Board of Directors

CHEW GEK KHIM
CHEW GEK KHIM
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
LIM HWEE CHIANG, JOHN
LIM HWEE CHIANG, JOHN
Non-Executive Director
YAP CHEE MENG
YAP CHEE MENG
Lead Independent, Non-Executive Director
CHAN PEE TECK, PETER
CHAN PEE TECK, PETER
Independent Non-Executive Director
YU-FOO YEE SHOON
YU-FOO YEE SHOON
Independent Non-Executive Director
LOCK WAI HAN
LOCK WAI HAN
Independent Non-Executive Director
CHOW WAI WAI, JOHN
CHOW WAI WAI, JOHN
Non-Executive Director
CHONG KEE HIONG
CHONG KEE HIONG
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
CHEW GEK KHIM
Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Ms Chew Gek Khim joined the Board on 21 January 2014 and was appointed Chairman on 17 April 2014.

Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She has been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 24 April 2008. Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of the Tecity Group and Executive Director of Tecity Asset Management Pte. Ltd.. She is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and she sits on the Boards of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Exchange Limited. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She sits on the Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and NUS Board of Trustees.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards in 2016.

LIM HWEE CHIANG, JOHN
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lim Hwee Chiang, John joined the Board on 30 August 2004. Mr Lim is Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman of ARA Asset Management Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited, ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. Mr Lim is also the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd and LOGOS Group.

In the preceding three years, Mr Lim was also a Director of ARA Trust Management (Cache) Limited and Independent Director of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited which was delisted from the Singapore Stock Exchange on 24 November 2020.

Mr Lim is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association ("APREA"), the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Straits Real Estate and Lim Hoon Foundation. He is a Patron of Jurong Spring Citizens' Consultative Committee and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore ("SIAS"). He is also a Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prior to his role as Deputy Chairman of ARA, Mr Lim was Group CEO, since co-founding it. Mr Lim has 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and has received many notable corporate awards. These include the PERE Global Awards 2020 and 2016 Industry Figure of the Year: Asia, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore 2012 and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr Lim, along with the Board of Directors of ARA, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012. In 2017, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in recognition of his contributions to the community.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.

YAP CHEE MENG
Lead Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Yap Chee Meng is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the audit committee and member of the designated committee of the Manager. He joined the Board on 22 April 2019.

Mr Yap was the Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International for Asia Pacific and a member of its Global Executive Team. Prior to his appointment as the regional Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International in 2010, he was a Senior Partner in KPMG Singapore, the Regional Head of Financial Services in Asia Pacific, and Country Head of Real Estates and Specialised REITs Group in Singapore.

In his career spanning 37 years of experience in the financial sector, Mr Yap has served in the committees of various professional and regulatory bodies including Singapore's Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

Mr Yap is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AXA Insurance Pte Ltd as well as the RHB Asset Management Group. He also holds independent directorships in several companies including Keppel Land Limited, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, SATS Ltd, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd and Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte Ltd. He is a council member of the Charity Council of Singapore.

Mr Yap's past independent board memberships included those in SMRT Corporation Ltd and the National Research Foundation of Singapore. He qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1981, and is now a non-practising Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a non practising Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

CHAN PEE TECK, PETER
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Chan Pee Teck, Peter is an Independent Director and member of the audit committee. He joined the Board on 1 January 2017.

Mr Chan is the founder and Managing Partner of Crest Capital Asia, a regional private equity firm investing mainly in Singapore and Australia, specializing in customizing alternative direct investment programmes for clients and managing assets under these mandates.

Mr Chan was a board member of Techwah Industrial Corporation Limited which was delisted from the Singapore Stock Exchange on 24 November 2020.

Mr Chan started his private equity career in 1987 with one of the earliest US private equity firms in Asia. Then, he started a division of ING Barings Asia Private Equity as Managing Director in 1996 to set up ING's private equity investment Asian offices in Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, Taiwan and South Korea. He acquired the business to set up Crest Capital Asia in 2004. Mr Chan is responsible for the strategic management of the funds, innovating new fund strategies as well as investor communication.

Mr Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow Member of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia. Mr Chan is also board member of Clarity Singapore Ltd, a not-for-profit organization which mission is to provide healing, training and support for people with mental and emotional conditions to regain self-confidence and re-discover their abilities and beauty in life.

YU-FOO YEE SHOON
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon is an Independent Director and member of the audit committee. She joined the Board on 1 January 2017. Mrs Yu-Foo is currently the Justice of the Peace, Chairman of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, Ministry of Health and also an Independent Director of KOP Limited and Singapura Finance Ltd. She is also Advisor of Nuri Holdings (S) Pte Ltd, Senior Advisor of Elomart Pte Ltd and Honorary Advisor to the Singapore China Friendship Association - Women’s Alliance.

Mrs Yu-Foo was a Former Minister of State, retired after 27 years in politics. Before she became Minister of State, she was the first woman Mayor in Singapore and she started her career with National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and she was the Deputy Secretary-General of NTUC.

Mrs Yu-Foo graduated from Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters Degree in Business from Nanyang Technology University. She was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Education by Wheelock College of Boston, United States in 2008.

LOCK WAI HAN
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lock Wai Han is an Independent Director and member of the audit committee. He joined the Board on 1 August 2018. Currently, Mr Lock is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OKH Global Limited and is responsible for all the Group's business activities, which is the construction and development of industrial real estate. Mr Lock is also an Independent Director of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd and The Hour Glass Ltd.

Prior to joining OKH Group Limited, Mr Lock was the Executive Director and Group CEO of Rowsley Ltd and before that he was based in Beijing as the China CEO of CapitaMalls Asia ("CMA"), where he had oversight of a retail mall portfolio that included Raffles City projects and CMA mixed developments.

Up until he joined CMA in March 2010, Mr Lock had served in the Singapore public sector for more than 20 years during which he held various leadership roles including Commissioner of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority; Director of the Criminal Investigations Department and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts, as well as directorships in various statutory boards.

Mr Lock holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Master of Science (Management) from Leland Stanford Junior University, USA.

CHOW WAI WAI, JOHN
Non-Executive Director

Mr Chow Wai Wai, John is a Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the designated committee of the Manager. He joined the Board on 1 July 2007. Currently, Mr Chow is also the Managing Director of Winsor Industrial Corporation Limited, which has international operations, spanning countries in the US, Europe and Asia, and he holds directorships in the various subsidiaries and associated companies of the Winsor companies. He is an Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Wing Tai Properties Limited.

In the preceding three years, Mr Chow was a Non-Executive Director of Dah Sing Financial Holdings Limited.

Mr Chow has more than 40 years of experience in property investment and management, textile and clothing businesses. He serves as Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers Association.

Mr Chow received his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of British Columbia.

CHONG KEE HIONG
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Chong Kee Hiong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 1 January 2019. He is also a Director of One Raffles Quay Pte. Ltd., Harmony Convention Holding Limited and Park Mall Pte. Ltd. Mr Chong is a Partners' Representative of BFC Development LLP. Mr Chong is a member of the ARA Group Investment Committee which oversees investment strategies.

Mr Chong has 30 years of financial and management experience. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chong was the Chief Executive Officer of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte Ltd from 2013 to 2018. He was Chief Executive Officer of The Ascott Limited ("Ascott") from 2012 to 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr Chong was with Raffles Holdings Limited as their Chief Financial Officer. Mr Chong began his career in audit with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1990.

Mr Chong is currently the president of the Orchid Country Club General Committee and Chairman and Non- Executive Director of NTUC Foodfare Catering Pte Ltd. Mr Chong is also an elected Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

Mr Chong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with National University of Singapore and completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in 2008. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and, Exco Member and Treasurer of the REIT Association of Singapore.