Mr Zhong Sheng Jian joined the Board and was appointed as the Executive Chairman in September 2017. Mr Zhong serves as a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mr Zhong is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yanlord Land Group Limited (“Yanlord”). Since the 1980s, he has founded and established a number of businesses in trading, manufacturing and real estate spanning China, Singapore and Hong Kong. He started Yanlord’s property development business in the early 1990s through the setting up of offices in Shanghai and Nanjing, which are now part of the SGX Mainboard listed Yanlord.
Due to his investments in and contribution to various parts of China, Mr Zhong has been awarded with Honorary Citizenships in Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shanwei and Suzhou in China. In 2005, he was also awarded with the White Magnolia Award in Shanghai for his contributions to the Municipal City of Shanghai.
Mr Zhong is a council member of several Singapore-China investment and trade committees, including Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee, Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council and China-Singapore Business Council. He is also the Honorary President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Director of Business China, Vice-President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Director of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Company Limited, Member of the Board of Trustees of Chinese Development Assistance Council and Vice Chairman of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
In 2010, Mr Zhong was named and awarded the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2009. In 2015, he was awarded with the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), a Singapore National Day Award.
Mr Teo Ser Luck joined the Board and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director in September 2017. Mr Teo serves as Chairman of the Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk as well as Remuneration Committees.
Mr Teo is a Member of Parliament (MP) and an entrepreneur. He is currently the Independent Director, Chairman of the Board of BRC Asia Limited and the Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of Serial System Ltd, both listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange. Mr Teo is also a Director of Vicduo Food Tech Pte. Ltd., the Chairman of Nufin Data Pte. Ltd., an advisor to the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Singapore Fintech Association.
Mr Teo has 15 years of experience in the private sector managing various companies including DHL Express and also spent 11 years in the public sector. He was elected as an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency since 2006 and had served as Minister of State for Ministry of Manpower, Mayor of North East District of Singapore, Chairman of Mayors’ Committee, Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as Senior Parliamentary Secretary in Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Transport. He was also the Chairman of Singapore-Shandong Bilateral Business Council and Vice Chairman of Singapore-Jiangsu Bilateral Business Council.
In addition, Mr Teo was the Chairman of National Youth Council as well as Young PAP, youth wing of the People’s Action Party, and had led Singapore to win the bid in hosting the world’s inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
Mr Teo was nominated World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has won business awards in his corporate career as well as outstanding alumni awards in Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Lee Suan Hiang joined the Board in September 2017. Mr Lee serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr Lee is the Chairman of Anacle Systems Ltd and a Director of CITIC Envirotech Ltd., Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, Viking Offshore & Marine Limited and MindChamps PreSchool Limited. He is also the President of EDB (Economic Development Board) Society and a Director of Lasalle College of the Arts, The Singapore Lyric Opera Limited and Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Lee had a varied career in public service spanning 35 years. He was the Chief Executive of National Arts Council, SPRING Singapore, National Productivity Board, Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research, as well as Deputy Managing Director of EDB and Chairman of PSB Corporation. He was also Chief Executive of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore from December 2011 to April 2016.
Mr David Wong Cheong Fook joined the Board in January 2011 and was last re-elected as a Director in 2016. Mr Wong serves as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mr Wong is a Director of PEC Ltd., Banking Computer Services Private Limited and Energy Market Company Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Republic Polytechnic, a member of the Boards of the Charity Council and the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore. In addition, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme, and a member of the Wesley Methodist Church (local Church Executive Committee).
Mr Wong was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP and the Managing Director of Wearnes Technology (Private) Limited (now known as WBL Technology (Private) Limited).
Mr Pua Seck Guan joined the Board in September 2017. Mr Pua serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Pua is an Executive Director and CEO of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, an integrated real estate and healthcare company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In addition, he is also the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Wilmar International Limited.
Mr Pua has over 29 years of real estate experience in property investment, development and management across various asset classes, as well as in the creation and management of both private and listed real estate funds. Widely regarded as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) pioneer in Singapore, Mr Pua was instrumental in establishing REITs listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, such as CapitaMall Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust. Earlier, Mr Pua held concurrent positions as the CEO of CapitaLand Retail Limited, CapitaMall Trust Management Pte. Ltd., and CapitaLand Financial Limited.
Mr Tan Chee Keong Roy joined the Board and was appointed as the Group Managing Director on 19 October 2017.
Mr Tan has more than 18 years of experience in finance, operations management, business development and strategic planning. Prior to being appointed as Group Managing Director, he was Group Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance and other corporate functions of the Group, as well as the Group’s strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives and divestitures. In addition, he oversaw the Group’s Property division. He was WBL Corporation Limited’s Group Chief Strategy Officer before it was integrated with the Group in 2013. Before joining the WBL Group in May 2006, he held various positions in OCBC Bank, ST Electronics and PhillipCapital.