Sunday 04 Jun 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, who left property group S P Setia Bhd last week, has been appointed non-independent and non-executive director of Eco World Development Group Bhd.

Liew, 55, is the father of Liew Tian Xiong, a director and substantial shareholder of Eco World. The junior Liew holds 88,780,601 shares in the company.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Eco World said Tan Sri Liew started his career as a banker in 1981. After 5 years, he ventured into property development.

In May 1996, Tan Sri Liew was appointed as group managing director of S P Setia Bhd. He resigned from his position as president and chief executive officer of S P Setia on 30 April 2014. However, he remains as the chairman of Battersea Project Holding Company Limited and managing director of Qinzhou Development (Malaysia) Consortium Sdn. Bhd.

Liew holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Business Administration) from the University of Malaya.

In 2007, he was named Property Man of the Year by FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards 2007 in recognition of his contributions to the country's real estate industry and community at large.

He was also named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur for the year 2011 in the Masters Category and also emerged as the Country Winner.

In 2012, he was honoured by The Edge Malaysia with an Outstanding Property Personality Award, and was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award for Property and Philanthropic Leadership by the World Chinese Economic Forum.

In September 2013, The Edge Billion Ringgit Club also named him as Malaysia's Outstanding CEO for showing exemplary leadership in building businesses and creating value.

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