Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ang worked at the Singapore Economic Development Board from January 1979 to October 1992 and rose up the ranks to become Regional Director of North America, where he managed investment promotion for North America, securing annual investments averaging approximately S$2 billion per annum. From March 1993 to December 1999, he was Executive Director and Group General Manager of Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited, where he was overall in charge of the sales and manufacturing operations in six Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the PRC. Subsequently, he joined Vertex Management Pte. Ltd. From January 2000 to August 2001 as Senior Vice President of Investment, where he was responsible for investments in Singapore, India and Japan with estimated assets under management of approximately S$50 million. From August 2001 to January 2003, Mr. Ang joined GIC Real Estate Pte. Ltd. as Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Affairs, where he was responsible for the administration of the corporate affairs of its global investment operations. From February 2003 to December 2005, Anthony served as Executive Director of Majulah Connection Limited, a non-governmental organisation supported by the Singapore government for consulting and networking. From February 2006 to December 2016, Mr. Ang joined the ARA Group and served in various roles in the ARA Group. He was the Chief Executive Officer of ARA's flagship US$1.13 billion1 ARA Asia Dragon Fund from March 2007 to March 2010, where he was in charge of fundraising and responsible for investing in a diversified portfolio of real estate investments with a pan Asian mandate. He was subsequently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Pte. Ltd., the manager of Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust ("Fortune REIT"), from March 2010 to January 2015 and continued to be Executive Director till December 2016. Fortune REIT owns 17 retail properties in Hong Kong with estimated assets under management of over HK$36 billion as at 31 December 2016. Mr. Ang has also been an Independent Director of Singapore-listed Europtronic Group Ltd. since May 2015 and Singapore-listed Heatec Jietong Holdings Ltd. since April 2017, and Independent Director of Malaysia-listed Yong Tai Berhad since January 2016. Mr. Ang has been Singapore's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia since September 2016.
Mr. Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) with First Class Honors from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London in August 1978. He also obtained an MBA Degree from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in June 1982 and a Certificate of Completion of the Marketing Management Program from the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University in October 1992.
(1) As at the end of the fund life of ARA Asia Dragon Fund in 2015.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Tan has more than 40 years of financial management, with 18 years in banking and 10 years in property fund management. Mr. Tan joined American Express Bank, Singapore as Manager of Finance in 1979 and subsequently as Country Operations Manager, where he was responsible for the overall operations of the bank. From 1983 to 1991, he joined a boutique investment bank headquartered in Hong Kong. His last position was Managing Director of Group Operations. Subsequently, upon his return to Singapore, he joined Schroders, a merchant bank as Director of Finance and Administration, and his scope of responsibilities included accounting, budgeting, risk management and reporting. Mr. Tan also held senior positions with Hewlett Packard, Singapore, including the role of Director of Finance for South East Asia ("SEA") and Director of Commercial Accounts and SME for SEA.
Mr. Tan then joined ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, the manager of Singapore-listed Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust ("Suntec REIT"), from February 2008 to July 2014 as Senior Director of Finance, where he was responsible for finance, capital management, compliance, treasury and reporting. He was also responsible for Suntec REIT's external borrowings and capital funding, where he assisted Suntec REIT in raising over S$5 billion in debt and equity. Listed on the SGX-ST in December 2009, Suntec REIT has assets under management of S$9.3 billion as at 31 December 2015. Mr. Tan was then assigned to ARA Asset Management Limited from July 2014 to April 2016, where he took on the role of Chief Financial Officer of ARA Private Funds, and his responsibilities included overseeing the financial, treasury, management accounting and reporting for all private funds managed by ARA Private Funds.
Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Singapore University in 1976.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Chew was the Assistant Head of Biomedical Sciences at Singapore Economic Development Board from April 2003 to April 2007, where he was primarily responsible for industry promotion and development in various industry sectors and client coverage in biomedical sciences in Japan and India. From May 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Chew was employed by the Mapletree Group. He was seconded to Itochu Corporation from May 2007 to April 2010 where he was primarily responsible for Itochu Corporation's investments and asset management in the Asia Pacific region. After his secondment, he took on the positions of Deputy General Manager of Mapletree Group in Japan from April 2010 to October 2010, and Representative of Mapletree Group in South Korea from November 2010 to January 2012, where he assisted with setting up Mapletree's office in South Korea, investment and asset management work, private equity fund setup and seed asset investments. He then joined CapitaMalls Asia Limited from February 2012 to May 2015, where he took on the positions of Deputy General Manager from February 2014 to May 2015 and Vice President from October 2013 to January 2014. As the Deputy General Manager of CapitaMalls Asia Limited, he was primarily responsible for investment and asset management in East China and as Vice President of CapitaMalls Asia Limited, he was primarily responsible for regional investment and asset management, including assisting in the opening of Westgate Mall in Singapore. Mr. Chew then joined the Fosun Group, an investment group with its headquarters located in the PRC, in June 2015. As the Managing Director of Fosun Property Holdings from June 2015 to May 2017, he was in charge of all property-related investments and asset management in Southeast Asia. He had also been Chief Representative of Fosun International Limited from April 2016 to May 2017, where he was in charge of group-related matters and investments in Southeast Asia.
Mr. Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tokyo in March 2001. He also obtained a Master of Information Science and Technology (Computer Science) from the University of Tokyo in March 2003.
Head of Investor Relations, Compliance and Risk Management
Mr. Chen was an Assistant Director, and subsequently, a Deputy Director of Investment Risk Management in the Risk Management Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from December 2007 to December 2017, where his scope of responsibilities included optimising asset allocation strategies, risk management of Singapore's official foreign reserve global investment portfolio, and conducting market surveillance on global financial markets. Prior to joining the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Mr. Chen worked as an engineer and subsequently a manager for companies in the semiconductor industry from 2000 to 2007.
Mr. Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and a Bachelor of Economics from Peking University in 1999. He also obtained a Master of Science in Advanced Materials in 2000, a Master of Science in Financial Engineering in 2008 and a Master of Science in Real Estate in 2015 from the National University of Singapore. Mr Chen is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder, a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP).