Company Outline

Company Name : HCM Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
Address (Office) : GRD & 1st Floor, Corporate Block
De Centrum City,  Jalan Ikram-Uniten,
43000 Kajang Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Contact No. : +603 8738 3388 (Tel)    +603 8737 3341 (Fax)
Business Reg. No : 199101015075 (225387-M)
Email :
CIDB Reg. No : 1961022-WP009881(GRED G7)
ISO Certified : MS ISO 9001:2015, MS ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018
Date of Incorporation : 23rd September 1991

Capital Structure

Authorised Capital:RM 10,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital:RM 10,000,014.95
Shareholders:PROTASCO BERHAD – 100 %
Bank Name:RHB Islamic Bank Berhad
Bank Address Level 11 Menara Yayasan tun Razak,
  200, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
  55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Auditor Company:Crowe Howarth (AF 1018)


Dato' Sri Ir. Chong Ket Pen

Dato’ Sri Ir Chong Ket Pen is the founder of Protasco Group of Companies. He has been a Director of Protasco Berhad since 15 May 2001 and was appointed to the post of Executive Vice Chairman on 20 February 2013. He is also the Group Managing Director of Protasco Group of Companies. Following a BEng (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya in 1979, he obtained his Master of Philosophy (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1990. Dato’ Sri Ir Chong Ket Pen has been a member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia since 1984 and in the following year became a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He has been admitted as member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom in 1985 and is registered as Chartered Engineer with the United Kingdom’s Engineering Council since 1987. Dato’ Sri Ir. Chong Ket Pen He began his career as Road Design Engineer cum Assistant Project Engineer at the Public Works Department (PWD) Kelantan in 1979 and was promoted to the position of Project Engineer in 1982. He later became Senior Engineer at the Design and Research Branch of the PWD Headquarters. He was assigned as Senior Pavement Research Engineer at Institut Kerjaraya Malaysia (IKRAM) in 1988, subsequently as Senior Engineer, Pavement Evaluation and Research. He is a road pavement specialist, having extensive experience in the design, construction, and maintenance of road pavements. In 1991, he left the public sector to set the foundation for the establishment of Protasco Group of Companies.

Dato' Mohd Ibrahim Bin Mohd Nor

Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim Bin Mohd Nor is a Director of HCM Engineering Sdn Bhd effective 3 November 2021.  Prior to this, he was a Director of Protasco Berhad from 23 November 2009 to 26 December 2013.  He was subsequently reappointed on 10 March 2014. He is also the Chairman and a Director of Protasco Development Sdn Bhd since 1 September 2019.

Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim Bin Mohd Nor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (Minor in Economics) degree from Knox College, Illinois, United States of America and a Masters of Business Administration from Drake University, Iowa, United States of America which he obtained in 1981 and 1982 respectively.

He brings with him more than 30 years of corporate experience, starting with corporate banking at the Asian International Merchant Bank Berhad (which is now part of Public Investment Bank) and Utama Wardley Berhad. In 1988, Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim joined The New Straits Times Press Group and held various senior positions in the Circulation Department and the CEO’s Office until 1994.

Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim was Chief Operating Officer of Malakoff Bhd in 1994 and in 1996 became the Group Managing Director of Padiberas Nasional Bhd (BERNAS).  He was also BERNAS’s Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2003.  Between the years 2001 to 2012, Dato’ Mohd Ibrahim held directorships in various organisations. Among others, he was Chairman of Malay Mail Sdn Bhd and Executive Vice Chairman of Sistem Television Malaysia Berhad (TV3). He was a director in BERNAS; the New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad; Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad; Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd and Ikram Education Sdn Bhd.

He is also on the Board of Governors of the Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur.

Zainal Abidin Bin Abu Bakar

Zainal Abidin Bin Abu Bakar was appointed as a Director to HCM Engineering Sdn. Bhd. on 3 November 2021. He is also the Group Legal Advisor and Head of Legal Department of Protasco Berhad, the holding company of HCM Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

He graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1995 with Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Hons. He was called to the BAR and was later admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996. He was also a licensed Company Secretary from 2000 until 2010 and the Associate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators from 2000 until 2007. He obtained his license to practice as a Company Secretary from the Companies Commission of Malaysia in 2000.

Zainal possesses more than 26 years of experience in contentious and non-contentious legal matters with specialisation in corporate, commercial, conveyancing, property development, project and contract management, litigation and cross boarder transactions’ legal advisory works. His legal advisory works also include advising on the rules and regulations of the Security Commission Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa) listing requirements and the Malaysian Takeover Code.

He began his legal career as an Advocate & Solicitor in a few Kuala Lumpur based legal firms from 1995 until 1998 before joining the corporate world as a corporate legal advisor from 1998 until present.

In 1999, he joined Shapadu Group of Companies as Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. Shapadu Group main involvements were in the business of oil and gas, engineering services, property development, construction, trading and marketing, manufacturing, transportation and security services (armed and unarmed static guards, mobile armed escort services and cash-in-transit services).

He joined Protasco Berhad as the Group Legal Advisor and Head of Legal Department in 2007. In his current position, he is responsible to oversee the overall legal matters of Protasco Berhad Group of Companies. He also holds other board directorships in Protasco Berhad Group.

Dato’ Ir Kenny Chong Ther Nen

Dato’ Ir Kenny Chong Ther Nen was appointed Director of HCM Engineering Sdn Bhd on 18 April 2018. He is also the Managing Director of Construction, Property, Trading & Manufacturing, Corporate Security and Special Projects.

Following a BEng (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2003, he obtained his Master of Engineering Science in 2005. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)and a Corporate Member of Institute of Engineering Malaysia since 2010. He is also a Member with Institute of Engineers Australia since 2004.

Dato’ Ir Kenny served with Australia Road Research Board (ARRB) as Graduate Engineer before returning to Malaysia in 2005. Since then, he held various positions in Protasco Berhad of Companies. He began his career as Pavement Engineer with Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd from 2005 to 2006. Subsequently, he joined Infrastructure Research & Development Centre as Pavement Engineer and served until December 2009. Widely exposed to various scale of engineering and project development including detailed engineering and construction supervision, he held directorships in Ikram Centre of Excellence for Sustainability & Green Technology and Ikram Master Builder Sdn Bhd before assuming his present position in 2014 as Managing Director of Property & Infrastructure.

In his present position, leading the Property Development Division of Protasco Berhad, Dato’ Ir Kenny
oversees the entire 100-acre development and ensures the growth of De Centrum City, the new township at Kuala Lumpur South and other related development projects.

Ir Edward Khoo Mong Wei

Ir Edward Khoo Mong Wei was appointed Executive Director of HCM Engineering Sdn Bhd on 1 December 2016. He is also the Executive Director of Construction and Property Development division of Protasco Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer of Australia (CP Eng).

He has a Professional Engineer Membership with the National Professional Engineering Register, Australia (NPER). Ir Edward Khoo also has a Professional Engineer Membership with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), as well as the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. Ir Edward Khoo is a Green Building Index (GBI) Accredited Facilitator.

Ir Edward Khoo joined Protasco Development Sdn Bhd as a Project Director in June 2009 where he was responsible to oversee various projects. Prior to that, he was a Project Engineer with Cardno Grogan Richards in Melbourne, Australia since 2007. He also served Mahajaya Berhad as a Project Manager and Sepakat Setia Perunding as Structural Engineer in 2004 and 2001 respectively.

In his current position as Executive Director, Ir Edward Khoo is responsible for a number of major projects including the De Centrum City Master Plan which has a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM10 billion. The 100-acre commercial development comprises among others a retail mall, soho and service apartments and a hotel and services suite.

Ir Edward Khoo also oversees the development of 3210 unit apartments under the Perumahan Penjawat Awam Malaysia (PPAM) project in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The PPAM project has a GDV of close to RM1 billion.