Mohamad Razif Abdul Wahab – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

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Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd
Property Development Industry
Pulau Lumut, 7, Jalan Perigi Nanas 8/6, Indah Point, 42920 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 3101 2020
www.centralspectrum.com.my

Career Highlights

1995-1997

  • Sales and Marketing Executive of Land General Berhad.

2012

  • Joined Central Spectrum.

2017

  • Graduated from London Business School, Senior Executive Programme.

2019

  • Appointed as CEO of Central Spectrum.
Outstanding Category

Mohamad Razif Abdul Wahab

CEO

Born in 1966, Mr. Mohamad Razif Abdul Wahab is currently the CEO of Central Spectrum, a Malaysian property development company headquartered in Pulau Indah, Selangor. The company is a member of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) with its shareholders; Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Bhd (KHSB) and Detik Jalur Sdn Bhd, each holding 76.67% and 23.33% respectively.

The entrepreneur started working at the age of 18. His first project was Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh 1985, which was during the first economic recession. His second project was Serendah Golf Resort, where his chairman instructed him to setup the sales and marketing team for the project. At the age of 24, Mr. Razif was promoted as assistant manager.

Mr. Razif is an alumni of London Business School’s (LBS) Senior Executive Programme and a member of the Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM). With 30 years working experience in the industry, he had been part of Malaysia’s leading property development corporations namely MK Land Holdings, Land & General Bhd., Guthrie Property Development Bhd., Sime Darby Bhd. and UEM Land Bhd. and Premier Plus Consultancy (M) Sdn Bhd.

He joined Central Spectrum at the end of 2012 served as the Senior General Manager of Sales & Marketing. After years of standing in for Central Spectrum’s former CEO, Dato’ Mahmud Abbas, it came as no surprise to most that Mr. Razif was appointed as the new CEO of Central Spectrum as of February 2019 when Dato’ Mahmud Abbas left to explore greener pastures elsewhere.

“Mr. Razif, although surprised at the appointment shared that he knew he was being groomed as part of the succession plan for the company. With well over 30 years of working experience in the industry, he was the logical choice to take over the helm of Central Spectrum. The entrepreneur’s appointment is a clear indication of the company’s ambition and readiness to take on the future prospects.”

Mr. Razif, although surprised at the appointment shared that he knew he was being groomed as part of the succession plan for the company. With well over 30 years of working experience in the industry, he was the logical choice to take over the helm of Central Spectrum. The entrepreneur’s appointment is a clear indication of the company’s ambition and readiness to take on the future prospects.

Pulau Indah Industrial Park (PIIP), Selangor Halal Hub (SHH) and Selangor Bio Bay (SBB) are some of the most prominent projects developed and managed by Central Spectrum in 25 years of its operation. It had also developed Laguna Park; a landed residential project and Indah Point; shop offices. Under Mr. Razif’s leadership, the company has shown considerable progress in the three projects and have caused ripples in the industrial market.

Under Mr. Razif’s leadership, he aims to instill key values to the employees at Central Spectrum, namely:

Strength: Achieving success by pushing boundaries, thinking creatively resulting in smart innovative ideas and solutions.

Teamwork: Harnessing and synergising on people’s strength and align with the Company’s vision and mission.

Accountability: Holding true to ethical and professional behaviour to set the highest standards of integrity.

Responsibility: Caring for the society and environment.

Personal Believes and Values

Mr. Razif holds the believe that one has to have an individual long-term plan to be successful. His personal values are honesty, humility, helping others to gain happiness, and positivity. Besides, he strongly believes in giving his staff an opportunity to explore and show their strengths.

A Man on a Mission

Moving forward, Mr. Razif aspires to develop Pulau Indah into a progressive and modern island featuring countless opportunities for business and living. Furthermore, he hopes to elevate the company’s role in creating value and contributing to the growth of Malaysia’s economy. Central Spectrum will start on its Selangor Bio Bay project which is a master-planned and integrated smart city development featuring a biotechnology theme.

His vision for his company is to create destinations for communities by building innovative quality products and caring for the environment.

Mr. Razif’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is, “If you want to be happy, make everybody happy” and “when you help others, do not expect anything in return”.