Datuk Seri (Dr) Michael Yam (Honorary Graduate School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, DUniv)

Datuk Seri (Dr) Michael Yam joined the Board of Paramount Corporation Berhad on 18 February 2010 and was designated as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 February 2014.

Datuk Seri (Dr) Michael Yam has an illustrious career spanning over 37 years in the construction, real estate and corporate sectors. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he helmed two different award winning public listed property companies as Managing Director and CEO. In 2002, he was voted ‘CEO of the Year’ for Malaysia by American Express Corporate Services and Business Times.

After graduating from the University of Westminster, London in Building & Management Studies, he worked with the British Civil Service as well as various other companies in the United Kingdom. Upon his return to Malaysia, he served in companies such as Landmarks Berhad, Peremba Malaysia, Country Heights Holdings Berhad and Sunrise Berhad.

He is currently appointed on the boards of various government incorporated and non-governmental organisations, serving as the Chairman of InvestKL Corporation, Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd, KL Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd, Triterra Sdn Bhd and Metropolitan Lake Development Sdn Bhd.

He was also until recently an independent director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Sunway Berhad and Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad.

Datuk Seri (Dr) Michael Yam is currently the Chancellor of UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Senior Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building, an Adjunct Professor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a trustee of the Standard Chartered Foundation.

He is also the Most Recent Past President and Patron of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia.

In February 2022, Datuk Seri (Dr) Michael Yam was conferred an honorary degree by Heriot-Watt University Malaysia for his contribution and support of empowering lives through education.