Board of Directors
Dr BEH Swan Gin
Dr Beh Swan Gin was appointed as Chairman on 6 July 2020. He is presently Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He also chairs the Boards of Directors of EDB Investments and EDBI.
Dr Beh was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from 1 July 2012 to 30 November 2014. Prior to the Ministry of Law, he had been Managing Director of EDB from 1 August 2008 to 30 June 2012. He joined EDB in November 1992 and held various portfolios over the years including leadership roles in the development of Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences industry cluster, as well as overseas assignments in EDB’s North American operations.
In 2006 and 2007, Dr Beh also held concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Energy Planning Division.
Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.
He is a Board Director for Enterprise Singapore, Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd, Singapore Exchange Limited, Singapore Innovate Pte Ltd and Temasek Foundation Connects. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.
Mr William TAY
William was appointed as Executive Director and CEO of the Manager of Ascendas Reit on 1 February 2018. Prior to his current appointment, William was the Deputy CEO of Singapore and South East Asia (SSEA) of the AscendasSingbridge Group. In addition to leading AscendasSingbridge SSEA regional teams in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, he was concurrently the CEO for South Korea, overseeing the real estate private equity funds business and investments in South Korea.
William has more than 22 years of wide-ranging experience in real estate, straddling both the public and private sectors as well as Singapore and overseas. Since joining AscendasSingbridge in 2007, he held various leadership positions in investment, business development, asset and fund management as well as country operations. William started his career with JTC Corporation where he spent 12 years in the development and marketing of Ready-Built Factories, Wafer Fabrication Parks and Logistics Parks, as well as strategic and corporate planning.
William holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Estate Management (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Mr CHAN Pengee Adrian
Mr Chan Pengee Adrian has been a director since 1 December 2014. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 November 2015. Mr Chan is Head of Corporate and a Senior Partner at the law firm, Lee & Lee. He is a Board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, a member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore and the Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He serves on the Legal Service Commission, which is constituted under the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, and the SGX has appointed him to its Catalist Advisory Panel to review Catalist Sponsor and Registered Professional applications.
He is an independent director of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, Hong Fok Corporation Ltd, Global Investments Limited, AEM Holdings Ltd and Best World International Ltd which are listed on the SGX. He also serves on the Catalist Advisory Panel of the SGX. He is the Chairman of both the Corporate Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and the Panel of the Institute of Corporate Law at ACRA. He also serves as a director on Astrea III and Azalea Asset Management, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Temasek. He sits on the Corporate Governance and Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Shared Services for Charities Limited, which is a registered charity and an Institution of a Public Character. He currently lectures on Corporate Governance for the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and the Bar Admissions and Examinations.
He was appointed to the Audit Committee Guidance Committee, established by the MAS, ACRA and the SGX, and served on the Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Working Group of the Steering Committee established by the Ministry of Finance to review and rewrite the Companies Act.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from National University of Singapore.
Ms CHONG Chiet Ping
Ms Chong Chiet Ping was appointed as a director on 1 November 2015.
She is currently the Managing Partner of Small World Group Incubator Pte Ltd as well as GreenMeadows Accelerator Pte Ltd. She is appointed as the Technical Advisor (Central Gap Fund) of National Research Foundation and is involved in early stage incubation of technology companies working in conjunction with National Research Foundation Holding and Spring Seed Capital.
Ms Chong had worked for 33 years with Hewlett Packard and her last position was Senior Vice President of Operations, HP Asia Pacific. Her experience includes the areas of supply chain, logistics, process and information technology re-engineering. She also led the mega merger of HP and Compaq Operations across the whole of Asia Pacific where there were major changes and consolidations made to organisations, workforce, factories locations, business processes and IT systems. Ms Chong holds a Diploma in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic.
Mr Daniel EE
Mr Daniel Ee was appointed to the Board of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited on 1 October 2018. He is an independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd, the trustee-manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust since 2015, and an independent director and the non-executive chairman of Olive Tree Estates Ltd (formerly known as Changjiang Fertilizer Holdings Ltd) since December 2017.Mr Ee also serves as a non-executive director of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
He has more than 14 years of experience in the banking sector and was the Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Merchant Bank Asia Ltd from 1996 to 1999. He served as a non-executive director of Citibank Singapore Limited from 2005 to 2015. Prior to being in banking, he had served in various capacities in the public sector from 1975 to 1985.
Mr Ee was formerly the Chairman of CitySpring Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd, the trustee manager of CitySpring Infrastructure Trust, and the Chairman of Gas Supply Pte Ltd. He was also formerly the Deputy Chairman of the Securities Industry Council and the Singapore Institute of Directors, and also served as a member of the Corporate Governance Council.
Mr Ee graduated from the University of Bath, UK with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (1st Class Honours) and has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2003.
Mr CHINNIAH Kunnasagaran
Mr Chinniah Kunnasagaran retired in September 2013, as the Managing Director/Global Co-Head of Portfolio, Strategy & Risk Group with GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of GIC. He joined GIC in 1989 and has held various positions with the Special Investments Department of GIC in their North American, European and Asian regions, including Regional Manager of the North America and European Divisions of the Special Investments Department. From 1997 to 2008, he was responsible for private equity investments in Asia.
His present appointments include being a director of Changi Airport International Pte Ltd, Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, Nirlon Ltd, Asset Management Pte Ltd and several other companies. He is also a member of the Hindu Endowments Board in Singapore.
In addition, Mr Chinniah is an investment committee member of Keppel Asia Infra Fund (GP) Pte. Ltd., and he also serves as a consultant to Pavilion Capital International Pte Ltd.
Mr Chinniah is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr Manohar KHIATANI
Manohar Khiatani is the Senior Executive Director of CapitaLand Group. Manohar's responsibilities include assisting the Group CEO in matters relating to organisation integration, group-wide initiatives as well as the India and business/industrial parks businesses. He also oversees the Group Centre of Excellence for Customer Services & Solutions. Manohar is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. Concurrent with his CapitaLand’s responsibilities, Manohar is Special Advisor to the Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, he was the Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge. Before joining Ascendas in 2013, he served as the CEO of JTC Corporation (JTC), the Singapore government’s lead agency to plan, promote and develop industrial infrastructure and facilities. At JTC, he spearheaded the development of specialised infrastructure solutions for various sectors and positioned the organisation as an industrial infrastructure innovator.
Prior to joining JTC in 2009, Mr Khiatani was the Deputy Managing Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He joined the EDB in 1986 where he played an instrumental role in the development and transformation of important sectors in Singapore’s economy such as aerospace, marine and offshore, electronics, precision engineering, logistics, infocomms and media, and clean technology. He was also in charge of the EDB’s operations in the Americas and Europe.
Between 1994 and 1999, Mr Khiatani was the Managing Director of Preussag SEA, a diversified German conglomerate, where he was responsible for developing the group’s business in South East Asia. He returned to the EDB in 1999.
Mr Khiatani is a Board Member of several companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. This includes Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited (the manager of the Singapore-listed Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust), Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd (the trustee-manager of the Singapore-listed Ascendas India Trust), Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd and Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd (the managers of Singapore-listed Ascendas Hospitality Trust) and SIA Engineering Company Ltd. Mr Khatani is also the President of EDB Society and sits on various business and government committees.
Mr Khiatani’s previous Board Directorships include JTC Corporation, Jurong International, Jurong Port, SPRING Singapore and Media Development Authority.
He holds a Master in Naval Architecture from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.
Mr Andrew LIM
Mr Andrew Lim was appointed to the Board of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited on 10 October 2019. Mr Andrew Lim is the Group Chief Financial Officer of CapitaLand Group. In his role, he has direct oversight of the functions of Group finance, financial reporting and controls, treasury, tax, risk management, investor relations, and the administrative matters of the internal audit department of CapitaLand. Mr Lim is also responsible for Group Strategic Investments, evaluating merger and acquisitions and strategic investments at the group level. He oversees the Group’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainability with effect from 1 July 2019. Mr Lim is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.
Mr Lim is also a Director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, a Director of CapitaLand Retail China Trust Management Limited and a Director of CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.
Mr Lim is the immediate past President of the Real Estate Investment Trust Association of Singapore (May 2018 to September 2020). He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants’ CFO Committee, a member of the Accounting Standards Council, and represents CapitaLand as a founding member of the first Accounting for Sustainability Circle of Practice in Asia.
Prior to joining CapitaLand in January 2017, he was at HSBC where he served as Managing Director and Head of South East Asia Advisory Coverage, Real Estate and Hospitality.
Mr Lim has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.