The Manager

GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad – an established, award-winning property developer and the property arm of the Hong Leong Group.

GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd brings together a team of dynamic, young professionals with extensive experience in real estate development, finance and asset management. As the appointed Manager of Tower REIT, it is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Trust, including the Trust’s investments, asset enhancement and capital management initiatives.

The Manager’s vision for Tower REIT is to create spaces that cater to the changing needs of business space occupiers, provide exceptional service levels to tenants and at the same time, generate regular and stable distributions to Unitholders while achieving medium- to long-term growth in Tower REIT's NAV per Unit.

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Board Of Directors

MR TANG HONG CHEONG

Chairman
Non-Executive Director/ Non-Independent

Age 66, Male, Malaysian

Mr Tang Hong Cheong is a Member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has over 40 years of broad-based and C-suite expertise in finance, treasury, risk management, operations and strategic planning. He possesses in-depth knowledge in investment, manufacturing, financial services, property development, gaming and hospitality industry. He has held various senior management positions in different companies within the Hong Leong Group, prior to his retirement as President & Chief Executive Officer of Guoco Group Limited in December 2020.

Mr Tang Hong Cheong is the Chairman of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd (“GLM REIT”) and was appointed to the Board of Directors GLM REIT on 1 July 2021.

He is also the Chairman of GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad ("GLM"), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and a Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad, a public company.


MR CHENG HSING YAO (ZHENG XINYAO)

Non-Executive Director/ Non-Independent 

Age 50, Male, Singaporean

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University, Bachelor of Architecture from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore (NUS).

Mr Cheng is the Cheif Executive Officer of GuocoLand Limited (“GLL”), GLM's holding company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Mr Cheng has extensive experience in the real estate sector including developing integrated mixed-developments, Premium Grade A offices, high-end residential projects as well as in urban planning.

He has held various senior positions with GLL Group, most recently the Group Managing Director of GuocoLand Singapore. Prior to joining GLL Group in 2012, he was with the Singapore public service, where he held leadership positions at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Centre for Liveable Cities under the Ministry of National Development.

Currently, Mr Cheng is a board member of Singapore’s National Parks Board. He is also co-chairman of the Integrated Digital Delivery Steering Committee (IDDSC) and Central Procurers Panel (CPP) for the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), a member of the URA’s Design Advisory Committee as well as the Heritage and Identity Partnership.

Besides serving as an executive committee member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Singapore, Mr Cheng is a member of the management board of the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (IREUS) at the NUS. In addition,  he is also a Director  of the Business Improvement (BID) association for Tanjong Pagar in Singapore. In January 2021, Mr Cheng was appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore as a Nominated Member of Parliament.

Mr Cheng was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT on 1 July 2021.

He is also a Director of GLM and Eco World International Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.


MR TAN WEE BEE

Non-Executive Director/ Non-Independent 

Age 50, Male, Singaporean

Mr Tan Wee Bee graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering from National University of Singapore (“NUS”) in 1995. He further obtained a Master of Science, Civil Engineering from NUS in 1998 and a Master of Business Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in 2004.

Mr Tan brings over 25 years of experience in property development and construction industry in Singapore and Malaysia as well as international. He held various senior positions within the Sunway Group before joining GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad in 2021.

Mr Tan is currently the Group Managing Director of GLM.

Mr Tan was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT on 28 April 2021.


YBHG DATO’ NICHOLAS JOHN LOUGH @ SHARIF LOUGH BIN ABDULLAH

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Age 69, Male, British citizen holding Malaysian permanent residency

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah holds a Gemmology Diploma from The National Association of Goldsmiths, London, Great Britain and is a Fellow member of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

YBhg Dato’ Lough has extensive experience in the corporate sector, serving in various capacities, including Group Executive Director of Melewar Corporation Berhad from 1987 to 1995. He possesses a wealth of experience in the fields of corporate finance and strategic planning , and has in-depth knowledge on corporate governance, risk management ,  internal controls and compliance.

YBhg Dato’ Lough was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT on 17 February 2014 and he is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee of GLM REIT.

YBhg Dato’ Lough is currently a Director of Scicom (MSC) Berhad and Hong Leong Bank Berhad, both companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and a Director of Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad, a public company.


MS LIM TAU KIEN

Non-Executive Director/ Independent

Age 65, Female, Malaysian

Ms Lim Tau Kien graduated from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ms Lim began her career with Ernst & Young, United Kingdom, before serving the Ministry of Finance and Prime Minister’s Department as a Federal Accountant. She subsequently joined the Royal Dutch Shell Group where she held various senior finance roles over a period of 25 years in Malaysia, Australia and China, her last position being the Country Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director/Country Controller of the Shell Companies of China from 2004 to 2008.

Ms Lim has been a director of listed and non-listed companies since 1997. She was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd on 25 July 2019 and is a the Chairman of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee of GLM REIT.

Ms Lim is also a Director of Digital Nasional Berhad, a public company.


MS LIM CHEW YAN

Non-Executive Director/ Non-Independent

Age 64, Female, Malaysian

Ms Lim Chew Yan holds Bachelor of Law, Masters in Law and Masters in Business Administration degrees. She joined Hong Leong Group in year 1986, holding various positions within the Hong Leong Group before assuming her current position as Corporate Finance Director and Group General Counsel of HL Management Co Sdn Bhd.

Ms Lim was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT on 1 August 2008.


YBHG DATO’ TAN ANG MENG

Non-Executive Director/ Independent 

Age 65, Male, Malaysian

YBhg Dato’ Tan Ang Meng is a certified public accountant and was admitted to the membership of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1980.

YBhg Dato’ Tan started his career in 1975 with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Kuala Lumpur in the audit division. He left the firm in 1981 to join UMW. In 1983, he joined Guinness Malaysia Berhad. Following the merger between Guinness Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Breweries (M) Sdn Bhd, he was transferred to Malayan Breweries Limited in 1991 (which later changed its name to Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd) and served within the Group until January 2001. During that period, he held various senior management positions with his last position as Regional Director based in Singapore with responsibility for the brewery operations in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. In March 2001, he joined as Chief Executive Officer of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd, a position he held until his retirement in November 2010.

YBhg Dato’ Tan was appointed to the Board of GLM REIT on 1 September 2020 and is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee of GLM REIT.

YBhg Dato’ Tan is also a Director of Southern Steel Berhad and Red Sena Berhad (under members’ voluntary liquidation), both listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and a director of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad and Loob Berhad, both public companies.

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GLM REIT MANAGEMENT SDN BHD (659315-H)

Level 13, Menara Guoco (Guoco Tower),
Damansara City,
No. 6 Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel No: 03-2726-1000
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