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 (“CMSRL”) 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”). He is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia.

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.

Zarina Halim

Executive Director & Chief Corporate Officer

Zarina has more than 16 years of experience with the Hektar group, having been part of the founding team in 2002 and part of the management team responsible for the listing of Hektar REIT on Bursa Malaysia in December 2006. In her role as Chief Corporate Officer, she is responsible for the overall corporate and commercial 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.

Prior to Hektar, 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 ICT-related investments.

Zarina graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance (Honours) and also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London. Zarina is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance and Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association. She is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia.

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 Representative License (CMSRL) holder under the Capital Markets & Services Act 2007.

Sabrina Halim

General Manager, Business Development & Strategy

Sabrina is responsible for developing the business and profile of the REIT. She is tasked with developing new business opportunities, including the due diligence and analysis of potential investments for the REIT. Sabrina monitors market trends, conducts market research and carries out portfolio analysis in support of the strategy department. Her scope of work also includes the conduct and direction of investor relations and public relations. Sabrina joined Hektar in 2010 and has spent 8 years in the group, having headed various departments in the property manager. She played a key role in leasing and marketing strategies previously. She also contributed to the concept and planning for several retail projects including revamping and expansion exercises.

Sabrina holds a Diploma in Fashion and Retail Design and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (BA, Hons) in Retail Management from LimKokWing University. She subsequently completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Management from University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Martin Chen

Deputy General Manager, Legal

Martin provides support in the areas of legal and secretarial compliance in relation to the portfolio of Hektar REIT. He has more than 11 years of experience with the group. Prior to this, 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. He is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia.

Syairul Irwan Bin Rased

Senior Manager, Strategy

Syairul is responsible for the strategic planning function for Hektar REIT and assists in conducting due diligence and analysing potential acquisitions, business development initiatives and market research. Prior to joining Hektar, Syairul spent two decades with PLUS where he undertook senior roles in operations and maintenance as well as toll revenue management. Syairul played a key role in the formulation and implementation of strategies to enhance toll revenue and enhance operational efficiency. He was also instrumental in the formulation of PLUS Travel Time Advisory for major festive seasons. Syairul was also a member of the UEM Group Berhad consortium team which bid for the privatization of Turkish highways.

Syairul graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Finance.

Khairul Ariffin bin Ibrahim

Chief Operating Officer

Khairul is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Hektar Property Services Sdn Bhd. He has 19 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 posting 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.

Jacky Tan

Chief Leasing Officer

Jacky is responsible for the Leasing activities for the Hektar portfolio of malls. He has been in the industry for the past 17 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.

Amos Chew

General Manager, Subang Parade

Amos is the General Manager of Subang Parade since 2017. Prior to joining Hektar, he has had extensive experience in the shopping mall business having worked with teams that successfully opened and operated various shopping malls including Cheras Sentral Mall, Freeport A’Famosa Outlet and Amerin Mall, among others. His expertise includes mall management, leasing, marketing, tenant mix strategy, devising operational procedures, facility management, cost optimization and energy management. He started his career at Mitsui & Co., Ltd., where he spent two decades in the sourcing, manufacturing and retailing of garments for luxury brands like Burberry, Krizia and Max Mara.

Amos holds a Certificate in Fashion & Garment Manufacture from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Advanced Diploma in Sales & Marketing from Universiti Malaya. He is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia. Amos also holds a Certified Mall Marketing & Leasing Manager certification from PPK Malaysia.

Mohd Zahiruddin Ahmad

Centre Manager, Mahkota Parade

Zahiruddin is the Centre Manager of Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre. He initially started in 2015 in leasing and marketing. Over the last 4 years, he was responsible in managing the overall function of the shopping centre. Prior to Hektar, Zahiruddin was with the Pavilion group for about 7 years, working in a variety of positions in marketing throughout the organisation. He was the Assistant Marketing Manager at Pavilion KL and was part of the founding team involved in setting up the marketing direction.

Zahiruddin holds a degree in Advertising & Media Management from LimKokWing University of Creative Technology & RMIT Melbourne. He is currently a member of the EXCO of the Melaka Tourism Association.

Genevieve Gan

Centre Manager, Wetex Parade

Genevieve is the Centre Manager for Wetex Parade since 2015 and before that she was the Finance & Administration Manager from 2008 to 2014. She has more than 10 years of experience in the retail industry and is familiar with the market of northern Johor and Melaka. Prior to joining Hektar, she was an accountant for Takaso Rubber Products Sdn Bhd, a company manufacturing rubber products and responsible for the company’s finance operation. She started her career in tax and audit in the accounting practice of KPMG Tax Services Pte Ltd and Stephen McLaren Consultants Pte Ltd in Singapore from 2001 to 2003, and thereafter worked in the audit division of Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd in 2004.

She graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. She is a member of CPA Australia and completed her CPA Program in 2003.

Loong Jee Yung

Centre Manager, Northern Region

Loong is currently in charge of two Hektar Malls in Northern region - Central Square in Sungai Petani and Kulim Central in Kulim. For the past 13 years, he has been involved in property management, in different areas ranging from commercial, residential, hotel and resorts, as well as the retail industry. His knowledge, experience and expertise in building management have been an added value to the team. Prior to Hektar, Loong worked with Sunway Malls at Sunway Carnival, Penang and previously worked with Ireka Corporation and IGB Corporation. He is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia. Loong is also a member of the Malaysia Shopping Mall Association (PPK).

He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Coventry, United Kingdom. He also holds an Advance Diploma in Estate Management from University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Mira Rahman

Head, Group Marketing

Mira is currently the Senior Manager, and head of Group Marketing of Hektar Property Services. She has more than 10 years’ experience in marketing and advertising. Mira is focused on building the brand and developing marketing relationships for the company. Before Hektar, she handled marketing for Suria KLCC. Prior to that, Mira worked with Mayland Properties working in marketing and casual leasing. Mira started her corporate career in an integrated agency, conducting public relations, advertising and events, on behalf of tourism, banking, property and consumer brands in Malaysia.

Mira studied in Multimedia University Malaysia in Information Technology and Business Information Studies before pursuing her passion in marketing.

Abdul Aziz Shaazi

Head, Group Human Resource

Abdul Aziz Shaazi is currently the Head for Group Human Resource. He has almost 28 years of experience focused on human resource in the capacity of operational, strategic and consultancy roles. He previously worked with several GLC related companies within the PNB, Khazanah and MOF group holding senior roles. Amongst those companies were Malaysian Airlines, CCM, DRB-Hicom, IHH Berhad and Malaysian Biotech to name a few.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Public Administration, both from UiTM.

Y.J. Lim

Advisor, Asset Management

YJ contributes towards the strategic planning, investments, financial & asset management, market research and investor communications portfolios for Hektar REIT. He was part of the founding team of Hektar Asset Management and participated in the planning and execution of Hektar REIT’s IPO. He served with the group from 2006 to 2011, re-joining in 2018. In the interim, he consulted independently in asset management, advising clients on investing and managing commercial property portfolios. He has spoken and presented at international investment and real estate conferences and seminars throughout Asia.

YJ previously worked with valuer & real estate consultancy Henry Butcher Malaysia, private equity firm Global Asset Capital (San Francisco) and the Management Consulting Services division of PwC (since acquired by IBM). Over two decades, he has accumulated experiences in investment & fund management, asset & property management and corporate advisory work with start-ups, government entities, private & public-listed, companies, across Malaysia and the United States.

YJ holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University, U.S.A. and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from University of London, U.K.