Manager of Parkway Life REIT

Board Of Directors

The Board is entrusted with the responsibility for the overall management of the Manager. The Board of Parkway Trust Management Limited comprises:

  • MR. HO KIAN GUAN, Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee.
  • DR. JENNIFER LEE GEK CHOO, Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee
  • MS. CHEAH SUI LING, Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • DR. KELVIN LOH, Non-Executive Director and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee
  • MS. ROSSANA ANNIZAH BINTI AHMAD RASHID, Non-Executive Director
  • MR. LOW SOON TECK, Non-Executive Director
  • MR. JOE SIM, Non-Executive Director
  • MR. YONG YEAN CHAU, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Experience and Expertise of the Board of Directors

MR. HO KIAN GUAN

MR. HO KIAN GUAN

Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Mr. Ho is the Executive Chairman of Keck Seng (Malaysia) Berhad since 1970 and also of Keck Seng Investments (Hong Kong) Limited since 1979. He is also a Non- Executive Director of Shangri-la Asia Limited since 1993 and is a member of the Shangri-la Audit Committee. He was previously the Director of Parkway Holdings Limited/Parkway Pantai Limited from 1985 to 2013 and was the Chairman of the Tender Committee.

Mr. Ho graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Commerce from Nanyang University, Singapore in 1965.

Dr. Jennifer Lee

DR. JENNIFER LEE GEK CHOO

Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee
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Dr. Jennifer Lee serves on the boards of Parkway Trust Management Limited and The Esplanade Company Ltd.

Dr. Lee was the Chief Executive Officer of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 1991 to 2004. Before joining KK Hospital, Dr. Lee was the Chief Operating Officer of Singapore General Hospital from 1988 to 1991 during the period of its corporatisation, and prior to that had served in the Ministry of Health in various portfolios. Her most recent work has been in development of the ageing sector, as Senior Consultant with the Ministry of Health’s Ageing Planning Office from 2007 to 2015, and Chairperson of the Agency for Integrated Care from 2009 to 2018.

Dr. Lee graduated with a medical degree in 1976 from the University of Singapore, and obtained her Masters in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1986.

Ms. Cheah Sui Ling

MS. CHEAH SUI LING

Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
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Ms. Cheah is currently Operating Partner at Wavemaker Partners, a tech-focused venture capital fund dual headquartered in Singapore and Los Angeles. She is responsible for helping portfolio companies with business development, capital raising and eventual exits.

Ms. Cheah previously spent more than 20 years in the investment banking industry. She started her career with Merrill Lynch New York, followed by stints in Singapore and London. Subsequently she became Executive Director of Investment Banking at JP Morgan Singapore and later served as Co-head of Corporate Finance SEA at BNP Paribas.

Ms. Cheah holds a B.A. in Economics and French from Wellesley College.

DR KELVIN LOH

DR. KELVIN LOH

Non-Executive Director and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee
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Dr. Kelvin Loh was appointed Chief Executive Officer (Designate) and Executive Director of IHH Healthcare on 1 July 2019 and will assume the position as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2020. He provides strategic direction and leadership for overall operations within IHH and its key operating subsidiaries – Parkway Pantai, Acibadem Healthcare, Fortis Healthcare and IMU Health. Today, IHH Healthcare offers a full spectrum of integrated services including a strong stable of 83 hospitals and more than 15,000 licensed beds in 12 countries.

An experienced healthcare executive with strong track record of delivery, Dr. Loh has extensive experience in leading large healthcare businesses, building relationships with stakeholders, managing hospital operations, financial management and developing people. He is also deeply familiar with the healthcare operating context in different countries across Asia.

Prior to joining IHH Healthcare, Dr. Loh was with Columbia Asia Group where he oversaw its healthcare business comprising 28 hospitals across four countries in Asia as Chief Executive Officer since 2017.

Dr. Loh spent the early years of his career as a practising general physician. Driven by a passion for healthcare systems improvement, he embarked on the management track in the public healthcare sector and widened his healthcare portfolios to include clinical services development, hospital planning and hospital management. In 2008, he joined IHH Healthcare where he served nine years in numerous senior management roles, including as Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Operations Division where he steered the group’s integrated healthcare businesses in Singapore.

Dr. Loh holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

ROSSANA ANNIZAH

MS. ROSSANA ANNIZAH BINTI AHMAD RASHID

Non-Executive Director
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Ms. Rossana was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad. Parkway Trust Management Limited manages Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She also serves on the Board and Board Committee of Acibadem Saglik Yatirimlari Holding A.S., an indirect subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad.

Ms. Rossana concurrently serves as a member of the Investment Panel and the Investment Panel Risk Committee of Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund. In 2016, she was appointed Country Chairman of the Jardine Matheson Group of Companies in Malaysia. Subsequently she joined the Board of Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad, a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. She was also appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of edotco Group Sdn Bhd in May 2016 and Independent Non-Executive Director of Celcom Axiata Berhad in May 2017, both are subsidiaries of Axiata Group Berhad.

Prior to her current roles, Ms. Rossana was a career professional holding leadership positions in the telecommunication and banking sectors. She previously served in various senior management roles with TIME dotcom Berhad, Maxis Berhad and RHB Bank Berhad, after beginning her banking career with Citibank Malaysia. With a combined 30 years of experience, Ms Rossana has broad experience in business strategy, identifying sustainable monetisation models, understanding customers and competition, as well as the need for reviewing monetization models focusing on both revenue management and cost management.

Ms. Rossana graduated in Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance from Canberra College of Advanced Education, Australia (now known as University of Canberra).

MR. LOW SOON TECK

MR. LOW SOON TECK

Non-Executive Director
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Mr. Low Soon Teck, practised as a solicitor in Singapore at a boutique firm from 1991 to 1993, focusing on corporate and banking laws. Mr. Low then joined the Kuok/ Kerry Group in 1994, based in Hong Kong holding various senior positions in different businesses within the Kuok/Kerry Group including as the Director of China Operations at SCMP Group, publisher of the South China Morning Post, where he was responsible for business development, newspaper publishing and circulation operations, and managing a chain of retail convenience stores.

Mr. Low relocated to Singapore in 2005, as the Group Financial Controller of Kuok Oils and Grain Pte Ltd, which was subsequently merged with Wilmar International Limited in 2006. At Wilmar International Limited, he held the position of Group Treasurer until 2009. He was then appointed Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of PACC Offshore Services Holdings Group, the offshore marine arm of the Kuok/ Kerry Group. In 2013, he joined RCMA Group, a commodities supply chain management company as CFO, a position that he held until 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, legal and general management at leadership roles.

Mr. Low assumed the position of Group CFO of IHH Healthcare Berhad on 10 January 2016.

Mr. Low graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar. Mr. Low obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is also a member of Law Society of England and Wales.

MR. JOE SIM

MR. JOE SIM

Non-Executive Director
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As the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Operations Division, Joe provides strategic direction and leadership for Parkway Pantai’s integrated healthcare businesses in Malaysia, which includes a network of 15 Gleneagles and Pantai hospitals and ancillary services such as Pantai Integrated Rehab and Pantai Premier Pathology.

Joe has more than 17 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and was the winner of the Leading CEO Award by Singapore Human Resources Institute in 2014. Prior to joining Parkway Pantai in June 2017, he was Group Deputy Chief Executive of National University Healthcare System in Singapore, where he had also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of National University Hospital. He also held the roles of Chief Corporate Development Officer, acting Chief Information Officer and acting Chief Executive Office for new ventures with the National Healthcare Group in Singapore.

Joe began his career with the Singapore Administrative Service, building up a robust portfolio at the Ministry of Finance, Community Development Council and Ministry of Defence. In 2000, he founded a company that developed business-to-business trading hubs before joining the private sector where he was responsible for developing thought leadership, concepts and innovations on next-generation revenue agency for Accenture. Between 2008 and 2015, Joe was also an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Business School, during which he was recognised with a Teacher of the Year Award. He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Public Health and Business School before he joined Parkway Pantai.

Joe graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Arts in Electronic and Information Science from Cambridge University and holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

MR. YONG YEAN CHAU

MR. YONG YEAN CHAU

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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Mr. Yong is the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, the manager of Parkway Life REIT. He joined Parkway Trust Management Limited as CFO in February 2008 and was promoted to CEO in December 2008. Mr. Yong was previously the CFO of the Singapore Tourism Board, overseeing its finance and corporate services functions. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Ascendas Pte Ltd (Ascendas). During his tenure with Ascendas, he was seconded to China-Singapore Suzhou Development Ltd and Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd as the CFO in Suzhou, China. Before joining Ascendas, Mr. Yong held other finance and audit positions in Beijing ISS International School, Housing and Development Board and Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Yong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and was conferred a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Acccountants (“ISCA”). He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme with Harvard Business School.