The Manager
Board of Directors
Mr Wong Meng Meng
Non-Executive Chairman and Director

Mr Wong Meng Meng, Senior Counsel, is the Non-Executive Chairman and Director of the Manager.

Mr Wong is also a Non-Executive Director of the Sponsor, a member of its Audit and Risk Committee and a member of its Transaction Review Committee. In addition, Mr Wong is a Director of NIE International Private Limited.

Mr Wong is the Founder-Consultant of WongPartnership LLP, a leading law firm in Singapore. He is a Member of the Competition Appeal Board, Singapore and a member of the Advisory Committee of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Temasek Polytechnic. He is also a member of the Quality Assurance Framework for Universities (QAFU) Panel.

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Mr Pok Soy Yoong
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Pok Soy Yoong is an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.  

Mr Pok Soy Yoong has over 30 years of working experience in the areas of Singapore direct tax and international tax. He is among the leading tax experts in Singapore on complex tax transactions and issues, and is particularly noted for his leading role in the creation of the taxation framework for real estate investment trusts. Prior to his retirement from professional practice on 31 December 2008, Mr Pok was the Head of Tax with a Big Four accounting firm as well as a member of its Management Committee. He served as the Chief Operating Officer (Tax) of the firm’s Far East Tax Practices, covering 15 countries. Since retirement, Mr Pok served as the lead technical editor of the authoritative book on Singapore taxation, The Law and Practice of Singapore Income Tax (1st and 2nd editions), and the leader of this public-private sector collaborative project. 

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Mary Yeo Chor Gek
Ms Mary Yeo Chor Gek
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Mary Yeo Chor Gek is the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairperson of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager. 

Ms Yeo is the Vice President, Freight Forwarding of UPS Asia Group, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialised transportation and logistics services. She joined UPS Asia Group in 1988 and has been with UPS Asia Group for more than 30 years. She has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry.

Ms Yeo is also a Board Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and a member of its Audit Committee. She was formerly a Board Member of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (now IMDA) and the Central Provident Fund Board.

Ms Yeo was conferred the Public Service Medal (P.B.M) in 2014 for her contributions to IMDA. In 2018, she was appointed as Justice of the Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Northumbria University.

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Mr Guy Daniel Harvey-Samuel
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Guy Daniel Harvey-Samuel is an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.

Mr Harvey-Samuel is currently a Non-Executive Director of Surbana Jurong Private Limited and a Director of TJ Holdings III Pte. Ltd.. Mr Harvey-Samuel also serves as a member of the Board of Community Chest Committee, JTC Corporation, M1 Limited, National Parks Board, Capella Hotel Group Pte Ltd and Wing Tai Holdings Ltd, as well as a Council Member of National Arts Council.

Mr Harvey-Samuel started his career with the HSBC Group in 1978 and has since held various senior management roles within the HSBC Group in the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr Harvey-Samuel was the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Singapore before his retirement in March 2017. 

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Dr Andrew Lee Tong Kin
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Andrew Lee Tong Kin is an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.

Dr Lee is currently Associate Professor of Accounting Practice at Singapore Management University (SMU). Prior to joining SMU in 2003, Dr Lee held various senior analyst appointments in corporate banking, credit risk analysis, bond ratings, and structured credit products at DBS Bank, Standard & Poor’s, UBS, and the former Banque Paribas. Dr Lee was also previously Senior Lecturer in Banking & Finance and Director of the Centre for Research in Financial Services at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Between 2009 and 2011, he has served on the Accounting Standards Council of Singapore as well as the Pro-tem Singapore Accountancy Council’s CFO Sub-Committee and Centre of Excellence Business Valuation Workgroup.

Dr Lee holds a PhD degree in accounting from New York University, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) of Singapore. He was conferred a Public Administrative Medal (Bronze) at the 2014 National Day Awards in recognition of his dedication and service to Singapore’s tertiary education sector.

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Mr William Toh Thiam Siew
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr William Toh Thiam Siew is an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Manager.

Mr Toh is also an Independent Investment Committee Member of Mapletree India China Fund Ltd., Mapletree China Opportunity Fund II Pte. Ltd. and Mapletree Global Student Accommodation Private Trust.

Mr Toh is a principal of DCG Capital, an independent investment manager specialising in Asian markets. He has more than 25 years of investment experience and served on the boards of Asia Life (M) Berhad, ST Asset Management Ltd. and Moris Rasik Foundation (incorporated in Timor Leste).

Mr Toh studied at the University of Tasmania, Australia on a Colombo Plan Scholarship and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Mathematical Economics. He attended the CFA Investment Management Workshop jointly hosted by the CFA Institute and Harvard Business School.

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Mr Andrew Chong Yang Hsueh
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Chong Yang Hsueh is an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager. 

Mr Chong has over thirty years of experience in the fields of strategy, management, marketing and engineering. Mr Chong currently serves on the Future Economy Manufacturing Sub-committee co-chaired by the Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. Mr Chong is a Board Member of the Ministry of Manpower’s Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG), chairs the Board of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and is active on the Board of social enterprises in Singapore. He has been an Advisor to the Board of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific since August 2017 after he stepped down as President and Managing Director; a role he had since 2010.

Mr Chong received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering in 1987 and his Master of Business Administration in 1993 from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He was conferred a Medal of Commendation at the 2017 May Day Awards for promoting good industrial relations and initiating workers’ training and skills upgrading programmes.

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Mr Chua Tiow Chye
Non-Executive Director

Mr Chua Tiow Chye is a Non-Executive Director of the Manager and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Manager.

Mr Chua is the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of the Sponsor. He focuses on driving the Sponsor’s strategic initiatives including expanding and directing the Sponsor’s international real estate investments and developments. He also directly oversees the Sponsor’s Global Lodging sector as well as the Private Capital Management function. Previously, Mr Chua was the Group Chief Investment Officer and Regional Chief Executive Officer of North Asia & New Markets of the Sponsor.

Mr Chua also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Management Ltd. (the Manager of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust). He was also previously the Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd..

Prior to joining the Sponsor in 2002, Mr Chua held senior positions with various companies including Vision Century Corporation Ltd, Ascendas Pte Ltd, Singapore Food Industries Pte Ltd and United Overseas Bank Ltd. Mr Chua holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde and graduated with a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (1st Class Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1982.

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Ms Koh Mui Ai
Non-Executive Director

Ms Koh Mui Ai is a Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Ms Koh is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer of the Sponsor. She oversees the Finance, Tax, and Treasury functions of the Sponsor. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd. (the Manager of Mapletree Logistics Trust), Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd. (the Manager of Mapletree Commercial Trust) and Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Management Ltd. (the Manager of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust).

Prior to this, she was the Regional Chief Executive Officer, South East Asia from August 2014 to July 2019, heading the Sponsor’s business in South East Asia and she was the Head, Strategy and Research of the Sponsor from May 2014 to July 2014, overseeing strategy, planning and research for the Sponsor. 

Before joining the Sponsor, Ms Koh was Co-head, Asia-Pacific Property Research, at Citi Investment Research. With 20 years of experience as a real estate equities analyst, she was involved in many initial public offerings and capital raising deals including for Mapletree Logistics Trust, Mapletree Industrial Trust and Mapletree Commercial Trust.

Ms Koh holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree specialising in Financial Analysis from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") from the CFA Institute of the United States.

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Mr Michael Thomas Smith
Non-Executive Director

Mr Michael Thomas Smith is a Non-Executive Director of the Manager.

Mr Smith is the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Europe and USA of the Sponsor and is responsible for new and existing businesses in Europe and the United States (excluding Oakwood).

Prior to joining the Sponsor, Mr Smith was a partner at Goldman Sachs, heading the Southeast Asia investment banking business as well as the bank’s Asia-Pacific (ex Japan) real estate business. As one of the pioneers of the Asian REIT industry, Mr Smith has been involved in numerous initial public offerings, including the initial public offerings of all four REITs of the Sponsor. He was also involved in various significant transactions of the Sponsor including the acquisition of Festival Walk in Hong Kong SAR, Gateway Plaza in Beijing, as well as in the collaboration with Oakwood in 2014.

Mr Smith has over 25 years of investment banking experience and prior to Goldman Sachs, he was the head of Asia (ex Japan) Real Estate Investment Banking of UBS from 2000 to 2006.

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Mr Tham Kuo Wei
Mr Tham Kuo Wei
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tham Kuo Wei is both an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager.

Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (from August 2009) and Chief Investment Officer (from April 2008 to August 2009) of the Sponsor’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, Mr Tham was the Chief Investment Officer of CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia from July 2005, and he was responsible for setting up and managing the private equity real estate fund. He was instrumental in securing investments from institutional investors in Malaysia and overseas. He was also responsible for sourcing and acquiring completed assets as well as managing development projects across the office, retail, industrial and residential sectors.

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

Mr Tham holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

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