Monday, 9 April 2012

Malaysia Smelting Corp announces key appointments

KUALA LUMPUR (APRIL 9): MALAYSIA SMELTING CORPORATION [] Bhd (MSC) has promoted Chua Cheong Yong as its deputy group chief executive officer and has appointed Ir. Mohamed Yakub bin Ismail as the group chief operating officer of mining with effect from 1 April 2012.

MSC said on Monday that Chua would continue to helm the international tin smelting operations of the MSC Group of companies as well as the company’s African tin projects.

In this context, he would continue to play a pivotal role in creating new strategic business relationships for the Group as well as expanding established major accounts, it said.

“He is part of the business development team responsible for identifying viable resource projects and businesses for the Group. In addition, he also oversees the day to day commercial, marketing and trading activities of the various local and overseas business units of the Group,” it said.

MSC said Chua held a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from the City University of London as well as a Diploma in Market Research.

Mr. Chua is a director to the Board of ITRI Ltd, the global R&D arm of the tin industry based in London. He also sits on the Board of KLTM (Kuala Lumpur Tin Market) and is a member of the Chamber of Mines, Malaysia, said MSC.

Meanwhile the company said Mohamed Yakub had a total of 37 years of experience in the tin mining industry of which the last 10 years were spent within the MSC Group of Companies.

MSC said Mohamed Yakub was well-positioned to lead all the group’s mining operations in Malaysia, Indonesia and overseas, adding that he would also continue to hold the position of Senior General Manager of RHT.

It said Mohamed Yakub graduated in mining engineering from the Camborne School of Mines (ACSM), England and is a Registered Professional Engineer in mining, with the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 1984.

He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and a member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines, it said.

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