Mrs. Celine Tang was appointed as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 2 August 2016 and ceased to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company upon appointment of Mr. Lock Wai Han as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from 5 October 2016.
Mrs. Tang is currently the Group Managing Director of SGX-listed company, SingHaiyi Group Ltd. From 1990 to 1994, Mrs. Tang was the Assistant Judicial Officer of Shantou Longhu District Court, China and was also the General Manager of Centaur International LLC, US from 2001 to 2003. She is a keen supporter of youth education and has been a member of the Advisory Committee of West Spring Secondary School since 2003, providing donor support to the school's activities. Mrs. Tang graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from China People's University for Police Officers (now known as People's Public Security University of China).
Mr. Lock was appointed as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 5 October 2016.
Mr. Lock is responsible for the strategic development of the Group's business activities, where he will oversee all key aspects of the Group's business functions and responsible for the business development and investment opportunities of the Group.
Mr. Lock brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in international investment, design, development, leasing, marketing, operation and financing of integrated real estate, international government relations and the management, development, expansion, branding and governance of talents and organisations.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lock was the Executive Director and Group CEO of Rowsley Ltd between 1 November 2013 and 31 December 2015. Between June 2011 and August 2013, he was based in Beijing as the China CEO of CapitaMalls Asia ("CMA"), where he had oversight of a retail mall portfolio that included Raffles City projects and CMA mixed developments. Up until he joined CMA in March 2010, he had served in the Singapore public sector for more than 20 years during which he held various leadership roles including Commissioner of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority; Director of the Criminal Investigations Department and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts, as well as directorships in various statutory boards.
Mr. Lock holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Master of Science (Management) from Leland Stanford Junior University, USA.
Ms. Ng was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 2 August 2016.
Ms Ng is currently the Group Chief Operating Officer of SGX-listed SingHaiyi Group Ltd. She has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of auditing, accounting, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and investment. Ms. Ng currently sits on the board of SGX-ST listed ISOTeam Ltd. as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technology University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Ong was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 29 March 2010. He was an Executive Director of a mining and resource company from 2011 to 2013 and was responsible for the financial and administration matters of the company. Prior to this position, he was Chief Operating Officer of Chinese Global Investors Group Ltd and prior to that, the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of Hong Leong Finance from 2005 to 2008. He was the Director of Corporate Finance of Deloitte & Touche from 2000 to 2005. He has worked with BMB Consultants NV as a merchant banking specialist attached to the Bangladesh Minister of State of Privatisation under an Asian Development sponsored programme in 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Ong had worked in Corporate Finance and banking positions in DBS Bank, Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, Nomura International (Hong Kong) and Peregrine Capital/Banco Santander Securities from 1984 to 1999. Mr. Ong graduated with degrees in Bachelor of Social Science (2nd Class Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore, Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Master of Accounting from Curtin University. Mr. Ong is a Chartered Accountant in Singapore and CPA of Australia and also qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Ong was last re-elected as Director of the Company on 29 October 2014.
Mr. Lim is a professional corporate adviser with strong background and good knowledge in capital and financial markets, and well-versed in corporate affairs management in South Asia and Australia.
Mr Lim has been involved in a number of corporate exercises of both public and private companies in the region. Previously, Mr Lim was a Group Finance Director of a public listed company in Singapore and also served on the board of listed companies in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) from University of London.
Mr. Lim was last re-elected as Director of the Company on 29 October 2014.