With more than 20 years' experience in the real estate industry, Mr Ismail has an intimate understanding of the industry. He is responsible for the Group's strategic direction and oversees business operations of the Group, including functions such as compliance, finance, human resources, legal, marketing, operations, sales and information technology.
Prior to joining the real estate industry and subsequently founding Nooris Consultants Pte. Ltd. in 1996, Mr Ismail served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces and has continued service to the nation as part of the military reserve force. Mr Ismail currently holds the rank of Colonel (RET) in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Mr Ismail holds a bachelor's degree in Land Economics (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He was a member of the Lifelong Learning Council, a 15-member community led council set up by the Workforce Development Agency of Singapore. From 2010 to 2012, Mr Ismail served as the President of the Institute of Estate Agents.