Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar bin Tan Sri Dato’ Mohamed Mansor better known as “Datuk Seri FD Iskandar”, is one of Malaysia’s most influential and well respected figures. An exemplary leader, he has carved out a place as a nation-builder for vast swathes of Malaysia’s modern development. Now, as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Glomac Berhad, he continues to lead the way for the company to become one of Malaysia’s most pioneering property developers.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar’s attended the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). He pursued his studies and graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Queensland, Australia and later obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He became a legal practitioner for a couple of years in Australia before returning back to Malaysia.
Thereafter, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar began his heady rise up the corporate ladder, starting out as a Corporate Manager for Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (KPS) before leaving KPS in 1992 to join Glomac Berhad as a General Manager for Business Development. By 1997, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was appointed to the board as Glomac’s Executive Director, a position he held for seven years before assuming his current role of Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
Today, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar runs multiple public and private listed companies across several major industries. In addition to his active role at Glomac, he is the Chairman of VADS Berhad from May 1st 2017, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad which services the IT and telecommunications industries. He is also the Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia’s broadband champion and leading integrated information and communications. In addition to that he also sits on the Board Member of Axis-Reits Managers Berhad, the first REITs company to be listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Perennially active and engaged, FD Iskandar is the President of the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA), having recently been Chairman of its Selangor Branch. He currently also chairs the Building Industry Presidents’ Council (BIPC) comprising of the 7 permanent member organizations namely REHDA Malaysia, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM), Masters Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM), The Institution of Engineer, Malaysia (IEM), Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), and Malaysia Institute of Planners (MIP).
In addition, he also chairs the Malaysian Developers’ Council (MDC), which comprises REHDA Malaysia, the Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (SHAREDA) and the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (SHEDA). Additionally, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar’s advice is sought from far and wide in the business community, a fact demonstrated by his roles in a staggering range of taskforces, councils and business groups. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH), specializing in legal matters and also appointed as a Member of the City Advisory Board for Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) effective November 2014 by His Majesty the King.
Truly tireless in his endevours, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar has served as the Group Chairman of the Media Prima Group, the largest incorporated media company in South East Asia, for 8 years in various capacities until July 31st 2017. He was appointed to the Board in 2009, and was also the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of Media Prima. His presence also extends to being a Director of New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad from 2009 until 2015, the most established publisher in Asia with three main newspapers and a string of established magazines.
He was formerly a Director of Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Berhad from 2004 until 2008. He was also the Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Australian Business Council (MABC), Chairman of Gagasan Badan Ekonomi Melayu, Selangor Branch (GABEM) a body that promotes entrepreneurialship amongst Malays in the country. He was one of the Founding Directors of Malaysia Property Incorporated (MPI), a partnership between Government and the private sector that was established to promote property investments and ownership to foreigners all around the world.
With more than 25 years’ experience and involvement in the property development industry, his vast experience and expertise has made him a very well-known and respected figure among his peers locally as well as internationally. He frequently shares his insights and views as a guest speaker in forums, seminars and conventions, and has given talks on the Malaysian property market both locally and abroad.
His esteemed position is reflected through the wide variety of accolades that he has accumulated. Amongst these awards that Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was awarded were the 2012 Malaysian Business Award in Property by the Malay Chamber of Commerce, the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award at the 2013 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, the MBA Industry Excellence Award (Property Sector) by the Malaysia Business Awards in 2013 and the Brand Laureate Corporate Leader Brand Icon Award by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation in 2014.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was also the recipient of the Global Leadership Award for Commercial Property Development by The Leaders International in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the World Leader Business Person and World Business Leader award by The Bizz 2016 was awarded to Datuk Seri FD Iskandar.