Board of Directors

  • Wong Kan Seng

    Wong Kan Seng

    Chairman
    Independent Director

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours), National University of Singapore
    Master of Science (Business Studies), London Business School, University of London

    Date of appointment as a Director: 21 September 2021
    Date of appointment as Chairman: 21 September 2021

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

    Present principal commitments
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Chairman (Independent))​
    – Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd (Senior International Advisor)
    – United Overseas Bank (Chairman (Independent)) 
    – Bo’ao Forum for Asia (Director)
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (Patron)

    Awards 
    – Public Administration Medal (Silver) (1976)
    – National Trade Union Congress Medal of Honour (1998)
    – London Business School, Alumni Achievement Award (2004)

    Mr Wong served 26 years in the Singapore Government where he held various ministerial appointments in the Ministries of Communications and Information, Community Development, Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs, and at the National Population and Talent Division (Prime Minister’s Office).  He retired as Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security in 2011 but remained as a Member of Parliament till 2015.  He joined the private sector in 2011.

  • Miguel Ko

    Miguel Ko

    Deputy Chairman
    Non-Executive 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 Deputy Chairman: 21 September 2021

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

    Present principal commitments
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Deputy Chairman (Non-Executive Independent))​
    – CapitaLand Investment Limited(Chairman (Non-Executive Non-Independent))
    – Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd (Corporate Advisor)

    Past directorships in 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 Trust(Chairman) 
    – Samsonite International S.A. 

    Awards 
    – 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)
    – Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 (China Hotel Investment Conference in Shanghai)
    –  Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific - HICAP)

    1 CapitaLand Investment Limited was listed on the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 20 September 2021.

    2 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.

     

  • Lee Chee Koon

    Lee Chee Koon

    Non-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 appointment as a Director: 1 January 2022

    Board committees served on
    – Executive Committee (Member)

    Present principal commitments 
    – CapitaLand Investment Ltd (Group CEO and Executive Non-Independent Director)
    – EDBI Pte Ltd (Director)
    – The Ascott Limited (Chairman)
    – CapitaLand Mall Asia Limited (Director)

    Past directorships in listed companies held over the preceding five years
    – CapitaLand Limited1
    – CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited (Manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust2)
    – CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited (Manager of CapitaLand China Trust)
    – Managers of Ascott Residence Trust3

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

    1  CapitaLand Limited was delisted from the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 21 September 2021.

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

    3  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.

  • Ong Yew Huat

    Ong Yew Huat

    Independent Director

    Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), University of Kent at Canterbury
    Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
    Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

    Date of appointment as a Director: 21 September 2021

    ​Board committees served on​
    – Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman)​
    – Executive Resource Nominating and Compensation Committee (Member)​

    Present principal commitments
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Independent Director))​
    – Singapore Power Limited (Independent Director)
    – Singapore Mediation Centre (Director)
    – Carson Cumberbatch PLC (Director)

    Past directorships in listed companies held over the preceding five years
    – United Overseas Bank Ltd, Singapore
    – United Overseas Bank Malaysia Bhd (Chairman)

    Awards 
    – Public Service Star (2017)

  • Tan Chong Lee

    Tan Chong Lee

    Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Date of appointment as a Director: 21 September 2021

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

    Present principal commitments
    – Temasek (President) 
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Non-Executive Non-Independent Director)
    – Deutsche Börse AG  (Member of the Supervisory Board)
    – Pavilion Energy, Singapore (Director)

  • Nagi Hamiyeh

    Nagi Hamiyeh

    Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Texas

    Date of first appointment as a Director: 21 September 2021

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

    Present principal commitments
    – Temasek (Head, Portfolio Development Group)
    – CLA Real Estate Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.) (Non-Executive Non-Independent Director)
    – Olam International Limited (Director)
    – Sembcorp Industries Ltd (Director)

  • Cheong Koon Hean

    Cheong Koon Hean

    Independent Director

    Bachelor of Science (with merit) and Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours with University Gold Medal), University of Newcastle, Australia
    Masters in Urban Development Planning, University College London
    Doctor of Architecture honoris causa, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Professor of Practice, Singapore University of Technology and Design 

    Date of appointment as a Director: 1 January 2022

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

    Present principal commitments
    – National University of Singapore (Member, Board of Trustees)
    – International Federation of Housing and Planning (Council Member)
    – Centre of Liveable Cities Ltd, Ministry of National Development (Chairman)
    – Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (Chairman)
    – Infrastructure Asia International Advisory Panel (Member)
    – Urban Solutions and Sustainability Domain International Advisory Panel, National Research Foundation (Member)
    – Keppel Technology Advisory Panel, Keppel Corporation Ltd (Member)
    – Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Senior Advisor (Public Sector Sustainability)
    – Cinnamon College, National University of Singapore (Rector) 

    Key Awards
    – Public Administration medal (Silver) (1997) 
    – Public Administration medal (Gold) (2005)
    – Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding public service (2010)
    – Convocation Medal for Professional Excellence 2010 (University of Newcastle)
    – Urban Land Institute Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development (2016)
    – Lynn S Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (2016)
    – Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture Luminary Award (2017)