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 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 Teng

Eric Teng BBM, 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

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

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

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

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.

THE STRAITS TRADING COMPANY LIMITED
Allen Tan

Dr Allen Tan Head
Portfolio Management

James Kwie

James Kwie Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Management

Selina Ho

Selina Ho Head
Investors' Relations &
Corporate Secretariat
Head
Corporate Communications

Selina Ho

Foo Chek Wee Head
Human Capital &
Office Administration

Tan Hwei Yee

Tan Hwei Yee Head
Property Development

STRAITS REAL ESTATE PTE. LTD.
Paul Yi

Paul Yi Chief Investment Officer

Goh Yah Huay

Goh Yah Huay Director
Finance

Adeline Fong

Adeline Fong Director
Asset Management

STRAITS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PTE. LTD.
Manish Bhargava

Manish Bhargava Chief Executive Officer

MALAYSIA SMELTING CORPORATION BERHAD
Nicolas Chen

Nicolas Chen Deputy Chief Executive Officer
(Administration)

Lam Hoi Khong

Lam Hoi Khong Group Chief Financial Officer

IR Raveentiran Krishnan

IR Raveentiran Krishnan Group Chief Operating Officer
(Smelting)

Madzlan Zam

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

Yoon Choon Kong

Yoon Choong Kong Group Internal Auditor