Profile of Directors
Datuk Haji Muhamad Shapiae Bin Mat Ali
Independent and Non-Executive Chairman
Datuk Shapiae, aged 69, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 18 January 2017.
Datuk has many years of working experience in property development, lorry transportation, and shipping line, advertising as well as in life and general insurance.
He was the Chairman of Mahajaya Berhad and was an Executive Director of Ganad Media S/B (an advertising company). He was also the Chairman of a few NGOs.
He is currently the Executive Chairman of a few companies such as Iconic Paragon Sdn Bhd, Hanava Solaris Sdn Bhd which are developers of hotels and service apartments in Bukit Bintang area and affordable homes in Kuala Lumpur.
He does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.
Yong Loy Huat
Mr. Yong Loy Huat, aged 62, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company and as the Group Managing Director on 16 November 2016.
Mr Yong graduated with a Diploma in Technology (Building) from Tunku Abdul Rahman College.
Mr. Yong has more than 35 years of experiences in Building Construction & Property Development. He does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.
Chang Joo Huat
Mr. Chang Joo Huat, aged 52, a Malaysian, male, joined the Board of WEC on 1 October 2010 and was appointed as an Executive Director.
Mr. Chang Joo Huat holds a Master in Business Administration from the Southern Pacific University, Malaysia; a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical System) from University of Putra Malaysia and a Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Technology, Malaysia.
Mr. Chang had started his career as an Assistant Engineer at Matsushita Electric Motor, Singapore in 1987; he has accumulated 30 years of experience in manufacturing industry, specializing in automation, research & development and project engineering. He was appointed as a Director of the subsidiary of the Company on 1 August 1996 and promoted to Group’s Technical Director on 1 November 2004. He does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.
Mr. Chang attended all four Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 October 2016.
Eng Teik Hiang
Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director
Mr. Eng Teik Hiang, aged 52, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 16 November 2016.
Mr. Eng graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Diploma in Financial Accounting. He has 5 years working experience as Audit Manager in an accounting firm, 4 years as an internal auditor in a listed Company. He also has 18 years working experience in a construction Company as finance manager and subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Eng does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.
Mr. Low Seong Chuan
Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director
Mr. Low Seong Chuan, aged 40, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 16 November 2016.
Mr. Low graduated from Hertfordshire University with a B.Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering.
Mr. Low has been practicing in civil engineering industry for nearly 19 years, inclusive of 15 years in professional consulting service industry. He does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.
Mr. Lau Chia En
Independent and Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lau Chia En, aged 44, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 16 November 2016.
Mr. Lau graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and obtained his Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.
Mr. Lau has been working in the corporate sector for the past 21 years, of which he practiced corporate finance for at least 18 years in investment banks and stock broking environment in Malaysia. His longest stink in investment banks is MIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Aseambankers Malaysia Bhd (currently known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad). His area of expertise is in mergers & acquisition (M&A), initial public offerings, reverse takeover, general offer and etc. The last position he held in a formal outfit is the Head of Corporate Finance at SJ Securities Sdn Bhd, a securities firm in Malaysia.
Currently, he continues his trade in a boutique investment advisory firm. He is also a director of Black Star Petroleum Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Other than as stated, he does not hold any other directorships in other public companies and listed issuers.