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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shahabuddin bin Tunku Besar Burhanuddin

82 2007 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Kit May Leong

39 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Finance Director, Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Abas Gunnar Bin Abdullah

54 2007 Non-Independent Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Choy Tip Ng

39 2017 Chief Financial Officer of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Siva Shankar

2013 General Manager - Facilities Management of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Stephanie Ping

2011 Head - Business Development and Investor Relations of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Abdul Aziz Adul Rasheed

Head of Engineering of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Lalitha Anandarajah

2013 Manager - Marketing & Corporate Services of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Wai Leo Chan

2012 Head - Origination and Investments of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Stacy Cheng

2012 Assistant Accountant of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Francesca Chong

2013 Finance Manager of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Siew Suan Khor

2007 Property Manager of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Chong Lian Law

2012 Head - Real Estate of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Pauline Tan

Head of Legal and Compliance of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Siew Kwan Leong

2006 External Company Secretary of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Alvin Dim Lao

42 2011 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Peng Hwee Tew

52 2008 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Fateh Iskandar bin Tan Sri Dato' Mohamed Mansor

50 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Mohd Sharif Bin Yusof

78 2010 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Biographies

Name Description

Shahabuddin bin Tunku Besar Burhanuddin

Y.A.M. Tunku Dato' Seri Shahabuddin bin Tunku Besar Burhanuddin serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad on August 10, 2007. On September 18, 2007 he was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Directors and on October 23, 2007 he was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He began his career as an economist with Esso (M) Ltd. He later moved into the finance industry as manager of a finance company within the Malayan Banking Group. Tunku Shahabuddin then started his own businesses, which spanned involvement in the manufacturing, production, trading, construction, finance services and information technology sectors, among others. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Strateq Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Kompakar Inc Berhad) and Strateq Systems Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Kompakar eSystems Sdn Bhd) and also sits on the Board of Iris Corporation Berhad. Tunku Shahabuddin is Chairman of Berjaya Assets Berhad, Jotun (M) Sdn Bhd and DHL Worldwide Express (M) Sdn Bhd. He was an inaugural member of NISIR (National Institute of Scientific Industrial Research), now known as SIRIM. He is the former Chairman of the Selangor Turf Club and now serves as their International Relations Chairman. He is the Honorary Life Chairman of the Malaysia Australia Business Council after heading the council for 19 years. Tunku Shahabuddin was also the Chairman of the Automobile Association of Malaysia for 23 years, President of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Alliance International de Tourisme, Governing Board Member of the Malaysia Canada Business Council, and a former Committee Member of MASSA (Malaysia South-South Association). He was appointed Honorary Consul General of Austria in 1972.

Kit May Leong

Ms. Leong Kit May Chief Executive Officer, Finance Director, Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust, since January 1, 2016. She was appointed to the board on November 15, 2011. She joined the Axis REIT Managers Berhad, being the Manager of Axis-REIT in 2006 and was promoted to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Company on August 5, 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT Australia (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia. She is responsible for treasury, equity and capital management, financial reporting and regulatory as well as Shariah compliances. She has also been designated the Risk Management Officer in charge of risk management in the company. Kit May head the team that saw the reclassification of Axis-REIT into Islamic REIT in December 2008. She has also been an invited speaker in the area of Islamic REITs. Prior to joining the Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was with the UOA Group of companies from year 2001 to 2006, where she was instrumental in the listing of UOA REIT. Preceding that she was with Ernst & Young where she gained her audit and accounting skills.

Abas Gunnar Bin Abdullah

Dato' Abas Gunnar (Carl) Bin Abdullah serves as Non-Independent Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. He has been a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad since March 15, 2005. On November 20, 2006 he was appointed as the Non-Independent Executive Deputy Chairman. He graduated with a Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg University), Sweden in 1980 and a Diploma in Marketing from the University of Oslo, Norway in 1981. From 1985 to 1993, he was the Managing Director of Jotun Powder Coatings (M) Sdn Bhd. In 1989 he embarked on a build and lease project with the multinational APV Hills & Mills. In 1992 he teamed up with Stephen Tew Peng Hwee and other investors to build Crystal Plaza. This was followed with the building of Axis Business Park, Axis Plaza and Menara Axis, all of which formed the core portfolio of Axis-REIT upon listing. He currently serves as a member of the Executive and the Remuneration Committees of the board of the Manager (“Board”). He is also a director of a number of private companies, which are involved in property development and property investment. He is also the director of Axis Development Sdn Bhd (“ADSB”) since 1999.

Choy Tip Ng

Ms. Ng (Nikki) Choy Tip is Chief Financial Officer of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. After being its Head - Credit Control. Nikki Ng was appointed as the Accountant effective on September 15, 2008 where her responsibilities involved overseeing the accounting department and the preparation of monthly and statutory financial statements. She also works closely with the Chief Financial Officer in dealing with matters related to corporate finance and regulatory compliance. Before assuming her current role in Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was the Finance Manager of Paxelent Corporation Berhad where she has been involved in the dealings of financial management as well as corporate planning since 2004. She was also attached to IGB Corporation Berhad where she has served for 6 years before moving forward to her next level of career in Paxelent Corporation Berhad. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree from the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.

Siva Shankar

Mr. Siva Shankar is General Manager - Facilities Management of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. Siva Shankar was promoted from Head of Facilities Management to General Manager of AXIS Facilities Management Sdn Bhd on January 1, 2013. He is responsible to lead the Facilities Management division to manage a range of facilities under the AXIS-REIT portfolio across the country by providing strategic, tactical and operational support activities that will ensure the division operates at optimum efficiency and effectiveness. Siva has 18 years of working experience in real estate professional services in Malaysia and abroad. Prior joining AXIS-REIT, he has worked for Jones Lang Wootton and Brunei Investment Arm (BIA), amongst others. His experience covers all aspect of property and facilities management, project management and property consultancy.

Stephanie Ping

Ms. Stephanie Ping is Head - Business Development and Investor Relations of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. Stephanie Ping was appointed Head of Business Development and Investor Relations on 18 April 2011. Her roles include asset acquisition, investor relations and working with the Manager’s CFO, Ms. Leong Kit May, on capital raising initiatives for the Fund. On the asset acquisition side, Stephanie covers the identification and evaluation of opportunities, deal negotiations and the closing of transactions. Her role in investor relations includes liaising with current and potential investors, fund managers and equity analysts to enable an open communication with the investing community. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. She went on to enroll in the Stanford University School of Engineering and received her Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering. Upon graduation, she was elected to be a Phi Beta Kappa member. She later joined United Airlines, Inc., as a Senior Executive Business Analyst in Chicago before moving on to be a Product Manager at Enova Financial, where she managed the launch of technology-based credit and lending products. Stephanie has also worked at SEVEN Inc., a Silicon Valley technology company specializing in smart phone application development. Prior to that, she spent a summer interning at JP Morgan Chase’s Tokyo office in their Equities Research department.

Abdul Aziz Adul Rasheed

Abdul Aziz Adul Rasheed serves as Head of Engineering of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. His responsibilities include undertaking asset enhancement initiatives for all properties under the Axis REIT portfolio. This includes refurbishments, major repairs, facade enhancements, energy efficiency management and modernization of equipment. In addition, he is responsible for technical due diligence on potential asset acquisitions. He has over 14 years’ experience in project management, overseas and in Malaysia. Before joining Axis REIT, Abdul Aziz was in the broadcast and communications industry, followed by work in satellite engineering and aviation. He has wide experience in first point of sales, contract management, project execution, vendor management, conflict resolution, tender preparation and business development activities. Abdul Aziz received his first degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He also holds an MBA from the Imperial Business School, Imperial College, London.

Lalitha Anandarajah

Ms. Lalitha Anandarajah serves as Manager - Marketing & Corporate Services of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust, since May 2013. Her role includes leasing the available spaces within the portfolio, managing tenant relationships and covering all aspects of marketing for Axis-REIT. Prior to joining the Manager, she worked in the investment promotions team at Malaysia Property Incorporated, an agency under the Economic Planning Unit tasked with promoting Malaysia internationally as a real estate investment destination. She began her real estate career with Zerin Properties, covering research and commercial leasing. Lalitha graduated from the University of Queensland as a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in International Business and has a Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance from the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).

Wai Leo Chan

Mr. Chan Wai Leo serves as Head - Origination and Investments of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. He was appointed Manager, Business Development and Investor Relations on August 5, 2008. As of January 1, 2010 he was redesignated Head, Business Development and Investor Relations. Prior to his appointment he was the Senior Finance Manager of Axis Development Sdn Bhd, the holding company of Axis REIT Managers Bhd which is principally involved in investment properties. He is a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. In 2006, he was with Citibank Malaysia as Assistant Vice-President, Financial Control. Prior to that, he was with the Pacific Star Group, a Singapore-based real estate investment company, as the Group Accountant. He was responsible for all aspects of the finance functions of the Group which includes management reporting, cash flow management and budgeting. Leo started his career with Arthur Andersen, Assurance Division, handling statutory audits and profit forecasts. Subsequently, he was with the Transaction Advisory Division where he was involved in the execution of financial advisory assignments which include valuations, corporate debt restructuring and privatization concept papers.

Stacy Cheng

Ms. Stacy Cheng is Assistant Accountant of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. Stacy Cheng was appointed as Assistant Accountant effective on November 1, 2012. Her responsibilities include review of the requisition of capital expenditure, dealing with the matters related to property expenses and approval of the payment. She works closely with Chief Financial Officer on matter related to property performance analysis. Prior to her employment with Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she was attached to ServTouch- Wywy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of Aapico Hitech Public Company Limited) served for 6 years. She graduated from Raffles Education Group, Olympia College with a Advanced Diploma in Accounting (IFA), and she is a member of The Associate Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA).

Francesca Chong

Ms. Francesca Chong serves as Finance Manager of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust, since November 2013. Her responsibilities include the preparation of monthly and statutory financial statements, and she works closely with the Chief Financial Officer on matters related to corporate finance and regulatory compliance. After her graduation from Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, she worked with BDO Binder for almost 6 years, where she gained experience in auditing. She then joined Kumpulan Jetson Berhad and Pelikan International Corporation Berhad as Group Accountant responsible for group and statutory reporting and compliance. While at Pelikan International Corporation Berhad, she was seconded to the German office for about 2 years where she was involved in projects such as transfer pricing, inventories and sales analysis and group reporting. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Studies from University of Nottingham in Malaysia and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom.

Siew Suan Khor

Ms. Khor (Selina) Siew Suan serve as Property Manager of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. She is a member of the Board of Valuers and the registered owner of Axis Property Services, the appointed Property Manager of Axis-REIT since January 1, 2007. Selina is a graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where she obtained an Associate Diploma in Valuation. She served at Rahim & Co for a period of 23 years where she was an Executive Director. She is responsible for the management of all the properties in Axis-REIT which includes the building and maintenance management as well as the fit out projects and enhancements. She works closely with David Aboud on the tenant leasing and care and with the CEO on matters on valuation regarding existing and new properties.

Chong Lian Law

Ms. Law (Jackie) Chong Lian serves as Head - Real Estate of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. She was appointed as Head of Leasing and Property Management on January 1, 2009. Prior to this she served as Marketing and Leasing Executive since February 1, 2007. Her main responsibility include marketing and leasing of space involving negotiating new and existing tenancies, and property management of the Axis-REIT portfolio. In addition she handles the structuring and preparation of all tenancy agreement as well as overseeing the Tenant Care Programme to maintain landlord-tenant relationships. Jackie has real estate experience including property sales administration, lease administration, project management, procurement and facilities management. She has served in several administrative functions in the Axis Group since 1994. Jackie holds a Master of Science in Facilities Management from the Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.

Pauline Tan

Ms. Pauline Tan is Head of Legal and Compliance of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. Pauline Tan is the Head of Legal and Compliance of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. Her roles include key areas relating to compliance of the Fund, corporate governance and risk management. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Legal Practice from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia. She was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She has practised as an Advocate and Solicitor with experience in commercial, corporate, litigation, conveyancing and banking. Prior to joining Axis REIT Managers Berhad, she headed the legal and compliance division of Pavilion REIT Management Sdn Bhd for Pavilion REIT. Preceding that, she was the Vice President of OSK Trustees Berhad where she was instrumental in the listing of Sunway REIT and was entrusted with the responsibility for the daily operations of corporate trustee services for Axis REIT, UOA REIT and Sunway REIT after she held the position of Group Legal Affairs Manager in a Multinational Group of Companies involving in retailing, hotels, food & confectionery, financial services, stockbroking, properties and travel and tourism. She has also previously served in the airline industry.

Siew Kwan Leong

Ms. Leong (Rebecca) Siew Kwan serves as External Company Secretary of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. She was appointed on April 20, 2006. She handles the corporate secretarial works of Axis REIT Managers Berhad and advises the Board and the senior management on compliance issues applicable to the Manager as well as Axis-REIT. She is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Alvin Dim Lao

Mr. Alvin Dim Lao has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust, since December 30, 2011. He is an Audit Committee member. He graduated with a degree in information technology and statistics from the University of Western Australia and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to being the Chief Financial Officer of D&L Group, he worked for the Singapore National Computer Board and was also subsequently seconded to the Supreme Court. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President at D&L Industries Inc., and Chief Financial Officer at Chemrez Technologies Inc., which are listed companies on the Philippines Stock Exchange. Alvin is also a Chief Financial Officer at LBL Industries Inc. He is in charge of the financing, development and leasing of the property portfolio of LBL Industries. He also oversees currency hedging, investments, administrative, accounting, legal and human resources. He is part of the executive committee of all companies in the D&L Group. He is a director of several private companies in Manila.

Peng Hwee Tew

Mr. Tew (Stephen) Peng Hwee serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. Stephen graduated with a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing (I.M.), United Kingdom in 1982, following which he started his career as a Real Estate Agent and today owns the real estate agency, Hectares & Stratas. He is the Past President of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents and served as a board member on the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents from 1998 till 2004. Together with other investors, he has over the past 20 years, purpose-built for investment income buildings which have housed multinationals. In 1992 he teamed up with Dato’ Abas Carl Gunnar Bin Abdullah and other investors to build Crystal Plaza. This was followed with the building of Axis Business Park, Axis Plaza and Menara Axis, all of which formed the core portfolio of Axis-REIT upon listing. He is also the owner of Stadec - Malaysia’s 1st One Stop Home Decoration Centre located at Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. Stephen currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Board. He is also a director of a number of private companies, which are investment holding companies.

Fateh Iskandar bin Tan Sri Dato' Mohamed Mansor

Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar bin Tan Sri Dato' Mohamed Mansor serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of Axis REIT Managers Berhad since November 20, 2006. Y. Bhg. Dato’ Fateh Iskandar B Tan Sri Dato’ Mohamed Mansor or fondly known as Dato’ FD Iskandar is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Glomac Berhad, a main market property company listed on Bursa Securities since June 2000. Dato’ FD Iskandar attended the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) and later obtained his law degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and subsequently went on to obtain his Masters in Business Administration. He practiced law in Australia before coming back to Malaysia joining Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (KPS) as its Corporate Manager. He left KPS to join Glomac in 1992 as General Manager for Business Development and climbed the way up the corporate ladder. In February 1997, he was appointed to the Board of Glomac Berhad. He is currently the Vice President of The Real Estate & Housing Developer’s Association (REHDA) Malaysia and immediate Past Chairman of REHDA Selangor Branch. He is also a Director of Malaysian Property Incorporated (MPI), a partnership between Government and the private sector that was established to promote property investments and ownership to foreigners all around the world. He is now the vice Chairman of the Malaysian Australian Business Council (MABC), Chairman of Gagasan Badan Ekonomi Melayu, Selangor Branch (GABEM) a body that promotes entrepreneurial ship amongst Malays in the country and the Treasurer of Selangor State UMNO.

Mohd Sharif Bin Yusof

Mr. Mohd Sharif Bin Yusof serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Berhad, the Manager of Axis Real Estate Investment Trust, since October 20, 2010. He was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Axis REIT Managers Berhad on August 10, 2007, and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of Axis REIT Managers Berhad. Mohd Sharif is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has had a career spanning both the corporate finance and accounting disciplines. He has served the Selangor State Government (1967-1971) as Senior Accountant in Anglo Oriental Sdn Bhd from 1972-1973 and then joined as Corporate Finance Officer in Bumiputera Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1973- 1977. This was followed by a 12 year career as Senior Vice President and Company Secretary of Manulife Insurance Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as British American Life & General Insurance Company Berhad). He currently serves on the Boards of the following Public Companies; Ireka Corporation Bhd, Amanah Capital Malaysia Berhad (in liquidation), DFZ Capital Berhad and Atlan Holdings Berhad.