He is the founder of KKB Engineering Berhad, Chairman and Group Managing Director of the Company and its Group of Companies. Dato Kho Kak Beng started his business in 1962 in welding works and subsequently with his indepth knowledge in steel works he ventured into other steel related engineering and construction industries. His vast experience and dynamic vision and entrepreneurship coupled with his technical and managerial skills have strongly positioned him as Group Managing Director in charge of the overall group management and business development. He sits on the Board of various other private companies.
Dato Kho's entrepreneurship was recognized and endorsed by the State Government of Sarawak when he was awarded Master Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 by the Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak on 7 September 2004. On 29 July 2010, he received the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 Malaysia. Further, Dato Kho was adjudged one of the three (3) Top Nominees for the Master Entrepreneur Category of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Malaysia Awards. He was also awarded Pingat Terpuji Jubli Emas (P.T.E) by The State Government of Sarawak in conjunction with Memorial Awards Ceremony of Sarawak Independence Golden Jubilee Celebration on 28 August 2014. On 5th November 2015, he was conferred The BrandLaureate Great Entrepreneur Brand ICON Leadership Awards by Asia Pasific Brands Foundation (APBF).
He is the Chairman of Sarawak Foundry & Engineering Industries Association, Honorary Chairman of Kuching Samarahan Division Building & Civil Engineering Contractors Association and Honourable Advisor of The Federation of Kuching and Samarahan Division Chinese Association, Sarawak. He is also the Vice President of Federation of Malaysian Foundry & Engineering Industries Association since 2007.
Dato Kho Kak Beng does not sit on any Board Committee of the Company. He is the Chairman of Management Executive Committee ("MANCO"). He does not hold any directorship in other public companies. He is the father to Directors, Kho Pok Tong and Kho Poh Lin and is a shareholder of Kho Kak Beng Holding Company Sdn Bhd.
Dr Arjunan Subramaniam was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director since 5 September 1994. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He is also appointed as Senior Independent Director, to whom concerns may be conveyed.
He holds a Bachelor of Art (Hons.) degree from University of Malaya, Bachelor of Law (Hons.) degree and a Master of Laws degree from University of London. He is also Doctor of Philosophy (Malaya). He also holds a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP).
He joined Inland Revenue Department and was Assistant Director General when he left to be a Tax Director of an International Accounting Firm. Dr Arjunan has extensive experience in corporate tax planning, restructuring, tax investigation and formulating business plans and drafting of tax statutes and is still an active member. He also wrote several books on tax policies and taxation and was an Adjunct Professor at UUM (School of Accounting). Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia. He was also formerly an Adjunct Professor at University Tun Abdul Razak.
Currently, he is an advocate and solicitor, and is a partner of Shanker & Arjunan.
Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree was appointed to the Board as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 July 2008.
Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree is the Group Executive Director of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad ("CMS"), having been appointed to the Board on 4 September 2006. He joined the CMS Group in February 2004 as Group General Manager - Human Resources, was appointed as Deputy Group Managing Director in September 2006, and was subsequently redesignated as Group Executive Director in August 2008.
Datuk Syed Ahmad is the Deputy Chairman of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad and SACOFA Sdn Bhd. He is also a Director of SIG Gases Berhad and Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad. He is the Chairman of Kenanga Investors Berhad, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, CMS Cement Industries Sdn Bhd (formerly known as CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd), CMS Education Sdn Bhd, CMS Land Sdn Bhd, CMS Roads Sdn Bhd and a Director of several CMS subsidiaries.
Datuk Syed Ahmad graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the National University of Singapore, and practised law in Singapore for over 10 years prior to joining CMS. He completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in 2012.
Chai Woon Chew was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director since 5 September 1994 and re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 14 April 2005. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from the University of Buckingham, Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree from University of Surrey, UK and qualified as Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn, England.
Chai Woon Chew is a partner of Michael Chai Ken, Advocate & Solicitors.
Currently, he sits on the Board of Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad.
Lau Nai Pek was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 July 2011. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
He has over 35 years of professional experience in finance and leading financial organizations in various locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He retired from Shell Malaysia in August 2011 after serving the Shell Group for about 30 years. His major assignments include the Finance Director for Shell Malaysia, Finance Director for Shell China, Global Controller for the Exploration & Production Division of Royal Dutch Shell, and Vice-President Finance for Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., the Netherlands.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and also a member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants.
Lau Nai Pek is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Axiata Group Berhad, a public listed company and he also sits on the Board of Celcom Axiata Berhad. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Malaysian Airlines Berhad. He is also a member of the Investment Panel of the Malaysian Employees Provident Fund.
Syed Hizam Alsagoff was appointed to the Board as Alternate Director to Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree on 5 September 2008. On 12 May 2010 he resigned as alternate director to Datuk Syed Ahmad and was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. On 1 June 2018 Syed Hizam Alsagoff resigned as Director of the Company and was appointed as alternate director to Datuk Syeh Ahmad Alwee Alsree.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, California, USA in 1996, majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. He also received the university award, Cum Laude, for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.
Syed Hizam Alsagoff is Main Market-Listed Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad's ("CMS") Group Chief Financial Officer. He joined the conglomerate in 2005 where he is responsible for all Group Finance and Treasury-related matters. His role covers providing updates and advice on finance, budgetary and treasury-related matters, overseeing timely reporting and analysis, monitoring financial performance and investigating variances, as well as overall financial management and planning to support decisionmaking on operational and strategic issues. Currently, he sits on the Board of CMS I- Systems Berhad, Al Wasatah Al Maliah Company (Closed Joint Stock Company), Saudi Arabia, and several subsidiaries and associates companies under the CMS Group.
Prior to joining CMS, Syed Hizam Alsagoff built 15 years' experience in finance management through positions held in complex organizations in a variety of industries and countries - in education (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), textile (Eclipse Textiles Pty Ltd., Brisbane, Australia), in computer hardware and the semi-conductor industry (Zac International, San Francisco, USA) and in a public listed (NYSE) manufacturing of aeronautical engineering parts (Space Systems Loral, USA).
Datin Mary Sa'diah Binti Zainuddin was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 3 September 2012. She is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Datin Mary holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree from University Sains Malaysia, Penang.
She has over 30 years of experience in various fields with PETRONAS. She was General Manager for PETRONAS Sarawak Regional Office, Kuching.
Currently, she sits on the Board of Naim Holdings Berhad and also a Board member of the Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara.
Kho Pok Tong was appointed to the Board as Executive Director since 14 January 1994. He is a member of Management Executive Committee ("MANCO") and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee. Kho Pok Tong holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from University of London.
He joined the Company as Manager in 1992 and was responsible for the business and operations of various divisions within the Company. Instrumental in the pre-public listing and corporate exercise of the Company, he was appointed as Executive Director in 1994 and as Group Executive Director on 1 October 2006.
In line with the Company's expansion plan and diversifications from Engineering activities - Steel, Construction and Hot-Dip Galvanizing into Steel Related Manufacturing activities - LP Gas Cylinders and Steel Water Pipes inclusive Specials and Steel Pipe Piles, he is currently responsible for the overall Group's Operations. He initiated the Quality Assurance Programme and now oversees the maintenance of the Group's ISO certifications and Group's OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.
He assists the Chairman with planning in Group's Finance and its long-term Business Strategies and Development.
He is a key member in the Group's expansion into the Oil & Gas Sector and a Director of OceanMight Sdn Bhd (a PETRONAS Major Licensed Company).
On 13 April 2014, he received the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding & Exemplary Achievements in Entrepreneurship from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014 Malaysia and subsequently on 17 June 2014, he won the Best CEO for Investor Relation (Small Cap) category from Malaysia Investor Relations Awards (MIRA).
He is a member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Working Committee (Sarawak) since 30 August 2001. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiaries and associated companies of KKB Engineering Berhad as well as various other private companies.
Kho Pok Tong does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies. He is the son of Dato Kho Kak Beng, brother of Kho Poh Lin and a shareholder of Kho Kak Beng Holding Company Sdn Bhd.
Kho Poh Lin was appointed to the Board as Executive Director since 14 January 1994. She is a member of the Management Executive Committee ("MANCO") and the Risk Management Committee.
Kho Poh Lin holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons.) degree from University of Buckingham and also a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). She is also a licensed Company Secretary.
She is responsible for the Corporate and Legal Affairs of the Company and its Group of Companies. In addition, she also takes responsibilities in the administration and management of the Company such as human resources, registration and licensing with statutory and regulatory authorities. She also takes charge of all compliance requirements of Bursa Securities and Securities Commission for the Company including all company secretarial practices for the Group. Before appointment as Executive Director, Kho Poh Lin served the Company as Corporate and Legal Affairs Manager and also held the position of Alternate Director. Prior to joining the Company, she was attached to a legal firm. She also sits on the Board of several subsidiaries of KKB Engineering Berhad as well as other private companies.
Kho Poh Lin does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies. She is the daughter of Dato Kho Kak Beng, sister of Kho Pok Tong and a shareholder of Kho Kak Beng Holding Company Sdn Bhd.