Meet the Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) Board of Directors. Our culture of PRIDE starts with the Board of Directors, focusing on areas that are important to stakeholders.

Datuk Ir Kamarudin

Y Bhg Datuk Ir Kamarudin Zakaria

Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Datuk Ir Kamarudin Zakaria graduated in Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

Skills and Experience

Datuk Ir Kamarudin has over 35 years of experience in the petrochemical industry where he was involved in operations, asset management, health, safety & environment, technical & commercial services, project & corporate studies, audit and business development. He started his career with ESSO followed by PETRONAS where he served in various senior management roles for more than 15 years. His last appointment at PETRONAS was Vice President, Petchem. Datuk Ir Kamarudin served as a member of the elite PETRONAS Management Committee and was also a former chairman and member of boards of various subsidiaries and affiliate companies within the PETRONAS Group. He is semi-retired from PETRONAS since May 2017 and currently manages a consulting company providing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the oil and gas industry.

Other Current Appointments

– Director of Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Datuk Ir Kamarudin has no conflict of interest and family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

Umang Nangku Jabu

Umang Nangku Jabu

Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director
Member – Group Audit Committee

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Madam Umang Nangku Jabu holds a Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) and a Masters of Finance, both from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Madam Umang also holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial and Employee Relations and Master of Management in Human Resource in Management, both from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Skills and Experience

Madam Umang has been working in the private sector as a Director of a number of companies.

Other Current Appointments

– Independent Non-Executive Director of Sarawak Plantation Berhad
– Member of the Board of Trustees of The Iban Women Charitable Trust

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Madam Umang is a director and major shareholder of Betong Premix Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary company of CMS). She is also a major shareholder of DISA Sdn Bhd, which in turn is a major shareholder of CMS Wires Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary company of CMS).

Chin Mui Khiong

Chin Mui Khiong

Independent, Non-Executive Director
Chairman – Group Audit Committee

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Mr Chin Mui Khiong is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Skills & Experience

Mr Chin started his career with Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad, Kuching which subsequently merged with Arthur Andersen which in turn merged with Ernst & Young. He was a Partner of Ernst & Young from 1997 until his retirement in June 2015 and also served as the Partner-in-charge of a number of companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, as well as private and quasi-government corporations, which include industries such as manufacturing, plantation, banking, construction, transportation, hotel, hospital, education, stockbroking, unit trust and government agencies. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in the areas of audit and business advisory services.

Other Current Appointments

– Independent Non-Executive Director of Landmarks Berhad
– Independent Non-Executive Director of Hubline Berhad
– Independent Non-Executive Director of Supreme Consolidated Resources Bhd

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Mr Chin has no conflict of interest with the CMS Group, does not have any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the CMS Group and has no family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

Datuk Seri Michael Yam

Y Bhg Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy

Independent, Non-Executive Director
Chairman – Group Risk Committee
Member – Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy graduated in Building and Management Studies from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Skills & Experience

Datuk Seri Yam had a career spanning more than 35 years in construction, real estate and corporate sectors. He was the former Chief Executive Officer of Country Heights Holdings Berhad in 1996 and Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Sunrise Berhad from 1997 to 2008 and was actively involved in the development and management of hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf courses, international schools, residential and mix-use developments in Malaysia, South Africa, UK and Australia. He is the most recent Past President and Patron of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia.

Other Current Appointments

– Chairman of InvestKL Corporation
– Chairman of Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd
– Chairman of K.L. Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd
– Chairman of Triterra Sdn Bhd
– Senior Independent Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
– Senior Independent Director of Paramount Corporation Berhad
– Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad
– Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Foundation
– Independent Non-Executive Director of EPF subsidiary, Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd
– Independent Non-Executive Director of several CMS subsidiary companies

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Datuk Seri Yam has no conflict of interest with the CMS Group, does not have any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the CMS Group and has no family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

Y Bhg Datu Hubert Thian Chong Hui

Y Bhg Datu Hubert Thian Chong Hui

Independent, Non-Executive Director
Member – Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Member – Group Audit Committee
Member – Group Risk Committee

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Datu Hubert Thian Chong Hui graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Skills & Experience

Datu Hubert was the former Chairman of LAKU Management Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned company of the State Government of Sarawak. Prior to this, he served in the Sarawak State’s Public Works Department (PWD) for 39 years with the last nine (9) years as the Director of PWD.

Other Current Appointments

– Chairman of CMS Works Sdn Bhd
– Chairman of PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd
– Chairman of Betong Premix Sdn Bhd
– Director of several CMS subsidiary companies

Family Relationship With Any Director And/Or Major Shareholder

Datu Hubert has no conflict of interest with the CMS Group, does not have any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the CMS Group and has no family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholder of the Company.