MANAGEMENT TEAM


LEONG KIT MAY
Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director
Age: 43
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 started her career in the audit industry with Ernst & Young, where she gained audit and accounting experience. In 2001, she joined the UOA group of companies and was involved in various areas of the group’s property operations such as development, construction and investment. She was also involved in the successful listing of UOA REIT in 2005.

In 2006, Kit May joined ARMB and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. In the same year, she spearheaded the project of converting Axis-REIT into the first Islamic Office/Industrial REIT in Malaysia. She continued to assume greater management responsibilities, and in November 2011, was appointed to the Board of the Manager as an Executive Director. As part of the Board’s succession plans, Kit May was groomed to become Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of ARMB. In preparation for this, she took on the position of Chief Operating Officer of ARMB in 2015, before assuming the role of CEO on 1 January 2016.

Kit May continues to lead Axis-REIT to new heights, as the Fund extends its position as a leading owner, manager and developer of industrial properties in Malaysia. Recent notable achievements include the Fund’s successful foray into property development in 2016, which has since seen the completion and handover of two ‘built-to-lease’ projects, with a third underway, and slated for completion in 2020.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIPS IN 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
Age: 42
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 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 CEO 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 to 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

JACKIE LAW
Head of Real Estate
Age: 55
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

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Jackie is responsible for the real estate management strategies and operations of Axis-REIT’s property portfolio. As the Head of Real Estate, she leads the Fund’s portfolio management and leasing functions, including overseeing its property management functions, covering tenant care, retention, loyalty and satisfaction. She also assists the CEO in the evaluation of potential acquisitions.

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 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: 41
Gender: Female
Nationality: Malaysian
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 Companies Commission of Malaysia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

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, 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: 33
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

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

  • Certified Practising Accountant, Australia

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Kee Hong leads the Investments team, where his primary responsibility is to source and secure new investments for Axis-REIT, building a robust pipeline of suitable potential acquisition targets for the Fund.

He 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, and thereafter 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.

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, Investments & Investor Relations
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Nationality: Malaysian
Date first appointed as key senior management personnel: 1 January 2016

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Law (LLB), University of Manchester

  • MSc in Marketing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Tze Wee joined ARMB in July 2014. As part of the Investments team that is responsible for sourcing 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
Age: 45
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 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
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Nationality: Malaysian

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate Diploma in Valuation, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

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

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Selina is the registered owner of Axis Property Services, the appointed Property Manager of Axis-REIT 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 (“AFM”) in the provision of property management services to Axis-REIT. These range from property maintenance and management to 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
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Real Estate Management, Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College

  • Graduate Member, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia

  • Certified International Project Manager, International Academy of Project Management

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

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Siva Shankar 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
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Nationality: Malaysian

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

Yen Fern is responsible for project management, planning, costing and enhancement work for the properties in AxisREIT’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 AFM, 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