Datuk Henry Hing
Partner / Executive Chairman
As an entrepreneur, Datuk Henry’s businesses revolve around his two main passions: automobiles and building. With a successful corporate career that spans three decades, he now sits on the board of more than a dozen companies in Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia and overseas.
His interest in property development began over 3 decades ago when he designed and built his own house. He then cut his teeth on the real business of property development by establishing joint ventures with public listed companies in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to build a range of low to mid- and high-end properties.
His first foray into property development as Docomo Development Sdn Bhd was Putra Square, a commercial shoplot project in Putatan in 2002 which was completed well ahead of schedule and set the standard of professional delivery and customer satisfaction for future Docomo projects. To date, his property portfolio includes sold-out residential and commercial developments in Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Kuala Lumpur with a project pipeline spread across the west coast and interior of Sabah.
Datuk Henry’s aspiration is to build better homes and this drive propels and inspires him to be involved in Sabah’s dynamic urbanization programme. His foremost criteria are quality and versatility and his projects reflect his stand. His vision of building physical houses encompasses creating an ambience of joyful living.
The Rise of ‘Hing’ Empire
Angkatan Hebat Sdn. Bhd.
Responding to the unrelenting calls of the Sabah State government to revamp the Angkatan Hebat Group in 2005, Henry returned to the group and put in tireless efforts to turnaround its dismal performance.
Finally in 2010, he and his management team successfully achieved all the KPIs set in place, surpassing all initial projections.
AHSB Group of Companies
Today, Datuk Henry Hing is still a director of AHSB Group of Companies, a company with a paid up capital of RM9,000,000.00 and AHSB currently own a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles.
Malaysia Small Medium Industry Association (SMI) Excellence Awards
In recognition to his remarkable leadership, Henry and his team in AHSB was awarded continuously from 2007 to 2010 by Malaysia Small Medium Industry Association (SMI) for their excellence in performance and stellar growth in the automobile market.
“Entrepreneur Excellence Award”
Among them was the honour of SME100 in 2009, being the highest accolade of the SME Best Overall Award by SMI Malaysia. Henry himself received an “Entrepreneur Excellence Award” in August 2013 spoke volume of his leadership quality and dedication.
Venturing Into Construction Industry
Henry took on the construction industry serendipitously during a leave of absence from his tenure at Angkatan Hebat in 2002, he was invited to take up a stake in Warisan Upaya Sdn. Bhd. to build the Putra Square shophouses in Putatan, Kota Kinabalu.
When this project was successfully completed ahead of time, it marked Henry’s firm foothold in the construction industry.
While making milestones in the automobile sector, Henry’s involvement in the building industry has not halted after his return to AHSB.
Sino Borneon Construction Sdn. Bhd.
His company, Sino Borneon Construction Sdn. Bhd. moved into upmarket property development in 2010 with the construction of 14 units of semi-detached houses and 2 units of bungalows at the Penampang Lintas area.
The project, named Putra Villa or better known as the House of Eight, is the first of its kind in Malaysia, where every houses feature the number “8”.
Docomo Development Sdn. Bhd.
Another company of his, Docomo Development Sdn. Bhd. launched a prestigious housing project in the strategically located Penampang area in March 2013, where 144 units of high-end contemporary designed landed residences and shop lots will be taking shape.
In the pipeline
More project launches in Penampang, Kinarut, Sipitang, Keningau as well as other potential development in Sabah and elsewhere.
Combining Resources & Forming Strategic Partnership
1Sentul Condominium Project @ Peninsular Malaysia
In Kuala Lumpur, Henry has a stake in the 1Sentul Condominium project.
Having been invited by fellow experienced and committed counterparts as a shareholder in Zalam Builders Sdn. Bhd., a company which name has been established in the industry for over 30 years, Henry’s considerable expertise in the industry successfully helped the team add a new landmark to the prime location of Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
The project was completed in 2010 and the aggregate GDV of the 284 units condo exceeded the benchmark of RM90,000,000.00.
Buyout of Malaysia’s No.1 Metal Doors Manufacturer
It’s hard not to acknowledge another significant achievement of Henry when Peninsular Malaysia is mentioned. Several years ago, Henry led the management buyout (MBO) of Selangor-based Metaframe Sdn. Bhd., becoming its substantial shareholder.
The company has since become Malaysia’s no. 1 manufacturer of metal doors and door frames, fireproof doors and security doors. Among its impressive clientele were KLCC, KLIA and Istana Negara.
Henry then divested his shares to his long-time friends and partners, achieving his goal to help his friends in this MBO exercise and grow the company.
Involvement In Various Association and Board Members
Datuk Henry is held in high esteem in the corporate world, not least because of his stewardship of the Angkatan Hebat Group and several other companies, but also because of his involvement in the business fraternity.
Various Chairman positions
- Advisor of the Sabah Hainan Association
- Chairman of the Automotive Technical Advisory Committee for Kolej Yayasan Sabah
- Chairman of the Automotive Technical Advisory Committee for Riam Institute of Technology, Miri, Sarawak.
On the social front
Datuk Henry Hing is also no less respected on the social front.
- Chairman of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, Shan Tao High School
- Advisor of Hainan Association
- Founder and President of Sabah Land Rover Club
- Henry is also active in a number of other associations
- and the full list of which can be seen in the table below.
CURRENT SOCIAL ACTIVITIES/ASSOCIATION
|Sabah Land Rover Club||Founder, President||2016 - Current|
|Shan Tao High School||Chairman Board of Governor||2011 - Current|
|Sabah Hainan Association||Advisor||2010 - Current|
|Kolej Yayasan Sabah||Chairman (Automotive Technical Advisory Committee)||2008 - Current|
|Riam Institute Of Technology, Miri, Sarawak||Chairman (Automotive Technical Advisory Committee)||2007 - Current|
PAST SOCIAL ACTIVITIES/ASSOCIATION
|Sabah Taekwondo Association||Secretary General||1978 - 1980|
|BIMP-EAGA Sabah Council||Council Member||1996 - 1998|
|Shan Tao High School Board of Governor||Member||1997 - 2010|
|Sabah Hainan Association, K.K.||Vice President||2002 - 2010|
|Sabah Archery Association||Deputy President||2007 - 2010|
|Ministry of Human Resources (JPK Programme)||Auditor (Automotive Industry)||2008 - 2010|
|Shan Tao High School Management Board||Vice Chairman||2009 - 2010|
|Malaysia Small Medium Industry Association (SMI) - Sabah||Chairman (Sabah)||2009 - 2012|
Launching of Sabah Land Rover Club (2016)
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD (2006)
Angkatan Hebat Sdn. Bhd. – First in Asia to receive the internationally acclaimed IMI Award as Fleet Management Provider and Brass Plaque for workshop excellence.
As a member of the prestigious IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry), UK, AHSB are among the privileged few recognised worldwife for high standards, training and professionalism in the motor industry.
Achieving the Stamp of Quality: ISO Award (2006)
BS EN ISO 9001:2000 – Quality Management Systems (click to enlarge)
SME PHOENIX AWARD (2007)
After experiencing a major corporate setback, Angkatan Hebat Sdn. Bhd. have successfully recovered – and surpassing all past performance records. AHSB achieved greater heights, and maintained at high standards, through performances based on KPI. The Phoenix Award is awarded to recognise such achievement and milestone.
Invitees or nominees would have experienced either major financial set-back but recovered and excel or managed to reinvent themselves during corporate crisis and continued to excel.
As the legend goes, when the phoenix resurrects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before. – Danielle Laporte
SME GOVERNMENT-LINKED ENTERPRISE EXCELLENCE AWARD (2008)
Angkatan Hebat Sdn. Bhd. is proud to be the winner of the award that brings honour not only to the company but to Sabah, our beloved state. Our journey towards greater heights is made possible because of great team spirit and a shared goal – excellence.
The national SME Government-Linked Enterprise Excellence Award, bestowed on fully or semi corporatised GLC agencies or corporations that continue to excel.
SME Rising Star Award (2008)
Success comes with commitment and perseverance. AHSB Rentacar Sdn. Bhd. is geared towards creating more milestones as we embark on the road to excellence.
The national SME Rising Star Award, in recognition of young SMEs which have displayed great potential to become successful players in the local and international marketplace.
SME 100 FAST MOVING COMPANY AWARD (2009)
Angkatan Hebat Sdn. Bhd. wins the SME100: Malaysia’ Fast Moving Companies Award. Organised by SME Magazine, Malaysia’s best selling business magazine, the award is given in recognition of excellence in performance, best practices and innovation among small and medium enterprises in Malaysia.
SME100 is an Annual Recognition Award programme which recognised the achievements of Malaysia’s Small and Medium Enterprises, and provides a platform for these SMEs to compete globally.
Achieving Another Quality Award: The ISO Award For Environment Management System (2009)
For our going green endeavours, Angkatan Hebat Services Sdn. Bhd. was award the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System in the Provision of Automobile Repair and Services category. This is a solid endorsement from Moody International. The institution that sets the international benchmark for environmental compliance.
SME BEST OVERALL AWARD (2010)
Achieving another milestone in their “10 Goals to March 10”, at the final year, AHSB wins the most coveted, creme de la crème, the “SME Best Overall Award”
The National SME Best Overall Award, bestowed on highly and equally performed non-listed SMEs in every aspect of their corporate performances.
Switching industry, and moving forward
… with a mixed feeling of sorrowful and excitement, I am closing my chapter in the automotive industry and pursuing my other passion, which is property development.
“…a company that I have set up 10 years ago and has grown to a size that require my greater presence and focus.”
“My aim for this company is to play an active role in the Sabah urbanization program and to bring about a high quality and yet affordable homes to all.”