Prof. Ling was appointed as an Independent Director on 2 Jan 2018 and re-designated as Lead Independent Director on
1 June 2018. Prof. Ling is currently a Managing Director at RL Capital Management. He also serves as an independent
board director at several listed companies across Asia, as an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the EDHEC Business
School, and as a Consultant for RHT Strategic Advisory and RHT Academy.
Prior to RL Capital, Prof. Ling spent more than 20 years in investment banking and held senior positions with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in Asia real estate, REIT IPOs and capital markets, and he has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Prof. Ling was a former board director of the CFA Society of Japan. He was honored as the Real Estate Executive of the Year by Singapore Business Review in 2016, and as one of 20 Rising Stars in Real Estate by Institutional Investor in 2008.
Prof. Ling graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Mr Chong Chee Hoong joined the Group as an Independent Director since 15 May 2014. Mr Chong has more than 20 years
of extensive experience in assurance practice and corporate management. Mr Chong previously worked with SGX
Main-board listed company, Debao Property Development Ltd as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently re-designated
to drive the overseas business ventures.
Mr. Chong is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, since 2005.
Mr Pan Ki Ro joined the Group on 12 Feb 2018 as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director. Mr Pan has more than 30 years of experience in finance and banking industry in South Korea. Mr Pan was the Chief Executive Officer of Pine Asia Asset Management Inc (“PAAM”) from 2013 to 2017.
Prior to PAAM, Mr Pan was the Chief Executive Officer of Korean Infrastructure Investments Asset Management Co from 2005 to 2009. He was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Korean Development Bank (“KDB”) from 2003 to 2005. He had worked in KDB since 1973.
Mr Pan holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Graduate School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington (USA) and a Bachelor of Law Degree from Seoul National University (Korea).