Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Yanlord Land Group Limited. He 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 China, Singapore and Hong Kong. He started our property development business in the early 1990s through the setting up of our offices in Shanghai and Nanjing, which are now part of the SGX Mainboard listed Yanlord Land Group Limited.
Due to his investments in and contribution to various parts of China, Mr. Zhong has been awarded Honorary Citizenships in Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shanwei and Suzhou in the PRC. In 2005, he was also awarded the White Magnolia Award in Shanghai for his contributions to the Municipal City of Shanghai.
Mr. Zhong is a member of several Singapore-China investment and trade committees, including Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee, Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council and Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council. He is also a member of the Tianjin People¡¯s Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee, Honorary President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Director of Business China, Vice-President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Director of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chinese Development Assistance Council and Vice Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
In 2010, Mr. Zhong was named and awarded the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2009. In August 2015, Mr. Zhong also received the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat), a Singapore National Day Award, by the Singapore Government.
Mr. Zhong Siliang is our executive director and was appointed as our director on May 11, 2006. Mr. Zhong Siliang assists in the evaluation of new business developments and conducts feasibility studies on potential property transactions for investments. Mr. Zhong Siliang is responsible for establishing relations with architectural firms, real estate consultants and the district and national government officials, for the execution of our investments in the PRC. He also works closely with our CEO and Chairman, Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, and assists in other group decisions. In addition, Mr Zhong Siliang oversees the operations of Yanlord Land (Shenzhen) Co., ltd. Mr. Zhong Siliang holds a Masters Degree from the Washington University-Fudan University EMBA programme and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth, England.
Ms. Chan Yiu Ling was appointed as our director on May 11, 2006. Since 1999, she has been assisting our Chairman and CEO, Mr. Zhong Sheng Jian, and is responsible for various administrative functions of our group. Prior to that, she was the sales manager of Yanlord Industrial Ltd., where she managed its sales and marketing department for close to 10 years. Ms. Chan has approximately eight years of administration experience working as an administration executive of various companies, before joining us.
Mr. Zhong Ming is our Executive Director and was first appointed on 1 October 2016. Since 2013, Mr. Zhong Ming has been holding various positions from property management to property development in various subsidiaries of Yanlord Land Group Limited (¡°Company¡± and together with its subsidiaries, ¡°Group¡±).
Mr. Zhong Ming is currently holding positions as director of few subsidiaries of the Group in Shanghai and Tianjin. In this capacity, he oversees the execution of the Group¡¯s strategies at the city level, helping to obtain prime sites in Shanghai and Tianjin, driving forward the Group¡¯s development and expansion strategies in China.
Mr. Zhong Ming graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor¡¯s Degree in Accounting and Finance.
Mr. Ronald Seah Lim Siang was appointed as our director on May 11, 2006. Over a 25-year period between 1980 and 2005, he held various senior positions within the AIG Group in Singapore, initially as AIA Singapore¡¯s Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer managing the investment portfolio of AIA Singapore and later as AIG Global Investment Corporation (Singapore) Ltd¡¯s Vice President of Direct Investments. Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Seah was also the Chairman of the Board of AIG Global Investment Corporation (Singapore) Ltd.
From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Seah managed the investment portfolio of Post Office Savings Bank as Deputy Head of the Investment and Credit Department. Prior to that, he worked at Singapore Nomura Merchant Bank as an Assistant Manager with responsibilities covering the sale of bonds and securities and offshore (ACU) loan administration for the bank. Between 2002 and 2003, Mr. Seah served on the panel of experts of the Commercial Affairs Department of Singapore.
Mr. Seah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (second upper honors) from the then University of Singapore in 1975.
Ms. Ng Shin Ein was appointed as director on May 11, 2006. She is the Regional Managing Director for Asia of Blue Ocean Associates Pte Ltd, a pan Asian firm focused on investing in and providing financing solutions to businesses. She is also in charge of the firm¡¯s portfolio of European and U.S . Partners co-investing in Asia.
Prior to this, Ms Ng was with the Singapore Exchange, where she was responsible for developing Singapore¡¯s capital market by bringing foreign companies to list in Singapore. Additionally, she was part of the Singapore Exchange¡¯s IPO Approval Committee, where she contributed industry perspectives to the committee, and also acted as a conduit between the marketplace and regulators.
Ms Ng started her career as a corporate lawyer in Messrs Lee & Lee, pursuant to her admission as an advocate and solicitor. Whilst in legal practice, she advised on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and fund raising exercises.
Ms.Ng also sits on the board of First Resources Limited, a listed palm oil company.
Lieutenant-General Ng Jui Ping (Retired)
was appointed as our director on September 20, 2006. He leads his own consulting business and learning institute, August Asia Consulting Pte Ltd and Nanyang Institute of Management, respectively. He holds selective non-executive Board positions including that of Director of the Port of Singapore Authority International (PSAI), the second-largest Port Company in the World, and is Chairman of its China and North East Asia region. He also sits as an independent Director on the Boards of SGX Mainboard-listed Unisteel Technology Limited, Pacific-Andes (Holdings) Limited and is Chairman of Global Voice Group Limited, SGX Catalist-listed. He is Advisor to Aldar, the largest Abu Dhabi property developer (Dubai Stock Exchange Mainboard-listed) and also Advisor to Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd.
General Ng has a distinguished 30-year military career that culminated with his appointment as the Chief of Defence Force, Singapore, from 1992 to 1995 and before that as the Chief of Army, Singapore, from 1990 to 1992. He was conferred a number of awards for distinguished service to Singapore, including the Meritorious Service Medal (Military) in 1995 and has been conferred prestigious awards by regional countries.
Upon retiring from his military career, General Ng chose to enter the private sector. The IT/Internet company he co-founded was listed on SGX Mainboard in Jan 2000 and he cashed-out in late 2004, relinquishing control to a pan-European group which now runs it as Global Voice Limited, delivering IT services pan-Europe through EU Networks. Between 1995 and 2003, he held various positions including Deputy Chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board, Singapore; Chairman of Chartered Industries of Singapore Pte Ltd; Corporate Advisor, Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd; Corporate Advisor, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd; Chairman, Singapore Technologies Automotive Ltd and Chairman, Ordnance Development & Engineering of Singapore (1996) Pte Ltd.
General Ng holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Duke University, USA and completed the Advanced Management Programme in Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA. He is Vice-President of the Football Association of Singapore.