Dato’ Hj Zainal Abidin Putih, a Malaysian aged 71, was appointed as Chairman of L&G on 1 June 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Dato’ Hj Zainal qualified as a Chartered Accountant of the ICAEW in 1972 and has very extensive experience in audit throughout his career as a practising accountant. He also has a good working knowledge of taxation and has been involved in management consulting especially those involved in acquisition, take over, amalgamation and restructuring of companies and company flotation.
Dato’ Hj Zainal was formerly the Country Managing Partner of Messrs Hanafiah Raslan and Mohamad and was an Adviser with Messrs Ernst & Young Malaysia until his retirement in 2005. He was the President of MICPA from 1989 until 1991 and the Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board from 2003 until 2009.
He had also served in Government Agencies as the Chairman of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, a member of the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission and a member of the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund.
Dato’ Hj Zainal was awarded the Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan (D.S.N.S.) by the Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan and the Jaksa Pendamai (J.P.) by the Yang Di Pertua Negeri Melaka in 1995 and 2008, respectively.
Dato’ Hj Zainal is the Chairman of CIMB Bank Berhad, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad and Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad and sits as a Board Member of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd.
Dato’ Hj Zainal is also the Chairman of Mobile Money International Sdn Bhd, Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd and a director of several private limited companies. He is a trustee of the National Heart Institute Foundation (IJNF).
Mr Low Gay Teck, a Malaysian aged 52, was appointed as Director of L&G on 15 October 2007 and was re-designated as the Managing Director of L&G on 1 January 2008. Mr Low holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Footscray Institute of Technology (now known as Victoria University), Australia.
Prior to joining L&G, Mr Low was with the Mayland Group since 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Mayland Group and assumed the position of Managing Director in 2005. Mr Low has been involved in property development and project management for the past 25 years, handling and implementing projects such as residential, commercial, shopping complex, hotel, golf course, condominium and service apartments.
Currently, Mr Low sits on the Board of a few subsidiaries of L&G and several private limited companies.
Encik Ferdaus Mahmood, a Malaysian aged 62, was appointed as Executive Director of L&G on 16 June 2008 and was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2016 following his retirement as Executive Director on 31 December 2015.
Encik Ferdaus started his career as Trainee Accountant with Tractors Malaysia Bhd in 1974 and joined United Estate Projects Sdn Bhd (UEP) (initial developer of Subang Jaya, Selangor) in 1976 where his last position was the Credit Controller.
Subsequently, in 1980, Encik Ferdaus made a decisive switch in his career into the main stream of the property industry and since then has garnered extensive experience in this industry especially in the areas of marketing, sales, credit control and property management.
In 1990, Encik Ferdaus joined L&G as the General Manager in one of the property subsidiaries of L&G. In 1998, he was appointed the Chief Operating Officer to head the property operations of L&G in Australia and returned to Malaysia in 2005 to be based in Kuala Lumpur as the Director of Property Division, L&G.
Currently, he sits on the Board of a few subsidiaries of L&G.
Dato’ Ir Dr A Bakar Jaafar, a Malaysian aged 67, was appointed as Director of L&G on 18 October 1999 and re-designated as the Senior Independent Director of L&G on 28 November 2012. He is an engineer by profession and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, a Master of Environmental Science from Miami University and a Doctorate in Marine Geography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
He served in the Malaysian Civil Service for over 22 years in various positions including as the Director-General of the Department of Environment from 1990 to 1995. He continued to serve the Malaysian Government as the Elected-Member to the Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf, UN HQ, New York (1997-2002) (2002-2007) (2007-2012). He is now a Professor at the Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), as well as Director of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre (OTEC), and also a Visiting Fellow of the Maritime Institute of Malaysia.
Currently, Dato’ Ir Dr A Bakar sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Dato’ Hj Ikhwan Salim Dato’ Hj Sujak, a Malaysian aged 60, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 December 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics & Accounts) from Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom.
In 1977, he began his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, UK and joined Nestle (M) Sdn Bhd as Finance Executive in 1979. In 1980, he moved on to be the Group Financial Planning Manager of Kumpulan Low Keng Huat Sdn Bhd.
Currently, Dato’ Hj Ikhwan runs his private business, Konsortium Jaringan Selangor Sdn Bhd. He is the Chairman of Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Glomac Berhad and also sits as a Board member of A2A Capital Services Berhad and several private limited companies.
YM Tengku Maruan Tengku Ariff, a Malaysian aged 64, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 July 2008 and was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 August 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Design) Degree from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
YM Tengku Maruan started his career as a credit officer with Citibank Berhad, Kuala Lumpur (“Citibank”) in 1980 where he was exposed to various aspects of the banking industry. In 1985, YM Tengku Maruan left Citibank holding the position of Manager and joined Southern Bank Berhad as the Head of Personal Banking Division where he was involved in all aspects of budgeting, credit, product marketing and business development. Subsequently in 1996, he joined Rohas Sdn Bhd (“Rohas”) as the General Manager and also served on the board of several companies related to Rohas until his retirement in 2008. While in Rohas, he was responsible for various business operations such as manufacturing, education, property management and investments.
Currently, YM Tengku Maruan sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Mr Hoong Cheong Thard, a Malaysian aged 48, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 June 2010. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom.
Mr Hoong has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as international capital markets. He was an investment banker for over 12 years and had held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong and UBS, Hong Kong where he was responsible for corporate finance business in Asia.
Mr Hoong was the Chief Executive Officer of China LotSynergy Holdings Ltd (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) (2006) prior to joining Far East Consortium International Limited (“FECIL”) in September 2008 as Managing Director.
As the Managing Director of FECIL, Mr Hoong is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the FECIL group’s overall strategies for development.
Mr Hoong also sits on the Board of several public companies which are incorporated and listed overseas and several private limited companies which are incorporated in Malaysia.
Mr Chiu Andrew Wah Wai, a citizen of Hong Kong SAR aged 28, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 April 2014.
Mr Chiu started his career as Property Executive with DTZ Hong Kong in 2008 and joined Far East Consortium International Limited (“FECIL”) as Project Manager in 2009. Later, he became the Assistant to Chairman of FECIL.
Currently, Mr Chiu is the Executive Chairman of Land Pacific Limited, Deacon House International Limited and Ariana Social Community Limited.
Mr Chiu is the son of YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu, the major and controlling shareholder of Prestige Aspect Sdn Bhd, the holding company of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd and its subsidiaries (Mayland Group).
Mr Chai Keng Wai, a Malaysian aged 40, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 June 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) degree from University Putra Malaysia.
Mr Chai was the initial Chief Executive Officer of Country Garden Properties (M) Sdn Bhd (“Country Garden”) since 23 December 2011. Prior to joining Country Garden, Mr Chai held senior position in Mayland Group from year 2009 to end of year 2011, after serving as a Project Manager in GuocoLand (M) Berhad since year 2005.
Mr Chai has more than 15 years of experience in property development and project management and has extensive experience in handling township and integrated mixed developments.
Currently, Mr Chai is the Joint Managing Director of Country Garden.