Board of Directors

Dato’ Seow Yong Chin
Group Managing Director

He has extensive experience in the building, construction and civil engineering industry after having been directly involved in this sector for more than 45 years. He has been actively involved in implementing and managing construction projects undertaken by Sycal Group. He is a director of Sycal Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and also director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and several other private limited companies.
Syed Zain Al-Kudcy Bin Dato’ Syed Mahmood
Executive Director

He is an engineer by profession and is a registered professional engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He graduated from the Oxford College of Further Education with Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering in 1974 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Aston in Birmingham, England, in 1977. He is a corporate member of the Institute of Engineers (Malaysia) and Institute of Highway Engineers (United Kingdom). He commenced his career in August 1977 as Road Maintenance Engineer with Jabatan Kerja Raya (“JKR”), Perak and was involved in the implementation of Kampsax Highway Maintenance Programme. From January 1981 to October 1982, he served as District Engineer with JKR, Johor and subsequently served as Executive Director in a civil and building construction company, Tripart Sdn Bhd from November 1982 to 1989. Prior to joining Sycal Berhad in 1994, he was with Percon Corporation Sdn Bhd and was involved in a number of notable projects such as the construction of the 5-Star Istana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta. He is director of Sycal Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and also director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and several other private limited companies.
Chin Kok Wah
Executive Director

He obtained a Certificate in Architectural Draughstmanship from Institut Teknologi Malaysia, Ipoh in 1981.  He started his career in 1980 by managing his family’s construction business and in 1982 as a clerk of works with Seri Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd, a civil and structural consultant company. From 1983 to 1985, he served as site agent with Bandar Baru Bersatu Sdn Bhd and subsequently served for 1 years with Malaysian Construction Concept Sdn Bhd, a construction company as Site Supervisor. Prior to assuming his current position as Project Director, he was the Project Manager for 2 years and subsequently, the General Manager for 5 years at Sycal Berhad. He is currently responsible for project coordination and is in charge of works progress and staffing. He is also director of Sycal Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and also director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and other private limited companies.
Hamzarul Hazmir Bin Hamdan
Executive Director

Hamzarul Hazmir Bin Hamdan received his early education at the Royal Military College, Sg. Besi, Malaysia, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri Rolla, USA, and a General Management Program (GMP) from Harvard Business School, Boston MA, USA. For the past 23 years, he has vast experience across multiple industries including Construction, Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Plantation and Healthcare. He began his career in 2001 with an Engineering Consultancy firm as a Project Engineer working for well-known players in the local construction industry such as Gamuda Land, before joining a multinational corporation, Favelle Favco Group (a member of Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bh.) in 2005 where he was attached to three different subsidiaries and held key managerial roles in Project Management, Business Development and After Sales & Equipment Services in the Construction, Marine, Heavy and Oil & Gas Industries for local and international (Europe, Middle East, SEA and Australia) markets.

In December 2011, he led Perak’s YBU Holdings Sdn. Bhd., the investment arm of Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan, as the Group CEO, successfully bringing the group from a start-up to a multi-portfolio social business enterprise upon completing his stint in 2017. He is currently the Executive Director and Group CEO of RH Consortium Sdn. Bhd. overseeing the group’s operations and businesses in Construction and Real Estate Development since 2018. Given his strong past experiences in multinational, public listed companies and a State GLC, he consults for Onetexx Sdn. Bhd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of One Glove Group Bhd., in project development, corporate and regulatory affairs, since 2020. He is director of Sycal Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and also director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and several other private limited companies.
Dato’ Shahrom Bin Abd Malik
Independent Non-Executive Director / Member of Audit Committee / Member of Nomination Committee / Member of Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Shahrom Bin Abd Malik graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelors in Art (Political Science) BA (Hons) in 1985. He obtained his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2002. He started his career as Company Executive and Company Director in a private limited company from 1985 till 1988. Thereafter, he held the post as Setiausaha Majlis Daerah/Majlis Perbandaran for 23 years until 2011. His last post was as Yang DiPertua Majlis Perbandaran Taiping and Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar from 2011 till his retirement in 2019.
Dato’ Magaret Ting Thien Hung
Independent Non-Executive Director / Member of Audit Committee / Member of Nomination Committee / Chairman of Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Magaret is a member of Malaysian Bar of High Court of Kuala Lumpur and High Court of Sarawak. She holds an Honors Degree in Law (LLB Hons) from University of West of England, Bristol United Kingdom.

Dato’ Magaret has more than 21 years or extensive experience in conveyance, litigation and corporate legal matters. In 2006, she established the firm of Messrs Ting & Ting in Klang, Selangor. Dato’ Magaret is also a member of Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and holds position as legal advisors to Foochow Association Klang, Foochow Association Subang, Persatuan Pekilang-pekilang Telok Gong and Pertubuhan Tan Selangor. She currently sits on the Board of Orgabio Holdings Berhad and Pappajack Holdings Berhad, both as independent and non-executive director.
Tee Lay Peng
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director / Chairman of Audit Committee / Chairman of Nomination Committee / Member of Remuneration Committee

Mr. Tee is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1987 and a registered member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1988.  Mr. Tee holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hull, London, United Kingdom.

He was formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of DPS Resources Berhad and also the Chairman of its Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.  He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ho Wah Genting Berhad from 11 December 2007 to 15 June 2018.

He has more than 27 years of extensive experience in the fields of finance, accounting, auditing and management consultancy.  In 1995, he set-up his own consulting firm providing financial and management advisory services.  He also holds position as financial controller/corporate advisor in various non-listed companies.  In 2010, he was appointed as the corporate advisor of an oil and gas company and subsequently appointed as Chief Executive Officer until 2015.  During his tenure, he was tasked with the “turnaround” corporate exercise.