Colin Tan June Teng

Group Managing Director

Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

COLIN Tan's personal motto changes "impossible" to "IM possible". As managing director of the Malaysian property developer Hatten Group, he has shown that he is not afraid to set some very ambitious targets for his business. "It is important to know your industry. Learn as much as you can and study both local and global market trends. Once you have developed a clear understanding of the sector, do not be afraid to dream big, the world thrives on new ideas and innovation," he said.

Hatten is a leading player in Malaysia's property development, asset management and investment industry. A multi-award winning company, it is one of the largest corporations in the region to integrate core businesses in project development, construction, commercial and asset management, retail leasing and hospitality divisions.

Incorporated in 2008, Hatten, which means "growth" and "development" in Japanese, is known for its large-scale pioneering projects such as Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Hatten Hotel Melaka and Hatten City, a 25-acre waterfront project. To date, the group has won 30 prestigious international awards from some of the most influential and reputable global award committees.

James John Ku (Jury - ACES Awards)

"Hatten is a trusted brand because they have a proven track record of success, fore-fronting value add through innovation, delivering quality products and services as well as escalating revenue to stakeholders and investors. Beyond profits, Colin shows the importance of integrating their role as a corporate citizen by enriching the community while conserving the wildlife and environment."