Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar bin Tan Sri Dato’ Mohamed Mansor better known as “Datuk Seri FD Iskandar”, is one of Malaysia’s 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. He was appointed as a board member of Glomac since 5 February 1997.
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 rising 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. Currently Datuk Seri FD Iskandar is one of the Directors of the Board in Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (CIDB) and also appointed as the Chairman and Board of Trustee of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) from 1 February 2019 onwards. In addition to that, he also sits on the Board Member of Axis-REIT Managers Berhad, the first REITs company to be listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was the immediate past President of REHDA Malaysia (Real Estate and Housing Developers Association of Malaysia) for 2 terms from 2014 until recently and he was formerly Chairman of REHDA Selangor for 2 terms from 2006 to 2010. He has been a member of the City Advisory Board for Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) from November 2014. He has also served as the Chairman of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH), specializing in legal matters.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar has served as an Independent Director of Telekom Malaysia (TM) since 2013 until recently. TM is Malaysia’s broadband champion and leading integrated information and communications. Furthermore, he was the Chairman of VADS Berhad; a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad which services the IT and telecommunications industries. Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was also the Group Chairman of the Media Prima Group, the largest incorporated media company in South East Asia, for 8 years in various capacities until 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 entrepreneurship 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 29 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 him.
“The Special Achievement Award from Asia Pacific's Most Prestigious Awards” (APEA) 2017 under the category of Property Development Industry was awarded to Datuk Seri FD Iskandar to recognize and honour business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurship, embodying qualities such as exceptional performance, perseverance and tenacity in developing successful businesses in Asia Pacific.
In 2018, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was honoured by The EdgeProp.My, The Editor's Choice for Malaysia’s Exemplary Real Estate Industry Leader 2018 title to his contribution to the local real estate industry in general and specifically for his commitment to raising the standards of property management. Furthermore, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was also honoured by the Property Insight Prestigious Developer Awards 2018 for Industry Excellence Award in the recognition of his immense contribution to the industry all these years as well as in his capacity as REHDA President.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar was honoured under the special recognition awards category by ASEAN PROPERTY AWARDS MALAYSIA 2018-2019 by Des Prix Infinitus whereby he was awarded the Prestigious Leadership Excellence Award in March 2019. In May 2019, The Property Insight Prestigious Developer Awards 2019 presented the Best Industry Leadership to Datuk Seri FD Iskandar in recognition of his long-time leadership in the property industry.