Dr Boaz Boon
Senior Advisor to VestAsia
Advisor to DesignSingapore Council
Boaz holds a Ph.D from Cambridge University (UK). Prior to joining CapitaLand in 2001, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate (National University of Singapore). He has also spent some time in the Ministry of National Development in charge of Public Housing. He has been invited to teach and deliver papers in many institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Bank for International Settlement.
Boaz was headhunted to join Capitaland as its Senior Vice President for Strategic Research. He led the Capitaland’s Research team covering Asia- Pacific region’s economic and real estate markets. His research supported the investment and management of Capitaland’s over USD 50 billion investments in the region. He covered economic and real estate market research in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India, UAE, Kazakhstan, Russia and London. His research covered the residential, office, retail, serviced apartment markets, integrated resorts, industrial and logistics space, and real estate financial products like REITs and Property Funds.
Other than conducting real estate research on the regional property markets that Capitaland has a presence and on emerging markets, he was also responsible for enhancing CapitaLand’s real estate and technical capabilities through the design and delivery of executive programmes under CLIMB (CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business) as well as external programmes and other platforms for real estate development & learning.
He delivered a holistic and integrated approach which included forging strategic partnerships with educational institutions and bringing Capitaland’s attention to the latest real estate innovations and thinking to the Group through news, case studies, speaker seminars and other collaborations. He effectively facilitated three signature courses within Capitaland, i.e., RE100, Integrated Real Estate Development and Fundamentals of Real Estate for more than 10 years in South East Asia, UAE and China. To date, Boaz has trained thousands of participants in these courses. In addition, Boaz is a certified ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) trainer under the Singapore Workforce Development Authority (WDA).
Mr M.S. Ariffin
Master in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque, USA
Mr. Ariffin has many years of corporate experience before he joined the real estate industry. He graduated with a degree in financial management from the University of Eastern Michigan, USA and has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque, USA. He is also a Certified Financial Planner.
He has completed the Diploma in Estate Agency with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents and is a Registered Real Estate Agent and has managed his own agency for more than 10 years. He is also the Principal of Oriental Training Centre since its incorporation in 2004.
He has lectured in Principles of Marketing for the Diploma in Real Estate and has also lectured in other higher leaning institutions. He is also a trainer for the NCC course for the registration of new negotiators. He has also given career talks to students in local universities regarding the real estate profession and industry.
Master of Real Estate (UM), MSc Management Accounting & Planning (UUM), B.A (Hons) Accounting & Finance (UK), Diploma in Estate Agency (BOVAEA), Higher National Diploma in Business Studies (UK). Corporate Secretary Certificate (Open University), CFP, RFP
Mr. K.K.WONG is a Registered Real Estate Agent and the Principal of KKland Properties ; a Real Estate Agency Firm provides buying, selling, letting services for all types of local and foreign properties.
He has obtained a Bachelor degree in Accounting & Finance from Middlesex University, England and a Master of Science in Management Accounting & Planning from University Utara Malaysia. He has passed the Diploma in Estate Agency Examination and the Test of Professional Competence (TPC) as a license Real Estate Agent from the Board of Valuers, Appraisers Estate Agents and Property Managers. He has further his studies in real estate and has obtained a Master of Real Estate from Universiti Malaya in 2008.
He has more than 18 years working experience in the Real Estate industry. His career started as a bank executive with a local commercial bank and later promoted as branch manager. Mr. K.K.Wong has served as branch manager and various senior positions before he embarked in the real estate agency career.
Mr. K.K.Wong has frequently lecturing subjects such as property taxation, building technology, investment and valuation, real estate agency practices and agency laws in Estate Agency Examinations conducted by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers at local universities and colleges since 2004. He is also giving training on property courses to property agents and negotiators for other estate agency firms. His vast experience in banking & finance and real estate industry certainly add value to his lecture/training.
Ms Wendy Tee
Graduated with a Master of Business Administration (UM), Master of Information Technology (UM), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Business coach (UM), Registered Financial Planner (RFP), Certified Trainer (PSMB) and Certified Advance Human Resource Practitioner (MIHRM)
Wendy Tee Leap Sing has over fifteen years of experience in senior management and human resources positions for diversified industrial and business environments. Graduated with a Master of Business Administration (UM), Master of Information Technology (UM), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Business coach (UM), Registered Financial Planner (RFP), Certified Trainer (PSMB) and Certified Advance Human Resource Practitioner (MIHRM), she has undergone intensive academic training in various human development and knowledge improvement. Wendy is a member of the Malaysia Financial Planning Council (MFPC) as well as a Security Commission licensed financial planner with VKA Wealth Planners.
Wendy is actively involved in management consultancy, management training and research. Her latest responsibility involves the business coaching, financial training, management consultancy, management and Financial lecturing of Degree programs for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. She has experience managing training programs cover from local universities, in house training and public seminar training, from designing training needs assessment, developing training materials, monitoring and tracking of training programs successfulness and implementing training evaluation. Having been trained as a qualified trainer, her skill and knowledge has been enhanced in operations effectives, fitness analysis, gap analysis and needs assessments. For the past three years she has been involved in. various training topic related to GST- Understanding Goods and Services Taxes ( GSTs) in Malaysia, Goods and Services tax for HR managers, Understanding GST in Malaysia, GST post implementation for Human Resource Managers, GST post implementation for manufacturers, GST post implementation for retailing industries, GST impact on Import and Export, Procedure & Documentations, the impact of GST of Accounting and Auditing, GST post implementation issues, latest DG’s decision and GST audit.
Wendy is now pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from University Utara Malaysia (UUM). Wendy completed and passed her GST exams organized by Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) with the cooperation and support from of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMC). She is currently advising more than 60 SME companies in Malaysia for getting ready on the implementation of GST, mainly dealing with the tax authorities over various GST issues, elements and scope of GST, cycle and operations, rulings, registration, administration, audit and investigations on behalf of her clients.
MR PATRICK SAMUEL
University of London (External Program) with a Law Degree
Mr. Patrick Samuel is an advocate and solicitor by profession. He graduated from the University of London (External Program) with a Law Degree in 1988 and completed his Certificate in Legal Practice in 1990.
He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1992. Mr. Patrick has vast experience in various fields of law, in particular Land Law, Company Law, and Contract Law. He is also a contributor to the Malayan Law Journals publication and has contributed to Mallal’s Criminal Procedure Code and the Malaysian Subordinate Court Practice. Prior to studying Law, he was an editor and complier of school text and reference materials and is also an experienced trainer having conducted training sessions for hotels in the field of Labour Law.
Mr. Patrick is also a Law Lecturer having more than twenty-five years of teaching experience and was a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.