Our EXCO

Mr. Koh Wee Lih

President of REITAS

Chief Executive Officer
Keppel REIT Management Limited

Mr Koh Wee Lih was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Manager with effect from 1 December 2021.

Mr Koh has over 25 years of experience in investment, corporate finance and asset management, of which more than 17 years are in direct real estate, covering investments, developments, asset management and real estate private equity in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joinning the Manager, Mr Koh was the Executive Director and CEO of AIMS APAC REIT Management Limited, the manager of AIMS APAC REIT[1] (AA REIT) from 2014 to 2021, where he was responsible for the overall planning, management and operation of AA REIT. Before that, Mr Koh held various senior positions at AA REIT as well as other private fund and developer, overseeing regional investment and asset management.    

Mr Koh holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.


[1] Formerly known as AIMS AMP CAPITAL INDUSTRIAL REIT

Mr Jerry Koh

Secretary of REITAS

Managing Partner
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Jerry is Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP.

Jerry has been practising as a corporate lawyer since 1993. Jerry’s main areas of practice cover capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and investment funds; and he has advised on numerous international and domestic transactions. Jerry joined the Firm as a Partner in 2001 from an international firm in Hong Kong.

Jerry heads the Firm’s REITs Practice and Investment Funds Practice. He was formerly Co-Head of the Financial Services Department, Deputy Managing Partner and Joint Managing Partner of the Firm prior to assuming the current role of Managing Partner.

Jerry is the leading authority on REITs and business trusts, and has been involved in the listing of almost all the REITs and business trusts in the Singapore market. He was the lead counsel of Hutchinson Port Holdings Trust in the largest IPO in South-east Asia to-date. Jerry has also been involved in almost all the secondary offerings and convertible bond issues by Singapore REITs and business trusts. He has further advised on a number of REIT listings in Malaysia as international counsel. 

Jerry regularly advises on M&A and private equity transactions, establishment of private funds, complex securitisation and structured finance transactions, and corporate governance. Jerry advised several REIT mergers including the merger of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust, the merger of Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust, and the merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust.

Jerry is cited as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal. He has also been recognised as a thought leader by Who’s Who Legal.

Jerry was the former Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is now a member of its Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee. Jerry is the Secretary of the REIT Association of Singapore, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an editorial board member of Business Law International. Jerry currently serves as a director of the National Kidney Foundation and the Singapore Land Authority. He also serves as a member of the Nee Soon Town Council and Chairman of its Legal and Contracts Committee.  

Jerry is actively involved in community work and is passionate about helping the poor and needy.

Mr Tan Tze Wooi

Treasurer of REITAS

Chief Executive Officer
CapitaLand Retail China Trust Management Limited

Tze Wooi is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Non-Independent Director at CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited. CapitaLand China Trust (CLCT) is Singapore’s largest China-focused real estate investment trust (REIT). Since joining CLCT in 2017, Tze Wooi has led the doubling of CLCT’s portfolio valuation to S$5.2 billion, expanded the REIT mandate to include multi-asset classes and increased CLCT’s geographic diversification to 12 Tier 1 and 2 cities in China.  Tze Wooi works with the Board to determine the REIT’s strategy, craft the investment and business direction as well as oversee the day-to-day management for CLCT. He has over 24 years of experience in real estate, investment & asset management, corporate banking, credit and auditing in Singapore and China. Over the last 16 years, Tze Wooi held several senior executive positions within CapitaLand, where he was the Regional General Manager of North China for CapitaLand Mall Asia, responsible for overseeing the operations of CapitaLand’s RMB 20 billion assets in the region. Before joining CapitaLand, Tze Wooi was with Standard Chartered Bank as the Vice President, Wholesale Banking (Real Estate). He began his career in audit with KPMG. Tze Wooi holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Jonathan Quek

Vice President of REITAS

Co-Head of ASEAN, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory
Co-Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate and Lodging
Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd

Jonathan has been with Citi since 2004. He is Head of Citi’s Asia Pacific real estate & lodging franchise and Head of Singapore Investment Banking. He has extensive experience in M&A, equity/equity-linked and debt transactions advising on over a 100 transactions over the past decade.

Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management (Summa Cum Laude) and a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University.

Mr Tham Kuo Wei

Vice President of REITAS

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Limited

Tham Kuo Wei is both an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd.  He increased the size of the Mapletree Industrial Trust portfolio from S$2.1 billion at listing on 21 October 2010 to S$8.7 billion as at 31 March 2022.

He was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (from August 2009) and Chief Investment Officer (from April 2008 to August 2009) of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd’s Industrial Business Unit where he was responsible for structuring, setting up and managing real estate investment platforms in Singapore and the region.

Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer of CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia from July 2005.  Before Kuo Wei’s secondment to CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn. Bhd., he was the Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Mapletree and was responsible for the portfolio of Singapore commercial, industrial and residential assets. He joined Mapletree in June 2002 as Project Director for its new Business and Financial Centre project at the New Downtown in Singapore. Prior to joining Mapletree, he held various positions in engineering and logistics management in PSA Corporation from 1993 to 2002.

Kuo Wei holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Edwin Ewe

Vice President of REITAS

Managing Director
Equity Capital Markets
Investment Banking
DBS Bank Ltd.

Edwin has been with DBS since 2005 and is currently responsible for the capital markets business in the region. He is responsible for advisory and capital markets activities including structuring and executing equity fund raising activities for companies, REITs and Business Trusts. In the REIT sector, he has been involved in numerous Initial Public Offerings and secondary fund raising in Singapore and in the region.

Edwin graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science with a Masters in Economics.

 

Mr Simon Garing

Vice President of REITAS

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Cromwell EREIT Management Pte Ltd

Mr Garing was appointed as the CEO and Executive Director of the Manager on 13 May 2019, after an interim period as Acting CEO from 3 September 2018. As CEO, Mr Garing works with the Board to determine the strategy for CEREIT and with the other members of the management team to ensure that CEREIT operates in accordance with the Manager’s stated investment strategy. As the CEO, he is also responsible for the overall day-to-day management and operations of CEREIT and works with the Manager’s investment, asset management, finance, investor relations, legal, risk and compliance teams to meet the strategic, investment, regulatory, sustainability and operational objectives of CEREIT.

Mr. Garing has over 25 years of investment management, financial markets, and accounting experience in the global real estate industry. He was most recently the Chief Capital Officer of Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for capital management and fund raising for capital markets, as well as public and private fund initiatives. In that capacity, he worked closely with the group’s investment teams across the world to develop asset investment opportunities, funds, real estate investment trusts, and joint ventures that meet the demands of the group’s capital partners.

A proven capital markets manager, investor and analyst, Mr Garing was previously a Managing Director of Bank of America (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch) APAC and Bank of America Australia. He was the global head of real estate research and the Chair of the bank’s APAC Recommendation Review Committee, managing around 130 equity analysts who evaluated and analysed approximately 1,200 companies spanning several asset classes and industry sectors across 12 APAC countries. Prior to that, he held several senior roles at leading financial advisory firms and investment banks, including Bell Potter and Babcock & Brown. Notably, he was a Managing Director of UBS Australia, where he was also Co-Head of Global Real Estate Research.

Mr Garing holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of CPA (Australia). He is a member of the executive committee and the promotions sub-committee of REITAS, of the Singapore Institute of Directors and of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Ms Agnes Lo

Member

Partner, Tax
KPMG Services Pte Ltd

Agnes has over 20 years of experience in international corporate tax and her area of focus is real estate, REITs and RBTs and funds.

She is the tax advisor of numerous REITs in Singapore, supporting them on pre-IPO structuring, IPO tax disclosures, tax modelling and tax opinion, and post-IPO tax structuring, tax due diligence and tax insurance policy with respect subsequent acquisitions, refinancing, divestments and merger in Singapore, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, UK and United States, etc.

Prior to joining KPMG Singapore, Agnes has practised taxation in London (4 years), Hong Kong (4 years) and Tokyo (3 years). Agnes is also a lecturer of the Advanced Tax Program held by the Academy of Tax in Singapore.

 Agnes graduated with first honour from Warwick University in the UK. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) in Hong Kong, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA) in the UK and an accredited tax advisor of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) in Singapore.

Mr Adrian Chui

Member

Chief Executive Officer
ESR-LOGOS Funds Management (S) Limited

Mr. Chui is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ESR-LOGOS Funds Management (S) Limited, the Manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT.

Mr. Chui has more than 20 years of extensive real estate experience, particularly in the REIT sector, across property investments and divestments, funds management and structuring, capital markets, acquisition financing, mergers and acquisitions, and property research.

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr. Chui was responsible for the Southeast Asia real estate business at Standard Chartered Bank. His experience in the REITs and Business Trusts market includes structuring cross border property investments and fund raising for REITs as well as property research. He was formerly with Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Securities Pte Ltd, where he was the lead property research analyst responsible for Singapore listed REITs and property companies. He has also held management roles with CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited and was part of the pioneer management team at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited.

 

Mr Matthew Allen

Member

Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Perpetual (Asia) Limited

Matthew is responsible for Perpetual’s Asia pacific growth strategy, focused on the Perpetual Corporate Trust, Perpetual Private Wealth and Perpetual Asset Management businesses.

Matthew worked in Senior Sales and Relationship Management roles in Perpetual Corporate Trust and Perpetual (Asia) Limited from 2007 to 2017, including three years in Singapore. In these roles, Matthew was instrumental in building out Perpetual’s cross border fiduciary capability in the real estate market, as well as growing Perpetual’s S-REIT and private fund businesses. In 2017 Matthew joined TMF Group as Regional Director – Head of Sales Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, where he led a team of sales and client management professionals across Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand, plus sales responsibilities for the Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Philippines markets. Matthew re-joined Perpetual in 2020 in his current role as Managing Director, APAC.

Matthew is an Admitted Solicitor in NSW and has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of International Business.

Mr Richard Ng

Member

Chief Executive Officer
Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Limited

Richard is responsible for the overall business direction, investment strategies and operations of FCT. He leads the FCAM management team to ensure that FCT’s finance, investment, asset management, investor relations and other plans and initiatives are executed successfully.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the Singapore and regional property markets, spanning the areas of marketing, investment, asset and REIT management. Prior to joining Frasers Property, he was Executive Director, Asset Management, at PGIM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. where he oversaw the portfolio asset management comprising retail and commercial properties in Singapore and Malaysia. Richard has held senior management appointments during his 14 years at the CapitaLand Group, including 10 years at CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) where he was part of the team that oversaw the initial public offering of CMT in 2002. At CMT, Richard was the Head of Asset Management, responsible for overall performance of CMT’s assets.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Estate Management and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate, both from the National University of Singapore.

 

Mr Ronald Tan

Honorary Exco Member

Senior Vice President
Equity Global Market
Global Sales & Origination
Singapore Exchanged Limited

Ronald Tan is the principal responsible for the marketing & business development of attracting Real Estate listings in particular REITs across global markets for Singapore Exchange (SGX) for the last 14 years, where it is now the largest Global REIT hub in Asia. He also leads a team that covers the listing of Infrastructure Business Trusts and Consumer & Services sector, coupled with a regional coverage of Thailand and Myanmar. Previously he also held geographical responsibility for listings from Malaysia, Middle East & Indonesia. He joined SGX in May 2006. Prior to joining SGX his career included positions with Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) & International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore). In SingTel, he was responsible for commercial partnerships in Middle East & South Asia, while he covered international partnerships & international operations (Europe) in IE Singapore. He started his working career as a full time pastor in one of the largest church in Singapore. Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours (Second Upper) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997.

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