Tan Cheng Yong

Head of Global Development Operations (EcoWorld International)

Mr Tan was appointed as Chief of Design & Planning of Eco World International Berhad on 1 January 2016 and redesignated as the Head of Global Development Operations on 1 March 2018.

He began his professional working life in 1984, where he spent eight years as an architect in the United Kingdom. He worked with the Greater London Council, Michael Haskoll Associates and Chapman Taylor Partners, focusing on general architecture design and detailing, contract administration as well as accumulating extensive experience and knowledge in the design and building of major shopping malls in the United Kingdom.

In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join the Lion Group as General Manager for Commercial and Integrated Developments Division. As the General Manager for that division, he was instrumental in ensuring the success of the entire operational process within the property development value chain for the projects including shopping malls, hotels, serviced apartments, office towers and integrated township developments.

Thereafter, he joined S P Setia Berhad as a Project Director in 2011 and was later promoted to the position of Senior Project Director in 2012. He oversaw the execution of the KL Eco City project, an integrated mixed commercial and residential development in Malaysia. He also led a team in conceptualising the development master plan for S P Setia Berhad’s proposed Setia Federal Hill project.

In addition, he was appointed by Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited to be a member of the Tender Committee in 2012. As a member of the Tender Committee, he oversaw the technical aspects of the Battersea Power Station project such as procurement and technical due diligence. He was also the Chief Design Review Officer of Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited responsible for overseeing the project design and product development across all its development phases.

Currently, he oversees the execution of Eco World International Berhad projects in United Kingdom and Australia.