Melissa Tan Swee Peng

Chief Financial Officer (EcoWorld International)

Melissa was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Eco World International Berhad on 1 September 2016 overseeing the corporate and finance related matters.

Melissa started her career with the internal audit department of Sunway Holdings Berhad (now known as Sunway Berhad). In 2001, she joined the corporate finance department of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad). During her six-year tenure in Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, she was involved in various corporate transactions specialising in mergers and acquisitions, take-overs and equity fund raising activities.

Subsequently, Melissa joined S P Setia Berhad in 2007 as a Senior Manager within the Corporate Finance Department. She was the primary person assisting the Head of Corporate Finance and thereafter the Chief Financial Officer in the implementation of S P Setia Berhad’s financial strategies. She implemented two major placement exercises which raised in total more than RM1.8 billion and played a direct role in securing regulatory approvals and advising on corporate finance related matters. In 2013, she was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance overseeing corporate financial planning where she anchored the equity and debt capital market functions along with the regulatory compliance on corporate finance matters. Under her stewardship, S P Setia Berhad successfully completed the issuance of a RM700 million Sukuk Musharakah Programme which clinched two Islamic finance awards, namely the Perpetual Deal of the Year and Musharakah Deal of the Year in 2014.

In April 2014, Melissa joined Eco World Development Group Berhad as the Head of Corporate Finance primarily responsible for the Eco World Development Group Berhad’s corporate financial planning and she was leading the Initial Public Offering exercise of Eco World International Berhad. Within a span of approximately two years, Melissa spearheaded the implementation of six major corporate transactions involving acquisitions and joint venture arrangements, which enabled Eco World Development Group Berhad to increase its landbank from 1,017 acres in 2013 to 7,443 acres by 31 October 2015 and facilitated a RM2.8 billion equity fund raising for its growth and expansion plans.