Dato’ Helmi, 57, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University, USA and an MBA from Cranfield University, UK. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.
Having started his career in offshore geotechnical investigation in 1989, he became the Executive Director of Teknik Lengkap Sdn Bhd (TL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crest Petroleum Berhad (now Sapura Energy) in year 2000. While at Crest Petroleum, he was also a director of TL Geotechnics, TL Geohydrographics, Boustead-TL and Tioman Drilling. He left TL in 2003 to start own company called Asian Geos Sdn Bhd (AG). In 2011, he formed a joint venture with Gardline Geosciences Limited, UK resulting in his company Helms Geomarine taking over majority control of AG in Malaysia. He was the Managing Director of AG and a director of various group companies including Asian Geos (S) Pte Ltd, Asia Geos Singapore Pte Ltd, Asian Geos Labuan, PT. Asian Geos and Gardline Egypt S.A. He left AG in 2016 to activate Helms Geomarine as a geotechnical survey operator on its own right.
Dato’ Helmi has been active in the international geotechnical engineering and geophysical survey business for over 32 years.