REIT Manager - Board of Directors
Mr Law Song Keng was appointed as the Chairman of the Board and an Independent Director of the Managers on 10 June 2014.
Mr Law is currently also a director of IFS Capital Ltd, ECICS Ltd, Asia Capital Reinsurance Company Pte Ltd, ACR Capital Holdings and Great Eastern Holdings Ltd.
Mr Law began his career with the Ministry of Finance in 1970 and moved on to the Monetary Authority of Singapore where he was appointed the Insurance Commissioner and Actuary in 1980. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Managing Director (Administration and Insurance) in 1988. Mr Law held the position of Managing Director and CEO of Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd from 1992 to 2003.
Previously a member of the Central Provident Fund Board as well as a Director of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation and Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Mr Law was also Chairman of the Singapore Insurance Institute, and President of the Singapore Actuarial Society, the Life Insurance Association and the General Insurance Association.
Mr Law received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore and Master of Science in Actuarial Science from the Northeastern University, Boston, USA. He qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, USA, in 1978 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1989. Mr Law was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2001.
Mr Chua Phuay Hee was appointed as an Independent Director of the Managers on 10 June 2014.
Mr Chua Phuay Hee is the former Executive Director for finance, risk management, IT and corporate services at Wilmar International Limited, a leading agribusiness listed on the Singapore Exchange. He retired in December 2011 after serving nine years during which the group expanded its global business rapidly and had a successful public listing in 2006.
Mr Chua currently sits on the board of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited and Armada Holdings Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Previously, he was also a board member of Wilmar International Limited, Eltech Electronics Limited and Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., a Chinese commercial bank listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Mr Chua was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Keppel TatLee Bank, which was merged into OCBC Bank in 2002. He joined Tat Lee Bank as Executive Vice President in 1990 and was actively involved in its merger with Keppel Bank in 1998. He left the bank in 2002 and served for a few months as chief executive officer of a property fund, China Homes Limited.
Mr Chua started his working career with the Insurance Commissioner’s Department at the Monetary Authority of Singapore in 1981. He then moved to head the personnel department in 1983 and Securities Industry Department from 1987 to 1990.
Mr Chua received a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in mathematics from Nanyang University, Singapore and a Master of Science (Actuarial Science) degree from Northeastern University, Boston, USA under an Asia Foundation scholarship.
Mr Liew Choon Wei was appointed as an Independent Director of the Managers on 10 June 2014.
Mr Liew was with Ernst & Young from 1979 to 2013. Mr Liew was an accountant with Ernst & Young from November 1979 to June 1990 and was made a partner of Ernst & Young in July 1990. Mr Liew has been the Audit Partner in charge of some of the significant clients of Ernst & Young in the real estate, banking, media, hospitality, and retail industries until his retirement from Ernst & Young at end March 2013. Mr Liew headed the firm’s Real Estate Industry Group and represented the firm in the E&Y Global Real Estate Group.
Mr Liew is a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Dr David Wong See Hong was appointed as an Independent Director of the Managers on 10 June 2014.
Dr Wong was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Group from 2008 to 2013, with overall responsibility for the financial market businesses which include Global Markets, Global Transaction Banking, Investment Management, Insurance, Asset Management and other capital market-related businesses. He was also a Director of BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited from 2008 to 2013. Prior to joining the Group, Dr Wong was the Corporate Executive Vice President and Country Executive of ABN AMRO Bank (“ABN”) and was responsible for ABN’s operations in South East Asia. He joined ABN in 1995 and has held various senior positions within ABN, including Regional Head of Financial Markets, Country Executive in Singapore, and Managing Director of the Hong Kong Branch. Dr. Wong has spent over 30 years in the banking sector and has extensive knowledge and experience in treasury and financial products.
Dr Wong served as a board member of the Energy Market Authority till March 2009 and was a board member of the Civil Service College in Singapore from March 2007 to October 2013. Currently, he serves as Customer Advisory Board Member of Thomson Reuters, Finance Management Committee Member of the HK Management Association in Hong Kong, and an independent, non-executive director of EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd.
Dr Wong graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Science in Investment Management by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was awarded the Financial Industry Certified Professional from the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore.
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Managers on 10 June 2014.
Mr Panote also serves on the boards of various listed companies in Singapore and Thailand, including Berli Jucker Public Company Limited, Golden Land Property Development Public Company Limited, Siam Food Products Public Company Limited, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, Univentures Public Company Limited, as well as private companies such as International Beverage Holdings (China) Limited, International Beverage Holdings Limited, InterBev (Singapore) Limited, Beer Thip Brewery (1991) Co., Ltd, Sura Bangyikhan Group of Companies, International Beverage Holdings (UK) Limited, Blairmhor Limited and Blairmhor Distillers Limited.
Mr Panote is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University (USA) in 2000, a Master of Science in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) in 2005, and Industrial Engineering and Economics from Massachusetts University (USA) in 1997.
Mr Choe Peng Sum was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Managers on 20 November 2013.
Mr Choe is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality Pte. Ltd.
Mr Choe brings with him over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality Pte. Ltd., Mr Choe stewarded the company from its inception in 1998 with two properties in Singapore, to 92 properties (operational and signed up) in over 49 cities globally with a total of over 15,000 apartments. Today, Frasers Hospitality Pte. Ltd. is regarded as the top three global companies for serviced residences.
Mr Choe started his career in the hospitality industry with Westin and subsequently Shangri-La International in 1981, where he was awarded the Shangri-La overseas scholarship. Mr Choe held senior management positions with Shangri-La Singapore and The Portman Shangri-La Shanghai, China, before returning to Singapore in 1996 to start up the hospitality arm of Singapore conglomerate, Fraser & Neave, Limited.
Mr Choe graduated from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction. He was awarded the National Dean’s List (USA) as well as the Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence. Mr Choe is also currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Crest Secondary School, a board member of the Council of Private Education set up by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, a governing Council member of the Singapore Quality Awards, Spring Singapore, Singapore’s business representative to ASEAN in the East Asia Business Council and a Lay-person Member of the Complaints Panel for the Singapore Pharmacy Council.