BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DANIEL CUTHBERT EE HOCK HUAT
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Daniel Ee was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 15 December 2017. Since 2015, Mr. Ee has been an independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd, the trustee manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust. He is also an independent director of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the Manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also on the board of the Singapore Mediation Centre. Since 1999, Mr. Ee has been on the boards of various companies as an independent director. He had served in various capacities in the public sector before moving to investment banking in 1985 where he held senior management positions. He was the Managing Director then Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Merchant Bank from 1994 to 1999. He and his wife, together with a priest from the Philippines, form the international leadership team for Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a non-profit Catholic Movement that conducts marriage enrichment programs in more than 90 countries. Mr. Ee graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) from Bath University in the United Kingdom in 1975 and has a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) from National University of Singapore. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2003.
DANIEL LONG CHEE TIM
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Daniel Long is our Chief Executive Officer and was appointed on 1 January 2018. He first joined our Group on 29 July 2015 as a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director. He was subsequently tasked with transforming the company and restructuring our business and was re-designated as our Acting Chief Executive Officer on 3 February 2016. Daniel Long is a Corporate and Securities lawyer by training. Having obtained his Bachelor of Laws in the United Kingdom, he obtained his post-graduate qualifications from the National University of Singapore and subsequently joined a leading corporate practice. He later entered the employment of Standard Chartered Merchant Bank Asia (“SCMBA”) and advised on initial public offerings, private-equity fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions etc. Mr. Long was instrumental in the initial public offering of MMI Holdings Limited (“MMI”) whilst he was at SCMBA and subsequently joined MMI to head its Technology and Strategic Investment division. During his time with MMI, he also established MMI TechnoVentures (“MMITV”), a joint venture private equity fund with Standard Chartered Private Equity (“SCPA”). In 2000, Mr. Long joined an investee of MMITV, Ecquaria Technologies Pte Ltd (“Ecquaria”) as Chief Financial Officer overseeing the company’s finance, human resource, administration and MIS functions. He was subsequently promoted to Deputy CEO and Head of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Long left Ecquaria in 2007 to co-found Providence Capital Management Pte Ltd (“PCM”), a registered fund management company regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. PCM currently manages and advises a number of umbrella funds and multiple special purpose investment vehicles across a range of asset classes. PCM’s clients and stakeholders include financial institutions, family trusts and high-net worth individuals.
ALOYSIUS WEE MENG SENG
Aloysius Wee Meng Seng is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Group on 28 August 2009. Mr. Wee is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is currently the managing partner of boutique law firm, AQUINAS LAW ALLIANCE LLP. Prior to this, he was the managing partner of Dacheng Wong Alliance LLP, a Singapore China joint venture law firm and before that he was partner at Central Chambers Law Corporation which he co-founded, serving as co-managing partner. Mr. Wee’s areas of practice are Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Cross Border Commercial Transactions, and Real Estate Transactions. He has since 1997 advised on various development and investment projects for property developers, real estate players and hospitality companies in Singapore and the region. Mr. Wee also advises on cross-border joint ventures and transactions and in the area of mergers and acquisitions of companies. He is the current chairperson of the ASEAN Legal Alliance, a network of 10 law firms in each of the 10 ASEAN countries. He also sits as a director in Tay Leck Teck Foundation and Verbum Dei Singapore Limited (a charity). Aloysius is also currently an independent director of JES Holdings Limited, Oriental Group Limited and AGV Group Limited.
ALAN CHEONG MUN CHEONG
Alan Cheong Mun Cheong is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Group on 3 February 2016. With over twenty years of real estate and financial sector experience, Alan is presently Senior Director of Savills Research & Consultancy, covering the local and regional markets in areas of market research, financial studies and holding seminars. Alan began his career in real estate research in 1990 with the Urban Redevelopment Authority focusing on property market forecasts and government land supply policy. Subsequently, he joined UOB where he was involved with project financing for large real estate deals. Alan was also the acting head of equity research for Prudential Securities, covering regional real estate and infrastructure companies before moving to the OCBC Group where he raised capital for companies and REITs during their Initial Public Offering. Alan also has experience in big data analysis – consumer risk analytics and was the head of portfolio analytics at DBS Asset Management. Alan is a triple-degree holder; a good honours degree in Estate Management from National University of Singapore, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Open University (UK) and a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) of which he is a Graduate Statistician. He is also an Honorary Advisor to the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore’s (Real Estate Consultancy sub-group).
WEE LIANG HIAM
Chief Financial Officer
Wee Liang Hiam is our Chief Financial Officer. He joined our Group on 11 February 2016 and is responsible for the financial matters of our Group. Mr. Wee has more than 28 years of accounting and finance experience, having been involved at both operational and strategic levels. He has wide experience in corporate governance having served on the boards of other Singapore listed companies as independent director. Mr. Wee has extensive management experience in various industries and business environments, having held top finance and operations positions in various public listed companies in Singapore. He has been involved in successful mergers and acquisitions from evaluation to the integration of the merged entities, leading companies to successful listings and reverse takeover on both the Main Board and Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange. Mr. Wee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), a Diploma in Education from National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy) from Nanyang Technological University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Singapore Institute of Management and an Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment from Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, an ASEAN Certified Public Accountant, a member of Singapore Institute of Management and also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Country Director, Vietnam
Paul Yang was appointed as our Country Director of Vietnam in March 2019. Prior to joining the Group, Paul was involved with business consulting and real estate development companies in Vietnam. Born in South Korea but raised in Thailand, Paul’s rich experience in cross cultural settings across South East Asian countries, Korea and the United States is a tremendous asset to the Group as we go about executing on our social impact mission in emerging markets in the region. Since moving to Vietnam from the United States in 2014, Paul has actively immersed himself in Vietnam to better understand the complexities of cross-cultural differences and to discover effective connection points between Vietnam and other cultures/countries. Crucially, Paul has significant social impact domain experience and he used to work with a global NGO headquartered in the United States as its executive liaison and international development consultant across the non-profit and private sectors in South East Asia. He holds a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies from Nyack University, New York and a Bachelors degree in International Business from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
DANIEL LIM YONGJIAN
Business Development Director
Daniel Lim joined us on 1 April 2018 as our Business Development Director. Prior to joining the Group, he was an Associate Director with Providence Capital Management Ltd where he was involved in investment analysis and portfolio management for 6 years. Daniel has been actively involved in conducting feasibility studies and assisting in the due diligence requirements with regards our proposed real estate development efforts with current and potential joint venture partners.
EVANGELINE GOH KANG HSIEN
Assistant Director, Partnerships
Evangeline Goh joined us on 9 July 2018 as our Assistant Director of Partnerships, she focuses on conceptualising and implementing the integrated social impact solution of our Group. She brings diverse experience in corporate engagement, philanthropy management and non-profit due diligence, having worked fourteen years in the public, private and non-profit sectors. In her work with a family foundation, she collaborated with multiple stakeholders to drive philanthropic initiatives in education and health in Indonesia, Singapore and China. Prior to that, she provided consultancy to companies in strategic and sustainable corporate social responsibilities. Evangeline graduated with a BA (Psychology and Economics) from the National University of Singapore, she had also obtained her Graduate Diploma in Marketing Communications and started her career in marketing communications, through launching nationwide campaigns for non-profit and government entities. Besides public education work, she was also involved in product launches with StarHub and communications for Hewlett Packard (Asia Pacific). She has varied interests in community work and has volunteered with SPD, a befriender group at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Manager of Business Development and Special Projects
Peter Woo joined us in January 2019 as our Manager of Business Development and Special Projects. Prior to joining the Group, he was a private equity associate at Riverside Partners in Boston, Massachusetts, where he evaluated investments in growing healthcare companies. Peter began his career at William Blair & Company in Chicago, Illinois as an investment banking analyst, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.