THE GDB MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our Leaders of Foresight

CHEAH HAM CHEIA
Promoter, Substantial Shareholder And Managing Director

Cheah Ham Cheia, a Malaysian, aged 63, is our Managing Director. He was appointed to our Board on 28 February 2013 and is responsible for the overall guidance on our Group’s business direction and manages the strategic development of our Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom in July 1985. He has spent his entire career in the construction industry with over 38 years of experience.

In November 1977, he began his career with Mitsui Construction Co Ltd as a supervisor for Pasir Panjang Wharf Project in Singapore and Prima Flour Mill Project in Sri Lanka. In February 1980, he joined Maltimor Sendirian Berhad as a Supervisor for Batu Niah Water Treatment Plant and reclamation works at Sejinkat Naval Base Project in Sarawak. In July 1982, he joined Mitsui Jurutama Joint Venture to act in the capacity of a Site Engineer for the Federal Highway Phase II infrastructure improvement works.

In October 1983, he furthered his studies in University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Upon graduation in July 1985, he returned to Mitsui Construction Co Ltd as a Site Engineer for the construction of the interchange and related facilities at the intersection of Jalan Kepong with Jalan Kuching and the upgrading work for Jalan Kuching. In July 1987, he was promoted to Chief Engineer and was responsible for the overall planning and supervision of the construction of Electrolux Factory Project in Shah Alam. In January 1989, he was appointed as Engineer and was responsible for liaising with the Government authorities and consultants for the construction of Kuala Lumpur Interchanges along Jalan Pahang, Bulatan Kampung Pandan, Jalan Cheras and Bulatan Edinburgh. In July 1992, he was appointed as the Quality Control Manager and was responsible for the quality control and procurement of construction materials for Kafco Fertiliser Plant Project in Bangladesh.

In June 1994, he left Mitsui Construction Co Ltd to join Kamunting Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd) as an Assistant General Manager. He was responsible for the management of construction activities on site and the development and planning of construction for new projects.

In July 1996, he was promoted to General Manager of Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad, and was responsible for establishing work plans and staffing for projects, directing and coordinating activities of project personnel, and providing technical advice to resolve problems. In July 1997, he was promoted to Senior General Manager and was responsible for planning, directing and coordinating project activities to ensure projects are completed within the stipulated timelines and funding parameters.

In January 2001, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd. He was responsible for managing the company’s daily operations and ensuring efficient and effective resource management. In August 2007, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer in overseeing the company’s operation and maximising the company’s profit margins and efficiencies.

In September 2009, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad (the holding company of Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd) and was responsible for assisting the Group Chief Executive Officer in implementing policies to achieve commercial objectives, short term and long-term goals. In May 2011, he was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and held this position until April 2013. As the Group Chief Executive Officer, he was responsible for planning strategic business objectives and ensuring positive growth of revenue and profit margins of the Putrajaya Perdana group. During his tenure with Putrajaya Perdana group, he was involved in numerous projects. The notable projects including The Intermark in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak Energy Berhad Headquarters in Kuching, Light Rail Transit Infrastructure Works in Putrajaya, Government Administrative Offices in Putrajaya (namely Parcel C and Parcel D) and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, among others.

In April 2013, GDB acquired Grand Dynamic Builders and in May 2013, he became the Managing Director of Grand Dynamic Builders.

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ALEXANDER LO TZONE LEONG
Promoter, Substantial Shareholder And Executive Director

Alexander Lo Tzone Leong, a Malaysian, aged 47, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 3 August 2016 and is responsible for assisting our Managing Director in the overall management and operation of our Group as well as overseeing the overall operations of our construction projects. He graduated with a Certificate in Technology (Building) from Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia in May 1992. He has spent more than 25 years in the construction industry.

In May 1992, he began his career at Teamwork Corporation Sdn Bhd as a Site Supervisor. He was responsible for coordinating and supervising workers, overseeing the coordination of all subcontractors, organising machineries and equipment and maintaining safety and quality standards at the construction site. He was involved in the construction of STAR LRT Phase 1 and Wisma Denmark in Kuala Lumpur. In June 1994, he joined Kamunting Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd) as a Site Supervisor. He was responsible for assisting the project manager in overseeing operations on a daily basis, ensuring work is done safely, on time, within budget and to the right quality standards. He was involved in the construction of Bangsar Shopping Complex.

In January 1995, he was promoted to Senior Site Supervisor at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad. He was responsible for overseeing all civil, structural and architectural construction works at the construction sites and the supervision of work progress during the construction of Ampang Flamingo Hotel, Ampang Commercial Complex and Wisma John Hancock in Damansara Heights. In April 1997, he was promoted to Assistant Site Agent and was responsible for assisting the Project Manager in supervising the sub-contractors, trades and material delivery. In January 1998, he was promoted to Site Agent and was responsible for managing the construction of Parcel D, Putrajaya and ensuring work is completed on time, within budget, safely and to the right quality standards.

In March 1999, he was re-designated to Project Manager at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd and was responsible for planning, budgeting, risk managing and overseeing onsite and offsite construction activities, preparing contracts, obtaining the necessary permits and approval for construction and maintaining safety and quality standards throughout the entire construction process. In January 2003, he was promoted to Senior Project Manager. He was responsible for project planning, risk managing, overseeing project budgets, and monitoring and facilitating construction works for Sub Package 5, P14 housing development and Maritime Centre in Putrajaya. He was also the Head of Project for the construction of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. In January 2007, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and was responsible for supporting the General Manager in the overall management of the construction site for Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Pavilion Residence in Kuala Lumpur. In May 2009, he was appointed as the General Manager and was responsible for overseeing all projects, liaison with customers and appointment of subcontractors.

In January 2010, he was promoted to Senior General Manager at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd and was responsible for planning, directing and coordinating of designated projects to ensure goals and objectives of the projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget parameters. He was involved in the construction of Felda Tower Platinum Park, The Intermark in Kuala Lumpur and Menara PJH in Putrajaya. In March 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for assisting overall planning and development during the construction of The Z Residence, Breezeway Condominium Project and Ara Green Wellness & Healthcare City in Kuala Lumpur. In April 2013, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all daily operations of the company and routinely reports to the Chief Executive Officer. He left the Putra Perdana group in May 2013.

In April 2013, he acquired Grand Dynamic Builders and in May 2013, he became the Executive Director of Grand Dynamic Builders and is responsible for overseeing the management and operations of construction projects undertaken by our Group7

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Key Senior Management

Toh Fong Eng
Chief Financial Officer

Toh Fong Eng, a Malaysian, aged 57, is our Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for the overall accounting, taxation and treasury functions of our Group. She has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance.

Upon graduating from high school in 1981, she continued with her education by taking the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) International Qualifications before pursuing the professional studies with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”). She completed her professional examinations with the ACCA and was admitted as a Member of the ACCA in November 1999. She is a Fellow Member of ACCA since November 2004. She is also a registered chartered accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since June 2001.

In June 1982, she began her career as an Accounts Assistant with a mining company, Syarikat Trimal Sdn Bhd and she was responsible for book keeping, wages computation and all accounts related functions. With the cessation of Syarikat Trimal Sdn Bhd business, she was transferred to a related company, Kamunting Corporation Berhad (now known as E&O Property Development Berhad) in April 1988 as an Administrative Assistant where she was involved in shares registration activities. In November 1988, she joined Navistar Sdn Bhd as an Accounts cum Administrative Assistant. She was involved in the preparation of monthly management accounts and all relevant accounts schedules for audit and tax purpose, preparation of progress billings and monitoring collections from purchasers. She was also involved in data entries and preparation of payments and bank reconciliations.

In November 1990, she joined Kamunting Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad as an Accounts cum Administrative Executive. She was assisting the accountant in the preparation of monthly accounts and the financial reports. In January 1994, she was promoted to Assistant Accountant and was responsible for all finance and tax related matters of the group. In July 1998, she was promoted to Accountant and she was responsible for all accounting related matters, including amongst others, reviewing the group’s consolidated accounts, identifying the areas for improvement in operations and reviewing the company’s policies and procedures.

In January 2001, she was re-designated to Manager for Finance & Accounts at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd and in January 2004, she was promoted to Senior Manager for Finance & Accounts. She was involved in the listing exercise of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad and was responsible for assisting the General Manager for Finance in the due diligence exercise. Her scope of work includes providing all documents and information for the prospectus and for the SC submission, preparation of the pro forma balance sheets and forecast and projections.

In July 2010, she was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Finance & Accounts and she was responsible for managing the financial operations of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad and its development division. In January 2014, she was promoted to General Manager for Finance & Accounts and she was responsible for the financial planning, budgeting, implementation of accounting procedures of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad, and was reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer.

Her responsibilities before leaving the Putrajaya Perdana group include preparation of quarterly report to the Board and Audit Committee and management of cash flow to meet the group’s operational needs. During her career with Putrajaya Perdana Berhad, she was involved in overseeing the Putrajaya Perdana Berhad group’s financial performance and the preparation of financial and accounting related information required to facilitate the group’s corporate exercises.

She left Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd in May 2017 to join our Group.

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Lim Lee Ling
Senior Manager - Human Resources and Administration

Lim Lee Ling, a Malaysian, aged 49, is our Senior Manager for Human Resource and Administration. She is responsible for our Group’s human resource and office administrative matters. She graduated from Systematic Secretarial Centre Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur with a Diploma in Secretarial & Administration in December 1996. In July 1997, she was awarded Pitman Diploma in Secretarial and Administration from The City and Guilds of London Institute.

In April 1996, she began her career in Multi-Purpose Holdings Berhad as a Confidential Secretary and was involved in performing secretarial duties and administrative supports, arranging appointments and meetings. In March 1998, she was transferred to the Corporate Development Department, reporting to the Senior General Manager. In addition to her usual secretarial duties and administrative supports, she was also responsible for handling all arrangements pertaining to company’s corporate matters such as arranging appointments and meetings with the local authorities on company’s mergers and acquisitions exercise. She has gained experience in the establishment of procedures and practices to assure confidentiality and security in the role. In March 2000, she was further promoted to Confidential Secretary Grade I.

In July 2001, she joined Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad, as a Secretary, she was responsible for administrative and payment related matters with contractors and subcontractors. In July 2002, she was promoted to Confidential Secretary to Group Chief Executive Officer of Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd and was responsible for providing secretarial and administrative assistance to the CEO, planning and arranging meetings with local authorities and organising company’s corporate social responsibility events, such as, scholarship awards and annual dinners. In April 2013, she was appointed as the Executive Secretary to the Chairman at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd. She was responsible for organising travel arrangements, handling personal matters and managing the daily schedule of the Chairman.

In May 2013, she joined our Group as the Personal Assistant to our Managing Director and Executive Director cum Assistant Office Manager, and in January 2014, she was promoted to Office Manager. In May 2017, she was promoted to Senior Manager for Human Resource and Administration of our Group. In addition to overseeing the overall human resource and administrative matters, she is also responsible for applying and obtaining of licences and certifications for our Group.

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Yap Wei Tong
Assistant General Manager - Projects

Yap Wei Tong, a Malaysian, aged 45, is our Assistant General Manager for Projects. He assists our Executive Director in managing the construction division and he was the head of project for several projects of our Group. He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) in July 1999.

In April 1999, he began his career with Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly- owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad, as a Junior Site Engineer and was responsible for coordinating superstructure works and architectural works for Putrajaya Parcel D. In January 2001, he was promoted to Site Engineer and was responsible for checking discrepancies in drawings and liaising with consultants for inspection work and technical inquiries. He was involved in the construction of the Ministry of Finance Complex, Putrajaya Parcel E1, E4 and E5, and Maritime Centre, Putrajaya. In July 2004, he was promoted to Senior Site Engineer. During his tenure as a Senior Site Engineer, he was responsible for leading his team during construction activities, liaising with the developers and consultants, and preparing the project masterwork programme. He was also involved in the construction of bungalows for the Government (Type A, Type C, Type D and Type E) in Precinct 16 Putrajaya.

In July 2006, he was appointed as the Assistant Project Manager at Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd and was responsible for leading his project team in project planning, technical coordination and progress monitoring of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and DBKL Tower. In August 2007, he was promoted to Project Manager and was responsible for monitoring and facilitating the overall planning of construction works. He was involved in the construction of Pavilion Residence and Sarawak Energy Berhad Headquarters.

In July 2010, he left Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd to join Gamuda Land Berhad as a Construction Manager and the Head of Construction Department. He was involved in the Celadon City Project in Ho Chi Minh City where he coordinated and supervised the construction work progress, liaised with architects and engineers for technical issues, and ensured the drawings, specification, quality, time and budget were met accordingly. In April 2013, he returned to Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd as a Senior Project Manager and was involved in the construction of INTERGRA Tower, Manipal International University, Jing Si Hall and Serai Condominium.

In May 2014, he joined our Group as the Senior Project Manager to oversee and manage the overall progress of KL Eco City Project 1, KL Eco City Project 2 and Etiqa Project to ensure the project completion is on time and within the budget. In January 2015, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Projects to oversee and manage our Group’s ongoing projects’ progress as well as to provide guidance to the respective Head of Project in order to ensure all projects meet the customers’ requirement and are completed on time and within budget.

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Wong Chin Tee
Assistant General Manager - Tender and Contracts

Wong Chin Tee, a Malaysian, aged 54, is our Assistant General Manager for Tenders and Contracts. He assists our Executive Director in managing the Tender and Contracts department of our Group. He graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Quantity Surveying in June 1993.

In 1988, he began his career as a Site Clerk at Oriental Brickworks Sdn Bhd and was involved in planning production line, quality and stock checking. In February 1989, he joined Kwan Yong Construction Pte Ltd, Singapore as a Site Supervisor and was responsible for supervising and planning job task assignment to the subcontractors as well as liaising with customers and consultants to resolve site issues. In March 1991, he ended his employment in Kwan Yong Construction Pte Ltd to further his studies in Scotland. In August 1993, he joined SBM Engineering Sdn Bhd as a Quantity Surveyor and was involved in the cost budgeting, cost control and project management of a housing project in Ampang. In June 1994, he joined Kamunting Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd) as a Quantity Surveyor and was promoted to Senior Quantity Surveyor in January 1998. He was responsible for assisting the Contract Manager in preparing project budgets, material schedule and quotations for Bangsar Shopping Mall, Tasek Ampang Complex and Desaru Impian Johor projects.

In July 1999, he was promoted to the Contract Manager of Putra Perdana Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Putrajaya Perdana Berhad. He was responsible for overseeing the post contract duties for the Ministry of Finance construction activities. In March 2007, he was promoted to Senior Contract Manager. During his tenure as the Senior Contract Manager, he implemented policies, activities, procedures and instructions as required by the QESH management system and made recommendations on tenders and quotations submitted by the subcontractors and suppliers. He was involved in the construction projects of Z-Residence, The Horizon, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Felda Tower Platinum Park, and The Intermark in Kuala Lumpur.

In August 2013, he joined our Group as Senior Contract Manager and was responsible in monitoring our projects’ costs as well as assisting in all the tendering of projects. In January 2015, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Tender and Contracts and was responsible to oversee and manage the projects’ cost and tendering of projects for our Group as well as providing guidance to the respective Senior Contract Manager that report to him.

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