A set of moves in Singapore topped this week’s list of HR updates from the Asian real estate community, led by Keppel DC REIT appointing a new independent director and PAG adding a managing director to its team in the city. There is also a promotion at KPMG and Manulife is strengthening its corporate real estate team in Hong Kong.
Keppel DC REIT Management announced on November 1 that it had appointed Yeo Siew Eng as an independent director on its board as of that same day. Now 64, Yeo was a partner at Deloitte & Touche in Singapore until her retirement in 2018 and the University of Singapore graduate is now a director of government transport operator Transit Link and other companies. listed.
CAP strengthened its team in Singapore by hiring Manwin Sidhu as a managing director with his Real Assets group, according to a LinkedIn update. Sidhu joins PAG after more than 14 years at GIC, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. The University of Pennsylvania graduate also has previous experience with Morgan Stanley in Tokyo and New York.
Anulekha Samant was promoted to co-head of the wealth management and property tax department of KPMG Singapore, alongside Teo Wee Hwee. Samant is taking her second step at the financial advisory firm after joining KPMG as Tax Director in July 2018. In October 2019, she secured a place as a Tax Associate with the firm and also has previous experience at PwC in Singapore and JP Morgan Chase. in Swiss.
Timothy Horton joined Manulife in Hong Kong as vice president of corporate real estate in Asia, according to an update from LinkedIn. Horton took up his new role at the Canadian financial services giant this month after spending more than seven years at US competitor MetLife, where he most recently served as head of real estate and corporate services for the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan). The University of Queensland graduate also has experience with Cushman & Wakefield in Vietnam and UOA Group in Malaysia.
Yann R Deschamps joined Interior MCX this month as regional operations director for Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, according to a LinkedIn update. Deschamps joined the interior design, architecture and construction firm after working as a regional sales manager at serviced office provider Arcc Spaces for more than two years. Previously, he served with Savills in Singapore and Shanghai.
OUE Commercial REIT named Mary Ng as vice president of investor relations, according to a LinkedIn update. Based in Singapore, Ng joined the SGX-listed REIT from public relations agency Tulchan Communications, where he had spent just under a year and a half as a director. The Hong Kong Baptist University and University of Hong Kong graduate also has previous experience with Helix PR in Singapore.
JLL announced on November 1 that it had appointed Luke Xie as a director with his hotel project services team for Southeast Asia, effective the same day. Based in Singapore, Xie joins JLL after working for local serviced apartment giant Oakwood, where he served as Director of Technical Services. Xie also has previous project management and design experience with MDP Associates.
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