Board of Directors & Secretary

Dato' Soam Heng Choon

DIMP, DPNS

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 

Nationality

Malaysian

 

Age / Gender

59 / Male

 

Academic / Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) in Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

  • Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

 

Board Committee Membership(s)

  • Executive Committee (Chairman)

  • Securities & Options Committee (Member)

 

Date Appointed / Working Experience

Dato’ Soam was appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) & Managing Director (“MD”) of IJM Corporation Berhad (“IJM”) on 6 April 2015. He was the Deputy CEO & Deputy MD of IJM from 7 June 2013 to 5 April 2015.

He has extensive experience in construction and property development and his past appointments and/or working experience were as follows:-

  • Ministry of Works (1979 - 1989)

  • Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd Group (1989 - 2006)

  • Executive Director, RB Land Holdings Berhad (now known as IJM Land Berhad) (2004 - 2006)

  • MD, IJM Land Berhad (2006 - 2010)

  • CEO&MD, IJM Land Berhad (2010 - 2015)

 

Present Directorship(s)

Listed Companies:

  • IJM Plantations Berhad

Other Public Companies

  • IJM Land Berhad

  • ERMS Berhad

  • Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad 

  • Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad

  • Perdana Leadership Foundation

  • Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad

 

Other Current Position(s) Held

  • President, Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (REHDA)

  • Member, Research Advisory Council of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

27 Mar 2019

Closed-Door Roundtable on Malaysia’s Housing Policy chaired by IDEAS Senior Fellow, Dr Carmelo Ferlito

Institute for Democracy & Economics Affairs (IDEAS)

2.

20 Mar 2019

Invest Malaysia 2019

Maybank Kim Eng and Bursa Malaysia

3.

14 Mar 2019

Rehda Media Briefing – Property Industry Survey and Market Outlook 2019

REHDA Malaysia

4.

20 Feb 2019

IBS Rountable Discussion – Innovate to Transform

REHDA Institute

5.

4 Jan 2019

CIMB 11th Annual Malaysia Corporate Day

CIMB Group Sdn Bhd

6.

30 Nov 2018

New Era of Corporate Liability Under Malaysian Anti Bribery Laws by Wong & Partners

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

19 Nov 2018

IJM Budget Talk 2019 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

8.

13 Nov 2018

Rehda Budget 2019 Commentary Asian Tiger : A New Journey

REHDA Institute

9.

10 Oct 2018

Rehda Media Briefing – Property Industry Survey & Market Outlook 2019

REHDA Malaysia

10.

9 Oct 2018

Malaysia : A New Dawn (Moderator for Building Sustaining Infrastructure and Housing, panel consisting of YB Baru Bian and YB Zuraida Kamaruddin)

RHB Banking Group / CIMB Group Holdings Bhd /Malaysan Banking Bhd / Ministry of Finance

11.

8 Oct 2018

Industry – Government Open Dialogues with YB Zuraida Kamaruddin, Ministry of Housing and Local Government

Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

12.

24 Sep 2018

Annual Property Developers Conference (CEO Series 2018)

REHDA Institute

13.

14 Aug 2018

Sales & Service Tax Talk by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

14.

12 July 2018

Panelist at RHB Afternoon Networking: The Housing Market Post GE14

RHB Banking Group

15.

3 May 2018

Sales & Marketing Conference : Utilizing Data to Build Demand Driven Real Estate (Moderator for Liberalizing Accurate Property Data Analysis: How can stakeholders work together? Panel consisting Sr Md Badrul Hisham Bin Awang – Director, NAPIC, Dr Suraya Ismail – Director, Khazanah Research Inst and Tn Jayaselan Navaratnam - Director General, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, KPKT

REHDA Institute

16.

4 Apr 2018

Media Briefing – Rehda Property Industry Survey 2H 2017 and Market Outlook 2018 and Property Forum 2018

REHDA Malaysia

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

15 Mar 2018

Corporate Governance Briefing Sessions: MSSG Reporting & CG Guide

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

2.

8 Feb 2018

Khazanah Research Institute’s Fireside Chat on Housing – Making Housing Affordable : Developers or government to play a bigger role (As Panelist)

Khazanah Research Institute

3.

22 Nov 2017

Deloitte Tax Seminar (As Panelist)

Deloitte Tax Services Sdn Bhd

4.

09 Nov 2017

IJM Budget Talk 2018 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

16 Aug 2017

Strata Management Dialogue 2017 Special Panel Discussion : Clarifying current issues relating to Certificate of Completion & Compliance (CCC) and Extension of Time (EOT) (As Moderator)

Rehda Institute

6.

15 Aug 2017

Malaysian Loan Market Conference (As Speaker)

Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)

7.

08 Aug 2017

NCCIM Economic Forum 2017 Construction & Property : Reality Check (As Panelist)

NCCIM

8.

19 Apr 2017

Rehda Property Forum 2017 Property Market 2017 – Status Quo or Road to Recovery? (As Moderator)

Rehda Malaysia

9.

14 Apr 2017

“Cyber in The Boardroom: The First Place to Address Cyber Security Risk” by Ms Dani Michaux, KPMG Malaysia Partner

IJM Corporation Berhad

10.

11 Apr 2017

"Companies Act 2016: Overview of the Changes and How They Affect You and Your Business” by Mr Chew Phye Keat and Mr Chong Kok Seng, Partners of Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh

IJM Corporation Berhad

11.

30 Jan 2017

Managing Tax Audit & Investigations Critical Tax Issues 2018

Rehda Malaysia

12.

22 Jan 2017

HSBC Asian Outlook & BRI Forum (As Panelist)

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

28 & 29 Mar 2017

Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, Hong Kong

Credit Suisse

2.

20 March 2017

MCBC-CCPIT Annual Joint Business Council Forum, Shangri-la Hotel, KL

Malaysia-China Business Council and China Council for the Promotion fo the International Trade (CCPIT)

3.

28 Feb 2017

Regional Economic and Business Outlook Conference

Rehda Malaysia

4.

15 Feb 2017

IJM Presents ”Gobal, Megatrends and Game Changers” by Dr Anil K Gupta

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

16 Nov 2016

IJM Budget Talk 2016 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

6.

02 Nov 2016

Construction and Real Estate Development Aspects of Budget 2017

Rehda Malaysia

7.

26 Sep 2016

Advocacy Sessions on Management Discussion & Analysis for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers of Listed issuers

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

8.

07 Feb 2016

Invest Asean Maybank

Maybank Berhad

9.

18 Jan 2016

Maybank KE’s ‘One Belt, One Road Seminar’

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

10.

20 to 21 Sep 2016

CLSA Investors’ Forum, Hong Kong

CLSA

11.

16 to 19 Sep 2016

MCBC/CCPIT Annual Joint Business Council Forum 2016, Beijing

Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

12.

08 Sep 2016

IJM Senior Management Forum 2016 – BOS: “Reinvent for Success””

IJM Corporation Berhad

13.

25 Aug 2016

Sustainability Disclosure Benchmarking by Rikke Netterstrom, Consultant of Helikonia Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

14.

31 May 2016

2nd Investment Promotion Conference For Malaysia-China “Two Countries, Twin Parks”

IJM MIDA, MCKIPSB, CMQIP and Dpt of Commerce of GuangXi Zhuang Autonomous Region Berhad

15.

26 Apr 2016

Trans–Pacific Partnership : Big Opportunities, Great Challenges

PricewaterhouseCoopers

16.

14 Apr 2016

Incredible India Seminar on New Policy Directions : Impact on Investment Business in Conjunction with ICW 2016

Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia

17.

12 & 13 Apr 2016

Invest Malaysia 2016

Malaysia Investment Bank & Bursa Malaysia Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

21 Feb 2019

Menteri Besar Perak and Deputy Works Minister’s site visit to West Coast Expressway’s Section 8

WCE/Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia

2.

15 Feb 2019

IJM Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

23 Nov 2018

IJM Deepavali Celebration 2018

Kelab Sukan IJM

4.

15 Nov 2018

Menteri Besar’s visit to Kuantan Port Consortium and MCKIP

Kuantan Port Consortium / MCKIP

5.

14 Nov 2018

Site Visit to Kuantan Port Consortium and Alliance Steel

IJM Corporation Berhad

6.

12 Oct 2018

Visit by Minister of Transport, YB Anthony Loke to Kuantan Port Consortium

Kuantan Port Consortium

7.

25 Aug 2018

IJM Annual Dinner 2018

IJM Corporation Berhad

8.

24 Aug 2018

IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2018

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

13 Aug 2018

IJM Strategy Updates Session with Board of Directors

IJM Corporation Berhad

10.

2 Aug 2018

IJM Senior Management Forum 2018 "Waking Up To A New Reality"

IJM Corporation Berhad

11.

29 Jul 2018

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 –VIP Fun Walk at NPE Highway

IJM Corporation Berhad

12.

6 to 8 Jul 2018

IJM Games 2018 (Sandakan)

IJM Plantations Berhad

13.

29 Jun 2018

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2018

Kelab Sukan IJM

14.

29 Apr 2018

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2018 –VIP Fun Walk at Lebuhraya Sungai Besi (Besraya E9)

IJM Corporation Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

28 Feb 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

5 Feb 2018

IJM Strategy Review & Planning Session with Board of Directors

IJM Corporation Berhad

3.

5 Jan 2018

IJM Christmas Celebration 2017 & New Year Party 2018

Kelab Sukan IJM

4.

27 Oct 2017

IJM Deepavali Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

5.

10 Sep 2017

4Km VIP Fun Walk at IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge

New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE)

6.

6 Sep 2017

Site Visit to West Coast Expressway (WCE) Section 4

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

26 Aug 2017

IJM Annual Dinner 2017

IJM Corporation Berhad

8.

18 Aug 2017

IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2017

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

3 Aug 2017

IJM Senior Management Forum 2017: "Adopt Innovation, Think Intrapreneurship, Revolutionise Business"

IJM Corporation Berhad

10.

14 Jul 2017

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

11.

13 May 2017

IJM Give Day Out

IJM Corporation Berhad

12.

15 Apr 2017

RHB Shimano Highway Ride @ Lekas 2017

Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn Bhd (LEKAS)

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

06 Feb 2017

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

06 Jan 2017

IJM Deepavali, Christmas Celebration 2016 & New Year Party 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

3 Dec 2016

IJM Give Day Out 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

24 Sep 2016

IJM Annual Dinner 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

9 Sep 2016

IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

6.

19 Aug 2016

Media Luncheon: Introduction Home Tips by IJM Land

IJM Land Berhad

7.

14 Aug 2016

IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 @ Seremban 2

LEKAS

8.

05 to 07 Aug 2016

IJM Regional Games 2016 at USM Penang

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

31 Jul 2016

Runwithme @ Bandar Rimbayu 2016

IJM Land Berhad

10.

22 Jul 2016

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2016

Kelab Sukan IJM

11.

30 Apr 2016

RHB Shimano Highway Ride @ Lekas 2016

IJM Land Berhad