Dato’ Teow Leong Seng

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Dato’ Teow Leong Seng

President & chief executive officer / executive director

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Yap Foo Leong

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Yap Foo Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia)

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Cheong Heng Leong

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Cheong Heng Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (United Kingdom)

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Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali

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Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali

Chief Of Global Sales & Marketing

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Tan Cheng Yong

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Tan Cheng Yong

Head Of Global Development Operations

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Melissa Tan Swee Peng

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Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Chief Financial Officer

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Dato’ Teow Leong Seng
Yap Foo Leong
Cheong Heng Leong
Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali
Tan Cheng Yong
Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Dato’ Teow Leong Seng

Dato’ Teow Leong Seng

President & chief executive officer / executive director

Dato’ Teow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Director. He was then appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer on 13 October 2014. He serves as a member of Risk Management Committee.

Dato’ Teow has more than 30 years of experience in real-estate development and finance related industries. He began his career in 1981 with the Hong Leong Group and has since then held various senior finance and accounting positions in several publicly-listed companies, including heading the Real Estate Finance business at Citibank Malaysia.

Prior to joining Eco World International Berhad, Dato’ Teow was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of S P Setia Berhad, where he was in charge of the group’s Corporate and Finance Division while overseeing the Business Development Division and overseas expansion plans. Dato’ Teow led S P Setia Berhad’s foray overseas to Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom and played a key role in further expansion to China.

A notable achievement for Dato’ Teow would be his role in securing the iconic Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in United Kingdom. He led the team that gave the Malaysian consortium, comprising S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund the confidence to submit an unconditional bid for the site. He was appointed as the Chairman of the United Kingdom-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited to oversee the development management of the project.

Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorships in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.

Dato’ Teow Leong Seng

President & chief executive officer / executive director

Dato’ Teow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Director. He was then appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer on 13 October 2014. He serves as a member of Risk Management Committee.

Dato’ Teow has more than 30 years of experience in real-estate development and finance related industries. He began his career in 1981 with the Hong Leong Group and has since then held various senior finance and accounting positions in several publicly-listed companies, including heading the Real Estate Finance business at Citibank Malaysia.

Prior to joining Eco World International Berhad, Dato’ Teow was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of S P Setia Berhad, where he was in charge of the group’s Corporate and Finance Division while overseeing the Business Development Division and overseas expansion plans. Dato’ Teow led S P Setia Berhad’s foray overseas to Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom and played a key role in further expansion to China.

A notable achievement for Dato’ Teow would be his role in securing the iconic Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in United Kingdom. He led the team that gave the Malaysian consortium, comprising S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund the confidence to submit an unconditional bid for the site. He was appointed as the Chairman of the United Kingdom-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited to oversee the development management of the project.

Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorships in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.

Yap Foo Leong

Yap Foo Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia)

Mr Yap was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia) of Eco World International Berhad on 1 July 2014.

He first started work in 1981 with the Hong Leong group of companies in Malaysia and held various positions within the group until 1987. His last posting was in Hume Fibreboard Sdn Bhd as the Finance Manager until he left to join Gamuda Berhad in 1993. In year 2000, he was transferred to Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor as the Senior Manager, in charge of finance.

In early 2001, he migrated to Australia where he joined Dealruby Pty Ltd which is part of the Richbout Group as a Director overseeing the entire spectrum of the group’s business, mainly in property development and management. Besides property management, he also implemented projects and was involved in various activities from site identification to successful marketing of properties and controlling of overall cost and quality.

He left Dealruby Pty Ltd in July 2014 and joined Eco World Sydney Development Pty Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia). He was instrumental in identifying the West Village, Parramatta project and conducted due diligence on the site. His main responsibility is to identify new projects and expand the EcoWorld International brand as well as to build the EcoWorld team in Australia. He also oversees the overall operations of the West Village, Parramatta project.

Yap Foo Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia)

Mr Yap was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia) of Eco World International Berhad on 1 July 2014.

He first started work in 1981 with the Hong Leong group of companies in Malaysia and held various positions within the group until 1987. His last posting was in Hume Fibreboard Sdn Bhd as the Finance Manager until he left to join Gamuda Berhad in 1993. In year 2000, he was transferred to Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor as the Senior Manager, in charge of finance.

In early 2001, he migrated to Australia where he joined Dealruby Pty Ltd which is part of the Richbout Group as a Director overseeing the entire spectrum of the group’s business, mainly in property development and management. Besides property management, he also implemented projects and was involved in various activities from site identification to successful marketing of properties and controlling of overall cost and quality.

He left Dealruby Pty Ltd in July 2014 and joined Eco World Sydney Development Pty Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer, International Business (Australia). He was instrumental in identifying the West Village, Parramatta project and conducted due diligence on the site. His main responsibility is to identify new projects and expand the EcoWorld International brand as well as to build the EcoWorld team in Australia. He also oversees the overall operations of the West Village, Parramatta project.

Cheong Heng Leong

Cheong Heng Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (United Kingdom)

Mr Cheong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, International Business (UK) of Eco World International Berhad on 1 October 2015.

In 2006, he joined the Investor Relations department of S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”), responsible for liaising with local and foreign analysts and fund managers through one-on-one meetings, conferences and roadshows in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, United States and United Kingdom. He was ranked third and second in the Malaysian Investor Relations Association Awards for the Best Investor Relations Professional – Mid Cap in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

He was tasked with additional responsibilities in 2011 where he was responsible for helping the Malaysian consortium of S P Setia, Sime Darby Berhad (“Sime Darby”) and Employee Provident Fund (“EPF”) in identifying and subsequently acquiring the development site for the Battersea Power Station project in Central London. He was the ‘pointman’ responsible for the day-to-day management of the extensive due diligence team of bankers, lawyers, accountants, property and technical consultants.

In 2012, following the successful acquisition of Battersea Power Station, he was promoted to General Manager, Property UK. In recognition of the project knowledge that he had amassed, he was subsequently nominated by S P Setia, Sime Darby and EPF in 2012 to serve as the Chief Strategic Relations Officer of the UK-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited, reporting directly to the Chairman.

In September 2015, he left S P Setia to join Eco World Management & Advisory Services (UK) Limited as Chief Executive Officer based in London. In this role, his main responsibilities included identifying new real estate opportunities for the Company and helping to oversee the implementation of the joint-venture (“JV”) developments with Ballymore on behalf of the JV’s majority shareholders. He was instrumental in securing the Company’s majority acquisition of the Willmott Dixon residential development business, which has increased the Company’s business in the United Kingdom by fourfold and created the new company – EcoWorld London.

In January 2019, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of EcoWorld London. In the role, he remains as a Board Director of the Company’s JV with Ballymore and be responsible for growing the rapidly expanding EcoWorld London by identifying new real estate opportunities for both private residential and Built-to-Rent whilst also overseeing the existing sites.

Cheong Heng Leong

Chief Executive Officer, International Business (United Kingdom)

Mr Cheong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, International Business (UK) of Eco World International Berhad on 1 October 2015.

In 2006, he joined the Investor Relations department of S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”), responsible for liaising with local and foreign analysts and fund managers through one-on-one meetings, conferences and roadshows in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, United States and United Kingdom. He was ranked third and second in the Malaysian Investor Relations Association Awards for the Best Investor Relations Professional – Mid Cap in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

He was tasked with additional responsibilities in 2011 where he was responsible for helping the Malaysian consortium of S P Setia, Sime Darby Berhad (“Sime Darby”) and Employee Provident Fund (“EPF”) in identifying and subsequently acquiring the development site for the Battersea Power Station project in Central London. He was the ‘pointman’ responsible for the day-to-day management of the extensive due diligence team of bankers, lawyers, accountants, property and technical consultants.

In 2012, following the successful acquisition of Battersea Power Station, he was promoted to General Manager, Property UK. In recognition of the project knowledge that he had amassed, he was subsequently nominated by S P Setia, Sime Darby and EPF in 2012 to serve as the Chief Strategic Relations Officer of the UK-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited, reporting directly to the Chairman.

In September 2015, he left S P Setia to join Eco World Management & Advisory Services (UK) Limited as Chief Executive Officer based in London. In this role, his main responsibilities included identifying new real estate opportunities for the Company and helping to oversee the implementation of the joint-venture (“JV”) developments with Ballymore on behalf of the JV’s majority shareholders. He was instrumental in securing the Company’s majority acquisition of the Willmott Dixon residential development business, which has increased the Company’s business in the United Kingdom by fourfold and created the new company – EcoWorld London.

In January 2019, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of EcoWorld London. In the role, he remains as a Board Director of the Company’s JV with Ballymore and be responsible for growing the rapidly expanding EcoWorld London by identifying new real estate opportunities for both private residential and Built-to-Rent whilst also overseeing the existing sites.

Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali

Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali

Chief Of Global Sales & Marketing

Dato’ Norhayati was appointed as Chief of Sales & Marketing of Eco World International Berhad on 1 August 2015 and subsequently re-designated as the Chief of Global Sales & Marketing on 1 March 2018.

Upon graduation in 1987, she joined Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd as a Marketing Executive and left in 1990 to join Syarikat Kemajuan Jerai Sdn Bhd (“SKJ”) as an Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing. When SKJ was injected into S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) via a reverse take-over in 1995, she was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager, Property Central, a position she held until 2002.

She was later promoted to the position of General Manager, Property Central and held that position for seven years. She was responsible for master planning, marketing, sales and implementation of the Setia Alam project in Shah Alam as well as quality control.

Dato’ Norhayati was promoted to Divisional General Manager, Luxury Residences and Group Marketing in 2009. In this role, she oversaw the marketing of high-end luxury high-rise condominium known as “Setia Sky Residences” in Kuala Lumpur.

She was promoted to the position of Divisional General Manager, Group Marketing and International Properties in 2012. Her role included planning and implementation of marketing and sales strategies for the Group Marketing and International Properties Division as well as overseeing brand building, marketing collaterals and the alignment of the brand in new overseas markets.

With S P Setia’s venture into overseas markets such as United Kingdom and Australia, she was actively involved in the marketing campaigns of the Group’s international properties not only in Malaysia but also in the region. She led the team that researched and identified development features that would be attractive to Malaysian investors in the United Kingdom and Australia. She also led the team which was responsible in setting up the Setia International Centre located in Kuala Lumpur.

Dato’ Norhayati was appointed as Managing Director of Battersea Power Station Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2012. In this capacity, she was primarily responsible for coordinating the global sales launches of the Battersea Power Station project.

As a Chief of Global Sales & Marketing of the Company, she is responsible for the development of the marketing strategies and execution of the sales programmes for international projects of the Company.

Dato’ Norhayati Binti Subali

Chief Of Global Sales & Marketing

Dato’ Norhayati was appointed as Chief of Sales & Marketing of Eco World International Berhad on 1 August 2015 and subsequently re-designated as the Chief of Global Sales & Marketing on 1 March 2018.

Upon graduation in 1987, she joined Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd as a Marketing Executive and left in 1990 to join Syarikat Kemajuan Jerai Sdn Bhd (“SKJ”) as an Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing. When SKJ was injected into S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) via a reverse take-over in 1995, she was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager, Property Central, a position she held until 2002.

She was later promoted to the position of General Manager, Property Central and held that position for seven years. She was responsible for master planning, marketing, sales and implementation of the Setia Alam project in Shah Alam as well as quality control.

Dato’ Norhayati was promoted to Divisional General Manager, Luxury Residences and Group Marketing in 2009. In this role, she oversaw the marketing of high-end luxury high-rise condominium known as “Setia Sky Residences” in Kuala Lumpur.

She was promoted to the position of Divisional General Manager, Group Marketing and International Properties in 2012. Her role included planning and implementation of marketing and sales strategies for the Group Marketing and International Properties Division as well as overseeing brand building, marketing collaterals and the alignment of the brand in new overseas markets.

With S P Setia’s venture into overseas markets such as United Kingdom and Australia, she was actively involved in the marketing campaigns of the Group’s international properties not only in Malaysia but also in the region. She led the team that researched and identified development features that would be attractive to Malaysian investors in the United Kingdom and Australia. She also led the team which was responsible in setting up the Setia International Centre located in Kuala Lumpur.

Dato’ Norhayati was appointed as Managing Director of Battersea Power Station Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2012. In this capacity, she was primarily responsible for coordinating the global sales launches of the Battersea Power Station project.

As a Chief of Global Sales & Marketing of the Company, she is responsible for the development of the marketing strategies and execution of the sales programmes for international projects of the Company.

Tan Cheng Yong

Tan Cheng Yong

Head Of Global Development Operations

Mr Tan was appointed as Chief of Design & Planning of Eco World International Berhad on 1 January 2016 and subsequently re-designated as the Head of Global Development Operations on 1 March 2018.

He began his professional working life in 1984, where he spent eight years as an architect in the United Kingdom. He worked with the Greater London Council, Michael Haskoll Associates and Chapman Taylor Partners, focusing on general architecture design and detailing, contract administration as well as accumulating extensive experience and knowledge in the design and building of major shopping malls in the United Kingdom.

In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join the Lion Group as General Manager for the Commercial and Integrated Developments Division. He was instrumental in ensuring the success of the entire operational process within the property development value chain for projects including shopping malls, hotels, serviced apartments, office towers and integrated township developments.

Thereafter, he joined S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) as a Project Director in 2011 and was later promoted to the position of Senior Project Director in 2012. He oversaw the execution of the KL Eco City project, an integrated mixed commercial and residential development in Malaysia. He also led a team in conceptualising the development master plan for S P Setia’s proposed Setia Federal Hill project.

In addition, he was appointed by Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited (“BPSDCL”) to be a member of the Tender Committee in 2012. As a member of the Tender Committee, he oversaw the technical aspects of the Battersea Power Station project such as procurement and technical due diligence. He was also the Chief Design Review Officer of BPSDCL responsible for overseeing project design and product development across all its development phases.

Currently, he oversees the execution of the Company’s projects in United Kingdom and Australia as the Head of Global Development Operations.

Tan Cheng Yong

Head Of Global Development Operations

Mr Tan was appointed as Chief of Design & Planning of Eco World International Berhad on 1 January 2016 and subsequently re-designated as the Head of Global Development Operations on 1 March 2018.

He began his professional working life in 1984, where he spent eight years as an architect in the United Kingdom. He worked with the Greater London Council, Michael Haskoll Associates and Chapman Taylor Partners, focusing on general architecture design and detailing, contract administration as well as accumulating extensive experience and knowledge in the design and building of major shopping malls in the United Kingdom.

In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join the Lion Group as General Manager for the Commercial and Integrated Developments Division. He was instrumental in ensuring the success of the entire operational process within the property development value chain for projects including shopping malls, hotels, serviced apartments, office towers and integrated township developments.

Thereafter, he joined S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) as a Project Director in 2011 and was later promoted to the position of Senior Project Director in 2012. He oversaw the execution of the KL Eco City project, an integrated mixed commercial and residential development in Malaysia. He also led a team in conceptualising the development master plan for S P Setia’s proposed Setia Federal Hill project.

In addition, he was appointed by Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited (“BPSDCL”) to be a member of the Tender Committee in 2012. As a member of the Tender Committee, he oversaw the technical aspects of the Battersea Power Station project such as procurement and technical due diligence. He was also the Chief Design Review Officer of BPSDCL responsible for overseeing project design and product development across all its development phases.

Currently, he oversees the execution of the Company’s projects in United Kingdom and Australia as the Head of Global Development Operations.

Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Eco World International Berhad on 1 September 2016 and is overall responsible for all financial matters of the Group including financial reporting, corporate finance, treasury, investor relations, corporate communications and performance and risk management. She has successfully implemented a RM800 million Medium Term Note Programme to facilitate the growth of the Company’s expansion into the United Kingdom and Australian property markets.

Melissa started her career with the Internal Audit Department of Sunway Holdings Berhad (now known as Sunway Berhad). In 2001, she joined the Corporate Finance Department of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad) (“Maybank IB”). During her six-year tenure in Maybank IB, she was involved in various corporate transactions specialising in mergers and acquisitions, take-overs and equity fund raising activities.

Subsequently, Melissa joined S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) in 2007 as a Senior Manager within the Corporate Finance Department. She was the primary person assisting the Head of Corporate Finance and thereafter the Chief Financial Officer in the implementation of S P Setia’s financial strategies. She implemented two major placement exercises which raised in total more than RM1.8 billion and played a direct role in securing regulatory approvals. In 2013, she was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance overseeing corporate financial planning where she anchored the equity and debt capital market functions along with the regulatory compliance on corporate finance matters. Under her stewardship, S P Setia successfully completed the issuance of a RM700 million Sukuk Musharakah Programme which clinched two Islamic finance awards, namely the Perpetual Deal of the Year and Musharakah Deal of the Year in 2014.

In April 2014, Melissa joined Eco World Development Group Berhad (“EcoWorld Malaysia”) as the Head of Corporate Finance and she led the Initial Public Offering exercise of the Company. Within a span of approximately two years, Melissa spearheaded the implementation of six major corporate transactions involving acquisitions and joint-venture arrangements, which enabled EcoWorld Malaysia to increase its landbank from 1,017 acres in 2013 to 7,443 acres by 31 October 2015, and facilitated a RM2.8 billion equity fund raising for its growth and expansion plans.

Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Eco World International Berhad on 1 September 2016 and is overall responsible for all financial matters of the Group including financial reporting, corporate finance, treasury, investor relations, corporate communications and performance and risk management. She has successfully implemented a RM800 million Medium Term Note Programme to facilitate the growth of the Company’s expansion into the United Kingdom and Australian property markets.

Melissa started her career with the Internal Audit Department of Sunway Holdings Berhad (now known as Sunway Berhad). In 2001, she joined the Corporate Finance Department of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad) (“Maybank IB”). During her six-year tenure in Maybank IB, she was involved in various corporate transactions specialising in mergers and acquisitions, take-overs and equity fund raising activities.

Subsequently, Melissa joined S P Setia Berhad (“S P Setia”) in 2007 as a Senior Manager within the Corporate Finance Department. She was the primary person assisting the Head of Corporate Finance and thereafter the Chief Financial Officer in the implementation of S P Setia’s financial strategies. She implemented two major placement exercises which raised in total more than RM1.8 billion and played a direct role in securing regulatory approvals. In 2013, she was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance overseeing corporate financial planning where she anchored the equity and debt capital market functions along with the regulatory compliance on corporate finance matters. Under her stewardship, S P Setia successfully completed the issuance of a RM700 million Sukuk Musharakah Programme which clinched two Islamic finance awards, namely the Perpetual Deal of the Year and Musharakah Deal of the Year in 2014.

In April 2014, Melissa joined Eco World Development Group Berhad (“EcoWorld Malaysia”) as the Head of Corporate Finance and she led the Initial Public Offering exercise of the Company. Within a span of approximately two years, Melissa spearheaded the implementation of six major corporate transactions involving acquisitions and joint-venture arrangements, which enabled EcoWorld Malaysia to increase its landbank from 1,017 acres in 2013 to 7,443 acres by 31 October 2015, and facilitated a RM2.8 billion equity fund raising for its growth and expansion plans.