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.

Goh Chii Bing

Goh Chii Bing

Goh Chii Bing

Group Chief Operating Officer

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. On 1 November 2019, he was re-designated as Group Chief Operating Officer.

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.

 

Francis Lou

Francis Lou Chee Ngee

Group Internal Auditor

Francis Lou Chee Ngee joined CMS on 1 September 2012 and assumed his current position as the Head of the Group Internal Audit Department on 1 July 2014.

Responsibilities

Francis Lou is responsible for overseeing the department which provides independent and objective investigating, audit and consulting activities to help CMS realise its vision and achieve its business objectives. He is responsible for ensuring that the internal audit activities of the Group are carried out in a systematic and disciplined manner to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in line with the Board’s direction and regulatory and legal requirements.

Experience

Francis Lou has more than 26 years of experience in the fields of auditing, investment banking, treasury and collective investment schemes. Prior to joining CMS, he was the Head of Finance at Kenanga Investors Berhad where he was responsible for the financial management of the company including its financial accounts and those of the funds under management.

Qualifications

Francis Lou graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Management Studies from The University of Waikato, New Zealand. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and recently obtained his Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).  He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) and is also a current committee member of the IIAM Sarawak District Society.

Directorship

Francis Lou does not hold directorship in other companies and listed companies.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Francis Lou has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.

 

Karl Vink

Karl Vink

Chief Information Officer

Karl Vink joined CMS on 1 June 2018 as the Chief Information Officer, Group Technology Systems.

Responsibilities

Karl Vink is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Group Technology Systems Department, overseeing a team of IT employees, systems, networks/servers, applications and support services throughout the Group.

Experience

Karl Vink has established his career in the mass communications and technology industries, holding various management positions in companies across South East Asia, North America and Europe. Prior to joining CMS, he served as the CEO of Silver Lining Systems (SLS) Sdn Bhd/Silver Lining Software Pvt Ltd, which provides cloud solutions in the Asia region. As CEO of SLS, he oversaw the development of the businesses’ three main practices: cloud technology and architecture; cloud service provider; cloud, data centre & IT systems consultancy.

Directorship

Karl Vink is a non-executive director of Silver Lining Systems Sdn Bhd.

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Karl Vink has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of CMS.