Knight Frank Promotes Keith HY Ooi To Group Managing Director

Knight Frank Malaysia has promoted Keith HY Ooi to Group Managing Director, effective January 2023, it said the move is part of the company’s succession plan and is in line with its growth strategy, after commemorating its 20-anniversary last year.

A Registered Valuer, Estate Agent, and Property Manager with The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents, and Property Managers (BOVAEA), the Vice President of PEPS, and Member of RICS, RISM, MIPFM, and IACVA, Keith plans to elevate the premier real estate brand with his personal mantra of 4Es – to Empower, Engage, Embrace and Expand. His strategy includes empowering the people at Knight Frank Malaysia to make a difference within the company, engaging stakeholders to improve service, embracing change and digital adoption, as well as expanding the company presence to other states in Malaysia. Keith joined the company in 2007 and was the country head of Knight Frank Cambodia before returning to co-head the Valuation and Advisory business in Malaysia. He has held the position of Deputy Group Managing Director since 2021. Keith has over 20 years of experience in real estate professional services and is largely responsible for undertaking and managing large-scale corporate valuation-related work, in particular valuation assignments for submission to the Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

This promotion will also trigger the line upwards with Sarkunan Subramaniam being promoted to Group Executive Chairman, and Eric Ooi continuing to serve the company as Group Founder and Advisor. Knight Frank Malaysia offers high-quality professional advice and solutions across a comprehensive portfolio of property services and is registered with the BOVAEA since its establishment two decades ago. The brand has embraced a growth strategy based on “Partners in Property” and remains firmly focused on the future. Having a strong presence in Malaysia with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur as well as branches in Penang, Johor Bahru, and Kota Kinabalu, the brand will continue to engage with stakeholders to help shape global success in real estate markets in the years to come.

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