Mr. Mohamed Ismail Gafoore is our co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO. Having more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ismail has an intimate understanding of the industry and our business. He is responsible for our Group’s strategic direction and oversees business operations of the Group as a whole 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, Ismail served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces and has continued service to the nation as part of the military reserve force. Ismail currently holds the rank of Colonel (NS) in the Singapore Armed Forces. Please refer to the section in this Prospectus entitled “Our Business – History and Development” for details on how Ismail co-founded our Group.
Ismail holds a bachelor’s degree in Land Economics and an IBMEC higher diploma in Real Estate & Property Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is presently 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, Ismail served as the President of the Institute of Estate Agents. Over the years, Ismail received numerous awards including SMCCI Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004), Spirit of Enterprise Award (2004), Association of Small and Medium Enterprises’ Top Entrepreneur of the Year (2008), Overall Entrepreneur for eCommerce Awards of the Year (2008) and the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Overall Indian Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Large Enterprise) (2008) and Nexia-TS Entrepreneur of the Year (2015). Most recently in 2017, he received the Berita Harian Business Achiever Award in recognition of his years in the real estate industry and for being an exemplary role model to the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore.