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Kwek Leng Beng
Kwek Leng Beng Executive Chairman

Appointed as a Director and Executive Chairman of City Developments Limited (CDL) on 1 October 1969 and 1 January 1995 respectively, Mr Kwek was last reappointed as a Director on 22 April 2015 to hold office until the 2016 Annual General Meeting (2016 AGM) pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act, Chapter 50, which provision has since been repealed, and will be seeking appointment as Director at the 2016 AGM. He also sits on the Board Committee (BC) and the Nominating Committee (NC) of CDL.

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Grant L. Kelley
Grant L. Kelley Chief Executive Officer

Mr Grant L. Kelley was appointed as CDL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2014. He has over 25 years of global experience in corporate strategy, private equity and real estate investment.

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Sherman Kwek
Sherman Kwek Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sherman Kwek was appointed as Deputy CEO of CDL and Chairman of CDL China Limited in April 2016. In his previous roles as Chief Investment Officer and CEO of CDL China Limited, he had established a presence for the Group in Japan and Australia, as well as spearheaded the expansion and development of the Group’s projects in China, helping to obtain prime sites in Shanghai, Suzhou and Chongqing.

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Chia Ngiang Hong
Chia Ngiang Hong Group General Manager

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong joined CDL in 1981 and has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry in Singapore and the region. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours) from the University of Singapore and a Masters in Business Administration with distinction from University of Hull, UK. Mr Chia is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers (SISV) and the current First Vice President of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS).

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Yiong Yim Ming
Yiong Yim Ming Chief Financial Officer

Ms Yiong Yim Ming was appointed CDL’s Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. An executive of the Company since 2007, she has extensive knowledge on CDL Group’s financial and operation matters, both domestically and overseas, covering the Group’s operations in property development, investment properties and hotels. She is also actively involved in the development of the CDL’s new funds management platform.

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Kwek Eik Sheng
Kwek Eik Sheng Chief Strategy Officer and Head, Asset Management

Mr Kwek Eik Sheng joined CDL in 2009, covering Business Development for overseas projects before being appointed as Head of Corporate Development. He assumed his current role as Chief Strategy Officer in 2014 and was additionally appointed Head, Asset Management in April 2016. Prior to this, he was with the Hong Leong Group of companies in Singapore specialising in corporate finance roles since 2006. He was appointed to the Board of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc in 2011 and holds the position of Non-Executive Director.

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Mark Yip
Mark Yip Chief Marketing Officer

Mr Mark Yip was appointed as CDL’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. He is responsible for the Marketing & Sales, and Leasing operations of residential, retail and commercial spaces. In April 2016, he was also appointed CEO of CDL China Limited and will oversee the overall management of the Group’s investments and development projects in China, as well as develop and implement the Group’s real estate investment and business strategies for China.

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Ivan Ng
Ivan Ng Chief Technology Officer

Mr Ivan Ng joined CDL as Chief Technology Officer in 2016, with overall responsibility for CDL’s Technology Strategy and Operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with a track record in consulting, business and IT management.

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Esther An
Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer

Ms Esther An joined CDL in 1995 to establish the Company’s Corporate Communications department and subsequently CDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolio. She has been instrumental in building up CDL’s leadership in sustainability. A forerunner in CSR and a member of the management committee of Global Compact Network Singapore (formerly Singapore Compact for CSR) since 2005, she also sits on board the Corporate Advisory Board of World Green Building Council and is a founding member of the Singapore Business Council for Sustainable Development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong and has extensive experience in corporate and community communications, advertising, as well as media and investor relations, in both the public and private sectors before joining CDL.

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Steven Tan
Steven Tan Chief Human Resource Officer

Mr Steven Tan joined CDL as Chief Human Resource Officer in July 2016. He has more than 20 years of human resource experience across the real estate, financial services, energy and semi-conductor industries. Prior to joining CDL, he was the Vice President of Human Resource in CapitaLand and OCBC Bank. He had been credited for driving and implementing the full Human Resource Information System (HRIS) suite and shared services business model resulting in improving productivity. He had also put in place the necessary manpower, compensation and benefits scheme, policies and procedures to support the company's rapid expansion plans. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from National University of Singapore and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

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Anthony Chia
Anthony Chia Executive Vice President (Projects)

Mr Anthony Chia has been directing the Department on all projects from concept, design, to construction and delivery. A designer at heart, he was instrumental in key developments ranging from luxury to residential projects, which include South Beach, The Quayside Collection and the Pasir Ris masterplan.

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Daniel T ng
Daniel T’ng Executive Vice President, Property & Facilities Management (PFM)

Mr Daniel T’ng joined CDL in 2012 to head the PFM Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Estate Management (Honours) from Heriot-Watt University and two Master’s Degrees, one in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide (Australia) and the other in Project Management from the National University of Singapore. He has over 30 years of experience in the property and facilities management industry in Singapore and the region. He also has extensive experience in managing strata-titled developments, lease management, project consultancy and general management, as well as business development. He is currently the Chairman of the Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Facilities Management Workgroup.

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Ananda Arawwawela
Ananda Arawwawela Executive Vice President, Hotel Assets Management

Mr Ananda Arawwawela has a wealth of experience in hotel management spanning over 37 years in Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, China and the Middle East. Prior to joining CDL in 2013, he was the Managing Director of The St. Regis Singapore and Area Managing Director for Singapore, responsible for Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ operations in Singapore. Other senior regional positions in the hospitality industry he has held include Managing Director of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers and Area Managing Director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hong Kong and Macau. Mr Arawwawela has also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Hotels Association and Board Member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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Galen Lee
Galen Lee Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

Mr Galen Lee joined CDL as Head of Capital Markets in 2016. He brings with him extensive experience in debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising and financing in the Asian real estate sector, covering key real estate investors including sovereign wealth funds, pension investors and private equity funds. Prior to joining CDL, he headed real estate investment banking in South East Asia at UBS, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He started coverage of the real estate sector at DBS, where he was involved in the origination, structuring and distribution of real estate investment trusts for key real estate sponsors in Asia. Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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