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Board of Directors


Chairman, Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent

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 GuocoLand Malaysia and was appointed to the Board of Directors of GuocoLand Malaysia on 1 July 2021.


Managing Director

Pn. Noorbaizura Hermeyney is the Managing Director of GuocoLand Malaysia. She brings with her close to 20 years of experience including in investment and asset management. She was instrumental in spearheading the real estate portfolios for several public listed real estate investment trusts and government-linked companies. Besides in Malaysia, she has also managed portfolios, in other countries including Japan and the United States, successfully securing new major investments as well as strategic partnerships and joint ventures.

Most recently, Pn. Noorbaizura served as the Chief Executive Officer of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of GuocoLand Malaysia and the Manager of Tower Real Estate Investment Trust (“Tower REIT”), a real estate investment trust listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Tower REIT has three prime office buildings in Kuala Lumpur with close to one million square feet of Grade A office space.

Pn. Noorbaizura holds a Bachelor in Accounting & Finance with First Class Honours from Universiti Teknologi Mara in Malaysia, and was a Chartered Accountant registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”).

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao

Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent

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 NUS.

Mr Cheng is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of GuocoLand Limited (“GLL”), the Company’s holding company listed on the Singapore 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 National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as the Leadership Advisory Group for the HealthCity Novena Masterplan 2030 and Beyond by the National Healthcare Group (NHG). 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 GuocoLand Malaysia on 1 July 2021.


Non-Executive Director/Independent

Mr Peter Ho Kok Wai is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and Member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Mr Peter Ho forged his early career with Everett Pinto & Co., a central London Firm of Chartered Accountants, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. Subsequently, in 1987, r Peter Ho joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur (“KPMG KL”) where he progressed to Head of Department in 1992. He was transferred to KPMG Ipoh in 1993 to head the branch and was admitted as Partner in 1995. He was transferred back to KPMG KL in 2005 where he had, at various times, headed the Audit Technical Committee, Audit Function and Marketing Department. He has more than 30 years of auditing experience in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and financial services. Mr Peter Ho retired from KPMG in December 2014.

Mr Peter Ho was appointed to the Board of GuocoLand Malaysia on 20 August 2015. He is the Chairman of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee and Nominating Committee of GuocoLand Malaysia.


Non-Executive Director/Independent

Encik Zulkiflee has over 35 years’ experience in the banking industry. He started his career with Citibank Malaysia in 1979 and left his position as Vice President in November 1991. From December 1991 to November 1997, Encik Zulkiflee was with Deutsche Bank Malaysia. He was the Deputy Managing Director responsible for Corporate Banking, International Trade Finance, Operations and Transaction Banking Services. From July 1998 to October 2011, Encik Zulkiflee was the Executive Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (‘HLB”). Prior to his retirement in 2015, he was HLB’s Chief Operating Officer, Group Strategic Support from November 2011 to January 2015. During the tenure with HLB, he was given the responsibility to oversee various areas such as Branch and Banking Operations, Integrated Risk Management, Credit Management, Information Technology, Islamic Banking, Wholesale Operations, Retail Operations, Legal and Corporate Communications & Public Relations.

Encik Zulkiflee was appointed to the Board of GuocoLand Malaysia on 4 December 2015. He is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee and Nominating Committee of GuocoLand Malaysia.


Non-Executive Director/Independent

Ms Patricia Chua Put Moy is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Ms Patricia Chua began her career in Ernst & Young, Liverpool and London, United Kingdom in October 1978. She subsequently served PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kuala Lumpur as Qualified Accountant in October 1982 prior to joining Genting Group where she served in various capacities, including as the Group Management Accountant, Head Office Personnel & Administration Manager, Senior Vice President of Corporate (Genting Sanyen) Human Resource and Information Technology and Member of the Remuneration & Compensation Committee for Genting Berhad/Resorts World Bhd/ Asiatic Bhd.

Ms Patricia Chua was the Regional Project Advisor of Organization Renewal Inc. (Malaysia/Indonesia). She joined VXL Group from July 2004 to September 2005 and served as an Executive Director of Finance, Investment and Human Resource Division. She was the Associate Director of Tax and Advisory Business Development for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Beijing, China.

From October 2009 to July 2013, Ms Patricia Chua had held positions in Avery Dennison BV Hong Kong, Asia Pacific as a Human Resource Director; Paramount Corporation Berhad as the Special Project Director/Director of Business Services and Group Corporate Planner/Human Resource Director; and Kolej Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya as Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Patricia Chua was appointed to the Board of GuocoLand Malaysia on 1 August 2016. She is a member of the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee and Nominating Committee of GuocoLand Malaysia.


Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent

Mr Quek obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr Quek started his career in investment banking. Since joining the Hong Leong Group, he has held various positions including Executive Director of Hong Leong Financial Group and is currently the Managing Director of HL Management Co Sdn Bhd, a post held since 2016. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of GuocoLand Malaysia on 1 July 2021.