Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy was appointed to the Board of MAHB as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2013 and was subsequently appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 November 2016. He is a member of Board Audit Committee, Board Finance & Investment Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB.
Datuk Seri Yam had an illustrious career spanning more than 30 years in construction, real estate and corporate sectors with the last 12 years until 2008, helming 2 different award winning public listed property companies as their Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Managing Director. Datuk Seri Yam was voted the "CEO of the Year 2002" for Malaysia by American Express Corporate Services and Business Times.
Trained as a building engineer in the United Kingdom ("UK") with various companies and the British Civil Service, Datuk Seri Yam is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building after his graduation in Building and Management Studies from University of Westminster, London. Upon his return to Malaysia, he had served in various large companies, such as Landmarks Berhad, Peremba Malaysia, Country Heights Holdings Berhad and Sunrise Berhad and was actively involved in the development of hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf courses, international schools, residential and mixed developments in Malaysia, Australia, UK, Mauritius and South Africa.
Datuk Seri Yam is currently appointed as independent non-executive director of Paramount Corporation Berhad, Sunway Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, and two (2) Government incorporated companies, namely Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad and Malaysia Property Incorporated. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Standard Chartered Foundation and is a director of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. He is the current President of the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association of Malaysia as well as a member of the Advisory Board to the Mayor and City of Kuala Lumpur. He is also appointed by the Government as a member of the NKEA Steering Committee for the transformation of Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley and as Chairman of InvestKL, apart from being an independent non-executive director of Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund.
In 2009, Datuk Seri Yam had established a private equity, corporate and project management consultancy known as Impetus Alliance Advisors Sdn Bhd to provide advisory services to the industry.