One of Asia’s biggest investors leads Mingtiandi’s collection of people moves during the first days of the Ox Year, as Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund names a new chief executive. Also picking out new leadership is Hong Kong’s RedBox Storage, and a top executive with a Hong Kong-listed mainland developer is exiting just three months after the IPO.
Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund will be under new leadership starting next month as Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan has been named chief executive for the $230 billion vehicle effective 1 March. Chief EPF Officer (CEO) effective 1 March 2021. Amir Hamzah, who served most recently as head of Malaysian electrical utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), will take over the helm of the EPF from Tunku Alizakri Alias, who has been leading the fund since August 2018.
A veteran Hong Kong hospitality executive is shifting from beds to sheds as Tim Alpe revealed recently that he has taken up the title of chief executive officer with RedBox Storage in the SAR. Alpe joins the InfraRed NF-controlled self-storage firm after more than five years with hospitality investment and operation firm Ovolo Hotels where he served most recently as chief operating officer.
Sunkwan Properties Group Limited executive president Feng Huiming has resigned from the Hong Kong-listed developer for personal reasons, according to mainland news reports. Feng, who joined Sunkwan in May of last year, had helped preside over the developer’s HK$1.064 billion (US$136 million) initial public offering in October of last year. With the former Shanghai Sansheng Hongye Investment executive departing this month, Sunkwan chair Zhu Jing will take over his responsibilities.
CBRE has promoted Candice Wang to executive director and head of capital markets for eastern China, according to an update to the company’s WeChat account. Wang, who joined CBRE in 2016, will be taken over the position formerly held by Hong Kong native, Dominic Ho, who will remain with the company as an executive director with the capital markets team for mainland China. In the announcement, CBRE China president Alan Li said that the company consistently adheres to a strategy of developing local resources.
Kerry Li has been promoted to director of regional transaction management with JLL in Hong Kong, according to an update to her LinkedIn profile. The veteran broker takes her step up after less than two years as a senior manager with the same department, after having joined JLL as a manager in 2018. The University of New South Wales graduate also has previous experience with CBRE in Hong Kong.
Design firm Aedas has promoted Vicky Wang to director of communications, based in Beijing. Wang, who has been with the architecture practice for more than five years, had previously served as head of communications for China. The graduate of Shanghai’s Fudan University also has previous professional experience with UK design firm Haskoll, as well as with accounting giant PWC.
Chelsie Chan has been promoted to marketing manager with Metropolitan Lifestyle Group in Hong Kong, after previously serving as a community management manager with the privately held real estate manager’s Metropolitan Workspace division, where she spent more than four years. The diploma holder from Hong Kong Polytechnic University also has previous experience as a sales representative with Vicky Beauty in the city.
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