Stephen Ray FinchChairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Stephen Ray Finch
Mr. Stephen Ray Finch is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers and the Chairman of the Boards. He was appointed as director of the REIT Manager on 1 January 2019 and as director of the Trustee-Manager on 12 April 2019.
Mr. Finch is currently the Managing Partner of Colfaxridge LLP, a business consultancy firm. Prior to this, Mr. Finch served as Chief Executive Officer of SRE Capital Pte Ltd from 2015 to 2017, and as Chief Executive Officer of APN Funds Management (Asia) Pte Ltd (formerly known as ARA Strategic Capital I Pte. Ltd.) from 2006 to 2014, where he managed the APN Asian Asset Income Fund and the APN Asian REIT Fund. Prior thereto, Mr. Finch has served as Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank Ltd., where he was responsible for both the fixed income and real estate investment trust origination business from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Finch also advised on several real estate investment trust listings at the firm. He evaluated, structured, priced and marketed primary and secondary offerings of real estate investment trusts and local and international debt securities offerings, including convertible bonds, asset securitisations and business trusts. Prior thereto, Mr. Finch served as Head of Asian Debt Origination at ANZ Investment Bank from 1997 to 2000, focusing on emerging market debt at the firm, and in various divisions at Citibank from 1984 to 1997.
Mr. Finch graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Texas A&M University in 1980 and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1984.
Randy Allan DanielsIndependent Non-Executive Director
Randy Allan Daniels
Mr. Randy Allan Daniels is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 12 April 2019.
Mr. Daniels currently serves as the Chairman of BWC Terminals Inc. and as independent director of JP Morgan Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.. His present directorships include serving as a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Real Estate Income and Growth Fund and Southwest Water Company since 2012 and 2011 respectively. Prior to this, he served as a Director at JP Morgan International Infrastructure Board from 2007 to 2018, and as Chairman of the New York State Real Estate Board, which is the regulatory board that oversees more than 250,000 real estate brokers in New York state. Mr. Daniels was also previously the Managing Director of Pickwick Capital Partners LLC, a company which specialises in the private placement of foreign investment in real estate development projects in the United States, and was Vice Chairman of Gilford Securities Inc, specialising in real estate investment from 2007 to 2015. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Daniels was a Senior Government Official of the New York State, Department of State where he managed 17 divisions, 2,000 employees, a US$1 billion annual budget and reviewed and approved all waterfront developments.
Mr. Daniels was a Registered Representative, Series 7 and 63 licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 2007–2019. He is a Certified Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) and serves as a senior Board Leadership Fellow of NACD. Mr. Daniels received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from Southern Illinois University, United States of America, in 1973.
Stefanie Yuen ThioIndependent Non-Executive Director, Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee
Stefanie Yuen Thio
Ms. Stefanie Yuen Thio is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. She was appointed as a director of the Managers on 12 April 2019.
Ms. Yuen Thio is the Joint Managing Partner of TSMP Law Corporation and heads its corporate practice. Admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1994, she has over 29 years of legal experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate transactions and regulatory advice. Her clients range from listed corporates to international companies, including in real estate, the hospitality industry, and REITs. She is regularly named by legal journals as a leading practitioner in her areas of specialisation. Ms. Yuen Thio is the Chairperson of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of ESR-REIT.
Ms. Yuen Thio has more than 15 years of experience as a director of listed entities on the SGX-ST, including as member of audit committees, and has the necessary accounting and financial expertise and experience. Ms. Yuen Thio was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to the Corporate Governance Council 2017 to review the Code of Corporate Governance and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. From 2014 to 2017, she was a member of the Expert Panel, Centre for Cross- Border Commercial Law in Asia. She was also a member of the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index Advisory Panel from June 2016 to May 2018. Ms. Yuen Thio is a director of the Community Foundation of Singapore, an Institution of Public Character that promotes philanthropy in Singapore and serves on the Development Committee of the Singapore Art Museum. She is also the Chairperson of SG Her Empowerment Ltd (SHE) a charity and Institution of Public Character which she founded in 2022.
Ms. Yuen Thio holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of The Supreme Court of Singapore.
Wong Choong MannIndependent Non-Executive Director
Wong Choong Mann
Mr. Wong Choong Mann is an Independent, Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 15 January 2020.
Mr. Wong joined the Singapore Police Force in 1980 as an Inspector and rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. He had been working in a managerial capacity in criminal investigation until he retired from the Singapore Civil Service on 28 November 2017. Prior to his retirement, he was Director (Investigations) at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (“CPIB”) under the Prime Minister’s Office and conducted investigations into offences of corruption in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his posting to the CPIB, he was the Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force, from June 2008 to September 2010.
After retiring from the Singapore Civil Service, Mr. Wong was appointed as an adjunct trainer by the Singapore Civil Service College in December 2017, and by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration in June 2018.
Moses K. SongNon-Independent Non-Executive Director
Moses K. Song
Mr. Moses K Song is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 29 August 2018.
Mr. Song is the Chief Executive Officer of ARA, part of the ESR Group. He is responsible for leading ARA’s diversified real assets platform covering APAC, Europe and the US. Mr. Song oversees strategy, business and product development, capital raising and all investment management activities involving ARA. In addition, Mr. Song serves on ARA’s Board, Executive Committee and Private Markets Investment Committee, as well as ESR’s Group Investment Committee.
Mr. Song joined ARA in 2009 and led the firm’s business development efforts and expansion strategies into new markets. During his tenure as Group CEO & Chief Investment Officer and Director of Business Development, ARA’s gross assets under management grew by over 12 times to US$100+ billion. Prior to joining ARA, he held senior positions with leading investment management firms and global investment banks in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Mr. Song holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Centre College. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (inactive status).
Cheryl Seow Bee LianNon-Independent Non-Executive Director
Cheryl Seow Bee Lian
Ms. Cheryl Seow Bee Lian is a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of the Managers. She was appointed as a director of the Managers on 29 August 2018.
Ms. Seow was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer of ARA, and in her 20-year tenure, oversaw ARA’s Group Finance, Business Division Support and Corporate Projects functions. Prior to joining ARA, Ms. Seow established and ran her own boutique consultancy firm providing accounting and consultancy services to small and medium enterprises. She also held senior finance positions in various companies listed on the SGX-ST. She was Deputy Financial Controller and Company Secretary of L.C. Development Ltd and was with Royal Sporting House and Lum Chang Holdings Limited. Ms. Seow began her career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Singapore in 1988.
Ms. Seow holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Lin DaqiNon-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lin Daqi is a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of the Managers. He was appointed as a director of the Managers on 15 January 2020.
Mr. Lin is currently the Investment Manager of Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd, responsible for the evaluation and execution of the group’s investments across industries and geographies. Mr. Lin started his career in the financial industry in 2009 as an equity research analyst with Citigroup Global Markets, covering the offshore & marine sector. Subsequently, Mr. Lin served in various capacities within the Strategic Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions team in DBS from 2010 to 2017, where he advised on some of the most prominent and high-profile public takeovers on the SGX.
Mr. Lin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) majoring in Finance.