Our Team

PRESIDENT

MANDY CHEW SIOK CHENG

MANDY CHEW SIOK CHENG

Mandy Chew Siok Cheng is an accomplished hotelier with more than 30 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. She currently oversees Lexis Hotel Group which manages a collection of hotels and resorts in Malaysia. Mandy is a graduate from the University of Malaya with Bachelor of Economics (Hons) majoring in Business Administration. She was the honourable auditor of the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) and the President of the Group Leisure Division, Metroplex Holdings. Among her notable previous postings were the renowned hotel chain, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur for 11 years and more recently, Sunway International Hotels and Resorts as the Chief Executive Officer for more than three years, overseeing 2,786 hotel rooms in Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Mandy was also the Director of Sunway International Vacation Club and Sunway Healthy Lifestyle. 

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ( CORPORATE SERVICES )

TIU KWE YEE

TIU KWE YEE

Tiu Kwe Yee possesses vast experience in the field of human resources. He began his career in the Labour Department and Industrial Relations Department of the Ministry of Human Resources. Subsequently he joined the renowned Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang. With more than 20 years of working experience in the hotel industry, Tiu is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Master of Science in Quality Management. He is also a panel member of the Industrial Court. In his previous position as Vice President – Operations for Legend Management Group Sdn Bhd, he was responsible for overseeing the operations of 5 hotels i.e. The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, The Legend Resort, Cherating, Legend Water Chalets and Legend International Water Homes, Port Dickson as well as Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Additionally Tiu was also responsible for the operations of The Mall Shopping Complex, Kuala Lumpur, a timeshare company, Legend Worldwide Holidays Berhad, a hospitality college, Legend International College of Hospitality and Tourism, Kuala Lumpur and a centralized laundry provider, Seasons Laundry.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ( SALES & MARKETING )

STEVE WOON

STEVE WOON

Steve Woon began his career in the banking industry where he was attached to the Treasury Division as a Foreign Exchange Trader, with both local and foreign banks in his 10 years tenure in the industry. Steve then joined Berjaya Group Berhad in 1988 as a manager where he served for more than 7 years, pioneering their Currency Exchange business and subsequently clinched the Group’s Best Employee of the Year award. His last posting at Berjaya Group was the General Manager of Inter-Pacific Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd, a full-fledged travel agency while at the same time he also served as Director of Columbus Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd. Steve then joined Metroplex Berhad as the General Manager of Funland Sdn Bhd in 1995 and was responsible for expanding the operations of a 50,000 sq. ft. indoor theme park.

A year later, Steve was assigned to conceptualize a timeshare scheme and Legend Worldwide Holidays Berhad was incorporated and the timeshare scheme launched. The company later grew to be the leading timeshare company in the country. In his previous position as Vice President – Sales & Marketing, he was responsible in overseeing the sales and marketing activities of Legend Management Group, comprising 5 hotels and resorts, a shopping mall, a timeshare company promoting vacation membership, a hospitality college and a centralised laundry. Steve holds a Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management and is a member of the institution since 1985. Steve has more than 23 years of experience in the travel and hotel industry and has served as a committee member in both the Malaysian Holiday Timeshare Developers’ Federation and Pacific Asia Travel Association – Malaysia Chapter.

AREA VICE PRESIDENT

CHAN HON MING

CHAN HON MING

Chan Hon Ming possesses vast experience in the hospitality field, specifically in the food and beverage department. He began his career in 1974 with Equatorial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. In 1984 he joined the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur for twelve years, working in various F&B capacities. When opportunity presented itself at The Legend Hotel, Hon Ming joined the team as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage and was subsequently promoted to Director of Food & Beverage. When Grand Seasons Hotel opened its doors in 2003 he was transferred as the property’s Hotel Manager.

Hon Ming also spearheaded the pre-opening team for The Legend Water Chalets, Port Dickson in 2006 and later The Legend International Water Homes, Port Dickson as General Manager for both properties. For his contributions, Hon Ming was promoted as Senior General Manager for Lexis and Grand Lexis Port Dickson in 2015. All in all, he has been working in the hotel industry for nearly four decades.

GENERAL MANAGER

Ben Ho Chang Peng

BEN HO CHANG PENG

Ben Ho is an experienced hotelier in both financial management and operations. He started off in Bayview Beach Resort, Penang as Deputy Financial Controller before joining Sunway in Penang as Financial Controller and was subsequently promoted to Executive Assistant Manager of Sunway Seberang Jaya. He then took on the role of Director of Finance at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Thailand for 2½ years. Ben rejoined Sunway as Group General Manager for both hotels in Penang. His career with Sunway lasted 13½ years.

A graduate in Chartered Management Accountant awarded by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and Chartered Global Management Accountant, US, Ben obtained his tertiary qualification from University of Derby, United Kingdom. He is also a Certified Hotel Administrator awarded by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, USA.

He is presently the General Manager for Lexis Suites Penang since Oct 2016 and has more than 16 years of hospitality experience both in Malaysia and Thailand. Ben is the Honourable Treasurer of Malaysian Association of Hotels – Penang Chapter for 2014/2016 and 2016/2018.

SENIOR MANAGER ( BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT LIAISON )

ROSMAN b Abdul Rahim

ROSMAN B ABDUL RAHIM

As the Senior Manager of Business Development and Government Liaison, Rosman provides support and contact between the Group and various government agencies and relevant authorities. In addition he also conducts feasibility studies and market analysis on hospitality industry. Rosman started off his career at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 1990 as Human Resources Assistant before moving to The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur six years later. Due to his diligence, Rosman rose up the ranks and in 2009 he was promoted to Business Development and Government Liaison Manager. In 2011 Rosman joined Lexis Hotels and Resorts Sdn Bhd.

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

Catherine Tan Siew Kee

CATHERINE TAN SIEW KEE

Catherine Tan’s responsibilities as Senior Director of Sales encompass leading a diverse team of sales personnel to showcase the resorts’ unique pool villas as well as its array of function spaces, renowned in the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).

A graduate from Tunku Abdul Rahman College specialising in Hospitality Management, Catherine started her career at Heritage Hotel Ipoh in 2007 before moving to The Legend Resort, Cherating in 2008. Three years later she joined Lexis Hotels and Resorts as Sales Manager. Her dedication and perseverance contributed to her rising through the ranks where she currently oversees Lexis, Grand Lexis and Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson in ensuring a sustained and healthy occupancy level.

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

LEE MENG HONG

LEE MENG HONG

As Director of Communications Meng Hong is responsible for the overall public relations and communications aspects of Lexis Hotel Group, A graduate from Institute Vatel, France specialising in Hotel and Catering Management, Meng Hong began his career in the education sector in 1998 for a couple of years before moving to Public Relations at the renowned Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 2004. Among other established hospitality brands he has worked for include Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center and Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur (now InterContinental). He then spearheaded the PR department of The Legend Group of Hotels and Resorts, overseeing its flagship The Legend Hotel as well as Grand Seasons Hotel, Legend Resort Cherating, Legend Water Chalets and Legend International Water Homes, both in Port Dickson. Meng Hong was the head of Sunway Putra Hotel’s public relations department prior to joining Lexis Hotel Group.

ART DIRECTOR

LEE WEI WANG

LEE WEI WANG

A conversation with Wei Wang often leads to an enthusiastically in-depth discussion about his passion – arts and design as well as conceptualisation of his ideas. This graduate from Curtin University of Creative Technology is the person responsible for the group’s overall design and creative touch on all its collaterals and advertisements. He takes words off of a page, conceptualize it, visualize it and then guide it as it materializes into the real world. With a decade of working experience, Wei Wang endeavours to put his skills and artistic touch to good use as the group scales to greater heights.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

JINI SEBASTIAN

JINI SEBASTIAN

Jini Sebastian brings with her vast experience from a diverse background of education, printing, beauty and cosmetics, automobile as well as golf. Her strength in public relations include event planning, sponsorship solicitation and media relations, where she puts to good use in obtaining positive exposure for the group’s hospitality properties. In her current capacity, Jini overlooks the operations and management of Lexis, Grand Lexis and Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. A graduate of Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM) specialising in PR, Jini also holds a Certificate in Interior Design from Institute Teknologi Jaya.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Michael Ng Cheong Wei

MICHAEL NG CHEONG WEI

A graduate from Bolton University, UK, majoring in accountancy, Michael has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting across various industries such as hospitality, trading and manufacturing. He started off his career in Hitachi in 1986 before moving to Germany-based BASF three years later. in 1992 Michael joined the manufacturing industry for six years before moving to Dewina Berhad, a public listed food manufacturing company as an accountant. 

Later Michael expanded his horizon to the Middle East where he worked at Holiday Inn Muscat in 2002. A year later was attached to Berjaya Hotels and Resorts as a Financial Controller and has been in the hospitality industry ever since, having worked in hotels such Armada Petaling Jaya and Melia Kuala Lumpur.

In his current capacity Michael oversees the financial aspects of Lexis Hibiscus, Grand Lexis and Lexis Port Dickson.

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE

AZMIL SYAHMI KESSLER b ABDULLAH

AZMIL SYAHMI KESSLER B ABDULLAH

Azmil Syahmi Kessler possesses more than two decades of experience in the field of food and beverage, having started off as a captain at Malacca Village Resort in 1988. Among the various hospitality establishments Azmil has worked for include Riviera Bay Resort Malacca, Impiana Resort Cherating and Impiana Resort Koh Samui, Thailand as well as Equatorial Cameron Highlands. In addition he also had hands-on experience in pre-opening, namely the renowned Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Malacca Village Park Plaza, Air Keroh.

In his current capacity, Azmil oversees the daily operations of all dining establishments at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, including the planning and execution of all promotions within budgeted guidelines and to ensure optimum guest dining experience.

SENIOR FINANCE MANAGER

NG SOO CHUAN

NG SOO CHUAN

Hailing from the Pearl of the Orient, Soo Chuan has an impressive workplace credential, having launched his career at Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort in 1996 as an Accounts Clerk before moving to the esteemed Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 2004 where he assumed the role of an Accounts Executive. Two years later he moved to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa as the Accountant and was subsequently promoted to Chief Accountant.

Soo Chuan was a member of its pre-opening team and is instrumental in setting up various policies and procedures of the department.Among other prominent hospitality brand names Soo Chuan had worked for include Hilton Petaling Jaya and Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa. Soo Chuan is member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

MAHANDRAN A/L KUNHI KANNAN NAMBIAR

MAHANDRAN A/L KUNHI KANNAN NAMBIAR

With over twenty five years of experience in the field of maintenance and electrical engineering, Mahandran is responsible for the overall operation and management of all electrical and maintenance aspects for the iconic Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. A graduate of City and Guilds Institute, London, Mahandran’s working experience include retail, manufacturing and production, with the last 16 years spent in hospitality industry at properties such as Grand Seasons Hotel, The Legend Hotel and Sunway Putra Hotel.

Mahandran is a qualified Chargeman BO with accreditation from the Energy Commission of Malaysia.

DIRECTOR OF CULINARY

CHEF RYAN POON WAI CHIN

CHEF RYAN POON WAI CHIN

Chef Ryan Poon Wai Chin is the main pillar of Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson’s culinary brigade. A graduate of La Trobe University Australia specialising in hospitality management, he brings over his conspicuous passion for cooking, together with more than 15 years of culinary expertise, to Lexis’ iconic signature property. 

He started off his career at Impiana KLCC Hotel and Spa before venturing around the globe to widen his horizon. Chef Ryan has worked at renowned hospitality establishments such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai UAE, Intercontinental Cairo Egypt, Mandarin Oriental Macau and The Ritz Carlton Guangzhou. His accolades are a testament to his skill and dedication to service, bagging awards such as 2017 Global Gourmet Culinary, Chef Par Excellence – Top 60 Finalist and Dubai Best Family Restaurant Award (Time Out Magazine)

Specialising in progressive contemporary Chinese and European cuisine, Chef Ryan credits his success to building respect on team dynamics, as well as receiving constructive feedback from customers.