He is a Director of SMHB Engineering Sdn Bhd and was appointed on 9 April 2018. He graduated from Plymouth College of Technology, UK in 1963 with a Diploma in Civil Engineering.
He is a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a Board Member of Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) since 1999, Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (ASM) and currently Chairman of the Task Force on Water Demand Management and represents ASM in the EPU Steering Committee on Water Sector Transformation to 2040.
He is a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, UK and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, UK. He was also a Board Member of the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN) from 2007 to 2017.
Tan Sri has over 56 years of experience in project planning, management and financial planning of water resources and water supply projects, drainage and irrigation project, sewerage projects and oil & gas projects in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. He started his career with Jabatan Kerjaraya Malaysia in 1963 and he served the Government for 12 years. His last post with the Government was as Chief Executive Engineer for the Penang Water Authority for 2 years before joining Binnie dan Rakan Malaysia as a partner in 1975. When SMHB Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Syed Muhammad, Hooi dan Binnie Sdn Bhd was incorporated in 1980, he was made the Executive Chairman of SMHB Sdn Bhd. Today, he continues to serve as the Chairman of SMHB Sdn Bhd.
Tan Sri was involved in the formulation of policies governing water and wastewater services at state and federal levels that relate to economic and technical regulations by SPAN.
He does not hold any directorship in public company or listed issuer and has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.