Mr Lee Yi Shyan was appointed as the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors of the Manager on 17 September 2019.
Mr Lee joined OUE Limited as an Executive Adviser to the Chairman of OUE Limited in January 2016. He is the Chairman of OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited and OUE USA Services Corp. In addition, Mr Lee is the Chairman and Director of ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd. He is currently the Adviser of Keppel Corporation Limited, and Director of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd..
Mr Lee is the Chairman of Business China in the non-profit organisation sector. Business China’s mission is to nurture an inclusive bilingual and bicultural group of Singaporeans through extensive use of the Chinese language as the medium of communication, so as to sustain our multi-cultural heritage, and to develop a cultural and economic bridge linking the world and China.
Mr Lee was the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd..
Prior to joining OUE Limited, Mr Lee was the Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Manpower. Mr Lee had extensive interactions with governments and businesses in China, the Middle East, Africa and Russia and oversaw urban planning, construction productivity development and town council management. Mr Lee is currently an elected Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC.
Prior to his political career, Mr Lee was the Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Singapore, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SPRING Singapore and held senior operational and staff positions in the Economic Development Board.
Mr Lee was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Centre for Creative Leadership, North Carolina, USA, in 2009, and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, in 2013. He was also honoured with the “Jiangsu Province Honorary Resident” title in 2018.
Mr Christopher James Williams was appointed as the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Manager on 25 October 2013 and was re-designated as the Deputy Chairman on 17 September 2019. He serves as a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager.
Mr Williams is a founding partner of Howse Williams, Hong Kong, which he co-founded in 2012 as an independent Hong Kong law firm. Mr Williams was responsible in particular for establishing the non-contentious area of the practice. Howse Williams has subsequently grown to become one of the leading independent law firms in Hong Kong. Prior to co-founding Howse Williams, Mr Williams was from 1994 a partner in Richard Butler, an international law firm which merged with the US law firm Reed Smith in 2008 and was throughout this period based in Hong Kong.
Mr Williams is presently the deputy chairman and non-executive General Counsel of OUE Limited. He was appointed as chairman and non-independent non-executive director of Bowsprit Capital Corporation Limited, the manager of First Real Estate Investment Trust, in October 2018. He has also been a director of OUB Centre Limited since January 2014. Mr Williams was the non-independent non-executive director of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. (“OUEHRM”) and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (“OUEHTM”). He was also the chairman of the board of directors of OUEHRM and OUEHTM from April 2013 to November 2017.
Mr Williams specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, direct investment and corporate restructurings and reorganisations. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance. His practice encompasses Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region, particularly Indonesia and Singapore. He has been named in the Guide to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers as well as the International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers as one of the world’s top mergers and acquisitions lawyers.
Mr Williams qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1986 and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and Economics from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Mr Loh Lian Huat was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Manager on 8 January 2014. He serves as Lead Independent Director, and is a member of each of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager.
Mr Loh is presently a non-executive director of Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporation Limited (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”)), and a non-independent non-executive director of EFA RET Management Pte Ltd, the trustee-manager of EFA Real Economy Trust.
Mr Loh was previously the executive director and managing partner of Silkrouteasia Asset Management Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company with New Silkroutes Capital Pte. Ltd. and Global Advisory & Investments Pte. Ltd.. He was also previously the chief executive officer of Silkrouteasia Capital Partners Pte Ltd, an investment advisory, asset management and direct real estate investments firm. Prior to joining Silkrouteasia Capital Partners Pte Ltd in 2011, he was with MEAG Pacific Star Asset Management Pte Ltd, where his last held position was senior vice president, Asset Management. From 2000 to 2005, Mr Loh was with GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd, where his last held position was vice president, Asset Management.
Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the National Defense Academy, Japan, and a Master of Science degree in Defence Technology from the Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom.
Mr Liu Chee Ming was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager on 17 September 2019. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.
Mr Liu has been a member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee under the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission since May 1995, and the deputy chairman of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel since April 2008, where his duties include reviewing mergers and acquisition cases and dealing with the relevant appeals. He is currently a Governor and Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International School (Hong Kong) since May 2006 and March 2019 respectively.
Mr Liu is currently the managing director of Platinum Holdings Company Limited, which he established in March 1996, and oversees its stock broking, corporate finance and asset management business. He has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of STT GDC Pte. Ltd. since October 2015. Mr Liu was also appointed as an independent non-executive director of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited in June 2018, and as a member of the Listing Review Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in July 2019. He is also a council member of the corporate advisory council of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute since May 2016.
Mr Liu Chee Ming was an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte.Ltd. (“OUEHRM”) and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte.Ltd. (“OUEHTM”). He was also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the OUEHRM.
Mr Liu also served on the board of StarHub Ltd. (a company listed on the SGX-ST) from August 2004 to April 2018. He has also been a member of the President’s Advancement Advisory Council of the National University of Singapore from March 2010 to November 2017. He also served as an independent non-executive director of Haitong Securities Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges) from November 2011 to June 2019, and as an independent supervisor of the supervisory committee of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. (a company which was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and privatised in September 2016) from May 2015 to March 2019.
Mr Liu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the former University of Singapore.
Mr Ong Kian Min was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 September 2019. He is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager, and also serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.
Mr Ong was an advocate and solicitor and practised as a consultant with Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC from October 2000 until March 2019. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar the following year. In his more than 25 years of legal practice, he focused on corporate and commercial law such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate finance. In addition to his legal practice, he is a senior adviser of Alpha Advisory Pte. Ltd., a boutique financial and corporate advisory firm, which he joined in January 2010. He is also the founder of Kanesaka Sushi Private Limited, a company which he set up in January 2010 and now owns and operates two fine dining Japanese restaurants in Singapore.
Mr Ong is currently an independent non-executive director of four other companies listed on the SGX-ST, namely BreadTalk Group Limited, Food Empire Holdings Limited, Penguin International Limited and Silverlake Axis Ltd, where he is also the lead independent director and chairs the audit committees of all four of these listed companies.
Mr Ong Kian Min was an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte.Ltd. (“OUEHRM”) and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte.Ltd. (“OUEHTM”). He was also the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the OUEHRM, and also serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the OUEHRM.
Mr Ong was the chairman and independent non-executive director of Hupsteel Limited from 2003 to 2017, and an independent nonexecutive director of China Energy Limited from September 2008 until its delisting from the SGX-ST in November 2014, of GMG Global Ltd from November 1999 until January 2017 following its delisting from the SGX-ST and of Jaya Holdings Limited from December 2012 until its members’ voluntary winding-up and liquidation in February 2018.
Mr Ong was an elected member of parliament in Singapore from January 1997 to April 2011. In 1979, he was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Singapore Police Force Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) external degree from the University of London in England and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, England.
Ms Usha Ranee Chandradas was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Manager on 8 November 2017. She serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.
Ms Chandradas is currently a partner of (Plu)ral Art LLP, an arts publishing entity which operates and manages a Singapore-based digital art magazine.
Prior to the founding of (Plu)ral Art LLP, Ms Chandradas spent 12 years as a Singapore tax lawyer, with stints in the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”) and Allen and Gledhill LLP (“Allen and Gledhill”), one of the largest and leading law firms in Singapore. As a legal officer in IRAS, she rendered opinions on tax advisory matters across all tax types and represented the authority in civil and criminal tax litigation relating to corporate and personal income tax, goods and services tax and property tax. She also worked with IRAS’ Tax Policy and International Tax Division, handling tax policy issues, advance rulings, international tax matters, Singapore Government Budget changes and the drafting of tax legislation. Ms Chandradas’ last held position was as a partner in the tax practice group of Allen and Gledhill, where she advised local and multinational clients on Singapore taxation with regard to tax-efficient corporate structures for funds, regional investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, tax compliance and regulatory matters. She also assisted clients in negotiating and resolving tax disputes, and in seeking advance rulings and clearances from IRAS and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Ms Chandradas has served as a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore and is a co-author of the LexisNexis Annotated Statutes of Singapore Income Tax Act & Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) Act. She presently serves as adjunct faculty in the Singapore Management University's School of Law and as a part-time lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Business School (Centre of Excellence International Trading). She is also a member of each of the corporate legal aid committee (Project Law Help) and finance committee of the Pro Bono Services Office, Law Society of Singapore, a member of the International Monetary Fund's Panel of Experts (Tax-Legal) and a member of the grant committee and the founding donor of the Chandra Das Endowment Fund.
She qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2004 and holds an LLB degree from the University of London, King’s College. She also holds a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the Singapore Management University and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore. She is an Accredited Tax Specialist – Income Tax, with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals. She pursued her undergraduate degree in the University of London as a scholar of IRAS, having been awarded an IRAS Undergraduate Scholarship for the study of Law in the United Kingdom. Ms Chandradas also holds a Master’s degree in Asian Art Histories from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College, awarded by LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore.
Ms Tan Shu Lin was appointed as Executive Director of the Board of the Manager on 31 October 2013. As Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for the strategic management, growth and operation of OUE C-REIT. She works with the Board of Directors to determine OUE C-REIT’s business strategies and plans, and with the management team to ensure that such strategies are executed accordingly.
Ms Tan has extensive experience in corporate finance, investments, mergers and acquisitions, and financial management, with more than 18 years of experience in direct real estate investments and fund management. Prior to joining the Manager, she was with Ascendas Funds Management Pte Ltd, the manager of Ascendas REIT (“A-REIT”), where as head, Singapore Portfolio and head, Capital Markets and Transactions, she had overall strategic direction, as well as operational and capital structure responsibilities for A-REIT’s portfolio. She was also responsible for formulating and executing appropriate strategies to meet A-REIT’s funding requirements, as well as managing investor relations.
From 2007 to 2008, Ms Tan was with the wealth management division of UBS as director, Real Estate Investment Management. Prior to that, she was with Ascendas Pte Ltd, where she held various positions engaged in sourcing and structuring potential investment opportunities, as well as exploring and evaluating property fund management opportunities. Ms Tan started her career with various banks where her responsibilities included advising companies on capital market transactions and other fund-raising exercises.
Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.