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BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Datuk Lai Siew Wah P.G.D.K

Executive Chairman

Datuk Lai Siew Wah is the founder of Ireka. He was made the Managing Director of Ireka on 5 April 1993 and redesignated as Executive Chairman on 1 April 2015. He is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. He has been active in the construction industry since 1967 during which time he has accumulated vast knowledge and experience in the implementation and management of construction projects.

 

He is a major shareholder of Ireka, through his interest in Ideal Land Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Datuk Lai Voon Hon P.G.D.K

Group Managing Director

Datuk Lai Voon Hon is also the Chief Executive Officer of Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd. He joined Ireka in 1994 as the Group General Manager and was made the Group Managing Director of Ireka on 1 April 2015. He is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. He graduated from University College London and Ashridge Management College with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Architecture in 1987 and Post-graduate Diploma in Architecture (Dip-Arch) in 1989 and a Master in Business Administration (‘MBA’) (Distinction) degree in 1993 respectively. An architect by profession, he has practiced in London, Hong Kong and Malaysia prior to joining Ireka. He is a registered Professional Architect with the Board of Architects, Malaysia.

 

He is currently a Member of the Young Presidents Organisation, Member of the Board of Trustees for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation; as well as a National Committee Member for the International Federation of Real Estate (FIABCI) Malaysia.

 

He was the Past Council Member of the Master Builder Malaysia, Industrialised Building System Steering Committee Member of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB); as well as past President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Malaysia.

 

He is a major shareholder of Ireka, through his interest in Ideal Land Holdings Sdn Bhd. He is the son of Datuk Lai Siew Wah.

Lai Voon Huey, Monica

Group Deputy Managing Director

Lai Voon Huey, Monica is also the Chief Financial Officer of Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd. She joined Ireka as the Group Financial Controller in 1993 and was made the Group Deputy Managing Director on 1 April 2015. She is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. She graduated from City University, London, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Accountancy and Economics. She has worked for two international accounting firms in England and Hong Kong prior to joining Ireka. She is a fellow member of several institutes that include the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales; Chartered Accountants, Malaysia; and the Malaysian Institute of Taxation.

 

She is a major shareholder of Ireka, through her interest in Ideal Land Holdings Sdn Bhd. She is the daughter of Datuk Lai Siew Wah.

Chan Soo Har @ Chan Kay Chong

Executive Director

Chan Soo Har @ Chan Kay Chong joined Ireka in 1975 and he is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry with sound knowledge in building materials and heavy plants and machineries.

 

He is a major shareholder of Ireka, through his interest in Magnipact Resources Sdn Bhd.

Lai Man Moi

Executive Director

Lai Man Moi joined Ireka in 1975 and she is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. She has over 40 years of experience in finance and accounting and is a member of several institutes including the Association of Accounting Technicians, United Kingdom; The International Association of Book-Keepers (UK); and The Institute of Commercial Management.

 

She is a major shareholder of Ireka, through her interest in Magnipact Resources Sdn Bhd. She is the sister of Datuk Lai Siew Wah and the spouse of Chan Soo Har @ Chan Kay Chong.

Tan Thiam Chai

Executive Director

Tan Thiam Chai graduated from University of Bristol, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. He is an engineer by profession and has been the Chief Executive Officer for Ireka’s construction arm, Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd since June 2003. He has worked for Ireka for 28 years and brings with him a wealth of expertise and know-how, having led many of the company’s major civil engineering and building projects over the years.

Datuk Lai Jaat Kong @ Lai Foot Kong PJN, JSM

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Lai Jaat Kong @ Lai Foot Kong was made the Deputy Managing Director on 8 May 1993. He was redesignated as Executive Director on 1 April 2015 and subsequently redesignated as Non-independent Non-executive Director as well as advisor of Ireka on 31 March 2017.

 

He has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and is actively involved in activities of related trade organization locally and regionally. Currently, he is the Honorary Life President of Master Builders Association Malaysia. He was the Past President/Honorary Advisor of the Master Builders Association Malaysia and had also served as Board Member/Secretary-General/Rapporteur of International Federation of Asia & Western Pacific Contractors’ Association (IFAWPCA) and Council Member of ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF), as Board Member of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He is currently the Honorary Lifetime Member of IFAWPCA.

 

He is the brother of Datuk Lai Siew Wah.

Haji Mohd. Sharif bin Haji Yusof

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Haji Mohd. Sharif bin Haji Yusof is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is also an Independent Non-executive Chairman of AYS Ventures Berhad and Independent Non-executive Director of Atlan Holdings Berhad and Axis REIT Managers Berhad.

Hoe Kah Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hoe Kah Soon graduated from University of Malaya in 1982 with a Bachelor of Accounting (First Class Honours) and in the same year successfully completed the MICPA examinations. He is a management consultant by profession and comes to Ireka with vast experience in helping global and local organisations successfully implement their strategic change programmes. While at Accenture, previously known as Andersen Consulting (1982 to 2006), he assumed numerous country, regional and global leadership roles. He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of IFCA MSC Berhad and Diversified Gateway Solutions Berhad. He also sits on the board of University of Malaya.

Dato’ Azmi bin Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Azmi bin Abdullah graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Economics in 1974. He has an extensive banking experience as he was formerly the First Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of SME Bank and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bumiputera-Commerce Bank Berhad, where he served for more than 26 years in various departments.

 

He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, a Director of Transnational Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd, Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) and a Director and a member of Investment Committee of Amanah Raya Berhad. He also sits on the board of several other limited companies.