Board of Directors
Mr Charles J. Schreiber, Jr.
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Mr Schreiber is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBS Realty Advisors (“KBS RA”) and KBS Capital Advisors (“KBS CA”) and oversees the investor relations and operations of both entities. As of 31 December 2019, KBS RA, together with KBS affiliates, including KBS CA, had been involved in the investment in or management of approximately US$28.7 billion of real estate investments on behalf of institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, institutional and sovereign wealth funds, and the investors in KBS-sponsored REITs.
With over 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mr Schreiber has been involved exclusively in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing. Prior to forming the first KBS investment adviser in 1992, he has helmed various senior management positions including the executive vice president of Koll Investment Management Services and executive vice president of acquisitions and dispositions for The Koll Company. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Committee for the Public Non-Listed REIT Council of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (“NCREIF”).
Mr Schreiber graduated from the University of Southern California (“USC”) with a bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate.
Mr Tan Ser Ping
Lead Independent and Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Nominating and Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Mr Tan founded Stanway Capital in 2017 following his retirement from the position of Chief Executive Officer at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (“A-REIT”). Stanway Capital is focused on real estate investments while A-REIT is Singapore’s first and largest listed business space and industrial real estate investment trust and is a constituent member of the FT STI index since June 2014.
Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer of A-REIT, the REIT’s total assets grew from S$1 billion in 2004 to S$9.8 billion upon his retirement in March 2016. He was also the recipient of the Institutional Investor All Asia Executive Team Best CEO for Property Sector (2013 by sell-side analysts, 2011 by buy-side analysts) and SIAS/Brendan Woods TopGun CEO 2012.
Prior to that, Mr Tan was the Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development & Investment (“REDI”) of Ascendas Pte Ltd, where he was responsible for formulating REDI policies, strategies and plans across all country operations and developing new product offerings and markets for Ascendas Group.
Mr Tan Ser Ping graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester (United Kingdom).
Professor Annie Koh
Independent and Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee
Professor Koh is an Assistant Professor to the Practice Professor of Finance at Singapore Management University. She is also a member of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore board, and has been an appointed board member of Singapore’s Central Provident Fund since 2012. Professor Koh has also been the lead independent director of Health Management International Ltd since 2016
A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University (1988). She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004).
Professor Koh was awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze (2010), Silver (2016), and the Adult Education Prism Award (2017) for her contributions to the education and public sectors.
Ms Cheng Ai Phing
Independent and Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Ms Cheng is a Director and a member of GIG Consulting Pte Ltd that provides consulting services, and a Non-Executive Partner of Aric Partners LLP, an accounting firm which provides taxation, accounting, corporate and consulting services.
Ms Cheng was previously a Senior Partner in Assurance at one of the Big Four International Accounting Firms for 36 years, where she served large listed and non-listed domestic and international clients in industries ranging from Real Estate to Banking and Commodities. She was also the Chairman of the Firm’s Governance Committee for several years before her retirement in August 2015.
Currently, Ms Cheng sits on various governmental bodies and professional associations in Singapore. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fortune REIT and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Ms Cheng is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of CPA Australia. Since 2012, Ms Cheng has been appointed as a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and became a member of its Investigation and Disciplinary Panel in 2016.
She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore.
Mr Chua Hsien Yang
Mr Chua is the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of Keppel DC REIT. Possessing extensive experience in real estate funds management and the hospitality industries, Mr Chua has more than 16 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, investments, fund management, business development and asset management in the real estate sector within the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd., Mr Chua held several senior positions including Senior Vice President of Keppel REIT Management Limited, the manager of Keppel REIT, since May 2008, where he headed the investment team. Mr Chua also held senior positions with Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, the manager of Ascott Residence Trust and Hotel Plaza Limited (now known as Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited).
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.
Mr John R. French
Independent and Non-Executive Director
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.
Mr Loh Yew Seng
Mr Loh was appointed Head, Capital Markets of Singapore Press Holdings Limited in Mar 2019, responsible for fund raising activities of the Group. He joined SPH in July 2001 and was Vice-President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer for the magazines business group and Chief Executive Officer of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd before his current appointment.
Mr Loh began his career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen and held notable corporate finance and financial analyst positions in Banque Internationale Ã Luxembourg, Van der Horst Limited and Visa International. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and has been a CFA charterholder since 1999.