Details of the working experience of the key executive officers of the Property manager are set out below.
Mr. Pua Seck GuanExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer Toggle Profile
Mr. Pua Seck Guan is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer. He is concurrently a member of the Corporate Disclosure Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Mr. Pua is also the Vice Chairman and President of PREH, the sponsor of Perennial China Retail Trust. In addition, Mr. Pua holds a stake in PREH.
He has over 20 years of real estate experience in property investment, development and management across various asset classes, as well as in the creation and management of both private and listed real estate funds. Specifically in the retail real estate asset class, Mr. Pua has an extensive track record and experience in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Since 2002, Mr. Pua has been involved in the acquisition, development and management of over 110 retail malls in Asia, of which 70 were in more than 45 cities in China.
Widely regarded as a REIT pioneer in Singapore, Mr. Pua was instrumental in establishing REITs listed on the SGX-ST such as CapitaMall Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust.
Mr. Pua was previously the Chief Executive Officer of DLF International Holdings Pte. Ltd., the international business arm of DLF Limited, India's largest real estate company. He was also Chief Executive Officer of a number of CapitaLand Group of companies, including CapitaLand Retail Limited (now known as CapitaMalls Asia Limited), CapitaLand Financial Limited and CapitaMall Trust Management Limited. He was a Director on the Board of CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited and The LINK Management Limited.
Mr. Pua is a member on the Board of Trustees to the International Council of Shopping Centres, Inc (ICSC) and is also the Chairman of ICSC's Asia Pacific Advisory Committee.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Ivan KohChief Operating Officer Toggle Profile
Mr. Koh has more than 11 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining the Property Manager, he was Regional General Manager at CapitaLand Retail Limited, where he oversaw the management and performance of ten malls in West China. In that capacity, he had oversight responsibility for functions including development, design, leasing, marketing and operations of the malls under this purview.
He was also previously General Manager for North China and managed the opening and operations of five malls. He was actively involved in the retail planning of Raffles City Beijing and played an instrumental role in setting up the Chinese retail management teams, providing them training and guidance to oversee the projects in various China cities. Prior to his China posting, Ivan was part of the centre management team in a number of Singapore malls.
Mr. Koh holds a Bachelor of Science in Management (Honours) from the University of London.
Mr. Tan Kwang KaiHead, Project Management and Technical Services Toggle Profile
Mr. Tan has over 28 years of experience in architecture, interior design, interior fit-out contracting, real estate development and project management. Prior to joining the Property Manager, Mr. Tan was Vice President of Projects at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore and was part of the team that managed the development of the integrated resort.
Mr. Tan spent most part of his professional career as a Partner in Architects 61, where he managed prime projects such as Hitachi Tower, Chevron House, Downtown East, Japan Embassy and Rafflesia. He has also worked at Emaar Properties in Dubai as Head of their high-rise residential development division. During his tenure there, he started an interior design division within the company to design and fit-out the show-apartments, and oversaw the implementation of design and development control guidelines for the Burj Dubai and Dubai Marina master plans.
His other work experiences include initiating an interior design company and pursuing opportunities in the interior fit-out contracting business. Mr. Tan holds a post-graduate Diploma in Architecture from the Liverpool John Moore University, UK.
Ms. Tan Boon PhengHead, Project and Design Management Toggle Profile
Ms. Tan has over 19 years of project design experience with strong expertise in retail, residential and master planning. Prior to joining the Property Manager, she was Vice President, Project Design and Development Management with CapitaMalls Asia Limited where she was responsible for overall design management of Singapore, China, India, Japan, and Malaysia malls. She was posted to China for one year as Head of Project Design, where she oversaw the design and execution of over 60 operational and development malls. She was also involved in the design management of the retail component of the Raffles City developments in China.
Earlier, Ms. Tan worked at Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd, where she managed the setting up and operations of the company's first international branch office in Chengdu, which included planning, designing, developing, and managing building and infrastructure solutions for the company. She was also involved in master planning projects in Asia and Middle East regions, including Vietnam, Bahrain, Qatar, and South Africa.
Ms. Tan holds a Master Degree in City Planning and Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Ms. Teo Mui GekVice President, Design Management and Head, Tenancy Design Toggle Profile
Ms. Teo has over 19 years of architecture and tenancy design experience, with strong expertise in retail. Prior to joining the Property Manager, she was with CapitaMalls Asia Limited, concurrently as Manager of Design Management and Manager of Tenancy Design and Coordination (Regional), where she was responsible for design management for Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and India malls. Ms. Teo was posted to China for over two and a half years. As Head of Tenancy Design, she oversaw the setting up and management of the department, as well as the tenancy design management for all new and operational China malls.
Earlier, Ms. Teo worked at several private architectural firms managing projects ranging from residential, conservation and commercial to retail.
Ms. Teo holds a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from Deakin University, Australia.
Ms. Vivian KokHead, Marketing Communications (China) Toggle Profile
Ms. Kok has more than 16 years of marketing experience with strong expertise in retail. Prior to joining the Property Manager, she was Marketing Director (China South Region) at Tesco Property Limited, where she oversaw the marketing function of a portfolio of malls.
Ms. Kok had previously worked at CapitaLand Retail Limited, where she was Regional Head of Marketing Communications, South, Central and West China. During her three and a half years posting in China, she was responsible for setting up the department and oversaw the preopening and operations of close to 20 malls. She also developed standard operating procedures for mall opening and daily management for China malls. Prior to her posting, she oversaw marketing activities for a number of Singapore malls.
Ms. Kok holds a Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies and Chinese Language) from the National University of Singapore and Graduate Diploma in Marketing Communications from the Marketing Institute of Singapore.
Mr. Simon ChongSenior Manager, Project Management and Technical Services Toggle Profile
Mr. Chong has over 11 years experience in operations. Prior to joining the Property Manager, he was an Operations Manager with CapitaMalls Asia Limited, Engineering Technical Services department, where he provided technical and operations support to Singapore and India malls for asset enhancements initiatives, and was involved in setting up standard operating procedures and on-the-job training programmes. During his tenure, he also spent two years as a consultant to the company's joint venture malls in Bangalore and Udaipur, and was posted to a number of Singapore malls as Operations Manager.
Mr. Chong previously also worked with Parkway Parade MCST under Lend Lease Pte Ltd and PCR Engineers.
Mr. Chong holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Spring Singapore, a Mechanical & Electrical Co-Coordinator Certificate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and a Fire Safety Manager Certificate from the Singapore Civil Defence Force.