Manager of Parkway Life REIT

Management Team

Information on the working experience of the Management Team of the Manager is set out below:

The Management Team comprises:

  • MR. YONG YEAN CHAU, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
  • MR. LOO HOCK LEONG, Chief Financial Officer
  • MR. TAN SEAK SZE, Chief Investment Officer
  • MS. LIU CHEN YIN, Chief Portfolio Officer
  • MS. TEO CHIN PING, Vice President (Head of Projects)
  • MS. PATRICIA NG, Vice President (Head of Finance)
  • MR. SHAWN YAP, Vice President (Head of Asset Management)
  • MR. WAYNE LEE, Assistant Vice President (Head of Investment & Special Project)
  • MS. ANNIE CHEN, Assistant Vice President (Corporate Finance)

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.

MR. LOO HOCK LEONG

Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Loo brings with him 23 years of extensive banking and corporate experience. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Services and Investor Relations at Parkway Trust Management Limited, the manager of Parkway Life REIT.

He was previously the Senior Vice President, Corporate Advisory of Global Financial Markets with DBS Bank Ltd. He has provided advisory services on corporate treasury management to large companies in areas of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He has extensive experience in financial structuring of interest rate and foreign exchange risk management solutions for these clients.

Mr. Loo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) degree in 1995. In 2000, he obtained a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University with three distinguished awards: Best Overall Performance, Best in Derivatives Valuation and Best in Legal & Tax Risk in Finance. He also possessed a professional qualification in accounting from ISCA and is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA.

MR. TAN SEAK SZE

Chief Investment Officer
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Mr. Tan has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of real estate investment, corporate finance, operation, business development and marketing.

Prior to joining Parkway Trust Management Limited in June 2009, he was the Vice President, Investment of CapitaLand Group overseeing the investment activities of CapitaLand’s retail business unit in India. Prior to that, he worked for two years in the Philippines as the Chief Operating Officer of a business process outsourcing firm. In 2004, he was seconded by Ascendas Pte Ltd to the position of Chief Executive Officer of L&T Infocity- Ascendas Ltd, a developer company of IT complexes in Hyderabad, India. He held various finance and corporate finance positions within the Ascendas Group between 2001 and 2003.

Mr. Tan was with JTC International Pte Ltd from 1994 to 2000 where he held various business development, investment and planning positions. After graduation, Mr. Tan worked as a loan officer with the Corporate Banking Department (Real Estate Division) of DBS Bank from 1991 to 1994.

Mr. Tan holds a Master of Business Administration with High Honours from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting and Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.

MS. LIU CHEN YIN

Chief Portfolio Officer
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Ms. Liu brings with her 19 years of experience in real estate industry.

Currently serving as Chief Portfolio Officer, Ms Liu supports the CEO in formulating strategic plans to optimize the portfolio mix and returns of PLife REIT’s assets. She leads the asset management and projects team in the execution of portfolio management, strategic divestment, asset enhancement and positioning of the assets.

Prior to her appointment with the Manager, she was with CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited, the manager of CapitaCommercial Trust (“CCT”). She was involved in the sourcing and evaluating of potential investment opportunities as well as the development and implementation of asset management strategies and plans for CCT’s asset portfolio.

From 2002 to 2006, she was with City Developments Limited where she was involved in the marketing and leasing of its office portfolio. From 1999 to 2002, she was a Senior Valuer with CKS Property Consultants Pte Ltd.

Ms. Liu graduated from National University of Singapore in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Real Estate. She is also a registered licensed appraiser.

MS. TEO CHIN PING

Vice President (Head of Projects)
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Ms. Teo brings with her 23 years of extensive experience in the field of architecture design, master planning, project and construction management of projects in Singapore and overseas.

She was previously a Project Manager with Thomson International Health Services Pte Ltd (subsidiary of Thomson Medical Center), Singapore General Hospital and PMLink Pte Ltd. Prior to that she also worked as senior architect on a variety of projects with ACP Construction Pte Ltd and ST Architects and Engineers Ptd Ltd. She has extensive experience in design, project management as well as construction management of greenfield and brownfield projects in the healthcare / residential / education / commercial / industrial / warehouse sectors both Singapore and Overseas.

Ms. Teo graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia in 1995 with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design. She also was awarded Board of Architects Prize by Singapore Board of Architects in conjunction with her Diploma in Architectural Technology. She is also a Qualified Architect with the Board of Architects, Singapore.

MS. PATRICIA NG

Vice President (Head of Finance)
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Ms. Ng brings with her more than 18 years of accounting and finance practice in several public listed companies.

Prior to her appointment with the Manager, Ms. Ng has worked in Serial Microelectronics Pte Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Serial System Limited), Raffles Medical Group, Stratech Systems Limited and Watsons Personal Care Stores Pte Ltd. Her experience encompasses financial and management reporting, consolidation, taxation, cash management, budgeting, compliance and risk management functions.

Ms. Ng graduated with the professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant and also a Chartered Accountant with ISCA. She also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from The University of Hull Business School, United Kingdom.

MR. SHAWN YAP

Vice President (Head of Asset Management)
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Mr. Yap brings with him 16 years of experience in the real estate sector, mainly in the areas of real estate asset management, marketing and leasing.

Prior to his appointment at Parkway Trust Management Limited, he was the manager of CapitaLand Commercial Limited. His responsibilities included managing commercial and industrial assets, monitoring and evaluating financial performance of assets, developing and implementing of asset management strategies as well as conducting studies to maximise asset yields. He was also involved in the divestment of CapitaLand’s commercial assets, mainly Temasek Tower, Hitachi Tower and Chevron House.

From 2002 to 2004, he was with Singapore Land Authority where he gained considerable experience in marketing, managing and leasing of State properties. He was also involved in the formulation of policy papers.

Mr. Yap graduated from National University of Singapore in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree, majoring in Finance.

MR. WAYNE LEE

Assistant Vice President (Head of Investment & Special Project)
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Mr. Lee brings with him 16 years of experience in the real estate and REIT sectors, mainly in areas of business development, valuation, fund management, investment and asset management.

Prior to his appointment with the Manager, he was with Ascendas Property Fund Trustee, the trustee-manager of Ascendas India Trust. His responsibilities in the investment and asset management team included portfolio management, financial modelling, feasibility and due diligence assessment of investment opportunities. He was also involved in the acquisition of aVance Business Hub in Hyderabad and the asset refurbishment of Tech Park Mall in Bangalore.

From 2002 to 2007, he was a Business Development Executive and Senior Valuer with Wing Tai Holdings Limited and Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd respectively.

Mr. Lee holds a Master of Science (Real Estate) from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor in Business majoring in Property from University of South Australia. He is also a registered licensed appraiser and member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyor and Valuer.

MS. ANNIE CHEN

Assistant Vice President (Corporate Finance)
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Ms. Chen brings with her more than 14 years of accounting experience, with about 10 years in corporate finance and treasury. She oversees the corporate finance function and is instrumental in securing the necessary banks and capital market financing to support the growth of the REIT. She also drives the financial risk management and treasury strategies, in ensuring that the REIT maintains a strong financial position.

Prior to joining the Manager, she was with the Singapore Tourism Board’s Finance and Information Technology (IT) departments.

Ms. Chen graduated with a professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Accounting) from Oxford Brookes University of United Kingdom as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (IT) from Curtin University of Technology of Australia.