KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Inta Bina Group Bhd has announced the appointment of Au Foong Yee as the company’s independent and non-executive director, its filing showed with Bursa Malaysia on Friday.

Au was the founding managing director (MD) and editor-in-chief of The Edge Property Sdn Bhd, which owns the EdgeProp.my (previously known as TheEdgeProperty.com) weekly publication and www.EdgeProp.my — Malaysia's most relevant and empowering property portal.

Au, 65, retired in December last year and was appointed Editor Emeritus of The Edge Malaysia.

A pioneer member of The Edge Malaysia team, Au was the founding editor of City & Country, the popular property pullout in The Edge Malaysia weekly and Haven (the bimonthly design magazine) published by The Edge Malaysia.

“She went on to be an executive editor and chief marketing officer before being promoted to MD of The Edge Malaysia. In July 2016, Au relinquished the role of MD of The Edge Malaysia to helm and drive The Edge Property Sdn Bhd.

“Au tracks closely and analyses the Malaysian real estate — something she has been doing since 1994. She conceptualised The Edge Malaysia Top Property Developers Awards, The Edge Malaysia Property Excellence Awards and the Haven My Dream Home Awards organised by The Edge Malaysia,” said the building contractor.

According to Inta Bina, Au in 2017 conceptualised the EdgeProp Malaysia's Best Managed Property Awards to promote sustainable real estate and world-class property management practice. This award is the first of its kind not only in Malaysia but in this region.

She is also a regular speaker and moderator at property roundtables, symposiums and forums.

Besides being a non-independent non-executive director of 3Cnergy Ltd, Au has also been appointed a member of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government's Panel of Experts (POE). She also sits on the board of LGM Properties Corp (LGMPC), a corporation under the Malaysian Rubber Board Act 1996.

Inta Bina share price finished the day unchanged at 27 sen, bringing it a market capitalisation of RM144.52 million.

Edited by Ahmad Naqib Idris

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