Lendlease appoints new managing director for Malaysia

Australian construction, infrastructure and property company Lendlease has appointed Yong Su-Lin as managing director for Malaysia, effective 1 March 2022. She joins the Asia leadership team, reporting directly to Justin Gabbani, CEO for Asia.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ms Yong will assume leadership of the business in Malaysia, driving the strategy, growth and operations across Lendlease’s development, investments and construction businesses in the country. Her appointment follows incumbent Stuart Mendel’s return to Australia after seven years in Malaysia.

Ms Yong has more than 25 years of corporate banking and real estate experience, including project financing and consultancy. She was most recently CEO of Sentral REIT, a role she assumed in 2015. Part of the core team since 2006, Ms Yong was involved in the operations of Sentral REIT and led the investment and investor relations function.

“I would like to congratulate Su-Lin and welcome her to Lendlease. Malaysia is a key market for the Asia business, home to our largest integrated development – The Exchange TRX,” said Mr Gabbani. “Su-Lin’s expertise and experience will add further perspective to the Asia leadership team.

“In collaboration with Dinesh Nambiar, who continues in his role as chairman of Lendlease Malaysia. I look forward to further advancing our growth strategy and to continue to deliver long-term sustainable value.”