Leadership & Key Management

Chairman and CEO <br>Member of Nominating Committee <br>Member of Risk Management and Sustainability Committee -

Date When First Appointed: February 13, 2006
Date of Last Re-election: April 29, 2021
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: Father of Mr. Zhong Ming and Mr. Zhong Iek Ka, both Executive Directors, and uncle of Mr. Zhong Siliang, an Executive Director

Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian (63) is the founder of Yanlord Land Group Limited and is responsible for the overall management and strategy development of Yanlord Land Group Limited. Since the 1980s, Mr. Zhong has founded and established a number of businesses in trading, manufacturing and real estate spanning the People’s Republic of China, Singapore and Hong Kong (SAR). He started property development business in the early 1990s through the setting up of offices in Shanghai and Nanjing, which are now part of the Singapore Exchange mainboard-listed Yanlord Land Group Limited.

In recognition of his contribution to various parts of China, Mr. Zhong has been awarded with Honorary Citizenships in Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shanwei and Suzhou in China. In 2005, he was also awarded with the Magnolia Silver Award in Shanghai for his contributions to the Municipal City of Shanghai. In 2010, Mr. Zhong was named and awarded the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2009. In 2015, Mr. Zhong was awarded with the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), a Singapore National  Day Award.

Mr. Zhong is a Council Member of several Singapore-China Investment and Trade Councils, including Singapore-Tianjin  Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council and Singapore-China Business Council. He is also the Honorary President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Vice Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Vice President of  the  Singapore  Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Director of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Director of Business China and a Member of the Singapore-Sichuan Trade & Investment Committee.

 

Executive Director -

Date When First Appointed: May 11, 2006
Date of Last Re-election: April 29, 2019
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: Nephew of Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, the Chairman and CEO, and cousin of Mr. Zhong Ming and Mr. Zhong Iek Ka, both Executive Directors

Mr. Zhong Siliang (43) joined the Group in 2005 as an Assistant General Manager of Investments Department of the Group and in this capacity, he was responsible for evaluating new business developments and conducting feasibility studies on potential investments.

Mr. Zhong Siliang is currently responsible for establishing relations with architectural firms, real estate consultants and the district and national government officials, for the execution of the Group’s investments in the People’s Republic of China. He has been working closely with the Chairman and CEO, Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, for over 15 years and assists in other group  decisions. In addition, Mr. Zhong Siliang has been responsible for overall operations of the property development business in Shenzhen and overseeing the Group’s business in Hainan. He is the Deputy Director for operations of the Group since 2007 and is also a Director of various companies of the Group in the People’s Republic of China and Singapore.

Mr. Zhong Siliang holds a Master’s Degree from the Washington University-Fudan University EMBA programme and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth, England.

Executive Director -

Date When First Appointed: October 1, 2016
Date of Last Re-election: June 29, 2020
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: Son of Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, the Chairman and CEO, brother of Mr. Zhong Iek Ka, an Executive Director, and cousin of Mr. Zhong Siliang, an Executive Director

Since 2013, Mr. Zhong Ming (34) has been holding various positions from property management to property development in various subsidiaries of Yanlord Land Group Limited. Mr. Zhong Ming is also an Independent Director of SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, and a Director of Ren Ci Hospital.

Mr. Zhong Ming is currently a Director of various companies of the Group in Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, Jinan and Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China. In this capacity, he oversees the execution of the Group’s strategies at the city level and the acquisition of prime sites mainly in Shanghai and Tianjin as well as driving forward the Group’s development and expansion strategies in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Zhong Ming is also an Executive Director of United Engineers Limited and WBL Corporation Limited and a Director of several Singapore companies of the Group and leads the Group’s property development, management and project operations in Singapore.

Mr. Zhong Ming graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.

Executive Director -

Date When First Appointed: June 29, 2020
Date of Last Re-election: April 29, 2021
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: Son of Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, the Chairman and CEO, brother of Mr. Zhong Ming, an Executive Director, and cousin of Mr. Zhong Siliang, an Executive Director

Mr. Zhong Iek Ka (30) has joined the Group since 2018 and been involved in the day-to-day management of the Group’s operations with primary focus on the Group’s business operations in Suzhou, the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Zhong Iek Ka is currently an Executive Director of United Engineers Limited and a Director of UE (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd., both companies of the Group.

Mr. Zhong Iek Ka graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Honours) in 2014 and practiced in Messrs Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP in 2016 before joining the Group  in 2018.

Lead Independent Director <br>Member of Audit Committee <br>Member of Nominating Committee <br>Member of Risk Management and Sustainability Committee -

Date When First Appointed: October 11, 2017
Date of Last Re-election: June 29, 2020
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: None

Mr. Hee Theng Fong (66) is a Senior Lawyer in Singapore with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Hee is on the panel of many institutions including SIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, SHIAC, BIAC/BAC, HIAC and AIAC. He is also a Mediator, Specialist Mediator (China) and Ambassador for Singapore International Mediation Centre. He has handled about two hundred cases in civil litigation and arbitration as Lead Counsel or Arbitrator in many countries and regions including Singapore, the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong (SAR). Many of the cases handled by him have been reported in Singapore Law Report.

Mr. Hee also serves as a Director of several companies listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange namely, Straco Corporation Limited, Zheneng Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Limited and China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd.. Mr. Hee is a Director of Haidilao International Holding Ltd. and Huazhu Group Limited, both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Hee was also an Independent Director of Delong Holdings Limited, First Resources Limited, Datapulse Technology Limited, YHI International Limited, APAC Realty Limited and Tye Soon Limited. He has been regularly invited to speak on directors’ duties and corporate governance.

Mr. Hee also serves as a Director of Greenland (Singapore) Trust Management Pte Ltd, F & H Media & Internet Fund II Ltd and Chua Foundation. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Singapore Medishield Life Council. He is the Consultant of Harry Elias Partnership LLP and a Member of Advisory Committee for the China Ready Programme as well as ACRA’s Complaints and Disciplinary Panel.

Mr. Hee graduated in 1979 from the Law Faculty of the then University of Singapore. He is also a holder of a Diploma in PRC Law.

Independent Non-Executive Director <br>Chairman of Audit Committee <br>Member of Remuneration Committee <br>Member of Risk Management and Sustainability Committee -

Date When First Appointed: September 1, 2018
Date of Last Re-election: April 29, 2019
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: None

Mr. Hong Pian Tee (76) was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1985 to 1999 prior to his retirement on December 31, 1999.

Mr. Hong’s experience and expertise are in corporate advisory, financial reconstruction and corporate insolvencies since 1977. He has been a Corporate/Financial Advisor to clients with businesses in Singapore and Indonesia and in addition was engaged to restructure companies with operations in Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Mr. Hong is currently the Chairman of Pei Hwa Foundation Limited and serves on the boards of other companies listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange namely, as the Lead Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd, an Independent Director of XMH Holdings Ltd. and an Independent Director of Sinarmas Land Limited.

Mr. Hong was previously a Non-Executive Chairman and an Independent Director of AsiaPhos Limited, an Independent Director of Golden Agri-Resources Ltd and an Independent Director of Memstar Technology Ltd..

Independent Non-Executive Director <br>Chairman of Remuneration Committee<br>Member of Audit Committee <br>Member of Nominating Committee -

Date When First Appointed: February 26, 2020
Date of Last Re-election: June 29, 2020
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: None

Mr. Teo Ser Luck (52) is an entrepreneur and investor. He is currently the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of BRC Asia Limited, Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Serial System Ltd, Lead Independent Director of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd and MindChamps PreSchool Limited, and an Independent Director of Straco Corporation Limited, companies listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. He is an Advisor to the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Singapore FinTech Association.

Mr. Teo was formerly the Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry, Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Minister of State for Ministry of Manpower, Mayor of the North East District of Singapore, Chairman of Singapore-Shandong Bilateral Business Council and Vice Chairman of Singapore-Jiangsu Bilateral Business Council.

Mr. Teo holds a Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He spent 15 years in the private sector before being elected as a Member of the Parliament of Singapore and appointed as a full-time political office holder for 11 years. He returned to the private sector in July 2017 and remained as a Member of the Parliament till June 2020.

Throughout his private sector career, Mr. Teo has taken on management positions as Head of sales, marketing, business operations before progressing to lead and oversee companies as Regional Director, General Manager and Managing Director of multi-national operations in the Asia Pacific. He has worked in Hong Kong (SAR), the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, India and has helped to start companies. He was also the Founding Investor of a listed multi-national software company. Prior to politics, he was overseeing DHL Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Mr. Teo was recognised as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum for his contribution to the business and community services sectors. He also received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and subsequently received the outstanding alumni award from his alma mater, NTU for continuing to make a difference in public service. While in the private sector, he has also received accolades as a global outstanding manager in business and operational excellence.

He was instrumental in leading Singapore’s successful bid for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that was held in 2010. He was also the Advisor to the Singapore 2010 YOG Organising Committee and the Mayor for the Youth Olympic Village.

He is an avid sportsman and competes in endurance races. He is married with 2 children.

Independent Non-Executive Director <br>Chairman of Risk Management and Sustainability Committee <br>Member of Audit Committee <br>Member of Remuneration Committee -

Date When First Appointed: April 29, 2021
Date of Last Re-election: Not applicable
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: None

Mr. Chua Taik Him (65) is currently Chairman of Risa Partners Asia, a Singapore-based investment management company with focus on private equity, real estate and venture capital.

Mr. Chua Taik Him was Senior Advisor of Enterprise Singapore between April 2018 and March 2019. He was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Singapore from 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2018. He has vast experiences in assisting companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.

Mr. Chua was also previously Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He held senior appointments in several areas, including the Industry Development, International Business Development, and Enterprise Development. He was Economic Counsellor at the Singapore Embassy in Japan from 1984 to 1992.

Since 1996, Mr. Chua has served on the boards of several enterprises involving multinational companies and local enterprises. These includes chairmanship of Seeds Capital Pte Ltd, board member of the Intellectual Property Academy, Chevron Phillips Singapore Chemicals (Pte) Ltd, Hitachi Semiconductor (Suzhou) Co Ltd and CrimsonLogic. He was also the Co-Chairman of the Asia Infrastructure Centre of Excellence of the Asian Development Bank. He is now also director of Ascent Solution.

Mr. Chua obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from the University of Tokyo in 1977 under the PSC scholarship. He subsequently obtained MBA from the University of Toronto under the university fellowship. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.

Mr. Chua has contributed significantly to the internationalisation and the development of enterprises ecosystem in Singapore. He was awarded Public Administration (Silver) in 1993 and Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2007.

Independent Non-Executive Director <br>Chairman of Nominating Committee <br>Member of Audit Committee <br>Member of Remuneration Committee -

Date When First Appointed: April 29, 2021
Date of Last Re-election: Not applicable
Country of Principal Residence: Singapore
Relationship: None

Mr. Tan Chin Siong (62) began his career at the People’s Association in 1983 and undertook various leadership positions. In 1992, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Chinese Development Assistance Council and became its Executive Director in 1997. He also concurrently served as Chief Executive Officer of Business China from 2007 to 2009. He received the Public Service Medal in 2002. He relinquished both portfolios in 2009 when he was appointed to the political office.

In 2006, Mr. Tan was elected Member of Parliament and subsequently appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry, and Information, Communications and the Arts in July 2009. In November 2010 he was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary for both portfolios. He served as Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (2011-2012), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2014), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (2012-2014). He served as Mayor of Central Singapore District from 2012 to 2014.

In May 2014, Mr. Tan was appointed as Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (2014-2018), Culture, Community and Youth (2014-2015) and Ministry of Manpower (2015-2018). Mr. Tan was appointed as Minister of State for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He also served as Chairman of Government Feedback Unit REACH from 2015 to 2020. Mr. Tan retired from politics in July 2020.

Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 1983.

Mr. Zhang Hao Ning has been our Executive Vice-President since May 2012 and is responsible for project development. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of our Nanjing operations since 2005 and was responsible for the overall management of our business in Nanjing. He was our Assistant General Manager of our Nanjing operations between 2000 and 2005, and the Manager of our Nanjing operations department from1994 to 2000. Prior to joining us, he worked as a Cost Engineer in the Architecture Design Institute, Nanjing and Hong Kong Changjiang Pte. Ltd., Nanjing between 1990and 1994, and was responsible for the management of their engineering budgets and was also involved in the design work of the Architecture Design Institute. Mr. Zhang obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Nanjing University in the PRC in 1995. He is also a registered Cost Engineer with the Jiangsu Department of Personnel since 1998.

Mr. Chen Ping has been our Executive Vice-President since January 2013 and is responsible for the Group’s property management business. Prior to this, Mr. Chen was the General Manager of Shanghai Yanlord Property Management Co., Ltd. between 2004 and January2013. Between 1994 and 2004, Mr. Chen was a SalesManager of Shanghai Yanlord Property Co., Ltd.. Before joining the Group, Mr. Chen was an Engineer of ShanghaiXin Hu Steel Factory. Mr. Chen graduated from Tongji University, Shanghai, majoring in Civil and Industrial Engineering.

Mr. Jim Chan Chi Wai has been our Group Financial Controller since 2003. He is responsible for our day-to-day finance and accounting functions and is also involved in the supervision of our finance staff. He has more than10 years of experience as an auditor and accountant. Prior to joining Yanlord, he was the Financial Controller of Komark Hong Kong Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Komark Corp Berhad, a multinational company listed in Malaysia, for approximately two years. He was also a Senior Accountant at Cathay International Limited, a multinational company with investments in the United Kingdom and the PRC from 1997 to 2001 and Senior Audit Accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy with Second Class Honours, Upper Division, from the City University of Hong Kong in 1993. He is a Certified Public Accountant registered with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong

Mr. Zhou Yiqun was appointed the General Manager of our Shanghai operations in December 2015 and I sresponsible for the overall management of our business in Shanghai. Mr. Zhou has more than 10 years of operation experience in real estate development. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Zhou served as our Group’s Investment and Operation Director and the Executive Director of our Shanghai subsidiary. Before joining Yanlord, Mr. Zhou served in various managerial positions of Hong Kong based RK Properties. Mr. Zhou was the General Manager of RK Group’s Shanghai subsidiary from 2009 to 2014.He was the Executive Deputy General Manager of its Jinan subsidiary from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Zhou was with Sunco Group from 2005 to 2007, working as the Assistant to General Manager at its Wuxi subsidiary and Senior Manager of the Sunco’s Strategic Development Center. Mr. Zhou graduated from Suzhou University with a Master’s degree in Management. He also completed his EMBA program (2014 – 2015) at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Lam Ching Fung has been the General Manager of our operations in Zhuhai since 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of our business in Zhuhai. He was previously a Director of the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone Longshi Bottle Capping Factory and was also responsible for the overall management of the business. Mr. Lam has completed an executive course in Advanced Business Management conducted by Qinghua University, Zhuhai.

Mr. Zhou Cheng is the General Manager of our Suzhou operations and is responsible for the overall management of our business in Suzhou. Mr. Zhou joined Yanlord in April 2000 as a Project Manager in the Group’s Nanjing subsidiary and has assumed numerous roles including the Manager of the Engineering Department at our Nanjing subsidiary before assuming the role as the Vice General Manager of our Suzhou subsidiary in 2005.Between 1999 and April 2000, Mr. Zhou was the Project Manager and Civil & HVAC Engineer at Pepsi Cola Nanjing. Between 1989 and 1999, Mr. Zhou was Project Manager at Nanjing Steel Group. Mr. Zhou graduated from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in 1989 with a Degree in Industrial and Civil Engineering.

Mr. Huang Zhong Xin has been the General Manager of our Chengdu operations since 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of our operations in Chengdu. Since 2002, he served as the Assistant General Manager and later the General Manager of Yanlord Land (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.. He was involved in day to day operations of the company. Mr. Huang has been with Yanlord since 1989. He was first involved in the international trading business of Yanlord Holdings until 1993. Subsequently, he was the Assistant General Manager of Yanlord Industrial (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. And was responsible for setting up of industrial centres for two years. From 1994 to 2002, he was the Assistant General Manager at Yanlord Investment (Nanjing) Co.,Ltd. and Acting General Manager of Yanlord Property Management Co., Ltd. and was involved in the marketing, project planning and property management functions of these companies.

Mr. Gao Yongjun was appointed General Manager of our Nanjing operations in May 2012 and has been the General Manager of our Sanya operations since March2010. He is responsible for the overall management of our businesses in Nanjing and Sanya. Mr. Gao joined Yanlord in March 1998 and worked as Project Manager, Director of Engineering Department and Assistant General Manager of our Nanjing subsidiary over the years, taking charge of project development and landscaping. Between December 2006 and March 2010, Mr. Gao was the Vice General Manager of our Nanjing subsidiary. Mr.Gao graduated from Yangzhou University in 1993 and majored in Industrial and Civil Engineering.

Mr. Lin Jun Teng was appointed General Manager of our Tianjin and Tangshan operations in March 2017, also appointed General Manager of our Jinan operations in 2017 later and had served as the Assistant General Manager of operations in Tianjin from June 2004 to June 2014. He is responsible for the overall planning and management of our business in Tianjin. Prior to joining Yanlord, he served as Director and General Manager of Hong Kong Art and Decoration Co. Ltd. between 2001and 2003. Before that, Mr. Lin worked as Director and General Manager at a catering management company in Canada. Mr. Lin graduated in LaSalle College of Montreal Canada in 1993 and majored in hotel management.

Mr. Ruan Xin Kun was appointed the General Manager of our Haimen operations in April 2014 and is responsible for the overall management of our business in Haimen. Mr. Ruan was the Assistant General Manager of our Suzhou operations from 2003 to 2014 and was responsible for cost management, finance, sales and business development. Prior to joining Yanlord, Mr. Ruan served as a Department Manager of Chuxiong Renheng Fertilizer Co., Ltd. and Executive Director of Suzhou Renheng QingLing Motor Trading Co., Ltd..

Mr. Liu Jichao was appointed the General Manager of our Wuhan operations in March 2017 and is responsible for the overall management of our business in Wuhan. Mr. Liu joined Yanlord in March 2002 as a Project Manager in the Group’s Nanjing subsidiary and has assumed numerous roles including the Manager of the Engineering Department in 2008 and Assistant to General Manager in 2010 before assuming the role as the Deputy General Manager of our Nanjing subsidiary in 2012,responsible for project development, cost management and business operations. Between 1995 and 2002, Mr. Liu served in various managerial positions of civil engineering projects at Nanjing Dadi Construction Group and Nanjing Overseas Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.. Mr. Liu graduated from China University of Mining and Technology, majoring in Civil Engineering in 1995.

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