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 Ascendas-Singbridge Group. In addition to leading Ascendas-Singbridge 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 26 years of wide-ranging experience in real estate, straddling both the public and private sectors as well as Singapore and overseas. Since joining Ascendas-Singbridge 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 26 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 Ram SOUNDARARAJAN
Ram is responsible for developing and executing Ascendas Reit’s investment strategy in Singapore and overseas. He leads the investment team to identify, evaluate and negotiate suitable investment opportunities for Ascendas Reit. Ram joined the Manager in May 2018 to drive investments into overseas markets and has since successfully lead multiple transactions across different geographies. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Head, Investments of Ascendas India Trust.
Ram has more than 17 years of experience in investment, business development and asset management. His experience covers real estate acquisitions, M&A and corporate finance across Asia, US and Europe. He has previously worked with global firms such as GIC Real estate and real estate corporate finance divisions of Andersen and Ernst & Young.
Ram holds a Bachelors in Commerce and a Masters in Business Administration from Bharatidasan Institute of Management, India.
Mr James GOH
James oversees both the Singapore and overseas portfolios for Ascendas Reit. His team optimises the financial and operational performance of Ascendas Reit's assets through active asset management and divestment strategies.
James joined the Manager of Ascendas Reit as Head, International Portfolio Management in August 2018. Prior to joining the Manager, James led both the Investor Relations and Asset Management departments for Ascendas India Trust. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of investor relations, asset management, analytical research, and strategic planning. He has extensive experience in the real estate industry, having worked at several leading property companies, including Global Logistics Properties and Frasers Property.
James is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree.