Board of directors.

Who are we?

Propel Global Berhad is a provider of oil and gas services such as pipe recovery for drilling operations, downhole data logging and processing as well as chemical blending & supply for both downstream and upstream operations. The Group’s building technical services business provides design, engineering, construction, project management and maintenance & management of commercial and industrial buildings and facilities on a single-source platform to a wide range of industrial clients.

dato tan yee boon

independent non - executive director

Dato’ Tan Yee Boon, a Malaysian aged 46, was appointed to our Board on 30 November 2020. He is also a member of our Audit and Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 1999. He was the founder and has been a partner of Messrs. David Lai & Tan, a firm of advocates and solicitors in Malaysia since May 2013. He is currently practicing as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia. In addition to his expertise in commercial and corporate disputes through his legal practice, Mr. Tan possesses extensive experience in restructuring, corporate finance, merger and takeovers, capital reduction and schemes of arrangement.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in laws from the University of South Wales (formerly known as University of Glamorgan), the United Kingdom in June 1997 and the Certificate of Legal Practice from the Legal Qualifying Board of Malaysia in November 1998.

Dato’ Tan currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Protasco Berhad, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities, since January 2013, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Binasat Communications Berhad, which is listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities, since June 2017. He also sits on EV Dynamics (Holdings) Limited and TIL Enviro Limited, both listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, as Independent Non-Executive Director, a position he has held since June 2016 and October 2018 respectively.

Dato’ Tan also holds directorships in several private companies.

Mohamad Reza Bin Abdul Mutalib

Group Managing Director

Mohamad Reza Bin Abdul Mutalib, a Malaysian aged 50, was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2022, a position he held until his redesignation as Group Managing Director on 25 July 2022.

En. Reza has built a deep and wide career in the automobile industry with a long standing experience of nearly 25 years in all aspects of the business of automobiles from direct responsibilities across varying functions in Proton, Renault, Subaru and Lotus.  He is currently the Founder and Director of Karrus Automotive and Lotus Karz which are the sole and exclusive franchisors for Subaru and Lotus cars respectively in Malaysia – handling all of Subaru and Lotus sales, service and spare part requirements in Malaysia.  He also sits on the board of Grabcar Sdn Bhd as a Director.

He began his career as a research assistant in Peregrine and this culminated further in his tenure at Merrill Lynch in Malaysia covering the transportation and cement sectors.  He developed direct hands on experience in the Middle East region through his work as a Regional Executive for Proton Berhad where he rose to become the Head of Group Marketing Communications.  Moving in the early 2000s, he subsequently became the General Manager of Renault Malaysia under the Tan Chong Group, wherein during his decade-long tenure there, he was also a Founder and Director of First Energy Network, laying the foundation of electric vehicle infrastructure in Malaysia working with the relevant sectors in the Government for the deployment of such infrastructure across the country.  In 2015, he moved to Singapore to head up Tan Chong International’s regional and marketing initiatives, for the Subaru brand across 10 countries from China to Indonesia and was also Country Head for Malaysia & Philippines for the Group.  In 2019, he began his entrepreneurial career to start Karrus Automotive and Lotus Karz.

Due to his father’s foreign service career, Reza was born in Taiwan and lived in Moscow, New York City and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in his youth before returning to Malaysia in 1987 where he completed his secondary school at Garden International School.  Reza holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Northeastern University, Boston, USA (1996), a Master of Arts (Economics) from Northeastern University, Boston, USA (1997) and a Master of Business from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2005).

Lee Sze Yeen

Executive Director / Group Chief executive Officer

Lee Sze Yeen, a Malaysian aged 44, graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, United Kingdom. She obtained her Certificate in Legal Practice in 2001 and was subsequently admitted as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in 2002.

She started her pupillage with Messrs Albar & Partners in 2001 before she became Associate in 2002, where she was involved in corporate banking matters. She was subsequently promoted to Senior Associate in 2005 and was admitted as Partner in 2008. Throughout her career with the firm, she was involved in business development of the legal firm as well as maintaining client relationships.

Ms Lee left the legal firm in 2012 and co-founded Messrs Koh Yew Chong & Partners. The firm subsequently changed its name to Messrs Lee & Koh in 2015. She was the Senior Partner and Head of Corporate and Finance Department, where she was responsible for the management and operations, finance function, business development of the firm, as well as the strategic planning, formulation and implementation of the firm’s business strategies.

In 2017, she left the legal firm and joined 2 Fish (SG) Pte Ltd, a Singapore oil and gas company, as Chief Operating Officer, where she was responsible for the operations of the company, as well as the strategic planning, formulation and implementation of the company’s strategies. In 2018, she left the company and joined our Company as Group Chief Operating Officer.

Shamsul Bin Saad

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Shamsul Bin Saad, a Malaysian aged 57, graduated from the University of Florida, United States of America with Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1986. He started his career as Chemical Field and Sales Engineer for about 2 years before joining Sarawak Shell Berhad in 1988 where he held various positions within procurement, logistic and project engineering departments. He was also part of the select executive team asked to re-engineer the SHELL group in Malaysia. He left the company in 1994 where his last position was Head of Procurement for steel products.

In 1995, he was appointed as General Manager for Techno Indah Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd and Perlis Plantations Berhad providing oil waste treatment services. Thereafter, in 1996, he joined Oakwell Industries Sdn Bhd, an oil and gas supply and services company, as Managing Director.

In 2001, Encik Shamsul joined Petra Perdana Berhad (now known as Perdana Petroleum Berhad) as General Manager of Business Development, and director of certain subsidiaries of the company to oversee the expansion of the group’s core business from trading and maintenance services operations into high value engineering services, hook-up, construction, and maintenance services. He also oversaw the group’s expansion into the offshore marine sector in 2004.

In 2009, he was appointed as Executive Director of Perdana Petroleum Berhad and was subsequently redesignated as Managing Director in 2010. He retired from Perdana Petroleum Berhad in 2015 and joined our Company as Executive Vice President, Oil and Gas in 2016. He was subsequently appointed as our Group Managing Director in 2019 and was redesignated as our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2021. On 1 March 2021, Encik Shamsul was appointed as an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Alam Maritim Resources Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

Arunasalam A/L Muthusamy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Arunasalam A/L Muthusamy, a Malaysian aged 64, was appointed to our Board on 15 August 2019. He is also the Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Arunasalam completed his Accountancy studies at London School of Accountancy in United Kingdom in 1982. After spending a few years in various jobs and business ventures in the United Kingdom and Malaysia, Mr Arunasalam joined Deloitte Kassim Chan in Kuala Lumpur in 1986 as trainee accountant. In 1992, he left the accounting firm to join AMMB Holdings Berhad as head of Group Finance, where he served for 21 years before leaving the bank in 2013.

In mid 2014, Mr Arunasalam joined an accounting firm, Ahamad Naina Mydin & Associates, as Principal, where he is responsible for overseeing the audit, accounting, tax and secretarial services.

Elain Binti Lockman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Elain Binti Lockman, a Malaysian aged 53, was appointed to our Board on 17 December 2020.

In 1991, Ms Elain obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science and subsequently, her Master of Science in Operational Research in 1992 from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Elain began as a Petroleum Economist in the Exploration and Production Division, PETRONAS. She developed her career from thereafter throughout various companies and organizations. In May 2015, she co-founded Ata Plus Sdn Bhd, an equity crowdfunding platform regulated by and registered with the Securities Commission. She is currently the Executive Director of Ata Plus Sdn Bhd. Elain currently serves as the President of the Registered Digital Markets Association Malaysia since April 2018.

Ms Elain also sits on the board of Reservoir Link Energy Bhd, a company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities, and Leet Technology Inc, a company listed on OTC Market USA), as Independent Non-Executive Director. She was also appointed as an Independent Director of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia on 12 July 2021 and as a trustee for Yayasan KRU (Board of Trustee) on 6 August 2021.

This Is Our

Visionary Team.

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