Dato’ Hisham bin Othman
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Dato’ Hisham Othman is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. He was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2016.
Dato’ Hisham has over 30 years of working experience in various industries. He has held many senior positions in the Renong / UEM Group and in the DRB-Hicom Group. He has led many companies in various industries in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Operating Officer including automotive and real estate. In the real estate sector, he has been involved in the areas of property development, asset management and construction.
Dato’ Hisham holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from University of Western Australia and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University Putra Malaysia. He also holds a Senior Management Certificate from INSEAD of France.
He is a Qualified Risk Director and a member of the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (“IERP”) based in the UK. He possesses a Capital Markets Services Representatives’ License for REITs’ as a Licensed Director for the asset management company of Hektar REIT to carry on regulated activities specified under the Capital Markets and Services Act (“CMSA”).
Dato’ Hisham is also a member of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (“MICG”) and Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).
Dato’ Hisham is the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association (“MRMA”), an organisation aimed at representing the collective interests of the Malaysian real estate investment trusts sector and acts as a platform for the Malaysian REIT managers to engage with the regulatory bodies in proposing changes to the industry to promote its growth.
He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years (traffic offences not relevant).
Executive Director & Chief Corporate Officer
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. As Chief Corporate Officer, she is responsible for the overall Corporate affairs of the Company of which Legal, Secretarial and Human Resource make up the main areas and provides support in the areas 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. She has completed the Women Directors’ programme under the National Institute of Empowerment for Women prior to her appointment as Executive Director on 1 February 2018 and is a member of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association.
She has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years (traffic offences not relevant).
Khairul Azizan bin Ahmad
General Manager, Finance
Khairul 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). He is also a Capital Market Service Representive License (CMSRL) holder under the Capital Markets & Services Act 2007.
General Manager, Business Development & Strategy
Sabrina’s role is to seek opportunities to grow the REIT by identifying new leads and potential new markets. Sabrina monitors market trends, conducts researches and carries out portfolio analysis and supports the strategy department in different areas including investor relations.
Prior to joining the trust management team, Sabrina has been in the industry for 7 years in which she had gone through various departments in shopping center management. She played a key role in leasing and marketing strategies previously. She also contributed 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 Lim Kok Wing University and completed Master of Science (MSc) in Management from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She also holds a Diploma in Fashion and Retail Design from Lim Kok Wing University.
Deputy General 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.
Khairul Ariffin bin Ibrahim
Chief Operating Officer
Khairul Ariffin is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Hektar Property Services Sdn Bhd. He has 18 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 is responsible for the Leasing and Marketing activities for Hektar Group malls. He has been in the industry for the past 16 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, he spearheaded group leasing for Hektar Group (Mahkota Parade, Subang Parade and Wetex Parade) from 2009 to 2012. He also revamped and repositioned Avenue K in 2012, planned and leased 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.