Real Estate & Property

Dato’ Azmir Merican

A highly accomplished executive with a strong track record in transforming companies, Azmir Merican is the group MD of Sime Darby Property


The Group Managing Director of Sime Darby Property, one of Malaysia’s largest property developers with interests overseas, Dato’ Azmir Merican, has built a career shaping companies into market leaders in their respective industries.

Starting his career as an investment analyst at Maybank Group and thereafter working as a manager at the financial advisory arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he later joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, where he was part of the team that helped establish the bank’s private-equity business. While at the helm of AWC Berhad as group chief executive officer and managing director, he led its restructuring and transformed the company into a leading provider of engineering services and solutions in Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East.

Prior to Sime Darby, he was at UEM Edgenta as managing director and chief executive officer, where he is credited for transforming UEM Edgenta into an award-winning services company offering propriety systems and solutions. These included pioneering the use of IoT, data analytics, machine learning and AI for the asset-management industry. Under his leadership, the company became a digital powerhouse and regional market leader in the asset-management and infrastructure realm.

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