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, Senior Vice President, Investment, Asset Allocation and Strategic Research
  • MS. LIU CHEN YIN, Vice President, Asset Management, Strategic and Corporate Planning
  • MS. TEO CHIN PING, Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
  • MS. PATRICIA NG, Assistant Vice President (Head of Finance)
  • MR. SHAWN YAP, Assistant Vice President, Asset Management

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 fi nance 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.

MR. LOO HOCK LEONG

Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Loo brings with him 20 years of extensive banking and corporate experience. 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 corporations in area of corporate finance and merger & acquisition. 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 Masters 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

Senior Vice President, Investment, Asset Allocation and Strategic Research
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Mr. Tan was the Vice President, Investment of CapitaLand Group before joining Parkway Life REIT. He was responsible for the investment activities of CapitaLand's retail business unit in India. Prior to this, 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 (Ascendas) to the position of Chief Executive Officer of L&T Infocity-Ascendas Ltd, a developer company of IT complexes in Hyderabad, India. In 2003, he was the Finance Manager of Ascendas-MGM Funds Management Limited. Prior to this, he was Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance of Ascendas and was responsible for the Ascendas Group's domestic and international financing programmes including cross border financing and strategically managed the group's capital structure.

From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Tan was with JTC International Pte Ltd where he joined as a Business Development Officer and eventually assumed the post of Senior Manager, Investment and Planning. During this period, Mr. Tan accumulated regional work experience in areas ranging from project evaluation, financial modelling, financial structuring, marketing with extensive exposure to strategic planning. After graduation, Mr. Tan was with the Corporate Banking Department (Real Estate Division) of DBS Bank Ltd from 1991 to 1994. He was responsible for the marketing and credit assessment of the portfolios of the bank's real estate corporate clients.

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

Vice President, Asset Management, Strategic and Corporate Planning
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Ms. Liu brings with her 16 years of experience in the areas of valuation, marketing and leasing, investment and asset management.

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 responsible for 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

Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
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Ms. Teo brings with her 20 years experience in the field of architecture design, master planning, management and administration of projects in Singapore and overseas.

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Teo was a project manager with Thomson International Health Services Pte Ltd (TIHS). While at TIHS, Ms. Teo worked on the International Women and Children Hospital and a Fertility Centre proposal in Vietnam. She also worked with Singapore General Hospital on an addition and alteration project for the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as design and renovation for various departments within the hospital.

Ms. Teo was stationed in Kunming, China, briefly while working on a hospital project there. She also has experience with some school and residential projects in Singapore for PMLink Pte Ltd. She was with ACP Construction Pte Ltd prior to her role with PMLink Pte Ltd, where she worked on Biopolis II. Ms. Teo joined ST Architects & Engineers Pte Ltd after graduation, where she worked on master planning in Jordan, an international airport proposal in Myanmar, factories in China, office towers, conventional and automated warehouses as well as the Changi Naval Base in Singapore.

Ms. Teo graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia in 1995 with a Bachelor of Architecture. She is also a Qualified Architect with the Board of Architects, Singapore.

MS. PATRICIA NG

Assistant Vice President (Head of Finance)
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Ms. Ng brings with her more than 15 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 and is a Chartered Accountant with the ISCA. She also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from The University of Hull Business School, United Kingdom.

MR. SHAWN YAP

Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
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Mr. Yap brings with him 13 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.