HSS Engineering

Board Of Directors

Dato' Mohd Zakhir Siddiqy Bin Sidek

Dato' Mohd Zakhir Siddiqy Bin Sidek, 51

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato' Mohd Zakhir Siddiqy Bin Sidek a Malaysian male, aged 51, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 17 April 2015. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

He graduated from Kings College, University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Law in 1989. He was admitted as an associate to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1993 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato' Zakhir has accumulated over 29 years of working experience and has been involved in various industries. He started his career in 1989 with KPMG Peat Marwick in London working in audit, tax and corporate advisory, and was attached to the firm until 1993. He had served as the Vice President for Turnaround Managers Inc (M) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur from 1994 to 1995 where he was responsible for corporate advisory and restructuring.

Between 1995 and 1999, he has held senior positions in various public and private companies. Among the public companies, he acted as Managing Director in Renong Berhad, Non-Executive Director in United Engineers (M) Berhad, Director in Crest Petroleum Berhad, Director in Southern Steel Berhad, Executive Vice Chairman in Park May Berhad and Director in KLOFFE Berhad. During that time, he also held directorship in various private limited companies including Cyberview Sdn Bhd, Prolink Sdn Bhd, PUTRA Sdn Bhd, Marak Unggul Sdn Bhd, Renong Solutions Sdn Bhd and Teras Teknologi Sdn Bhd.

In the year 2000, he ventured out to start United Flagship Sdn Bhd where he is a director and shareholder to the present day. United Flagship Sdn Bhd is an investment company with subsidiaries in property development, construction and information technology.

Other than the Company, he is not a director of any other public company.

He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

Dato' Zakhir attended all 8 Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year 2017.

Tan Sri Ir. Kunasingam A/L V. Sittampalam

Tan Sri Ir. Kunasingam A/L V. Sittampalam, 65

Executive Director

Tan Sri Ir. Kuna Sittampalam, a Malaysian male, aged 65, is the co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman of the Company. He was appointed to our Board on 17 April 2015 and redesignated as the Executive Vice Chairman on 13 February 2018.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1977 with a Bachelor of Engineering and obtained his Masters in Engineering at the same university in 1979. He is a Fellow with the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers, Malaysia, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, UK, and Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Tan Sri Ir. Kuna has accumulated over 38 years of experience within the engineering and project management services market. He started his career in 1980 as a Civil Engineer in C. H. Teoh & Partnership and was attached to the company up to 1981. He co-founded HSS Consult Partnership in 1984 which thereafter incorporated into HSS Consult Sdn Bhd in 1985. HSS Consult Sdn Bhd was principally involved in the provision of engineering design and project management services, but has since been struck off. During his tenure in HSS Consult Sdn Bhd, he was mainly involved in the design and project implementation of various infrastructure and construction projects. In 1988, he co-founded HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd, an engineering consultancy company registered under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967, and in 2001, he co-founded HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Other than the Company, he is not a Director of any other public company in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Ir. Kuna is a major shareholder of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

He attended all Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year 2017.

Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam

Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam, 55

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam, a Malaysian male, aged 55, is currently the Executive Director / Group Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 17 April 2015.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology of Roorkee, India in 1987. He obtained his Masters in Engineering majoring in Highway/ Transportation from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1989.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia ("IEM"), a Principal Interviewer for Corporate Membership applicants to IEM, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers ("BEM") and has been on BEM's Scale of Fees Committee from 2013 till 2016.

Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highway and Transportation UK, and a Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia.

Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan has accumulated over 31 years' experience in the engineering and project management consultancy industry. He started his career with Minconsult Sdn Bhd ("Minconsult") as an Assistant Engineer in 1987 for the Sabah Rural Trunk Road project. He left Minconsult in 1988 to pursue a Master's degree and re-joined Minconsult as a Highway Engineer in February 1989.

He joined HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd in October 1989 as a Highway Engineer and became an Associate in 1994 and also the Head of Highways. In 1996, he was promoted to Associate Director in HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd in charge of all highway and railway/transit projects. In 2001, he was transferred from HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd to HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2011. On 22 September 2015, he was appointed to the Board of HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd. On 18 January 2017, he was appointed as Director of HSS BIM Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Other than the Company, he is not a Director of any other public company.

He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

He attended all 8 Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year 2017.

Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah

Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah, 51

Executive Director / Group Chief Operating Officer

Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah, a Malaysian female, aged 51, is currently the Executive Director / Group Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed as the alternate director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam on 17 April 2015 and on 1 January 2018, she resigned as alternate director and was appointed as the Executive Director of the Company.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Christian Brothers University, Memphis, USA in 1990 and subsequently, completed her Master of Business Administration at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK in 2012.

She is a Fellow with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia ("IEM"), Principal Interviewer for IEM's Professional Assessment Examination, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, an Associate Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia, a member of the Chartered Institution of Highway and Transportation, UK, a member of the Intelligent Transport System of Malaysia and a member of Project Management Institute (Malaysian Chapter).

Puan Ir. Sharifah Azlina has over 28 years of experience within the engineering and project management services market, particularly in road and highway designs. She started her career in 1990 with the Memphis City Council in USA as an undergraduate trainee where she was involved in the redesign of an existing road intersection in the city of Memphis. Upon her return to Malaysia in the same year, she joined Dolomite Properties Sdn Bhd for a short stint before joining Minconsult Sdn Bhd as a Graduate Engineer. She left Minconsult Sdn Bhd in 1991 to join HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd as an Engineer and rose through the ranks to become Chief Engineer (Highway). She was transferred from HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd to HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd in 2002 as Chief Engineer (Highway), and again rose through the ranks to become our Chief Operating Officer in 2011. On 1 January 2017, she was appointed as Director of HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd and BIM Global Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Other than the Company, she is not a Director of any other public company.

She has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. She maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

Ng Kuan Yee

Ng Kuan Yee, 47

Alternate director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam / Group Chief Financial Officer

Ng Kuan Yee, a Malaysian female, aged 47, is currently the alternate director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam / Group Chief Financial Officer. She was appointed as alternate director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan on 1 January 2018.

She is responsible for the Group's overall finance functions including the monitoring of business performance and results, profitability and cash flow, executions of financial reporting, treasury management and tax compliance to ensure that the Group meets its business objectives in terms of returns, profitability, and cash flow.

She is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since March 2005 after graduated in 1995, she also became a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 2001 and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2007.

Ms. Ng Kuan Yee has over 24 years of experience in accounting and finance functions. She has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, integration of regional based finance shared services function, corporate restructuring, corporate due diligence, software implementation and risk management. She began her career with Bell & Order Berhad in 1994 and left in 1996 to join Gula Perak Berhad for a short stint. Thereafter, in 1996, she joined Sunway Marketing Sdn Bhd as an assistant accountant and was attached to the company up to 1998. Between 1998 and 2003, she was attached to Baan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a multinational software house as Finance Manager of the ASEAN region. Prior to joining HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd in 2011, she worked in Tricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as a Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2011 where she was responsible for the overall finance functions of the company. On 1 January 2017, she was appointed as Director of HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Other than the Company, she is not a Director of any other public company.

She has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. She maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

Mohan A/L Ramalingam

Mohan A/L Ramalingam, 69

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohan A/L Ramalingam, a Malaysian male, aged 69, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 17 April 2015. He is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

He graduated from Leicester Polytechnic, UK with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1972 and obtained his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, USA in 1983.

Mr. Mohan started his career as an Engineer in Monsanto Electronics Sdn Bhd in 1973 where he rose to become Manufacturing Manager and was responsible for four (4) production departments. In 1978, he joined P A Consulting Services Sdn Bhd, an international management consulting firm and was responsible for the operation and supervision of a range of consultancy assignments. From 1984 to 1988, he was the Managing Director for Mewah Holdings Sdn Bhd, an investment holding company. He was responsible for overseeing the performance of the investee companies, troubleshooting poorly performing companies and evaluating potential new investments.

In 1989, he founded MRY Associates Sdn Bhd ("MRY"), an investment holding company, as a Managing Director and has held that position ever since. He is responsible for the research and development activities as well as identifying market trends and niches to be developed. MRY's investee companies include JobStreet.com Bhd, BFM Radio and Agrinos A.S. He acted as an Independent Director in Oriental Capital Assurance from 2010 to 2012.

Other than the Company, he is not a Director of any other public company.

He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

He attended 7 of the 8 Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year 2017.

Foo Lee Khean

Foo Lee Khean, 55

Independent Non-Executive Director

Foo Lee Khean, a Malaysian male, aged 55, is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 17 April 2015. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

He completed his professional examinations from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK in 1987. He is a Fellow Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

He commenced his career with Coopers & Lybrand Malaysia in 1987 in the Restructuring and Recovery Department before leaving as a Senior Associate in 1989 to join Price Waterhouse, Singapore, in a similar department. He left Price Waterhouse in 1990 to join Arthur Andersen, Singapore in the Corporate Recovery Services Department before assuming his career in Arthur Andersen, Malaysia in 1992 in the Corporate Recovery and Corporate Finance Division. He was the Director - Corporate Finance of Ernst & Young in 2002 following the merger of Arthur Andersen with Ernst & Young in the same year before leaving in 2005 and has since been a Capital Markets Services Representative License holder and a director of Strategic Capital Advisory Sdn Bhd, which is licensed by the Securities Commission under the Capital Markets Services Act 2007 to undertake investment advisory and corporate finance.

Presently, he is also the Executive Chairman of Systech Bhd and an Independent Non-Executive Director of SMIS Corporation Berhad and KIP REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of KIP Real Estate Investment Trust.

He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.

He attended all 8 Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year 2017.