MR. CHRIS TAN
LAW FIRM OF CHUR ASSOCIATES
Chris is a lawyer and Managing Partner of the law firm Chur Associates. He is a well-known author and a prominent speaker on a variety of topics including real estate, law and entrepreneurship. He has written a variety of books on real estate, entrepreneurship as well as on Strata Related matters. Chris Tan regularly appears on BFM Radio, regularly writes articles that is featured on The Edge and other newspapers to advise on a variety of matters including on strata matters.
DATO’ JEFFREY NG TIONG LIP
Dato’ Jeffrey is currently Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association (MRMA), Chairman of REHDA Institute, Director of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, CEO and Non-Independent Director of Sunway REIT. Dato’ Jeffrey has more than 30 years of extensive experience in ﬁnance, corporate planning and executive management in the property and hotel industry in both Malaysia and Australia. He is Patron, Past President of REHDA (2002 – 2006) and Past Chairman of REHDA Wilayah Persekutuan.
DATUK SERI MICHAEL K C YAM
CHAIRMAN OF INVESTKL
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT AND PATRON OF REHDA
Datuk Seri Michael is Immediate Past President, Patron of REHDA and had a successful 35 year career in the real estate, construction and corporate sectors. Apart from being the MD of advisory ﬁrm Impetus Alliance Advisors, he is currently the senior independent director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad, independent director of Sunway Berhad and Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad. He is Chairman of Invest KL Corporation, was appointed onto the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Construction Industry Development Board and Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd.
MR. STEPHEN HAGGER
CREDIT SUISSE MALAYSIA
Stephen Hagger is a Managing Director, Head of Equities for Credit Suisse in Malaysia. His team has been rated number one by Institutional Investor more than ten times. He also heads up Credit Suisse equity research in ASEAN and is the country head for Credit Suisse in Malaysia. He previously worked as Managing Director and Head of Research at BZW Malaysia, Head of Research at Kim Eng Securities in Kuala Lumpur, in fund management with Hill Samuel Bank, Singapore and as a buy-side analyst for Robert Fleming in London.
MR. MANOKARAN MOTTAIN
ALLIANCE BANK MALAYSIA BERHAD
Mr. Manokaran Mottain is the Chief Economist of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, Previously, he was with the AmBank Group, SBB Securities and Bank Negara Malaysia. Recently, Manokaran was appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office, as a member of the consultative committee for the Malaysian Indian Blueprint, effective June 2017. He also sits in the Investment Panel member of the Human Resources Development Fund (2016-2018) for his expert advisory in navigating challenging macroeconomic conditions.
PN. ROHAYA MOHAMMAD YUSOF
HEAD OF PRIVATE MARKETS
EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND (EPF)
Pn. Rohaya holds a bachelor Commerce (Accountancy) from Australian National University and an associate member of CPA, Australia. Prior to the current position, she has joined Maybank Investment Bank (previously named Aseambankers) and was appointed as Executive Vice President for Corporate Investment Banking in 2005. After 18 years of acquiring vast experience in Maybank Investment Bank in areas of Fixed Income, Equity and Corporate Finance, Rohaya joined Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) in 2008 as Head of Corporate Finance and later appointed as Head of Private Markets Department. The primary function is investing in private equity, Infrastructure, Global and Regional Real Estates.
MR. GEORG CHMIEL
Georg Chmiel is the Chairman of Juwai.com, the largest portal for international real estate in China. Georg is also Chairman of iCarAsia (ASX:ICQ) and non-executive Director of Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) and Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF). Georg was previously Managing Director and CEO of LJ Hooker Group with 700 offices across nine countries. Georg is the recipient of the Asia Paciﬁc Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 and the Top Outstanding Leaders Asia Award in 2015.
MR. HARESH KHOOBCHANDANI
REA GROUP MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
Haresh Khoobchandani joins the REA Group team as CEO, Malaysia and Singapore. Haresh brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing expertise to this position, including extensive experience driving expansion in the Asia Paciﬁc region. Haresh is a distinguished public speaker and commentator, with engagements including TEDx Chiang Mai, the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit & Harvard College.
MR. STEVE MELHUISH
CO-FOUNDER & VICE CHAIRMAN
PROPERTY GURU GROUP
Steve is an award-winning entrepreneur where in the last two decades, he has built proﬁtable companies throughout Asia and Europe. He co-founded PropertyGuru in 2007, one of Asia’s leading online property group with presence across eight countries. Previously, he served as an advisor to digital media and venture capital ﬁrms and start-ups in Asia and Europe including Skype, AOL, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Extreme Media, iPass and Ariadne Capital.
MS. REGINA LIM
HEAD OF CAPITAL MARKETS RESEARCH, SOUTHEAST ASIA
Prior to joining JLL, Regina was the Head of Singapore Equity Research and Head of ASEAN Property at Standard Chartered. She has over nine years of experience covering Singapore developers and SREITs in UBS and Standard Chartered. She drives thought leadership, client engagement and research publications in Southeast Asia, as well as help out with deal and transactions-related advisory work for both the Singapore Capital Markets and Asia’s Corporate Finance team. Regina currently is Head of Capital Markets Research,for Southeast Asia Research for JLL.
MR. THONG MUN WAI
HEAD, AGRIBUSINESS, REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION RATINGS
RAM RATING SERVICES BERHAD
Mun Wai has been the Head of RAM Ratings’ Agribusiness, Real Estate and Construction Ratings Department since May 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was in the Consumer & Industrial Ratings Department, covering the oil & gas, shipping, gaming, manufacturing and consumer-product sectors. Apart from Malaysian corporates, he had been involved in the credit ratings of companies domiciled in South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
MR. DANIEL PHUA
HEAD OF ARCHITECHURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, SOUTHEAST ASIA
AUTODESK ASIA, SINGAPORE
Daniel Phua is Autodesk’s AEC Industry Head for Southeast Asia and is responsible for leading sales and business activities in the region. Daniel has extensive experience in business development in multinational corporations, and has spent more than a decade in the technology industry. In the past, he has held various business leadership roles at Oracle and EMC. Prior to joining Autodesk, he was regional manager for enterprise business at HERE Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for driving strategic imperatives and new business channels in Asia. Daniel has an MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK and also graduated from the University of London in Computing and Information Systems.
MR. EDDIE CHOONG
DELOITTE SOUTHEAST ASIA
Eddie has more than 14 years’ experience specialising in ﬁnancial advisory for infrastructure and capital projects, including the healthcare and real estate sector. He also assists clients to perform market and feasibility assessments for their potential investments, providing insights prior to any major investment decisions. He worked in PwC and AmInvestment Bank prior joining to Deloitte in 2012. Eddie has a Master in Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
MR. DAVID LANE
GROUP DIRECTOR, SENIOR LIVING
THOMSON ADSETT, AUSTRALIA
David is Australia’s best known architectural specialist in the seniors living industry, having directed over 500 projects in Australia and internationally over the past 30 years. David is currently building upon ThomsonAdsett’s international endeavors, having recently partnered with Borderless Healthcare Group to develop a revolutionary new suite of smart home design technologies which are set to transform the burgeoning seniors living market in Asia. He is also focused on the future direction of ThomsonAdsett, determining how best to position the company moving forward.
MR. SARKUNAN SUBRAMANIAM
KNIGHT FRANK MALAYSIA
Sarkunan “Sarky” Subramaniam has been in the property consultancy industry for 27 years since 1989. A predominant part of Sarky’s career has been in valuations and research, conducting corporate valuations and litigation based valuations as an expert witness as well as market and feasibility studies for development consultancy.