Dato’ Helmi, 56, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University, USA and an MBA from Cranfield University, UK. He is a also registered Professional Engineer (PE) with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.
Before Helms Geomarine, Dato’ Helmi was the founder and Managing Director of Asian Geos Sdn Bhd and prior to that he was the Executive Director of Teknik Lengkap Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Crest Petroleum Berhad (now Sapura Energy). While at Crest Petroleum, he was also a director of TL Geotechnics, TL Geohydrographics, PT. Rinjanisakti Jayatama, Boustead-TL and Tioman Driilling. During his time with Asian Geos, he was a director of various group companies including Asian Geos (S) Pte Ltd, Asia Geos Singapore, Asian Geos Labuan, PT. Asian Geos and Gardline Egypt SA.
Dato’ Helmi, a founder and majority shareholder of Helms, has been active in the international geotechnical engineering and geophysical survey business for over 30 years.