Ji Zenghe

Executive Chairman

Mr Ji was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board on 12 October 2016. Mr Ji was last re-elected as Director on 24 April 2019. Mr Ji is responsible for setting strategic directions, formulating corporate strategies and overall management of the Group’s media businesses. Mr Ji has more than 20 years’ experience in property and media industry.

Mr Ji’s other current appointments include:

  • Chairman, The Place Investment Group Co., Ltd
  • Chairman, Beijng Aozhong Xingye Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
  • Director, The Place Chuangshi (Beijing) Trading Co., Ltd

Mr Ji holds a Bachelor of Political Economics from Capital Normal School and an EMBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Fan Xianyong

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Fan was appointed as Executive Director of the Group on 12 October 2016 and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 25 April 2018. Mr Fan was last reelected as Director on 24 April 2019. Mr Fan is responsible for the overall management of the operations of the Group’s companies. Mr Fan has more than 20 years’ experience in property and media industry.

Mr Fan’s other current appointments include:

  • Director, The Place Investment Group Co., Ltd
  • Director, Beijng Aozhong Xingye Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
  • Director, The Place Chuangshi (Beijing) Trading Co., Ltd

Mr Fan holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from Zhengzhou University and an EMBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Sun Quan

Non-Executive Director

Mr Sun was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Group on 12 October 2016 and was last re-elected as Director on 20 April 2017. Mr Sun has more than 20 years of investment and management experience in the Greater China region, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, covering a variety of business areas including high technology, pharmaceuticals, electronics, real estate, natural resources and chemical industry.

Mr Sun’s other current appointments include:

  • Executive Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, AEI Corporation Ltd.
  • Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, China Capital Impetus Asset Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Executive Director, Capital Impetus Group Limited
  • Executive Director, China Capital Impetus Investment Limited
  • Director, MTBL Global Fund (f.k.a. New Impetus Strategy Fund)
  • Director, RHB GC-Millennium Capital Pte. Ltd.

Mr Sun is the Deputy Secretary-General of Beijing Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Sun graduated from Beijing University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree, and first batch EMBA from Tsinghua University.

Er Kwong Wah

Lead Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Er was appointed as Independent Director of the Group on 8 September 2006. He was last re-elected as Director on 20 April 2017. Mr Er spent 27 years in the service of the Singapore Government. Whilst in the civil service, he served in various ministries such as the Ministry of Defense, the Public Service Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Community Development. He held Permanent Secretary Position first with the Ministry of Education from 1987-1994 and then with the Ministry of Community Development until his retirement in 1998.

Mr Er’s other current appointments include:

  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, Chaswood Resources Holding Ltd.
  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, CFM Holdings Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd.
  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, ecoWise Holdings Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Luxking Group Holdings Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Full Apex (Holdings) Limited

Mr Er’s past appointments include:

  • Independent Director, HKEX Listed, Success Dragon International Holdings Ltd
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, China Environment Ltd.
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, China Essence Group Ltd.
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, China Sky Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, GKE Corporation Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, USP Group Limited

A Colombo Plan and Bank of Tokyo Scholar, he obtained a First-Class Honours in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1970 and an MBA from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in 1978.

For his outstanding service in the Government and in the community, Mr Er was awarded the PPA (E) or Public Administration Medal (Gold), the BBM (Public Service Star) and the PBM (Public Service Medal). In 1991, the Government of France conferred him a National Honour with the award of Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

Chng Hee Kok

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Chng was appointed as Independent Director of the Group on 1 February 2019. He was last re-elected as Director on 24 April 2019. His business experience and leadership positions spanned across Manufacturing, Property Development, Hotel Management, Trading, Entertainment and Food & Beverage Industries. He was a Member of Parliament Singapore from 1984 to 2001.

Mr Chng’s other current appointments include:

  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, Metech International Ltd
  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, Blackgold Natural Resources Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Ellipsiz Ltd
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Luxking
  • Group Holdings Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, United Food Holdings Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, KTL Global Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Full Apex (Holdings) Limited

Mr Chng’s past appointments include:

  • Independent Director, SGX-Catalist Listed, Chaswood Resources Holdings Ltd
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Samudera Shipping Line Ltd
  • Chief Executive Officer, SGX Listed, Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd
  • Chief Executive Officer, SGX Listed, HG Metals Manufacturing Limited
  • Executive Director and Managing Director, SGX Listed, LH Group Limited
  • Chief Executive Officer, SGX Listed, Scotts Holdings Limited
  • Chief Executive Officer, SGX Listed, Hartawan Holdings Limited
  • Director, Public Utilities Board
  • Director, Sentosa Development Corporation
  • Director, Singapore Institute of Directors

Mr Chng graduated from the University of Singapore with a First-Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and was awarded Institute of Engineers Singapore Gold Medal and Mobil Silver Medal. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore, and completed the Program for Executive Development at IMD Lausanne Switzerland.

Ng Fook Ai Victor

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Ng was appointed as Independent Director of the Group on 31 January 2018, and was last re-elected on 25 April 2018. Victor has over 36 years of senior investment management experience including private equity fund management. He has also seed funded and established several ventures and startups with exits including initial public offerings (IPO), trade sales, and merger and acquisition (M&A).

Mr Ng’s other current appointments include:

  • Chairman, SGX-Catalist Listed, Healthbank Holdings Ltd
  • Independent Director, HKEX Mainboard Listed, Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd
  • Independent Director, SGX Mainboard Listed, Soilbuild Business Space REIT
  • Non-Executive Chairman, 1Rockstead GIP Fund Ltd, Singapore

Mr Ng’s past appointments include:

  • Independent Director, MYX Listed, My E.G. Services Berhad
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, SHC Capital Asia Limited
  • Independent Director, SGX Listed, Cityneon Holdings Limited

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Master of Science in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He was awarded the University of London Convocation Book Prize (First) and the Lord Hailsham Scholarship in 1974. Mr Ng was awarded PBM (Community Services) by the President, Republic of Singapore in 1992.

Foo Chiah-Shiung

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Foo was appointed as Independent Director of the Group on 1 August 2018. He was last re-elected as Director on 24 April 2019. Mr Foo had previously served as Head of Investment and Operational Risks at a Singapore based fund management company, and Head Analysis & Due Diligence (Alternative Investments) at Standard Chartered Bank. Mr Foo has more than a decade of experience in investment and risk management.

Mr Foo holds a PhD in Finance and a Master of Science in Asset and Risk Management from Edhec, and an MBA in International Business and Finance from Imperial College. He was awarded Monetary Authority of Singapore Doctorate Scholarship and Edhec Scholarship.