Datuk Seri Michael Yam Kong Choy
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Seri Michael Yam, a Malaysian, aged 63, joined the Board of Paramount on 18 February 2010 and was designated as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 February 2014. he is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Board Risk Management Committee.
Datuk Seri Michael Yam has had an illustrious career spanning more than 30 years in the construction, real estate and corporate sectors, helming two different award winning public listed property companies as the Managing Director and CEO before his retirement in 2008. he was also voted the “CEO of the Year 2002” for Malaysia by American Express Corporate Services and Business Times.
Trained as a building engineer in the United Kingdom with various companies and the British
Civil Service after his graduation in Building and Management Studies from the University of Westminster, London, Datuk Seri Michael Yam, upon his return to Malaysia, served in several large companies, such as Landmarks Berhad, Peremba Malaysia, Country heights holdings Berhad and Sunrise Berhad.
He is also involved in various Government incorporated and non-government organisations serving as the Chairman of InvestKL Corporation, a non-executive director of Malaysia Property Incorporated and CLAB Berhad and a director of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. he is the Immediate Past President and patron of the Real Estate and housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia and is appointed as a trustee of the Standard Chartered Foundation, a charity body.
Other than Paramount, Datuk Seri Michael Yam’s directorship in public companies include Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Malaysia Airports holdings Berhad, Sunway Berhad, CLAB Berhad and Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad.