THE MANAGERBoard of Directors

Mr David Lim Teck Leong is the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Lim is the founder and Managing Partner of David Lim & Partners LLP and has been the Managing Partner since 1990.

Mr Lim began his career at Rodyk & Davidson LLP (now known as Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP) in 1982 with a focus in commercial litigation, corporate finance, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions up till 1989. He has represented multiple multi-national corporations and corporations from a myriad of sectors including finance and banking, fund management, private equity, oil and gas, logistics, healthcare, construction, information technology and telecommunications, property development, hospitality and shipping.

Mr Lim sits on the boards of G.K. Goh Holdings Limited and New Toyo International Holdings Limited, both listed on the SGX-ST, as an Independent and Non-Executive Director. He also sits on the boards of private companies in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand in non-executive and independent capacities. He was also the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Croesus Retail Asset Management Pte. Ltd. from 2012 to 2017.

Mr Lim is an honorary legal advisor (for David Lim & Partners LLP) of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He was also appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to be a Member of the Corporate Governance Council (2017 – 2018).

Mr Lim graduated from King’s College London with a Bachelor of Laws and obtained his professional qualification as a Barrister-at-Law from Gray’s Inn, London in 1981.

Mr Nicholas David Ashmore is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager. Mr Ashmore is currently the Executive Director of Ratho Consulting Ltd, a consultancy company he founded in 2018, which specialises in providing management consultancy services in the business strategy, defence and property and infrastructure sectors. From 2017 to 2018, he was an Operations Director with Carillion Plc, where he was responsible for facilities management contracts with the UK Government.

Mr Ashmore served in the British Army for more than 30 years, joining in 1984 and leaving in 2017 with the rank of Major General. He served at Regimental Duty with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, including on operations around the world, and also served in the UK’s Ministry of Defence, where he specialised in defence resources and plans, property and infrastructure and human resources.

Mr Ashmore holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in History and English from Northumbria University, UK.

Mr Koo Tsai Kee is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Koo is currently the Advisory Director of Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd. He joined Temasek International Pte Ltd in 2011 as a Managing Director, specialising in strategic relations, and subsequently moved to Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd in 2016. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Temasek Foundation Cares, a non-profit philanthropic organisation under the family of Temasek Foundation, since 2015.

Before joining Temasek, Mr Koo served in various Ministries of the Singapore Government with his last appointment as Minister of State for Defence. From 1997 to 2011, he held various appointments within the Singapore Government, including Senior Parliamentary Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministries of Finance, National Development, Defence and Environment and Water Resources. In addition, he was a Member of the Parliament from 1991 to 2011. From 1993 to 1997, he was with National Trades Union Congress as Assistant Secretary General, responsible for Industrial Relations.

From 1983 to 1993, Mr Koo was an academic staff at the Nanyang Technological University and from 1979 to 1982, he was a Surveyor with the Public Works Department, Roads Division (the Department has been absorbed into the Land Transport Authority).

Mr Koo graduated from University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Bachelor of Surveying (Hons). He also holds a Master of Science (Dist) from University College London, UK and a Master of Philosophy from University of London, UK.

Mr Tan Huay Lim is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Tan is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dasin Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the Trustee-Manager of the SGX-ST-listed Dasin Retail Trust, as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Zheneng Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Limited, Koufu Group Limited and ASL Marine Holdings Ltd.

Mr Tan started his career in accounting and audit at KPMG LLP (formerly known as Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.) in April 1981 and was admitted as a Partner in October 1991. He has over 30 years of experience in the audit of privately-owned entities, multi-national corporations and public listed companies.

Mr Tan was the Singapore Head of KPMG Global China Practice from September 2010 until his retirement from KPMG LLP on 30 September 2015. In addition, he was involved in a number of initial public offerings, debt financing and merger and acquisition transactions during his tenure in KPMG LLP.

Mr Tan is an Honorary Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University, Singapore. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, and the Certified Practising Accountants (Australia).

Mr Evan Cheah Yean Shin is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Cheah joined the Sunway Group following his graduation as an Executive Assistant and was attached to the Sunway Group Finance division from 2001 to 2002, with key roles in investment analysis, due diligence, corporate finance, management accounting and group procurement. In 2003, he was promoted and rotated to Sunway Construction where he was the Finance Manager. In 2006, he became the General Manager, Business Development of Sunway Group’s Trading & Manufacturing division. In 2010, he was promoted to be the Executive Director of SunwayMas, a property development company within Sunway Group, in charge of operation matters.

In 2011, Mr Cheah was designated Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Berhad Group’s China operations, responsible for the China Corporate Office and the development of new business opportunities for the Sunway Berhad Group in China. In 2013, he assumed the additional role of Executive Director in the President’s Office of Sunway, assisting the Group President in overseeing the Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarry and Information Technology businesses.

Effective 1 March 2015, he was redesignated as Executive Vice President – President Office with additional role of assisting the President’s Office to identify potential business growth opportunities for Sunway Group and driving the group’s synergy.

Mr Cheah graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business Systems from Monash University in 2001. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, and a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr Victor Song Chern Chean is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Song is one of the founding shareholders of EPH and the Managing Director of EPC. He is responsible for the management and operations of EPC, the investment strategies of the various funds under EPC’s management, as well as investment activities, asset management and build-to-suit project management.

Prior to the establishment of EPC, Mr Song was one of the founding members of Viva Industrial Trust (“VIT”) (which has since merged with ESR-REIT) where he also held the positions of Head of Asset Management and Investment Director of VIT’s manager, Viva Industrial Trust Management Pte. Ltd.. He was responsible for the business plans and operations of the properties, as well as formulating and evaluating acquisition and divestment opportunities. During his tenure at VIT’s manager, VIT’s total assets under management grew steadily to more than S$1 billion.

Earlier in his career, Mr Song was part of the investment team at SGX-ST-listed Cambridge Industrial Trust (currently known as ESR-REIT), where he was responsible for formulating investment strategies and the execution of investment transactions. In addition, he was a consultant and provided management and advisory services to real estate-related contracts and was the Operation and Marketing Manager at Lyman Group, where he was responsible for operations and lease management.

Mr Song has 15 years of experience across the entire real estate investment value chain, from leasing, asset management and advisory, and build-to-suit activities to acquisitions, investment and divestment.

Mr Song graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Business Administration). He has also obtained a Certificate of Real Estate Valuation from the International Management Academy and a Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance from the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association.

Mr Tan Dah Ching is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Tan is currently the Executive Director for EPC, where he manages the capital markets and fundraising functions. He is also the Non-Executive Independent Director of TSH Corporation Limited, a food and beverage company listed on Singapore Exchange Catalist Board.

Mr Tan has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance. Prior to joining EPC, he was managing his own portfolio of investments. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Business Development Manager at Swissco Holdings Limited, where he oversaw the corporate finance activities. Prior to that, he was an Investment Manager at Kim Seng Holdings Pte Ltd from 2006 to 2008 and an Associate at Genesis Capital Pte Ltd from 2003 to 2006, where he was involved in initial public offerings and financial advisory.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tan Hai Peng Micheal is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Tan is currently the Executive Chairman of EPC, where he provides leadership in forging strategic business relationships and broadening business outreach, as well as offering advice and guidance to the senior management. He is also an Executive Director of Ho Lee Group Pte. Ltd. and is responsible for the general and strategic management of the group.

Mr Tan has extensive experience in management and business development. He served as the Executive Chairman of Singapore Exchange-listed LH Group Limited (formerly Liang Huat Aluminium Limited) from 2010 to 2017. He also served as Non-Executive Director of Viva Industrial Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (the manager of SGX-ST-listed Viva Industrial Trust which has since merged with ESR-REIT).

From 1993 to 1995, Mr Tan was a Liner Executive at Neptune Orient Lines Limited, covering shipments between India and North America.

In addition, Mr Tan was conferred The Commendation Medal (Military) in 2013 by the Singapore Government. A Colonel in the Singapore Armed Forces (“SAF”), he is currently the Commander of SAF’s 29th Infantry Brigade.

Mr Tan is also the Chairman of Sembawang Community Club Management Committee and he was conferred The Public Service Star and The Public Service Medal in 2017 and 2011 respectively, for his contributions to the community.

Mr Tan graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, United States, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Hons) and holds a Master of Business Administration (for Senior Executives) from the National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan Kok Heng is the alternate director to Mr Evan Cheah Yean Shin.

Dr Tan Kok Heng is currently the Executive Director of Sunway, the real estate investment management arm of Sunway Berhad.

At Sunway, Dr Tan oversees the real estate fund management business of the Sunway Berhad Group, whose responsibilities include deal origination and fund raising, with emphasis in setting up listed and unlisted funds, with the objective of building its overseas property business as well as growing its recurring income.

Prior to joining Sunway, from April 2011 to October 2018, Dr Tan was the CEO of Fund Management Business and Head of Property Investment of Sime Darby Property Berhad (“SDPB”). He was instrumental in setting up several private real estate and development funds for SDPB, as well as being involved in numerous joint ventures. Before his appointment at SDPB, he also held various executive appointments, such as Executive Director of Colliers International (Singapore) Pte Ltd from September 2008 to April 2011 and Managing Director (Business Development & International Business) with CapitaLand Limited from January 2002 to August 2008.

Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Estate Management. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management, Master of International Business from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Doctorate (Transdisciplinary Studies) from Central Queensland University, Australia. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

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