The founder of our Group, Mr Ho is responsible for its overall management and operations. He has been a Director since 5 July 2000. He was designated Executive Chairman on 1 March 2004 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019.
Mr Ho is also Chairman of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, Thai Wah Public Company Limited and the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University. He is a non-executive Director of Diageo Plc.
Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Singapore, an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University, USA, and an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Mr Ho was appointed Director on 6 May 2020.
Mr Ho Ren Hua is a director and a CEO of Thai Wah Public Company Limited and a director of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited.
Mr Ho joined the Banyan Tree Group (“BT Group”) as Associate Director of Corporate Development in 2010. His last position in BT Group was Vice President and Country Head of Banyan Tree Holdings’ China Operations. He was responsible for investment strategy and corporate planning in the Greater China region. Mr Ho was also part of the core leadership team for the Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund, and oversees the China Group’s finance, human resource, investment, and legal functions. He left BT Group in July 2015.
Prior to this, Mr Ho worked with international management consultancy Bain & Company Inc. in its US, Hong Kong, and China offices.
Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Finance and Economics from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Mr Chia has been a Director since 8 June 2001, and became Lead Independent Director on 28 February 2007. He is Chairman of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee and was last re-elected on 26 April 2018.
Mr Chia is Chairman of Hup Soon Global Corporation Private Limited and Innoven Capital Pte Ltd. He sits on the boards of several other private and public companies, including Fraser and Neave, Limited, The Straits Trading Company Limited, Singapore Power Limited, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, Ceylon Investment PLC and Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad. He is a member of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), an Advisory Council Member of the ASEAN Business Club and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asian Civilisations Museum.
From 1986 to 2004, he was a Director of PAMA Group where he was responsible for private equity investments and served as President from 1995 to 2004. He was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University.
Mr Chia holds a Bachelor of Science cum laude, majoring in Management, from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA.
Mrs Fang was appointed an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee on 1 May 2008, and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019.
Mrs Fang is a Director of Metro Holdings Ltd, Singapore Post Limited, Jubilant Pharma Limited, QBE Asia Advisory Board and Cromwell EREIT Management Pte Ltd. She is also Advisor to the Far East Organization. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Business Federation and the Medishield Life Council, she is a member of ToteBoard (Singapore Totalisator Board).
Mrs Fang was the Chairman of Great Eastern Holdings Limited and its insurance subsidiaries as well as a Director of OCBC Bank until her retirement in April 2014. Prior to that, she was with Ernst & Young for over 30 years until her retirement in March 2008. She was appointed Managing Partner in 1996 and Chairman in 2005. Her past directorships include Singapore Telecommunications Limited and MediaCorp Pte Ltd. She also sat on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Mrs Fang qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England. She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Chan became an Independent Director on 1 June 2012 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019. He is a member of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chan is the Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Austria. He is a Director of Frasers Property Limited, Fraser and Neave, Limited, EC World REIT, One Bangkok Holdings Company Limited which is the developer of the major mixed use development in central Bangkok, as well as Precious Treasure Pte Ltd and Precious Quay Pte Ltd which own the Fullerton Heritage and Fullerton Bay Hotels respectively. He is also the Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute Asia Center and an Executive Board member of the China Cultural Centre.
He was previously Non-Resident High Commissioner of Singapore to Bangladesh. He was also Press Secretary to Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Director of the Media Division in the Ministry of Information and the Arts. He served at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and as Consul-General to Hong Kong, Ambassador to Thailand and Consul-General to Shanghai. He later joined Temasek Holdings as Chief Representative in China and Managing Director for International Relations in Temasek International.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts from the University of Singapore, and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University, USA.
Mr Tham was appointed an Independent Director on 1 June 2012 and was last re-elected on 21 April 2017. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Tham is a Director of Sembcorp Industries Ltd, Sembcorp Properties Pte. Ltd. and Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.
From 2002 to 2008, he was the Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand Limited, overseeing the corporate services functions of the real estate group. He also previously served as Director of GLP Pte. Ltd., The Straits Trading Company Limited, Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte. Ltd. and Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd. and as a Corporate Advisor for Temasek International Advisors Pte. Ltd. as well as a board member of Singapore Land Authority.
Mr Tham holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Natural Science - Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK.
Mrs Koh was appointed an Independent Director on 31 May 2019 and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
She is a Director of BC Platforms AG, Switzerland, Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Ltd and The Red Pencil Singapore. She is a member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Emerging Markets, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, USA and a Senior Advisor to TVM Capital Healthcare Partners.
Mrs Koh was CEO and Executive Director of IP Investment Management, Singapore, from 2016 to 2018. She has extensive experience in both private and public sector organisations, particularly in finance, healthcare and education. From 2001 to 2008, she was Deputy CEO of SingHealth and concurrently Deputy CEO of Singapore General Hospital from 2003. She started her career at the Singapore Ministry of Finance which included postings at the Inland Revenue and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mrs Koh previously served as a Director of Singapore EDB Investments, Falck, Denmark and was a Corporator of Northeastern University, USA.
Mrs Koh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Cambridge University and a Master of Public Administration and International Tax Program (Certificate) from Harvard University.
Mr Beh was appointed an Independent Director on 6 May 2020 and is a member of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee.
Mr Beh is Chairman, Asia Pacific of Reed Exhibitions and is an advisory member of the Worldwide Board. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University and is also a board member of Caritas Singapore and Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Before joining Reed, Mr Beh was Managing Director and Partner of a regional publishing company. Prior to this, he spent several years with Singapore Airlines holding various marketing management positions.
Mr Beh holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) as well as Graduate Diplomas in Financial and Marketing Management. He also attended Executive Management programmes at Harvard and Oxford.
Mr Zhang is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of China Vanke Co., Ltd. and an Executive Director of Vanke Property (Overseas) Limited.
He joined China Overseas Group in 1995 and China Vanke Co., Ltd. in 2002. He served as the General Manager of Wuhan Vanke Real Estate Co. Ltd. before becoming the Vice President of China Vanke Co., Ltd in 2012.
Mr Zhang holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Civil Architecture from Hefei Industrial University, China, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy State University, USA.
Mr Bhushan was appointed Director on 30 December 2017 and was last re-elected on 26 April 2018.
Mr Bhushan is the Global Chief Development Officer of AccorHotels. He began his career with AccorHotels in 1995 in Australia, where he held various posts in operations and finance. From 2006, he headed AccorHotels’ Asia Pacific development teams. He was appointed to the Global Chief Development Officer role in July 2015 and joined AccorHotels’ executive committee on 1 January 2017.
Mr Bhushan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Mr Chew was appointed Director on 5 June 2018 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019.
Mr Chew is the Co-Head of Real Estate at the Qatar Investment Authority.
From 2007 to 2013, he was the Chief Investment Officer for Asia and Managing Director for Greater China with Prudential Real Estate Investors. From 1999 to 2006, Mr Chew worked at CapitaLand as the Country Director for Japan.
Mr Chew is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the National Defense Academy, Japan.
Mr Mohamed was appointed Alternate Director to Mr Chew on 5 June 2018.
Mr Mohamed is an Associate Director at Qatar Investment Authority, focusing primarily on Post-Acquisition Asset Management in the real estate sector.
He graduated from Qatar University with a major degree in Finance and a minor degree in Marketing.