Our Board of Directors
& Key Management

Datuk Dr Ong Peng Su

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Datuk Dr Ong Peng Su, Malaysian, male, aged 70, is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman and a member of the Audit Committee. He was appointed to the Board on 15 April 2021.

Datuk Dr Ong graduated with First Class Honours Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1976. Subsequently, he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) in 1982.

Datuk Dr Ong started his career in the energy industry at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) from 1974 to 1990. In 1990, he joined Tanjong PLC Group as a technical manager and was later seconded to Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd Group as the Head of Corporate Planning and Investment from 1995 to 2001. Since 1993, Datuk Dr Ong was appointed to the Board of Powertek Berhad and served as an Executive Director from 2001 until 2009. In 2009, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd. He resigned as the Executive Director from Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd in 2012 but remained as the Chief Executive Officer until he retired in 2015. 

Dato’ Lai Keng Onn

Executive Deputy Chairman cum Group Managing Director

Dato’ Lai, Malaysian, aged 55, is our founder and Executive Deputy Chairman cum Group Managing Director. Dato Lai was appointed to the board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 24 February 1997. He is the member of Risk Management Committee.

Dato’ Lai obtained a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Greenwich University, Australia in 2002. He started his career as a project manager at Wira Tecknic Sdn Bhd from 1990 to 1997. On 24 February 1997, he founded Kinergy Advancement Berhad. Dato’ Lai is a substantial shareholder of Kinergy Advancement Berhad.

Datin Alicia Chan Pey Kheng

Executive Director (Group COO)

Datin Alicia, Malaysian, female, aged 51, is our Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 01 March 2018.

Datin Alicia obtained her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia in 1990. She began her career with Ritz Print Sdn Bhd in 1991 and her last position held in Ritz Print Sdn Bhd was the head of production department in 1995 prior to joining Kinergy Advancement Berhad in August 1997.

Datin Alicia has more than 28 years of experience in overseeing the daily operations of the finance, administration and purchasing department.

Choong Gaik Seng

Executive Director (Competent /QC Division)

Choong Gaik Seng, Malaysian, male, aged 63, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 01 March 2013.

Mr Choong completed his secondary school education at Penang Free School, Malaysia, in 1976. He is a certified chargeman and wireman by profession, which is registered with the Energy Commission Malaysia. In 2002, he obtained a chargeman A0 qualification from Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara, Malaysia.

In 2008, he obtained a chargeman A4 qualification from Pusat Latihan Tecknologi Tinggi, Malaysia. Mr Choong began his career as a purchaser for Limamas Sawmill Sdn Bhd in 1981. He joined Eden Catering Sdn Bhd in 1985 prior moving to Eden Food Industry in 1989. In 1991, Mr Choong joined Tan Choong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd as the sales representative. He then joined Ikhtiar Bersatu Letrik Sdn Bhd in 1992 as a site supervisor before joining Prinsip Serasi Sdn Bhd in 2004.

Mr Choong joined our Company in 2007 as project coordinator and he subsequently became an Executive Director in 2013.

Jonathan Wu Jo-Han

Executive Director cum Chief Operating Officer of SES Division

Jonathan Wu, Malaysian, aged 31, is our Executive Director. He was appointed to the board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 18 March 2024. 

Jonathan Wu obtained a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in 2016 and is also a Certified Energy Manager under AEMAS since 2019. 

He  started his career as a graduate project engineer in Mitraland Group, Malaysia. He was responsible for liaising and coordinating with consultants, contractors, and authorities to resolve technical matters and ensure delivery objectives were met. He then moved on to TecAlliance Malaysia as a lead data analyst where he identified and implemented solutions to improve data coverage through gap analysis across multiple data sources.

Since joining KAB Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Jonathan has been appointed as a director. Currently, he holds directorships in several subsidiary companies under KAB and manages overall operations which include setting up overall strategy of the division, structure of operations, business development, project execution, operation of assets, feasibility assessment of projects, negotiation & execution of key contracts, financial planning, and financial projections.

Ts Dr. Amanda Lee Sean Peik

Indenpendent Non-Executive Director


Ts Dr. Amanda Lee Sean Peik, Malaysian, female, aged 38, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 18 March 2024. 

Ts Dr. Amanda Lee holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, awarded in 2009. She further pursued her academic journey, earning a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus) in 2017. Ts Dr. Amanda Lee is a registered graduate engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a certified professional technologist under the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). Additionally, she holds a senior graduate membership with the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. 

Ts Dr. Amanda Lee began her professional career in 2009 as a Junior Engineer at RPM Engineers Sdn. Bhd.. She then transitioned to the role of Software Developer at C&S Software Solutions Sdn. Bhd. before pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus). During her academic tenure, she also served as a Lab Demonstrator and Teaching Assistant at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus) from June 2011 to December 2014. In October 2015, Ts Dr. Amanda Lee joined Angkasa Consulting Services Sdn. Bhd. as a Senior Water Resources Engineer, a position she held until October 2018. From October 2018 to November 2021, she served as the Deputy Head of Water Resources at DHI Water and Environment (M) Sdn. Bhd. Subsequently, Ts Dr. Amanda Lee established a private practice as a Hydrologist at Atlas Informatics PLT, specialising in prefeasibility and evaluation studies for dam and hydropower projects.

Notable projects she has contributed to include the Sungai Selangor Dam, Karakurt Dam in Turkey, Kg. Teluk Temperah, Hulu Sg. Padas, and Sg. Maligan in Sipitang, Sabah. Her professional expertise extends to simulating hydropower projects, flood forecasting, water resources analysis, dam safety inspections, and irrigation and drainage master plan studies.

Ts Dr. Amanda Lee has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Niche Capital Emas Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, since 2022.

Lu Chee Leong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lu Chee Leong, Malaysian, male, aged 59, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 30 May 2017. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

He is also a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Mr Lu obtained his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) qualification in 1989. He has been a fellow member of the ACCA since 1995. He is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1996.

In 1990, Mr Lu joined Kassim Chan & Co., Kota Kinabalu (now known as Deloitte Malaysia) as an audit assistant. He left as an audit senior and subsequently joined Luyang Recreation Club Sdn Bhd as an accountant in 1995 and in 1997, he joined DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd as an accountant. His last position in DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd was the head of section (GTM), Sabah region, under the sales division of the company. Then he left DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd at the end of 2014 and started his own corporate services firm named Johan Corporate Services in early 2015, where he provided book keeping and related services to customers.

Mr Lu has been the Independent Non-Executive Director of Mikro MSC Berhad, a company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, since 2008.

Tong Siut Moi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tong Siut Moi, Malaysian, female, aged 54, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 30 May 2017. She is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee, and also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

She obtained her professional secretarial degree from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (United Kingdom) and was admitted as an Associate Member of the Malaysian Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) in 1996. She has subsequently become a qualified Chartered Secretary since 1998. Ms Tong has also completed the Advanced Women Directors’ Programme in December 2015 and is now a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

Ms Tong has more than 27 years of working experience in the corporate secretarial advisory field and senior management level, gathered from both commercial and advisory environments. She is currently an Executive Director of CKM Advisory Sdn Bhd, a company focusing on providing specialised training to the Board of Directors and senior management of public listed companies, investment bankers and company secretaries, in relation to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad’s Main and ACE Markets Listing Requirements.

Ms Tong has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Niche Capital Emas Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, since 2016.

Datuk Wira Mubarak Hussain bin Akhtar Husin

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Wira Mubarak, Malaysian, male, aged 47, is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board of Kinergy Advancement Berhad on 29 April 2024.

Datuk Wira Mubarak holds an Executive Master of Applied Management of Science from Asia E University, carving a niche for himself as a distinguished businessman with over two decades of robust experience in managing and leading companies.

Datuk Wira Mubarak Hussain bin Akhtar Husin commenced his career as Managing Director in numbers of companies starting with Seri Jaya Perkasa Sdn Bhd since 11 May 2000, which mainly involves in construction and property developments. On 18 October 2005, he founded MN Millennium Security Sdn Bhd, which primarily provides security services. On 3 October 2014, he further venture into investment holdings under a company known as Voultier Sdn Bhd. 

Throughout his business career, he has numerous experiences in strategic thinking, risk management and has successfully managed numerous projects, from planning, design, construction, setting-up, to the day-to-day operation. He is dedicated to adopt and promote business organisations with policies and practices which aims to achieve continuing growth in both companies returns as well as products and services offered.

Datuk Wira Mubarak also holds several directorships and shareholdings in private companies. For the avoidance of doubt, as at May 2024, Datuk Wira Mubarak is not involved in any business as a director and/or shareholder which is in a similar business with KAB.