed as our Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 September 2020. He is also the Chairman of our Nominating Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws at University of London, United Kingdom. He was admitted to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in July 1982 and subsequently called to the degree of an utter barrister on July 1983. In 1983, he undergone his pupillage in HH Long & Co and completed his pupillage in Ong Ban Chai & Co. He was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia in July 1984.
He commenced his legal career as a Legal Assistant in Ong Ban Chai & Co in July 1984 and subsequently left in August 1985 to join Rahman Saad & Associates as a Legal Assistant until March 1987. Upon leaving his position in Rahman Saad & Associates in March 1987, he joined Yaacob Atan & Associates as a Partner until 1988. In 1988, he left Yaacob Atan & Associates and joined K H Koh, Azhar & Koh (“K H Koh”) (previously known as K H Koh, Cheong & Koh) as the Managing Partner of the Johor branch.
He is currently the Managing Partner at K H Koh. He is also a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.
Ong Kheng Swee
Malaysian, aged 63
Ong Kheng Swee was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 September 2020. He is also the Chairman of our Audit and Risk Management Committee.
In July 1981, he graduated with a Diploma in Commerce (Financial Accounting) from Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. He was admitted as an Associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) in July 1990 and further admitted as a Fellow of the ACCA in September 1995. He was registered as a Chartered Accountant by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) since September 1993. He was also admitted as an Associate in the Malaysian Institute of Taxation (“MIT”) in November 1994 and subsequently, admitted as a Fellow of the MIT in April 2000. In October 2017, he was registered as an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant by the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants Coordinating Committee.
He commenced his career as an Audit Assistant in Kassim Chan & Co (now known as Deloitte Malaysia) from August 1981 until February 1984. Subsequently, he joined KPMG PLT in Johor Bahru (then known as Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.) as an Audit Assistant in March 1984 and was promoted to an Audit Senior in January 1985. In January 1989, he was promoted to Audit Supervisor and further promoted to Assistant Manager in January 1990. In July 1990, he joined a petrochemical company, Titan Himont Polymers (M) Sdn Bhd as Accounting Manager. He was subsequently, promoted to Assistant Financial Controller in January 1992. He left Titan Himont Polymers (M) Sdn Bhd in January 1994 to pursue an overseas appointment with PT Batasan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Throughout the period of January 1994 to December 1995, he was engaged with various appointments such as, Senior Accountant in PT Batasan in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 1994 to September 1994 and subsequently, as Group Finance Manager in Koda Woodcraft Sdn Bhd from October 1994 to March 1995 and later, Finance and Administration Manager (Asia Pacific) of a Thai costume jewellery manufacturer, Soleil Trading (M) Sdn Bhd based in Malaysia from April 1995 to December 1995. In December 1995, he took up the position of Financial Controller in Niro Ceramics (M) Sdn Bhd until October 1997. He then worked as a management consultant and also co-founded his management consultancy and advisory business, Seven S Consulting Sdn Bhd (“Seven S Consulting”) in 1998.
In August 1998, he joined Solid Corporation Sdn Bhd (“Solid Corporation”) as the Group Finance Director. He subsequently left Solid Corporation in February 2008, to pursue his interest in management consultancy and advisory under his company, Seven S-Consulting. He further co-founded Ascella Consulting Sdn Bhd and Rigel Consulting Sdn Bhd on 10 October 2010 and 25 April 2011, respectively. In July 2011, he returned to Solid Corporation as Executive Director cum CFO.
In September 2012, he was appointed as Executive Director cum CFO of Solid Automotive Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities on 12 September 2013. He resigned as CFO and Executive Director in September 2019 and February 2020, respectively.
Since March 2020, he has been pursuing his own business interest in Rigel Consulting Sdn Bhd and Seven S-Consulting Sdn Bhd, both are involved in the provision of advisory and consulting services and Ascella Consulting Sdn Bhd, a company providing corporate training and technical services in chemicals.
He is currently, an Independent Non-Executive Director in Power Root Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.