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About Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Tropicana Gardens Office Tower

Our headquarter is strategically located in Tropicana Indah, along Persiaran Surian & Kota Damansara. The location provides easy access to the city centre and the rest of the Klang Valley via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP), SPRINT Expressway and the Penchala Link.

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Founder and Chairman's Profile

Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing
Briefcase Group Executive Vice Chairman

Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing is the founder of Tropicana. Tan Sri Dato' Tan has interests in wide range of businesses and industries, and has taken his entrepreneurial expertise and business management into areas as diverse as property development & property management, property investment, recreation & resort, investment holding, entertainment, and education. He has amassed a prolific catalogue of achievements and subsequently garnered recognition as one of Malaysia's Top Business Icon for his role in the development and modernisation of the nation. 

He was previously appointed as Chairman and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana on 5 July 1995. On 7 January 2013, he relinquished his position as the Group Chief Executive Officer and was redesignated as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana. He resigned as the Group Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Tropicana on 18 June 2015 and served as the advisor of Tropicana until he assumed his current position as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana on 24 January 2019. 

He is also the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and the Deputy Chairman of the Tropicana Foundation. 

Board of Director's Profile

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
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Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
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Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Age : 64 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun is a retired Inspector General of the Royal Malaysia Police (“IGP”) who served the Police Force for 35 years.


In 1984, he joined the Royal Malaysia Police. From 1986 to 2015, he was in the Special Branch Department and was later promoted as Director of the Special Branch.


In September 2017, he was promoted as the IGP, the highest-ranking position in the Royal Malaysia Police, until his retirement in May 2019. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana on 27 October 2020. He was then promoted as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Tropicana on 19 January 2022.


He is also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, SIAB Holdings Berhad and Hiap Teck Venture Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ancom Nylex Berhad (formerly known as Ancom Berhad). He also holds directorships in several private limited companies.

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Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing
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Group Executive Vice Chairman

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Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing
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Group Executive Vice Chairman

Age : 68 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing is the founder of Tropicana.

He was appointed as Chairman and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana in July 1995 and redesignated as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana in January 2013. He resigned as the Group Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Tropicana on 18 June 2015 and served as the advisor of Tropicana until he assumed his current position as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana on 24 January 2019. He is also the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and the Deputy Chairman of Tropicana Foundation.

His children, Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien, and Mr Din Tan Yong Chia, and his son-in-law, Mr Jared Ang Tzer Shen are also members of the Board.

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Dion Tan Yong Chien
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Group Managing Director

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Dion Tan Yong Chien
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Group Managing Director

Age : 33 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien holds a double degree in Bachelor of Science and Master of Science. In 2011, he graduated from the prestigious University College London, United Kingdom, mastering in Bachelor of Science, Information Management for Business. In 2012, he went on to pursue a Master of Science in Management with Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He started his career with Accenture – a multinational Fortune Global 500 company that provides consulting and technology services – as their strategy consultant in multiple fields such as telecommunications, media, and property sectors. Backed by his experience, Mr Dion Tan was appointed as the Executive Director of Tropicana on 18 June 2015 and re-designated to Group Managing Director on 2 October 2017.

He is responsible for strengthening project development, project delivery, and contract. He also oversees communications, marketing & sales, group asset management, resort & investment projects as well as the digitalisation masterplan for the Group. Together with the founder of Tropicana and its senior team, he actively supports the Tropicana Foundation, providing much-needed direction and assistance to worthy causes for the underprivileged community.

Mr Dion Tan sits on the board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana), Bay Group Holdings Sdn Bhd (“CapBay”), Thai Odyssey Sdn Bhd, Wow Media Group as well as several private limited companies locally. He is a trustee of the Tropicana Foundation.

His father, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana and major shareholder of Tropicana. He is also the brother of Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana, and Mr Din Tan Yong Chia, Group Executive Director of Tropicana, and the brother-in-law of Jared Ang Tzer Shen, Group Executive Director of Tropicana.

Jared Ang Tzer Shen
Jared Ang Tzer Shen
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Group Executive Director

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Jared Ang Tzer Shen
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Group Executive Director

Age : 37 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Qualification:
Master of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.
Master of Business Administration from Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).

Mr Jared started his career in management consulting with A.T. Kearney, focused on analytics, strategy, and stakeholder management, before obtaining an MBA from INSEAD, where he was awarded the Dean’s List honours and selected as one of the top 20 students to attend an exchange programme with Wharton Business School. He has been involved in portfolio management and fundraising, covering a variety of sectors including retail, healthcare, and education in organisations such as OldTown White Coffee, CTOS, MR DIY and Creador, a substantial shareholder of GHL.

Mr Jared was appointed on 13 October 2020 as the Group Executive Director of Tropicana and sits on the board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad.

Mr Jared is the son-in-law of Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, who is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and major shareholder of Tropicana. His brothers-in-law, Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loon, is the Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana, Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien, is the Group Managing Director of Tropicana, and Mr Din Tan Yong Chia, is the Group Executive Director of Tropicana.

Din Tan Yong Chia
Din Tan Yong Chia
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Group Executive Director

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Din Tan Yong Chia
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Group Executive Director

Age : 30 | Gender : Male |


Mr Din Tan Yong Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management from Cass Business School, City University, London in 2014. He obtained a Master of Science in Management with information Systems and Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom in 2015. After an internship with Morgan Stanley in their Private Wealth Management division, Mr Din Tan Yong Chia joined the Digital Marketing division of a local tech start-up for a year, prior to joining Tropicana Corporation Berhad Group's Marketing Department.

Mr Din Tan Yong Chia's father, Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Tropicana Corporation Berhad ("Tropicana"). His brother, Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien, is the Group Managing Director of Tropicana and Dato' Dickson Tan Yong Loong, is the Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana. His brother in-law, Mr Jared Ang Tzer Shen, is the Group Executive Director of Tropicana.

Save as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
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Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
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Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 42 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong (“Dato’ Dickson”), is the Executive Chairman, President and Group CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palmgold Group of Companies. Palmgold Group is a global investment company with interests in investment holdings, equity investments, private equity, fintech, gaming and real estate. Palmgold Group is a strategic shareholder of Australian-listed Fat Fish Group Limited (ASX:FFG), a multinational tech conglomerate and venture capital firm with businesses in video games, esports, e-commerce, fintech, digital animation and Web 3 games. Its group portfolio includes several high-growth companies such as Swedish-listed Abelco Investment Group AB (NGM: ABIG), Swedish-listed Rightbridge Ventures Group AB (NASDAQ: RIGHTB), Singapore-based ASEAN Fintech Group Ltd, Malaysia-based Lemon Sky Studios and Australian-listed iCandy Interactive Limited (ASX: ICI).

Dato’ Dickson is currently serving as the Chairman of the board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad and a member of the board of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. In addition, Dato’ Dickson serves on the boards of several other local and international private limited companies with diverse interests in various sectors. He is a member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club and the Malaysian Institute of Management.

Dato’ Dickson started his career at Tropicana Corporation Berhad in 2005 as Business Development Manager, and has held several senior management positions, including Executive Director (2009-2010), Deputy Managing Director (2010-2013), Group Managing Director (2013-2014), and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (2014-2020). He was also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director for Berjaya Corporation Berhad (2011-2016), Berjaya Land Berhad (2011-2016), Berjaya Assets Berhad (2012-2016), and Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (2011-2017). Dato’ Dickson Tan received his Master of Science in Internal Auditing and Management from Cass Business School, City University, United Kingdom in 2003 and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2002. He completed his studies at Harrow School, United Kingdom in 1999.

Honours: Darjah Dato’ Setia Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) - Dato’ (2013)

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Datuk Wira Lye Ek Seang
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Datuk Wira Lye Ek Seang
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 58 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Qualification:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics from the University of Malaya.


Datuk Wira Lye was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 November 2018. He was also the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Magna Prima Berhad from 2007 to 2009. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Deputy Executive Chairman of Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Minetech Resources Berhad from 2008 to 2014 and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of REDtone International Berhad from 2014 to 2016. He was the director of Cardiff City Football Club from 2013 to 2017.


He is the co-founder and Managing Director of Mygres Ceramiche Sdn Bhd, the owner of Hyatt Place Kuala Lumpur located in Bukit Jalil. He is also shareholder of Edusphere, a Cyberjaya property development in partnership with HCK Capital Berhad, which owns University of Cyberjaya. Presently, he is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Berjaya Assets Berhad and a Trustee of Tropicana Foundation. He also sits on the board of several private limited companies.

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Alice Dora Boucher
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Alice Dora Boucher
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 65 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian


Qualification:

Bachelor of Economics (2nd Upper) from the University of Malaya.


Ms Alice Dora Boucher started her career in 1981 as an officer and Money Market Dealer in Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank (the “Bank”). In 1984, she moved to the Corporate Banking Department of the Bank and rose to the level of General Manager. She was later promoted as the Head, Credit Risk Department in 2002 which was responsible for credit analysis and evaluation of the Bank’s corporate lending activities. From July 2012 till January 2017, she served as an Executive Vice President, Managing Director’s Office, and Wholesale Banking. On 26 February 2019, she was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana.


She has more than 36 years of working experience in Corporate and Investment Banking. She was involved in providing financial solutions to companies involved in various industries such as property development, manufacturing, plantations, and oil & gas. She also has exposure to credit risk management during her tenure at the Bank and was a member of the Bank’s credit committee for approval of loans and other funding proposals. She has no directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.

Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 63 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian


Qualification:

Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia.


Ms Vivienne was appointed to the Board of Berjaya Corporation Berhad (“Berjaya”) on 15 September 2005 as an Executive Director and was subsequently appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad on 7 December 2020.


She has more than 38 years of experience managing Project Financing, Debt & Equity Capital Funding, Corporate and Debt Restructuring, Credit Analysis, Privatisation, Initial Public Offerings, and Group Treasury Cash Management in various sectors ranging from Financial Services, Consumer Products & Services, Hotels & Resorts, Property Development, Gaming, Motor Trade & Distribution, Food & Beverage, Environmental & Clean Technology Services, Construction, Education and Telecommunications.


She is also responsible for the Money Lending/Leasing and Hire Purchase and Nominees Department of Berjaya Group. Prior to joining the Treasury Department of Berjaya Group Berhad in 1989, she was attached to Sunway Group of Companies for 6 years and headed its Treasury Division.


Currently, she is also the Joint Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Corporation Berhad and a Director of Cosway Corporation Berhad.

Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 37 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Qualification:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration from Linton University College.

On 11 May 2021, Dato’ Sri Badrul Hisham was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana and was subsequently appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of REDtone Digital Berhad on 1 September 2022.

He is one of the Directors of Securelytics Sdn Bhd, a comprehensive cybersecurity systems management company with international partners in Indonesia, Singapore, and Germany, Director of Exomurni Sdn Bhd and Executive Director of Multimax Development Sdn Bhd, a property development company based in Johor.

Currently, he is also an Executive Director of Berjaya Group Berhad and the Chairman of Securelytics Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the board of several other private limited companies.

Datuk Tan Mann Chai
Datuk Tan Mann Chai, JP
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Datuk Tan Mann Chai, JP
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 68 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Datuk Tan Mann Chai, JP has more than 30 years of experience in the marketing industry. He has experience in several industries, particularly property development and construction.

He was the Executive Director of Air Utara Indah Sdn Bhd since 2013, a privatised company in Kedah, Malaysia to undertake the water privatisation project by taking over the operations and maintenance of five water treatment plants in Kedah.

He was also the Executive Director of Berjaya Construction Berhad from 2020 to 2022. In 2023, he has been appointed as consultant to the company.

Koh Huey Min
Koh Huey Min
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Koh Huey Min
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 58 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian


Koh Huey Min is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She has more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, tax, treasury fields, marketing, business development, property investment and development and shopping complex operations.

She was an Executive Director of Berjaya Assets Berhad ("BAssets") from 23 June 2017 to 31 August 2021. Prior to that, she was attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequent to that, she worked in Hong Leong Group of Companies as an Accountant. She joined Berjaya Times Square ("BTSSB"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAssets in March 1994 as the Head of Finance and Admin. She was appointed as an Executive Director of BTSSB from 8 January 2013 to 31 August 2021. She anchored the overall property development and investment division and also managed the overall operations of Berjaya Times Square Group. She also held directorships in various of subsidiaries of BAssets.

Currently she is the Chairman of Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee and a Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Paragon Union Berhad, a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Frontken Corporation Berhad and Scientex Packaging (Air Keroh) Berhad.

Senior Management Profiles

Dillon Tan
Dillon Tan
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Group Managing Director

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Dillon Tan
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Group Managing Director

Age : 40 | Gender : Male |
Mr Dillon Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2004. He obtained a Master of Science in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom in 2005.

He sits on the Board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) as well as several private limited companies which are subsidiaries of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. Mr Dillon also sits on the Board of several foreign private limited companies.

His father, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Tropicana. His brothers, Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien, is the Group Managing Director of Tropicana, Dato’ Dickson Tan, is the Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana, and Mr Din Tan Yong Chia, is the Group Executive Director of Tropicana. His brother-in-law Mr Jared Ang Tzer Shen, is the Group Executive Director of Tropicana.

Save as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.


Ong Chou Wen
Ong Chou Wen
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Chief Executive Officer

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Ong Chou Wen
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Chief Executive Officer

Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr. Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Architecture and a Diploma leading to MA in Architecture from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and is currently a registered graduate member of Pertubuhan Arktitek Malaysia and Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia.

 

Prior to joining Tropicana, he was the Chief Executive Officer of WCT Land Sdn Bhd from April 2019 to June 2021 focusing on boosting the company's property sales. In 2019, he revamped the Sales & Marketing Division which included Sales & Sales Administration, Marketing & Media Communication, Credit Admin & Control and the Business Development Unit.  He restructured roles, set new performance goals & guidelines and introduced a comprehensive Sales Strategic Execution Plan for better results. Before this, he was the Deputy Managing Director of HCK Capital Group Bhd, leading the property development division and overseeing business development, sales, and marketing. In 2017, he successfully launched two major projects, Edusentral and Edusphere, with a total value of RM3.10 billion.

 

He had also held various management roles, including being the Chief Operating Officer of Southville City Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mah Sing Group Berhad. His responsibilities involved revamping, rebranding, and developing Southville City, the largest township spanning 428 acres with an estimated worth of RM11.0 billion. His initial experience in property development began with TFHF joint-venture alongside Cheung Kong Holdings. Upon returning to Malaysia, he worked with Putrajaya Holdings in the PETRONAS Group, handling diverse portfolios. Subsequently, as the Project Director at UEM Sunrise Bhd's Development Division, he oversaw multiple projects like 10 Mont'Kiara, 11 Mont'Kiara, Angkasa Raya at KLCC and Teega at Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, the first mixed-use development under the Sunrise brand.

 

Mr. Ong Chou Wen does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Khoo Thian Shyang
Khoo Thian Shyang
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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Khoo Thian Shyang
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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Age : 47 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr Khoo Thian Shyang graduated with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a Master in Business Studies/Administration/Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom. He is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers of Malaysia.

He began his career as a civil and structural design engineer in 2000 and brings with him more than 21 years of experience in the property and construction industry. His expertise lies in project management including product development, cash flow planning, value engineering, mitigating project risk, and timely project delivery. He also strategises and implements business plans, and manages overall project sales performance. His most notable achievements include master-planning KL Metropolis and completing the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (“MITEC”).

Prior to joining Tropicana, he was the CEO of DK-MY Properties and Senior Project Director of NAZA TTDI Sdn Bhd. He has also held several key management positions in Sunway Berhad and Bukit Kiara Properties Sdn Bhd. He joined Tropicana in 2021 as an Executive Director to spearhead the project division and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2023 assuming a wider role overseeing Tropicana’s growth and expansion.

Mr Khoo Thian Shyang does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

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Lim Lai Seng
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Managing Director /Chief Financial Officer

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Lim Lai Seng
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Managing Director /Chief Financial Officer

Age : 54 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Mr Lim Lai Seng is a chartered accountant by profession. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) from Deakin University, Australia. He also holds the status of CPA conferred by CPA Australia, a mark of high professional competence, a registered accountant as well as a chartered accountant, Malaysia.

He has been in finance for the past 28 years in various sectors ranging from audit, tax, company secretarial services, as well as the plantation and property sectors. He has held several key management positions, among others, Group Financial Controller of IOI Corporation Bhd, Chief Financial Officer of Tradewinds (M) Bhd, Senior Finance personnel of PT Tiara Ari Kencana & Kerry Plantation Services Indonesia, Director of PT Pundi Kencana, and Chief Financial Officer of Johore Tenggara Oil Palm Bhd.

Currently, he is in charge of Tropicana Group’s Finance Division, which consists of Treasury, Group Reporting, Project Finance, Tax, Credit Admin, Risk Management, and General Admin. 

Apart from having vast general experience in Finance, Mr Lim’s experience saw him being project lead in numerous corporate exercises, including takeovers, mergers, demergers, and Initial Public Offerings. Mr Lim also has vast exposure in leading various funding exercises, including issuances and buy backs of USD and MYR Bonds, corporate ratings, structuring corporate debt programmes, and general corporate funding.

Mr Lim Lai Seng does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Ching Hong Tat
Ching Hong Tat
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Managing Director, Business Development

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Ching Hong Tat
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Managing Director, Business Development

Age : 48 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian


Mr Ching Hong Tat graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Malaya and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has more than 24 years of working experience in various industries including property development, agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, construction, and industrial products. He joined Tropicana on 1 May 2010 as Deputy General Manager and was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of Tropicana on 1 October 2017.

He was involved in business development, mergers & acquisitions, listing, fundraising and systems implementation. He is currently responsible for strategic planning and identifying new business opportunities. He also supports financial and operations matters.

Mr Ching Hong Tat does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Karen Lee
Karen Lee
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Managing Director, Southern Region

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Karen Lee
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Managing Director, Southern Region

Age : 45 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian


Ms Karen Lee holds a Diploma in Interior Design, and has more than 20 years of experience in local and overseas construction projects and property development industries.

She joined Tropicana in 2013 and spearheaded multiple commercial and township developments in the Southern Region. Her notable achievements include the completion of 163 acres of reclamation works for Lido Waterfront Boulevard, launching Tropicana Industrial Park at Pontian, and other mixed-use commercial developments at Gelang Patah to expedite the western corridor economy in Johor Bahru.

Ms Karen Lee does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
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Managing Director, Group Assets Management

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Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
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Managing Director, Group Assets Management

Age : 51 | Gender : Male |


Mr Andrew Ashvin brings with him 28 years of retail and mixed development management experience. He is a Certified Marketing Manager, Certified Operations Manager, Certified Administration Manager, and a Certified Complex Manager by the Malaysian Association of Shopping & Highrise Complex Management, of which he is also a member.

His previous stints with the Penas Group in Penang, Carrefour Malaysia, Mayland Group, Hong Leong Group, and Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd helped nurture his expertise in all aspects of mall and property management, in general.

He passionately believes that a mall is more than just bricks and mortar. Each mall has its unique character and personality. A mall serves as a meeting place, a destination, and a melting pot of sorts that creates an ambience for leisure, commerce, and entertainment. He has been serving the Group for 11 years and heads the Group Assets Management division as their Managing Director.

Mr Andrew Ashvin does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
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Managing Director

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Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
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Managing Director

Age : 51 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah graduated with BA Hons major in Urban and Planning studies from the University of Malaya. He has been in the property industry for the past 25 years. He was involved in Project Management, approval management, and customer service.

Currently, he is the Managing Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. He represents the company and serves as an intermediate between the company and the government agencies. He also supports and looks after the business development segment of the company.

Mr Mohd Zapi Abdullah does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
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Managing Director

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Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
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Managing Director

Age : 50 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr Jeffrey Tan holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia, and Master of Science (Information Technology in Business) from University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. Before joining the Group, he was a partner at an international law firm in Malaysia, a registered Trade Mark and Industrial Designs Agent, and a licensed registered foreign lawyer in Singapore. 


He brings with him substantial experience in corporate, commercial and real estate transactions, coupled with dispute resolution and corporate banking work. He has structured, negotiated, and completed many complex real estate acquisitions/disposals for the Group and resolved disputed matters successfully (in and out of court settlements).  In addition, he was the key leader in the Group’s asset injection exercise involving acquisition of prime land parcels in the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang, and Sabah and fund-raising exercises involving issuance of unrated and senior ranking perpetual sukuk and rated and senior ranking sukuk Wakalah. 


Mr Jeffrey Tan has been with the Group since 2010 and is a seasoned general counsel with a diverse practice area. He leads a team of seasoned legal practitioners and has authored many articles and presented papers at legal seminars and regional conferences. He was also a panel judge at the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards in 2018, 2019, and 2021. 


Mr Jeffrey Tan is recently entrusted with managing business development, marketing and sales for the Group, with a focus on managing overall sales performance and identifying opportunities to develop and strengthen business relationships. 


Mr Jeffrey Tan does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Adrian Chin Kok Ping
Adrian Chin Kok Ping
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Managing Director

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Adrian Chin Kok Ping
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Managing Director

Age : 49 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr Adrian Chin holds a Master of Real Estate with Distinction from the University of Malaya, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is also a Registered Architect of the Singapore Board of Architects (“BOA”), a Corporate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (“SIA”), a Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (“RIBA”), International Associate Member of American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) as well as Member of Malaysia Institute of Architects (“PAM”).

 

He brings with him more than 23 years of extensive experience in master planning, architectural and engineering design that spans across Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, and the Middle East. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Group Development Management at Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Singapore.

 

His key expertise includes management of various projects of different sizes and complexity, development of strategic business goals, creation of viable business plans and financial models that will yield and maximise profits from financial management, cost analysis, project development management from inception to completion, and management of stakeholders even in critical situations.

 

Currently, he is in charge of township developments such as Tropicana Windcity (Grandhill, Paradise and Avalon), Tropicana Gardens, Tropicana Metropark, Tropicana Heights, Tropicana Miyu, and Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. Aside from the project execution, he is involved in business planning and the development of new landbanks.

 

Mr Adrian Chin does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

Ixora Ang
Ixora Ang
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Managing Director

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Ixora Ang
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Managing Director

Age : 32 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian

Ms Ixora Ang graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University, United States of America with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Economics. She has more than a decade of professional experience in the property industry.

 

Her expertise lies in marketing and advertising, in particular, the planning and execution of marketing strategies. She has been with Tropicana since 2013, charting the Group’s marketing course for its developments in Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Genting Highlands and Langkawi. She also played a pivotal role in strategising the Group’s digital marketing platform as well as the group's business development division. Aside from that, she is a talented and engaging public speaker, highly passionate and thrives on challenges.

 

Ms Ixora Ang does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any conflict of interest with Tropicana.

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