DIRECTORS BIOGRAPHY

Group Executive Chairman :
Dato’ Ir. Hj Abd Halim bin Sulaiman, DPTJ
B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Salford, UK FIEM, P. Eng, MWA, MACEM

Dato’ Ir. Hj Abd Halim bin Sulaiman has over 36 years of experience in the field of  Engineering and Project Management since he graduated in 1983 from the University of Salford, United Kingdom in Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience in the planning and detailed designs of  highways, major infrastructural works and bridges throughout his years of working as a Design Engineer with a notable consulting engineering firm from 1983-1986, and as a partner of another established consulting engineering firm from 1989-1993.

He has acquired vast experiences in construction, project management, contract administration and overall general management. He also held the position of Project Manager for property development companies from 1986-1987, and General Manager of a subsidiary company of a bank, dealing with property development from 1987-1989.

He is responsible for the overall direction of HLA Group of Companies and leads a strong team of Executive Directors, Directors, Project Managers, professionals, semi-professionals and administrative personnel.

Executive Director :
Ir. Abd Isham bin Abd Karim
B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Swansea, UK MBA (Construction Business), International Islamic University Malaysia MIEM, P. Eng, MWA

Ir. Abd. Isham Abd. Karim has over 35 years of experience since he graduated from the University of Swansea, United Kingdom in Civil Engineering. He has worked   for many years with Sepakat Setia Perunding Sdn Bhd in various capacities from Engineer to Associate Director from 1983-1996 before joining HLA Associates Sdn Bhd. He has extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of water supply development projects in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, and Drainage and Irrigation projects in Selangor and Kedah.

He is at present the Executive Director of HLA Associates Sdn Bhd, and Head of Water and Wastewater Division at HLA Associates Sdn Bhd.

Executive Director :
Ir. Hasnizal bin Hashim
B. Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Glasgow, UK) MIEM, P.Eng, MWA

Ir. Hasnizal bin Hashim has over 22 years working experience in the field of Civil Engineering. He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Glasgow University, United Kingdom in 1997. He began his first career at Mudajaya Corporation Berhad as an Engineer until he became a Project Manager.

He joined HLA Associates Sdn Bhd in September 2007 as the Senior Engineer for Infrastructural Department. He was then being promoted to the position of Technical Director in 2008 and as an Executive Director in July 2011.

He has since then acquired wide experiences in the planning, design and construction of roads, highways, bridges, drainage, railways, irrigation, dam and   other infrastructural projects throughout his term of service with HLA Associates Sdn Bhd. Presently he is the Head of Infrastructure and Highway Division as well as Building and Structural Division.

Executive Director :
Ir. Lim Soon Guan
B.Sc (Hons) Civil Engineering (UTM) MIEM, P.Eng, MWA

Ir. Lim Soon Guan has over 28 years working experience in the field of Civil Engineering. He graduated in 1991 from University Technology Malaysia. He had acquired extensive experience in the planning and design of water supply development projects, and in the structural and civil works design during his term of service with Perunding Juru Awam from June 1991-October 1998.

He joined HLA Associates Sdn Bhd in November 1998 as a Project Manager for Water Supply Development Projects in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Selangor, WP Labuan and Kelantan. 

He is responsible for the preparation of feasibility study, conceptual design reports, preliminary designs of water treatment plant, and detailed design and design checking of all water supply development projects handled by HLA. He held the position of Project Manager for 5 years.

In July 2011, he was promoted as an Executive Director of HLA Associates Sdn Bhd and currently is also the Head of Water and Wastewater Division of HLA Associates Sdn Bhd.