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Panel of Judges 2017

Haresh Khoobchandani

Chief Executive Officer of iProperty.com Malaysia and Singapore

Dr. James Tee

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia

David Chong

Former VP of Malaysia Property Incorporated (MPI)

Richard Oon

National Tax Director at TY Teoh International

Ahyat Ishak

Founder of the Strategic Property Investor Program

Haresh Khoobchandani

Chief Executive Officer of iProperty.com Malaysia and Singapore

Haresh Khoobchandani joins the REA Group team as Chief Executive Officer of iProperty.com Malaysia and Singapore. He brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing expertise to this position, including extensive experience driving expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

Previously, Haresh was GM Microsoft Business Solutions for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Before joining Microsoft, Haresh worked in several industries across the Services, Retail and Distribution sectors gaining valuable experience across different industries.

Haresh is a distinguished public speaker, commentator and certified coach. In recognition of his thought leadership in marketing he was awarded the Global Brand Leadership Award at the World Brand Congress 2011. He holds a Masters of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Stirling, and is a graduate of the executive course in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at Harvard Business School.

Dr. James Tee

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia

Dr. James Tee is the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia. He was formerly the Executive Director of UOA Holdings, an award-winning Top 10 largest property group in Malaysia. Dr. Tee, who was a Board Member of UOA Asset Management, previously worked for the Hong Leong Group as Chief Executive Officer and the Setia Awan Group as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Tee holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge. A Commonwealth Scholar, he also has a First Class Honours Degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor. Dr. Tee served as the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association (MRMA) from 2011 to 2015, and has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) since 2011. He is the author of the best-selling book Malaysian Real Estate Industry – Value Creation Strategies.

David Chong

Former VP of Malaysia Property Incorporated (MPI)

David Chong was a corporate lawyer at the KL office of ZICO Law (a regional ASEAN Law Firm) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister-at-Law at Lincoln’s Inn in 2006. Subsequently, he moved into the real estate related work.

In his real estate career, he has worked as a property negotiator, a legal manager in a property company in Malaysia and was later attached to Ray White Real Estate’s Melbourne office in Australia. David was previously Vice President (1) of Malaysia Property Incorporated (a Malaysian Government Initiative under Economic Planning Unit Minister, focusing on promoting Malaysia and attracting FDI into Malaysian real estate). Currently he works with property developers to address topical industry issues.

Richard Oon

National Tax Director at TY Teoh International

Richard Oon, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of taxation, is the National Tax Director of TY Teoh International, one of the leading and fastest-growing consulting service providers in Malaysia with branches in Singapore, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak and Labuan, and a member firm of MSI Global Alliance, an international association of independent accounting firms ranked consistently Worldwide Top 20.

Richard is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He also holds both a tax agent license and GST tax agent license, issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Richard is also the author of the book, ‘Every Property Investor’s Guide To How To Pay Less Tax Legally’. He is also the co-author of the books titled ‘Most Wanted Series: GST’ and ‘Property Investment BLT – Size Up Your Return With Bank, Law, Tax’.

Ahyat Ishak

Founder of the Strategic Property Investor Program

Ahyat Ishak is the founder of the Strategic Property Investor program, which has helped many Malaysians create immense and sustainable wealth through property investment. Through his experience and learning from many successful property millionaires, he has discovered the REAL Wealth Formula™ and has also trademarked his Strategic Property Investor Model™.

Ahyat Ishak is an international speaker, active in the property investment speaking circuit, having spoken in the largest property events in the region. His articles and opinions are regularly published in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and news portals. He also regularly appears on TV and radio, sharing his ideas and comments on the Malaysian property market.

Academically, Ahyat Ishak has an IT Degree and MBA with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, specializing in Strategic Marketing. He also holds the CPT or Certified Professional Trainers with IPMA, UK. Professionally, he is an entrepreneur and is the executive director of his family’s group of companies.

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