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.
Mr Chua is the Chief Financial Officer of the Manager and is responsible for OUE C-REIT’s financial management functions. He oversees all matters relating to financial reporting and controls, treasury and tax. He is also responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, fund raising activities, risk management and compliance matters.
He has more than 20 years of working experience and has previously held positions in various listed companies in Singapore. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chua was the chief financial officer of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd.. He also has extensive finance and treasury experience at the Keppel Group and the CapitaLand Group handling financial reporting, financing, cash management, tax and other finance-related matters.
Mr Chua holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Merit) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Ms Cheong is responsible for the investor relations function of the Manager. She is in charge of conducting effective communication, as well as building and maintaining good relations with the investment and research community.
Ms Cheong has more than 15 years of experience in real estate and finance in Singapore. Prior to joining the Manager, Ms Cheong was a senior equities research analyst with Macquarie Capital Securities from 2006 to 2012, covering the Singapore real estate sector with principal responsibility over the REITs listed on SGX-ST. She was involved in the initial public offering and secondary equity issuances of various REITs, in addition to initiating research and recommending investment ideas in the sector to institutional investors.
From 2004 to 2006, Ms Cheong was with Jones Lang LaSalle where her last held position was financial analyst, Commercial Markets, during which she advised multinational clients on corporate real estate strategy in terms of lease restructuring, acquisitions and disposals. She started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Singapore as an external auditor in 2002.
Ms Cheong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Mr Mah has more than 14 years of working experience in real estate asset and investment management, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and fund management. He had previously been with OUE Limited for nine years, responsible for real estate investment, asset management and portfolio management. His last held position at OUE Limited was assistant vice president (Asset and Investment Management).
Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Mah was investment director at RGE Pte Ltd, responsible for China real estate investments. He has also held positions at Alpha Investment Partners, Food Junction, KPMG Corporate Finance and ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems).
Mr Mah holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Cum Laude), majoring in Finance from the Singapore Management University, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ms Tang assists the Chief Financial Officer in the financial and accounting matters of OUE C-REIT including financial reporting, taxation and compliance. She has more than 10 years of working experience in auditing, financial accounting, statutory reporting, capital management, tax and compliance matters. Prior to joining the Manager, she was with OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd. Prior to that, she was an external auditor with Ernst & Young LLP.
Ms Tang holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Merit) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Ms Tan assists the Chief Financial Officer in the day-to-day finance operations, budgeting and taxation matters of OUE C-REIT. She has more than 10 years of experience in audit, accounting, statutory reporting, compliance and tax.
Prior to joining the Manager, Ms Tan started her career in an audit function with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within the real estate and the shipping and offshore marine sectors, and has conducted audits in the USA, China, India and Russia.
Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, Second Class Honours (Upper Division), from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. She is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.