Chief Executive Officer
Ms Tan brings with her to the Group more than 20 years of professional career experience spanning across a wide spectrum of real estate expertise in real estate investment banking, real estate direct investment, REIT management, real estate fund management and property development.
Ms Tan started her professional career in investment banking with NM Rothschild and JPMorgan Chase Singapore, where she was involved in a wide range of capital markets and cross-border M&A transactions. She has accumulated significant real estate expertise backed by extensive management experience from numerous leadership and senior roles in REIT management, real estate investment, real estate fund management, and property development companies.
Before joining Sasseur Asset Management Pte Ltd, Ms Tan was the Senior Strategic Adviser to Mr Vito Xu, the Chairman of Sasseur Group from July 2019 to June 2021. She was also an Independent Director of Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited, a SGX-listed company involved in property development and hospitality activities, from 1 October 2019 to 30 July 2021.
Her previous appointments included being the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of KOP Group Pte Ltd, Executive Vice-President (Real Estate Fund Management) of Pacific Star Group, and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Prime REIT Management Pte Ltd, the manager of Prime REIT (now known as Starhill Global REIT).
Ms Tan holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia and she graduated with a Second Upper Class Honours Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She is effectively bilingual and is proficient in both English and Chinese languages.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Xie has over 20 years of experience in finance, audit, accounting, corporate finance and treasury functions.
Mr Xie started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers(“PwC”) China as an audit professional from September 2001 to September 2014 in Beijing. During his time with PwC China, he assisted clients in capital markets transactions such as IPO listings in Hong Kong and China, secondary market private placements and bond offerings. He was seconded to PwC United Kingdom from 2005 to 2007 as part of a talent development program in recognition of his outstanding performance.
Before joining Sasseur Asset Management Pte Ltd, Mr Xie was the General Manager of the Finance Department of Sasseur Group, the Sponsor of Sasseur REIT since May 2018. He reported directly to the Chief Financial Officer of Sasseur Group, and was in charge of Sasseur Group's financial operations including financing, cash management, accounting and tax management. He had gained considerable insights and working knowledge of the unique business model and operations of Sasseur outlets during his time with Sasseur Group, and had established a good network of relationships across various core departments in Sasseur Group.
Mr Xie graduated from Central University of Finance and Economy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. He is also a Chartered Accountant with The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr Xie is fluent in both English and Chinese languages.
Director, Asset Management
Mr. Cheng Hsing Yuen is in charge of asset management matters in Sasseur REIT since listing in 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience in asset and property management for various asset classes, ranging from retail malls, offices, business parks to industrial buildings.
Prior to joining us, Mr.Cheng was the Senior Asset Manager at Mapletree Industrial Trust. He was responsible for developing strategies to maximise the performance of industrial properties including business parks and data centres as well as portfolio reporting. He has also held portfolio management positions in Ascendas Pte.Ltd and NTUC Income.
Mr. Cheng holds a Master of Science (Real Estate) and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics (Honours) Degrees from the National University of Singapore. He is effectively bilingual and proficient in both English and Chinese languages
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
Ms. Wong is in charge of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs function of Sasseur REIT. She brings over 15 years of extensive international experience in investor relations, capital markets (buy-side), corporate banking, and has been actively involved in capital raising, M&A transactions, corporate strategy and business development.
As the liaison between SAMPL, Sasseur REIT and the investment community, Ms. Wong nurtures relationships with institutional and retail investors, research analysts and the media. She is also the main point of contact with investors and stakeholders as part of Sasseur REIT's investor relations efforts. Her work has helped Sasseur REIT to clinch the Best Investor Relations award at the Asia Pacific REITs Award 2020 for two consecutive years – winning the Gold award in 2019 and the Platinum award in 2020 – for prompt and informative communication with stakeholders, analysts, media and the community.
Ms. Wong had extensive international exposure to various industries and roles, having worked and lived in 6 countries over the course of her career. Prior to joining Sasseur REIT, she held corporate banking positions at National Australia Bank as well as investment analyst positions at asset management firms, before heading investor relations role at SGX Mainboard-listed oil and gas company, Falcon Energy Group Limited.
Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computational Finance) Degree from National University of Singapore. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and Chartered Accountant of Singapore, as well as a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She is fluent in English, Chinese, Malay and Cantonese.