Key Management Team
The Senior Management team is headed by the Executive Director, Mr Ooi Chin Khoon, whose profile is disclosed in the Profile of Directors. He is assisted by key senior management staffs who are primarily responsible for the operations of the Group’s core businesses.
Project Director – MRT2
Acting Project Director – Ampang Line
Mr Jonathan Goddard was appointed Deputy Project Director of the Ampang LRT Line Extension project in December 2012. On this project he led a team of over 100 direct staff with a workforce of over 1,000 for the successful delivery to meet the Employer’s timeline. In March 2018 he was appointed General Manager of Rail Projects. He is also on the MRCBGK JV Board of Directors for the delivery of the LRT3 project. Mr Goddard has over 32 years of experience in commercial and project management in the construction industry, with over two decades in rail transportation working for Bombardier’s South East Asian operations. His commercial and project management skills were honed from his work in the different sectors of the construction industry, including private practice, general contracting, consulting and turnkey delivery of projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and a Higher National Diploma in Building from London South Bank University.
Director – George Kent International Pte Ltd
Mr Chan Kim Chuan was the General Manager of George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad before being appointed Director of George Kent International Pte Ltd on 4 August 2017. He manages the export business for the Metering Division and leads the team to expand beyond the many countries that George Kent exports to. Mr Chan has served the Company for over 39 years and has extensive experience in manufacturing management, marketing, sales and engineering. During his tenure, market coverage for the Company’s meters and industrial products grew tremendously in South East Asia, South Asia, Eastern Africa and the Pacific Islands, particularly in Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia and Fiji Island.
General Manager – Meters
Mr Yap Cheng Leung was appointed General Manager – Meters in February 2016. Prior to that, he was the Assistant General Manager of Metering Sales since February 2009. In his current capacity, Mr Yap oversees the sales and marketing of the Group’s proprietary Automated Meter Reading solution, water meters and industrial products for the local markets. As head of the Group’s Product Engineering team since February 2019, he is also responsible for product development and business expansion. Mr Yap has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing, marketing and sales operations for both the local and export sales of George Kent’s metering and non-metering products. He also worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the engineering and construction of a water treatment plant during his tenure with the Group. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick and a Higher National Diploma from Tunku Abdul Rahman College.
General Manager – Finance & Control
Mr Ong Kum Weng was appointed Assistant General Manager – Finance & Control in September 2011. He oversees the Finance & Control function of the Group. Mr Ong has over 32 years of experience in external and internal auditing, risk management and accounting. Prior to joining George Kent, he was the Assistant General Manager of Finance of another public listed company. He is a qualified accountant and holds memberships with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.