Chiau Haw Choon is the Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad, a billion-ringgit turnover building material conglomerate that covers not only trading but also manufacturing and services to the construction and building industries. Graduated from Deakin University, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing in April 2009, Haw Choon promptly began the journey of transforming Chin Hin from a very traditional, family owned business to an innovative and professionally-run corporation.
From cement trading, Haw Choon further expanded the business by acquiring seven different businesses, including wire mesh, metal roofing, concrete blocks, concrete pipes, modular homes and solar energy production. The group has also ventured into property development. Within a decade, he has led Chin Hin Group to grow from RM392 million to RM1.3 billion turnover, from 70 employees to over 700 employees, and subsequently to be listed in the main board of Bursa Malaysia in March 2016, making him the youngest listed company CEO at age 32.
As a visionary and dynamic leader, Haw Choon plays an instrumental role in the establishment of proper procedures, systems and controls of corporate governance as the Group continues to expand rapidly. His vision is to transform the business from the provision of building materials towards a business solution provider. In December 2017, Haw Choon was crowned The EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malaysia, breaking the 16 years of EY award record as the youngest country winner at age 33. He was also crowned the EY Emerging EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malaysia. By June this year, he will be representing Malaysia to participate in the EY World Entrepreneur of The Year in Monte Carlo