Board of Directors

Chew Gek KhimPJG

Executive Chairman

First Appointed
20 March 2008
Last Re-elected
30 April 2021

Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She has been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 24 April 2008. Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of the Tecity Group and Executive Director of Tecity Asset Management Pte. Ltd.. She is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the Boards of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Exchange Limited. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She sits on the Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and NUS Board of Trustees.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards in 2016.

Chew Gek Hiang

Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director

First Appointed
30 April 2008
Last Re-elected
30 April 2020

Ms Chew Gek Hiang, an accountant by training, has been with the Tecity Group, the parent company of The Straits Trading Company Limited, since 1991. As Executive Director and Head of Finance, she is actively involved in the investment activities of the Tecity Group and is responsible for its securities trading portfolio. She is also Director of Tecity Asset Management Pte. Ltd.. She oversees the human resource and administrative functions in the Tecity Group.

Currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore, Ms Chew is also a Council Member of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore. She is also President of Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society), a non-profit animal welfare charity which champions responsible pet ownership and active sterilisation and microchipping of stray dogs and cats in Singapore.

After her graduation from the National University of Singapore in 1986, Ms Chew worked with Ernst & Whinney in Singapore for a year. She then joined Ernst & Young (London) in 1987 to pursue chartered accountancy, and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in October 1990.

Goh Kay Yong David

Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director

First Appointed
30 April 2008
Last Re-elected
26 April 2019

Mr Goh Kay Yong David is the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Strategist of the Tecity Group, the parent company of The Straits Trading Company Limited.

Mr Goh started his investment career as an Investment Analyst with Great Eastern Life in 1986, and taught at the Nanyang Technological University (“NTU”), Singapore in the Bachelor of Business Financial Analyst programme in 1991. After joining the Tecity Group in 1997, he remained from 1997 to 2003, as Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at NTU. Mr Goh also serves as Director of Stewardship Equity Pte Ltd, Commonwealth Capital Pte. Ltd. and Project Chulia Street Limited.

Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from York University, Canada; a Master of Science in Management (System Dynamics, Finance and Strategy) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, and is a CFA Charter holder.

Tan Tiong Cheng

Independent and Non-Executive Director

First Appointed
1 July 2013
Last Re-elected
30 April 2021

Mr Tan Tiong Cheng served as President and subsequently as Senior Advisor of Knight Frank Asia Pacific Pte Ltd until his retirement on 31 March 2020. He was the Executive Chairman of Knight Frank Pte Ltd’s Group of Companies until 31 March 2017. Over the last four decades, he has amassed an extensive and in-depth knowledge of real estate. He is an Independent and Non-Executive Director of UOL Group Limited, Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a Member of its Audit and Risk Committee. Mr Tan is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee of Heeton Holdings Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Independent Director of Amara Holdings Limited, the Chairman of its Remuneration Committee and a Member of its Audit and Risk Committee of Amara.

A Colombo Plan Scholar, Mr Tan graduated top of his class with a Diploma in Urban Valuation from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. A Licensed Appraiser, he is also a Fellow Member of the Singapore Institute of Valuers and Surveyors, and the Association of Property and Facilities Management, an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and a Senior Member of The Property Institute of New Zealand. He served as a Member of the Valuation Review Board until 30 April 2016.

Chia Chee Ming Timothy

Lead Independent Director

First Appointed
27 February 2015
Last Re-elected
30 April 2021

Mr Chia Chee Ming, Timothy is Chairman of Hup Soon Global Corporation Private Limited. He sits on the boards of several other private and public companies, including Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Fraser and Neave, Limited, Singapore Power Limited, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, Ceylon Investment PLC, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and Thai Beverage Public Company Limited. He is a Member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee of The Monetary Authority of Singapore, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Asian Civilisations Museum and a Term Trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association. Mr Chia was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University.

Mr Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Science cum laude, majoring in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the United States of America.

Tan Chian Khong

Independent and Non-Executive Director

First Appointed
1 January 2018
Last Re-elected
30 April 2020

Mr Tan Chian Khong has approximately 35 years of experience in the audit industry. He joined Ernst & Young LLP (then known as Ernst & Whinney) in April 1981 and was a partner of the firm from July 1996 to June 2016. Currently he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, listed on Bursa Malaysia, Hong Leong Asia Ltd, CSE Global Limited and Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd. He is a Board member of Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore and SMRT Corporation Ltd, and volunteers as the Honorary Executive Director of Trailblazer Foundation Ltd.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and he is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Chua Tian Chu

Independent and Non-Executive Director

First Appointed
1 January 2018
Last Re-elected
30 April 2020

Mr Chua Tian Chu was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts from 2012 to 2013. Prior to this, Mr Chua held the positions of Executive Vice President of International Sector and Greater China Region, as well as Head, Global Financial Institutions Group of United Overseas Bank Limited, and Managing Director and Head of Investment Finance of Citigroup Private Bank (Asia Pacific Region) as well as Head of Citigroup Corporate Banking in Singapore. He was also formerly the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Far East Orchard Limited (then known as Orchard Parade Holdings Limited).

Mr Chua holds a Master in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, a Master in Theological Studies (magna cum laude) from the Asia Theological Center, and a Master of Divinity from the East Asia School of Theology. Mr Chua also has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Key Management Personnel

Chew Gek KhimPJG

Executive Chairman

Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She has been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 24 April 2008. Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of the Tecity Group and Executive Director of Tecity Asset Management Pte. Ltd.. She is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the Boards of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Exchange Limited. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She sits on the Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and NUS Board of Trustees.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards in 2016.

Eric TengBBM, PBM

CEO, Straits Developments Private Limited

Mr Teng is responsible for the Group’s property business (except for properties held by Straits Real Estate), hospitality, new business opportunities and leads the Group’s corporate functions.

Mr Teng joined the Tecity Group in 2005 and was CEO of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation from 2006 to 2010. Between 2009 to 2015, he had held key appointments at Straits Trading, including CEO for Property and Hospitality between 2010 and 2013. Between 2016 to 2019, he was Executive Director and CEO of SGX-listed Heeton Holdings Limited before rejoining Straits Trading.

He remains an Advisor to the Tecity Group and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Mr Teng holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.

Desmond Tang

CEO, Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd.

Mr Desmond Tang has been CEO of Straits Real Estate since February 2014. He drives the business growth and investment strategies of the company. Mr Tang has more than  28 years of experience in real estate investment and management.

At various times prior to joining Straits Real Estate, he was Managing Director and Co-Head at Alpha Investment Partners, and Managing Director at GrowthPath Capital Private Limited which he co-founded. Mr Tang has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University.

Dato’ Dr. IR. Patrick Yong Mian Thong

Group CEO & Executive Director, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

Dato’ Dr. Ir. Patrick Yong Mian Thong joined Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad in 2016 and is currently the Group CEO and Executive Director of the Company. He leads its strategic development and policies, and business operations.

Dato’ Yong started his career as an engineer with the National Electricity Board of Malaysia where he established proficiency in electrical distribution systems. Previously, he was CEO of Yokohama Industries Berhad (2010 to 2015) managing a secondary lead smelter and SLI battery manufacturing, and CEO of Tai Kwang Yokohama Industries Berhad (2007 to 2010).

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering based on his research on energy conversion efficiency.

Joyce Tan Wei Tze

Group Financial Controller

Ms Joyce Tan Wei Tze has been Group Financial Controller since 31 December 2020 and oversees its finance, accounting, risk management and tax matters.

She has over 24 years of experience in finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investment banking and corporate finance. She was Chief Financial Officer Retail Asia of Robinson and Company Private Limited (2017 to 2019), and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Financial Services of Genting Hong Kong Limited (2009 to 2017).

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the HK Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Goh Yah Huay

GROUP TREASURER

Ms Goh Yah Huay has been Group Treasurer of Straits Trading since January 2018. She is also Director of Finance at Straits Real Estate overseeing its accounting, treasury and finance-related matters.

An accountant by training, Ms Goh has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Controllership, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis. She is well-versed with the financial landscape in the Asia Pacific and has a track record in financial modelling to address key business challenges. Ms Goh holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore since 1998.

Management Team
The Straits Trading Company Limited

Dr Allen Tan

Head
Portfolio Management

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Foo Chek Wee

Head
Human Capital & Office Administration

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Selina Ho

Head
Investors' Relations & Corporate Secretariat
Head
Corporate Communications

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James Kwie

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Management

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Straits Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

Manish Bhargava

Chief Executive Officer
First Appointed
Last Re-elected

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STC Property Management Sdn. Bhd.

Tan Hwei Yee

Chief Executive Officer
First Appointed
Last Re-elected

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Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd.

Paul Yi

Chief Investment Officer

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Goh Yah Huay

Director
Finance

Ms Goh Yah Huay has been Group Treasurer of Straits Trading since January 2018. She is also Director of Finance at Straits Real Estate overseeing its accounting, treasury and finance-related matters.

An accountant by training, Ms Goh has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Controllership, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis. She is well-versed with the financial landscape in the Asia Pacific and has a track record in financial modelling to address key business challenges. Ms Goh holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore since 1998.

Adeline Fong

Director
Asset Management

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Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

Nicolas Chen

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Administration)

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Lam Hoi Khong

Group Chief Financial Officer

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IR Raveentiran Krishnan

Group Chief Operating Officer, Smelting

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Madzlan Zam

Executive Director & Senior General Manager
Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd.

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Yoon Choong Kong

Group Internal Auditor

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