City Developments Limited


Chief Executive Officer

Mr Grant L. Kelley was appointed as CDL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 17 February 2014. He has 25 years of global experience in corporate strategy, private equity and real estate investment.

Mr Kelley commenced his career in 1989 at Booz Allen & Hamilton, advising CEOs of major listed companies in the financial services, natural resources and healthcare industries. Before his CDL appointment, Mr Kelley was the Co-head of Asia Pacific for Apollo Global Management, and also led their real estate investment activities in the region.

In 2008, Mr Kelley founded Holdfast Capital Limited, an Asian-based real estate investment firm, which was acquired by
Apollo in 2010. From 2004 to 2008, he was the CEO of Colony Capital Asia where he guided the strategic planning, acquisition and asset management activities of Colony in Asia.

From 2002 to 2004, he was based in New York, where he was a Principal at Colony with responsibility for the identification of US investment opportunities.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.


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. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours) from the University of Singapore and a Masters in Business Administration with distinction from University of Hull, UK. Mr Chia is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers (SISV) and the current First Vice President of Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS).

A much-respected contributor to the real estate industry of Singapore, Mr Chia is currently the First Vice President of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and also sits on the Advisory Panel in the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy. He chairs the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate at National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Board Member of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, NUS and serves as a member of the NUS SDE School Advisory Committee. He is a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management (USA).


Chief Financial Officer

Ms Goh Ann Nee was appointed as CDL’s Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Prior to that, she was Vice President (Finance) at Millennium & Copthorne International Limited. A Chartered Accountant, Ms Goh graduated from the University of Glasgow and started her career with Coopers& Lybrand (now known as Pricewaterhouse Coopers) based in London.

She has worked in several multinational companies over the course of an illustrious career in international financial management. Ms Goh is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Fellow Member of CPA Australia. She has also been appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Board Member of the Singapore National Library Board.


Chief Investment Officer

Mr Sherman Kwek was appointed as CDL’s Chief Investment Officer on 14 April 2014 to focus on growing the Group’s overseas investment portfolio. He is also concurrently the CEO of CDL China Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDL, where he has been spearheading the expansion since August 2010, and has helped the Group to obtain prime sites in Shanghai, Suzhou and Chongqing.

Prior to this, Mr Kwek has taken on various executive management roles in companies both within the Hong Leong Group and in multinational corporations. He has over 15 years of international experience in the areas of investments, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and hospitality, and has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Psychology. He has been serving as a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) since March 2013.


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 current role as Chief Strategy Officer on 14 April 2014. Prior to that, 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.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and a MPhil in Finance from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.


Chief Technology Officer

Mr Tan Seng Chee was appointed as CDL’s Chief Information Officer in 2000 and re-designated as Chief Technology Officer in 2014. Trained as an engineer, he has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, working with many diverse applications and systems in both in-house IT departments and IT vendor environment. He graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering), and has a post graduate diploma in Computer Science from the British Computer Society. He has also served on the editorial advisory board of the MIS Asia magazine and the Raffles Institution IT advisory committee.


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 Singapore Compact for CSR since 2005, Ms An was listed as one of the Global Sustain Ability 100 leaders since 2011, an international listing of noteworthy achievers who are making an impact in sustainability on behalf of their organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong and has over 20 years of experience in corporate and community communications, advertising as well as media and investor relations, in both the public and private sectors.


Chief Marketing Officer

Mr Mark Yip was appointed as CDL's Chief Marketing Officer on 9 June 2014. He has a wealth of experience in management, sales, marketing and operations from a diverse range of industries including property, retail sports and fashion, transport, and supply chain and logistics. Before joining CDL, he was with Far East Organization as Deputy Director, focusing on planning and operations. Other senior management positions he has held include CEO of Royal Sporting House, Malaysia and Director of PUMA, Executive Director of CircleFreight, Brunei/ Eagle Global Logistics Corporation and General Manager of ComfortDelGro Bus. Mr Yip holds a Bachelor and Master’s of Business and was recipient of the Logistics Management Group Prize from RMIT in Melbourne. He has also completed the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School.


Executive Vice President (Projects)

Mr Anthony Chia has been directing the Department on all projects and was instrumental in key developments such as South Beach, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle and the Pasir Ris masterplan. Graduating from Harvard, he has extensive experience in planning, architecture and construction, in both the public and private sectors, having previously headed departments in the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing and Development Board. He is active in various URA and BCA panels and is a former member of the Board of Architects Singapore. He has been awarded the Public Service Administration medal and the Ministry of National Development Medallion for his contributions. Following his service with the Singapore government, he relocated to Hong Kong, completing several large commercial and residential projects before returning home.


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 the other 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.


Executive Vice President,
Hotel Assets Management

Mr Ananda Arawwawela has a wealth of experience in hotel management spanning over 36 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.

Cindy Tan

Branding & Strategic Marketing
Mark Fong

Business Development & Investment
Sim Boon Hwee

Corporate Communications
Belinda Lee

Corporate Secretarial Services
Catherine Loh

Customer Service
Foo Chui Mui

Group Accounts
(Group Reporting & Consolidation)
Ong Siew Toh

Group Accounts
(Subsidiaries & Joint Ventures)
Yiong Yim Ming

Human Resource
Tan Ying

Internal Audit
Jennifer Vayding

Corinne Yap

Sharifah Shakila Shah

Marketing & Sales
Lee Mei Ling

PFM (Development Property)
Tay Cheow Chuan

PFM (Investment Property)
Anthony Goh
Ginna Lee

Projects (Operations)
Kelly Tan

Innovation & Green Building, Projects
Allen Ang

Lim Whee Kong