KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM


LEONG KIT MAY
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
AGE: 47
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
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

  • Registered Property Manager with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

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

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIPS IN PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS

Axis REIT Sukuk Berhad

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS/APPOINTMENTS/INVOLVEMENTS

  • Current Chairman of Malaysian REIT Managers Association (MRMA)

  • Industry Adviser for BSc Real Estate Programme, University of Reading Malaysia

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • KSI Malaysian Property Icon Leadership Award 2023

  • Best of the Breeds REITS Awards 2023: Best CEO (Asia Pacific) - Platinum

  • The Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2020: Best CEO (Malaysia)

  • MIRA Investor Relations Awards 2020: Best CEO for IR

NIKKI NG
Chief Financial Officer
AGE: 46
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
DATE FIRST APPOINTED AS KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL: 1 June 2012

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

  • MIA Qualifying Examination

  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants

  • Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Nikki has more than 20 years of working experience in the property, real estate and corporate sectors, focusing on financial accounting and reporting, as well as strategic planning.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ARMB, she leads the Finance Team, driving its treasury and capital management, financial reporting, credit control, as well as budgetary control functions. She also works closely with the CEO on matters related to corporate finance and regulatory compliance.

Nikki joined ARMB as an Accountant in 2008 and was subsequently redesignated as the Head of Credit Control in 2012. She was promoted to the position of Financial Controller in 2016 and assumed her current position as CFO in 2017.

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

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIPS IN PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS

None

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • Best of the Breeds REITS Awards 2023: Best CFO (Asia Pacific) - Platinum

  • The Best of the Breeds REITs Awards 2020: Best CFO (Malaysia)

JACKIE LAW
Head of Real Estate
AGE: 59
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
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 in Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

  • Registered Property Manager with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Jackie is responsible for Axis-REIT’s real estate management strategies and the operations of its property portfolio. As the Head of Real Estate, she leads the Fund’s portfolio management and leasing functions, overseeing its property management operations which include tenant care, retention, loyalty, and satisfaction. She also supports the CEO in evaluating potential property acquisitions and divestments, asset enhancement initiatives, and development projects.

Jackie works closely with the Property Manager of Axis-REIT to ensure that the Fund has a well-maintained property portfolio that is competitively positioned in the property market.

She has extensive experience in real estate management and operations, including marketing, lease management, project management, and facilities management. She has served in several administrative roles within 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

REBECCA LEONG
Company Secretary & Head of Compliance
AGE: 45
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
DATE FIRST APPOINTED AS KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL: 1 November 2016

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators)

  • Chartered Secretary, The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA)

  • Practising Certificate Holder of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM)

  • Chartered Governance Professional (CGP)

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Rebecca joined ARMB in 2016 as the Company Secretary and Head of Compliance. She is responsible for all corporate compliance matters of ARMB and Axis-REIT. She also assists the CEO in corporate legal matters, internal audit, and risk management, working closely with the appointed legal solicitors and internal auditors.

Prior to this, Rebecca had already served as ARMB’s external Company Secretary since 20 April 2006, in her capacity as Vice-President at 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. She also acted as the Chartered Secretary of companies under her care during her tenure with Archer.

Before joining Archer, Rebecca was attached to Signet & Co Sdn Bhd, another 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

TAN KEE HONG
Head of Investments
AGE: 37
GENDER: Male
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
DATE FIRST APPOINTED AS KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL: 17 July 2019

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants

  • Certified Practising Accountant, Australia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Kee Hong leads the Investments Team, where he is responsible for the execution of the Fund’s portfolio strategy, with a focus on its core industrial property assets. This encompasses sourcing, evaluating and securing new potential investments to build a robust pipeline of suitable acquisition and development targets for the Fund, and considering divestment possibilities in anticipation of changing market priorities.

Kee Hong built the foundation of his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, and gained experience in the REIT sector through his initial stint with ARMB in 2011 as an Accountant. He was promoted to the position of Finance Manager at ARMB in 2013. Thereafter, he joined S P Setia Berhad as its Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Manager, before moving on to a business development role as a Corporate Strategy Senior Manager for Agile Motion Sdn Bhd in 2015.

Kee Hong rejoined ARMB as Head of Investments in July 2019.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIPS IN PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS

None

CHAN TZE WEE
Senior Manager, Investor Relations and Business Development
AGE: 44
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
DATE FIRST APPOINTED AS KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL: 1 January 2016

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  • MSc in Marketing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Institute

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Tze Wee leads ARMB’s business development ventures, where she is responsible for identifying and leveraging on strategic opportunities in untapped segments within the business space market to drive the Fund’s growth.

Her key responsibilities include the identification, evaluation and completion of asset acquisitions with a focus on non-industrial properties, seeking prospects through engagements with 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.

Prior to joining ARMB in July 2014, Tze Wee worked in the advertising industry, at Saatchi & Saatchi and the Ogilvy Group. Subsequently, she joined Malaysia Property Incorporated as Vice President of Investment Promotions, where she established the company’s 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

AWARDS RECEIVED

MIRA Investor Relations Awards 2021: Best IR Professional (Mid Cap)

LOW AY KEEAN
Human Resource Manager
AGE: 49
GENDER: Female
NATIONALITY: Malaysian
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

Ay Keean is responsible for the full spectrum of human resource, office administration, and information technology (IT) functions at ARMB. These encompass manpower, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training, employee welfare, industrial relations matters, and general office administration. She also oversees the IT systems of ARMB, working closely with the outsourced IT service provider to ensure a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, effective preventive maintenance and security systems, as well as timely technical support.

Prior to joining ARMB, she had served in the human resource departments of several public and private organisations, including Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Kurihara and Cybervision Sdn Bhd.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIPS IN PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS

None