[STAR] Chairman APPOINTMENT - TAN SRI WONG FOON MENG on 28-May-2024

Announcement Date
28-May-2024
Board Member Information:
Date of Change
28-May-2024
Type of Change
APPOINTMENT
Designation
Chairman
Directorate
Independent and Non Executive
Age
69
Gender
Male
Nationality
Malaysia
Working Experience
Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng spent his early career in the public service where he held various positions at technical and administrative level. He had a distinguished career during his 13 years service and had been attending various technical trainings, conferences, and management courses at international level in Thailand, Philippines, Japan, France, Yugoslavia and USA. He had also been accorded the Excellence Service Award by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in 1982. The last position held was the Regional Director of Department of Environment for Terengganu and Kelantan before he left the service to be in private practice in 1991. 

Tan Sri Wong was elected as a State Assemblyman in Terengganu in 1995 and subsequently appointed as a member of the State Executive Council (EXCO). 

In 2004, he was appointed as Senator and elected as the Deputy President of the Senate of Parliament of Malaysia. He was then elevated as the President of the Senate in July 2009. During his tenure with the Parliament, he had fostered close bilateral relationships with the Governments and Parliaments across countries in Asia, Africa, Europe as well as South America. 

Upon retirement from the public service, Tan Sri Wong was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Chairman of Bina Puri Holdings Berhad, a public listed company with diverse business activities include investment holdings, civil and building construction, property development, highway concession, quarry operations, utilities and hospitality management from June 2010 to June 2023. 

In 2022, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as a committee member to elect chairman and members of Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) for the 2022-2025 session.
Directorship of Public Companies
None
Family Relationship
Nil
Conflict of Interest
Nil
Interest
Nil
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