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Trust Management Team
DATO’ HISHAM BIN OTHMAN
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Please refer to Dato' Hisham's profile under the section on The Board of Directors.
ZALILA BINTI MOHD TOON
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Please refer to Zalila's profile under the section on The Board of Directors.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Zarina has been with the Hektar Group of Companies since 2002 and was part of the management team responsible for the listing of Hektar REIT on Bursa Malaysia in December 2006. She is responsible for corporate affairs, of which legal and secretarial make up the main areas and provides support in the area of Finance. She is the designated Compliance Officer under the Capital Market Services Licence (CMSL) granted to REIT Managers. She was formerly with the United Engineers Malaysia Berhad (“UEM”) Group of Companies for 9 years where she was initially involved in project management at Faber Hotels Holdings which culminated in the conversion of a series of Faber owned properties under the “Merlin” brand name to “Sheraton”. She then became Head of Corporate Affairs and Business Development in Prolink Development Sdn Bhd, the UEM Group’s subsidiary responsible for the development of Nusajaya. Her notable experience at Prolink included the implementation of corporate land sales to the value of over RM1 billion and the successful restructuring of Prolink’s debt obligations under Danaharta. She then moved on to head the Business Development unit at OptixLab Sdn Bhd and was mainly responsible for strategic marketing and sourcing and implementation of ICT related investments.
Zarina holds two Honours degrees in separate disciplines. She graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance and also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London.
KHAIRUL AZIZAN BIN AHMAD
General Manager, Finance
Khairul Azizan is responsible for the finances of Hektar REIT and provides support in areas of accounting, taxation, corporate finance and treasury. Prior to joining Hektar, he served MISC Berhad in various capacities from 2008. His last position was as Senior Manager, Finance Services where he took on the role of financial controller of its chemical tankers and tank terminals businesses leading the finance, planning, projects and joint venture (JV) management functions and activities supporting and advising these businesses. He was also part of the finance committee of its tank terminal JV that successfully constructed and commissioned an oil storage terminal in Johor which received its first cargo in 2012, refinanced its 500 million loan in 2013 and listed an international terminal company on the New York Stock Exchange as a master limited partnership in 2014. Subsequent to that, Khairul was with the Renong (now UEM) Group from 1996 primarily in the areas of finance and corporate services at its head office as well as at its group companies in varying industries. He was the Financial Controller of Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd, an e-commerce service provider, until 2008. Khairul holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Senior Manager, Legal
Martin Chen provides support in the areas of legal and secretarial compliance in relation to the portfolio of Hektar REIT.
Prior to joining the corporate world, Martin was in legal practice as an Advocate and Solicitor with the law firms Jeyaratnam & Chong and subsequently Zul Rafique & Partners, one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. At Zul Rafique & Partners, he was with the Property Practice Group and has advised local, multinational and international corporations in land and property matters, and joint land development agreements. In terms of banking matters, he has acted for both lenders as well as borrowers in respect of corporate and retail loans. Martin also has considerable knowledge and experience in strata management matters and has advised clients in the incorporation of joint management bodies and management corporations. He has previously served as a committee member in joint management bodies for commercial and residential strata buildings in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka.
Martin graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and holds a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) from the Legal qualifying Board, Malaysia. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2002. Martin is currently a member of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association.
Senior Manager, Strategy
Melaine Ong is responsible for Hektar REIT’s investor relations, risk management and supports in areas of strategy and business development, which carries out research and analysis on Hektar REIT.
Melaine graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Accounting and Finance. She also holds a Certificate of Investor Relations from the IR Society (UK).
Property Management Team
KHAIRUL ARIFFIN IBRAHIM
Chief Operating Officer
Khairul Ariffin is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Hektar Property Services Sdn Bhd. He has 17 years of working experience in various aspects of change and quality management practices. He is passionate about continuous improvement and has had great success in deploying change and quality improvement programs at Airasia Bhd when he was the Regional Head of Performance Improvement. Prior to joining Hektar, he was with SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd, holding several roles and positions in quality and Risk Management with his last being the Senior Manager of the Transformation Program Office.
He graduated from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting.
Chief Leasing Officer
Jacky Tan is responsible for the Leasing and Marketing activities for Hektar Group malls. He has been in the industry for the past 15 years and was involved in various retail projects from planning to leasing and tenant management starting with The Curve @ Mutiara Damansara in 2002 and Heritage Village @ The Mines in 2005, spearheading group leasing for Hektar Group (Mahkota Parade, Subang Parade and Wetex Parade) from 2009 to 2012, revamp and repositioning of Avenue K in 2012, planning and leasing for One City @ USJ 25 in 2015 and KSL City Mall in Klang in 2016. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Major in Marketing) from the University of Coventry, United Kingdom.
General Manager, Business Development
Group Leasing and Marketing
Sabrina has been in the industry for 7 years in which she had gone through various departments in shopping center management. She plays a key role in the direction and implementation of leasing and marketing strategies of Hektar Reit. She also contributes to the concept and planning for several projects including revamping and expansion exercises as well as new projects. Sabrina graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (BA, Hons) in Retail Management from LimKokWing University and completed Master of Science (MSc) in Management from University of Warwick, UK. She also holds a Diploma in Fashion and Retail from LimKokWing University.