Dato' Soam Heng Choon

Dato' Soam Heng Choon

DIMP, DPNS

B.Sc.(Civil Eng.)(Hons), P.Eng., MIEM

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Executive Committee (Chairman)

Securities & Options Committee (Member)

 

Age / Gender

58 / Male

 

Nationality

Malaysian

 

Academic / Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) in Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

 

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 from 7 June 2013 to 5 April 2015. He was with the Ministry of Works for 10 years prior to joining Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd (“RBH”) Group in 1989. On 25 May 2004, he was appointed Executive Director of RB Land Holdings Berhad (now known as IJM Land Berhad (“IJML”)) and MD on 2 October 2006. Subsequent to the acquisition of RBH Group by IJM in 2007, he was redesignated as CEO&MD of IJML on 1 February 2010. He stepped down as the CEO & MD of IJML on 5 April 2015 prior to his appointment as CEO & MD of IJM. He has extensive experience in construction and property development.

 

Directorship

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 Information

Dato’ Soam is the President of Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (REHDA). He is also a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM).

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.

24 Mar 2016

Engagement Session with Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government on the HDA & Strata Management Act

REHDA Malaysia

2.

9 Mar 2015

REHDA Mini Property Forum

REHDA Malaysia

3.

25 Nov 2015

Bursa Customised Advocacy Session for Directors

  1. Presentation on “Current State and Future Direction – Regulatory Perspective”;

  2. “Directors’ Obligations vis-à-vis the Listing Requirements”; and

  3. New Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Index & Rating Methodology

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

19 Nov 2015

Malaysian-Asean Corporate Governance Scorecard 2015: “Engagement with Board of Directors of Public Listed Companies” by MSWG

MSWG/IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

17 Nov 2015

GST Treatment & Impact on Construction Industry

CIDB Malaysia

6.

5 Nov 2015

IJM Budget Talk 2016 by PricewaterhouseCoopers

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

28 Oct 2015

MEOA 2nd Raise Seminar

Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA)

8.

4 Aug 2015

IJM Senior Management Forum 2015 “Focused Execution, Enhancing Capabilities”

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

30 Jul 2015

Advocacy Session on Management Discussion & Analysis for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers of Listed Issuers

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

10.

23 Jul 2015

Global Sustainability & Impact Investing Forum

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

11.

10 Jun 2015

GST Seminar

REHDA Malaysia

12.

11 May 2015

Corporate Governance : Balancing Rules & Practices

Securities Commission

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

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

24 Mar 2016

IJM Media Appreciation Night

IJM Corporation Berhad

2.

19 Feb 2016

IJM Chinese New Year Celebration 2015

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

8 Jan 2016

IJM Christmas 2015 and New Year Party 2016

Kelab Sukan IJM

4.

5 Dec 2015

IJM Give Day Out 2015

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

20 Nov 2015

IJM Deepavali Celebration 2015

Kelab Sukan IJM

6.

28 Sep 2015

IJM Scholarship and Academic Excellence Award

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

6 Sep 2015

IJM Family Day 2015

Kelab Sukan IJM

8.

22 Aug 2015

IJM Annual Dinner 2015

Kelab Sukan IJM

9.

7 Aug 2015

IJM Hari Raya Celebration

Kelab Sukan IJM

10.

17 Apr 2015

IJM Hi-Tea Reception in conjunction with appointment of Dato’ Soam Heng Choon as CEO of IJM Group

IJM Corporation Berhad