Dato' Sri Ir. Kunasingam A/L V. Sittampalam, 64
Dato' Sri Ir. Kunasingam A/L V. Sittampalam is the founding member and was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 17 April 2015.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1977 with a Bachelor of Engineering and proceeded to obtain his Masters in Engineering at the same university in 1979. He is a Fellow with the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia ("IEM"), a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia ("BEM"), a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers, Malaysia ("ACEM"), Chartered Institution of Highway and Transportation UK ("CIHT") and Institution of Engineers, Australia,.
Dato' Sri Ir. Kunasingam has accumulated over thirty seven (37) 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 & Partners, and was attached to the company up to 1981. He co-founded HSS Consult Partnership in 1984 which was 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 HSSI, an engineering consultancy company registered under the REA, and in 2001, he co-founded HSSE, the principal subsidiary.
Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam, 54
Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer
Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam was appointed to our Board on as an Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer 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 proceeded to obtain his Masters in Engineering majoring in Highway / Transportation from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1989.
He became a Corporate Member of the IEM in July 1994 and a Fellow in January 2009. Since February 2005, he is also a Principal Interviewer for Corporate Membership applicants to IEM. He obtained his Professional Engineer from the BEM in November 1994. He has served BEM as an Editorial Board Member during the period 2003 to 2007 and is on the Scale of Fees Committee from November 2013 to date.
Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan is also a Fellow of CIHT. He has served the CIHT Malaysia Branch as a Committee Member (1999 to 2003), Honorary Treasurer (2003 to 2009) and Honorary Secretary (2009 to date). He is also a Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia.
Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan has accumulated over thirty (30) 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 on 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 HSSI in October 1989 as a Highway Engineer and was promoted to the rank of an Associate in 1994 and held the position of Head of Highways. In 1996, he was promoted to Associate Director in HSSI in charge of all highway and railway / transit projects. In 2001, he was transferred from HSSI to HSSE as Chief Operating Officer. He was involved in formulating and negotiating the first Government to Government (Malaysia - India) highway toll concession in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India involving a consortium of Malaysian companies. His role as a member of the consortium was the negotiation of terms with the Government of India in relation to the Vijayawada to Nandigama highway and Tada to Nellore highway.
He was promoted to his current position as Chief Executive Officer in 2011 and Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah took over as Chief Operating Officer. Apart from overall responsibility for the Group's performance, he is still actively involved in key projects of the Group.
On 22 September 2015, he was appointed to the Board of HSSE, the principal subsidiary as well as HSSI.
Dato' Ir. Khairudin Bin Sidek, 66
Dato' Ir. Khairudin Bin Sidek was appointed to our Board as an Executive Director on 17 April 2015.
He graduated from the Brighton Polytechnic, UK with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1974. He is a member of the IEM, and a Professional Engineer with the BEM, and a Steam Engineer Grade II. He is also a member of the ACEM.
Dato' Ir. Khairudin has accumulated over forty three (43) years' experience in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering. He started his career in 1974 as a Pupil Engineer in Lembaga Letrik Negara (now known as Tenaga Nasional Berhad), Port Dickson and was subsequently promoted to Shift Engineer in 1978. He left Lembaga Letrik Negara in 1980. Between 1980 to 1987, he joined Jurutera Konsultant (SEA) Sdn Bhd as a director and shareholder with the title of Mechanical Engineering Partner where he was registered with the Board of Engineers as a consultant for mechanical and electrical and civil and structural engineering projects. Between 1988 to 1990, he was attached with Hyco Worldwide (M) Sdn Bhd, which is principally involved in the oil-water emulsion technology for application in combustion of fuel used in power generation as its Managing Director. In 1991, he became the Regional Manager in South East Asia for Wahlco Environmental Systems Incorporated, and was attached to the company up to 1993. In 1991, he also became the principal partner for Perunding IMS, which provides mechanical and electrical consultancy services. He left Perunding IMS to join HSSME in 2011. In addition, he also holds directorships in several private limited companies.
Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah, 50
Alternate Director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam / Chief Operating Officer
Ir. Sharifah Azlina Bt Raja Kamal Pasmah is an alternate director to Dato' Ir. Nitchiananthan A/L Balasubramaniam. She is also our Chief Operating Officer.
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 IEM, Principal Interviewer for IEM's professional applicants and Vice Chairman of the Women Engineers Section (terms 2013 - 2014) with the IEM, a Professional Engineer with the BEM, an Associate Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia, member of the Intelligent Transport System of Malaysia and a member of Project Management Institute (Malaysian Chapter).
Ir. Sharifah Azlina has over twenty seven (27) 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 as a Graduate Engineer. She left Minconsult in 1991 to join HSSI as an Engineer and rose through the ranks to become Chief Engineer (Highway) in 2002. She was transferred from HSSI to HSSE in 2002 as Chief Engineer (Highway), and again rose through the ranks to become our Chief Operating Officer in 2011, a position she has held ever since. She has carried out the role of Project Manager in various road / highway projects for over eighteen (18) years, and has taken up the role of Project Director for various notable projects.
Ir. Vimalanathan A/L Perumal, 61
General Manager (Special Projects)
Ir. Vimalanathan A/L Perumal is currently our Group's General Manager (Special Projects). He manages all technical, financial and contractual aspects of civil infrastructure projects.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Madras, India in 1981 and proceeded to complete his Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1986. He is a Fellow and Principal Interviewer for Corporate Membership applicants with the IEM, a Professional Engineer with the BEM, and a member of various professional societies including the Institution of Engineers, Australia, CIHT, Project Management Institute, Member of Society of Construction Law (Kuala Lumpur& Selangor) and Associate Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia.
Ir. Vimalanathan has accumulated over thirty five (35) years of experience within the engineering and project management services market. His area of specialisation is in formulating various construction contract, procurement strategies, their implementation and resolving areas of disputes and claim. He started his career with Malaysia International Consultant Sdn Bhd in 1981 as a design and supervising engineer up to 1987. In 1987, he joined Usaha Syarikat Daron Sdn Bhd in Brunei as a project engineer. He left in 1989 and joined Mardec Engineering Sdn Bhd as a resident engineer before joining HSSI in 1989 as a Consultant Engineer. He was transferred to HSSE in 2002 as Project Management Consultant and rose through the ranks to become the General Manager (Special Projects & Corporate Services) in 2005, a position he has held ever since.
Ganesh Balasubramanian, 48
Director, HSS BIM Solution Private Limited (
Ganesh Balasubramanian is currently the Director of HBS in Chennai. He is mainly responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategy of the organisation and overseeing its overall operations. He graduated with a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the C.N. Polytechnic, Chennai in 1989. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Interior Design from Convoys Technical Training Institute for Interior Design, from Dubai. He is an Authorised Consultant for Autodesk from 2005 and he works closely with Autodesk Inc for BIM consulting and training.
Ganesh Balasubramanian has accumulated over twenty seven (27) years of experience within the engineering and project management services market. He started his career in 1990 as a Project Engineer at Chitale & Sons which specialises in architecture and was attached to the company until 1994. In 1994, he joined Oryx Engineering Consultants, a company located in UAE as a Senior Project Engineer until 2005. Between 2005 to 2009, he was attached to AIICAD Services Pvt Ltd in Chennai as a Chief Technology Officer where he managed over a 100 engineers and draftsman who are executing BIM-based projects for Middle East projects. In 2010, he joined DG BIM Consulting Pvt Ltd in Chennai as Director where he was responsible for the overall management of the strategic business unit. He left in 2012 to join HBS as a Director in 2012, a position he has held ever since.
Jagannathan Ragunathan, 48
Director, HSS BIM Solution Private Limited (
Jagannathan Ragunathan is currently the Director of HBS in Chennai who oversees the company's business development and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and a Master of Science (Bio-Physics), both from the University of Madras, India and a Master in Business Administration from Annamalai University, India.
He has over twenty five (25) years of experience in business development, marketing, branding, client/partner/agent management, corporate communication, government relations and finance within various industries such as, manufacturing, water and waste treatment, construction, hospitality, business process outsourcing, trading, pharmaceutical and bio-technology. He started his career with AT Enterprises Pvt Ltd in 1992, where he was in charge of merchandising for various textiles, fertilisers, tea and coffee and was attached to the company up to 1996. In 1996, he joined Colonac International Pvt Ltd, an international trading company. His role was managing the relationship with the international firms represented by the company in India and identifying technology partners for brewery, security products, textiles and chemicals. He left the company in 2001, and ventured into the business of outsourcing when he joined Acris Informatics Pvt Ltd in 2002. His responsibility includes operations, client coordination / management, and business development. Thereafter, he joined Statco Magnitude Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer and marketer of water and waste management products, and an authorised representative of 3M products for India in 2006 as Director of Business Development up to 2012. Before joining HBS in 2012, he worked with Apex Bio-Naturals Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer and marketer of patented Ayurvedic and Siddha products from 2010 to 2012 where he managed the business development, administration and finance of the firm.
Ng Kuan Yee, 46
General Manager (Finance)
Ng Kuan Yee is currently our Group's General Manager (Finance). She is responsible for our 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 our 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 graduating in 1995, became a member of the MIA in 2001 and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2007.
Ng Kuan Yee has over twenty three (23) 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 to 2003, she was attached to Baan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a multinational software house as Finance Manager of the ASEAN region. Prior to joining HSSE 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.
Suliana Binti Rosli, 43
Suliana Binti Rosli is currently our Legal Manager where she is responsible for providing legal support and services to our Group and all its associated companies in Malaysia and India. She graduated with Bachelor of Laws from University of Hull, UK in 1997.
She has over sixteen (16) years of experience in legal, commercial, governance and regulatory functions. She began her career in 1997 as Business Development Executive in The Network Connections Sdn Bhd. She left the company in 1999 to join Golden Arches Restaurants Sdn Bhd as a Legal Manager where she provided legal support to the company and its charitable arm, and was with the company up to 2007. In 2007, she joined HSBC Data Processing (M) Sdn Bhd ("HSBC") as Senior Legal Counsel where she headed the offshore legal team for HSBC's operations in UK covering the segments of retail, commercial and corporate banking. She left HSBC in 2012 to join Ambank (M) Bhd as Senior Legal Counsel where she headed the legal department which provides legal support and services to the bank's business banking for a year and thereafter led the legal department supporting the bank's retail banking segment. She left the bank in 2014 to join HSSE and assumed her current position.
Thavaseelan A/L Nadarajah, 55
Human Resource & Administration Manager
Thavaseelan A/L Nadarajah is currently our Manager, Human Resource and Administration. He is responsible for overseeing the overall human resource and administration functions of our Group which include amongst others overseeing resource planning, recruitment process and selection, salary administration and benefits and compensation management.
He began his career in 1984 as an Accounts Supervisor with Mahesh Bumi Sdn Bhd, and was attached to the company up to 1986. Between 1986 to 1987, he was an Accountant with the Educational Welfare Research Foundation. He joined HSS Consult Sdn Bhd in 1987 as an Accountant. In 1989, he was transferred to HSSI as Finance Manager, and subsequently re-designated as Administration Manager in 1993. In 2006, he was transferred to HSSE our Group's Human Resource & Administration Manager, a position he has held ever since.
He has over thirty one (31) years of experience in human resource and administration related functions.
Ir.Mathew Phillip A/L V. C Phillip, 58
Group General Manager
Ir. Mathew Phillip A/L V.C Phillip is currently our Group General Manager and is responsible for leading and managing projects undertaken by our Group.
He graduated from Universiti Malaya in 1983 with a Bachelor in Engineering and successfully completed his Master in Science in Highways and Transportation Engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2001. He is a member of various professional societies including the IEM, BEM, and CIHT.
Ir. Mathew Phillip has over thirty four (34) years of experience in design, design management and project management in mass rail transit, light rail transit, monorail, heavy rails, expressways and highways. He began his career in 1983 with Minconsult as Highway Engineer where he was involved in various infrastructure design projects as a graduate engineer. He left Minconsult in 1991 and joined HSSI in the same year as Principal Design Engineer. In 2003, he was transferred from HSSI to HSSE as General Manager, and was subsequently promoted to become the Group General Manager in 2011, a position he has held ever since. He has led teams in several mega sized railway and highway projects in Malaysia in the last twenty six (26) years. Some of this notable projects from the railway and highway sector includes being the Project Manager for the Proposed High Speed Line and Freight Line between Kuala Lumpur to Tumpat, Kelantan where he was responsible for the Economic Feasibility Studies of 540km of New Rail Alignment Between Kuala Lumpur and Tumpat and the Project Manager for the West Coast Expressway where he was responsible for the Project Management of West Coast Expressway for Concession Company KLPB in 1997.
Ir. Ten Fui Chan @ Kenneth, 52
General Manager (Transportation)
Ir. Ten Fui Chan @ Kenneth is currently the General Manager (Transportation) for our Group. He is responsible in managing and coordinating the design team as well as providing technical supervision, guidance and reviewing design works. In addition, he also manages client and liaison with the relevant authorities and sub-consultants.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988 and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours) in 1989 from the Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. He is a Fellow with the IEM, a Professional Engineer with the BEM, a Corporate Member and Professional Engineer with the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a member of various professional societies including the Permanent Way Institution (Malaysian Section), CIHT, Associate Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia and an International Professional Engineer. He also serves as Principal Interviewer for the Professional Interview Board with the IEM.
Ir. Ten Fui Chan @ Kenneth has accumulated over twenty eight (28) years of experience within the engineering and project management services market, particularly in design, design management and project management. He started his career in Minconsult as a graduate engineer in 1989, and subsequently joined HSSI in 1989 as a Highway Engineer. He was later transferred to HSSE in 2001, and promoted to General Manager (Transportation) in 2010, a position he has held ever since.