Independent Non-Executive Chairman


Dato’ Hj Zainal Abidin Putih, a Malaysian male aged 74, was appointed as Chairman of L&G on 1 June 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Dato’ Hj Zainal qualified as a Chartered Accountant of the ICAEW in 1972 and has very extensive experience in audit throughout his career as a practising accountant. He also has a good working knowledge of taxation and has been involved in management consulting especially those involved in acquisition, take over, amalgamation and restructuring of companies and company flotation.

Dato’ Hj Zainal was formerly the Country Managing Partner of Messrs Hanafiah Raslan and Mohamad and was an Adviser with Messrs Ernst & Young Malaysia until his retirement in 2005. He was the President of MICPA from 1989 until 1991 and the Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board from 2003 until 2009.

He had also served in Government Agencies as the Chairman of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, a member of the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission and a member of the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund.

Dato’ Hj Zainal was awarded the Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan (D.S.N.S.) by the Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan and the Jaksa Pendamai (J.P.) by the Yang Di Pertua Negeri Melaka in 1995 and 2008, respectively.

Dato’ Hj Zainal is the Chairman of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad and Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad and sits as a Board Member of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd.

Dato’ Hj Zainal is also the Chairman of Mobile Money International Sdn Bhd, Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd and a director of several private limited companies. He is a trustee of the National Heart Institute Foundation (IJNF) and a member of Frost & Sullivan’s FinTech Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Universiti Multimedia and an Advisor to the Advisory Board of RHL Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Managing Director


Mr Low Gay Teck, a Malaysian male aged 55, was appointed as Director of L&G on 15 October 2007 and was redesignated as the Managing Director of L&G on 1 January 2008. Mr Low holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Footscray Institute of Technology (now known as Victoria University), Australia.

Prior to joining L&G, Mr Low was with the Mayland Group since 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Mayland Group and assumed the position of Managing Director in 2005. Mr Low has been involved in property development and project management for the past 32 years, handling and implementing projects such as residential, commercial, shopping complex, hotel, golf course, condominium and serviced apartments.

Currently, Mr Low sits on the Board of a few subsidiaries of L&G and several private limited companies.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Encik Ferdaus Mahmood, a Malaysian male aged 65, was appointed as Executive Director of L&G on 16 June 2008 and was redesignated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2016 following his retirement as Executive Director on 31 December 2015.

Encik Ferdaus started his career as Trainee Accountant with Tractors Malaysia Bhd in 1974 and joined United Estate Projects Sdn Bhd (UEP) (initial developer of Subang Jaya, Selangor) in 1976 where his last position was the Credit Controller.

Subsequently, in 1980, Encik Ferdaus made a decisive switch in his career into the main stream of the property industry and since then has garnered extensive experience in this industry especially in the areas of marketing, sales, credit control and property management.

In 1990, Encik Ferdaus joined L&G as the General Manager in one of the property subsidiaries of L&G. In 1998, he was appointed the Chief Operating Officer to head the property operations of L&G in Australia and returned to Malaysia in 2005 to be based in Kuala Lumpur as the Director of Property Division, L&G.

Currently, he sits on the Board of a few subsidiaries of L&G.

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Ir Dr A Bakar Jaafar, a Malaysian male aged 70, was appointed as Director of L&G on 18 October 1999 and redesignated as the Senior Independent Director of L&G on 28 November 2012. He is an engineer by profession and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, a Master of Environmental Science from Miami University and a Doctorate in Marine Geography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Honorary Doctorates in Science from University Malaysia Terengganu and the University of Newcastle, Australia. On 10 February 2018, he was awarded with “Tokoh ASAS 2018” from “Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Alam Shah”.

He served in the Malaysian Civil Service for over 22 years in various positions including as the Director-General of the Department of Environment from 1990 to 1995. He continued to serve the Malaysian Government as the Elected-Member to the Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf, UN HQ, New York (1997-2002) (2002-2007) (2007-2012). He is now a Professor at the Perdana Centre, Razak Faculty of Technology & Informatics of University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), and as Research Fellow of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre (OTEC) and Chairman of Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) since 4 October 2019.

Currently, Dato’ Ir Dr A Bakar sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Hj Ikhwan Salim Dato’ Hj Sujak, a Malaysian male aged 63, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 December 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics & Accounts) from Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom.

In 1977, he began his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, UK and joined Nestle (M) Sdn Bhd as Finance Executive in 1979. In 1980, he moved on to be the Group Financial Planning Manager of Kumpulan Low Keng Huat Sdn Bhd.

Currently, Dato’ Hj Ikhwan runs his private business, Konsortium Jaringan Selangor Sdn Bhd. He is also a Board member of Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad, Glomac Berhad and several private limited companies.

Independent Non-Executive Director


YM Tengku Maruan Tengku Ariff, a Malaysian male aged 67, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 July 2008 and was redesignated as Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 August 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Design) Degree from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

YM Tengku Maruan started his career as a credit officer with Citibank Berhad, Kuala Lumpur (“Citibank”) in 1980 where he was exposed to various aspects of the banking industry. In 1985, YM Tengku Maruan left Citibank holding the position of Manager and joined Southern Bank Berhad as the Head of Personal Banking Division where he was involved in all aspects of budgeting, credit, product marketing and business development. Subsequently in 1996, he joined Rohas Sdn Bhd (“Rohas”) as the General Manager and also served on the board of several companies related to Rohas until his retirement in 2008. While in Rohas, he was responsible for various business operations such as manufacturing, education, property management and investments.

Currently, YM Tengku Maruan sits on the Board of several private limited companies.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Hoong Cheong Thard, a Malaysian male aged 51, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 June 2010. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom.

Mr Hoong has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as international capital markets. He was an investment banker for over 12 years and had held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong and UBS, Hong Kong where he was responsible for corporate finance business in Asia.

Mr Hoong was the Chief Executive Officer of China LotSynergy Holdings Ltd (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) (2006) prior to joining Far East Consortium International Limited (“FECIL”) in September 2008 as Managing Director.

As the Managing Director of FECIL, Mr Hoong is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the FECIL group’s overall strategies for development.

Mr Hoong also sits on the Board of several public companies which are incorporated and listed overseas and several private limited companies which are incorporated in Malaysia.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Chiu Andrew Wah Wai, a male Chinese citizen of Hong Kong SAR aged 31, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 April 2014.

Mr Chiu is the founder and the Executive Chairman of Land Pacific Limited, Deacon House International Limited and Ariana Social Community Limited. Land Pacific Limited was formed in 2013 is a property development company focusing on residential and commercial developments in South East Asia. Deacon House International Limited formed in 2015 is a hotel company based on Chinese contemporary designs and influences, exemplifying Chinese cultures and traditions with a modern twist. Ariana Social Community Limited formed in 2016 is a community based student housing company with its flagship property in Farringdon, London and projects pipelined in England, Australia and North America.

Mr Chiu started his career with DTZ Hong Kong in 2008, he joined Far East Consortium International Limited (“FECIL”) in 2009 and was appointed as the business development manager of FECIL in 2012.  He is responsible for property investment and development for FECIL. From 2015, Mr. Chiu serves as the assistant to the Chairman of FECIL.

Mr Chiu was appointed as Director of Ju Ching Chu English College Limited 裘錦秋書院校董會校董 in May 2018, he is also an Executive Director of i-Cable Communications Limited, Director of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd and a director and vice chairman of the board of directors of AMTD International Inc., a company listed on both New York Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange.

Mr Chiu is the member of Hong Kong Beijing Association (香港北京交流協進會理事), Vice Chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations (香港江蘇社團總會第三屆副會長), Member of Shenzhen Overseas Friendship Association (深圳海外聯誼會第七屆理事會理事), Member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong (香港地產建設商會會員) and Member of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (“HKGCC”) (香港總商會會員).

Mr Chiu is the son of YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu, the major and controlling shareholder of Prestige Aspect Sdn Bhd, the holding company of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd and its subsidiaries (Mayland Group).

Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid, a Malaysian female aged 60, was appointed as Director of L&G on 1 December 2018. She holds a Master in Business Administration (Finance & Management) from Central Michigan University, USA, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Central Michigan University, USA and a Diploma in Accountancy from MARA Institute of Technology.

Dato’ Noorizah has more than 30 years of work experience and has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic management. She was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PLUS Expressways International Berhad and PLUS Malaysia Berhad from 2012 to 2016 and also the Managing Director of PLUS Expressways Berhad from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director of Faber Group Berhad and Faber Hotels Holdings Berhad from 1999 to 2007 and had also held other senior positions which include Senior General Manager Finance of Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad and Senior Manager of Hatibudi Management Sdn Bhd (UEM Group).

Currently, Dato’ Noorizah sits on the Board of Scientex Berhad, Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd and several private limited companies.