Chief Executive Officer
Please refer to description under the section on 'Board of Directors'.
Lei Keng leads the finance team that is responsible for CMMT's financial management functions including the preparation of statutory accounts, budgeting, sourcing and management of funds, management of treasury and tax affairs, compliance, liaison with external audit, and all other finance-related matters.
Prior to joining the Manager, Lei Keng had extensive regional experience in finance within CapitaLand Group as well as American listed companies. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.
Deputy Head, Investment & Asset Management
Matthew heads the investment and asset management function at the Manager and is responsible for the overall acquisition and divestment strategies, and the formulation and implementation of asset management strategies which includes maximisation of returns and asset enhancement initiatives. He has more than 14 years of experience in real estate. In his role for Investment and Asset Management, he was actively involved in the acquisition of East Coast Mall, 3 Damansara and Tropicana City Office Tower. Additionally, he has led and executed multiple AEIs and provided financial leadership in valuation.
Prior to joining the Manager, Matthew gained exposure in real estate industry in Malaysia, Singapore and China. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University, Australia.
General Manager, Retail Management
With more than 20 years of experience in the retail property industry covering leasing, leasing administration, advertising and promotions, human resources and mall operations, Fern was with CapitaLand Malaysia and responsible for the financial and operational performance of The Mines prior to joining the Manager. She also gained regional experience through her leasing responsibilities with CapitaLand China and CapitaLand Singapore.
With the Manager, she is responsible for group leasing, group marketing communications, group operations and tenant design management departments. Fern holds a Bachelor of Science (Travel Industry Management) from Hawaii Pacific University, USA.
General Manager, Mall Management
With close to 30 years of retail real estate experience, Lawrence has vast exposure in retail operations, centre management and mall management functions. Previously the Centre Manager of Gurney Plaza, he was then re-designated as the General Manager, Mall Management of the Manager.
Prior to joining the Manager, Lawrence was involved in shopping mall operations with various reputable conglomerates as well as international hypermarket and food and beverages companies. With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & System) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, Lawrence was also an Associate of Australian Society of Practicing Accountants from 1988 till 1991.
Head, Legal, Secretariat & Compliance
With more than 20 years of work experience, Grace served as a practicing lawyer for seven years and was involved in concessions/privatisation; management buy-outs; public listing; due diligence exercises; joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions practices. As an in-house legal counsel in both public listed and private limited companies thereafter, she was instrumental in assisting large and diversified corporations with asset acquisitions; corporate finance; property development; conveyancing; project management as well as corporate advisory matters.
Grace holds an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Nottingham, England and was admitted to the English Bar and Malaysian Bar in 1991 and 1993 respectively.
Head, Human Resource
With 20 years of experience in human resource management, Kok Foon is highly experienced in Manpower Planning and Recruitment, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefit, Performance Management, Industrial Relations & Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Talent Management & Succession Planning, HR Technology Integration, Change Management, Compliance and Risk Management.
Prior to joining the Manager, Kok Foon led the Human Resources department of CapitaLand Malaysia where he had successfully rolled out series of enhanced employees’ benefit programmes, implemented human resources-related policies and procedures in Malaysia, and also coordinated the rationalisation of salary and benefits packages for new staff during acquisitionrelated due diligence exercises and initiated several campaigns for cultural enhancement. Kok Foon holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Northern University of Malaysia.
With more than three decades of retail experience, Stephanie has held senior management roles with established retailers ranging from sportswear, department store, global and local telecommunications players. In her current role, Stephanie oversees the Group Leasing function which supports CMMT’s malls in all aspects of leasing activities and works closely with them to ensure greater synergies and unlock greater value for CMMT.
Ibrahim devises the strategic direction of the engineering and operational aspects of CMMT’s malls. He is responsible for developing operational guidelines as well as implementing facility management policies, which include the establishment of standard operating procedures and emergency response procedures for the malls to run smoothly.
With more than 25 years of experience in real estate specialising in project and property management, Ibrahim was the Head of Engineering and Technical Services of CapitaLand Malaysia. He was also critical in the preparation of operations and maintenance budgets, review of equipment performance, and procurement of service contracts. In addition to the above, he led the implementation of systems that resulted in the award of ISO9000, ISO14000 and ISO18000, as well as Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority Green Mark certification, for malls within the portfolio. Ibrahim graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Real Estate Management) from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom and is a qualified Fire Safety Manager registered with the Fire Safety Bureau of Singapore.
Deputy Head, Marketing & Communications
Eliza is responsible to formulate the strategic direction and initiatives to actively engage shoppers, tenants and the communities of CMMT’s malls. Prior to joining the Manager, Eliza was involved in various signature marketing campaigns for several reputable companies where she gained more than 15 years of experience in handling of sales and marketing, advertising and branding, digital marketing and retailer partner marketing with both local and regional exposure.
Eliza holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from International Islamic University of Malaysia and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from Charles Sturt University of Australia.
Senior Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Jasmine is responsible for building rapport and maintaining transparent communications with CMMT’s Unitholders, potential investors, analysts and media through various communication channels such as annual reports, press releases, presentations, roadshows and CMMT’s website.
Jasmine has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate communications and has established herself as a writer for several well regarded media publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Language) from University Putra of Malaysia.