Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad

Executive Council

Y. Bhg Dato Bill C. P. Ch'ng
Chairman of Executive Council Founder of APTEC

Dato' Bill, aged 74, a Malaysian, was appointed CEO of the Company on 29th December 2004. He retired as CEO on 19th December 2013 and appointed as chairman of the Executive council with effect of 19th December 2013

He has risen to architectural prominence as the first Asian partner/architect of James Cubitt & Partners in the design of the of the first largest University Teaching Hospital and University of Malaya Medical campus in the 1960s.

In 1971, he started his own architectural firm and won two 1st prizes in two architectural competitions in Malaysia and Singapore.

He mooted and envisaged the Genting Highland Casino Resort in Malaysia in 1965 to the First Prime Minister of Malaysia and as a much needed tourist economic generator. In 1972, his firm was engaged in drawing up the first master-plan of Sentosa Island (formerly known as "Blankang Mati" into a future holiday tourism and golf resort. Both these project are today great success stories.

He left a successful architectural practice in 1983 to thrive as an entrepreneur/developer.

In 1984, he was invited by the Fujian government of the Peoples' Republic of China as volunteer/adviser to attract investors into Fujian China and was granted the "special permit" by the Malaysian government. His advisory role soon extended to other provinces and cities in China.

A significant project of note in China was his involvement in the preparatory implementation of Daya Bay Nuclear power Plant in Guangdong in 194-1985. Between 1984 and 1989, he travelled widely around China to many provinces and cities as far as Inner Mongolia meeting with mayors, governors, party secretaries and ministers including giving lectures to officials and promoting foreign investment and introducing technology transfer into Fujian, Guangdong, Shanghai and Beijing.

In his 23 years living and working in China, Hong Kong and overseas he has accumulated vast knowledge and experiences which has brought him fame and successes.

He returned to Malaysia in 2004 with the view of retirement but was appointed by YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan to become an advisor in the Company. The Company was in bad shape. He landed to be the sole "white-knight" to save the Company from the brink of bankruptcy.

In 2005 Dato' Bill was made the new CEO. He needed to create "added-value" on the two defunct assets and overcome heavy losses.

It dawned upon him an idea of creating Johor into another "Shenzhen Economic Success Story" to the government of Malaysia. The "visionary concept" of Asia Pacific Trade and Expo City (APTEC) was introduced to the government to capitalize the natural strategic geographic advantage of Johor being in close proximity to Singapore in exemplifying the Similarity of "Hong Kong-Shenzhen" economic advantages. Iskandar Malaysia (Special Economic Zone) was announces in November 2006 by the government.

APTEC propagates a "new silk road" encompassing China-ASEAN's established manufacturing "powerhouses" to become a sustainable supply and procurement chain to the market of 600 million consumers in ASEAN and in connecting India, Middle-East, Africa and Europe with vast potential.

APTEC's vision in narrowing the wealth-disparity gap by withcreating opportunity of increasing household-income while at the same time also reducing inflation is Dato' Bill's dream of corporate social responsibility and giving backto society.

Dato' Bill has been a well sought speaker in numerous economic forums and seminars in Malaysia, Singapore and China on the topics of housing, economic, aged-retirement and promotion of regional collaborative partnerships.

Dato' Bill's Qualifications and Achievements:-

  • Past Honorary Treasurer of Malaysia Institute of Architects (PAM);
  • Member of the Board of Malaysia-China Business Council;
  • Malaysia-Republic of Korea Business Council;
  • Malaysia-UAE Business Council;
  • Malaysia-Thailand Business Council;
  • Member of the 1st Standing Committee of the Overseas Chinese Fraternity Association of Guanzhou Fijian PRC;
  • Awarded "Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneur 2009";
  • A Bachelor of Architect (NSW) Australia;
  • Fellow of Royal Australian Institute of Architects (FRAIA);
  • Associate of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA);
  • Associate of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (APAM).

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