Board Of Directors
Mr Zhang Guobiao
Mr Zhang Guobiao is the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the Manager.
Mr Zhang is the Chairman of the Sponsor, Forchn Holdings Group Co., Ltd., and has held this position since June 1998. He is also the founder of Forchn Trading Co., the predecessor of Forchn Holdings Group Co., Ltd., which was incorporated in 1992 as a construction materials company in Shanghai. Under his leadership, the small construction materials firm grew into a conglomerate with diversified businesses in manufacturing, real estate, logistics, e-commerce and finance.
Following the Zhejiang Provincial Government's call in 2006 for successful Zhejiang businessmen residing outside Zhejiang to return and invest in the province, Mr Zhang led the acquisition and modernisation of one of the key inland ports in the PRC, namely Chongxian Port in Hangzhou. This was followed by the development of an integrated warehouse under Chongxian Port Logistics, which complemented the service of the 23 berths operated by Chongxian Port.
In 2007, Mr Zhang spearheaded the acquisition and restructuring of a provincial stateowned enterprise, Hangzhou Zhang Xiao Quan Group Co. Ltd.. Zhang Xiao Quan is a widely-known household name, specialising in the design, production and merchandising of cutlery and metal household wares in the PRC since 1628.
As the Executive Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Mr Zhang is an active community leader in promoting corporate social responsibility. Mr Zhang is also a member of the National People's Congress of Pudong, Shanghai, and an activist for social welfare and civic responsibility.
The many awards which Mr Zhang had received include but are not limited to the Award of Excellence by the Third Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Convention, 2015, the Zhejiang Merchant of the Year 2014, the Award of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the Second Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Convention, 2013, and the Zhejiang Province Model Returning Investor Award in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2014.
Mr Zhang has completed the "China CEO Program" jointly organised by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Centre for Management Development at London Business School, Columbia Business School and IMB International. He also completed the "Global CEO Program for China" jointly organised by Harvard Business School, China Europe International Business School and IESE Business School.
Mr Chan Heng Wing
Mr Chan Heng Wing is the Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of the Manager. Mr Chan is a Senior Adviser and Senior Fellow with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2012, and he also serves as the Non-resident High Commissioner to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Mr Chan is an independent non-executive director of Shanda Games Ltd (an online game developer listed on NASDAQ), Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and Frasers Centrepoint Limited. He is also a director of Precious Treasure Pte. Ltd. and Precious Quay Pte. Ltd. which owns and operates Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel respectively. Precious Treasure Pte. Ltd. and Precious Quay Pte. Ltd. are subsidiaries of Sino Land Company Limited, which is part of the Sino Group, a property developer in Hong Kong. Mr Chan is presently the Chairman of the Milken Institute Asia Center, a non-profit think tank which is based in Singapore.
Mr Chan was previously the Ambassador to Thailand and Consul-General to Shanghai. He later joined Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited as Chief Representative in China and Managing Director for International Relations in Temasek International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Mr Chan was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1980 by the Singapore Government. He holds a Master of Science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Singapore.
Mr David Wong See Hong
Mr David Wong See Hong is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager. Mr Wong is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr Wong is currently the Chairman of Halftime Limited, Hong Kong. He is a Finance Management Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong. He also serves as the independent non-executive director of Frasers Hospitality Asset Management Pte Ltd (the manager of Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust) and Frasers Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd (the trustee-manager of Frasers Hospitality Business Trust).
Mr Wong was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Group from 2008 to 2013, with overall responsibility for the financial market businesses which include Global Markets, Global Transaction Banking, Investment Management, Insurance, Asset Management and other capital market-related businesses. He was also a Director of BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited from 2008 to 2013 and concurrently the Chairman of BOC International-Prudential Trustee Limited. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Chairman of BOCHK Asset Management Limited. Prior to joining Bank of China, Mr Wong was the Corporate Executive Vice President and Country Executive of ABN AMRO Bank ("ABN") and was responsible for ABN's operations in South East Asia. He joined ABN in 1995 and had held various senior positions within ABN, including Regional Head of Financial Markets, Country Executive in Singapore, and Managing Director of the Hong Kong Branch. Mr Wong has spent over 30 years in the banking sector and has extensive knowledge and experience in treasury and financial products.
Mr Wong served as a board member of Energy Market Authority until March 2009 and was a Board Member of the Civil Service College in Singapore from March 2007 to October 2013.
Mr Wong graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and was awarded a Master's Degree in Science in Investment Management by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mr Wong holds a Doctorate degree in Transformation Leadership from the Bethel Bible Seminary, and he is also a Financial Industry Certified Professional with the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore.
Mr Chia Yew Boon
Mr Chia has more than 30 years of experience working in various fields such as investments, business consultancy and corporate finance.
He is the founding Managing Director of Catalyst Advisors Private Ltd. and Catalyst Advisors International Private Limited, which are both private equity investment and venture capital business consultancy firms. Concurrently, he is also a Senior Advisor of Atlas Financial Solutions, a Paris-based corporate finance advisory firm specialising in mid-cap company mergers and acquisitions. In September 2011, Mr Chia was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Technovator International Limited, a leading company in energy management systems, solutions and services; it is part of the Tsinghua Tongfang group of companies, whose ultimate controlling shareholder is Tsinghua University.
From July 2005 to June 2007, Mr Chia was Director of Business Development at Boustead Singapore Limited, and concurrently the Chief Executive Officer of Boustead subsidiary EasyCall International Ltd. Prior to that, from January 1999 to June 2005, Mr Chia served as Senior Vice President of GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd. (“GIC SI”), the venture capital and private equity arm of GIC Private Limited.
Mr Chia holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Engineering) from L’École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg, France.
Mr Li Guosheng
Mr Li Guosheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager. Mr Li is also the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Li is the managing director of Horizonline Pte Ltd, a company involved in the import and wholesale of security products and systems, since December 2006. He is also the managing director of Ningbo Horizonline Technologies Co. Ltd., a PRC manufacturing company, since December 2009. From June 2004 to December 2006, he was a technical manager with China Enersave Limited (now known as Charisma Energy Services Ltd), a company that operates in the renewable energy industry, where he was responsible for the evaluation of the waste energy power plants. Mr Li began his career in 1988 as an electrical engineer with Beilungang Thermal Power Plant Engineering Co. Ltd., a PRC company which constructed thermal power plants. Mr Li has been the President of the Zhejiang (S) Entrepreneurs Association, a non-profit association for people with links to the Zhejiang Province, since 2013.
Mr Li holds a Bachelor Degree in Automation of Electrical Power System from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, PRC, and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Lai Hock Meng
Mr Lai Hock Meng is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Manager.
Mr Lai spent more than 30 years in the financial industry including central banking, investment banking, private banking, stockbroking and venture capital. He has extensive experience and expertise in corporate finance and corporate investment across East and South-East Asia. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chairman and Chief Advisor of HML Consulting Group, which provides corporate governance, investment management and family wealth advisory services across China and South East Asia to listed corporations, private equity funds, family foundations and non-profit organisations.
Mr Lai was formerly the Managing Director of Morgan Grenfell & Asia Partners Securities and the Managing Director of SocGen Crosby Securities. He was also a senior private banker with the Citigroup Private Bank and Regional Market Manager in OCBC Private Bank. Mr Lai was non-executive director of Senoko Power Ltd and City Gas Private Ltd, and chaired the audit committee of the then Temasek-linked companies during the periods from 2001 to 2005 and 2002 to 2006 respectively.
Mr Lai has a wealth of experience in initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Over the past 15 years, he has sat on the boards of 19 public companies listed on the exchanges in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Mr Lai also accumulated extensive experience in investment mangement over the past 15 years as former Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, former Managing Director of Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd, and currently as director of the Char Yong Foundation and Champ Buyout III Pte Ltd.
Mr Lai holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge in England. He is also a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute, United States of America.
Mr Alvin Cheng Yu-Dong
Mr Alvin Cheng is an Executive Director and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Manager.
Mr Cheng brings over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and REIT management and his expertise spans across equity investments, asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, and REIT and business trust management. Mr. Cheng has held a number of senior management positions over the past decade.
Until May 2016, Mr. Cheng was the Executive Director and CEO of LMIRT Management Ltd (the manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust), having joined as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in July 2010 and appointed to its board of directors in April 2013. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director and CEO of PST Management Pte. Ltd. (the trustee manager of Pacific Shipping Trust) from April 2008 to November 2009.
Mr. Cheng was a member of APL Logistics’ global management team where he was responsible for financial management, strategic business planning and mergers and acquisitions from 2006 to 2008, after he was based in Shanghai for APL and APL Logistics as the Director of Business Development for the Greater China region from 2002 to 2006.
During his earlier career in the financial sector, Mr. Cheng has held several senior regional roles within Chemical Bank (predecessor to JP Morgan Chase), Rabobank, and GE Capital.
Mr Cheng holds dual Master of Science degrees in Ocean Systems Management and in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and a B.Sc. (Honors) degree in from Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK).
Mr Goh Toh Sim
Mr Goh Toh Sim is an Executive Director and President of Investment & Asset Management of the Manager.
Mr Goh has over 20 years of experience in the management of industrial parks, real estate development and business management in China. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chief Representative in China for Keppel Corporation Limited where he was responsible for government relations and business development. Prior to joining Keppel Corporation and from July 2006 to November 2009, Mr Goh was the chief executive officer of Evergro Properties Limited, a real estate developer in Tianjin, Jiangyin and Changzhou, where he was responsible for the general management of the company, including setting of strategies, land and project acquisitions and property development.
Mr Goh also served as the CEO of Ascendas (China) Pte Ltd from January 2004 to June 2006, where he was responsible for developing and managing Ascendas' businesses in China. He initiated the development of Ascendas' businesses in several cities in China including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Dalian, Xian, and Nanjing. From August 1994 to December 2003, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd.) where he was responsible for infrastructure development, finance and government relations.
Mr Goh holds a Diplôme d' Ingénieur (French engineering degree which is equivalent to a Master's degree) in Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.