Leong Kit May
Leong Kit May joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad in 2006 where she managed financial and investment portfolios relating to office and industrial "reitable-properties". In 2008, she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer responsible for the financial management of Axis-REIT and, in the same year, she spearheaded the project of converting Axis-REIT into the world's first Islamic office / industrial REIT.
Kit May was appointed to the Axis-REIT Board of Directors as Executive Director in 2011. In the following years of 2012 and 2013, she helped launch Axis-REIT's first Islamic Medium Term Notes (Sukuk) issuance programme of RM300.0 million with two tranches of Sukuk of RM110.0 million and RM155.0 million of nominal value. In late 2014, Kit May upsized the Sukuk issuance programme further by increasing the existing Sukuk Programme size from RM300 million to RM3.0 billion to allow for future issuances. With her vast exposure in Islamic Finance and capital management, she speaks at numerous seminars and conferences in the country.
In 2015, Kit May was promoted to Chief Operating Officer adding onto her responsibilities as Finance Director where she continued to manage financial matters of both the Company and the Fund. Kit May assumes the CEO's role on 1 January 2016. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT University in Australia and joined Ernst & Young in the late 1990s. In 2001, she joined the UOA Group of companies where she was involved in the successful listing of UOA REIT. She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.
Siva Shanker joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad in January 2016 as Head of Investments. He is responsible for the identification, evaluation, due diligence and completion of potential asset acquisitions for the Fund.
Siva qualified with a Diploma in Estate Agency and is a Registered Estate Agent with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of experience in the property industry, having worked in both large international property consultancies as well as small local outfits.
Siva has been an active member of Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents for many years and was President of the Institute for 2013-2015.
Siva is also an accomplished speaker and real estate trainer. He was instrumental in the massive registration exercise for real estate negotiators and was personally responsible for training more than 12,000 negotiators in 2013 and 2014. He also speaks regularly at seminars and conventions both locally as well as overseas.
Jackie Law is the Head of Real Estate of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. She is responsible for Axis-REIT portfolio’s asset management strategies and operations which include leasing, marketing, evaluating potential acquisitions, as well as recommending and analyzing potential asset enhancement initiatives for the portfolio.
In addition, she oversees the property management aspects in the delivery of tenant care and services and has the responsibility to maximize tenant retention, loyalty and satisfaction.
Jackie has extensive experience in various aspects of real estate management and operations spanning marketing, lease management, project management and facilities management. She has served in several administrative roles in the Axis Group since 1994. She holds a Master of Science in Facilities Management from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, and a Certificate in Real Estate Investment and Finance from APREA.
Selina Khor is a member of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agent, Malaysia and the principal of Axis Property Services, the appointed Property Manager of Axis-REIT since 1 January 2007. She is responsible for the management of all the properties in Axis-REIT which includes the building and maintenance management as well as the fit out projects and enhancements. She works closely with the Head of Real Estate on tenant leasing and care, and with the CEO on valuation matters regarding existing and new properties
Selina is a graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where she obtained an Associate Diploma in Valuation. She served at Rahim & Co for 23 years where she was an Executive Director.
Siva Shankar Palany
Siva Shankar is the General Manager of Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd.
He is responsible for heading the Facilities Management division which manages a range of Axis-REIT portfolio facilities across the country by providing strategic, tactical and operational support activities that will ensure the division operates at optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
Siva has more than 19 years of working experience in real estate professional services in Malaysia and abroad. Prior joining Axis-REIT, he worked for Jones Lang Wootton and Brunei Investment Arm (BIA), among others. His experience covers all aspects of property and facilities management, project management and property consultancy.
Siva Shankar holds a Bachelor of Real Estate Management and is also a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM).
Nikki Ng started her career with Axis REIT Managers Berhad as an Accountant on 15 September 2008 and was subsequently re-designated to the position of Head of Credit Control in 2012. She was promoted as Acting Financial Controller in 2015 where her responsibilities involve overseeing all of the day-to-day operations in the finance department, including management reporting as well as budgeting processes.
She also oversees credit control procedures, and develops and implements enhancements. She works closely with the Chief Executive Officer / Finance Director in matters related to corporate finance, capital management, regulatory compliance and also treasury functions. On 18 January 2016, the Board of Directors approved her promotion to Financial Controller.
Before joining Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was the Finance Manager of Paxelent Corporation Berhad where, from 2004, she was involved in financial management and corporate planning. Prior to that, she was with IGB Corporation Berhad where she served for six years.
Nikki holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.
Ong Chiou Yann
Ong Chiou Yann joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad as Finance Manager in September 2015. Her responsibilities include the preparation of monthly and statutory financial statements and she works closely with the Financial Controller on matters related to corporate finance and regulatory compliance.
After she graduated from University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Accounting, she worked with Ernst & Young for four years where she gained experience in auditing. She then joined C.N. Chemicals Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Megachem Limited) as Accountant responsible for statutory reporting and compliance for three years.
She is a member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA), and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Abdul Aziz Abdul Rasheed
Abdul Aziz joined Axis Facilities Management Sdn. Bhd. in May 2013 as Facilities Maintenance and Special Projects Manager. His responsibilities include undertaking asset enhancement initiatives for all properties under the Axis REIT portfolio. This includes refurbishments, major repairs, façade enhancements, energy efficiency management and modernization of equipment. In addition, he is responsible for technical due diligence on potential asset acquisitions.
He has over 14 years experience in project management, both overseas and in Malaysia. Before joining Axis REIT, Abdul Aziz was in the broadcast and communications industry, followed by work in satellite engineering and aviation. He has wide experience in first point of sales, contract management, project execution, vendor management, conflict resolution, tender preparation and business development activities.
Abdul Aziz received his first degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He also holds an MBA from the Imperial Business School, London.
Chan Tze Wee
Chan Tze Wee joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad in July 2014. As the business development lead, she sources for new asset acquisitions through engagement with prospective parties such as real estate consultants, business councils, chambers of commerce as well as industry associations. Her key responsibility involves the identification, evaluation and completion of asset acquisitions for the Fund by working closely with the Head of Investments. On the investor relations front, Tze Wee is responsible for maintaining stakeholder engagement activities through open communication and continuous disclosure with Unitholders, analysts and potential investors.
Tze Wee began her career in the advertising industry in Saatchi & Saatchi and the Ogilvy Group. She was vice president of investment promotions at Malaysia Property Incorporated, where she led the formation of the market intelligence division and headed the business development agenda for China and new markets. Prior to joining Axis- REIT, she spent the last two years setting up and running the Shanghai office of a cloud computing software startup with Workflowww International Limited.
Tze Wee holds a degree in Law (LLB) and a Master's degree in Marketing from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Stacy Cheng was joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad in 2009 as Account Executive. She was promoted to Assistant Accountant on 1 November 2012 and re-designated as Assistant Finance Manager in 2015. Her responsibilities include overseeing the accounts payable procedures. She also works closely with the Finance Manager on preparation of financial statements and property performance analysis and reports directly to the Financial Controller.
Prior to joining Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was attached to ServTouch-Wywy (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Aapico Hitech Public Company Limited) for six years.
She is a graduate from Raffles Education Group, Olympia College, with an Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Institute of Financial Accountants).
Lalitha Anandarajah joined Axis REIT Managers Berhad in May 2013 as the Manager – Marketing and Corporate Services. Her role includes leasing the available spaces within the portfolio, managing tenant relationships and covering all aspects of marketing for Axis-REIT.
Prior to joining the Manager, she worked in the investment promotions team at Malaysia Property Incorporated, an agency under the Economic Planning Unit tasked with promoting Malaysia internationally as a real estate investment destination. She began her real estate career with Zerin Properties, covering research and commercial leasing.
Lalitha graduated from the University of Queensland as a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in International Business and has a Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance from the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).
Loh Yen Fern
Loh Yen Fern is the Senior Project Manager of Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd which she joined in 2011. She is responsible for overseeing the buildings' facilities management, project planning, costing, code compliance and enhancement works for the portfolio.
She has 20 years' working experience in the building construction industry in Malaysia. Prior to joining Axis-REIT, she worked for Syarikat Pembinaan Woh Heng Sdn Bhd which associates with Putrajaya Holdings as a Quantity Surveyor. Later she joined FSBM Holdings Berhad as its Business Analyst and was subsequently promoted to Head of Business Unit-Properties. Her experience covers project planning, project management and facilities management.
She holds a Bachelor of Construction Economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria (RMIT Unviersity).
Low Ay Keean
Low Ay Keean was appointed as HR Manager on 1 December 2015. She is responsible for the full spectrum of human resource functions which encompass manpower, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training, employee welfare and industrial relations.
Prior to her employment with Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was attached to Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Kurihara and Cybervision Sdn Bhd.
She graduated with a Bachelor in Economics from University Putra Malaysia and holds an Executive Diploma in Human Resources from Malaysia Institute of Human Resources.