Datuk Kwan Foh Kwai was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 13 March 2020.
He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and
Nominating Committee of Luxchem Corporation Berhad.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from University Malaya in 1977.
Datuk Kwan has over 40 years of working experience in the construction industry in both public and private sectors. He began his career as a Contract Engineer in 1977 with Department of Public Works, Malaysia. In 1980, he joined Promet Construction Sdn. Bhd. as Site Manager and in 1984, he was appointed as General Manager of Alam Baru Sdn. Bhd. From 1986 to 1996, he was the General Manager of Taisei (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Datuk Kwan joined Sungei Way Construction Berhad in 1996 as Executive Director. He was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of Sunway Construction Berhad in 2001. In 2014 he was appointed as Senior Managing Director of Sunway Construction Group Berhad until his retirement in December 2015. After his retirement, he was appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Sunway Construction Group Berhad until 31 December 2017. He remained as Advisor of Sunway Construction Group Berhad until March 2020.
Datuk Kwan has served as the President (2010-2012), Immediate Past President (2012-2016) and Honorary Advisor (2016-2018) of Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM). In addition, he is currently:
● Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM);
● Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB);
● President of Perak Chinese Assembly Hall;
● Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of SMJK Yuk Choy, Ipoh, Perak;
● Central Committee Member of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zong).
On 4 June 2016, Datuk Kwan was conferred the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) by the Honourable DYMM Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku AlHaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badhishah.
He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or substantial shareholders of the Company, nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company and its subsidiaries. He does not hold any other directorships in public companies and listed entities.
He attended all five Board of Directors’ meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2022.