New CEO at the helm for Kuala Lumpur Pavilion

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd has appointed Joyce Yap as its chief executive officer for retail from May 1.

Yap joined the company which manages lifestyle mall Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in May 2002 as director of leasing and marketing after which she was promoted to acting chief executive officer for retail.

She has more than 20 years of retail, sales and marketing experience covering among others, the marketing, sales and management of properties ranging from residential to shopping centres.

Upon graduating in business studies in London, Yap stayed on and embarked on her career with the international trade division of the Gestetner Group in 1979. Since then, she has taken on senior sales & marketing and property management roles in large corporations such as Lion Properties Sdn Bhd, MBF Properties Sdn Bhd, General Corporation Berhad and Berjaya Ditan Sdn Bhd.

As a testament to her achievement and contribution, Yap was awarded Winner of Distinction of Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Management of Shopping Centres in 2008.

She is also a founding member of the Council of Asean Shopping Centres, President of the Association for Shopping and High-rise Complex Malaysia (PPKM), vice president of FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) Malaysia as well as a committee member of the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibitions, an active think tank committee of the Malaysian and Kuala Lumpur Tourism councils.
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