Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman : Tengku Dato' Sulaiman Shah Bin Tengku Abdul Jalil Shah
Managing Director : Yong Shang Ming
Executive Director : Koh Hua Lan (f)
Independent Non-Executive Director : Encik Mahathir bin Mahzan
Independent Non-Executive Director : Lim Boon Teng
Independent Non-Executive Director : Mr Tong Hock Sen
Alternate Director to Koh Hua Lan (f) : Yong Tiok Keng (f)

Tengku Dato’ Sulaiman Shah bin Tengku Abdul Jalil Shah was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2003 as Executive Chairman and he was re-designated as the Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 1 March 2005. Tengku Dato’ Sulaiman Shah has over 35 years of experience in the construction, printing, advertising, freight industries and health products. He was appointed as the “Orang Besar Istana” in year 1996 with the bestowed title of “Tengku Setia”. In year 2007, he was awarded “Dato’ Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah” (D.S.I.S). He is primarily responsible for the orderly conduct and working of the Board and the public relation and communication affairs of the Group.

He attended all of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.

Yong Shang Ming * was appointed to the Board on 31 January 2008. He graduated his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from City University London in 2003. He joined the Group in June 2003 as the Special Assistant to the former Group Managing Director, and was promoted to the Board as Executive Director in 2008. He has been the Group Managing Director since 2015, and has been instrumental in the overall operations, business strategies and direction of the Group. With over 20 years of experience in the sector, Eric, as he is fondly known as, is directly involved in the construction tender and business development, whilst overseeing the construction operations. As a driver of quality, he has been constantly pushing the team for higher quality achievements - and this has been demonstrated in recent QLASSIC scorings, whereby the Capri Hotel by Fraser and the South Brooks at Desa ParkCity both achieved the highest QLASSIC scores in their respective segments, putting Crest Builder’s name at the pinnacle for two out of the four available categories. With his passion and experience in the sector, he is also the brainchild for all the Group’s property development projects - being directly involved from the project inception, planning, development and marketing. He has been an active speaker at various seminars and talks, covering topics on construction and property sector as well as motivational and leadership aspects. Further to that, Eric has been actively involved and tirelessly champions the rights of the contractors and construction players as an active representative voice in the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM). He is currently the Vice President of MBAM. He is also an active member of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA). On the global front, he is currently the Immediate Past Secretary General of the ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF) and is an active member of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA).

He attended all of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.

Koh Hua Lan (f) was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2003. Madam Koh is the co-founder of Crest Builder Group. With over 40 years of experiences in financial and administration as well as human resource management, she is principally responsible for the administrative and human resources aspects as well as the management support services of the Group. Her leadership and passion has been an inspiration and a driver for the well-being and teamwork within all the personnel in the Group to continuously strive for improvement and drive for success. Madam Koh is also an active campaigner for the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of the Group, ensuring long-term sustainability of the Group.

She attended all of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.

Mahathir is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (previously known as the Instituteof Chartered Accountants in Ireland), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and also the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants (ASEAN CPA).

Mahathir is now the Founding & Managing Partner of Mahzan Sulaiman PLT, a professional firm which focuses primarily to help micro & small businesses unleash their full potential.

As part of his social responsibility, Mahathir is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation, a charitable organisation focused on helping under privileged youth in Malaysia with their education.

Lim Boon Teng * was appointed to the Board on 18 August 2017 and also the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He graduated from Universiti Malaya with a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of accounting, auditing and corporate finance. He worked in Ernst & Young Malaysia and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad before working in Ernst & Young China for 12 years, of which 3 years he was an audit partner. He joined Deloitte Malaysia in 2012 and worked as audit partner for 4 years. He is currently managing his accounting practices.

He attended all of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.

Mr Tong Hock Sen was admitted to the Bar on 1 October 1993. He was the Head of Legal Department in Sunway Group of Companies between 1994 to 2001. Mr Tong has handled complex corporate and commercial matters in a diverse cluster of industries relating to privatization of toll roads, construction, property development, property investment, quarrying, building materials, shopping malls, hotels, theme parks, leisure-related industries, education and IT. Mr Tong has reviewed/drafted documents related to corporate restructuring exercises, listing exercises, rights and bonus issues, ESOS schemes, concession agreements, construction contracts, acquisition and divestment agreements and issuance of private debt securities in the form of Islamic bonds.

Mr Tong left his position as the Head of the Legal Department of the Sunway Group of companies in early 2001 to return to private practice till now.

Mr Tong is the founder of Messrs John Tong, Fahmi & KH Yeoh where he continues to practice in his specialist areas which includes handling shareholders disputes. Aside from private practice, he has been actively involved in the activities of the Master Builders Association of Malaysia as the Honorary Legal Advisor for more than 2 decades. Mr Tong has also been appointed as the Legal Advisor to the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors Association since 2018.

Yong Tiok Keng (f) was appointed to the Board on 25 May 2009. She graduated her BSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, London in 2001. She started her tenure in Crest Builder Group as the Corporate Affairs Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting and corporate finance activities, she is currently the head of the Accounts, Finance and Corporate departments of the Group, overseeing the overall corporate affairs and financial policies, cashflow and risk management, as well as the daily accounting and finance aspects of the Group.

She attended all of the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.