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. and Harmony Convention Holding Limited. Mr Chong is a Partners’ Representative of BFC Development LLP.
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 president of the General Committee of Orchid Country Club and Aranda Country Club as well as 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.
Ms Dawn Lai assists the Chief Executive Officer on all operational matters; including asset management, investment, finance, investor relations and strategic planning.
Ms Lai has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector. She was with CapitaLand Ltd for 19 years where she was responsible for the marketing and leasing of commercial properties with a total asset value of more than S$10 billion.
Ms Lai holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Ng Ee San heads the Finance team and assists the Chief Executive Officer on the finance, treasury and capital management functions of Suntec REIT.
Ms Ng has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Finance Manager at Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, the manager of Ascott Residence Trust. She was also previously an Accountant at Wing Tai Holdings Limited and The Hour Glass Limited, and has held various positions with PSA Corporation Limited and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Ms Ng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Raymond Ong assists the Chief Executive Officer on acquisitions, projects, operational and asset management matters and oversees Suntec REIT's project developments.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Ong was the Director, Project of APM Property Management Pte Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited) since 2012 where he led the project team in the remaking of Suntec City which was successfully completed in 2015.
Mr Ong has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, project and property management.
Prior to joining the Group, he worked with public listed property companies Centrepoint Properties Ltd, Parkway Holdings Ltd and Wing Tai Property Management Pte Ltd, and with private property companies Kallang Development Pte Ltd and SK Land Pte Ltd. He had held positions as Executive Director and General Manager taking charge of development and property management.
Mr Ong holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.
Ms Melissa Chow oversees the Investor Relations function of Suntec REIT. Her responsibilities include the timely communication of quality information to unitholders, potential investors, key stakeholders and providing the Manager with key market updates.
Ms Chow has 10 years of experience in the field of investor relations. Prior to joining the Manager, she was an investor relations associate at a private equity firm where she managed the communication channels between the company and the investment community. She was previously with a boutique public and investor relations agency.
Ms Chow holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance and Corporate Communications) from Singapore Management University.