MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

 

LEONG KIT MAY
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Malaysian/41/Female

Date first appointed to the Board
15 November 2011

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia
  • Certified Practising Accountant, Australia
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

Working Experience/Occupation
Kit May is the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of ARMB. Details of her work experience are available in the Directors’ Profile section of this report

Present Directorships in other public companies and/or listed issuers

  • Axis REIT Sukuk Berhad

Other Memberships/Appointments/Involvements
Vice Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association


NIKKI NG
Chief Financial Officer
Malaysian/40/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 June 2012

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • MIA Qualifying Examination
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Working Experience/Occupation
Nikki joined ARMB as an Accountant, and was subsequently re-designated as the Head of Credit Control in 2012. She was promoted to the position of Acting Financial Controller in 2015, and thereafter to Financial Controller in the following year. She assumed her current position as the Chief Financial Officer of ARMB on 18 January 2017.

Nikki oversees all the day-to-day operations in the finance department of ARMB, including financial analysis, management reporting, credit control, as well as budgetary control. She works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on matters related to corporate finance, capital management, regulatory compliance and treasury functions.

Before joining ARMB, Nikki was the Finance Manager at Paxelent Corporation Berhad, where she gained exposure in financial management and corporate planning. Prior to that, she was attached to IGB Corporation Berhad for 6 years.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


SIVA SHANKER
Head of Investments
Malaysian/55/Male

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 January 2016

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Estate Agency, Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents Malaysia (“Board of VAEA”)
  • Registered Estate Agent with the Board of VAEA
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia
  • Member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Malaysian Chapter
  • Member of the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents & Property Consultants in the Private Sector (PEPS)

Working Experience/Occupation
Siva is responsible for the investment strategies and property portfolio planning of Axis-REIT. He also oversees the marketing activities of ARMB.

He has over 34 years of experience in the property industry, having worked in both large international property consultancies as well as small local outfits. Siva continues to play an active role in the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, having served as its President for the 2013/2015 term.

Siva is also an accomplished speaker and real estate trainer who speaks at many property seminars and conventions. He contributes a weekly column in the New Straits Times, and is regularly sought after by the press for his views, opinions and analysis of the real estate market.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


REBECCA LEONG
Company Secretary & Head of Compliance
Malaysian/39/Female

Nationality/Age/Gender
Malaysian/38/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 November 2016

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Associate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
  • Practising Certificate Holder of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators

Working Experience/Occupation
Rebecca joined ARMB in 2016 as its Company Secretary and Head of Compliance. She is responsible for the corporate compliance matters of ARMB and Axis-REIT. Prior to this, she had already served as ARMB’s external Company Secretary since 20 April 2006, when she was employed by corporate secretarial firm, Archer Corporate Services Sdn Bhd (“Archer”). During her 12-year tenure with Archer, she handled the corporate secretarial matters for a portfolio of public and private companies where her scope of work ranged from corporate advisory, corporate governance and administration, to corporate compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as listing obligations.

Prior to joining Archer, Rebecca was attached to Signet & Co Sdn Bhd, also a corporate secretarial firm, where she gained her initial exposure and experience in corporate secretarial practice.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


JACKIE LAW
Head of Real Estate
Malaysian/53/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 December 2012

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Facilities Management, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

Working Experience/Occupation
Jackie is responsible for the asset management strategies and operations of Axis-REIT’s property portfolio. As the Head of Real Estate, she leads the REIT’s leasing functions, and is responsible for evaluating potential acquisitions, as well as recommending and implementing asset enhancement initiatives. She works with the Chief Executive Officer on the bidding and lease structuring of the built-to-lease developments. She also oversees the REIT’s property management functions, which include tenant care and services, as well as maximising tenant retention, loyalty and satisfaction.

Jackie has extensive experience in various areas of real estate management and operations, including marketing, lease management, project management and facilities management. She has served in several administrative roles in the Axis group of companies since 1994, in the areas of property development and management.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


LYNN CHIA
Head of Leasing
Malaysian/36/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
15 February 2016

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Business, Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Computing, University of Winnipeg

Working Experience/Occupation
Lynn is responsible for the leasing administration of Axis-REIT’s property portfolio. She works closely with the Head of Real Estate on leasing matters and management of tenant care.

Lynn has 10 years of experience in leasing. Prior to joining ARMB, she was the Leasing Manager at CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust, and Property Acquisition Manager at Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


CHAN TZE WEE
Manager, Investments & Investor Relations
Malaysian/38/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 January 2016

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), University of Manchester
  • Master of Science in Marketing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

Working Experience/Occupation
Tze Wee joined ARMB in July 2014. As part of the Investments team that sources for potential asset acquisitions for Axis-REIT, her key responsibilities include the identification, evaluation and completion of asset acquisitions through engagement with prospective parties such as real estate consultants, property developers, business councils, as well as industry associations. She also heads the Investor Relations department of ARMB, where she is responsible for the investor relations activities of Axis-REIT.

Tze Wee began her career in the advertising industry, working at Saatchi & Saatchi and the Ogilvy Group. Subsequently, she joined Malaysia Property Incorporated as Vice President of Investment Promotions, where she led the formation of the market intelligence division and headed the business development agenda for China and new markets. Before joining ARMB, she spent two years setting up and running the Shanghai office of Workflowww International Limited - a cloud computing software start-up.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


LOW AY KEEAN
Human Resource Manager
Malaysian/43/Female

Date first appointed as key senior management personnel
1 December 2015

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management, Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management

Working Experience/Occupation
Ay Keean is responsible for the full spectrum of human resource and administrative functions in ARMB, which encompass manpower, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training, employee welfare, industrial relations matters and general office administration.
Prior to her employment with ARMB, she had served in the human resource departments of several organisations, including Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Kurihara and Cybervision Sdn Bhd.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None


SELINA KHOR
Property Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust
Malaysian/59/Female

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Associate Diploma in Valuation, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • Registered Valuer and Estate Agent with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia

Working Experience/Occupation
Selina is the registered owner of Axis Property Services, the appointed Property Manager of AxisREIT since 1 January 2007. She is responsible for the management of all properties in Axis-REIT’s portfolio, and works closely with Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd in the provision of property management services to Axis-REIT. These range from property maintenance and management, fit-out projects and enhancement initiatives.

Selina has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry, having been attached to Rahim & Co Chartered Surveyors Sdn Bhd, where she held various roles including registered valuer, estate agent and property manager.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None




SIVA SHANKAR PALANY
Head of Facilities Management,
Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd
Malaysian/45/Male

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Real Estate Management, Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College
  • Certified International Project Manager, International Academy of Project Management

Working Experience/Occupation
Siva Shankar is the Head of Facilities Management of Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd (“AFM”), where he is responsible for the facilities management and operations of all properties in Axis-REIT’s portfolio. He has had over 20 years’ experience in real estate professional services in Malaysia and Brunei, including property management, project management, property due diligence and building code compliance.

Prior to joining AFM in 2011, Siva Shankar was attached to Jones Lang Wootton Malaysia as a Senior Property Manager, and with Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Brunei, as a Real Estate Manager.

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None




LOH YEN FERN
Head of Project Management,
Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd
Malaysian/46/Female

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Construction Economics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia
  • Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

Working Experience/Occupation
Yen Fern is responsible for project management, planning, costing and enhancement work for the properties in Axis-REIT’s portfolio. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction and building industry in Malaysia, where she has specialised in project planning, management, and facilities management.

Prior to joining Axis Facilities Management Sdn Bhd, Yen Fern was attached to Syarikat Pembinaan Woh Heng Sdn Bhd as a Quantity Surveyor, and FSBM Holdings Berhad, where she progressed from being a Business Analyst to become the Head of Business Unit (Properties).

Present Directorships in public companies and/or listed issuers
None