About Us

Key Management

As an investment company, Straits Trading has adopted a more streamlined corporate structure with executive staff manning only key corporate functions. The operations at individual portfolio companies are headed by the respective chief executives, supported by their individual management teams. This structure facilitates faster decision-making, better responsiveness to market developments, and leverages the repertoire of operational expertise of the executive teams at the portfolio companies.

Chew Gek Khim

Chew Gek Khim PJG 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. 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 a Member of the Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and sits on the NUS Board of Trustees. Ms Chew was also previously a Member of the SSO Council and Securities Industry Council of Singapore.

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 Teng

Eric Teng BBM, PBM CEO, Straits Developments Private Limited

Mr Eric Teng rejoins Straits Trading on 1 October 2019 and spearheads the Group’s property business, except for those under the purview of Straits Real Estate. He also assists in leading the Group’s corporate functions and new opportunities. Prior to this, from January 2016, Mr Teng was CEO and Executive Director of SGX-listed Heeton Holdings Limited.

He joined the Tecity Group in 2005 and was CEO of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation from 2006 to 2010. Between 2009 to 2015, Mr Teng had held key appointments at Straits Trading, including CEO of Property and Hospitality between 2010 and 2013.

Currently, Mr Teng is a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of Heeton Holdings Limited and Advisor to the Tecity Group and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. He has 30 years of management experience in marketing, property and hospitality and holds an MBA from the NUS Business School.

Desmond Tang

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.

Jennifer Chee

Jennifer Chee Foong Fong Group Financial Controller

Ms Jennifer Chee Foong Fong has been Group Financial Controller since January 2018. She is responsible for accounting, financial, tax and risk management matters of the Group. She first joined the Group in 1993 and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting, tax and audit. She is a graduate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”). Ms Chee is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and is a Fellowship member of ACCA.

Goh Yah Huay

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.

Allen Tan

Dr Allen Tan Senior Vice President
Portfolio Management

James Kwie

James Kwie Vice President
Portfolio Management

Aldric Tan

Aldric Tan Company Secretary

Steven Ang

Steven Ang Vice President
Information Technology

Tan Hwei Yee

Tan Hwei Yee Senior Vice President
Property Development

Desmond Tang

Desmond Tang Chief Executive Officer

Paul Yi

Paul Yi Chief Investment Officer

Goh Yah Huay

Goh Yah Huay Director

Adeline Fong

Adeline Fong Director
Asset Management

Manish Bhargava

Manish Bhargava Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Dr IR Patrick Yong Mian Thong

Dato' Dr IR Patrick
Yong Mian Thong
Group Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Chen

Nicolas Chen Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Lam Hoi Khong

Lam Hoi Khong Group Chief Financial Officer

IR Raveentiran Krishnan

IR Raveentiran Krishnan Chief Operating Officer

Madzlan Zam

Madzlan Zam Senior General Manager
Rahman Hydraulic Tin Sdn. Bhd.

Yoon Choon Kong

Yoon Choong Kong Group Internal Auditor