DATUK MATTHEW TEE KAI WOON
Datuk Matthew Tee, aged 42, is currently the Group Executive Director of Bina Puri Holdings Bhd, a public listed company on Malaysia's stock exchange, with core business in construction, property development, utilities and highway concession. He joined the Company in December 2003 as Special Assistant to the Group Managing Director. He was appointed as Executive Director on 1 December 2009 and was re-designated as Group Executive Director on 7 March 2013.
Previously, he was the Administrator of the Chinese Maternity Hospital from 2001 to 2003 and was once attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers in the audit department from 1999 to 2001. He was also a Business Services Accountant in Marsden B. Robinson Chartered Accountants (New Zealand) from 1998 to 1999.
Datuk Matthew Tee is in-charge of Bina Puri Group operational matters, reporting directly to the Group Managing Director. His main task is to ensure that the decisions made are implemented accordingly together with corrective, preventive and improvement measurements. He is an Executive Director of KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Berhad, the concessionaire for 33km highway, KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway or LATAR Expressway.On 24th January 2017, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Chin Teck Plantations Berhad.
Datuk Matthew Tee runs a third generation of family business in construction industry and has been aggressively diversifying Bina Puri’s core construction business into recurring income models including property development, highway concession and power supply. The new business models started to show results in 2011 with the opening of LATAR Expressway, followed by the completion of Main Place Mall and Residence in 2014 and the expansion of power generation business in Indonesia. Under his leadership, Bina Puri was awarded both the Highly Commended Residential Renovation/Redevelopment and Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment award at the AsiaPacific Property Awards (APPA) 2016-2017 for the Main Place Mall and Residence.
Datuk Matthew Tee is also active in the construction industry and other public roles. He is the former President of Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) for terms 2012-2014 and 2014-2016. He continues to serve MBAM as the Immediate Past President and will continue to contribute actively towards the growth of the Association for the term 2016-2018. Previously, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) for terms 2013-2015 and 2015-2016.
At present, Datuk Matthew Tee sits in the Board of Advisory of Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad (CLAB) and was appointed a member of the Advisory Committee on Hotel and Tourism Management by the Chinese University of Hong Kong(CUHK) for term 2017-2018. He is also the Honorary Treasurer General of Malaysian Steel Structural Association (MSSA) since 2011 and the Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM) for term 2017-2019. He was sworn-in on 2nd June 2017 as the 44th President of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA).
He serves as a Board Member of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Chairman of Board Audit Committee. He was nominated by Prime Minister of Malaysia as a Member of National Science Council (NSC) for the term 2016-2017. He was being conferred the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (D.P.S.M) which carries the title“Datuk”by Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka, Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob on the occasion of His Excellency’s 78th Birthday on 14th October 2016.
Datuk Matthew Tee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Marketing) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Chartered Accountant, admitted by Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) since 2002. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (Financial Planning Association of Malaysia) and was duly awarded the status, Fellow Certified Practising Accountant/FCPA by CPA Australia in March 2016.