Our People

Meet Our Team

Chan Wai Leo

Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director
Male/Malaysian/Aged 49
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 1 April 2022
TENURE OF DIRECTORSHIP: 1 Year and 1 Month
MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD COMMITTEE(S)
  • Nil
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”)
  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr Chan began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., Malaysia (now known as Ernst & Young Malaysia). During his tenure, he handled various audit and transaction advisory engagements. In January 2003, he joined Pacific Star Group (Singapore) as Group Accountant, followed by Citibank Berhad as Assistant Vice-President, Financial Control, Global Consumer Banking, overseeing accounting and financial reporting.

In 2006, he joined AXIS Development Sdn Bhd as a Senior Finance Manager and later moved to Axis REIT Managers Berhad in August 2008, where he played key roles in business development, investor relations, and property investment strategies in managing Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (“Axis REIT”), listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

From 2016 until 2021, Mr Chan left Axis REIT to become the Chief Operating Officer of AREA Management Sdn Bhd (“AREA”), leading the development of AREA Logistics. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in October 2020 and tasked with overseeing Compass IP Sdn Bhd, a joint venture focused on developing a 220-acre industrial park, between the shareholders of AREA, entities of Permodalan Nasional Berhad and KWEST Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)). He also co-founded Alpha REIT Managers Sdn Bhd with shareholders of AREA, the manager of Alpha REIT, a Shariah-compliant unlisted REIT focusing on education and education-related assets. During his tenure in AREA, he acted as Director of Alpha REIT Managers Sdn Bhd and AREA EduReit Sdn Bhd (holding company of Alpha REIT Managers Sdn Bhd). He left AREA Group in November 2021 to join the Manager.

Throughout his career, Mr Chan has gained extensive experience in auditing, finance, property development, and REIT management. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in the success of the organisations he has been involved with.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS
  • Nil
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WITH DIRECTORS OF THE MANAGER AND/OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE MANAGER, AND/OR MAJOR UNITHOLDER OF AME REIT
  • Nil
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AT 10 MAY 2023
Interest In AME REIT

Direct unitholding of 400,000 units in AME REIT

Conflict of interests with the Manager and/or AME REIT

Saved as disclosed the Annual Report 2023, Mr Chan does not have any conflict of interest with the Manager and/or AME REIT.

Conviction for Offences

Mr Chan does not have conviction of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) in the past 5 years and he does not have any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 March 2023.

Liow Jing Hong

Finance Manager
Male/Malaysian/Aged 33
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Fellow Member of the ACCA
  • Chartered Accountant of the MIA
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr Liow has more than 10 years of working experience in finance, accounting, and audit. Mr Liow is the Finance Manager of the Manager and is responsible for overseeing the Manager’s and AME REIT’s overall accounting and financial matters.

Mr Liow commenced his career as an Account Assistant in Marcus Ching & Associates in July 2011, and was subsequently promoted to the position of Audit Semi Senior in January 2013. Mr Liow left Marcus Ching & Associates in July 2013 to join KPMG Malaysia as an Audit Associate. Mr Liow progressed smoothly from an Audit Associate to Audit Senior Associate, Audit Assistant Manager and Audit Manager in January 2015, January 2016 and January 2018 respectively, before he left KPMG Malaysia in January 2019. In March 2019, Mr Liow joined AME Construction Sdn Bhd as a Corporate Accountant. He was then promoted to the position of Finance Manager in January 2021. In May 2022, Mr Liow was transferred from AME Construction Sdn Bhd to the Manager to his current position as the Finance Manager.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS
  • Nil
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WITH DIRECTORS OF THE MANAGER AND/OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE MANAGER, AND/OR MAJOR UNITHOLDER OF AME REIT
  • Nil
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AT 10 MAY 2023
Interest In AME REIT

Direct unitholding of 232,000 units in AME REIT

Conflict of interests with the Manager and/or AME REIT

Saved as disclosed the Annual Report 2023, Mr Liow does not have any conflict of interest with the Manager and/or AME REIT.

Conviction for Offences

Mr Liow does not have conviction of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) in the past 5 years and he does not have any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 March 2023.

Lee Ling Sien

Operations Manager
Female/Malaysian/Aged 33
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Management), Monash University, Australia
  • Professional Diploma in Digital Strategy and Planning, Digital Marketing Institute
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ms Lee has more than 10 years of experience in the sales and marketing of properties. Ms Lee is the Operations Manager of the Manager and is responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer in overseeing the Manager’s and AME REIT’s overall operations, including to formulate business plans in relation to the properties of AME REIT to maximise the rental income of AME REIT and to implement AME REIT’s strategies.

Ms Lee started her career as a Marketing Trainee with Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the manager of AXIS REIT in October 2012 and subsequently a Marketing Executive in January 2013. She left Axis REIT in February 2013 to join AME Development Sdn Bhd (“AME Development”) as a Marketing and Planning Executive. Ms Lee was promoted to the position of Business Development Executive in July 2015 and subsequently to the position of Marketing Manager in January 2018. In May 2020, Ms Lee was appointed as an Alternate Director to Lee Chai in AME Elite. Ms Lee was subsequently transferred from AME Development to the Manager in May 2022 as the Operations Manager.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS
  • Nil
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WITH DIRECTORS OF THE MANAGER AND/OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE MANAGER, AND/OR MAJOR UNITHOLDER OF AME REIT
  • Ms Lee Ling Sien is the daughter to Mr Lee Chai, cousin to Ms Lim Pei Shi, sister to Mr Lee Chun Kiat, and niece to Mr Lim Yook Kim and Mr Lee Sai Boon.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AT 10 MAY 2023
Interest In AME REIT

Direct unitholding of 352,300 units in AME REIT

Conflict of interests with the Manager and/or AME REIT

Saved as disclosed the Annual Report 2023, Ms Lee does not have any conflict of interest with the Manager and/or AME REIT.

Conviction for Offences

Ms Lee does not have conviction of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) in the past 5 years and she does not have any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 March 2023.

Kuan Pek Kwan

Compliance Officer
Female/Malaysian/Aged 34
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Associate Member of The Chartered Governance Institute
  • Chartered Secretary (CS) & Chartered Governance Professional (CGP), The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA)
  • Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance), Putra Business School, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of London International Programme), Advance Tertiary College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ms Kuan has approximately 10 years of corporate secretarial experience in property, retail and services industries, for both public and private companies. Ms Kuan is the Compliance Officer of the Manager and is responsible for ensuring the Manager’s compliance with securities law, regulations and guidelines governing the regulated activities that are being carried out by the Manager.

Ms Kuan began her career as an Assistant Company Secretary in ASI Secretarial Services Sdn Bhd from August 2013 to December 2014. In January 2015, she left to join Lion Group Management Services Sdn Bhd as a Secretarial Executive. She left in July 2017 and joined Hap Seng Management Services Sdn Bhd as a Secretarial Executive until January 2020. Ms Kuan subsequently joined Tricor Corporate Services Sdn Bhd in June 2020 as a Senior Associate. In April 2022, Ms Kuan left Tricor Corporate Services Sdn Bhd to join the Manager.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS
  • Nil
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WITH DIRECTORS OF THE MANAGER AND/OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE MANAGER, AND/OR MAJOR UNITHOLDER OF AME REIT
  • Nil
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AT 10 MAY 2023
Interest In AME REIT

Nil

Conflict of interests with the Manager and/or AME REIT

Saved as disclosed the Annual Report 2023, Ms Kuan does not have any conflict of interest with the Manager and/or AME REIT.

Conviction for Offences

Ms Kuan does not have conviction of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) in the past 5 years and she does not have any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 March 2023.

Lee Chun Kiat

Assistant Manager - Investment
Male/Malaysian/Aged 26
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Majoring in Accounting and Finance, The University of Queensland, Australia
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr Lee is the Assistant Manager – Investment of the Manager and his primary role is to assist Finance Manager on investor relations and investment analysis. He focuses on analyse potential investments/divestments of properties within AME REIT’s portfolio. In addition, he also oversees the due diligence process for all investments and divestments of properties in AME REIT. Other than that, he is also tasked to conduct thorough research on the property sector and compile valuable market intelligence to contribute to both qualitative and quantitative analyses within broader work streams in order provide the Board with comprehensive insights of core business of AME REIT.

Mr Lee commenced his career as the Corporate Planning Executive in AME Development in June 2020. Mr Lee was subsequently transferred to the Manager in May 2022 as the Investment Officer before being promoted to his current position as the Assistant Manager – Investment in January 2023.

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND/OR LISTED ISSUERS
  • Nil
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WITH DIRECTORS OF THE MANAGER AND/OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE MANAGER, AND/OR MAJOR UNITHOLDER OF AME REIT
  • Mr Lee Chun Kiat is the son to Mr Lee Chai, brother to Ms Lee Ling Sien, cousin to Ms Lim Pei Shi, and nephew to Mr Lim Yook Kim and Mr Lee Sai Boon.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AT 10 MAY 2023
Interest In AME REIT

Direct unitholding of 425,800 units in AME REIT

Conflict of interests with the Manager and/or AME REIT

Saved as disclosed the Annual Report 2023, Mr Lee does not have any conflict of interest with the Manager and/or AME REIT.

Conviction for Offences

Mr Lee does not have conviction of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) in the past 5 years and he does not have any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial period ended 31 March 2023.

Lee Kong Wah

Property Manager

Lee Kong Wah is the sole proprietor of Nusa Realtors, a registered real estate consultancy firm registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEPM). He is a registered valuer and estate agent and a registered property manager by profession. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), a member of the Persatuan Penilai, Pengurus Harta, Ejen Harta & Perunding Harta Swasta Malaysia (MPEPS) and an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, (RICS) United Kingdom.

He has over 30 years of working experience in the real estate industry, including property and asset management, asset and mortgage valuation, real estate agency and project marketing, research and feasibility studies as well as investment appraisals. He was the Executive Director of Knight Frank Malaysia (M) Sdn Bhd from October 2012 to December 2018 where he oversaw the business operations in the state of Johor. He continued his service in Knight Frank (M) Sdn Bhd as a consulting advisor from January 2019 to December 2019.

Prior to that he has undertaken various positions in different firms, namely the Managing Partner of Hartamas Valuation and Property Consultants (2010-2012), the Director of Valuation in DTZ Nawawi Tie Leung International Property Consultants (2006-2010), Senior Vice President in the Property and Asset Management department of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Kuala Lumpur) (2005-2006), Managing Partner of Jasaland Valuers and Property Consultants (Johor Bahru) (1999-2005), Senior Valuer/Manager in the Valuation department of WTW International Property Consultants (Johor Bahru) (1994-1999) and Branch Manager in Rahim & Co International Property Consultants (Johor Bahru) (formerly known as Rahim & Co Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants (Johor Bahru)) (1990- 1994).

He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland with a Bachelor in Land Economy and he obtained his Master of Science in Facilities Management from the University of Technology Malaysia.

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