Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim is president/chief executive officer of Iskandar Investment Berhad.
A Johorean and dynamic property development virtuoso, Datuk Syed Mohamed took over the helm of Iskandar Investment Berhad on 1 November 2010.
A veteran in developing urban communities, Datuk Syed Mohamed’s role as CEO includes formulating the strategic planning and development of the catalytic projects in contributing towards the transformation of Iskandar Malaysia, as well as establishing collaborative efforts with federal and state agencies, global partners and other key players.
The mandate of Iskandar Investment is to imbed within Iskandar Malaysia; the designated economic growth region at the southern tip of the country, strategic projects to propel the 2,270 sq. km conurbation to an international standard liveable city by 2025.
With his innovative approach coupled with extensive real estate development experience, Datuk Syed Mohamed plays a pivotal role as the guiding hand in taking the first wave of catalyst projects completed and operational in 2012.
A charismatic results-oriented leader, Datuk Syed Mohamed served as group director of property & infrastructure at DRB-Hicom Berhad before taking on his current role with Iskandar Investment. Previously when he was the chief operating officer of Knowledge Economic City Developers, he managed the development of the Knowledge Economic City, Madinah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
During his tenure as CEO of TH Properties Sdn Bhd, Datuk Syed Mohamed conceptualized, repositioned and successfully turned around the smart township @Enstek in Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. Prior to that, he spearheaded the establishment of Sime Darby’s second property arm, Sime Darby Land, which was known for its orchard-gated high-end residential community called Planters Haven.