The Management

DATO' IR. HELMI ZULKAWI

DATO' IR. HELMI ZULKAWI

Managing Director

Dato’ Helmi, 56, holds a Civil Engineering degree 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.

Before HELMS, 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 nearly 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 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 Operations Manager. He has worked offshore as geotechnical engineer and Party Chief on numerous geotechnical investigation projects throughout Southeast Asia onboard geotechnical vessels including the MV Geos and MV Volans.

Najib has over 14 years of experience in offshore geotechnical investigation and is currently managing the 3-year geotechnical investigation contract in Taiwan.

SYAHRIL IKHWAN

SYAHRIL IKHWAN

General Manager

Syahril Ikhwan, 33, holds a 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 offshore as geotechnical engineer and Party Chief on numerous geotechnical investigation projects throughout Southeast Asia onboard geotechnical vessels including the MV Geos, MV Volans and PTSC Surveyor.

Syahril was transferred to Helms Geomarine in October 2016 as a Technical Manager. He has now assumed the role of General Manager to oversee the day to day management 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 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 degree in Civil Engineering from the 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 Flatholm in the UK and has been leading the Seabed CPT and vibro-coring project operations.

He served as a Team Leader onboard geotechnical vessel SV Patra Offshore at offshore Yunlin, Taiwan for EGS/WPD Energy Taiwan Project.

SITI SALWA SAMIGIN

SITI SALWA SAMIGIN

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Siti Salwa, 31, holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering 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 in August 2018. She has worked offshore as a geotechnical engineer on numerous geotechnical investigations projects throughout Southeast Asia. She is now 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 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 including the MV Geos, MV Volans and Geoaltus for projects throughout Southeast Asia.

He joined HELMS in 2018 and served as a Team Leader onboard geotechnical vessel SV Patra Offshore at offshore Yunlin, Taiwan for EGS/WPD Energy Taiwan Project.

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