About Soilbuild

Management Team

SINGAPORE


Mr Ganessaraj Soocelaraj
Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr Tan Hee Wee
Chief Executive Officer, Construction
Mr Chua Meng Kim
Chief Operations Officer
Mr Ho Chan Teck Patrick
Director, Projects
Mr Ng Kwoon Hong
Director, Projects
Mr Sim Teck Wui
Chief Business Development Officer
Mr Lim Thiam Lay
Director, Mechanical & Electrical
Mr Wong Yoon Thim
Group Chief Financial Officer

MYANMAR


Mr Moe Zaw
Non-Executive Chairman for Myanmar Business
Mr Ngwe Zaw
Director, Myanmar Business
 

MR GANESSARAJ SOOCELARAJ

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ganessaraj is appointed as our Group Chief Executive Officer on 23 January 2020.

Mr Ganessaraj is responsible for running the day- to-day operations and the execution of the strategies of the Company and the Group.

Mr Ganessaraj joined the Group in 2016. He is also in charge of the precast and prefabrication division of the Group, setting up the automated plants for the Integrated Construction and Precast Hub as well as the manufacturing facilities for Prefabrication Prefinished Volumetric Construction (“PPVC”) in Malaysia.

He leads the tender bidding and overseeing the execution of both the construction and precast and prefabrication businesses of the Group. Mr Ganessaraj has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2016 to 2019, Director, Precast and Prefabrication business at Precast Concrete Pte. Ltd
  • 2008 to 2016, Senior Project Manager at SB Development Pte. Ltd
  • 2007, Resident Engineer at Arup Singapore
  • 2003 to 2006, Executive Engineer at Land Transport Authority Singapore
  • 1999 to 2003, Project and Design Engineer at Fong Consult

Mr Ganessaraj graduated from the Nanyang Technological University Singapore with a Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering in 1999 and obtained his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2003.


MR TAN HEE WEE

Chief Executive Officer, Construction

Mr Tan Hee Wee is appointed as our Chief Executive Officer of the construction business on 18 January 2021.

Mr. Tan is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of Soilbuild's construction business, including civil and building construction, and implement the Group's strategies and policies.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2019 to 2020, Managing Director South East Asia at John Holland Group
  • 2012 to 2019, Executive Director at Gammon Construction Ltd
  • 2009 to 2012, Senior Vice President at Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd
  • 2002 to 2009, Deputy General Manager at Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte Ltd
  • 1996 to 2002, Executive Director at Chew Eu Hock Holdings Ltd

Prior to 1996, Mr. Tan worked as Project Manager or Engineer in various companies, agencies or research organisation in countries such as Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr. Tan graduated from the Monash University, Australia with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1984. He obtained his Master of Engineering Science from the Monash University, Australia in 1987 and MBA from the Deakin University, Australia in 1996. He is currently the Treasurer of Engineers Australia (Singapore Chapter) and is an Engineering Executive, Fellow, Chartered Professional Engineer, APEC and International PE of Engineers Australia.


MR CHUA MENG KIM

Chief Operations Officer

Mr Chua Meng Kim was promoted to his current position as our Chief Operations Officer on 1 April 2020.

Mr Chua Meng Kim joined the Group in 2014 and his responsibilities includes overall management of projects to ensure that the relevant projects are on time, within budget and adhere to the safety and health standard with acceptable quality, planning and implementing of project work schedules and formulation of construction budgets. Mr Chua has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2000 to 2014, Senior Trades Production Manager at Dragages Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Prior to 2000, worked in various roles such as Quantity Surveyor, Site Supervisor and Assistant Engineer in various construction companies

Mr Chua graduated from the Curtin University of Technology Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and Economic in 1998.


MR HO CHAN TECK PATRICK

DIRECTOR, PROJECTS

Mr Ho Chan Teck Patrick is our Director, Projects. His role includes management of industrial projects to ensure that the relevant projects are on time, within budget and adheres to the safety and health standard with acceptable quality, planning and implementing of project work schedules and formulation of construction budgets. Mr Ho has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2004 to 2012, Deputy General Manager at Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd. and Head of Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd.’s development management division
  • 1997 to 2004, Manager/Project Manager at Soil-Build (Pte.) Ltd.
  • Prior to 1997, worked in various roles such as a Site Foreman and a Site Manager in various construction companies

Mr Ho obtained a Technician Diploma in Building from Singapore Polytechnic in 1984.


MR NG KWOON HONG

DIRECTOR, PROJECTS

Mr Ng Kwoon Hong is our Director, Projects. His key focus is on the Group’s government related projects. Leveraging on his previous work experience, he is currently responsible for managing budgets and ensuring the quality, safety and timely delivery of these projects. Mr Ng brings to the Group over 30 years of industry expertise, having worked in both public and private sectors.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2009 to 2013, General Manager and Project Director at Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd. and Soil-Build (Pte.) Ltd. respectively, overseeing projects to ensure quality builds and timely delivery
  • 2007 to 2009, Deputy General Manager at SB Development Pte. Ltd, responsible for reviewing and monitoring with architect and structural engineer for PP, WP and BP submission
  • 1986 to 2007, held various positions at Soil- Build (Pte.) Ltd. which includes Senior Site Foreman, Senior Site Manager and Assistant Project Manager
  • 1982 to 1986, Site Foreman at Eka General Construction

MR SIM TECK WUI

Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Sim Teck Wui joined the Group as our Chief Business Development Officer in June 2020.

Mr Sim is responsible to lead our business development team, source and evaluate tender opportunities for construction projects, build relationships in the industry, complete business deals and to evaluate and implement crossfunctional decision. Mr Sim is also tasked to oversee and monitor the Group’s procurement and purchasing activities, supervising our quantity surveying functions and provide support to the execution of our construction projects.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2015 to 2020, General Manager at PT-G Builders Pte Ltd
  • 2014 to 2015, Senior QS & Procurement Manager at Jian Huang Construction Co Pte Ltd
  • 2005 to 2014, Senior QS & Procurement Manager at Soilbuild Construction Group Ltd

Prior to 2005, Mr Sim worked as Quantity Surveyor in various construction companies.

Mr Sim obtained Bachelor of Building Surveying (Second Class Honours) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1999.


MR LIM THIAM LAY

DIRECTOR, MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL

Mr Lim Thiam Lay is our Director, Mechanical and Electrical and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of all M&E related works which include tender bidding and design development. Having worked in various civil engineering and construction companies, Mr Lim brings to the Group over 20 years of related experience in the construction industry.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2001 to 2014, since joining the Group, he held various positions in the M&E department, including M&E Coordinator, Assistant M&E Manager, M&E Manager, Deputy Head and Senior M&E Manager, and Head of M&E at Soil-Build (Pte.) Ltd.
  • Prior to 2001, he had 6 years of experience as M&E Coordinator/ Assistant Manager liaising and coordinating all M&E, structural and architectural works for Toda Corporation, Tekken Corporation and Arab Malaysian Toda Sdn Bhd

Mr Lim obtained a Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Institute Teknologi Jaya, Malaysia in 1992.


MR WONG YOON THIM

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr Wong Yoon Thim is our Group Chief Financial Officer. Mr Wong joined the Group in 2013. He is responsible for the execution and day-to-day operation of various functions of the Group which include finance and accounting, human resource, IT and administration, as well as corporate affairs.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2010 to 2013, Group Chief Financial Officer and Company secretary of OTO Holdings Limited
  • 2006 to 2010, Chief Financial Officer of CMZ Holdings Ltd
  • 2005 to 2006, Finance Manager of Muhibbah Petrochemical Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

Mr Wong is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


MYANMAR TEAM

MR MOE ZAW

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN FOR MYANMAR BUSINESS

Mr Moe Zaw is the Non-executive Chairman for the Group’s business in Myanmar. He is responsible to provide leadership to our management team and to promote our business in Myanmar. Mr Moe Zaw has over 40 years of experience in various industrial sectors in Myanmar and the global market across Asia, Europe and the United States of America, which include oil and gas sector, logistic operations, supply chain management, pharmaceutical manufacturing, sales and marketing, engineering as well as fund management. He has also acted as business advisors and involved in various reorganisation, re-structuring, acquisition and merger exercises of multi-national corporations both in the western countries and Myanmar.

Mr Moe Zaw holds a Bachelor of Economics (Planning and Development) from the Rangoon Institute of Economics, Myanmar, Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and attended executive education programs at universities including the Harvard University and the Harvard Business School.


MR NGWE ZAW

DIRECTOR, MYANMAR BUSINESS

Mr Ngwe Zaw is our Director, Myanmar Business. He joined the Group in 2013. His responsibilities are to lead the day-to-day operation of the Group’s subsidiaries in Myanmar, leading the tender bidding and overseeing the execution of the construction works in Myanmar.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:
  • 2005 to 2013, Project Director at MA Builders Pte Ltd
  • 2000 to 2005, Deputy Project Manager at Ban Teck Construction Pte Ltd
  • 1998 to 2000, Site Engineer at Aoki Corporation Singapore Branch

Mr Ngwe Zaw holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Government Technical Institute, Insein, Myanmar, and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Heriot-Watt University.