DATUK NG THIEN PHING Founder & Group Managing Director
Mr Siew Chee Seng Chief Financial Officer
MR KOK TIU WAN Advisor
EN ZAFIDI MOHAMAD Executive Director
MR LEE CHEE SENG Chief Operating Officer
MR LAM SOO KEONG Deputy Group Managing Director
DATUK NG THIEN PHING Founder & Group Managing Director
Datuk Ng Thien Phing, a Malaysian, is the Founder & Group Managing Director of SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd. Datuk Ng is a savvy entrepreneur with diversified business interests in training & education, IT rental & solutions and property development.
As a graduate of the Business Administration discipline, Datuk Ng’s first business venture, the NTP World Forum was founded in 1997. NTP World Forum is one of the best competency-based corporate training providers in Malaysia and with giant clientele such as Petronas Group, Matsushita Group of Companies, Hitachi Group of Companies, Malaysia Mining Corporation Bhd, Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, Sapura Holding Bhd and Bank Negara Malaysia. By early 2000, NTP World Forum became the largest training provider in the country.
Datuk Ng also served as Secretary General of The Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, an Advisor to Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (Polytechnic Shah Alam), Chairman of National Polytechnic Youth Association as well as an Advisor to NSQ Youth Club.
By 2008, Datuk Ng embarked on the property development business by establishing the NTP World Development Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of NTP World Group). From 2008 to 2013, Datuk Ng and its senior team were involved in a series of corporate exercises such as setting up the management team, laying its talent pool foundation as well as actively exploring and accessing quality land banks at strategic locations in Kuala Lumpur City.
In 2014, Datuk Ng rebranded the property arm to SkyWorld Development Group (SkyWorld) to better reflect the Company's vision, mission and its core business of providing the ultimate Sky Living experience in a sustainable environment within the city centre. To set a strong brand presence, all SkyWorld developments feature the three SkyWorld strengths – Value Creation, Sky Living experience and Innovation.
Mr Siew Chee Seng Chief Financial Officer
Mr Siew Chee Seng, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of SkyWorld Development Group in November 2015.
Mr Siew is a Certified Public Accountant with the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
Mr Siew has more than 30 years of experience in auditing, corporate finance, accounting and general management in which he has held various positions including senior management positions in various companies.
In 1984, Mr Siew began his career under an articleship programme in the Assurance & Business Advisory Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Kuala Lumpur. He was involved in statutory and due diligence audits, business process reviews, public listings and fund raising exercises of various industries. His last position in PWC was an Assistant Manager before he moved on to join the property and construction industry.
In 1995, Mr Siew joined Sunrise Berhad and rose the ranks to become its Chief Financial Officer. Following its merger with UEM Land Berhad in 2010, he was appointed the Senior General Manager, Finance Division of the enlarged entity, UEM Sunrise Bhd. He was in charge of the finance department, credit control, purchasing, IT department and the property investment operations during that period. He was instrumental in the Group’s fund raising and corporate exercises, including loans for its overseas’ projects in Australia and Canada, Sukuk programme for the Malaysian operations, group restructuring, tax planning, land acquisitions and joint development ventures.
Mr Siew’s extensive experience in the property industry and sound knowledge in the financial sector certainly makes him the ideal senior member of the Group to help co-pilot the Company towards a stronger financial position.
Mr Kok Tiu Wan Advisor
Mr Kok Tiu Wan, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Advisor of SkyWorld Development Group on February 2012.
Mr Kok holds a BSc(Hons) in Civil Engineering and an MBA from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. His career started at the Middlesbrough Council, England, as a Trainee Engineer before his move back to Malaysia to join JKR in Kuala Lumpur.
On February 1984, Mr Kok joined Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB) as a Project Manager. Throughout his 23 years with BRDB, he was involved in the project management of Sri Damansara Township Development (Phase 1) by Magnum Corporation Bhd. He has also completed more than 10,000 units of commercial, residential and industrial units during the township development of Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru which spans 1,393 acres. In addition, Mr Kok spearheaded the project management team, and was responsible for the land conversion and master layout approval of the 4,641 acres Pegarang Estate in Johor.
Before relinquishing his position in BRDB in 2007, he held the Chief Operating Officer position and oversaw various significant developments such as the Troika KLCC, One Menerung Bangsar, the extension of Bangsar Shopping Centre, Menara BRDB, CapSquare Residences & Retail.
Mr Kok brings with him invaluable experience in property and development related fields, such as design & planning; construction & project management; finance, sales & marketing and land matters. He is one of the key members of SkyWorld's Executive Committee and with his illustrious career and extensive portfolio, Mr Kok serves as an important advisor in guiding SkyWorld to realise its vision as the best city developer.
En Zafidi Mohamad Executive Director
En Zafidi Mohamad, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Executive Director of SkyWorld Development Group in April 2016.
A graduate in Electronics Engineering, En Zafidi contributed his expertise to many major electronic and network systems installation projects in Malaysia. A natural leader, he spearheaded his team to complete all the projects within the intended deadlines and budget.
With over 15 years of extensive experience in special government projects coupled with his strong business connections – both locally and abroad in the private and government sectors – En Zafidi also oversees the Business Development unit. He is in charge of land acquisition and land privatisation projects with various private and government sectors.
En Zafidi brings with him the industry know-how and strategic business acumen to further boost SkyWorld by expanding its quality land banks across Kuala Lumpur City.
Mr Lee Chee Seng Chief Operating Officer
Mr Lee Chee Seng, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Project Officer of SkyWorld Development Group on February 2013 and subsequently redesignated to Chief Operating Officer on April 2016. Mr Lee also serves as an Executive Director of the Group.
Mr Lee was a graduate of Charles Sturt University, Australia with a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management. To further increase his knowledge and versatility in the property and construction industry, he later went on to obtain a Business Administration and Quantity Surveying qualification.
Mr Lee oversees both Marketing & Sales as well as the Project team. With his extensive past experience of successfully completing over RM2 billion mega projects, he is known among his peers as an innovative leader with a solid understanding of the construction and property industry. He is also credited for developing efficient operating procedures and teamwork-based cultures in his aim to improve customer satisfaction levels.
His forte in design & planning, value engineering, efficient control of development & progress from construction, sales and completion makes him a highly valuable asset to the company. His proven success formula of combining value creation, innovation and effective management styles have helped the Group to propel ahead with his game-changing direction.
Mr Lam Soo Keong Deputy Group Managing Director
Mr Lam Soo Keong, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Deputy Group Managing Director of SkyWorld Development Group on 2008.
Mr Lam, a lawyer by profession, holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) and Certificate of Legal Practice CLP (Hons) to his name. He is an advocate and solicitor in the High Court of Malaya (BC/L/667). Since 1994, he has been practicing specialised areas of the law in land matters, property development, building & construction and corporate & companies affairs. Since his stellar career started over 20 years ago, Mr Lam has successfully handled 18 property development projects, including 12 high-rise residential developments, one industrial park and five mixed commercial developments. To add to his credentials, Mr Lam also holds a Diploma in Higher Accounting (LCCI).
Before joining SkyWorld as the Group Deputy Managing Director, Mr Lam sat on the Board of DK Leather Corporation Berhad (KLSE Main Board No. 5086) as an Independent Director and Chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee from 2003 to 2008, before the Company underwent privatisation. He was also on the Board of Directors of various private limited companies.
With his wealth of experience in the legal and property fronts coupled with his involvement in a listed company, Mr Lam will be able to exercise the right judgement to protect the Company’s interests and steer the Company towards its goal.