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Welcome Remarks by BMCC
Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Lopez (Executive Director of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad)

    Jennifer Lopez

    Executive Director of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad

    Appointed as Executive Director of the BMCC in July 2018, Jennifer oversees all operations and business units of the Chamber. She steers the BMCC’s robust network composed of 260 MNCs & SMEs, together with its associates and key stakeholders from both the private and the public sector. In her role, she drives her team to leverage business matching opportunities for the Chamber’s members, while providing a representative industry/sector voice to engage in purposeful public/ministerial dialogue with key government stakeholders.

    She’s also the chief liaison for the BMCC Board of Directors, the Malaysian spokesperson for the bilateral chambers under the British in South East Asia (BISEA) faction. Jennifer also supervises the BMCC’s contract with the British government’s Department International Trade (DIT), whereby the Chamber serves as a platform for British businesses looking to export products & services to Malaysia and develop a presence in-market. As a Chartered Accountant by training, Jennifer has enjoyed a versatile career in professional education and financial industries, including assuming the role as Head of Malaysia at ACCA for 5 years; honing her specialities in developing strategic partnerships, corporate branding and relationship management.

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Welcome Remarks by PNB Merdeka Ventures
Tengku Dato' Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud
  • Tengku Dato' Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud (CEO of PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Berhad)

    Tengku Dato' Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud

    CEO of PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Berhad

    Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz bin Tengku Mahmud is currently the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. He is responsible for the development of Merdeka 118 precinct project, comprising a 118-storey tower, observation deck, hotel, retail mall and residential towers.

    Prior to his appointment as the CEO of PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad on 1 April 2010, he was the Head, Property Development of Sime Darby Property Berhad from August 2008 to March 2010. He was responsible for the Property Development Operations in addition to the Hospitality, Leisure and Asset Management of the Property Division. He also served Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad as Head, Property and the CEO, Guthrie Property Development Holdings Berhad from 2005 to 2007.

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Merdeka 118Malaysia's Next Iconic Landmark
James Goh
  • James Goh (Head of Investments at Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd (Real Estate Division))

    James Goh

    Head of Investments at Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd (Real Estate Division)

    James has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector having joined Rahim & Co in 1999 after returning from Canada with an honours degree in real estate. During this time, he has worked on some of the firm’s largest transactions including the RM1 billion Integra Tower sale, the RM290 million sale of German government assets, the RM295 million sale of the British High Commission and the RM218 millon sale of British American Tobacco’s plant and HQ.

    Head of Investments at Rahim & Co, James is also tasked with handling the leasing of Merdeka 118 Tower.

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Malaysian Market Property Landscape2020 and Beyond
Siva Shanker
  • Siva Shanker (CEO, Real Estate Agency of Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd (Real Estate Division))

    Siva Shanker

    CEO, Real Estate Agency of Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd (Real Estate Division)

    Siva is registered estate agent with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents and has more than 35 years in the property industry. Over his career he has worked both as a consultant with large international internationals as well as in the corporate sector as Head of Investments with Axis REIT. A previous president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, Siva is the recipient of several industry awards and is recognised as an accomplished speaker and trainer in the profession.
    In September 2019, Siva joined Rahim & Co as CEO of its real estate agency division.

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Q&A Session