Datuk Seri Michael K C Yam is the Immediate Past President and Patron of REHDA. He had a successful 35 year career in the real estate, construction and corporate sectors prior to his early retirement in 2008. The last 12 years of his professional life were spent helming 2 different award winning public listed property companies as their CEO/MD developing, managing and holding investments in hotels, commercial, retail, residential and integrated mixed development properties, golf courses and international schools not only in Malaysia but also in the UK, South Africa, Mauritius and Australia.
Apart from being the MD of an advisory firm known as Impetus Alliance Advisors, he is currently the senior independent director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad and independent director of Sunway Berhad and Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad. He is the current Chairman of Invest KL Corporation and also appointed onto the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Construction Industry Development Board and Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd. Datuk Seri Michael Yam graduated in Building and Management Studies from the University of Westminster in 1979 and is professionally qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. He was the CEO of the Year 2002 and awarded a honorary fellowship of the Construction Industry Development Board in 2015.