Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dato ’ Low Keng Huat
Non-executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Low Keng Huat is a co-founder of the Company and its Chairman since its incorporation on 14 April 1969. He was last re-elected on 29 May 2007. He is also the Executive Deputy Chairman of General Corporation Berhad, the controlling shareholder of the Company, which is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. A builder by profession, Tan Sri Dato’ Low is a former President of the Master Builders Association, Malaysia and is now its Honorary President. He has wide experience in business, property construction and development in a career spanning more than 50 years.


Low Keng Boon @ Lau Boon Sen
Managing Director

Mr Low Keng Boon is a co-founder and the Managing Director of the Company since its incorporation on 14 April 1969. He is concurrently the Group Managing Director of General Corporation Berhad. His wide experience in building and construction is evidenced by the successful handling of prestigious projects like the OCBC Centre, UOB Plaza, Singapore Press Holdings headquarters, Novena Square and SIA Engineering Hangar. He was a member of the Singapore Construction Industry Development Board between March 1984 and March 1988. Mr Low was also instrumental in the Company’s successful diversification into the hotel business.


Low Keng Hoo @ Lau Keeng Foo
Deputy Managing Director

Mr Low Keng Hoo is a co-founder and the Deputy Managing Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 14 April 1969 and last re-elected on 30 May 2006. He is responsible for overseeing all site work, execution, site administration, control and liaison between the Company and its sub-contractors. He has contributed to the successful completion of many major projects undertaken by the Company, including OCBC Centre, MAS Building and Mandarin Gardens condominium.


Low Poh Kuan
Executive Director

Mr Low Poh Kuan joined the Company in March 1998 as its Purchasing Manager for construction projects. He was appointed to the Board on 5 April 2004 and was last re-elected on 26 May 2005. In addition to his purchasing function, Mr Low is involved in the Company’s property development projects and the F&B businesses under our subsidiary, Starworth, group of companies. Mr Low co-managed the overall operations of the Chijmes entertainment complex before it was sold in 2006. He is also the QEHS (Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety) System Manager under the Company’s ISO system. Prior to joining the Company, he had extensive experience in sales and marketing in the contract furnishing industry. Mr Low has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Economics from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA.


DATO’ Marco Low Peng Kiat
Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Marco Low Peng Kiat was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 7 November 2006. He is also the Executive Director of General Corporation Berhad, controlling shareholder of the Company, which is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He holds a Bachelor Science in Management & Systems from City University, England. He spent about two years in the corporate finance unit of one of the big four international accounting firms before joining Fung Keong Rubber Manufactory (Malaya) Sdn Bhd as Executive Director on 29 January 1997.


Lee Han Yang
Independent Director

Mr Lee Han Yang was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 28 January 1992. He was last re-elected on 29 May 2007. He is also serving on the Company’s Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Mr Lee is a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is a Consultant at Messrs Belinda Ang & Tang. He is also a director of several public and private companies in Singapore, including Wing Tai Holdings Ltd and Tan Chong International Ltd. Mr Lee is an active member of the Law Society of Singapore and has served on several committees of the Law Society. At present, he also serves on the boards of National Council of Social Services. In August 2006, he was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) by the President of Singapore.


Lucas Liew Kim Voon
Independent Director

Mr Lucas Liew was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 28 January 1992. He was last re-elected on 29 May 2007. He is an accountant by profession and was formerly the finance director of Singapore Airlines Limited until his retirement in 1992. He has extensive expertise and experience in finance and accounting. Mr Liew, a Certified Public Accountant, obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.


Wey Kim Long
Independent Director

Mr Wey Kim Long was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 5 April 2004 and was re-designated an Independent Director on 12 September 2006. He was last re-elected on 29 May 2007. Mr Wey had worked with UOL for 30 years until his retirement in January 2004 as Deputy President (Property). During his tenure at UOL, Mr Wey was involved in all aspects of property development and marketing, property investment and management of all properties in the UOL Group. He continues to serve as director of its Suzhou Wugong Hotel Company Limited and Hua Ye Xiamen Hotel Limited. Mr Wey holds a Bachelor of Science (Estate Management) degree from the then University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Jimmy Yim Wing Kuen
Independent Director

Mr. Jimmy Yim was appointed an Independent Director of the Company on 1 March 2009. He is the incumbent Managing Director of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of Drew & Napier LLC, a leading law practice in Singapore, established since 1889. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1983 and is one of the earliest batches of Senior Counsel, appointed in January 1998. His practice covers a range of civil and commercial law, criminal law and international commercial arbitrations. He is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a regional arbitrator with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, panel member of mediators for FIDRC of the Association of Banks in Singapore. He is recommended by name in the various professional journals and ranking agencies in the area of dispute resolution. Apart from Low Keng Huat (Singapore) Limited, Mr. Yim sits on the boards of a few private and public companies.