Tan Sri Dato’ Kok Onn
Tan Sri Dato’ Kok Onn, a Malaysian, aged 69, joined the Board of Gadang Holdings Berhad on 10 March 1997 as the Joint Managing Director and was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer on 2 September 1997.
Tan Sri Dato’ Kok Onn was also the Group Chief Executive Officer of Bridgecon Holdings Berhad (“Bridgecon”). He was also the founder of Bridgecon Engineering Sdn Bhd (“BESB”), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgecon. The track record of BESB was used to list Bridgecon on the Second Board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 16 November 1994.
Tan Sri Dato’ Kok Onn’s exposure in the construction industry began in 1972 and has been involved in the industry for more than 47 years. He has gained extensive knowledge and experience in most aspects of civil and structural engineering schemes with various projects in Malaysia, China, Middle East and South Africa.
Tan Sri Dato’ Kok Onn was also the person who transformed Bridgecon from a pure construction company to activities involving manufacturing and supply of ready mixed concrete, concrete pumping, quarrying, property and resort development and on international aspect where he spearheaded Bridgecon’s venture into three toll expressway operations in the People’s Republic of China.