BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

YAM Tunku Dato' Seri Shahabuddin Bin Tunku Besar Burhanuddin
Chairman

YAM Tunku Dato' Seri Shahabuddin Bin Tunku Besar Burhanuddin, age 80, a Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad on 10 August 2007. On 18 September 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, and on 23 October 2007, Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee. Tunku Shahabuddin has a vast and illustrious career in the local administrative and business arena with various roles in multinational companies.

 

 

Chairman

 

Y Bhg Dato' Abas Carl Gunnar Bin Abdullah

Non-Independent Executive Deputy Chairman

Y Bhg Dato’ Abas Carl Gunnar Abdullah, age 56, is a Norwegian and has been a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad since 15 March 2005. On 18 September 2007, he was redesignated as Non-Independent Executive Deputy Chairman.

He graduated with a Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1980 and a Diploma in Marketing from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1981. From 1985 to 1993, he was the Managing Director of Jotun Powder Coatings (M) Sdn Bhd.

 

Abas Carl Gunar

 

Leong Kit May

Chief Executive Officer / Finance Director

Leong Kit May, 39, a Malaysian, is the Chief Executive Officer / Finance Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. Equipped with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT University in Australia, Kit May joined the work force in the late 1990s with Ernst & Young where she gained her audit and accounting experience. She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.

 

Kit May

 

Stephen Tew Peng Hwee

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephen Tew Peng Hwee, age 54 and a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 25 October 2004.

Stephen graduated with a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, in 1982, following which he started his career as a real estate agent and today owns the real estate agency Hectares & Stratas. He is the past president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents and served as a board member of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents from 1998 till 2004.

 

Stephen Tew

 

Y Bhg Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Bin Tan Sri Dato' Mohamed Mansor

Independent Non-Executive Director

Y Bhg Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Bin Tan Sri Dato’ Mohamed Mansor are 47, a Malaysian, has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad since 2006. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

Better known as Datuk Seri FD Iskandar, he is the Group Managing Director / CEO of Glomac Berhad, a main board property company listed on Bursa Malaysia since June 2000.

 

Fateh

 

Alvin Dim Lao

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Alvin Dim Lao, 44, a Filipino national, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director to the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Axis REIT Managers Berhad on 30 December 2011.

He graduated with a degree in information technology and statistics from the University of Western Australia and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to being the Chief Financial Officer of D&L Group, he worked for the Singapore National Computer Board and was also subsequently seconded to the Supreme Court.

 

Alvin

 

Mohd Sharif Bin Hj Yusof

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohd Sharif Bin Hj Yusof, age 76, a Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad on 10 August 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. He is also the Senior Independent Director.

Mohd Sharif is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has had a career spanning both the corporate finance and accounting disciplines. He has served the Selangor State Government (1967-1971) as Senior Accountant in Anglo Oriental Sdn Bhd from 1972-1973 and then joined as Corporate Finance Officer in Bumiputera Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1973-1977. This was followed by a 12-year career as Senior Vice-President and Company Secretary of Manulife Insurance Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as British American Life & General Insurance Company Berhad).

 

Sharif