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New Senior Management Line-Up At Sime Darby Property

ARA DAMANSARA, 22 April 2020: Sime Darby Property welcomes Dato’ Azmir Merican bin Dato’ Azmi Merican as the new Group Managing Director today.

Azmir was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta Berhad, one of the largest asset management & infrastructure solutions companies in Asia with operations in six countries. He brings with him a wealth of cross-functional experience from his background in corporate advisory and as a senior business leader. Azmir has an excellent track record of delivering results, and his expertise includes organisational transformation, business restructuring, operational competence and corporate finance. He spearheaded UEM Edgenta Berhad’s ongoing transformation as a technology-driven company in the healthcare support services, property and facility solutions, and infrastructure sectors.

With Azmir now leading the company as the Group Managing Director, Dato’ Wan Hashimi Albakri W.A.A Jaffri will resume his position as Chief Operating Officer, Township Development.

Sime Darby Property also welcomes Ir Mohd Sohimin bin Mohd Alayedin as the company’s Chief Special Projects Officer. Formerly the Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, Ir Mohd Sohimin has more than 29 years of experience in property development and construction. A professional engineer, Ir Mohd Sohimin holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, USA and is currently a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. Ir Mohd Sohimin had previously held senior positions in various companies including Glenmarie Properties Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB Hicom Bhd, Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Bhd and Sunway City Berhad, among others.

Sime Darby Property Chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, welcomed the appointment of the new members saying, “I am pleased to welcome the new line up in Senior Management, who possess in their respective backgrounds, a wealth of experience and are well positioned to steer the company forward in an environment that is beset with great global economic uncertainties”.

The Sime Darby Property Board of Directors acknowledges Dato’ Wan Hashimi’s role in navigating the company to sustain its performance during his eleven-month tenure.

Also joining the Senior Management line-up is Izzat Alhadjri who was appointed as the company’s Acting Head of Corporate Communications, effective 1 April 2020. Izzat will oversee the full spectrum of Corporate Communications including Media & Public Relations, Social Performance, Government Relations and the overall Stakeholder Management. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London and a Master of Science in Regulations from London School of Economics & Political Science.

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About Sime Darby Property Berhad

Sime Darby Property is Malaysia’s largest property developer in terms of land bank with 19,977 acres of remaining developable land. With over 45 years of successful track record of developing sustainable communities, Sime Darby Property has to date built 24 active townships/developments with a global reach that encompasses assets and operations across the Asia Pacific region and the United Kingdom. In the UK, as part of a Malaysian consortium, Sime Darby Property is the developer of the iconic Battersea Power Station project in central London.

Sime Darby Property is a multiple award-winning property group with numerous local and international accolades. It is the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice for its Subang Jaya and UEP Subang Jaya townships. The company bagged its 10th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2019 and its 6th consecutive Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia 2015. Sime Darby Property has also been recognised as among the top developers in Malaysia in the annual The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, a recognition which the company consistently receives since 2009.

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Izzat Alhadjri
Acting Head, Corporate Communications
Sime Darby Property Berhad

Mobile: 019 – 218 0792

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