Board Of Directors

Mr Mohamed Ismail GafooreCo-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO

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 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 and an IBMEC higher diploma in Real Estate & Property Management 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.

Mr Kelvin Fong Keng SeongExecutive Director

Mr Kelvin Fong oversees the Group’s training development curriculum and also administers the development of IT strategies and technology innovations to improve the Group’s competitive edge in the industry. Prior to joining the management team, Mr Fong was one of the top Team Leaders and his team of salespersons has a strong track record for outstanding sales performance and excellent customer service.

Mr Fong spearheaded the sales and leadership training programmes. He personally curated the signature PropNex bootcamp to empower over 3,000 salespersons annually together with other team leaders.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from La Trobe University, Australia and a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.

Dr Ahmad Bin Mohamed MagadLead Independent Director

Dr Ahmad is currently the Secretary General of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. He was formerly the Group Managing Director of II-VI Infrared (IR) Optics Manufacturing Operations in Asia, with facilities in Singapore, Suzhou in China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He was a Member of the Parliament for 15 years. He had extensive experience serving as Chairman of several Government Parliamentary Committees and as a Board member in a number of Statutory Boards.

Dr Ahmad holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Brunel University (UK), a Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Post- Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Business School (UK). He is also a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants (Australia) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Management Development Institute of Singapore.

Mr Kan Yut KeongIndependent Director

Mr Kan Yut Keong is the Group’s chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. He presently sits as a member on the board of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore and the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore. He is also an independent director of Nam Cheong Limited.

Mr Kan has more than 34 years of experience in professional accounting, corporate finance and consulting in Asia and in the United Kingdom. He was previously the managing director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. until his retirement in June 2014.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is a chartered accountant by training and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and its Corporate Finance Faculty, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr Low Wee SiongIndependent Director

Mr Low Wee Siong is the Group’s chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is currently in legal practice as a director of Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC, Mr Low is also the lead independent director of Beng Kuang Marine Limited.

Mr Low has been named a recommended lawyer for capital markets in Singapore by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and 2020 Editions and one of “Singapore’s 70 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2016” by the Singapore Business Review. He holds a Bachelor of Law from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. He is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a solicitor on the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.