ORIGIN OF A LEGACY
The Origin of LINBAQ
From Datuk Wira Ling Kah Chok, CEO and the founder of LINBAQ HOLDING SDN BHD:
LIN is my surname, while BAQ stands for Best Assistance Quality – reminding me to always provide the best to our customers while protecting the benefits of our customers.
There are many factors involved in running a business, but the top priority is always the customers’ needs and wants. This is my business principle which I have adhered to for years. A good and reputable business is apparent when there are positive feedback from the market and customers, resulting in the success of a company. A simple way to interpret my name, Ling Kah Chok, is “Best Assistant”. It is what I desire to be for my customers, providing the highest quality products and the best services. Over time, I believe that my efforts will be recognized.
I have written my will to reflect my principles, donating half of my properties and assets to charities to help those in need. Life is a cycle which no one can escape. We should adhere to the practice of helping others until the end.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TAN SRI LAU YIN PIN
Tan Sri Lau Yin Pin is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) UK as well as Graduate of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). He was previously, among others a Senator of Dewan Negara, Senior Independent Director and Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Director and Audit Committee Chairman of YTL Power International Berhad, Chairman of STAR Publications (M) Berhad, Chairman of UTAR Education Foundation and Director of Media Chinese International Ltd.
Currently he is a Director of AZRB Berhad and Trustee of TARUC Education Foundation.
DATUK WIRA LING KAH CHOK
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Datuk Wira Ling is a successful, Johor – born entrepreneur who proudly owns a highly diversified portfolio of investments, including property development, construction, consultancy, education and skills development, and retail businesses.
His inherent leadership qualities have earned him several key positions in various other companies – he is the Executive Director of Etasgo Academy, Director of Linbaq Consultancy and Marketing Co.Ltd., Managing Director of a Poultry Company and Advisor to Northstar Frontier Co.Ltd., a property development company which project GDV is at around a billion.
As an entrepreneur, Datuk Wira Ling believes in experiential learning and continues to create opportunities to develop youth.
DATUK DR. WONG LAI SUM
Datuk Dr. Wong has a diversified background, both academically and professionally. Besides having a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, she also has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a PhD in Business from University Malaya. Her areas of expertise include international business, taxation, financial and corporate management, and strategic planning.
Her illustrious career saw 36 years in civil service, of which 24 was with the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). As its former CEO, she has invaluable insights on what it takes to advance businesses across borders.
She is currently a Conjoint Professor of practice with the University of Newcastle and a board member of several companies.
MOHAMAD JAIFUDDIN BIN BUJANG MOHIDIN
Mohamad Jaifuddin started his career at KKB Engineering Berhad as an Accounting Executive. Thereafter, he joined Nationlink Group of Companies as a Quantity Surveyor Executive, where he gained vital exposure to property management, construction and development.
In 2004, he transferred to Exticom Sdn Bhd, an established telecommunications company, as Head of Business Development. Since 2008, he has worked with the Johor Royal Household as Special Officer to DYAM Tunku Mahkota Johor. Mohamad Jaifuddin is also a Director of Knusford Berhad.
Brendon Yeo Swee Chai
Chief Operating Officer
Linbaq Holding Sdn Bhd
Brendon Yeo holds a Bachelor of Commerce — majoring in accounting — conferred by The University of Adelaide. With more than 15 years of experience, he is no stranger to the property development industry, including commercial, industrial, residential and mixed developments.
As a former Deputy General Manager of SP Setia Berhad, he was responsible for the project development of the Southern Region, such as Bukit Indah, Setia Business Park 1, Setia Business Park 2 and Setia Eco Garden.
Brendon Yeo is also a former General Manager of Eco World (Southern Region), who accounted for the development of Eco Business Park 1, Eco Business Park 2, Eco Business Park 3, Eco Business Park 5, Eco Botanic and various commercial projects.
Lawrence Chan Kok Liang
Linbaq Holding Sdn Bhd
Lawrence Chan completed CPA Australia in 2005, and later began his career in Audit & Tax as a Tax Senior for 4 years. Seeking to expand his skillset and experience in general, he joined a manufacturing company in Pasir Gudang, and just within 3 years, Lawrence had earned a transfer to the Hong Kong headquarters — there, he refined his skills for 4 years as a Costing Accountant.
Lawrence Chan returned to Malaysia in 2012 under the employment of SP Setia Berhad, subsequently moving on to Eco World as a Finance Senior Manager until 2018.
Goh Ah Tee
Linbaq Construction Sdn Bhd
Goh Ah Tee is a seasoned veteran in the building and construction industry, with over 30 years of experience. He is widely known, within the industry, as a pioneering figure that shares his wealth of wits and knowledge.
Goh’s storied career has seen him lead numerous property development projects. Some of his recent works include Midas Perling with a gross development value (GDV) of RM180 million, Crescent Bay Suites - GDV RM280 million, Grandview 360 - GDV RM458 million, Eastbay - GDV RM90 million and Midas Seri Alam - GDV RM650 million. He has also acted in a sub-contractor capacity for many projects, such as Pinnacle Tower, Sunway College Johor, Sky Suites and several more.
Linbaq Construction Sdn Bhd
Keith Yap has amassed over 14 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries. He has forged important networks within the public and private sectors, which may prove to be invaluable to many organisations.
With a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in construction — as well as an emphasis on ensuring profitability for clients and shareholders — Keith Yap currently spearheads the redevelopment of a mixed development project in Johor Bahru and several public projects, including Biosains Universiti Putra Malaysia, Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Ibu Pejabat Polis Port Dickson and Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Bahru.
Kelvin Teo Hock Bin
Linbaq Realty Sdn Bhd
Kelvin Teo has garnered years of valuable experience, with expertise in the fields of building material and property. He is well equipped with an aptitude to manage large-scale operations, as evidenced by his time at North Star Frontier Sdn Bhd as a former General Manager — handling projects with a GDV of more than MYR1 billion.
Throughout his career, Kelvin Teo has taken his talents overseas to be shared and sharpened with other bright minds, spending time in Singapore, Indonesia and Canada. This has led to him gaining a respectable understanding of foreign markets.
Vivian Tan Sai Kin
Linbaq Trading Sdn Bhd
Vivian Tan has spent close to 30 years plying her trade in the building materials industry. She has experience working at Ipmuda Selatan Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of one of the largest and most reputable building materials trading houses in Malaysia, Ipmuda Bhd. Vivian is a highly knowledgeable individual, especially with regards to market trends and the nitty-gritty of building materials.
DATUK KHOO TECK KEE
Pest React Sdn Bhd
Datuk Khoo is a Chartered Accountant, FCCA, Member of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) and Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (ACTIM), and was previously involved with one of the 4 biggest auditing firms in the world. His auditing experience stretches to multinational companies including Nestle Group, ICI Paints Group, OYL Group, KUB Group and other KLSE-listed corporations in Malaysia. He was able to extract and combine all the benefits and successes of those multinational companies as well as recommend them appropriate service channels.
Datuk Khoo is also very skilled in secretarial work, internal control, auditing, due diligence & investigative work, taxation, procedures, accounting policies and standards i.e. MASB and FRS. He leads and guides companies in becoming well-controlled, structured organisations.
Kelvin Low Chuan Leng
Chief Executive Officer
Pest React Sdn Bhd
Founder of Pest React Sdn Bhd, Mr. Kelvin Low has over 13 years of experience in the pest control industry, and was previously a Pest Control Division Branch Manager for one of the largest international pest control and environmental service companies.
Mr. Kelvin Low has numerous achievements in his career namely Annual Incentive Trip Achiever, Highest Job Sales in the Country, Highest Pipeline in the Country, Million Dollar Producer, Termite King (Highest Termite Job Sales in the Country), Top Sales Manager in the Country and Highest Branch Sales Figures In The Country.
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