Johan Ariffin is new chairman of Amanah Harta Tanah PNB

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 3): Datuk Johan Ariffin has been redesignated as independent and non-executive chairman of real estate investment trust Amanah Harta Tanah PNB (AHP) from director previously.

According to a stock exchange filing by AHP today, Johan, 59, takes over from Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, 54, who stepped down from the position on July 11, the same day he stepped down as chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd.

"The change in boardroom relates to the manager of AHP, Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Bhd," the filing added.

Johan is also an independent non-executive director of Sime Darby Property Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd, as well as chairman of property development group Mitraland Group of Co.

Units in AHP were untraded today, leaving the trust with an unchanged market capitalisation of RM169.4 million.