Board of Directors

Professor Annie Koh
Chairperson, Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee

Professor Annie Koh is Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU). She is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation, Professor Koh also chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 supervisory committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and a committee member of Singapore’s Customs Advisory Council and HR Transformation Advisory Panel. She is currently an independent director of AMTD International Inc., PBA Group, Prime US REIT, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. She previously served on GovTech, Singapore’s CPF, HMI and K1 Ventures boards.

Professor Koh also advises privately owned enterprises such as Flexxon Pte Ltd, Hendricks Corp. Pte Ltd, TOP International, and startups such as AvePoint EduTech, Dedoco, Elevate Tech, RootAnt Global, StashAway, StaffOnDemand, SWAT Mobility, and non-profits such as Cyber Youth Singapore and WWF Singapore. She has been an investment committee member of iGlobe Partners since July 2010 and advisor to CUBE3 Ventures since October 2021. Previously held leadership positions at SMU include Vice President for Business Development; V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship; Academic Director of Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute; Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business; and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education.

Professor Koh received her Ph.D. degree in International Finance as a Fulbright scholar from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments and Enterprise Risk Management. She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, 2nd edition (2021), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004), co-editor of Asian Family Business: Succession, Governance and Innovation (2020), and author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports. In recognition of her contribution to education and the public sector, she was awarded the bronze and silver Singapore Public Administration medal in 2010 and 2016 respectively, and the Adult Education Prism Award in 2017.

Mr John R. French
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee

Founding Principal, French Asset Management, Inc., which manages real estate investments and provides advisory and other services to the real estate industry.

After 37 years serving public and private real estate clients, Mr French retired from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in June 2019 as a Senior Assurance Partner. His specialties include: real estate investment funds/advisors/sponsors, REITs, land developers, homebuilders and hospitality companies. Prior to being a partner at EY, Mr French was an Assurance Partner at Kenneth Leventhal & Company, a real estate accounting firm acquired by EY in 1995. As a Senior Assurance Partner at EY, Mr French served some of the largest real estate investment sponsors, REIT, homebuilder, and other real estate and hospitality companies in the United States.

For many years Mr French was actively involved with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr French also served on the Executive Board of University of California at Irvine (UCI) Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics University of California at Berkeley. Mr French received the 2018 UCI Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award recognising his long-term commitment to serving the real estate industry.

Mr French graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (1981) and a Master of Business Administration (1990). He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Nevada and a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs.

Ms Soh Onn Cheng Margaret Jane
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairperson, Nominating and Remuneration Committee

Ms Soh was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1981 and was a Partner of Allen & Gledhill from July 1989 to June 2017, specialising in corporate real estate. She frequently advised corporates, real estate investment trusts and funds on various real estate transactional matters including the acquisition and divestment of properties, and the restructuring of real estate portfolios.

Ms Soh is also a Director of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (as Manager of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust) and was appointed to the Board of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Asset Management Pte. Ltd. on 29 April 2020. Prior to the appointment, Ms Soh was a Director of Frasers Commercial Asset Management Ltd (as Manager of Frasers Commercial Trust).

Ms Soh holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Kevin J.E. Adolphe
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Adolphe has over 35 years of global experience in real estate, asset management and financial services. As a Partner with CEO Coaching International, Mr. Adolphe works with, advises and mentors CEOs and their leadership teams from around the world to achieve extraordinary results. Mr Adolphe was with Manulife for 13 years. As the President and CEO of Manulife Asset Management Private Markets and Manulife Real Estate, Mr Adolphe commercialized Manulife’s Private Asset Management capabilities to clients and investors worldwide. He profitably grew Manulife’s Real Estate platform threefold, expanding the business internationally including launching the first US Office REIT on the Singapore Exchange. Prior to Manulife, Mr Adolphe was with CIBC for 16 years and held a variety of senior roles, including Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CIBC World Markets.

Mr Adolphe is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (Ontario), a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and serves on the Boards of PRIME, Rogers Bank, Nieuport Aviation, and the Ontario Provincial Judges Pension Plan.

Professor Stephen Phua Lye Huat
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee

Stephen Phua is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He has been teaching taxation laws since 1990 and currently holds the offices of Tax Director at the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business as well as the Director of the LLM (International Business Law) programme.

He was a member on all 3 tax tribunals during the last 3 decades and currently practices as a senior tax consultant with a local law firm. He is also the Chairman of the Home Team Council as well as a member of the Curriculum Development and Examination Committee of the Tax Academy of Singapore.

He has delivered papers in many international conferences and published articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. He is the editor of 2 books.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws in 1988 and obtained a Master of Laws (Tax) from University College London in 1990.

Mr Richard Peter Bren
Non-Executive Director

Mr Chua Hsien Yang
Non-Executive Director

Mr Chua assumed the role of Director of Group Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Keppel Corporation Limited on 15 February 2021. Prior to his appointment, he served as CEO of Keppel DC REIT Management since the listing of the REIT in 2014 till 14 February 2021.

Mr Chua has extensive experience in the real estate fund management and hospitality industries, including M&A, real estate investments, business development and asset management globally. Prior to joining the Keppel DC REIT Management, Mr Chua was Senior Vice President of Keppel REIT Management Limited (the manager of Keppel REIT) where he headed the investment team.

From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Chua was Director of Business Development and Asset Management at Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (the manager of Ascott Residence Trust) and before that, he was with Hotel Plaza Limited (now known as Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited) as Assistant Vice President of Asset Management, where he was responsible for the business development and asset management activities of the group-owned properties. Mr Chua previously held various directorships at subsidiaries and associated companies of Keppel DC REIT from 2016 to 14 February 2021.

Mr Chua holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Canterbury and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

Ms Janice Wu
Non-Executive Director

Ms Wu is Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development at Cuscaden Peak Investments Pte Ltd. She leads its M&A and Investments teams in mergers and acquisitions, capital re-cycling and portfolio management. Ms Wu has held various positions across functions with active involvement in legal advisory work, corporate planning, risk management and analytics. She is a director of SGX listed iFast Corporation Ltd, a Fintech wealth management platform and Cuscaden’s joint venture boards including MobileOne Ltd, Memphis 1 Pte Ltd, Woodleigh Mall Pte Ltd and Woodleigh Residences Pte Ltd. She chairs the board of Seletar Mall Pte Ltd. Ms Wu holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She has attended the Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management, the Business Sustainability Management Program by Cambridge Centre for Sustainability Leadership and the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School.

Mr Pankaj Agarwal
Non-Executive Director

Mr Agarwal is the Director and Investment Manager of Auctus Investments Management Pte. Ltd. and is responsible for managing public market investments at AT Group. Mr Agarwal oversees the entire investment management process including investment strategy, asset allocation, exploring and evaluating investment opportunities, portfolio monitoring and risk management.

Mr Agarwal has over 20 years of global experience in investments, wealth management, global markets and corporate banking. Prior to joining AT Group in 2018, he has worked as a senior private banker and investment advisor with DBS Bank, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. Previously, Mr Agarwal was with ICICI Bank Group for over 10 years, serving in various senior roles including as Head of Global Markets for Europe based in London; Head of Products, Private Wealth Management of ICICI Securities based in Mumbai; Product Manager for Structured Products based in Singapore; and as a corporate banker based in New Delhi.

Mr Agarwal received a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (India) and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India).

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