The Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) management team is led by multi-talented individuals who lead and guide CMS towards its goals and objectives practising the highest of standards.

Y Bhg Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree

Y Bhg Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree

Y Bhg Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree

Group Executive Director

Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree joined CMS on 17 February 2004 and assumed his current position as the Group Executive Director on 19 August 2008.

Responsibilities

Datuk Syed Ahmad is responsible for developing strong partnerships with the CMS’ Board of Directors and its corresponding committees and management in formulating and driving critical Board agendas which will impact positively on shareholders’ returns, and CMS’ long-term sustainable growth and profitability.

Experience

Prior to joining CMS, he practised law in Singapore for over ten (10) years.

Qualifications

Datuk Syed Ahmad graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) Degree from the National University of Singapore. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2012.

Directorships

Datuk Syed Ahmad is the Deputy Chairman of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad and SACOFA Sdn Bhd. He is also a director of KKB Engineering Berhad, SIG Gases Berhad and Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad. He is the Chairman of Kenanga Investors Berhad, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, CMS Cement Industries Sdn Bhd, CMS Education Sdn Bhd, CMS Land Sdn Bhd, CMS Roads Sdn Bhd, CMS Pavement Tech Sdn Bhd, HELP IBRACO CMS Sdn Bhd and a director of several CMS subsidiaries.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Datuk Syed Ahmad is the brother-in-law of Dato Sri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib (a director of CMS), Jamilah Hamidah Taib (a major shareholder of CMS) and Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib (a substantial shareholder of CMS). He is a son in-law of the late Lejla Taib (a major shareholder of CMS) and the spouse of Dato Hajjah Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree (a major shareholder of CMS).

 

Y Bhg Dato Isaac Lugun

Y Bhg Dato Isaac Lugun

Group Chief Executive Officer – Corporate

Dato Isaac Lugun joined CMS on 8 January 1996 and assumed the position of Group Chief Corporate Officer on 1 August 2017 which was re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer – Corporate on 1 January 2018.

Responsibilities

Dato Isaac Lugun is responsible for Group Strategy, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Risk, Legal, Internal Audit and Secretarial Services of the Group. He also oversees the Group’s strategic investments in energy-intensive industries at Samalaju Industrial Park: in OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, a world-class manganese ferroalloy plant and in Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, a phosphate additives plant which, when completed, will be the largest in South East Asia, as well as the Group’s strategic investment in SACOFA Sdn Bhd, a telecommunications infrastructure and service provider.

Experience

Dato Isaac Lugun has held various senior management positions in CMS, including Group General Manager for Corporate Affairs covering Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Company Secretarial functions. In 2009, he initiated CMS’ focus on the development of its businesses at Samalaju and helped to convert CMS’ first-mover advantage into a strategic business advantage that the Group has at Samalaju today. Prior to joining CMS, he had worked in various senior management positions at PETRONAS and EXXON-Mobil.

Qualifications

Dato Isaac Lugun graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.

Directorships

Dato Isaac Lugun is a director and Chief Executive Officer of Samalaju Industries Sdn Bhd, and a director of Samalaju Properties Sdn Bhd, Samalaju Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, Samalaju Management Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and SACOFA Sdn Bhd.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Dato Isaac Lugun has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.

Goh Chii Bing

Goh Chii Bing

Goh Chii Bing

Group Chief Executive Officer – Operations

Goh Chii Bing joined CMS on 26 October 1992 and assumed the position of Group Chief Operating Officer on 1 August 2017 which was re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer – Operations on 1 January 2018.

Responsibilities

Goh Chii Bing is responsible for the Group’s business/operations, Human Resources, Procurement and Safety & Health.

Experience

Before assuming his current role, he has over five (5) years of experience as the Head of Cement Division, which includes the production of cement, clinker, ready-mix and range of precast concrete products including Industrialised Building System (IBS) products and solutions. He has also more than 20 years of experience in CMS’ Construction Materials & Trading Division, which comprises quarrying, premix and wire mesh manufacturing.

His expertise lends support for cement and construction businesses in Sarawak. Prior to returning to Malaysia, he has had wide experience in the bitumen and asphalt concrete industry in New Zealand.

Qualifications

Goh Chii Bing graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a Bachelor Degree in Minerals Technology (Hons). He is a fellow of the Institute of Quarrying Malaysia, Treasurer of Sarawak Quarries Association, Committee Member of The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Sarawak Branch and Council Member of The Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia.

Directorships

Goh Chii Bing is the Executive Director of CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, and CMS Works Sdn Bhd. He is also a director of Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and several CMS subsidiary companies.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Goh Chii Bing has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.

Syed Hizam Alsagoff

Syed Hizam Alsagoff

Group Chief Financial Officer

Syed Hizam Alsagoff joined CMS on 17 January 2005 and assumed his current position as the Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2009.

Responsibilities

Syed Hizam is responsible for all finance and treasury-related matters in CMS which covers overall financial management and planning to support decision-making on operational and strategic issues of the Group.

Experience

Prior to joining CMS, he has had 15 years of experience in finance management through positions held in complex organisations in various industries in several countries such as education in Queensland University of Technology, Australia, textile business operations in Eclipse Textiles Pty Ltd, Brisbane, semi-conductor components and technology-related industry in Zac International, Inc., California and satellite manufacturing coupled with R&D in Space Systems Loral, a public listed company in the New York Stock Exchange, USA.

Qualifications

Syed Hizam graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Jose State University, California, USA, majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. He was a recipient of the University’s Cum Laude award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.

Directorships

Syed Hizam is a director of CMS I-Systems Berhad, Al Wasatah Al Maliah Company (Closed Joint Stock Company), Saudi Arabia, and several CMS subsidiaries and associates. He is also an alternate director of KKB Engineering Berhad.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Syed Hizam Alsagoff has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.

David Ling

David Ling Koah Wi

Group General Counsel

David Ling Koah Wi joined CMS as the Group General Counsel on 1 August 2007. Currently, he also heads the Group Risk Management Unit which was established in March 2009.

Responsibilities

David Ling is responsible for CMS’ Legal Services Department and the Group Risk Management Unit which respectively handle the Group’s legal issues and oversees the risk management functions of the Group reporting to CMS’ Group Risk Committee.

Experience

Prior to joining CMS, David Ling was with ZICOlaw Malaysia and before that, he was practising law in Australia.

Qualifications

David Ling graduated with a double degree in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Economics (majoring in Accounting and Economics) from the University of Sydney. He then pursued his studies at the College of Law, Sydney and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted in New South Wales, Australia as a Solicitor and subsequently as an Advocate of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak.

Directorships

David Ling is a director of SACOFA Sdn Bhd and CMS I-Systems Berhad.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

David Ling has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.