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 74, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon Berhad (“Salcon”) as Chairman on 2 January 2019.
Tan Sri 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 fulltime 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.
He was the Chairman of the Board of S P Setia Berhad from 1996 until 2012.
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid is currently the Founder and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Eco World Development Group Berhad. He is also the Group Chairman of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of Perak Corporation Berhad.
Tan Sri Dato’ Tee Tiam Lee, aged 63, 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 in 1976 after finishing his secondary education and has more than 30 years experience in this industry to-date. Tan Sri Dato’ Tee is 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 67, 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 (AICB) (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 a Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and shareholder of Eco World Development Group Berhad.
Dato’ Leong is a member of Risk Management Committee and Sustainability Committee of the
Dato’ Choong Moh Kheng, aged 65, male, was appointed to the Board of Salcon on 3 January 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Civil Engineering from Manchester University, United Kingdom and obtained his post-graduated degree in Master of Business Administration from
Golden Gate University, San Francisco, United States of America.
Dato’ Choong has an extensive working experience in both Civil and Building works include Astrid Meadows luxurious Condominium Project, Singapore (S55.1million), Gleneagles Hospital Extension,
Singapore ($150 million) and North- South Interurban Toll Expressway, Sungkai to Slim River, Perak (RM332 million).
Dato’ Choong is currently the Managing Director of Pembinaan Punca Cergas Sdn Bhd (“PPC”). He is also the founder director and Joint Managing Director of PPC group of companies. His active
involvement in the industry includes being the Honorary Treasurer of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM).
Dato’ Choong is a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Chan Seng Fatt, aged 57, 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 Seng Fatt 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 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 October 2007 and held the position till December 2012. Mr Chan was formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of Comfort Gloves Berhad from 16 March 2020 till 31 March 2021.
Mr Chan is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of Audit Committee of Fitters Diversified Berhad and Star Media 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 62, 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 and mining.
Dato’ Rosli was formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of Export- Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad. He had served a period of nine (9) years from 2009 to 2018, longest on record for a developmental financial institution.
Dato’ Rosli is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit & Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee of Econpile Holdings Berhad. 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.
Dato’ Rosli is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Datin Goh Phaik Lynn, aged 60, 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 illustrious career in 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 from 1983 to 2000. Ban Hin Lee Bank had merged with Southern Bank Berhad which was later acquired by CIMB Bank Berhad.
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 of the Company.
Water and Wastewater
Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong, aged 54, 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, Melbourne, 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 had served in the public service for more than 25 years and had vast experience in public policy especially in the areas of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and infrastructure development. Previously he had worked in eight (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),
During his tenure at MPI, he sat on the Board of Director of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE-2019), Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA- 2019), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC-2019), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB-2019), National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN-2019), and Chairman for SARASPICE SDN. BHD (Marketing for Pepper-2019).
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 30 years, which include project management, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
After graduation, he started his career as Environmental Analytical Chemist, followed by Project Engineer with environmental engineering companies in the United States and was 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 Stage 1 project. In 1999, he became Head of Engineering and subsequently moved up to become General Manager, Director of Project and Director of Engineering & Proposal. In January 2021, he assumes the present position and oversees the overall operation of various divisions and departments of the company in water and wastewater sectors.
Ir. Lee Thim Loy has more than 47 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 Master Plans and Feasibility Studies for Sewerage 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 experiences server as one of the Project Director in the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the mechanical and electrical equipment for the Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant catering 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 40 years. Ir. Low holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei in 1971 and a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok in 1973. He is also a registered Professional Engineer with practising certificate in the branch of Environmental Engineering with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, a fellow of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia as well as a Qualified Person under Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN).
Ir. Low Beng Peow's 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 multi-million 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 both Government and Private projects since the incorporation of Envitech Sdn Bhd in year 1984.
Ir. Vanslas Nathan Francis has more than 24 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.
Liew Swee Choong holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore in 1988. He carries with him more than 30 years of excellence in the planning, execution and completion of
property development and construction projects.
Prior to joining Salcon, he held various senior positions in Newfields Property Management Sdn Bhd - a niche property developer and Perdana Park City Sdn Bhd - the developer of the renowned Desa Park City township where he has played significant roles in the successful implementation of many notable development projects.
Dato’ Mohammad Hakim Low Bin Abdullah graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Marketing from Eastern Michigan University US. He has more than 20 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, 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.
Vergis Mathews has extensive career experience in various industries including transportation or logistic business for more than 20 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 year 1997, he was appointed as Managing Director of Eco-Coach and 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.
Currently Vergis Mathews is the Chief Operating Officer of Eco-Coach & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Salcon Berhad which provides transport services to corporate in Penang, Malaysia.
Mr. Ganesan Subramaniam obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Bradford Technical College Kuala Lumpur in 1986 and has more than 33 years of experience in the glove manufacturing industry as well as expertise in marketing, turnkey advisory and project consultancy. His extensive know-how also include trading, chlorination activities and the design, engineering, construction of gloves dipping lines, quality control system and management in the wastewater treatment plant and boilers.
He first started his professional career with Brightway Holding, a glove manufacturing company in 1991 and left when he founded JR Engineering and Medical Technologies Sdn Bhd (JREMT) in 2001. Mr. Ganesan has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of JREMT since its incorporation.
Since 2001, he has successfully grown JREMT from a small distributor and processing agent to its present position as a manufacturer and supplier with established business network in both the local and overseas glove manufacturing market. Located in the Rasa industrial zone, JREMT has achieved sales of over RM500M to both public listed and private organizations and is projected to double its growth in line with the high global demand for gloves products and services.
Besides this, Mr. Ganesan has vast experience and knowledge in setting up of glove dipping plants and has served as an International Technical Consultant and advisor for numerous gloves dipping plant set-ups in Uganda, India, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, USA as well as Malaysia for Aspen, Brightway & Pentavest.