Board of Directors
Lim How TeckChairman and Non-executive Director
Mr Lim How Teck is the Chairman of the Manager.
He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd., Swissco Holdings Ltd and NauticAWT Limited and an Independent Non-executive Director of Rickmers Trust Management Pte Limited (trustee-manager of Rickmers Maritime). Mr Lim is also a governor of the Foundation for Development Cooperation. He is also a Board member of Accuron Technologies Limited, Mizuho Securities (Singapore) Private Limited, Greenship Offshore Manager Private Limited, Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Company (PNGSDP).
Currently, Mr Lim is the chairman of Redwood International Pte. Ltd., an investment and consultancy company. From 1979 to 2005, Mr Lim was with Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (“NOL”) where he held various positions including executive director, group chief financial officer, group chief operating officer and group deputy chief executive officer. He also held directorships in various subsidiaries, associated companies and investment interests of NOL. Prior to joining NOL, he was with Coopers & Lybrand, an international accounting firm and Plessey Singapore, a multinational trading and manufacturing company.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore. He also completed the Corporate Financial Management Course and Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. In addition, he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Certified Public Accountants Australia, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Lim was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore Government in 2014 and 1999 respectively.
Lim Hwee Chiang JohnNon-executive Director
Mr Lim Hwee Chiang John is a Non-executive Director of the Manager.
He is also the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA since its establishment. Mr Lim is a Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited (manager of Fortune REIT), ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (manager of Suntec REIT), ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (manager of Prosperity REIT) and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (manager of Hui Xian REIT). Mr Lim is also the Chairman of APM Property Management Pte. Ltd., Suntec Singapore and the management council of The Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 2197 (Suntec City). In addition, Mr Lim is an Independent Director and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Singapore-listed Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited, the Chairman of the property management committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Managing Director of Chinese Chamber Realty Private Limited and a Director of the Financial Board of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore.
Mr Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has received many notable corporate awards. These include the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore 2012, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year – Financial Services 2012 and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr Lim, along with the Board of Directors of ARA, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.
Lim Ah DooLead Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr Lim Ah Doo is the Lead Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Manager.
He is also an Independent Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee of Sembcorp Marine Limited, an Independent Nonexecutive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of GP Industries Limited, GDS Holdings Limited and U Mobile Sdn Bhd, and an Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Member of the Audit Committee of Bracell Limited (previously known as Sateri Holdings Limited).
In addition, he is also an Independent Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, as well as an Independent Non-executive Director of SM Investments Corporation.
Mr Lim brings with him vast experience and wide knowledge as a former senior banker and corporate executive. He held several key positions in Morgan Grenfell during his 18-year banking career with Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited from 1977 to 1995, including that of Chairman and Managing Director of Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited from 1993 to 1995. From 2003 to 2008, he was the President and subsequently Non-Executive Vice Chairman of RGE Pte Ltd (formerly known as RGM International Pte Ltd), a leading global resource development group.
Mr Lim was formerly an Independent Director and Executive Committee member of EDBI Pte Ltd, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board from 2006 to 2012. He was also an Independent Commissioner and Chairman of the Audit Committee of PT Indosat Tbk, a leading listed Indonesian telecommunications group, and Chairman of EDBV Pte Ltd (a subsidiary of EDBI Pte Ltd) from 2005 to 2006. He represented RGE Pte Ltd as a Council Member of the Singapore-Shandong Business Council and Singapore-Jiangsu Co-operation Council. In addition, Mr Lim served as Chairman of the Singapore Investment Banking Association from 1994 to 1995 (as representative of Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited).
Mr Lim holds an Honours degree in Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a Master in Business Administration degree from Cranfield Institute of Technology.
Stefanie Yuen ThioIndependent Non-executive Director
Ms Stefanie Yuen Thio is an Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee of the Manager.
She is also the Joint Managing Director of TSMP Law Corporation and is the Head of its corporate practice. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1994 and her areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate transactions and regulatory advice. Her clients include logistics companies, REITs and REIT managers. She is regularly named by legal journals as a leading practitioner in her areas of specialisation.
Ms Thio graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B (Hons) degree in 1993.
Liao Chung LikNon-executive Director
Mr Liao Chung Lik is a Non-executive Director of the Manager. He is also a Director of CWT Limited and a number of private companies.
Mr Liao is currently the Deputy Group Managing Director of the C&P Group. He joined C&P in 1982 and in 1994, he was promoted to Deputy Group Managing Director.
Mr Liao holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.
Jimmy Yim Wing KuenNon-executive Director
Mr Jimmy Yim is a Non-executive Director of the Manager. He also sits on the boards of CWT Limited, Low Keng Huat (Singapore) Ltd and Singapore Medical Group Limited.
Mr Yim is the Managing Director of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of Drew & Napier LLC, a leading legal practice in Singapore established since 1889. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1983 and joined Drew & Napier LLC in 1989. Mr Yim is one of the earliest batches of Senior Counsels, being appointed in January 1998. His practice covers a range of civil and commercial law, corporate law and international commercial arbitrations.
Mr Yim is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a regional arbitrator with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Panel Member of Mediators for the Singapore Mediation Centre and The Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC) of the Association of Banks in Singapore. He is recommended by name in various professional journals and ranking agencies in the area of dispute resolution.
Mr Yim holds the LL.B (Hons) and LL.M degrees from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Lim Kong PuayIndependent Non-executive Director
Mr Lim Kong Puay is an Independent Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of the Manager.
Mr Lim has also been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tuas Power Generation Pte Ltd since 2004. Mr Lim has many years of experience in the liberalised electricity market of Singapore in the generation, trading and retailing of electricity. He has also diversified the company business to new areas in providing utilities such as steam, tank storage, industrial water and waste water treatment to industrial customers in the Tuas area and on Jurong Island.
Mr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Singapore and a Professional Engineer (Mechanical) registered with the Professional Engineers Board in Singapore.
Lim Lee MengIndependent Non-executive Director
Mr Lim Lee Meng is an Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee of the Manager.
He is currently a senior partner (non-practising) of RSM Chio Lim LLP, a member firm of RSM International. Mr Lim is also an Independent Director of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Ltd, Tye Soon Limited, ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (manager of Suntec REIT) and ARA Trust Management (Fortune) Limited (manager of Fortune REIT). He also serves as the Chairman of the audit committee of Teckwah and the manager of Fortune REIT, and is a member of the Audit Committee of the manager of Suntec REIT and Tye Soon Limited.
Mr Lim is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is also the Chairman of the finance committee of Ang Mo Kio Town Council and the Vice-Chairman of the School Advisory Committee of River Valley High School. Mr Lim is also the advisor to the Department of Commerce of the Jiangsu Province, China.
Mr Lim graduated from the Nanyang University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) degree in May 1980. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hull (1992), a Diploma in Business Law from the National University of Singapore (1989) and an ICSA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Moses K. SongAlternate Director to Lim Hwee Chiang John
Mr Moses K. Song is an Alternate Director to Mr Lim Hwee Chiang John, a Non-executive Director of the Manager.
Mr Song is the Assistant Group Chief Executive Officer of ARA, responsible for leading the Group’s corporate business expansion initiatives and overseeing the Group’s regional operations in Korea, Australia and new markets. He holds the concurrent appointment of group chief investment officer and heads ARA’s Group Investment Office where he leads the firm’s private capital fundraising efforts and new product development. Mr Song serves on the investment and executive committees of ARA Private Funds and as an executive board member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).
Prior to joining ARA, Mr Song was a principal and chief operating officer at Lubert-Adler Asia Advisors Pte. Ltd., the Asia investment platform of United States-based real estate private equity firm Lubert-Adler Partners L.P., where he was responsible for North Asia investment opportunities, and with Marathon Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. as Managing Director responsible for real estate finance and investments in Asia. He was based in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007 with Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as a Director in the global commercial real estate group and Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd. as a Vice-President of Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Funds. Mr Song began his career as a corporate and real estate finance attorney in the United States. He moved to Asia in 2000 as a seconded attorney to Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Funds in Tokyo, Japan and was appointed general counsel of Morgan Stanley’s real estate asset management platform in Korea in 2001.
Mr Song holds a Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Centre College. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (inactive status).