Helmy, a Malaysian, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He attended and completed the Harvard Business School – ASEAN Senior Management Development Program (“ASMDP”) in July 2018.
He first joined Malakoff in 1994 as a Chemical/Performance Engineer at the 1303 MW Segari Energy Ventures (“SEV”) Combined Cycle Power Plant where he was involved in the design review and commissioning of the plant. Over the years, he was promoted within the core O&M team for the plant. Whilst holding the post of Assistant Operation Manager, he was redeployed to Malakoff’s HQ into the then newly set up, Technical Services Group (“TSG”) as its Senior Manager, to provide technical and commercial support to all Malakoff’s plants for strategic medium and long-term areas.
Helmy left Malakoff in 2001 to join a small team that founded Rangkai Positif Sdn. Bhd. (“RPSB”), a company that spearheaded the development of the 3 x 700 MW Coal-Fired TBPP. At RPSB he contributed to the successful development of the project up to securing its Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) and Financial Close (“FC”).
When Malakoff acquired TBPP in 2006, he opted to leave RPSB and joined Jimah Energy Ventures (“JEV”) which was the Special Project Vehicle (“SPV”) for the development of a 2 x 700 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant in Negeri Sembilan. He was among the core team that successfully delivered JEV’s PPA and FC, within time and targeted cost. He left JEV as General Manager after 2 years of its commercial operations in 2012 to set up Fergana Resources Sdn. Bhd. as its Director of Origination. He re-joined Malakoff in 2012 as a Vice President Technical/Commercial in the Ventures Division.
In 2017, he was promoted as the Head of Business Development under the Ventures Division. In 2019, he was reassigned as the Head of Strategy & Investment Management Division where he also oversees strategy, investment monitoring and international assets.