UOA Centre Parcels in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: UOA REIT)

Malaysia listed office REIT, UOA REIT, announced on 18 March that it has appointed Yap Kang Beng as non-executive director.

According to his biodata filed with the Bursa Malaysia on 18 March, Yap Kang Beng graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Yap joined UOA Holdings Sdn Bhd in 2010 and currently undertake corporate affairs and investor relations roles in the company. Prior to his present role, Yap was a global investment specialist in J.P. Morgan Private Bank (Singapore) and had working experience in Hong Leong Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

Units of UOA REIT last changed hands on the Bursa Malaysia at MYR1.60.

By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.