Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw
- Doctor of Science (Hon), University of Hertfordshire
- MBA, University of Hull
- Bach of Sc, Production Engineering, University of Hertfordshire
Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw, 59, was appointed as a member of Board of Directors of SIRIM Berhad on 1 July 2015. He graduated in Production Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He graduated in BEM/IEM/EC PT 1 & 2 in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently obtained a Master in Business Administration majoring in General Management from the University of Hull, UK. He attended the Executive Edge Strategic Management course conducted by the London Business School, UK and the Strategic Management Programme conducted at IMD, Switzerland. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of ASEAN Fellow Engineers Organisation.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management. He was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in April 2012. He began his career as a Production Engineer with Focus Para Wood Sdn Bhd in 1981. In 1982, he joined Contraves Advance Devices (M) Sdn Bhd as Production Planning Engineer. He then joined LVD (M) Sdn Bhd in 1983 as a sales executive and was promoted to Technical & Service Manager. In 1989, he joined The General Electric Company of Malaysia Sdn Bhd as the General Manager of the Manufacturing Division.
In 1998, he was appointed the Managing Director of KONE Malaysia; later on as the President Director of PT. KONE Indo Elevator, Indonesia and Business Development Director of KONE Asia South. He was also the Senior Advisor to KONE Malaysia. He was also the CEO of SERC Sdn. Bhd., a socio-economic research centre. He is the Executive Chairman of Alphaprima Engineering Sdn Bhd, a company producing water-based rust converter; a Director of Seremban Engineering Berhad, a PLC in fabrication of process plant, oil & gas industries; a partner of Andy Seo & Associates, a management engineering consultancy practice; a Director of UH Global Education (Asia Pacific) Sdn. Bhd., a company In education service provider; a Member of Corporation of SMECORP Malaysia; and a Board Member of the Malaysian Steel Institute under MITI. He is a member of PEMUDAH appointed by the Prime Minister, (the Special Task Force to Improve the Government Delivery System). Chairing the Focus Group on Registering Property and Focus Group on Trading Across Borders.
Among other things, he is also the Vice President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Vice President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Head Commissioner, ASEAN Engineering Register, Asean Federation of Engineering Associations, Deputy Chairman of the European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Council Member of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Malaysia, Council Member & EXCO of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of KL & Selangor, Council Member of the National Skill Development Council, MoHR, Member of the Malaysian Steel Council, MITI; and Chairman of the Manufacturing Consultative Panel, Malaysian Productivity Corporation. ’