Kong Chiong Miew is our Founder of SUNMOW. He is also our Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 21 August 2020.
He has more than 41 years of working experience in the construction industry and is responsible for driving and implementing sales and marketing strategies as well as developing business relationships with our customers.
In 1979, he completed his primary school education at SJK (C) Chung Hua, Sibu, Sarawak. He began his career in 1980 until 1985 as a foreman assistant in a shop house construction firm in Bintulu, Sarawak where he started to involve in construction works. In 1985, he continued his career as a foreman assistant in a building construction firm in Brunei until 1987. In 1987 until 1995, he then joined a construction firm in Bintulu as a supervisor where he was responsible for overseeing various construction projects. In 1995, he started a sole proprietorship known as Sunmow Contractor in Bintulu, Sarawak where he was a Director who responsible for managing various construction projects and renovation works for houses, shop houses, offices, warehouses, workshops and factories until 2005. He then incorporated SMC together with his brother, Kong Chiong Ung in 2005 and assumed his role as Director until present where he is responsible for charting its business direction and managing its strategic development.
Kong Chiong Ung is our Group Managing Director. He was appointed to our Board on 21 August 2020.
He has more than 27 years of working experience in the construction industry and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our business functions, particularly the strategic business development activities and growth direction of our businesses including day-to-day operations of our Group.
He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He started his career as Project Manager with Crib Block Sdn Bhd in Kajang, Selangor from 1995 until 2001 where he was responsible for site preparation, planning and liaising with main contractor representatives, engineers, quantity surveyors and subcontractors before commencement of construction works. In 2002, he then joined Sunmow Contractor in Bintulu, Sarawak as Project Manager until 2005 where his roles included overseeing various construction projects and co-ordinating closely with main contractor representatives, engineers, quantity surveyors and subcontractors. In 2005, he incorporated SMC together with his brother, Kong Chiong Miew where he served as Director until present and he is responsible for overseeing its daily business operations.
He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia since November 2003.
He is currently holding the position as the President of the Bintulu Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCCI), the Chairman of the SJK Chung Hua Bintulu, Sarawak and the President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS).
Lee Yew Chen is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 24 September 2020.
He graduated with Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 1990. He has subsequently completed his Master of Business Administration from University of Wales, United Kingdom in year 1997. He has also obtained his Certificate for Chartered Financial Analyst in year 2000.
He began his career as an electrical engineer for building construction with an engineering company located in Singapore from year 1990 to 1993. Thereafter, he joined a local stock broking firm as trainee dealer in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he left the stock broking firm to pursue his studies in Master of Business Administration. In 1995, he joined a Singapore food manufacturing company based in Johor Bahru as a marketing manager. He was responsible for marketing and importing food products into Malaysia. He subsequently joined a food distribution company based in Johor Bahru as general manager in 1997. In July 1997, he left the food distribution company to become a licensed dealer in Bank Bumiputera Malaysia Berhad. In year 2000, he joined K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad as a dealer. In 2010, he was employed as senior vice president of Hwang DBS Investment Bank Berhad where he was responsible for the operation of one of the branches of the bank and dealing in securities. He has more than 22 years working experience in capital market.
He later joined SMC as a Director in a non-executive capacity role on 6 September 2018 as a representative from Bene Sky Sdn Bhd. He resigned from his position in SMC on 5 January 2021.
Ar. IDr. Kio Fook Khan is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 24 September 2020.
He graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from Curtin University of Technology, Australia in 1998. He is a registered architect with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Malaysia Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) since 2018.
He began his career as a graduate architect with Zaini Dubus Riches Sdn Bhd from 1999 to 2005 where his responsibilities included conceptualisation of designs and implementations of projects. Thereafter, he joined RDO Architects Sdn Bhd as director and shareholder from 2006 until present where he is responsible for wide range of projects locally as well as abroad. He has more than 22 years combined working experience in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management.
He later joined SMC on 6 September 2018 as a Director in a non-executive capacity where his roles included overseeing the conceptualisation of new potential projects and advising on the design and technical aspects of projects undertaken by SMC. He resigned from his position in SMC on 5 January 2021.
He also provides architectural-related consultancy services to SMD via RDO Architects Sdn Bhd.