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Board of Directors
LIM KIAN ONN
Chairman, Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lim Kian Onn is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He served his articleship with KMG Thomson McLintock in London and was a consultant with Andersen Consulting from 1981 to 1984. Between 1984 and 1993, Mr. Lim was with Hong Leong Group, Malaysia, as Executive Director in the stockbroking arm responsible for corporate finance, research and institutional sales.
Mr. Lim founded the Libra Capital Group in 1994 and co-founded the ECM Libra Group in 2002. The holding company of the ECM Libra Group, ECM Libra Group Berhad (“ECMLG”), is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Mr. Lim has been a member of the board of directors of ECMLG since 16 June 2006 and is currently the Deputy Chairman of ECMLG. Mr. Lim is also a substantial shareholder of ECMLG and a trustee of ECM Libra Foundation.
GARETH LIM TZE XIANG
Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gareth Lim Tze Xiang joined the Group in September 2009 as Head of Investments, responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Group’s overall investment strategy. Mr. Lim became the Chief Executive Officer of the Group in November 2010. He is also the Alternate Director to Mr. Lim Kian Onn, Chief Executive Officer of the Ormond Group which houses the Group’s hospitality assets and Executive Director of ECMLG.
Mr. Lim began his career as part of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions practice in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge.
CHONG HUAI SENG
Mr. Chong Huai Seng is a director of The Artling Pte. Ltd., an online art advisory and e-commerce company specialising in Asian contemporary art. Mr. Chong is also the co-founder and director of The Culture Story Pte. Ltd. and Family Office For Art Pte. Ltd., both of which are art advisory and management companies for artists, collectors and family offices.
Mr. Chong previously served as senior investment officer with the Economic Development Board of Singapore for two years, before joining the financial services sector in 1979. Mr. Chong was the Managing Director of Vickers Da Costa Securities and John Govett Asia from 1984 to 1994. Between 1994 and 1997, he was the Managing Director of Sesdaq-listed Pan Pacific Public Company Ltd, and was the Vice Chairman and substantial shareholder of Panpac Media Limited from 1998 to 2003.
Mr. Chong graduated from the University of Manchester with a Degree in Polymer Physics (First Class Honours).
TAY HWEE PIO
A non-executive independent director of CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited, Ms. Tay Hwee Pio ("Ms. Tay") is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She was a member of the Financial Reporting Technical Advisory Panel, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, from 2015 to 2019.
Ms. Tay was the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd (“FCAM”), the manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (“FCT”) where she was responsible for the financial, taxation, treasury and compliance functions of FCT from 2012 to 2021. She has over 25 years of financial experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Tay started her career as an external auditor with KPMG. In 2002, she relocated to Shanghai when she joined the Shanghai office of Keppel Land Limited. After four years with Keppel Land, she transitioned to the China office of Frasers Property Limited in 2006 where she eventually rose to the position of CFO before joining FCAM.
NAVINDERJEET SINGH A/L NARANJAN SINGH
Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr. Navinderjeet Singh A/L Naranjan Singh is a Chief Financial Officer of ECMLG. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from Massey University, New Zealand and a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr. Navinderjeet was a Chief Executive Officer of Tune Hotels. Mr. Navinderjeet has over 15 years of working experience, seven of which were with Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group. During the course of Mr. Navinderjeet’s employment at Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group, Mr. Navinderjeet has held several senior management positions where Mr. Navinderjeet was involved in heading the finance, operations and commercial functions of Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group. Mr. Navinderjeet also has experience in corporate finance, auditing and investment banking.