Tan Sri A K Nathan
Tan Sri A K Nathan Elumalay, the founder of Eversendai, built the company from a modest structural steel erection company in Malaysia to one of world’s most sought after integrated steel structural 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 during its 3 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. He was also instrumental in establishing Eversendai’s steel fabrication facilities in Rawang, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Ras Al-Khaimah, Trichy and Thailand, producing a combined annual capacity of over 234,000 tonnes. Today, Eversendai has a workforce of over 15,000 in 9 countries and operates out of 14 offices.
His charismatic approach to business and the construction industry has earned him many accolades. Some notable ones are the Golden Construction Award 2008 from the Trade Leaders Club in Madrid, Spain, 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 in Law (Honours) Degree from the University of Singapore in 1967 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He attended the Advance Management Programme by Harvard University, Boston in 1994.
His working experience ranges from judicial services for the Government of Malaysia to various posts within the Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) company, where he was, amongst others, the Head of the Legal Division 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 (TKSB). Upon retirement, he was appointed as a director on the board of several companies.
Datuk Iskandar Bin Sarudin
Datuk Iskandar 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.
Datuk Ng Seing Liong PJN.JP
Datuk Ng Seing Liong holds a Diploma in Commerce from Tunku Abdul Rahman College. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Audit, Receivership, Liquidation and Corporate Advisory Services. He is an active member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants as well as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Fellow Member position with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. In Malaysia, he is a Fellow Member with the Institute of Co-operative and Management Auditors Malaysia and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. Internationally he holds an associate member position with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators UK.
Nadarajan Rohan Raj
Mr. Nadarajan Rohan Raj is a Chartered Civil Engineer and obtained his Master of Business Administration from London Business School, UK. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. He has over 20 years’ experience in the structural steel industry spanning across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia.
He has been responsible for the successful tendering, negotiation and execution of several major projects and was involved in the expansion of steel fabrication facilities, in Dubai, UAE and Seremban, Malaysia. His last position in Cleveland Bridge was as Managing Director of their Indian operations and Director of their Malaysian operations. Prior to joining Eversendai, he was with the Sembawang Group, Singapore, for about a year where he headed commercial management related to the engineering and construction of an offshore gas processing facility.
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 the Group 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.
Cheah Ban Seng
Mr. Cheah has 28 years of experience in finance. Prior to joining Eversendai, he worked in overseeing financial performance of a public listed group that has its business in a wide spectrum of principles including integrated steel plant, properties, construction, mining, consumer products, and other investments. He also has vast experience in group strategic business direction setting and spearheading corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate affairs & investor relations, group legal and company secretarial activities.