DATO' IR KENNY CHONG THER NEN

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Group Managing Director
Malaysian | Age 40, Male

Term of Office

  • Director of Protasco Berhad since 1 January 2020

Education & Qualification

  • Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia, 2010
  • Corporate Member, Institute of Engineering, Malaysia, 2010
  • A member, Institute of Engineer, Australia, 2004
  • Master of Engineer Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2005
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia, 2003

Skills & Experience

Upon graduating with a Master in Engineering in 2005, Dato' Kenny was employed by VicRoads Australia as a Senior Pavement Engineer in Technical Consulting until 2008.

At VicRoads, he was exposed to design and supervision works for road pavements. In addition, he was also the principal engineer tasked to develop a condition assessment module for most of the major freeways in the state of Victoria.

Upon returning to Malaysia, he joined Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd’s Infrastructure Research & Development Center (IRDC) as a Senior Engineer. He was involved in geotechnical and pavement design works and various research works.

He was promoted to Director at Ikram Centre of Excellence for Sustainability & Green Technology (ICSG) where he drove the organisation’s green technology thrust, which saw the implementation of sustainability best practices such as the 3R policies, reducing energy consumption across the group and setting up of a recycling collection centre in De Centrum City.

In 2012, he became the Special Assistant to the Group Managing Director of Protasco Berhad, where he assisted in enhancing operation and business development efforts.

Thereafter, Dato’ Kenny assumed greater responsibilities when he was appointed Executive Director for International Business & Property Development Division of Protasco Berhad in 2013. He was promoted to Managing Director of Protasco Berhad’s Property & Infrastructure Division in 2014. Under his helm, the Division secured several government housing projects, specifically the Projek Perumahan Penjawat Awam that had a contract value of close to RM1 billion.

Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director of Protasco Berhad on 1 January 2020, he was the Managing Director responsible for the Construction Division, Property Division, Trading & Manufacturing Division, Corporate Security and Special Projects.

Other Public Company Directorship & Offices

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