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Tan Sri Dato Mohd Ismail bin Che Rus

Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail bin Che Rus

Non-executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail attended Command and Staff Courses at the Royal Malaysia Police College, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor and studied Management of Training at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, United Kingdom and Post Graduate Senior Management at Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, United Kingdom and Management of Crisis and Negotiation at Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue, United States of America. He graduated from Malaysia Armed Forces Defence College and awarded a Diploma with Military symbol ‘MPAT’.


Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail started his career with the Royal Malaysia Police as an Inspector in 1962 and was appointed to numerous command positions before appointment as Chief Police Officer for three states in Malaysia – Kelantan, Johor and the Metropolitan Police of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his retirement, he held the rank of Commissioner of Police with the appointment as Director of Criminal Investigation Department, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.


Currently he is President of the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association, Malaysia. He was previously a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Ancom Berhad, Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, Selangor Dredging Berhad, Esthetics International Group Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of New Britain Palm Oil Limited [NBPOL], Papua New Guinea.


Mohd Hasnul Ismar bin Mohd Ismail

Group Managing Director

Hasnul is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Shoraka Group of Companies, as well as the Partner of Shoraka Advisory Services, Dubai. He has over 25 years of experience in fund management, treasury and consultancy works within the ASEAN and MENA region. He has acted as advisor on many mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance mandates in a wide variety of industries. Hasnul started his professional career at the Investment and Treasury Department of the Central Bank of Malaysia. After leaving the Bank, Hasnul joined OUB-TA Asset Management Ltd, a Singapore-owned fund management company with fund size of more than US$2 billion. In 2004, he was promoted to be the CEO of TA Investment Management, Malaysia. Hasnul left the company in 2006 to set up Shoraka Advisory Services, Dubai.


Hasnul holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol, UK and was a holder of Fund Manager’s Representative License issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia as well as License Director under the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Lai Voon Huey, Monica

Group Deputy Managing Director

Lai Voon Huey, Monica joined Ireka as the Group Financial Controller in 1993 and was appointed as the Group Deputy Managing Director on 1 April 2015. She is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. She graduated from City University, London, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Accountancy and Economics. She has worked for two international accounting firms in England and Hong Kong prior to joining Ireka. She is a fellow member of several institutes that include the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales; Chartered Accountants, Malaysia; and the Malaysian Institute of Taxation.


Chow Sung Chek Simon

Executive Director

Simon Chow joined Ireka Corporation Berhad as Group Chief Corporate Officer in July 2021. He was also appointed as Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad on 5 July 2021. He graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA with a Master of Business Administration, and from Flinders University, SA, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Computer Science).


He began his career as a stock broker 1993, and left to pursue his MBA after the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. He then returned to Malaysia to lead a consultancy business which invested in domestic real estate from 2001 to 2006.


Simon commenced his foray into investments and asset management when he joined TA Investment Management Berhad as CEO from 2006 to 2008. Subsequently, he assumed the roles of CEO of CMS Trust Management Berhad (now known as Kenanga Investors Berhad) from 2008 to 2010, and Country Head/Executive Director of BNP Paribas Asset Management Sdn Bhd from 2010 to 2011. He then was Director at Amundi Malaysia Sdn Bhd from 2014 to 2018 before joining Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Executive Vice President, Securities Market in 2018. From 2019 to 2020, he was a member of the pioneering management team at BrioHR, a HR technology start-up with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Paris.

Chan Chee Kian

Executive Director

Chan Chee Kian joined Ireka Corporation Berhad as Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development in 2006 and subsequently promoted to Director, Strategy & Corporate Development in 2009. He was appointed as a Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad on 1 April 2018. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Mobilus Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Ireka and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co. Ltd. and a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group. He graduated from University of Bristol, United Kingdom with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours).


He was previously a management and strategy consultant with Accenture in Kuala Lumpur and worked across Asia Pacific, including Singapore, Bangkok, Brisbane and New Delhi, advising a broad range of clients including large multi-national companies, Government linked agencies and local enterprises on strategic and operational issues.

Tan Thiam Chai

Executive Director

Tan Thiam Chai joined Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd, Ireka’s construction arm, in 1989 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2003. He is also the Director of Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd. He was appointed as a Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad on 1 April 2015. He graduated from University of Bristol, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. He has worked for Ireka for 30 years and brings with him a wealth of expertise and know-how, having led many of the company’s major civil engineering and building projects over the years.

Hoe Kah Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hoe Kah Soon graduated from University of Malaya in 1982 with a Bachelor of Accounting (First Class Honours) and in the same year successfully completed the MICPA examinations. He is a management consultant by profession and comes to Ireka with vast experience in helping global and local organisations successfully implement their strategic change programmes. While at Accenture, previously known as Andersen Consulting (1982 to 2006), he assumed numerous country, regional and global leadership roles. He sits on the board of several other limited companies.

Dato’ Azmi bin Abdullah

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Azmi bin Abdullah graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Economics in 1974. He has extensive banking experience as he was formerly the First Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of SME Bank and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bumiputera-Commerce Bank Berhad, where he served for more than 26 years in various departments. He was also an Independent Non-executive Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad from 2009 to 2018.


He is currently a Director of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) and a member of Board Risk Committee of Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM). He also sits on the board of several other private limited companies.


Shahruladeri bin Mohamad Adnan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Shahruladeri is currently the CEO and the Board Member of CIB Capital Limited, a Fund Manager regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority. He is also the Board Member to Credit Investment Bank Ltd. Shahruladeri was the Director of Business Development for the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre and the Director of Islamic Finance for the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority where he significantly involved in the financial centres’ international business development focusing on international business establishments, Islamic finance, Capital Markets and Wealth Management activities.


He started his career with the Maybank Investment Bank (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad), with extensive work experience within the bank’s Corporate Finance & Advisory department and Private Equity subsidiary.


Shahruladeri is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and graduated from Kingston University, UK in Accounting and Finance.