Talam's Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye dies at age 78


Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye, the single-largest shareholder of Talam Transform Bhd, died at the age of 78.

In a bourse filing, Talam announced that Chan died on Tuesday (June 11).

Chan was formerly the executive chairman of Talam prior to his re-designation as non-independent non-executive director on Jan 22, 2009.

He was also a member of the nomination committee of the company. The tycoon owns a stake of 23.46% in Talam.

Chan graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaya in 1970 and was a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia since 1974.

He has over 50 years of experience in the property and construction industry since he started his career with Messrs Binnie & Partners (M) Sdn Bhd and later joined Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor in 1971 as a project manager handling project designs, management and property development.

He was formerly the executive director (president/chief Executive) and former major shareholder of Kumpulan Europlus Bhd (now known as WCE Holdings Bhd).

WCE is the concessionaire of the West Coast Expressway.

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