FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte Ltd and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd are the managers of
Far East H-REIT and Far East H-BT respectively. Both are 67.0% owned by FEO Asset Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Far East Organization Centre Pte Ltd and 33.0% owned by Far East Orchard Limited, which is majority-owned by Far East Organisation Pte Ltd
Mr Koh Boon Hwee was appointed as a Director and Chairman of the REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board in January 2011 and April 2012 respectively.
Mr Koh has extensive experience in corporate management. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., Far East Orchard Limited, Sunningdale Tech Ltd. and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited.
Mr Koh also holds directorships in Agilent Technologies, Inc., Razer Inc, Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd., CM Houlder (SEA) Pte. Ltd., Credence Capital Fund II (Cayman) Ltd., Credence Partners Pte. Ltd., First Spring Ltd., Ge-No-Me Pte. Ltd., Rippledot Capital Advisers Pte. Ltd., Rippledot Capital Management Pte. Ltd. and The Genomic Trust Pte. Ltd. Mr Koh is also a Director with Fontaine Investment Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company between Far East H-Trust and Far East Organization Centre Pte. Ltd. (a member of Far East Organization) established for the development of a new hotel site in Sentosa.
Over the last 3 years, he held directorship in Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad. From 2005 to 2010, Mr Koh was the NonExecutive Chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd.
From 1996 to 2010, he served on the board of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., and was a member of the Executive Committee from 1997 to 2010. From 2001 to 2005, Mr Koh served as Non-Executive Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, and from 1986 to 2001, he was also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and its predecessor organisations.
Outside the corporate sector, Mr Koh is also active in several non-profit organisations, including the Securities Industry Council, EDB International Advisory Council, Harvard Singapore Foundation, Nanyang Technological University Board of Trustees, Research, Innovation & Enterprise Council and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Mr Koh graduated from Imperial College with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), First Class Honours, in 1972, and obtained a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Lead Independent Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Nominating Committee
Mr Willie Cheng was appointed as a Director of the REIT Manager Board in July 2012 and was subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director in February 2013. He was appointed as a Director of the Trustee-Manager Board in April 2012 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director in February 2013.
Mr Cheng has extensive experience in the fields of accountancy, management consulting, technology implementation and corporate governance. He is presently a Director of United Overseas Bank Ltd. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies including Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte. Ltd.
Over the last 3 years, he held directorship in Singapore Press Holdings Limited and NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited.
Outside the corporate sector, Mr Cheng is also active in several non-profit organisations, including ApVentures, Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief, Singapore, Catholic Foundation, Council For Third Age, CSCC Agape Fund, NTUC Health Cooperative Ltd., Singapore Institute of Directors, SymAsia Foundation and The Courage Fund.
Prior to his retirement in 2003, Mr Cheng was Managing Director of Accenture’s Singapore office and Managing Partner of its Asian Communications & HighTech practice. During his stint at Accenture (and its predecessor, Arthur Andersen & Co), Mr Cheng was involved in audit as well as consulting, for the design and implementation of missioncritical systems and business transformation for its clients in government, financial services and the high tech industries.
Mr Cheng graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) in 1977. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors and an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society.
Chairman of Nominating Committee
Member of Audit and Remuneration Committees
Mr Kyle Lee was appointed to the REIT Manager Board and TrusteeManager Board in July 2012.
Mr Lee has extensive experience in professional services, comprising accounting, auditing and business advisory. He is presently a Director of CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited (as manager of CapitaLand Mall Trust), Great Eastern Holdings Limited, The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited and MFS Technology Ltd. Outside the corporate sector, he is an Audit Committee Member (co-opt) of the National Art Gallery.
By profession, Mr Lee is a Chartered Accountant and served as a partner of Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Singapore for 20 years prior to retirement in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies from the Council for National Academic Awards (UK), Polytechnic of the South Bank. Additionally, he has a Master of Science (Distinction) in International Management from University of London, SOAS and a Master of Business Administration and Diploma in Management from Imperial College, London.
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Mr Huang Cheng Eng was appointed Director of the REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board in April 2012 and July 2012 respectively.
Mr Huang has extensive experience in commercial and marketing activities. Before his retirement in 2010, Mr Huang was Executive Vice President – Marketing and the Regions at Singapore Airlines Limited, where he was overall in charge of commercial and marketing activities as well as the firm’s overseas offices. From 1987 to 1996, he was overall in charge of air cargo and developed SIA Cargo into a full-fledged division. During his stint at Singapore Airlines, he was also the Chairman of SilkAir and had also served on the Board of Virgin Atlantic Airways and the Singapore Tourism Board. He had amassed 10 years of overseas experience, working in Taiwan, France and Hong Kong from 1977 to 1987.
Mr Huang is also currently an independent director of M1 Ltd.
Outside of the corporate sector, Mr Huang is the Vice-President of MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore).
Mr Huang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1971 and obtained a Master in Business Administration from Michigan State University in 1973.
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committees
Mr Wee Kheng Jin was appointed as a Director of the REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board in January 2011 and July 2012 respectively.
Mr Wee has extensive finance experience in a variety of industries including banking, construction, hospitality services and real estate development. He is presently a Director of Parkson Retail Asia Limited and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. He also holds directorships in several companies within Far East Organization (FEO), such as Far East Hospitality Management Services Pte. Ltd., Far East Property Services Pte. Ltd., Orchard Investment Consulting (Chongqing) Co. Ltd. and Orchard Investment Consulting (Fuzhou) Co. Ltd. Mr Wee is also an alternate director with Fontaine Investment Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company between Far East H-Trust and Far East Organization Centre Pte. Ltd. (a member of FEO) established for the development of a new hotel site in Sentosa.
Over the last 3 years, he held directorship in Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) Ltd.
Mr Wee joined FEO in 2000 and is currently an Executive Director. Prior to joining FEO, he was the Citibank Country Controller for several years and a board member of Citicorp Investment Bank Singapore Limited. Mr Wee also worked for United Engineers Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly known as PriceWaterhouse & Co.).
Mr Wee graduated from the University of Singapore with a degree in Accountancy in 1978.
Mr Chng Kiong Huat was appointed as a Director of the REIT Manager Board in February 2014.
Mr Chng has extensive experience in asset management including product development, project management, quality management, customer service, estate management and property enhancement. Over a 21-year period from 1993 to 2014, he held various positions within Far East Organization before becoming Executive Director of the Property Services Division. Currently, he is a General Manager with Kallang Development (Pte.) Ltd.
Mr Chng also holds directorships with various property companies, including Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited, Kallang Development (Pte.) Ltd., Casuarina Properties (Pte.) Ltd. and Pulau Properties (Pte.) Ltd.
Mr Chng has a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and a LLB (Hons) from the University of London. He has also completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford University. He was conferred as a registered architect by the Singapore Board of Architects in 1996.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Gerald Lee joined Far East Organization in 2011, and is currently employed by the REIT Manager, where he is principally responsible for the management and conduct of the business of the REIT Manager and the Trustee-Manager.
From 1991 to 2005, Mr Lee was at the Singapore Tourism Board, and his last held position was Assistant CEO (Leisure), where he was in charge of all the leisure divisions. He was seconded to the Ministry of Trade & Industry as Deputy Director from 2000 to 2001, where he was responsible for overseeing policies and industry development of the tourism and services sectors. Mr Lee was concurrently seconded to Sentosa Development Corporation as Director (Strategic Development) from 2001 to 2003, where he was in charge of strategic projects and redevelopment initiatives.
From 2005 to 2010, Mr Lee was at CapitaLand Limited/The Ascott Limited. His roles in Ascott included that of CEO (Europe), responsible for growing the business in that region, and Deputy CEO, responsible for overseeing operations of the group. From 2010 to 2011, Mr Lee was Executive Director of 08hundred LLP, where he was responsible for overseeing the company. He remains as a director of the company.
Mr Lee graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction), and obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.
Vice President, Finance
Ms Sandra Chia has more than 20 years of experience in areas of financial and management accounting, financial planning and analysis, taxation, treasury, compliance and all finance related matters. She is currently employed by the REIT Manager, where she is responsible for the statutory reporting and compliance, management accounting and analysis, taxation and treasury.
From 2007 to 2012, Ms Chia was at Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. as Assistant Vice President, Finance, where she was responsible for the finance function including accounting, financial and management reporting, analysis and compliance for Ascendas India Trust. From 2000 to 2006, Ms Chia was at Equinix Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. as Finance Manager, where she was responsible for statutory accounts, group consolidation, financial planning and analysis, management reporting, taxation, cash flow management and SOX compliance. Ms Chia holds a Bachelor of Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooke University (UK) and professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
Asset Enhancement Management
Ms Elaine Chin has more than 20 years of experience in areas of contract administration, procurement, project management and quantity surveying and all project development related matters. She is employed by the REIT Manager where she is responsible for coordinating and supervising the asset enhancement projects and initiatives.
From 2007 to 2014, Ms Chin was a Senior Manager at Millennium & Copthorne International Limited, where she was responsible in the development, design and planning of hospitality projects for the group.
From 1987 to 2007, Ms Chin was a Senior Contract Manager at Shanghai Chong Kee Furniture & Construction Pte. Ltd., where she was responsible for contract administration, procurement, project management and quantity surveying.
Ms Chin obtained her Diploma in Building from the Singapore Polytechnic and also obtained a vocational certificate in Building Drafting from McNair Vocational Institute.
Manager, Investor Relations
& Asset Management
Ms Denise Wong is experienced in the areas of investor and public relations, financial sales and marketing. She is employed by the REIT Manager where she is responsible for investor relations and assists in asset management.
From 2011 to 2013, Ms Wong was a Consultant at Financial PR Pte. Ltd., where she provided investor relations counsel to the top management of Singaporelisted companies in the real estate, construction and technology sectors. Ms Wong also prepared companies for listing on the SGX, both on the Catalist and Mainboard.
From 2010 to 2011, Ms Wong was a Financial Planning Manager at HSBC Bank, where she managed a portfolio of customers within the emerging affluent business segment.
Ms Wong obtained her Bachelor of Business Management from the Singapore Management University, with majors in Finance (Wealth Management) and Marketing. She also attended the International Student Exchange Programme at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Ms Wong obtained the International Certificate in Investor Relations from the Investor Relations Society of UK.