Management Team


Key Management Personnel

Sherman Kwek
Sherman Kwek Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sherman Kwek assumed his current role as CDL’s Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) in January 2018, following his appointment as CEO-Designate on 11 August 2017. Since April 2016, he has also held the position of Executive Chairman of CDL China Limited.

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Chia Ngiang Hong
Chia Ngiang Hong Group General Manager

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong joined CDL in 1981 and has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry in Singapore and the region. A much-respected industry veteran, Mr Chia is a member of the Advisory Panel in the Building and Construction Authority Academy and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers. He is also Second Vice President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS), Board Member of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, and Immediate Past President of the Singapore Green Building Council. He presently chairs the Advisory Committee to the National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment and is a member of the Department Consultative Committee.

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Kwek Eik Sheng
Kwek Eik Sheng Group Chief Strategy Officer

Mr Kwek Eik Sheng joined CDL in 2009, covering Business Development for overseas projects before being appointed as Head of Corporate Development. He assumed his role as Chief Strategy Officer in 2014 and was additionally appointed Head, Asset Management in April 2016. He was re-designated to Group Chief Strategy Officer on 1 February 2018. Prior to joining CDL, he was with the Hong Leong Group of companies in Singapore specialising in corporate finance roles since 2006. He was appointed to the Board of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc in 2011 and holds the position of Non-Executive Director.

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Frank Khoo
Frank Khoo Group Chief Investment Officer

Mr Frank Khoo joined CDL as Group Chief Investment Officer in February 2018. He will assist the Group CEO in the sourcing and execution of new investment opportunities, and also establish a dedicated fund management platform.

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Yiong Yim Ming
Yiong Yim Ming Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms Yiong Yim Ming was appointed CDL’s Chief Financial Officer in April 2016 and was re-designated to Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2018. An executive of the Company since 2007, she has extensive knowledge on CDL Group’s financial and operation matters, both domestically and overseas, covering the Group’s operations in property development, investment properties and hotels.

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Senior Management

Mark Yip
Mark Yip Chief Revenue Officer

Mr Mark Yip was appointed as CDL’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2014, heading the Marketing & Sales, and Leasing operations of residential, retail and commercial spaces. On 1 February 2018, Mr Yip was re-designated Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for developing pricing strategies for CDL’s revenue-generation activities to maximise the Group’s income streams. He will also focus on driving integration and alignment across all divisions to ensure the effectiveness of the sales and leasing process and overall customer experience. In addition, Mr Yip is also CEO of CDL China Limited, an appointment held since April 2016. He oversees the management of the Group’s investments and development projects in China, as well as develop and implement the Group’s real estate investment and business strategies for China.

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Esther An
Esther An Chief Sustainability Officer

Ms Esther An joined CDL in 1995 to establish the Company’s Corporate Communications department and subsequently CDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolio. She has been instrumental in building up CDL’s leadership in sustainability. A forerunner in CSR and a member of the management committee of Global Compact Network Singapore since 2005, she also sits on board the Corporate Advisory Board of World Green Building Council. A founding member of the Singapore Business Council for Sustainable Development, she is a signatory of the UN Caring for Climate initiative and a member of the Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Singapore Steering Committee. Her latest appointment includes the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative Investor Work Group.

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Ivan Ng
Ivan Ng Chief Technology Officer

Mr Ivan Ng joined CDL as Chief Technology Officer in 2016, with responsibility for the CDL Group’s Technology Strategy and Operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with a track record in both business and IT management.

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Steven Tan
Steven Tan Chief Human Resource Officer

Mr Steven Tan joined CDL as Chief Human Resource Officer in July 2016. He has more than 20 years of human resource experience across the real estate, financial services, energy and semi-conductor industries.

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Daniel T ng
Daniel T’ng Executive Vice President, Property & Facilities Management (PFM)

Mr Daniel T’ng joined CDL in 2012 to head the PFM Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Estate Management (Honours) from Heriot-Watt University and two Master’s Degrees, one in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide (Australia) and another in Project Management from the National University of Singapore. He has over 30 years of experience in the property and facilities management industry in Singapore and the region. He also has extensive experience in managing strata-titled developments, lease management, project consultancy and general management, as well as business development. He is currently the Chairman of the Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Facilities Management Workgroup, and a member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council (Construction and Landscape) Committee.

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Ananda Arawwawela
Ananda Arawwawela Executive Vice President, Hotel Assets Management

Mr Ananda Arawwawela has a wealth of experience in hotel management spanning over 37 years in Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, China and the Middle East. Prior to joining CDL in 2013, he was the Managing Director of The St. Regis Singapore and Area Managing Director for Singapore, responsible for Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ operations in Singapore. Other senior regional positions in the hospitality industry he has held include Managing Director of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers and Area Managing Director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hong Kong and Macau. Mr Arawwawela has also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Hotels Association and Board Member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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As of 28 February 2018