Board of Directors
DATO' DR. NADZRI BIN YAHAYA
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Dr. Nadzri Bin Yahaya, aged 63, is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2019.
He graduated in 1982 from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology. In 1984, he completed his Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). In 1990, he completed a Certificate of Professional Development for Personnel Management from the University of Connecticut, United States of America. In 1993, he obtained his Master of Arts in Environmental Planning for Developing Countries from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. In 2000, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. Read More
His career started in 1982 as an Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, where he was involved in the establishment of posts in the medical sector before he was posted to the Ministry of Finance as an Assistant Secretary, Administration Division in 1986, where he was responsible for the terms and services of the security forces such as the military, police and Royal Customs. Subsequently, between 1993 and 2004, he held various positions in the Conservation and Environmental Management Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment including Assistant Director between 1993 and 2000, Principal Assistant Director between 2000 and 2002 and Deputy Director between 2002 and 2004, all of which involved him being responsible for formulating and implementing policies on environmental matters such as pollution control, conservation of biological resources and climate change. Between 2004 and 2007, he held the position of Deputy Undersecretary in the Conservation and Environmental Management Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment where he continued his role on the formulation and implementation of policies on environmental matters. In 2007, he was then posted to the Department of National Solid Waste Management under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and took up the position as the Director General, where he has in charge of formulating and implementing policies on solid waste and public cleansing management. In 2014, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General (Energy) with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, where he was responsible for formulating policies regarding energy especially on the utilisation and consumption of electricity. Subsequently in 2016, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary General (Natural Resources Management) in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment until he retired in May 2017 where his main role was working on the policies regarding the management of land resources, geospatial, surveying and mapping in the country. He was previously a non-executive director of Malaysian Timber Industry Board, Ministry of Primary Industries, where he was responsible for giving advice on the development of timber industry in Malaysia.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council, Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Water, where his main role is to advise the Minister on the implementation of the Environmental Quality Act, 1974. He is also a freelance consultant for private companies involved in environmental matters.
IR CHOW PUI HEE
Group Managing Director
Chow Pui Hee, aged 42, is our Group Managing Director. She was appointed to our Board on 18 October 2019.
Chow Pui Hee graduated in 2001 from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours). She was elected as a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia in 2014. She is a registered Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate in Chemical Engineering with the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 2016, an Environmental Impact Assessment (Wastewater) Subject Consultant with the Department of Environment Malaysia since 2010, and an Electricity Energy Manager with Energy Commission Malaysia since 2016. She also holds a Certificate of Competency for Grid-Connected PV Systems Design by SEDA issued in 2014. Read More
She brings with her approximately 19 years of experience in the engineering field, RE and the environmental sectors. Please refer to Section 6.1.1 of this Prospectus for further details of her personal credentials and awards.
She started her career in 2001 with Waterfield Sdn Bhd, a company providing pump and system solutions, as an Application Engineer, where she was mainly involved in specifying pumping system for water and wastewater treatment plant. She left in 2002 and joined Aquakimia Sdn Bhd, an engineering company specialising in the turnkey design and construction of water, environmental solutions and chemical supply for industrial and municipal clients and project developer of carbon assets to reduce carbon emissions, as an Environmental Sales Engineer, where she was mainly responsible for engineering design and project management, and subsequently promoted to Manager, Environmental Division in 2007 where she was involved in the design and build of wastewater treatment plants. Subsequently in 2009, she left Aquakimia Sdn Bhd and joined Climate Change Group Sdn Bhd, a company involved in management of remediation projects that harness methane emissions generating carbon credits and revenue supporting sustainable development projects, as a Technical Manager where she was responsible for the management of landfill closure and provision of technical advisory services of contaminated land management, solid waste and wastewater management. In 2010, she left Climate Change Group Sdn Bhd and became Senior Technical Manager at Strec Sdn Bhd, a company involved in environmental and waste management consultancy services. She was responsible for providing environmental consulting services relating to the closure of the 16 landfills under the National Landfill Restoration projects completed by Cypark Resources Berhad. Subsequently, between 2011 and 2014, she joined Teknik Edisi Sdn Bhd, a company involved in architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy, as Assistant General Manager where she was responsible in the implementation of several solar PV system projects.
In July 2014, she joined Samaiden as General Manager before assuming the role as the Managing Director in April 2018. Since July 2014, she has been spearheading the growth and expansion of the company from a contractor of solar PV system to providing end-to-end services for solar PV power plant projects covering front-end consultancy, EPCC and O&M services. She assumed the role as our Group Managing Director in December 2019. As our Group Managing Director, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of our Group where she has contributed significantly in our Group’s business expansion into utility scale solar PV segment within the RE sector. She is responsible for developing the strategic direction of our Group, overseeing the technical aspects of projects undertaken by our Group as well as embarking into RE facility as an owner and operator.
FONG YENG FOON
Fong Yeng Foon, aged 50, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2019.
Fong Yeng Foon graduated in 1997 from University of Northumbria, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering. He brings with him approximately 21 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment industries.
He started his career in 1999 when he joined Waterfield Sdn Bhd, a company providing pump and system solutions. During his tenure with Waterfield Sdn Bhd, he was mainly involved in the sales and services for water and wastewater related pumping equipment as a Sales Engineer. Read More
In 2004, he left the company and joined Mectron Engineering Equipment Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director, a company principally involved in engineering works involved with the assembly of electrical, electronic and mechanical parts and components of pumps. During his tenure in Mectron Engineering Equipment Sdn Bhd, he was responsible for the planning, coordination and management of the company’s business operations, and led in the provision of water pumping solutions from design to project management, delivery and commissioning of these water pumps.
In May 2013, he co-founded Samaiden with Chow Ah On, the father of our Group Managing Director, Ir. Chow Pui Hee. He was instrumental in the business development of our Group. In July 2019, he left Mectron Engineering Equipment Sdn Bhd to focus on the day-to-day operations of our Group. He is responsible for the implementation of our business strategies, foreign expansion and business development of our Group while overseeing our sales and marketing, O&M as well as procurement and contract functions.
LIM POH SEONG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Lim Poh Seong, aged 54, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2019.
Lim Poh Seong obtained his Diploma in Commerce for Finance and Accounting from Tunku Abdul Rahman College in 1989. He became an associate and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 1995 and 2000 respectively. His career in auditing started in 1989 when he joined Hew & Tan, a public accounting firm. In 1991, he joined the accounting firm Ernst & Young and left in 1993 as an Audit Senior. He ventured into the corporate sector when he joined Insas Berhad, a company where the principal activities of which are investment holding, property investment and stockbroking, in 1993. Read More
He started as an Assistant Accountant and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Senior Corporate Finance Manager. During his tenure in Insas Berhad, he was responsible for the preparation of group accounts and corporate financial reporting. Subsequently in 1996, he joined Datuk Keramat Holdings Bhd, an investment holding and property investment company, as the Group Financial Controller where his main job scope involved corporate reporting and working on corporate finance exercises.
Subsequently in 1998, he joined Pantai Holdings Berhad, a healthcare provider, as the Financial Controller until 2001 where he was appointed as an Executive Director of Pantai Holdings Berhad in 2001. During his tenure, he was responsible for financial and operations of the group, corporate financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and administration of the hospital division. In 2005, he stepped down from the board of directors of Pantai Holdings Berhad and assumed the role of Group Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until he left the group in 2007.
In 2007, he was appointed as Executive Director of Paos Holdings Berhad, a company involved in investment holding, trading and manufacturing of soap and crude palm oil related products and property investment holding, and Asia Poly Holdings Berhad, a company involved in trading and manufacturing of cast acrylic products until 2008.
He started to explore his own business ventures through Build Master Construction Sdn Bhd in 2010, a company that is involved as renovation contractors, builders and general contractors, and BMC Infra Sdn Bhd in 2012, a company that is involved as contractor for piling works and provision of related services.
In 2010, he also took up the position as Chief Financial Officer with Eversendai Corporation Berhad, a company with the principal activities of steel fabricator, engineers and contractors. He was involved in the company’s exercise to list on the Main Market of Bursa Securities and left the company in the same year prior to its listing.
He is currently an independent non-executive director of Paos Holdings Berhad since 2011. He was a member of Audit Committee with Paos Holdings Berhad since 2011 and redesignated as Chairman of Audit Committee of the company in 2018. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Hup Seng Industries Berhad, a manufacturer and trader of biscuits and consumables in 2018 and redesignated as co-chairman of Hup Seng Industries Berhad in 2019. From 2017 until April 2020, he was also the Chief Finance Officer of The Green Venture Sandalwood Plantation Berhad, a non-listed public company in the plantation industry.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Olivia Lim, aged 41, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 16 December 2019.
Olivia Lim graduated in 2003 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Subsequently, she was called to the Malaysian Bar in February 2004. She brings with her 15 years of experience in the legal profession. She started her career when she joined Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners in 2004 as a legal associate before joining Messrs. Ben & Partners as a legal associate in 2008. Subsequently, she was made a Partner of the firm in 2012. In 2015, she set up her own legal firm, Olivia Lim & Co, where she has been principally involved in the legal aspects of corporate finance, capital and equity markets and corporate advisory matters. Read More
Throughout her working experience, she has been involved in, among others, various legal due diligence exercises on companies undertaking initial public offerings in Malaysia, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as well as legal advisory services related to capital and equity raising exercises and take-overs.