Executive Chairman

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

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.


Executive Chairman

Abang Abdillah Izzarim Bin Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari was appointed as Minetech’s Executive Chairman on 3 January 2024. He is also the Chairman for Executive Committee of Minetech to ensure business strategies, daily business and operational issues are carried out efficiently and effectively and that the requirements of good corporate governance practices are observed.

He began his professional journey as a qualified commercial pilot before venturing into the world of Information and Communication Technology (“ICT”). His initial business endeavour was with Aerotrain Charter, a company specialising in aviation cargo operations. He was appointed as the Executive Director of Borneo Sea Offshore, a prominent player in the Oil and Gas sector. Driven by his lifelong passion for technology, digital animation, software development, and PC games, he subsequentially founded and established an Animation PC games development business.

With a diverse background spanning various industries, he has cultivated an exceptional skill set and aptitude for overseeing multiple enterprises across ASEAN countries and China. Renowned for his hands-on approach, he actively participates in day-to-day operations and ensures that his team meets the expectations of clients and business associates.

Abang Abdillah Izzarim also serves as the Chairman of Irix Sdn Bhd (formerly known as PP Telecommunication Sdn Bhd), holding a major stake as one of the company’s shareholders. His leadership and involvement contribute to Irix’s growth and success in the industry. He also assumes the role of a Director at Cempaka Helicopter Corporation Sdn Bhd, contributing his strategic insights to further the company’s objectives. In summary, Abang Abdillah Izzarim exemplifies a dynamic professional whose journey from aviation to technology showcases a proven track record of effective leadership across diverse industries.

On 10 August 2023, he was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Berjaya Land Berhad, a role that he holds presently.


Executive Director of Operations, Human Resource and Admin

Ahmad Rahizal was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2016. He was later re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 9 June 2023, and subsequently as Executive Director of Operations, Human Resource and Admin on 16 January 2024. Ahmad Rahizal is also a member of Executive Committee where he actively contributes to strategic decision-making within the organization.

With over 14 years of experience, Ahmad Rahizal has gained valuable knowledge across various corporate and entrepreneurial endeavors. He began his career in 2008 as a Director at Noble Signet Sdn Bhd, specializing in IT solutions for the banking sector. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Chairman of UQ Holiday Sdn. Bhd., facilitating pilgrimage flights for Umrah. Transitioning into consultancy and advisory roles from 2012 to 2020, Ahmad Rahizal provided strategic guidance to numerous companies in diverse industries, fostering growth and operational efficiency. His consultancy contributions played a pivotal role in shaping business strategies and commitment to delivering value-driven solutions tailored to each company’s needs.


Executive Director of Advisory

Choy Sen @ Chin Kim Sang is the founder of Minetech. 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 Minetech.

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 Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia and Polis Diraja Malaysia. In addition, he is a Deputy President of Green Purchasing Network Malaysia.


Executive Director of Corporate Services

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

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.


Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Loke Kim Meng was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Minetech on 28 January 2022.

He graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Loke Kim Meng has more than 15 years of banking and investment management experience in Malaysia and Singapore, specifically managing and investing in multiple asset classes.


Executive Director of Finance and Technology

Emma Yazmeen Yip Binti Mohd Jeffrey Yip was appointed as Minetech’s Executive Director on 16 January 2024. She is also the member of Executive Committee of Minetech.

She graduated from the University of Lancaster and Sunway University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
In 2018, she began her career as Financial Executive in Kenanga Investors Berhad. Subsequently she joined ADAP Capital Sdn Bhd in 2019 as Finance Manager.
In 2020, she was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Aimflex Berhad listed on ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad where she managed all aspects of the business infrastructure and cultivating a good corporate culture. She has led the financial planning processes, investor relations and the international expansion of the customer base of the business development department, as well as business expansion to other industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Minetech, she was a Finance Director of ADAP Capital Sdn Bhd from 2022. She was responsible for the overall strategic financial direction as well as maintaining strategic alliances with business partners and associates.


Independent Non-Executive Director

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


Independent Non-Executive Director

Datin Feridah was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director, a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and 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 accounting firm, Feridah Bujang Ismail & Co.


Independent Non-Executive Director

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 in 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.


Alternate Director to Mr Chin Kim Sang

Ts. Pete Chin Sheong Choy is the Executive Director of Minetech Construction Sdn Bhd (“MCSB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company who is in charge of civil, infrastructure, mining and building construction.

He began his career in February 2004 as a Project Engineer in MCSB and was transferred to K. S. Chin Minerals Sdn Bhd as Quarry engineer in the same year. In May 2005, he was moved to Head Office as Senior Executive and seconded to Purchasing Department. Subsequently, he was promoted as Assistant Manager and in-charge of the daily operation in the same department.

Contact Details

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