Listed on the Main Board of the Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Kelington Group is a leading Engineering and Industrial Gases company at Asia Pacific region. The company was founded in 2000 to provide Ultra High Purity (UHP) gas delivery solutions to the electronics and semiconductor industry.
Over the years, we have expanded our service offerings and ventured into new markets and are now serving clients from various industries such as oil & gas, oleo-chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, biotechnology and medical industries.
Today, we have evolved to become a multi-disciplinary engineering services provider with regional presence in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines. We are also an industrial gases player where we manufacture and trade various types of industrial and special gases to serve clients across all sectors..
We strive to build the Group as a profitable organization that is continuously investing in new technology, delivering world class and quality services to meet our customers’ requirement, safely and cost effectively. We work closely with our customers, enabling them to meet the increasing challenges of a competitive marketplace, and maintaining high standards of productivity and product quality.
To be a leading and well-diversified high-technology Company in the Asia Pacific region.
We strive to build the Group as a profitable organization that is continuously investing in new technology, delivering world class quality services to meet our customers’ requirement, safely and cost effectively.
OUR VALUES .
• Building Partnerships with customers, vendors and sub-contractors
• Continuous Improvement in business processes, skills and technology
• Innovation in providing engineering solutions for a diverse range of environments
• Prioritize Safety in all situations
Board of Directors.
Ir. Gan Hung Keng
Ir. Gan Hung Keng is a Company founder, Executive Director and Chairman of the Company since 14 February 2000 and was appointed as the Managing Director on 22 November 2004 and assumed the role of CEO with effect from 1 September 2009. As the CEO, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management functions of the Group and in particular, the Group’s new ventures. He is also the Chairman of the Option Committee.He graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical & Process Engineering degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also a Professional Engineer on the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.
He has held various managerial roles beginning with a water treatment company in Singapore in 1988 as an Engineer responsible for engineering projects execution of pure water and waste water treatment. He then went on to lead various engineering projects as a Project Engineer until 1994 where he joined Malaysian Oxygen Berhad (“MOX”) as a Project Manager for their Ultra Clean Division. He served in MOX for four (4) years before moving to Eastern Oxygen Berhad as the Project Manager for the Ultra Clean System. In 1999, he held the position of Manager (Process) in M+W Zander Pte Ltd (Singapore) for a year before taking up his current position.
Through the various positions held, he has acquired expertise in the detailed designing of all gas delivery system (inert and hazardous gases) for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication and Flat Panel Display plants, engineering and construction management of large scale and fast track project for gas and chemical related projects, and general management of a business unit and a company.
Ir. Gan is a corporate representative of Palace Star Sdn. Bhd. (“Palace Star”), a substantial shareholder of the Company. He is also a Director of a few subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Ong Weng Leong
Mr Ong Weng Leong has been a Director of the Company since 22 November 2004. He was appointed as the General Manager on 1 August 2005 and assumed the role of COO with effect from 1 September 2009. As the COO, he is responsible for the management of the day-to-day functions and operations of the Group in Taiwan and China. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and Option Committee. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He also received a Master in Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom in 2002.
He began taking up managerial roles in 1996 while at MOX as the Production Manager after which he became the Operations Manager from 1998 to 2000, responsible for managing plant operations located in the central and east coast region. Later in 2000, he was promoted to National Engineering Manager at MOX which he carried out for 3 years until 2004 where he was promoted to the National Sales Manager (Electronics) at MOX. Soon after that, he joined the Company in 2005 as the General Manager.
Throughout more than ten (10) years at MOX and more than eight (8) years at KGB in management roles, he has acquired expertise in detailed designing of all gas system ranging from gas production plants to the supply stations of customers and engineering construction management of industrial gas related projects.
Mr Ong is a corporate representative of Palace Star, a substantial shareholder of the Company. He is also a Director of Institut Pengurusan Malaysia, MIM Education Sdn Bhd and a few subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Chan Thian Kiat
Mr Chan Thian Kiat was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in the Company on 11 September 2009 and identified as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 April 2013. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also a fellow member of CPA Australia and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS).
He has held various positions at Bank of America Malaysia Berhad during his 17-year tenure before joining BA Associates Sdn Bhd (“BA Associates”) as a Principal and KGB as a Director. He left Bank of America Malaysia Berhad as the Principal, Head of Corporate Finance which he held from 1997 to 2001. At BA Associates, he provides corporate finance consultancy services, assist clients in debt and equity capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. He is also a Director of a few private limited companies.
Mr. Tan Chuan Yong
Mr Tan Chuan Yong was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director in the Company on 11 September 2009 and identified as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 20 April 2013. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Option Committee. He holds a Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He was admitted to the English Bar in 1982 and the Malaysian Bar in 1983. He is currently an Advocate & Solicitor and practising as a Partner in Messrs Tan Chuan Yong & S.M. Chan, Advocates & Solicitors. He has been a member of the Malaysian Bar since 1983. He is also a Notary Public.
Mr Tan is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of TAFI Industries Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and also a Director of a few private limited companies.
Vice Admiral (Retired) Datuk Haji Jamil bin Haji Osman
Vice Admiral (Retired) Datuk Haji Jamil bin Haji Osman was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 June 2012. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
He is a highly decorated navy officer who opted for an early retirement from the Royal Malaysian Navy (“RMN”) in March 2012. Prior to his retirement, he was the RMN Fleet Commander in charge of the marine operations and responsible for the sovereignty of Malaysia Maritime Area. Before that, he has been assigned to several leadership positions namely Chief of Staff at the Malaysian Armed Forces (“MAF”) Joint Force Headquarters, and a Commander Officer responsible for peace keeping operations under the United Nations banner, and special missions in aid of disasters struck areas in the region.
He also attended various professional and career courses locally and abroad. Among them were Executive MBA, Ohio University and University Technology Mara in 1998 and Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies at Deakin University Australia in December 2002.
With his extension knowledge and leadership skills, he was also appointed as a Director of a few private limited companies.
Mr. Soo Yuit Weng
Mr Soo Yuit Weng was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 february 2013. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia majoring in Accounting. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a fellow of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). Mr Soo is also a licensed Auditor and Tax Agent in Malaysia.
He is a Chartered Accountant and is currently practicing under his own firm namely Y W Soo & Co. Prior to that, Mr Soo was attached to various professional firms and has been more than 23 years experience in the field of audit and taxation.
He is currently a Perak Branch Committee Member of CTIM, and also the panel member for Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board of the Malaysian Bar.
He is also a Director of Soo Seng Sooi Holding Berhad.
Ms. Ng Lee Kuan
Ms Ng Lee Kuan was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 November 2019. She is the Chairman of Risk Management Committee which was set up on 26 February 2020.
She graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Management degree (First Class) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. She also obtained her professional qualiﬁcation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 1994.
She has held various managerial roles in Linde Malaysia (“Linde”) (formerly known as MOX) and has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in the industrial gas business.
She was promoted to the Planning Manager role in 1996, subsequently assumed the Management & Financial Accounting Manager role in 1999 and then Process System & Planning Manager role for South & South East Asia in 2002. She was appointed as Head of Marketing of Linde in 2009 and has held this position until 2017. As a key member in the leadership team, she led the country strategic planning process, drove strategic investments, pursued new business development opportunities and spearheaded best commercial practices.
Ms Ng is also a Director of a private limited company and she does not hold any other directorships of public companies and listed issuers.
Mr. Soh Tong Hwa
Mr Soh Tong Hwa was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 November 2019. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Mr Soh was appointed as director of Ace Gases Sdn. Bhd. since year 2018. Mr Soh’s strength lies in his in-depth technical knowledge of gas plant operation and managing of the bulk and on-site plant business.
He held various managerial roles beginning with MOX in year 1979. He served in MOX for 24 years before moving to Air Liquide Indonesia as Managing Director in year 2007. He then set up a new subsidiary for Air Liquide in Malaysia in 2009 and took the position as Managing Director of Air Liquide Malaysia till year 2016.
Mr Soh is also a director of a few subsidiaries of the Company and he does not hold any other directorships of public companies and listed issuers.
Mr. Cham Teck Kuang
Mr Cham Teck Kuang was appointed to the Board as a Non Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2019. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee which was set up on 26 February 2020.
Mr Cham Teck Kuang graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from University of Portsmouth, Britain. He started his career in building services and thereafter spent the next 22 years in the semiconductor field particularly in wafer fabs in a leading industrial gas manufacturer in Singapore. He rose from the rank of a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Manager, Departmental Head, General Manager and the last position held being the Director of Project Engineering and Services and Director of E&I, South and South East Asia. Mr Cham is instrumental for the completion of many of the wafer fab gas system projects in Singapore and the region. His strength lies in his in-depth technical knowledge of wafer fabs’ gas and chemical system engineering work including equipment manufacturing, project execution and system commissioning. He also has strong leadership strengths in managing companies.
He joined Kelington Engineering (S) Pte Ltd in 2012 and is currently the Executive Director of Kelington Engineering (S) Pte Ltd and a few subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr Cham does not hold any other directorship in public as well as listed companies.
Mr. Hu Keqin
Mr Hu Keqin was appointed to the Board as a Non Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2019. He is also a member of Risk Management Committee which was set up on 26 February 2020.
Since 2013, Mr Hu was appointed as Project Director of Kelington Engineering (S) Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Mr Hu has more than 22 years of experience in managing and overseeing projects with respect to cost, quality and schedule and ensure all projects achieve objectives. His expertise lies in proposal and budget development, design and component; specification, procurement of materials, contractor selection and project management.
After graduated from Chongqing University, he joined Chongqing University as a Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering and then in year 1989, he was appointed as a research engineer of the University.
Prior to joining Kelington, he commenced his career in Singapore Oxygen Air Liquide, Singapore in year 1994 and later joined UCT Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore for 8 years since 2001. In year 2009, he held the position of General Manager in OBrien Tubular Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd for 4 years before taking up his current position.
Mr Hu does not hold any other directorship in public as well as listed companies.
Ir. Raymond Gan
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ong Weng Leong
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Arvin Jong
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Soo Wei Keong
Senior Vice President-Taiwan
Mr. Lim Seng Chuan
Senior Vice President– Singapore
Mr. Ong Seng Heng
Vice President– Malaysia
Mr Chong Ann Tsun
General Manager, Ace Gases
Mr Alan Lim Chui Boon
Operations Manager, Ace Gases
Awards & Recognitions.
Certificate of Achievement Year 2011 – 3-Star Rating Achiever
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)
Recognition Award for Innovative Venture Capital Backed Companies of the Year 2012
Malaysia Venture Capital Association
OSHE Management in Engineering-Gold Award 2015
*MOSHPA: Malaysian Occupational Safety & Health
Emerging SMI 2004 Award
SMI Association of Malaysia
Quality Award for Excellence In Providing Quality Product of UHP Gas System Piping of the Year 2004
Hannstar Display Corp, Tainan
Safety Award for Achieving Zero Accident Record of the Year 2004