Board & Management

The CapitaLand Board comprises ten directors of whom nine are non-executive directors. The Chairman is Mr Miguel Ko.

The Board oversees the strategic direction, performance and affairs of the Group and provides overall guidance to Management. The Board has the primary responsibility to foster the success of the company so as to deliver sustainable value over the long-term to shareholders.

Board of Directors
  • Mr Ko Kai Kwun Miguel @ Ko Miguel, 68

    Mr Ko Kai Kwun Miguel @ Ko Miguel, 68

    Chairman
    Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Master of Business Administration, Suffolk University, USA
    Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Accountancy, New Hampshire, USA

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 6 August 2019
    Date of appointment as Chairman: 27 April 2021
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 29 June 2020
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 1 year 4 months

    Board committee served on
    – Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member) 
    – Strategy, Investment and Finance Committee (Chairman)
    – Nominating Committee (Member)

    Present principal commitment 
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd.  (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Deputy Chairman (Non-Executive))
    – Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd (Corporate Advisor)

    Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding five years
    – Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, (Manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust) (Vice Chairman)
    – Managers of Ascendas Hospitality Trust1 (Chairman)
    – Samsonite International S.A.

    Awards
    – Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 (China Hotel Investment Conference in Shanghai)
    – Regional Hotel Chief of the Year in 2007 and 2008 (voted by Readers of Travel Weekly)
    – Visionary Leader in 2007 (Travel Weekly Asia Industry Awards)
    – Global Award in 2007 (World Travel Mart in London)

    1  Managers of Ascendas Hospitality Trust comprising Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd (Manager of Ascendas Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, or “A-HREIT”) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (Trustee-Manager of Ascendas Hospitality Business Trust, or “A-HBT”). Ascendas Hospitality Trust (a stapled group comprising A-HREIT and A-HBT) was delisted from the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 3 January 2020.

     

  • Mr Lee Chee Koon, 46

    Mr Lee Chee Koon, 46

    Group Chief Executive Officer
    Executive Non-Independent Director

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), National University of Singapore
    Master of Science in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Distinction), Imperial College London, UK

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 1 January 2019
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 12 April 2019 
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 2 years

    Present principal commitments
    – EDBI Pte Ltd (Director)

    Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding five years 
    – Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (Managers of Ascott Residence Trust1)
    – CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited (Manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust2)
    – CapitaLand Retail China Trust Management Limited (Manager of CapitaLand Retail China Trust)

    Awards
    – Business China Young Achiever Award in 2017
    – National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite) in 2016


    1  Managers of Ascott Residence Trust comprising Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (Manager of Ascott Real Estate Investment Trust, or “Ascott Reit”) and Ascott Business Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (Trustee-Manager of Ascott Business Trust, or “Ascott BT”). Ascott Residence Trust is a stapled group comprising Ascott Reit and Ascott BT with effect from 31 December 2019.

    2  CapitaLand Commercial Trust was delisted from the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 3 November 2020.

  • Dr Philip Nalliah Pillai, 73

    Dr Philip Nalliah Pillai, 73

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Singapore
    LLM (Master Of Laws) and SJD (Doctor of Juridical Sciences), Harvard Law School, USA
    Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
    Solicitor, England & Wales

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 25 April 2014
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 12 April 2019
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 6 years 8 months

    Board committees served on
    – Audit Committee (Member)
    – Nominating Committee (Member)

    Present directorship in other listed company
    – Hotung Investment Holdings Limited

    Present principal commitments
    – SMRT Corporation Ltd (Director)
    – SMRT Trains Ltd (Director)

    Award
    – The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2003

  • Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, 74

    Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen, 74

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, USA

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 1 January 2013
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 27 April 2021
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 8 years

    Board committees served on
    – Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Chairman)
    – Nominating Committee (Chairman) 

    Present directorship in other listed company
    - Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank Limited (Deputy Chairman and Managing Director)

    Present principal commitments
    – Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund (Board Member) 
    – G2000 Apparel (S) Private Limited (Director) 
    – Great Malaysia Textile Investments Pte Ltd (Managing Director) 
    – Kidney Dialysis Foundation (Director) 
    – M+S Pte. Ltd. (Deputy Chairman)
    – Marina South Investments Pte. Ltd. (Director)
    – MS Property Management Pte. Ltd. (Director)
    – NTUC-ARU (Administration & Research Unit) (Member of the Board of Trustees)
    – Ophir-Rochor Investments Pte. Ltd. (Director)
    – Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd (Chairman) 
    – Singapore University of Social Sciences (Chancellor)
    – Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (Director)
    – Tripartite Alliance Limited (Chairman)

    Past directorships in other listed company held over the preceding five years
    – SIA Engineering Company Limited (Chairman)
    – Singapore Airlines Limited (Chairman)

    Awards
    – The Order of Nila Utama (First Class) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2015
    – The Distinguished Comrade of Labour Award by the Singapore National Trades Union Congress in 2015
    – The Distinguished Service Order at the Singapore National Day Awards 2006
    – The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 1998

  • Mr Kee Teck Koon, 64

    Mr Kee Teck Koon, 64

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford, UK 
    Master of Arts, University of Oxford, UK

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 22 September 2014
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 29 June 2020
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 6 years 3 months

    Board committees served on
    – Risk Committee (Chairman)
    – Strategy, Investment and Finance Committee (Member)

    Present directorship in other listed company
    – Raffles Medical Group Ltd

    Present principal commitments
    – Angsana Fund Investment Committee of Singapore Labour Foundation (Member)
    – Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Director)
    – Mandai Park Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Director)
    – NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (Director and Board Advisor)
    – NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (Deputy Chairman)
    – NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited (Director)

  • Mr Chaly Mah Chee Kheong, 65

    Mr Chaly Mah Chee Kheong, 65

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
    Fellow, Certified Practising Accountants, Australia
    Fellow, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 1 February 2017
    Date of last re-election as a Director: 29 June 2020
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 3 years 11 months

    Board committees served on
    – Audit Committee (Member) 
    – Strategy, Investment and Finance Committee (Member)

    Present directorship in other listed company
    – Netlink NBN Management Pte Ltd (Manager of Netlink NBN Trust) (Chairman)

    Present principal commitments
    – Flipkart Private Limited (Director)
    – Monetary Authority of Singapore (Director)
    – National Jobs Council (Member)
    – National University of Singapore (Member of the Board of Trustees)
    – Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
    – SG Eco Fund (Board of Trustee)
    – Singapore Accountancy Commission (Chairman)
    – Singapore Tourism Board (Chairman)
    – Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Chairman)

    Award
    – The Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2014

  • Mr Anthony Lim Weng Kin, 62

    Mr Anthony Lim Weng Kin, 62

    Lead Independent Director

    Bachelor of Science, National University of Singapore
    Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, USA

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 11 August 2017
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 27 April 2021
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 3 years 5 months

    Board committee served on
    – Audit Committee (Chairman)
    – Nominating Committee (Member)
    – Strategy, Investment and Finance Committee (Member) 

    Present directorship in other listed company
    – DBS Group Holdings Ltd.

    Present principal commitments
    – CapitaLand Hope Foundation (Director)
    – Institute of International Education, Scholar Rescue Fund Selection Committee (Member)

    Past directorship in other listed company held over the preceding five years
    – Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V.

    As the Lead Independent Director, Mr Anthony Lim is available to shareholders if they have concerns relating to matters that contact through the normal channels of the Chairman or Group CEO has failed to resolve or where such contact is inappropriate. Mr Lim may be contacted at legal.secretariat@capitaland.com.

  • Mr Gabriel Lim Meng Liang, 45

    Mr Gabriel Lim Meng Liang, 45

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK
    Master of Science in Economics, London School of Economics, UK
    Masters of Science in Management, University of Stanford, USA

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 11 August 2017 
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 29 June 2020
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 3 years 5 months

    Board committees served on
    – Audit Committee (Member)
    – Risk Committee (Member)  

    Present principal commitments
    – East Asian Institute (Member of the Management Board)
    – Ministry of Trade and Industry (Permanent Secretary)
    – National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd (Director)
    – National Research Foundation (Director)
    – St. Joseph’s Institution International Ltd (Member of the Board of Governors)
    – St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School Ltd (Member of the Board of Governors)

  • Ms Goh Swee Chen, 60

    Ms Goh Swee Chen, 60

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
    Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, USA

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 1 September 2017
    Date of last reelection as a Director: 27 April 2021
    Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2020): 3 years 4 months

    Board committees served on
    – Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member)
    – Risk Committee (Member)

    Present directorship in other listed company
    – Singapore Airlines Limited
    – Woodside Petroleum Ltd

    Present principal commitments
    – Global Compact Network Singapore (President)
    – Institute for Human Resource Professionals Limited (Chairman)
    – Legal Service Commission (Member)
    – Nanyang Technological University (Chairman)
    – National Arts Council (Chairman)
    – Singapore Power Ltd (Director)
    – The Centre for Liveable Cities (Director)

    Award
    – Distinguished Alumni Award, Chicago Booth, University of Chicago, USA 2018

  • Ms Judy Hsu Chung Wei, 58

    Ms Judy Hsu Chung Wei, 58

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Bachelor Degree in Microbiology and Master of Business Administration in Finance, the University of British Columbia, Canada

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 4 May 2021

    Board committees served on
    – Executive Resource and Compensation Committee (Member)
    – Risk Committee (Member)

    Present principal commitments
    – Standard Chartered Bank (CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking)
    – Urban Redevelopment Authority (Board Member)

Management Team
  • Mr Lee Chee Koon

    Mr Lee Chee Koon

    Group Chief Executive Officer
    CapitaLand Group

    Lee Chee Koon is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Group and serves on its board of directors. Since Chee Koon was appointed as President and Group CEO of CapitaLand in September 2018, the Group has moved towards what he calls “CapitaLand 3.0”. This term denotes a CapitaLand under its third leadership team since its listing in 2000. It describes a vision for a focused and agile real estate company, that is balanced and diversified across asset classes and geographies, with a strong resolve for growth.

    The most noteworthy change that has taken place under Chee Koon’s leadership is the Group’s acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge in 2019, which saw CapitaLand diversifying into the business park, industrial and logistics real estate segment and gaining significant scale in India – now one of CapitaLand’s core geographies. Following the acquisition, CapitaLand is currently one of the largest diversified real estate companies in Asia. It is also the largest real estate investment manager in Asia and one of the Top 10 globally.

    Prior to becoming Group CEO, Chee Koon was Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and was responsible for identifying growth opportunities and capital allocation across the Group. Since joining CapitaLand in 2007, he has held several appointments within the Group, which includes his role as CEO of The Ascott Limited (Ascott) and Managing Director for Ascott in China.

    Chee Koon was presented with the Business China Young Achiever Award by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2017, for his contributions towards strengthening Singapore-China relations through Ascott. In 2016, he was also conferred the prestigious National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite) by the President of the French Republic for Ascott’s contributions to France.

    Chee Koon holds a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Limited
    • Director, CapitaLand Hope Foundation
    • Director, EDBI Pte Ltd
    • Member, Future Economy Council
  • Mr Jason Leow

    Mr Jason Leow

    President, Singapore & International
    CapitaLand Group

    Jason Leow is President, Singapore & International of CapitaLand Group. He oversees the businesses within CapitaLand’s core markets of Singapore, Vietnam, as well as other international markets (excluding China and India). Jason is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. 

    Jason’s career with CapitaLand started over 26 years ago in 1994. Almost half of his tenure with the Group was spent growing the Group’s businesses in China. From 2009 to 2014, Jason was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand China. Under his leadership, the China team streamlined and grew the residential and integrated development businesses, including the development and operations of eight Raffles City projects in China. In 2014, he returned to Singapore and took on the role of CEO and Executive Director of CapitaLand Mall Asia. In 2017, Jason was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer of CapitaLand Group and was responsible for efficient and cost-effective support services for business operations across geographies and asset classes globally. Prior to his current appointment, Jason was CapitaLand’s President (Asia* & Retail) of which, in addition to overseeing the growth of primarily Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as Vietnam markets, he also managed retail operations across the Group.

    Jason holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from Fudan University and in 2007, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
    • Member, Board of Yellow Ribbon Singapore
    • Committee Member, Home Detention Advisory Committee 4
    • Committee Member, NTUC-U Care Fund Board of Trustees

    * Asia (ex-China)

  • Mr Jonathan Yap

    Mr Jonathan Yap

    President, CapitaLand Financial
    CapitaLand Group

    Jonathan Yap is President, CapitaLand Financial of CapitaLand Group. Jonathan oversees the Group’s fund platform which includes six listed trusts with a total market capitalisation of approximately S$34 billion as at 31 December 2020, as well as over 20 private funds. He also oversees the Group’s India business. Jonathan is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. 

    CapitaLand’s fund platform, valued at approximately S$77.6 billion of fund assets under management (AUM) as at 31 December 2020, makes CapitaLand the largest real estate investment manager in Asia and one of the Top 10 globally. The Group is on track to further grow fund AUM to S$100 billion by year 2024. CapitaLand’s business in India is committed to growing its AUM to S$7 billion in 2024. 

    Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, Jonathan was the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ASB. As Group COO, he oversaw ASB’s operations in Korea and expansion into new markets. In his capacity as Group CFO, Jonathan supervised the finance, corporate strategy and development, and enterprise risk management functions of ASB. Jonathan started working at ASB since its formation in June 2015 and was concurrently the CIO as well as the Head of Real Estate Funds for the first two years of the company.

    Before ASB’s formation, Jonathan was with Ascendas Pte Ltd. He was appointed CEO, India from 2010 to 2015, CEO, India Funds from 2007 to 2014 and CEO, India Operations from 2004 to 2007. During which, he led the listing of the award-winning Ascendas India Trust on the Singapore Exchange. He was also the Assistant Group CEO for Overseas Funds & India of Ascendas Pte Ltd from 2012 to 2015.

    Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours) and a Master of Science in Project Management, National University of Singapore.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited
    • Non-executive Director, Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd
    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.
    • President, REIT Association of Singapore
    • Member, Management Board of Institute of South Asian Studies
  • Mr Manohar Khiatani

    Mr Manohar Khiatani

    Senior Executive Director
    CapitaLand Group

    Manohar Khiatani is the Senior Executive Director of CapitaLand Group.  Manohar's responsibilities include assisting the Group CEO in several strategic projects, group-wide initiatives as well as CapitaLand's businesses in India and business/industrial parks. He also oversees the Group Centre of Excellence for Customer Services & Solutions. Manohar is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. Concurrent with his CapitaLand’s responsibilities, Manohar is Special Advisor to the Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).  

    Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, Manohar was the Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge. Before joining Ascendas in 2013, he served as the CEO of JTC Corporation (JTC), the Singapore government's lead agency to plan, promote and develop industrial infrastructure and facilities. At JTC, he spearheaded the development of specialised infrastructure solutions for various sectors and positioned the organisation as an industrial infrastructure innovator.

    Prior to his career at JTC, Manohar was the Deputy Managing Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), which he first joined in 1986. At EDB, he played an instrumental role in the development and transformation of important sectors in Singapore's economy such as aerospace, marine and offshore, electronics, precision engineering, logistics, infocomms and media, and clean technology. He also led EDB's operations in the Americas and Europe.

    Between 1994 and 1999, Manohar was the Managing Director of Preussag SEA, a diversified German conglomerate, where he was responsible for developing the group's business in South East Asia. He returned to the EDB in 1999.

    Manohar holds a Master in Naval Architecture from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Deputy Chairman and Non-executive Director, Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd
    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited
    • Non-executive, Independent Director, SIA Engineering Company Limited
    • President, EDB Society
    • Board Member, Building and Construction Authority
    • Board Member, Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies
    • Vice Chairman, South Asia Business Group, Singapore Business Federation
    • Malaysia-Singapore Business Council Member, Singapore Business Federation
    • Advisory Council Member, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce 
  • Mr Andrew Lim

    Mr Andrew Lim

    Group Chief Financial Officer
    CapitaLand Group

    Andrew Lim is the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of CapitaLand Group. In his role, he has direct oversight of the functions of group finance, financial reporting and controls, treasury, tax, risk management, investor relations, and the administrative matters of the internal audit department of CapitaLand. Andrew is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. 

    Andrew is also responsible for Group Strategic Investments, including mergers and acquisitions at the Group level. He also oversees the Group Centre of Excellence for Sustainability.

    Prior to joining CapitaLand in January 2017, Andrew served as Managing Director and Head of South East Asia Advisory Coverage, Real Estate and Hospitality at HSBC, which he worked for 12 years.

    Andrew holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited

    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited
    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited
    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited
    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.
    • Non-executive Director, Sport Singapore (Singapore Sports Council)
    • Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants’ CFO Committee
    • Member, Accounting for Sustainability Circle of Practice in Asia 
  • Mr Tan Seng Chai

    Mr Tan Seng Chai

    Chief Corporate & People Officer
    CapitaLand Group

    Tan Seng Chai is the Chief Corporate & People Officer of CapitaLand Group. He is responsible for human capital management and development, building a leadership and talent pipeline to support the organisation and businesses. Seng Chai oversees the Group’s corporate functions including Group Human Resource & Administration, Group Communications, Group Legal & Secretariat, Group Procurement, and Global Shared Services & Business Process. He is also responsible for the Group’s Organisational Development function, including Corporate Social Responsibilities. Seng Chai is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. 

    Seng Chai was previously the Group Chief People Officer, a role he assumed since 1 January 2018. His previous appointments within the Group included Group Chief Corporate Officer (CCO), Deputy CCO and Chief Human Resource Officer.

    Before joining CapitaLand in February 2008, Seng Chai was with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd, Singapore for 12 years. He held key positions in the company which included heading its worldwide human resource organisation as well as overseeing key project implementation and strategic investment activities.

    Seng Chai holds an honours degree in Civil & Structural Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial & System Engineering from National University of Singapore.

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Executive Director, CapitaLand Hope Foundation
  • Mr Kevin Goh

    Mr Kevin Goh

    Chief Executive Officer, Lodging
    CapitaLand Group and
    Chief Executive Officer, The Ascott Limited

    Kevin Goh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lodging of CapitaLand Group, responsible for the growth of CapitaLand’s lodging business. He is concurrently the CEO of The Ascott Limited (Ascott). Kevin is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. He also oversees the Group Centre of Excellence for Digital & Technology. 

    Under Kevin's leadership, Ascott continued its global expansion in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, adding over 14,200 new units across 71 properties and opening of over 3,900 units in 25 properties. He also played an instrumental role in the combination of Ascott Residence Trust (ART) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust in December 2019, which has resulted in the creation of the largest hospitality trust in Asia-Pacific.

    Kevin was previously Ascott’s Chief Operating Officer, a role he assumed on 1 December 2016, overseeing operational aspects of the serviced residence business and new growth opportunities. Prior to this, he was Ascott’s Managing Director for North Asia from 2013, responsible for Ascott’s investments and operations in China, Japan and Korea. After joining Ascott China in 2007, Kevin was based in China for over 10 years. During his stay in China, he took on various leadership positions such as Regional General Manager for South & East China, Vice President for Asset Management and Vice President for Corporate Services.

    Prior to joining Ascott, Kevin was with Accenture, one of Fortune 500’s largest global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies.  Throughout his seven-year career with Accenture, he worked on various systems implementation projects in the telecommunications and high-technology industries in both Singapore and Australia.

    Kevin was awarded the prestigious Medal of Commendation at the NTUC Singapore May Day Awards 2020 for his strong advocate for productivity improvement and upgrading of employees’ capabilities to ensure a dynamic and digitally savvy workforce.

    Kevin holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. 

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Non-executive, Non-independent Director, Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited
  • Mr Puah Tze Shyang

    Mr Puah Tze Shyang

    Chief Executive Officer, Investment & Portfolio Management
    CapitaLand China

    Puah Tze Shyang is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Investment & Portfolio Management, CapitaLand China, responsible for the Group’s Investment and Portfolio Management across all asset classes in China. Tze Shyang is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.

    Before this appointment, Tze Shyang held several senior positions in CapitaLand. He was CapitaLand China’s Chief Investment Officer from June 2015 to June 2019, responsible for CapitaLand’s Investment and Portfolio Management across all asset classes in China. He was also appointed as Regional General Manager, West China, from June 2015 to March 2018, during which he oversaw a combined portfolio of residential projects and integrated developments in the region. Tze Shyang is an alternate council member for the Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Council (SSTIC). He had previously served as alternate council member for the Singapore-Liaoning Economic and Trade Council (SLETC).

    From 2010 to 2015, Tze Shyang was the CEO of CapitaLand Township Pte Ltd (formerly known as Surbana Land Pte Ltd). On a regional basis, he led the team to achieve over RMB22 billion of residential sales, with La Botanica Township becoming the best-selling project in terms of residential unit sales in Xi'an from 2014 to 2016; Botanica Township was one of the top 10 best-selling projects in Chengdu in 2010. Under his stewardship, CapitaLand was also placed sixth in total residential sales for Chengdu in 2016.

    Tze Shyang started his career in real estate in 1997. Prior to joining Surbana Corporation, he was an Executive Engineer in the Housing and Development Board of Singapore (HDB), and later helmed HDBuilders.com, a construction portal offering e-collaboration and e-procurement services for the real estate industry in Singapore. He was the industry pioneer for e-bidding for construction materials, having managed over S$350 million in online auctions during his time at HDBuilders from 2000 to 2003.

    Tze Shyang holds a Master of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London. He also obtained his Executive Master of Business Administration with Honours from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Ms Lynette Leong

    Ms Lynette Leong

    Chief Sustainability Officer
    CapitaLand Group

    Lynette Leong is the Chief Sustainability Officer of CapitaLand Group. She is responsible for the Group’s sustainability strategy and policies, and integrating them into its business and operations to drive strategic environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and deliver long-term economic value to its stakeholders. Lynette is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.

    Lynette joined CapitaLand Group in October 2007 where she served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited, the Manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT), until November 2017. Under her leadership, CCT grew to become the largest office landlord in Singapore with a prestigious commercial portfolio. Its assets under management increased from approximately S$4 billion in 2007 to more than S$10 billion in 2017 and achieved a total return in excess of 120% notwithstanding the global financial crisis, in addition to winning multiple awards for corporate governance, investor relations and environmental sustainability.

    Lynette was CEO at CapitaLand Commercial from November 2017 to April 2019 and later, as Chief Business Innovation Officer of CapitaLand Group. In these positions, Lynette was responsible for growing a global office operating platform leveraging innovations relating to the future of work. She also played a key leadership role in the integration of CapitaLand and Ascendas-Singbridge.

    Prior to joining CapitaLand, Lynette held pivotal roles in international real estate acquisitions, fund management and banking & finance for over 15 years: CEO, Korea at Ascendas Pte Ltd; Director at the London, New York, Chicago and Asian offices of LaSalle Investment Management; and Senior Officer at Standard Chartered Bank.

    Lynette holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from National University of Singapore (NUS).

    Directorships and Professional Memberships

    • Board Member, National Environment Agency of Singapore
    • Advisory Board Member, Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business
    • Advisory Committee, NUS’ School of Design and Environment
    • Board Member and 2nd Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council
  • Ms Kng Hwee Tin

    Ms Kng Hwee Tin

    Chief Executive Officer, Finance & Corporate Services
    CapitaLand China

    Kng Hwee Tin is Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Finance & Corporate Services, CapitaLand China. She oversees all finance, treasury, tax and corporate services functions such as corporate communications, human resources, general procurement, legal, secretariat and compliance for the Group’s business in China. Hwee Tin is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.

    Prior to joining CapitaLand in October 2019, Hwee Tin was with OCBC Bank for more than 30 years. She was appointed the Executive Director and CEO of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited in 2013. Subsequently in 2016, she played an instrumental role in leading the successful integration of OCBC Bank (China) Limited and Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited. Based in Shanghai, she was responsible for the strategic and operational management of the bank. During her tenure with OCBC Bank, she was pivotal in leading the bank’s establishment of its premier banking business, implementation of Basel II requirements for credit risk, launch of the bank’s risk policies framework, as well as execution of key initiatives to strengthen the board’s governance.

    Her financial industry experience spans a wide spectrum of banking activities, and across both international and China practices. She is equipped with strong cognizance of cross-cultural nuances.

    Hwee Tin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from National University of Singapore, where she was accorded the Saw Gold Medal in Finance in recognition of her outstanding achievements. She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2016 and an Executive Development Program at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. 

  • Mr Tan Yew Chin

    Mr Tan Yew Chin

    Chief Executive Officer
    CapitaLand Singapore

    Tan Yew Chin is Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CapitaLand Singapore. He is responsible for CapitaLand’s retail, residential and workspace (including business park and commercial) businesses in Singapore. Yew Chin is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.

    Before this appointment, Yew Chin was CEO, Business Park & Commercial, CapitaLand Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia from July 2019 to June 2020. Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, Yew Chin was CEO, Singapore & South East Asia, Ascendas-Singbridge, where he oversaw investment and development management and asset management in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.  

    Yew Chin has more than 30 years of real estate experience across the field of investment, development and asset management. He was one of the pioneers who helped set up Technology Park Pte Ltd – the predecessor of Arcasia Land and Ascendas – in 1990, and was instrumental in establishing and growing the Singapore portfolio. Mr Tan started his career in 1987 with Colliers Goh and Tan, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of residential, industrial and commercial properties.

    Yew Chin holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) from the National University of Singapore.