Board Of Directors

Dr Leong Horn Kee

Dr Leong Horn Kee

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 10 October 2013

Dr Leong is the Chairman of the Board; an Independent Non-Executive Director and a Member of the Investment Committee and Nominating & Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager and the BT Trustee Manager (together the "Managers").

Dr Leong is the Chairman of CapitalCorp Partners Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate finance advisory company, which he founded in 2009. He was with the Far East Organization group from 1993 to 2008, serving as Managing Director of Orchard Parade Holdings Limited; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd and Executive Director of Far East Organization.

Dr Leong also has extensive experience in the public sector, serving in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1977 to 1983. He was a Member of Parliament for 22 years until 2006. He was the Non-Resident Ambassador to Mexico from 2006 to February 2013, and was appointed the Non-Resident High Commissioner to Cyprus in July 2014.

Dr Leong presently serves on the boards of publicly-listed companies, namely Tat Hong Holdings Ltd and IGG Inc, and SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of SPH REIT which is listed on the SGX.

Dr Leong holds a Production Engineering (First Class Honours) degree from Loughborough University; an Economics Honours degree from London University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University; a Master of Business Administration from the European Institute of Business Administration ("INSEAD") France; a Master of Business Research degree and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He was a Colombo Plan Scholarship and a French Government Scholarship holder.

Mr Richard Teo Cheng Hiang

Mr Richard Teo Cheng Hiang

Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 10 October 2013

Mr Teo is an Independent Non-Executive Director; the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Managers.

Mr Teo has more than 30 years of experience in managing funds in senior fiduciary positions in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation ("GIC") and for large blue chip financial institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Mr Teo was with Pacific Star Group from 2005 to 2010. As President (Asset Management), he managed more than US$3 billion of assets. He spent 18 years with GIC, last holding the position of executive vice president and was part of the pioneer team that built GIC Real Estate into one of the top 10 largest global real estate organisations.

Mr Teo is currently an Independent Director of Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of Keppel DC REIT which is listed on the SGX.

Mr Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1977 and a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) in 1979 from the University of Newcastle under the Colombo Plan (Australia) Scholarship programme. He subsequently obtained a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1987.

Dr Choong Chow Siong

Dr Choong Chow Siong

Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 10 October 2013

Dr Choong is an Independent Non-Executive Director; the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a Member of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee of the Managers.

Dr Choong is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom), as well as Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia. He is currently the Quality Review Partner at CSI & Co. PAC, where he is responsible for reviewing the audit files of audit partners.

Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner of C.S. Choong & Co. PAC for 33 years, responsible for performing statutory audits as per the Companies Act. He currently serves on the boards of SGX-listed companies, Straco Corporation Limited and AnnAik Limited.

Dr Choong graduated from Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy), and holds a Master of Arts (Finance and Accounting) from Leeds Metropolitan University and a Doctor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Adam Smith University. He has also completed a postgraduate module of the LLM (Commercial) at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and obtained a Post Graduate Certificate for Maritime Mediation & Arbitration Structured Course at the Nanyang Technological University.

Mr Ronald Lim Cheng Aun

Mr Ronald Lim Cheng Aun

Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 10 October 2013

Mr Lim is an Independent Non-Executive Director; Chairman of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Managers.

Mr Lim is also an Independent and Non-Executive Director of SGX listed Hiap Hoe Limited and Non-Executive Director of some private organizations. Mr Lim has more than 36 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He was with United Overseas Bank Limited where he held leadership and management positions as Head of Human Resource, Head of its Singapore Branches Operations and Division Head of Commercial Banking. He last held the position of an Executive Director. From 2009 to 2011, Mr Lim was Advisor to RGE Pte Ltd, a resource based and manufacturing group in the paper & pulp, palm oil and oil and gas industries.

Mr Lim is currently the Chairman of the Toa Payoh West Balestier Citizens' Consultative Committee. He was conferred the Public Service Medal (1983) and Public Service Star (2007) in recognition of his contribution to the community. Mr Lim graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science in 1970.

Mr Micheal Tan Hai Peng

Mr Micheal Tan Hai Peng

Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 1 March 2013

Mr Tan is a Non-Executive Director and a Member of the Investment Committee and Nominating & Remuneration Committee of the Managers.

Mr Tan is currently the executive director of Ho Lee Group Pte. Ltd. Mr Tan was Liner Executive at Neptune Orient Lines Limited for two years covering shipments between India and American/Canada.

Mr Tan, as a Lieutenant-Colonel (NS) with the Singapore Armed Forces, currently serves as Brigade Chief of Staff at the Headquarter Singapore Infantry Brigade, and was conferred The Commendation Medal (Military) by the Singapore government in 2013 for his contribution to military services. Mr Tan is also the Chairman of Sembawang Community Club Management Committee. He was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2011 for his contributions to public services in Singapore.

Mr Tan graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with Highest Honours, and holds a Master of Business Administration (For Senior Executives) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tan Kim Seng

Mr Tan Kim Seng

Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 22 April 2015

Mr Tan is a Non-Executive Director and a Member of the Investment Committee and Nominating & Remuneration Committee of the Managers.

Mr Tan is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of Kim Seng Holdings Pte Ltd and he plays an important role in setting the business strategies and directions.

He is the founder and former Chairman of KS Energy Limited (Year: 1974 till mid of 2006). He started the industrial hardware business in 1974 and subsequently expanded its range of business to rig refurbishment, oil and gas equipment, hydraulic equipment, spares and parts and instrumentation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the trading business and has been instrumental in spearheading the growth of KS Energy Group. He is crucial in formulating the business strategies and directions of KS Energy Group.

Besides his business interests, Mr Tan is also involved in grassroots organization. He is currently the Patron of Hong Kah North Citizens' Consultative Committee, as well as a Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry ("SCCCI"). He is also currently the Chairman of International Affairs Committee in the SCCCI.

Mr Tan graduated from the Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) in 1974.

Mr Wilson Ang Poh Seong

Mr Wilson Ang Poh Seong

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Date of Appointment: 21 February 2012

Mr Ang is an Executive Director, a Member of the Investment Committee and Chief Executive Officer of the Manager. He works on the strategy with the Board Members and is responsible for strategic planning, overall management and operations of VIT.

Mr Ang has extensive experience in REIT management, industrial property investment and consultancy services. Mr Ang was the Consultant of Asia Industrial Services with Colliers International prior to co-founding the REIT Manager as CEO to spearhead the setting up of Viva Industrial REIT. In his previous role, he focused on Industrial Investment Markets in Singapore and Asia, advising building owners, investors including REITs, private and institution funds on their real estate portfolio as well as servicing their real estate portfolio requirements across Asia.

Mr Ang co-founded Cambridge Industrial Trust Management Limited ("CITM") in 2005, the manager of Cambridge Industrial Trust ("CIT") where he was responsible for structuring and amalgamating a portfolio of industrial properties for the listing of CIT on the SGX-ST, negotiating with owners on terms and legal documentation, as well as working with all consultants on due diligence and overseeing the business development and growth of CIT's strategic business. He was the Managing Director (Investment) of CITM post listing of CIT in July 2006 where he was responsible for formulating investment strategies and growing the portfolio with a view to enhance CIT's portfolio. From 2007 to 2009, Mr Ang was Chief Executive Officer of CITM, where he was responsible for strategic planning, management and operation of CIT, as well as managing and overseeing the management team of CITM to ensure that the investment, asset management, financial and operational strategies and objectives of CIT are effectively implemented and in accordance with CITM's stated investment and operational strategies.

Prior to co-founding CITM, Mr Ang was Executive Director and Head of the Industrial Division at Colliers International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., where he was responsible for managing a team of marketing executives, formulating department strategies for the business and growth of the department, and engaging in industrial development consultancy and project marketing and industrial investment sales activities.

Mr Ang is also a director of Viva iTrust MTN Pte. Ltd., Viva Investment Management Pte. Ltd. and Maxi Capital Pte. Ltd.

Mr Ang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Estate Management) (Honours) in 1990.