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.
Ms KOO Lee Sze
Lee Sze oversees financial and regulatory reporting, risk management and taxation matters. She develops key business strategies of Ascendas Reit together with the management team, ensures principle base governance and executes the strategies through financial management.
Prior to joining the Manager, Lee Sze was the Director of Finance at Popular Holdings Limited where she was responsible for the financial management and reporting of various aspects of the business including retail and distribution, publishing and e-Learning.
Lee Sze started her career in the audit and assurance division of Deloitte & Touche after graduation. She has extensive exposure in real estate, manufacturing, retail and service industries; and has more than two decades of experience in key financial and managerial roles.
Lee Sze holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Ms YEOW Kit Peng
Kit Peng drives the capital structure, funding and hedging strategy, and treasury management of Ascendas Reit. She also heads up the Investor Relations function.
Kit Peng has established a strong network with both local and international financial institutions to maximise the capital market strategy of Ascendas Reit. In Investor Relations, she is intimately involved in the promotion of Ascendas Reit to investors globally.
She has over 25 years of professional experience that spans across buy-side and sell-side sectors of capital markets, as well as in corporate strategies and development. Her area of exposure and experience covers Asia Pacific. Her stint includes Corporate Strategies and Development in Ascendas, followed by Associate Director of Equity Research at Standard & Poor’s. Prior to her joining the Manager, she was an Asian Property Analyst at Nomura Asset Management. Her role involved strategising on REITs and property investments in Asia Pacific.
Kit Peng holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (major in Finance), with Honours from West Virginia University, USA.
Mr Lawden TAN
Lawden is responsible for developing and executing Ascendas Reit’s investment and business development strategy. He leads the team to actively look for suitable acquisitions and development opportunities to drive the portfolio growth in Singapore and overseas markets.
Prior to joining the Manager, Lawden was with the Ascendas- Singbridge Group serving as Co-Head (Business Development, Singapore and Southeast Asia). Lawden has over 20 years of experience in real estate industry covering investment, development, asset management and property management.
Lawden holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Estate Management from the University of Reading, a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers and the Association of Property and Facility Managers.
Ms Serena TEO
Serena oversees portfolio management for Ascendas Reit’s properties in Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. She is responsible for formulating and executing business strategies to maximise income and asset value of the properties and oversees the Property Managers in the delivery of marketing and leasing, property management, lease management, customer care services and asset enhancement initiatives.
Serena has more than 23 years of work experience spanning private and public sectors. Since joining Ascendas Group in 2008, she has held various positions in group strategy, funds management as well as country operations. Prior to Ascendas Group, she was in the Singapore Economic Development Board and EDB Investments, where she spent more than 10 years in the development of the semiconductors and other electronics industries in Singapore, as well as direct equity investments in communications, software and logistics companies. She started her career as an engineer in Chartered Semiconductors.
Serena holds a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore.