Directors' Profile

Aged 60, Male

Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud Bin Awang Putera was appointed as Minetech’s Executive Chairman on 31 March 2020. He was also appointed as Chairman for both our Investment Committee and Executive Committee on 12 June 2020.

Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud has over 40 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering. He began his career in 1980 with Ballast Nedam International (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd before moving on to Daelim Ltd where he was heavily involved in the construction of Malaysia’s first Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Bintulu. In 1983, he joined Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd and was involved in the task force team during the establishment of their products first shipment in the global market.

Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud was also the co-founder of Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd and was appointed as its Managing Director in 1993. In 2016, he was re-appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad and currently is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and sitting in the Investment Committee Board.

For the record, Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud was trained as Mechanical Fitter and General Mechanic and moved up his career as millwright majoring in turbomachinery. He then acquired his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the East in the Philippines in 1994 and earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia.

Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud was conferred the title of Honorary Doctorate by Geomatika University College Kuala Lumpur in 2020. He was also appointed as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Kazakhstan for Sarawak in the same year. In addition to these, Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud was also appointed as a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia (”CILTM“) and is at present the honorary advisor for both CILTM’s International Business Forum and its Sarawak Chapter.

Other than Minetech, Dato’ (Dr). Ts. Awang Daud is also the Executive Chairman for Aimflex Berhad (formerly known as i-Stone Group Berhad) a company which also listed on Bursa Malaysia. In addition, he also sits on the board of several private limited companies and has currently no conflict of interest with the Minetech group of companies.

Aged 68, Male

Choy Sen @ Chin Kim Sang is the founder of our Company. He has been re-designated from Executive Chairman to Executive Director on 31 March 2020. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of our Company since 12 June 2020.

He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Southern Pacific University, United States in 2004. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Quarrying Malaysia and a registered Shot-Firer with the Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia and Polis Diraja Malaysia. He is a Deputy President of Green Purchasing Network Malaysia.

He has over 40 years of experience in the quarrying and civil engineering industries. In 1984, he founded K.S. Chin Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as K.S. Chin Minerals Sdn Bhd) and was involved in quarrying and civil engineering works (i.e. drilling and blasting works). In 1989, he incorporated Minetech Construction Sdn Bhd to provide specialised drilling and blasting, loading and haulage services focusing on rock excavation and infrastructure development projects. He had also established several other subsidiaries focusing on industrial machinery, sales and marketing of aggregates and asphalt premix.

Other than Minetech, he is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer. He sits on the boards of several private limited companies.

He has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.

Aged 37, Male

Awgku Mohd Reza Farzak was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company on 3 April 2020. He was re-designated as Executive Director and appointed as a member of the Investment Committee and Executive Committee of our Company since 12 June 2020.

He received his Masters in Industrial Engineering Technology from University Malaysia, Pahang and was conferred with a Doctor of Business Administration from The University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszow, Poland. He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (“CILT”) International, United Kingdom.

Awgku Mohd Reza Farzak began his corporate career in the oil and gas industry with Serba Dinamik Sdn. Bhd. in 2004 as an Assistant Project Manager. During his tenure with the Serba Dinamik’s Group, he played an instrumental role in the successful completion of more than 40 maintenance, repair and overhaul projects which contributed significantly to Serba Dinamik’s growth. Subsequently, in 2014, he started his own oil and gas MRO company, Trillion Axis Sdn. Bhd. to capture a slice of the MRO market in East Malaysia. In 2017, through the ADAP 40rty Group, he ventured into businesses ranging from real estate, retailing, hospitality, tourism and travel, food and beverage, agriculture, deep sea fishery, ship management to advanced cooling systems and nonexplosive rock breaking technology.

He then co-founded ADAP Capital Sdn. Bhd. in 2019, an investment and private equity company. Since its incorporation, ADAP Capital Sdn. Bhd. has acquired significant stakes in several listed companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In 2020, he founded ADAP Kenyalang Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a Bintulu based investment holding and venture partner vehicle to enhance the hornbill state presence in the essential services sectors in Malaysia. Since the incorporation of ADAP Kenyalang Holdings Sdn. Bhd., the company has actively embarked into negotiation to purchase several tier-1 companies which is involve in oil and gas, engineering and telecommunication industry.

With over 15 years of experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, Awgku Mohd Reza Farzak currently serves as Executive Director of 10 companies, Managing Director of 3 companies, Executive Chairman of a Tier-1 oil and gas company and member of the Board of several companies.

Other than Minetech, he is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer and has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.

Aged 38, Male

Chin Leong Choy, was appointed as Executive Director on 21 January 2010 and was re-designated as Group Executive Director on 6 March 2013. He was re-designated as Executive Director of our Company and appointed as a member of the Investment Committee and Executive Committee on 12 June 2020.

He received his Masters in Business Administration (General Management) from Stichting Euregio University College, Belgium and Masters in Business Administration (Property Management) from Tbilisi Teaching University Gorgasali, Georgia.

Chin Leong Choy has over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing, quarrying and civil engineering. He was also involved in multiple strategic business development ventures. He joined Minetech Construction Sdn Bhd in 2003 where he was responsible for control blasting and infrastructure works. He was then transferred to Minetech Quarries Sdn Bhd in 2005 and subsequently to K.S. Chin Minerals Sdn Bhd in the following year, with the responsibility of planning and management of the overall group’s quarry business. During his tenure as Group Executive Director, he contributed to the growth and success of all Minetech’s business units, including premix and manufacturing divisions and had also played a key role in steering Minetech to diversify its business into new profitable sectors.

Other than Minetech, he is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer. He sits on the boards of several private limited companies.

He has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.

Aged 39, Male

Azlan Shah, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Minetech on 3 April 2020. He was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 April 2020 and subsequently re-designated as Executive Director on 12 June 2020. He is also a member of our Investment Committee and Executive Committee.

Azlan Shah obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from University of Malaya in 2006 and has today over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, fabrication and construction work in the oil and gas industry. In addition, Azlan Shah is also a certified ME or Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, an accreditation issued by MBOT or the Malaysian Board of Technologists.

Azlan Shah began his career in 2006 with Tanjong Offshore Group, where he sharpened his skills in the oil and gas engineering sector, particularly in maintenance, repair and operations for approximately seven years. During his tenure with Tanjong Offshore Group, he aided the company in serving several large Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 oil and gas companies such as Petronas and Shell.

In 2013, Azlan Shah decided that it was high time to embark on a new venture and established Empada Sdn Bhd (“Empada”) to provide maintenance, fabrication and construction services for the Nation’s oil and gas industry.

His decision proves fruitful and Empada has since secured more than RM200 million worth of contracts and currently employs over 100 employees. Besides being the founder of Empada, Azlan Shah is also currently the company’s largest shareholder to date.

In 2018, Azlan Shah abetted Highpoint Engineering Sdn Bhd to set-up the latter’s business strategies framework, as well as provided business advisory services for G Two Tech Engineering Sdn Bhd, both of which are currently involved in the maintenance, fabrication, construction, as well as electrical and instruments respectively.

A year later, Azlan Shah was invited to join ADAP Capital Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and private equity company as its Managing Director for Special Projects and Business Development where he is mainly involved in corporate development exercises.

Other than Minetech, Azlan Shah is not a director of any other public listed companies nor any listed issuer. He however sits on the board of several private limited companies, and has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group of Companies.

Aged 38, Male

Ahmad Rahizal was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2016. He was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 February 2021 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Director on 7 May 2021. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Company since 12 June 2020.

Ahmad Rahizal has over 13 years of experience in corporate and business ventures. He began his career as a Director in Noble Signet Sdn Bhd in 2008, an IT developer catering for the banking industry. From 2009 to 2012, he was appointed as Chairman of UQ Holiday Sdn Bhd which charters flights for pilgrims to perform the Umrah. In 2012, he joined Auto MasterCop Sdn Bhd [now known as Uniqa (M) Sdn Bhd] as Chief Executive Officer. Uniqa (M) Sdn Bhd provides electronic payment systems as an alternative delivery channel for banks and other financial institutions.

He is also involved in coconut plantation, sand quarry, waste-management and edible oil business. He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Acoustech Bhd and sits on the board of Aliran Utara Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad which is part of MMC Corporation Berhad Group).

He sits on the board of several private limited companies, and has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group of Companies.

Aged 60, Male

Ahmad Ruslan was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 February 2014. He is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Ahmad Ruslan graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom in 1984 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economic Studies (Accounting & Financial Analysis). After graduating, he was trained as a Chartered Accountant at a firm in London.

In 1986, he joined Merchants Business Growth Consulting, a pan-European marketing consultancy in London as Group Financial Controller. He then joined Corporate Finance Department of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in 1993 where he assisted in the formation of Commerce Asset Ventures, the venture capital arm of CIMB Group. In 2000, he joined Clear Channel Communications, Inc., the leading global media organisation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ASEAN Regional Development Director/ Managing Director of Malaysian operations and in 2005, he joined Terengganu Incorporated, a strategic investment holding company of Terengganu, as Chief Executive Officer. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Marine & Offshore Sdn. Bhd. from 2008 to 2018 and the founder and principal of Connoisseur Consult Sdn. Bhd.

Other than Minetech, Ahmad Ruslan sits on the Board of KTG Berhad as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit Committee of KTG Berhad.

He has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.

Aged 46, Female

Datin Feridah was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director, member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 12 June 2020.

Datin Feridah graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Hons) from Universiti Technology MARA and she has over 20 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance. She began her career as Assistant Accountant at a small firm prior to joining Ernst & Young. Subsequently, she joined Malaysia Airlines Systems Berhad (“MAS”), where she was posted overseas as the Regional Accounting Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Following more than 10 years with MAS, she joined Sapura Aero Sdn. Bhd. in 2016 as General Manager of Finance and Procurement. She currently runs her own financial consultancy and advisory business, Future Wise Consulting Services.

Datin Feridah is also a member of the Certified Public Accountant Australia. She was trained as a Chartered Accountant at various practicing firms in Malaysia and is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Other than Minetech, she is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer. She sits on the boards of several private limited companies.

She has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.

Aged 61, Female

Siti Aishah was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 June 2020. She is also the Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

She graduated from University of Malaya with a Degree in LLB (Hons) in Law.

Siti Aishah, started her career in Legal Advisory Division of Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia. Subsequently, she became the Senior Manager of the legal division at Bintulu Development Authority (“BDA”), a government agency in Sarawak. She has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in organising various activities and events while serving as committee member and advisor for events held by BDA. She was also involved in the drafting and assessing of examination papers titled “Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan” for the Sarawak State Legislation. For her services, loyalty, efforts and contributions towards BDA, she was awarded with the Pingat Perkhidmatan Setia 2010 award by the Chief Minister of Sarawak, the highest state award given to the State’s Civil Servant. In addition, she was also awarded with Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PBB) Negeri Sarawak in 2011 by Tuan Yang Terutama Negeri Sarawak.

Other than Minetech, she is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer. She sits on the boards of several private limited companies.

She has no conflict of interest with the Minetech Group.