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Sime Darby Property Strengthens Leadership Team with new Chief Marketing and Sales Officer and Chief Assurance Officer

Key personnel brings a wealth of experience for future growth

ARA DAMANSARA, 6 March 2018 – Sime Darby Property Berhad has announced two key appointments to strengthen its leadership team further.

Gerard Yuen Yun Wei has been appointed Chief Marketing and Sales Officer (CMSO) effective 1 March 2018.

He was formerly the Chief Sales Officer for Mah Sing Group Berhad and prior to that he was the Head of Sales and Marketing for the Property Division of Sunway Group. Reporting directly to the Group Managing Director, Gerard will oversee the planning, development and execution of the company’s marketing and sales initiatives.

Gerard led key marketing and sales initiatives for projects within the Klang Valley, Johor, Penang and Sabah during his tenure at Mah Sing.

Sime Darby Property has also appointed Aravindan Devapalan Nair as the Chief Assurance Officer, effective 5 March 2018. Ara, as he is commonly known, will focus on strengthening the company’s internal audit and corporate assurance function in compliance with the company’s policies and procedures.

He reports directly to the Governance and Audit Committee and the Group Managing Director. Prior to joining Sime Darby Property, Ara was the Chief Internal Auditor of Wah Seong Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian listed company.

He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 14 years of experience from two prominent Big 4 accounting firms i.e. PwC and KPMG and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute Accountants (MIA).

Sime Darby Property’s Group Managing Director, Amrin Awaluddin said, “We are delighted to welcome Gerard and Aravindan to the Sime Darby Property family. Their combined expertise and knowledge will certainly bolster the management team as we position the company for future growth.”

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About Sime Darby Property Berhad

On the back of a successful 45-year track record of developing sustainable communities, Sime Darby Property has to date built 23 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 groups 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 8th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2017 and its 5th 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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Ahmad Shahriman Johari

Head, Corporate Communications
Sime Darby Property Berhad
Mobile: 019 – 333 8320

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