Cluttons,leading property consultants and chartered surveyors, has appointed See-Lian Ong as a consultant, as it looks to further develop the business in the Far East.
See-Lian will remain based in Malaysia and will use his in-depth knowledge and business connections in Asia to strengthen Cluttons presence in the region. He will have a particular focus on developing international networks and facilitating cross border investment into the UK.
See-Lian brings a wealth of experience drawn from nearly 40 yearsin international commercial property. He is the immediate Past President of the RICS, having made history as the first non-British passport holder to be elected in the 143 year history of the professional body.
His illustrious career saw See-Lian in post as managing director of DLS Management (Malaysia) and executive director of David Langdon & Seah International. He is also an active former chairman of the RICS Asia World Regional Board and Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors.
See-Lian’s appointment is aligned with Cluttons ongoing strategy to source more business from international contacts.
Cluttons has an established presence in the Middle East, where it has operated for 35 years, and so its renewed focus on Asia has been a natural move. Asia continues to be an attractive proposition for investors and Cluttons partnership with VPC Asia Pacific has seen it turn itsattention to the Asian economies, with countries such as Malaysia leading the way to identify new opportunities for cross border investment.
Bill Siegle, senior partner, Cluttons commented: “We are delighted to welcome See-Lian to Cluttons. His unrivalled experience will be a real asset to the international team and thisis in-line with our strategy to increase our profile in Malaysia as we look to strengthen Asia Pacific presence.”