Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan
Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan Elumalay, the founder of Eversendai, built the company from a modest structural steel erection company in Malaysia to one of the world’s most sought after integrated structural steel turnkey contractors. His sheer determination, keen enthusiasm and acute attention to fine details have served as the driving power behind the development of the Eversendai Group.
Under his leadership, the company grew from strength to strength and spread its business from Malaysia to ASEAN, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Some of the prominent structures built by Eversendai over the course of more than three decades of operations include the Petronas Twin Towers (Tower 2), Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Doha International Airport and Capital Gate Tower. He was also instrumental in establishing Eversendai’s steel fabrication facilities in Rawang, Thailand, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Ras Al-Khaimah and Trichy. Eversendai produces a combined annual capacity of over 204,000 tonnes. Today, Eversendai has a workforce of over 15,000 in 9 countries and operates out of 15 offices.
His charismatic approach to business and the construction industry has earned him many accolades. Some notable ones are the Malaysian Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 from Ernst & Young, the CEO of the Year Award in 2008 by CIDB and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Construction Industry by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2015.
Tan Sri is also a prolific speaker and is often invited to deliver speeches at various seminars, forums, universities and conferences.
Mohammad Nizar Bin Idris
Encik Mohammad Nizar Bin Idris obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree from the University of Singapore and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He attended the Advance Management Programme at Harvard University, Boston.
After his graduation, he served the Judicial and Legal Service of the Government of Malaysia. He was the Senior Federal Counsel advising the Government of Malaysia on Tax and Fiscal matters. He represented the Government on a number of major cases in the courts in Malaysia and at the Privy Council in London.
He was headhunted to join Royal Dutch Shell and he worked for Shell in Malaysia, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He was the Head of the Legal Division of Shell International Petroleum Ltd in London responsible for Shell’s investment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions worldwide. Before retiring from Shell, he returned to Malaysia to assume the position of Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Shell Companies in Malaysia. He was also the Chairman of Shell Chemicals.
Upon retirement, he was appointed as a director on the board of several public and private companies including Banking, Investment Banking, Insurance and Unit Trust Management companies.
He was the Chairman of Pacific & Orient Insurance Bhd and Fitters Diversified Bhd.
He was a Director of Khazanah Malaysia Bhd.
Datuk Iskandar Bin Sarudin
Datuk Iskandar Bin Sarudin began his career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1979. He has served the nation in Jakarta, Indonesia and Lagos, Nigeria as the Second Secretary and First Secretary of the Embassy of Malaysia and High Commission of Malaysia respectively. He was then appointed as the Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia in 1989 before being tasked by the Ministry to establish Embassy of Malaysia in Republic of Chile and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also served as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka, Republic of Maldives and Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Philippines, People’s Republic of China and Mongolia in addition to being appointed as Deputy Secretary General (Management Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006. Datuk Iskandar Sarudin retired in 2015.
Nazariah binti Ibrahim
Nazariah binti Ibrahim is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She held various positions in Tenaga Nasional Berhad since 1 October 1982. Her last position held was Group Accountant from 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2017 and Independent Non-Executive Director of Ipmuda Berhad from 28 September 2018 to 26 December 2019.
Narla Srinivasa Rao
Mr. Narla Srinivasa Rao graduated in 1987 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He started his career at Century Construction Pvt Ltd, India as a junior engineer where he gained valuable experience in fabrication and erection of structural steelwork and in hydro and coal-fired power plant construction. Subsequently joining Eversendai in 1993 as a site engineer. He held various positions within Eversendai before being appointed to his current position. He has played a major role in the successful execution of several major landmark projects for Eversendai.
Mr Narishnath Nathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology (Honours) from Coventry University, United Kingdom. He first joined Eversendai Dubai in 2004, after which he was posted to Eversendai Qatar in 2006 as its General Manager where he, among others, set up Eversendai’s fabrication facility and managed several other major projects. He was also instrumental in securing several large contracts for the Group.
He also served the company as Country Head/ Executive Director for Indian operations representing 4 divisions i.e. Infrastructure, Engineering, Power and Fabrication. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Eversendai’s Group Oil and Gas division.
He is the son of Tan Sri A K Nathan Elumalay, the Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director.