From dedicated and strong board members to experienced senior management team, strength in diverse experiences and a wide breadth of knowledge in the industries we are invested in. The team is accountable to our shareholders for the responsible conduct of our business and to sustain the long-term growth of the company by delivering profitability and a healthy economic performance.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Bin Abdul Manaf, aged 76, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon Berhad (“Salcon”) as Chairman on 2 January 2019.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid read law at Middle Temple, London, England and returned to Malaysia in 1970 as a Barrister-at-law.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid is now a full-time businessman. Before venturing into business, he was a senior partner in a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur until his retirement on 24 August 2006. He joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service in 1970 and was appointed as a Magistrate at Kuala Lumpur until 1973. He was later made the President of the Sessions Court in Klang. In 1975, he became the Senior Federal Counsel for the Income Tax Department. His services with the Government came to an end in 1977 when he left to join private practice and venture into business.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid was the Chairman of the Board of S P Setia Berhad from 1996 until 2012. He was also the Group Chairman of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad from October 2018 to September 2021 and Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of Perak Corporation Berhad from 6 July 2020 until 1 August 2022.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid is currently the Founder and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Eco World Development Group Berhad.
Tan Sri Dato’ Tee Tiam Lee, aged 65, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 1 January 2010.
Tan Sri Dato’ Tee has an extensive career and has vast experience in various industries including insurance, water engineering/treatment, hotel management, property investment, timber industries and oil palm plantation business.
He began his career in insurance industry in 1976 after finishing his secondary education and has more than 30 years experience in this industry to-date.
Tan Sri Dato’ Tee is a Director of Salcon Engineering Berhad and also a Director of several private limited companies including Tabir Arena Group of Companies, Jouta Plantation Sdn. Bhd. and Evergreen Comfort Sdn. Bhd., which deal in oil palm plantation business in the east coast of West Malaysia.
He is the Chairman of The Mines Residents Association (“MRA”) and is also the Adviser/ Director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Terengganu since 1995.
Currently, Tan Sri Dato’ Tee is also a Committee Member of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (“MCCC”), the Founder-Member of The Federation of Malaysia Chinese Guilds Association and The Federation of Hokkien Association of Malaysia. Tan Sri Dato’ Tee is also the Eminent Member of The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (“ACCIM”).
Dato’ Leong Kok Wah, aged 69, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 1 January 2010.
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (“MBA”) from University of Hull, United Kingdom (“UK”) and is a member of Institute of Bankers (“UK”), Institute of Credit Management (“UK”), Institute of Marketing (“UK”) and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (formerly known as Institute of Bankers Malaysia).
Dato’ Leong has an extensive career and held senior positions in the banking industry. He has vast experience in stock broking, asset management and futures and options trading. He sits on the Board of various companies in
Malaysia. He was formerly a Director of S P Setia Berhad.
Dato’ Leong is also a Non-Independent Non- Executive Deputy Chairman and shareholder of Eco-World Development Group Berhad.
Dato’ Leong is also a member of Risk Management Committee and Sustainability Committee of the Company..
Chan Seng Fatt, aged 59, male, a Chartered Accountant of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 17 December 2014.
Mr. Chan Seng Fatt has an extensive career exposure spanning more than 30 years covering various aspects of experience namely external and management auditing, financial management, corporate finance, stockbroking
and senior level operation and general management.
Mr Chan has held several senior positions in various private and public companies. He joined Multi-Purpose Holdings Berhad in 1998 as the Internal Auditors for 3 years before serving Asian Pac Holdings Berhad from 1991 to 1993
as the Group Accountant. From 1993 to 1997 he was the Financial Controller for Pengkalen Securities Sdn. Bhd. and later was appointed as the General Manager of Halim Securities Sdn. Bhd. in 1997 before joining K&N Kenanga Berhad
in 1999 as a Remisier. Mr Chan Seng Fatt was the Chief Financial Officer for Johore Tenggara Oil Palm Berhad from 2001 to 2002. He then joined Tradewinds Group in 2003 as the Senior General Manager, Finance of Tradewinds (M) Berhad
and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He was then posted to Tradewinds Plantation Berhad as the Acting Chief Executive Officer cum Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Thereafter, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Tradewinds Plantation Bhd in Oct 2007 and held the position till Dec 2012.
Mr Chan was formerly an Independent Non- Executive Director of Comfort Gloves Berhad from 16 March 2020 until 31 March 2021 and Fitters Diversified Berhad from 20 June 2014 until 1 May 2022.
Mr Chan is currently an Independent Non- Executive Director of Star Media Group Bhd, Skyworld Development Berhad and OMS Group Berhad.
Mr Chan is the Chairman of Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is also the Senior Independent Director of the Company.
Dato’ Rosli Bin Mohamed Nor, aged 64, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 2 July 2018.
Dato’ Rosli graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic (now known as Brighton University), United Kingdom.
Dato’ Rosli has built a long and steady career in construction, trading and property development. He was a design engineer at Engineering and Environmental Consultants Sdn. Bhd. and a project manager at United Engineers (M) Bhd before starting his own construction business. His companies have undertaken construction of various projects including highways, LRT tunnels, water reservoirs and rail lines. He then moved on to other new businesses in property development
Dato’ Rosli was formerly an Independent Non- Executive Director of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad. He had served for a period of nine (9) years from 2009 to 2018, longest on record for a developmental financial institution.
Dato’ Rosli after having served 9 years at Econpile Bhd as an Independent Non-Executive Director has been redesignated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He also sits on the board of ADS Sentral Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of
TRC Synergy Berhad and KMK Plus Sdn. Bhd., the later being his privately owned construction firm. He is also the Corporate Advisor to Hassan (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. a prominent shopping mall developer in Cambodia.
Dato’ Rosli is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is also the Advisor-Climate Change to oversee climate risks and mitigation plans for the Group.
Datin Goh Phaik Lynn, aged 62, female, was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 30 December 2019.
Datin Goh holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Econ from London School of Economics UK.
Datin Goh has extensive experience and an illustrious career in the Corporate Banking sector. She was the General Manager, Head of Corporate Banking and Investment Division of Ban Hin Lee Bank and a member of the Board of BHLB Pacific Trust Management Bhd (Unit Trust company) and BHLB Asset Management Bhd during her tenor with the bank from 1983
Datin Goh is also involved in various charity projects. She is a member of the Owen-Baden Powell Society and a member of the Board of Governors of Convent Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur.
Datin Goh is a member of the Audit Committee. She was appointed as a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 1 March 2023.
Water and Wastewater
Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong, was appointed as Senior Advisor of Salcon Berhad on 15 April 2021.
Dato’ Dr. Tan obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Monash University, Australia, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), University Putra Malaysia, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), National University of Malaysia (UKM), and Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (DPA), Institute of Public Administration, Malaysia (INTAN).
Dato’ Dr. Tan brings with him with over 30 years of experience in high-level governmental economic policies and is recognized as a prominent figure within the public sector. Previously, he had served in 8 key ministries and agencies, namely; (i) Secretary General of the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), (ii) Secretary General of the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), (iii) Deputy Secretary General of Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA); (iv) Deputy Director General of Public and Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) of the Prime Minister’s Department; (v) Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities; (vi) Ministry of Home Affairs; (vii) Ministry of International Trade and Industry; and (viii) Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
Dato’ Dr. Tan was the Chairman of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM-2018), the Commissioner of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN-2016-2018), Board of Director, National Water Assets Corporation (PAAB-2018), Advisory Committee of the International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR-2017 until now).
With a wealth of experience in the public sector, Dato’ Dr. Tan is well- versed in navigating the complexities of public policies and directions, particularly in developing national master plans and strategic planning for water and wastewater industries, and infrastructure development. He is highly regarded for his ability to understand the industries’ landscape and business needs. Additionally, his extensive background in the agricultural sector, infrastructure and utilities will make him a valuable asset for the company.
Jamiluddin Amini Sulaiman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. He has been involved in the engineering and construction of various water treatment plants and water supply projects in the past 32 years, which include project management, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
After graduation, he started his career as an Environmental Analytical Chemist, followed by Project Engineer with environmental engineering companies in the United States. He was primarily involved in developing technology for hazardous wastewater control under USEPA SBIR program and operating an inorganic testing laboratory in conducting various tests on water, wastewater, soil and sludge. Upon returning to Malaysia, he joined a local engineering consulting firm and was tasked
to carry out detailed engineering studies, preparation of design, tender documents/drawings and supervision of contracts in connection with the rehabilitation of 14 water treatment plants in Johor.
He later joined Salcon in 1996 as Senior Project Engineer, assigned to lead a team in Sg. Selangor Water Supply Scheme Phase 2. In 1999, he became Head of Engineering and subsequently moved up to become General Manager, Director of Project, Director of Engineering & Proposal and assumed the present position in 2021. He currently oversees the overall
operation of various divisions and departments of the company in water and wastewater sectors.
Ir. Lee Thim Loy has more than 49 years of experience in the wastewater industry. His experience ranges from design and construction of network pumping stations, oxidation ponds, aerated lagoon system, rotating biological contactors, oxidation ditches, extended aeration activated sludge system, and intermittently decanted extended aeration (IDEA) activated sludge treatment system for sewage treatment.
Ir. Lee’s portfolio includes involvement in several Sewerage Master Plans and Feasibility Studies for the Townships in Shah Alam, Seremban and Bintulu in Malaysia. His capabilities extend into the treatment of palm oil wastes besides related environmental consultancy for industrial effluent surveys, wastewater flow analyses and wastewater feasibility studies.
Ir. Lee’s noteworthy experience includes as a Principal Investigator in the Palm Oil Waste Treatment Project in Malaysia and in Thailand, a project sponsored by the International Development Research Centre, Canada, and undertaken by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, in association with the Department of Environment, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia from 1979 to 1981.
Ir. Lee’s latest experience serves as one of the Project Directors in the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the mechanical and electrical equipment for the Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant caters for a population equivalent of 920,000 persons or sewage flow rate of 207,000 m³/day.
Ir. Low Beng Peow, has been in the environmental engineering industry for more than 42 years. His experience covered the study, design, construction, implementation and management of sewerage system including sewage treatment plants, pumping stations and sewer networks.
Ir. Low’s noteworthy experience includes involvement in the multimillion ringgit Greater Kuala Lumpur Sewerage Project financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in year 70’s, and successful completion of not less than 400 projects since the incorporation of Envitech Sdn. Bhd. in 1984.
Ir. Vanslas Nathan Francis has more than 26 years of experience in water and wastewater sector. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1997 and a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1999. He also holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016 and is a registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate from the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is also a member of Institute of Engineers Malaysia.
Prior to joining Salcon, he has worked in Transwater Engineering, Biwater (Malaysia) and Genting Sanyen Utilities holding various positions related to project implementation, design works, plant operation and proposal or tender. In 2008, he joined Salcon as the Assistant Manager and later appointed as Head of Engineering for various projects implemented by Salcon Engineering. One of his notable project includes heading the engineering works for Langat2 WTP 1200 MLD plant, Malaysia. In November 2020, he is appointed as General Manager for Engineering & Construction of Salcon Engineering Berhad.
Phoon Yin Fong holds a Bachelor Science Degree in Quantity Surveying from Herriot-Watt University (UK). Phoon Yin Fong has 32 years career experience in civil and buildings works, from year 2005 onwards she started involved in water supply construction and NRW engineering works.
Prior to joining Salcon, she held the position as a Senior Manager (Contract & Procurement) with Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) from 2005 to 2015 and as a Deputy General Manager for Ban Hin Electrical & Construction Sdn Bhd from 2016 to 2018. Phoon Yin Fong has vast experience in tendering, project management and contract administration for numerous major projects which includes 35 work contract packages of pipe replacement projects and 10 work contract packages of systematic communication pipe replacement projects.
She was appointed as Assistant General Manager – Water Resources in Salcon Engineering Berhad in 2018 to assist Head of Water Resources Division on day-to-day operations for all matters related to Water Resources Division and lead a team of project management and contract administration staff for 4 Pipe Replacement Projects. She also heads all the tendering exercise for Water Resources Division. Phoon Yin Fong officially taken over the roles as Head of Water Resources Division in January 2021.
Mr. Patrick Tee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (HONS) Business Studies from Thames Valley University.
He is in charge of Salcon’s first property investment project “RES’ 280”, a small office/home office (SoHo) suites with GDV of RM140 million. The said project is for 280 units of soho and 12 units of shops.
Mr. Patrick Tee is also a Director of several private limited companies. He has vast experience in various industries including water engineering/treatment, hotel management, property development and investment, technology as well as oil palm plantation industries.
His previous appointments included business development in China for 5 years, and was part of the team involved in bringing in several acquisition of China assets.
Dato’ Mohammad Hakim Low Bin Abdullah has more than 22 years of Telco Industry experience in senior positions with Malaysian and International Companies such as Wembley Industries, Lucent Technologies, Sapura Digital, Commverge Solutions and KargoCard. In his various commercial roles, he spearheaded the introduction and boost of sales for new products and services for the telecommunication and consumer industry.
Besides being the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Volksbahn Technologies Sdn. Bhd., he sits on the Board of Directors of various companies as a strategic and commercial advisor.
Finance & Accounting
Mr. Leong Yi Shen is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Certified Practicing Accountant, Australia (CPA Australia). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Majors: Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
He started his career as an Associate in CIMB Investment Bank under "The Complete Bankers" Program end 2012 and then proceeded to join CIMB Commercial Banking covering middle market segments. He left CIMB in 2017.
Mr Leong Yi Shen then joined Salcon Berhad under its travel-related subsidiary, Salcon Xinlian Sdn Bhd and has since become more active in the Group level as Vice President, Group Strategy & Strategic Investments, Finance. He oversees a portfolio of investments on behalf of the Group, and is involved in carrying out financial due diligence on potential acquisitions for the Group. He also heads the Renewable Energy division within the Group.
He was appointed as the Acting Chief Financial Officer in August 2021 and Chief Financial Officer in January 2022.
Vergis Mathews has extensive career experience in various industries including transportation or logistic business for more than 22 years, film production, advertising and marketing, and audit and corporate tax.
Vergis Mathews was an Associate partner in Paul Charles & Associates from 1 February 1980 to 30 June 1986 before leaving for Coopers & Lybrand, London, United Kingdom as Audit Senior from 1 July 1986 to end 1991. He then joined the film production industry from 1 March 1992 to 30 March 2000 as Finance and Business Development Director.
In 1997, he was appointed as Managing Director of Eco-Coach & Tours (M) Sdn. Bhd. to the Fleet Operation and seconded by Petronas NGV to assist the Chairman of Commonwealth Games 1998 Rt. Gen. Tan Sri Hashim Ali on the logistic coordination and needs for 2000 unit/fleet vehicles XVI Kuala Lumpur, 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Ganesan ventured into the glove manufacturing business in 1991 when he joined Brightway Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and was the General Manager when he left in 2001. He has more than 31 years of experience in the glove manufacturing industry as well as expertise in the design, engineering, construction of gloves dipping lines, quality control system and management in the wastewater treatment plant and boilers.
Ganesan founded JR Engineering and Medical Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd. in 2001 and has been the Managing Director since the incorporation.
Ganesan has vast experience and knowledge in setting up of glove dipping plants and know-how technical application and inputs for plants set-up. He has advised several glove companies both locally and abroad on the setting up of gloves dipping plants.