Mr Lai Hock Meng is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Manager.
Mr Lai spent more than 30 years in the financial industry including central banking, investment banking, private banking, stockbroking and venture capital. He has extensive experience and expertise in corporate finance and corporate investment across East and South-East Asia. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chairman and Chief Advisor of HML Consulting Group, which provides corporate governance, investment management and family wealth advisory services across China and South East Asia to listed corporations, private equity funds, family foundations and non-profit organisations.
Mr Lai was formerly the Managing Director of Morgan Grenfell & Asia Partners Securities and the Managing Director of SocGen Crosby Securities. He was also a senior private banker with the Citigroup Private Bank and Regional Market Manager in OCBC Private Bank. Mr Lai was non-executive director of Senoko Power Ltd and City Gas Private Ltd, and chaired the audit committee of the then Temasek-linked companies during the periods from 2001 to 2005 and 2002 to 2006 respectively.
Mr Lai has a wealth of experience in initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, and merger and acquisitions and corporate governance. Over the past 15 years, he has sat on the boards of 19 public companies listed on the exchanges in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Mr Lai also accumulated extensive experience in investment mangement over the past 15 years as former Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, former Managing Director of Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd, and currently as director of the Char Yong Foundation and Champ Buyout III Pte Ltd.
Mr Lai holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge in England. He is also a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute, United States of America.
Mr Goh Toh Sim is an Executive Director and President of Investment & Asset Management of the Manager.
Mr Goh has over 20 years of experience in the management of industrial parks, real estate development and business management in China. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chief Representative in China for Keppel Corporation Limited where he was responsible for government relations and business development. Prior to joining Keppel Corporation and from July 2006 to November 2009, Mr Goh was the chief executive officer of Evergro Properties Limited, a real estate developer in Tianjin, Jiangyin and Changzhou, where he was responsible for the general management of the company, including setting of strategies, land and project acquisitions and property development.
Mr Goh also served as the CEO of Ascendas (China) Pte Ltd from January 2004 to June 2006, where he was responsible for developing and managing Ascendas' businesses in China. He initiated the development of Ascendas' businesses in several cities in China including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Dalian, Xian, and Nanjing. From August 1994 to December 2003, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd.) where he was responsible for infrastructure development, finance and government relations.
Mr Goh holds a Diplôme d' Ingénieur (French engineering degree which is equivalent to a Master's degree) in Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.
Ms Huang Jian is the Chief Financial Officer of the Manager.
Ms Huang has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sectors, in both Singapore and PRC-based entities, with good experience in the China property sector and SGX-listed companies. Her 20 over years of experience in finance and accounting work includes group accounting and management reporting, SGX reporting and compliance, tax planning, strategic planning, compliance, risk management and implementation of accounting policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Group Finance Director of Ademco (Far East) Pte Ltd where she was responsible for all financial, accounting, reporting, tax and control matters of the Singapore and regional companies under the Ademco Security Group. Before that, she was engaged as a Financial and Risk Management Consultant with HSL Constructor Pte Ltd to provide consultancy services. From June 2013 to August 2014, she was the Group Financial Controller of TTCL Power Holdings Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Toyo Thai Power Holdings Pte. Ltd.), where she managed the group's financing, accounting, reporting, taxation, risk and control, financial analysis for project investment and mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, legal and company secretarial matters.
From June 2010 to December 2012, Ms Huang was Group Financial Controller at Guoson Investment Company Limited (a 100%-owned subsidiary and China headquarters of GuocoLand Limited Group, and a member of the Hong Leong Group), which is a leading property developer with its core businesses in property development, property investment, property management, retail and hotel operations. Its parent company is GuocoLand Limited Group, an SGX mainboard listed company in property sector. She managed the group's financing, accounting, reporting, taxation, controlling, risk management, project investment, mergers and acquisitions functions and investor relations. She gained valuable insight into the China property market through her work as Group Financial Controller as she oversaw investment processes for various real estate development projects in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Nanjing.
From June 2008 to May 2010, Ms Huang was with Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited as the Group Financial Controller, where she was the overall-in-charge of the group's financing, accounting, reporting, taxation, controlling and compliance, risk management, M&A functions and investor relations.
Miss Huang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management. She is a Fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.