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. LIM KOK HOONG, Independent Director, Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee
  • DR. JENNIFER LEE, Independent Director, Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee
  • MR. HO KIAN GUAN, Independent Director, a member of the Nominating Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.
  • DR. TAN SEE LENG, Non-Executive Director
  • DR. LIM SUET WUN, Non-Executive Director
  • MS. ROSSANA ANNIZAH BINTI AHMAD RASHID, Non-Executive Director
  • MR LOW SOON TECK, Non-Executive Director
  • MR. YONG YEAN CHAU, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

None of the Directors has any family relationship with one another, any substantial shareholder of the Manager or any Substantial Unitholder.

Experience and Expertise of the Board of Directors

MR. LIM KOK HOONG

MR. LIM KOK HOONG

Independent Director, Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee
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Mr. Lim is an Independent Director on the Board of several public listed companies in Singapore.

Mr. Lim has over 32 years experience in public accountancy. He was a Senior Partner with Ernst & Young Singapore from 2002 to 2003, and prior to that, was the Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen Singapore from 1990 to 2002. He also previously held the position of Regional Managing Partner, Asean, for Arthur Andersen during the period 2000 to 2002.

Mr. Lim graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Dr. Jennifer Lee

DR. JENNIFER LEE

Independent Director, Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee
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Dr. Jennifer Lee is Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care, and of the Advisory Board of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, and serves on the boards of Ministry of Health Holdings 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 corporatization, 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.

Her previous Board appointments include the Health Sciences Authority, Eu Yan Sang International Ltd, NTUC Fairprice, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Bumrungrad Hospital PLC (Thailand), and Apollo Hospitals Enterprises (India).

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.

MR. HO KIAN GUAN

MR. HO KIAN GUAN

Independent Director, a member of the Nominating Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee
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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. TAN SEE LENG

Non-Executive Director
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Dr. Tan See Leng has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As a young entrepreneur, he founded a private primary health group at 27 and subsequently developed it to the second largest primary healthcare group in Singapore before selling the stake to one of the leading global health-plan providers.

In 2004, Dr. Tan joined Parkway as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mount Elizabeth Hospital and rose rapidly through the ranks and became the CEO of Parkway Holdings Limited in April 2010. Following the restructuring of the Group in 2011, he assumed his current position as the Group CEO and MD of Parkway Pantai Limited, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH). In 2012, Dr. Tan was appointed Executive Director of IHH, before becoming its MD and CEO in January 2014.

An active member of various medical committees, Dr. Tan has served on Singapore Ministry of Health's MediShield Life Review Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of CFPS Holdings and a Council Member of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council. He has been reappointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Office of Education, for the period until 2017, and serves on the Advisory Board of Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University.

Dr. Lim Suet Wun

DR. LIM SUET WUN

Non-Executive Director
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Dr. Lim is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Parkway Pantai Limited.

Dr. Lim has more than 28 years of experience in healthcare management. Before joining Parkway in 2011, he was the CEO of the National Healthcare Group and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). In 2003, Dr. Lim led the TTSH team through the SARS crisis, when it was designated as the SARS hospital for the whole of Singapore. For his leadership, he was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore. Before this, Dr. Lim held the positions of CEO of the National University of Hospital and COO of KK Women's Hospital.

From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Lim was appointed as Chairman to the Board of Joint Commission International (JCI), the world's leading international healthcare accreditation organization. Dr. Lim was also previous Chairman of Johns Hopkins International Medical Center (Singapore), and served on the Boards of the Ministry of Health Holdings Pte Ltd, National University Health System Pte Ltd and Singapore's Nursing Board. He headed several Ministry of Health committees including the review of the country's Medishield Insurance scheme in 2005.

Dr. Lim is currently a Honorary Secretary in the Council of the Singapore National Employers Federation.

A doctor by training, Dr. Lim also has Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

ROSSANA ANNIZAH

MS. ROSSANA ANNIZAH BINTI AHMAD RASHID

Non-Executive Director
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Ms. Rossana is an Independent Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad ("IHH") and Parkway Pantai Limited ("PPL"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of IHH. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, the Manager of Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She serves as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for both IHH and PPL.

Ms. Rossana is a member of the Investment Panel and the Investment Panel Risk Committee of the Malaysia Employees Provident Fund. In February 2016, she was appointed Country Chairman of the Jardine Matheson Group in Malaysia.

Ms. Rossana is a career professional, started with Citibank NA, then RHB Bank; a total of 15 years in the banking sector. She then served as Maxis Berhad CFO for 8 years, followed by a 2-year stint as Deputy CEO of Time Dotcom Berhad.

The combined 28 years of experience in the banking, telecommunications and healthcare sector provides Ms. Rossana with a broad experience of the importance of business strategy, identifying sustainable monetization models, understanding the customers and competition and the need for reviewing monetization models focusing on both revenue management and cost management.

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 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 Chief Financial Officer, 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 Chief Financial Officer 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. YONG YEAN CHAU

MR. YONG YEAN CHAU

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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Mr. Yong is the 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 ISCA. He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme with Harvard Business School.