Board of Directors
Mr Kelvin Lim was appointed as our Director on 10 July 2014 and is our Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director. He is primarily responsible for the business development and overall management of our Group. In addition to overseeing the overall investment activities of the Group to ensure that sound and profitable investments are made, he also oversees the marketing efforts of the Group, as well as ensuring that the operations of the Group are in order. Mr Lim has over 17 years of experience in the leasing and facilities management business. His many projects include the management of industrial lands, buildings, warehouses and office complexes.
He is currently the assistant secretary of the Bukit Batok East Citizen’s Consultative Committee, the chairman of the Bukit Batok East Community Development Welfare Fund, the chairman (youth wing) of the Singapore Lim See Tai Chong Soo, the vice chairman of Kiu Leong Tong Family Self-Management Association, a member of the Lions Club of Singapore Nee Soon Mandarin and a member of the general council of the National Arthritis Foundation of Singapore. Mr Lim was awarded the public service medal (Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2012.
Miss Jess Lim was appointed as our Director on 10 July 2014 and is our Executive Director and Deputy Group Managing Director. She is primarily responsible for the internal processes and planning of the Group, which includes the implementation and maintenance of sound internal management systems. In addition to that, Miss Lim is also responsible for all matters related to the finance, human resource activities and administration works of the Group. She started her career in 1996 with Hewlett Packard Singapore (Private) Limited before joining the Group in 2002.
Miss Lim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Lee Gee Aik was appointed as our Lead Independent Director on 10 March 2015. Mr Lee started his career as an auditor in 1979 in one of the Big Four accounting firms, KPMG, and spent about 14 years with its Singapore and US offices, followed by about 5 years as a regional financial controller in the hospitality industry. In 1997, Mr Lee started his own public accounting practice which was subsequently merged with another public accounting practice. He is currently a practising public accountant. He is also an independent director of a few companies listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST, and Executive Vice Chairman of E2-Capital Holdings Limited which is listed on the Catalist of the SGX-ST.
Mr Lee obtained a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College, United Kingdom in 2004. He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Miss Ch’ng Li-Ling was appointed as our Independent Director on 10 March 2015. She is currently a partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets practice of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a Singapore law practice. Miss Ch’ng started her legal career in civil and commercial litigation in 1998 before joining KhattarWong LLP in 2001, where she spent the next 10 years practising mainly corporate and securities law. She was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor by the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, to teach a course on law and practice of corporate finance in Singapore in academic years 2009/2010 and 2011/2012.
Miss Ch’ng is currently an independent director of DeClout Limited, a company that is listed on the Catalist of the SGX-ST.
Miss Ch’ng obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1994, and obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Master of Laws (Merit) from the University of London in 1995 and 2011 respectively. She is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, a Legal Practitioner of New South Wales, Australia, and has also qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales.
Mr Eddie Yong was appointed as our Independent Director on 10 March 2015. Mr Yong is currently the managing partner of Equity & Land LLP, a limited liability partnership in the business of investment and advisory in equity, share and property and also the trading and specialising in branding and licensing of food and beverage. Mr Yong has more than 30 years of working experience, involved in a wide spectrum of real estate business ranging from land acquisition, planning and development, marketing and asset management. He began his working career with URA involved in land acquisition and property management in 1977 and has worked in several reputed real estate companies before joining Far East Organization in 1996 and retired in July 2013.
During his tenure, he held various key appointments including the director of marketing and business development and later the deputy chief operating officer of leasing of residential and industrial property portfolios and the chief operating officer for the corporate real estate business group, as well as executive director of investment properties where he was involved in overseeing matters such as marketing, sales and leasing; start-up and ventures; asset management as well as identifying real estate development opportunities in emerging markets overseas. He also served as an executive director from 2008 to 2012 on the board of Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd (now known as Far East Orchard Ltd), a company that is listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST.
Mr Yong was also the deputy chairman of the industry and development committee and board member of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) between 1996 to 2012. Mr Yong served as the management committee member of Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore between 1997 to 2009, where he held various positions including Assistant Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary during the 12 years.
Mr Yong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Degree of Master of Science (Property and Maintenance Management) and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in urban estate management from Liverpool Polytechnic. He is a certified property manager as awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (USA) since 1994 and has been a member of The Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers, Marketing Institute of Singapore and The Chartered Institute of Marketing since 1986, 1986 and 1989 respectively. He was awarded the public service medal (Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2010.