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Dato' Dr Ir Patrick Yong Mian Thong was appointed to as a Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 7 October 2016. Subsequently, he was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Executive Director on 1 June 2018.
He started his career as an engineer with the National Electricity Board of Malaysia (LLN). In 1989, Dato’ Dr Ir Patrick Yong left LLN to pursue his career as a consultant in electrical engineering.
Dato’ Dr Ir Patrick Yong founded Sulfarid Technologies in 2004 and was its Managing Director. The Company was subsequently acquired by the Hup Soon Global Corporation Group in November 2007 and renamed Borid Technologies.
Throughout his line of work, Dato’ Dr Ir Patrick Yong established his proficiency in electrical distribution systems and pursued research in the field of efficiency in energy conversion leading to a PhD in Electrical Engineering.
He was the Chief Operating Officer of Tai Kwang Yokohama Industries Berhad from 2007 to 2010 and former Chief Executive Officer of Yokohama Industries Berhad from 2010 to 2015, managing a secondary lead smelter and SLI battery manufacturing.
Mr. Nicolas Chen Seong Lee started his career in the tax division of Arthur Andersen & Co., Kuala Lumpur, in 1997. In 2000, he joined the Structured Finance, Corporate Banking division of Affin Merchant Bank. He returned to tax practice in 2002 until 2010 with KPMG Tax Services Sdn. Bhd.. In KPMG, he was primarily undertaking tax advisory and tax planning assignments covering a broad range of Malaysian and overseas tax, corporate and legal issues. From 2010 to 2017, he managed an agro based company involved in farming and exporting a Malaysian produced fruit and downstream products.
Mr. Nicolas Chen joined MSC on 1 November 2017 as General Manager (Special Projects) of CEO’s Office before being redesignated as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Administration). His primary responsibility is to assist the Group Chief Executive Officer on matters covering legal, corporate, tax, human resource and administration for the MSC Group.
Mr. Lam Hoi Khong was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 7 January 2019.
Mr. Lam has more than 20 years of working experience in the areas of finance and accounting, corporate finance, auditing and taxation. He spent his early formative years at PricewaterhouseCoopers before assuming higher commercial roles as Finance Manager and Group Financial Controller with Oriental Holdings Berhad and Winnerpac Group, Gabon respectively over a period of 7 years from 1997 to 2003.
Following that, Mr. Lam was attached to Petaling Tin Berhad (“PTB”) for a period of over 13 years. He joined PTB as General Manager of Finance and Administration in June 2003 and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer from November 2007 to January 2017.
Prior to joining MSC, Mr. Lam was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad from February 2017 until November 2018. He was responsible to spearhead the Finance, Corporate and Risk Management functions of the Group including provision of required strategic directions on the commercial and financial aspects of the business, and help drive it to a higher level of success.
Ir. Raveentiran A/L Krishnan has been in the tin smelting industry for more than 25 years. He started his career with MSC as a Trainee Metallurgist in November 1988. He then held various positions within the Company including Safety & Environment Engineer and Research & Development Manager. He also spent 4 years in PT Koba Tin, Indonesia the then subsidiary of MSC as the Head of Metallurgy. He assumed the position of Production Manager in 2005 upon his return from Indonesia and later as the Works Manager before he was promoted to the position of General Manager, Smelting in 2010. A year later he moved up to the position of Group General Manager, Smelting.
Ir. Raveentiran assumed his current position in 2014. He is responsible for the Company’s tin smelting business in Butterworth, Penang. His primary role is to ensure that the smelter remains at the forefront as the world’s largest and most efficient custom tin smelter. This includes improving the smelter’s sourcing of feed materials, operational efficiency and flexibility to be able to handle a wide range of tin bearing feed materials.
En. Madzlan Bin Zam joined MSC in 2002 and was assigned as Manager Geology at PT Koba Tin in Indonesia between 2002 and 2011, and later held the President Director’s post for PT MSC Indonesia and PT SRM Indonesia. During his tenor at PT Koba Tin, he passed the examination as the Pengawas Operasional Utama at the mine, which qualifies him to be the Mine Manager in Indonesia.
He was subsequently appointed as Head of Geology & Exploration of MSC in 2011 and was promoted to Head of Resources & Investments of the Company in May 2015. In 2017, he assumed his current position as the Senior General Manager of Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd. (“RHT”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSC and responsible to oversee the complete operation of RHT and its tin mine at Klian Intan, Perak. At present, he is also a Director of SL Tin Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of RHT.
Prior to that, he had worked with Malaysia Mining Corporation Berhad between 1981 and 2002 as a Mining Geologist responsible in monitoring tin production from the dredges. He was involved in tin and gold exploration and mining development projects in Malaysia as well as overseas i.e. Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Lao People Democratic Republic, Thailand, Myanmar, Kyrgyz Republic, Europe and Democratic Republic of Congo.
En. Madzlan has vast experiences and knowledge in both primary and alluvial tin, gold, base metals and coal; and was also in charge of managing a tin mine in Indonesia. He has experiences working with consultants recognized by the World Bank for the Bankable Feasibility Study of the Taldy-Bulak Gold Project, Kyrgyz Republic.
Mr. Yoon Choon Kong, the Group Internal Auditor of MSC, started his career as an auditor at Messrs Sam Ah Chow & Co, Certified Public Accountants. He had joined The Straits Trading Company Limited (“STC”), currently the holding company of MSC, back in 1978 as an Accounting Officer. In 1985 he was promoted to the position of Accountant at MSC and served in that capacity up to 1995 before assuming his present position as the Group Internal Auditor for MSC. Since 2018, he also concurrently holds the portfolio of General Manager, Special Project.
Between 2006 and 2010, Mr. Yoon also headed the Internal Audit function at STC in Singapore, as Vice President, Group Internal Audit.
He has been with the STC/MSC Group for more than 40 years.