Company seen as chilli padi of property sector


  • Business
  • Monday, 20 Jan 2003

SCB executive director Datuk Ghazali Mohd Ali

DATUK Ghazali Mohd Ali, executive director of SCB Developments Bhd, sees SCB as the chilli padi of the property industry. 

“Our objective is to be a household name in property development in Malaysia. We are small compared to the IOI and Guthrie groups but we are potent. We are the cili padi of the industry, and for us, size does not matter,'' he said. 

Ghazali has always been inspired by the thought of shaping the world. Now he is, as he puts it “shaping the earth” by building quality residential and commercial properties for consumers. And he does it with passion.  

“I find my work a pleasure. I enjoy it even more with a very supportive board and quality staff,” he said. 

Ghazali works almost 24 hours a day. He confessed to calling up his staff during the weekend to talk about work. 

A very hands-on person, Ghazali believes in doing certain jobs himself, for instance, going to the authorities to get the company's development plans approved. 

His guiding philosophy in life is to be sincere in all that he does. 

“I don't tell my staff to do something that I myself do not do. If I ask them to come in to work early, I will also ensure that I come in early whenever circumstances permit,” he said. 

In his eyes, everyone is equal and no special treatment is accorded to anyone. He emphasises on the honesty of his staff. “It is the principle of things, my staff must always be above board.”  

Ghazali graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology in Perth in Town and Regional Planning in 1970 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners.  

He was appointed to the board of SCB in 1994 and is also the divisional director of BOUSTEAD HOLDINGS BHD's property division.  


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