|Mr. Sanjeev Dasgupta||Mr. Tan Choon Siang||Mr. Ram Soundararajan|
|Executive Director & CEO||Chief Financial Officer||Head, Investment Management|
|Mr. James Goh Chat Shen||Ms. Mary Judith De Souza||Mr. Hon Wei Seng|
|Head, Investor Relations & Asset Management||Joint Company Secretary||Joint Company Secretary|
Executive Director & CEO
Sanjeev has around 22 years of experience in the areas of real estate fund management, corporate finance, strategy and financial control. Immediately prior to joining Ascendas, he was working as President of Real Estate at ICICI Venture Funds Mgmt. Co. Ltd., a leading private equity fund manager in India. In that role, Sanjeev was responsible for investments and portfolio management of the Real Estate funds of around USD 600 million. His key achievements included creation of a real estate structured investment product and a managed account platform through which he led investments in Mumbai, NCR and Bangalore. He also played a key role in significant performance improvements of certain assets through changes in the development mix, cost reduction, refinancing and other initiatives. Prior to joining ICICI Venture, Sanjeev managed real estate investments of around USD 430 million as Managing Director at Future Capital Real Estate, a leading real estate development oriented fund manager. He led several landmark investments in metros such as Mumbai and Bangalore and in high growth tier 2 cities.
Sanjeev's prior work experience included stints with organisations such as Tata Group and Merrill Lynch across India, Hong Kong and London. Sanjeev is a qualified chartered accountant, graduate company secretary and holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.
Mr. Tan Choon Siang
Chief Financial Officer
Choon Siang has more than 16 years of experience in financial management, investments, corporate finance, treasury and investment banking. Immediately prior to joining the Trustee-Manager, he was the Head of Corporate Finance & Treasury at Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd., where he oversaw Ascendas-Singbridge Group’s corporate finance and treasury activities across the region. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Genting Singapore Plc, a company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. At Genting Singapore, he was responsible for the company’s investments, financing and treasury functions. Choon Siang joined Genting Singapore in 2011 and held various positions within the company, including Vice President of Investments and Director of Corporate Planning. Between 2006 and 2011, Choon Siang was at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and Singapore where he was an Executive Director in the Securities Division. Before Goldman Sachs, Choon Siang’s experience also included stints in the Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank and the Ministry of Finance, Singapore.
Choon Siang holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Ram Soundararajan
Head, Investment Management
Ram rejoined Ascendas in August 2012 and has more than 12 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management, fund management and real estate investment banking in India and South East Asia. His last position was with Ernst & Young where he was Associate Director, Real Estate working on transactions in Singapore and South East Asia. Before that, Ram was with GIC Real Estate in Singapore responsible for investments and asset management of GIC's portfolio of direct and indirect assets in India and global real estate funds. Ram was with Ascendas from late 2005 to 2008 also as Investment Manager for a-iTrust. Ram holds a Masters in Business Administration Degree (Specialization in Finance) from the Bharatidasan Institute of Management in India.
Mr. James Goh Chat Shen
Head, Investor Relations & Asset Management
James oversees the investor relations and asset management functions for the Trust. He has over 14 years of experience in the fields of investor relations, analytical research, and strategic planning. He has extensive experience in the real estate industry, having worked in several leading property companies. Prior to joining the Ascendas Group in 2011, he was a key member of the investor relations team at Global Logistic Properties, and the Head of Investor Relations and Research at Frasers Centrepoint Trust. James is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree.
Ms. Mary Judith De Souza
Joint Company Secretary
Mary joined Ascendas in 2005 and has more than 18 years of practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer. Her experience was acquired during her appointment as legal counsel with a government-linked technology group and thereafter, while in practice in a local law firm based in Singapore with several branches in the region. She has worked with both local and foreign companies and has acquired a broad-based understanding of the concerns and needs of investors in Southeast Asia. As a result of her regional exposure while in legal practice, she has been able to acquire first hand knowledge of the commercial, business, cultural and operational issues encountered in doing business outside Singapore. Mary currently heads Ascendas Group's Legal team. She holds an LL.B. (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Mr. Hon Wei Seng
Joint Company Secretary
Prior to his appointment with Ascendas-Singbridge in 2015, Wei Seng served as corporate counsel with Genting Singapore PLC, Stamford Land Corporation Ltd, Singapore Power, ST Telemedia and Frontline Technologies (since merged with BT Group).
Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Wei Seng holds LLB (Hons) and LL.M degrees from the National University of Singapore, and a MTM degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.