Tan Sri CHAN Ah Chye
Tan Sri Dato’(Dr) Ir Chan Ah Chye @ Chan Chong Yoon, a Malaysian, aged 70, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 6 November 1990. He was formerly the Executive Chairman of the Company prior to his re-designation as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 January 2009. He is a member of the Nomination Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaya in 1970 and is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia since 1974 and was subsequently made a Fellow in 1984. He has over 44 years of experience in the property and construction industry since he started his career with an Engineering Consulting firm and later joined Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor in 1971 as a Project Manager handling project designs, management and property development. He then started his own construction and property development company in 1984. He was formerly the Executive Director (President/Chief Executive) and former Major Shareholder of Kumpulan Europlus Berhad.
Tan Sri Chan was awarded the prestigious “Property Man of the Year 1998” by Federation Internationale Des Professions Immobilieres (“FIABCI”) in recognition of his achievements in property development. Tan Sri Chan was conferred a Doctor of Commercial Science by the Oklahoma City University on 19 July 1998. Tan Sri Chan was also conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Science (Engineering) by his Alma Mater – UniversityMalaya on 11 August 2003.
Tan Sri Chan is married to Puan Sri Datin Thong Nyok Choo and they have four children. His son, Chan Tet Eu is also a Director and Substantial Shareholder of the Company.