Cyberview Appoints Property Stalwart Kamarul Ariffin As New CEO

Cyberview Sdn Bhd has announced the appointment of Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Samad as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 14th August 2023.

A seasoned corporate leader, Kamarul brings with him over 30 years of experience in a variety of fields, in and outside Malaysia. Prior to stepping in as the CEO of Cyberview, Kamarul spent several years with Sime Darby Property Berhad (SDPB) in various key capacities, from business development, strategic planning, and corporate investment to leading business units. In his most recent position prior to this appointment, he was a General Manager of Sime Darby Property Selatan Sdn Bhd, and was previously responsible for the Malaysian Vision Valley project. 

Also, while with SDPB, he gained valuable international experience serving as the Chief Strategic Relations Officer in London for the Battersea Power Station Development Company Ltd, representing the Malaysian consortium comprising of Sime Darby Property Berhad, SP Setia Berhad and the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) in the GBP9.2 billion Battersea Power Station development project. In his role, he was responsible in ensuring that the consortium’s investments in one of the largest property regeneration projects in Europe were protected and able to generate the desired returns. At SDPB, he was also appointed as a director in more than 25 companies, including public limited companies, in various countries and jurisdictions, among which are Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Vietnam.

Notably, in 2012, Kamarul played a pivotal role in successfully securing Private Financing Initiative (PFI) project for Sime Darby Property Selatan Sdn Bhd consisting of four concession agreements for the Pagoh Education Hub with an aggregate development value of more than RM1bil, one of the biggest education PFI project in Malaysia. 

Kamarul began his career in 1990 as an operations officer with Public Bank before subsequently joining the Sapura Group of Companies, a tenure which saw him in various roles in finance, business development, international business and strategic development throughout the organisation with stints in Sapura Defence Sdn Bhd, Sapura Technology Berhad and Uniphone Sdn Bhd including a 2-year assignment based in Vietnam for the payphone project in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

He was also part of the UEM Group Berhad team, responsible for group strategy and business development as well as corporate development. During his stint with Zelan Berhad, he was involved in various engineering and construction projects in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Kamarul’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science with honours in Accounting and an MBA in Financial Management, both obtained from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom in 1997 and 1998, respectively. He also holds a Diploma in Accountancy from the Universiti Teknologi Mara.

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