Mr Ho Hon Cheong was appointed as a Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 May 2016.
Mr Ho was the Chief Executive Officer/President Director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (which is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange). From March 2010 to February 2015, where he was responsible for overall strategic leadership and was also responsible for leading the bank on a sustainable profitable growth path. From April 2009 to March 2010, Mr Ho was the Managing Director, Special Investments at Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., where he was responsible for building on the global credit and debt platforms to invest in distressed assets and the special situation asset class. From January 2004 to March 2009, Mr Ho was the Chief Executive Officer of PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk. Prior to the foregoing, Mr Ho had worked for Citigroup over a period of about 23 years in various senior management positions in several countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
Mr Ho is a Non-Executive Independent Commissioner at PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk in Indonesia (which is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange), a Non-Executive Independent Director at AIA Singapore Pte. Ltd. and a Non-Executive non-independent Director in Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd in Malaysia.
Mr Ho Holds a Master of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from McGill University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from University of Malaya.
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the REIT Manager on 26 May 2016.
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi is also Group Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. In addition, he serves on the boards of various listed companies in Singapore and Thailand, including Berli Jucker Public Company Limited, Frasers Centrepoint 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 Frasers Property Australia Pty Limited, 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 Sirivadhanabhakdi is also a Non-Executive Director of the manager of Frasers Hospitality Trust.
Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi was Executive Director of Univentures Public Company Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Univentures Public Company Limited as well as the Chairman of its Executive Board of Directors from July 2007 to September 2016 . Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi remains a nonexecutive director of Univentures Public Company Limited. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Fraser and Neave, Limited (“F&N”) from April 2013 to January 2014. Mr Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi 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 Lim Ee Seng was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the REIT Manager on 7 July 2015.
Mr Lim was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Centrepoint Limited from October 2004 to 30 September 2016, where he was responsible for the management and performance of the Sponsor Group’s entire portfolio of real estate business that spans over 11 countries. These include property development, property investment, retail mall management, and an international chain of serviced residences.
Mr Lim has more than 26 years of experience in the real estate industry. From 1996 to October 2004, he was the Managing Director of MCL Land Limited, a public listed company on the SGX-ST. Under his leadership, MCL Land Limited became a reputed developer of numerous successful property development projects known for their quality and reliability.
From 1989 to 1996, Mr Lim was the General Manager of the property division of First Capital Corporation Ltd (now known as GuocoLand Limited), a public listed company on the SGX-ST, where he played a key role in transforming the company into a major property development and investment group.
Mr Lim holds a Masters degree in Project Management and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He was a board member of the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore from 2005 to 2009, and a council member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce from 2000 to 2004. He is also currently the second vice president of the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore.
Mr Michael Bowden Newsom was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the REIT Manager on 26 May 2016.
Mr Newsom is the General Counsel of the FPA Group, a position he has held since August 2000. Mr Newsom also holds numerous executive directorships of property development companies in Australia which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of FPA. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Newsom held the positions of General Counsel and Company Secretary of ASX-listed companies, Pioneer International Limited and Ampol Limited. Mr Newsom has over 35 years of experience in commercial and corporate law, dispute resolution, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate administration, both in private legal practice and in large listed companies, across the property, building materials, petroleum and financial services sectors in Australia and over 15 years of experience in SGX-ST-listed property development companies in Singapore.
Mr Newsom holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Australian National University and has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since July 1977.
Mr Goh Yong Chian was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the REIT Manager on 26 May 2016.
Mr Goh joined F&N in 1969. Since then, he has held several designations, including Project Development Manager and Business Development Manager. From October 1989 to July 2009, Mr Goh was the Head of Corporate Finance, where he was responsible for the F&N Group’s financial accounting, treasury and taxation.
Mr Goh was conferred Associate, Chartered Management Accountants in 1971 and Fellow, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in 1982. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore since 2005.
Mr Paul Gilbert Say was appointed as a Independent Non-Executive Director of the REIT Manager on 26 May 2016.
He currently sits on the boards of ASX-listed Australian REITs, GPT Metro Fund and ALE Property Group as a Non-Executive Director and a Director/Sole Trader at Stratum Pty Ltd. His responsibilities include the provision of governance and oversight in relation to the real estate market and strategic business model advice, leasing, valuations, divestments and acquisition advice. Prior to setting up Stratum Pty Ltd, Mr Say was the Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee from March 2007 to June 2012 at ASX-listed Australian REIT, DEXUS Property Group, with over A$19 billion of commercial property under management. Prior to this, he was with the multinational property group Lend Lease Corporation for 11 years.
Mr Say holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a Graduate Diploma in Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA). He also holds an Associate Diploma of Real Estate Valuation. Mr Say is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Australian Property Institute.