The Management

DATO' IR. HELMI ZULKAWI

DATO' IR. HELMI ZULKAWI

Managing Director

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.

ABDUL WAHAB ARIFFIN

ABDUL WAHAB ARIFFIN

Chief Financial Officer

Abdul Wahab, 43, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) with more than 15 years of experience in project financial management. Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from University Utara Malaysia (UUM) in year 2000, he first served as Project Accountant for a large construction company with projects all over Malaysia.

He started working in Asian Geos Sdn Bhd in January 2010 as a Management Accountant and he was heavily involved in the financial reporting including to the Gardline group in UK.

He joined Helms in August 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer with current responsibilities including managing the company’s finances, financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping and financial reporting.

MOHD NAJIB M. SANI

MOHD NAJIB M. SANI

Senior Project Manager

Mohd Najib, 39, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology MARA, Malaysia.

He started working as Geotechnical Engineer with Asian Geos Sdn Bhd in 2005, his last position in the company as the Project Manager. He has worked offshore as geotechnical engineer and team leader on numerous offshore geotechnical projects in Europe, Caspian Sea and Asia.

Najib has 15 years of experience in offshore geotechnical operation and management and is currently managing the long term geotechnical projects of Helms Geomarine ensuring all the Clients requirement and project resources are met.

SYAHRIL IKHWAN

SYAHRIL IKHWAN

General Manager

Syahril Ikhwan, 33, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Portland State University, USA and a diploma in Civil Engineering from University of Technology MARA, Malaysia.

He started working in Asian Geos Sdn Bhd in July 2008 and upon obtaining his engineering degree, he first worked with Intecsea WorleyParsons as a Structural/Geotechnical Engineer.

He re-joined Asian Geos in 2012 as a Geotechnical Engineer with his last position in the company as a Senior Commercial Engineer. He has worked onboard getechnical vessels as a geotechnical engineer and team leader throughout South East Asia.

In October 2016 he was transferred to Helms Geomarine as a Technical Manager and took on a leading role to develop the geotechnical capabilities and management of Helms Geomarine including working as team leader for projects in Taiwan and Korea.

He has now assumed the role of General Manager to oversee the day to day management of the Company and to further expand the capabilities of the company.

SHALABI ZULKIFLY

SHALABI ZULKIFLY

Operation Manager

Shalabi, 35, holds a Diploma in Electrical Equipment and Installation Technology from Universiti Kuala Lumpur and has more than 9 years of experience in offshore geotechnical survey and ROV operations.

He joined Helms Geomarine in November 2019 and takes the role to lead the operational activities of the company and providing technical support for the CPT operations.

His practical experience in CPT and ROV operation as well as operation management experience will contribute to the company’s capability in providing efficient and safe geotechnical survey operations.

NAZRIN RIDHWAN

NAZRIN RIDHWAN

Strategic Assets Manager

Nazrin Ridhwan, 30, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, USA and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from University of Technology MARA, Malaysia.

His current responsibilities include the management and supervision of Seabed and Downhole CPT and Vibcocore. He received a special training onboard the MV Flatholm in the UK and has been leading the Seabed CPT and vibrocoring project operations.

His current role is the leading the construction and fabrication of the LARS system for Seabed CPT & Vibrocore operations and geotechnical laboratory.

SITI SALWA SAMIGIN

SITI SALWA SAMIGIN

Engineering Manager

Siti Salwa, 31, holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the same university.

She began her career in early 2012 with Asian Geos as geotechnical engineer and later promoted to senior engineer. She joined Helms Geomarine in August 2018. She has worked offshore as a geotechnical engineer on numerous geotechnical investigations projects throughout Southeast Asia.

She is now leading the Engineering Department and responsible for the geotechnical engineering analysis, software development and QA/QC of offshore in-situ test data.

AHMAD KHAIRUDDIN

AHMAD KHAIRUDDIN

Lead Geotechnical Engineer

Khairuddin, 33, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology MARA, Malaysia.

He began his geotechnical career with Asian Geos in early 2012 and served as Geotechnical Engineer onboard geotechnical vessels throughout South East Asia.

He joined Helms Geomarine in August 2018 and was assigned as team leader for projects in Taiwan and Indonesia. His current role is supporting the project management of the company.

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