Johari Shukri bin Jamil

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Encik Johari Shukri bin Jamil was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 February 2022. He was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer on 11 June 2022.

Encik Johari graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Polymer) from University Technology Malaysia. He also holds a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Programme from University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Encik Johari began his career as a Process/Chemical Engineer in Titan Polyethlene (M) Sdn Bhd in 1995 and was promoted as a Project Engineer in 1997 which he stayed on until 2000. In the same year, he left the firm and joined Foster Wheeler (M) Sdn Bhd until 2002 as a Project Engineer. He then served as a Business Development Manager for several companies from 2002 to 2005. He then joined Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd in 2005 as a Senior General Manager. From 2006 to 2011, he was with Difense Konsult Sdn Bhd, serving as their Chief Executive Officer and Director. In the same year, he joined Johor Corporation (JCorp), a Johor state-owned company (GLC) as a General Manager, Business Development and was later promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Tanjung Langsat Port Sdn Bhd and also served as a member of the board of the subsidiary companies. He later assumed the role as Group Vice President, Business Relationship & Marketing, Industrial Development Division of the JCorp, Executive Director of TPM Technopark Sdn Bhd and Executive Director of Tanjung Langsat Port Sdn Bhd prior to his special assignment to a public listed subsidiary company, EA Technique (M) Berhad where he was the Group Chief Operating Officer. He then joined Iskandar Investment Berhad, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in January 2019 and where he has stepped into a newly created role, Transformation Office, to bring the company towards innovation and new business frontiers. He later assumed the post as the Executive Vice President, Business Development. He was also seconded to a subsidiary company, Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd to facilitate the transformation journey and strategic marketing and business development initiatives. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Marine Works Sdn Bhd. He is currently a board member of a public listed company, BSL Corporation Berhad.

Zarina Halim

Executive Director & Chief Corporate Officer

Puan Zarina Halim, a Malaysian, female, aged 50, was appointed an Executive Director and Chief Corporate Officer of the Company on 1 February 2018. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Puan 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. Puan Zarina is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG). She is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia.

Puan Zarina has more than 19 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 possesses a Capital Markets Services Representatives’ License (CMSRL) for REITs as a Licensed Director for the asset management company to carry on regulated activities specified under the Capital Markets and Services Act (CMSA). 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.

Puan Zarina attended all 5 Board Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

Lim Kek Siang

Senior General Manager, Finance

Bio to be updated soon.

Martin Chen

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 14 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 award winning commercial 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 and has appeared before Strata Management Tribunals in relation to legal disputes concerning strata buildings. 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 also a Registered Property Manager, a profession governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia and a holder of the Capital Markets Services Representative’s License (CMSRL) issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. He was recently selected as a finalist for the In-House Lawyer of the Year Award for the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Malaysia Law Awards 2022 while the In-House Legal team led by Martin was also selected as a finalist for the Malaysia In-House Team of the Year Category at the same Awards.

Syairul Irwan bin Rased

Assistant General Manager, Strategy & Risk Management

Syairul oversee the strategic planning and risk management functions for Hektar REIT. He is responsible for formulating and implementing asset management strategies as well as undertaking business development initiatives, evaluation of potential acquisitions and market research. Syairul is also responsible for the review and assessment of existing risk management framework as well as business continuity management policies and SOPs.

Syairul has more than 20 years’ experience in the area of operations management and strategic planning. He 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 two decades 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.

Amos Chew

Senior General Manager, Subang Parade

Amos is the Senior 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 Malaysia Shopping Mall Association (PPK).

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 12 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. She is also a Registered Property Manager, governed by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVEAP), Malaysia.

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 14 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.

Hafiza Ab Hamid

Centre Manager, Segamat Central

Hafiza is the Centre Manager of Segamat Central since 2021. Hafiza has more than 17 years’ experience in the retail industry with expertise in leasing and marketing. Prior to joining Hektar, Hafiza was a Manager at Selayang Unggul Sdn Bhd, where she oversaw the overall management of a sizable retail centre covering leasing, marketing, tenant management and human resource functions.

Simon Juanito Buenaventura

General Manager, Classic Hotel

Simon Juanito Buenaventura is the General Manager of Classic Hotel, Muar, Johor since December 2019. Simon has more than 33 years experience in the hospitality industry, working in various positions, which has taken him to 11 properties at 6 locations/cities, namely Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, etc. Simon was a General Manager for a few hotels in the last 17 years that included “Paya Beach Spa and Island Resort”, Tioman Island, Pahang, plus ‘Fort Canning Lodge’, located in the Orchard belt of Singapore, and “The Pines”, Historic Malacca, just to name a few. Simon has a Diploma in F&B Management from SHATEC, Singapore Hotel Association Training and Education Centre (TBC). He is also currently a member of the Malaysian Association of Hotels, Johor Chapter and Tourism Muar.

Abdul Aziz Shaazi

Head, Group Human Resource

Abdul Aziz Shaazi is currently the Head for Group Human Resource. He has more than 29 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, DRBHicom, 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.

Tan Zai Qi

Head, Group Marketing

Bio to be updated soon.