Profile of Directors

The Board of Directors of Wong Engineering Corporation Berhad (“WEC”) comprises a Chief Executive Officer, three Executive Directors, a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and two Independent Non-Executive Directors. The profile of each of the Directors of the Company is as described below.

Datuk Haji Muhamad Shapiae Bin Mat Ali
Independent and Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Datuk Haji Muhamad Shapiae, Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of Director (“Board”) on 18 January 2017. Datuk has many years of working experience in property development, lorry transportation, shipping line, advertising as well as life and general insurance.

He was the Chairman of Mahajaya Berhad and was an Executive Director of Ganad Media Sdn. Bhd., an advertising company. He was also the Chairman of a few non-governmental organizations.

He is currently the Executive Chairman of Iconic Paragon Sdn. Bhd. and Havana Solaris Sdn. Bhd. which are developers of hotels and service apartments in Bukit Bintang area and affordable homes in Kuala Lumpur. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Berhad as an Independent and Non-Executive Director.

Other than as stated, he does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Datuk Haji Muhamad Shapiae is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Yong Loy Huat
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer / Key Senior Management

Mr Yong Loy Huat, Malaysian, male, was appointed as Group Managing Director on 16 November 2016. On 25 March 2017, Mr Yong was re-designated as the Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Yong graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College in 1978 with a Diploma in Technology (Building).

Mr Yong has 39 years of professional experience in general construction and property development. As the Managing Director of Tajukon Sdn. Bhd., he has led projects for the industrial, commercial and residential markets throughout Malaysia. Amongst his notable projects is a RM100 million project involving the conversion and addition of the existing 23-storey Plaza Artium into 163 units of serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur.

He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Chang Joo Huat
Executive Director / Key Senior Management

Mr Chang Joo Huat, aged 55, Malaysian, male, joined the Board of WEC on 1 October 2010 as an Executive Director.

He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Southern Pacific University, USA as well as a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical System) from University of Putra Malaysia and a Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Technology, Malaysia.

Mr Chang started his career as an Assistant Engineer at Matsushita Electric Motor, Singapore in 1987 and has accumulated 32 years of experience in manufacturing industry specializing in automation, research & development and project engineering. He was appointed as a Director of the subsidiary company on 1 August 1996 and promoted to Group Technical Director on 1 November 2004.

He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr Chang is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Low Seong Chuan
Executive Director / Key Senior Management

Mr Low Seong Chuan, male, was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2016.

Mr Low graduated from Hertfordshire University with a B. Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering.

He has been involved in the civil engineering industry for 22 years inclusive of 18 years in professional consulting environment.

He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr Low is a member of the Risk Management Committee.

Anstey Yong Lee Teen
Executive Director / Key Senior Management

Ms Anstey, Malaysian, female, was appointed as a Senior Manager in WEC Group in 2017. She was appointed as Executive Director on 2 January 2019.

Ms Anstey holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University and a Master of Business in Risk Management from Monash University, Australia.

Ms Anstey oversees the Group’s administrative and support departments to ensure smooth running of daily operations. Prior to joining WEC, she was a Finance Analyst with Intel Malaysia for 2 years.

She does not hold any directorships in public companies and listed issuers.

Eng Teik Hiang
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Eng Teik Hiang, Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2016.

Mr Eng graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College with a Diploma in Financial Accounting. He commenced his career in audit and left after 5 years as Audit Manager to work in internal audit with a listed company for 4 years. He then joined a construction company as the Finance Manager and spent the next 18 years assuming greater responsibilities and wider scope of duties before assuming his current role as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Eng does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr Eng is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Management Committees.

Lau Chia En
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lau Chia En, Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2016.

Mr Lau graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and obtained his Master of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.

Mr Lau has been involved in the corporate sector for more than 24 years with at least 18 years spent in corporate finance in investment banking and stock broking environment in Malaysia. His longest stint in investment banking was with MIMB Investment Bank Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad) and Aseambankers Malaysia Bhd (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad). His area of expertise is mergers and acquisitions (M&A), initial public offerings, reverse takeover, and general offer. His last position in a formal outfit was as Head of Corporate Finance at SJ Securities Sdn. Bhd., a securities firm in Malaysia.

He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of B.I.G. Industries Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities. Other than as stated, he does not hold any other directorships in other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr Lau is the Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee.