About The Managers

FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte Ltd and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd are the managers of
Far East H-REIT and Far East H-BT respectively. Both are 67.0% owned by FEO Asset Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Far East Organization Centre Pte Ltd and 33.0% owned by Far East Orchard Limited, which is majority-owned by Far East Organization Pte Ltd.

Mr Wee Kheng Jin

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

REIT Manager Board

Trustee-Manager Board


Member of the Nominating Committee of the REIT Manager

Mr Wee has extensive finance experience in a variety of industries including banking, construction, hospitality services and real estate development.

Mr Wee held various positions at Far East Organization from February 2000 to December 2018. He served as a board member of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited from April 2010 to April 2017 and of Parkson Retail Asia Limited from September 2011 to October 2017.

Since his retirement as an Executive Director in Far East Organization in 2018, he continues his association with the Group as a Senior Advisor.

Prior to joining Far East Organization, he was the Citibank Country Controller for several years and a board member of Citicorp Investment Bank Singapore Limited. Mr Wee also worked for United Engineers Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly known as PriceWaterhouse & Co).

Date of first appointment as a Director
28 January 2011 - REIT Manager Board
24 July 2012 - Trustee-Manager Board

Date of appointment as Chairman
1 July 2018 - REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length of service as a Director (As at 31 December 2021)
10 years 11 months - REIT Manager Board
9 years 5 months - Trustee-Manager Board

Board committee(s) served on
- Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Singapore

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Nil

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Ms Vivienne Lim Hui Bian

Independent Director

REIT Manager Board

Trustee-Manager Board


Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the REIT Manager


Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager


Member of the Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager


Ms Lim is a lawyer in private practice. She has over 25 years of experience handling a wide variety of contentious as well as transactional corporate, commercial and real estate matters. She advises regularly on corporate and charity governance, and on private client and wealth matters. She founded Genesis Law Corporation in 2004 and has been managing it since.

Date of first appointment as a Director
1 July 2018 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Date of appointment as Lead Independent director
1 May 2021 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length of service as a Director (As at 31 December 2021)
3 years 6 months – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Board committee(s) served on
- Nominating Committee of the REIT Manager (Chairman)
- Audit, Sustainability and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)
- Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours), National University of Singapore

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Genesis Law Corporation (Founding Director)
- CHIJ Board of Management (Chairman)
- Catholic Foundation Limited (Director)
- Law Society of Singapore – Solicitors Accounts Rules Committee (Vice-Chairman)
- Football Association of Singapore – Disciplinary Committee / Women’s Committee (Member)
- NTUC First Campus Cooperative Limited (Member of the Independent Review Panel)

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Ms Catherine Lee Khia Yee

Independent Director

REIT Manager Board

Trustee-Manager Board


Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager


Member of the Nominating Committee of the REIT Manager


Ms Lee has more than 25 years of banking and finance, investment and fund management experience. In addition to her financial expertise, she has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, regional business expansion and transformation, risk management and stakeholder management in complex public private partnerships.

Ms Lee is currently the Founder and CEO of Levain Consulting Pte Ltd that provides management and business consultancy services to commercial entities. She is also on the Board of ACRA and is a member of its Public Accountants Oversight Committee.

Prior to this, Ms Lee held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Clifford Capital, a company specialising in project financing, mezzanine investing, asset securitization and management with global coverage, and had responsibilities over treasury, finance, credit decisions, strategic development and stakeholder management. Prior to joining Clifford Capital, Ms Lee was the Group CFO in SMRT Corporation and BreadTalk Group. Ms Lee also spent a total of 11 years in the banking industry where she specialised in corporate finance activities and in the private equity industry looking after a portfolio of public-listed and private companies in the US and Asia Pacific.

Date of first appointment as a Director
1 July 2019 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length of service as a Director (As at 31 December 2021)
2 years 6 months – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Board committee(s) served on
- Audit, Sustainability and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)
- Nominating Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
- Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Levain Consulting Pte Ltd (Founder and CEO)
- Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) (Director)
- Public Accountants Oversight Committee (Member)
- Singapore Institute of Directors - Finance Committee (Member)

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Ms Celestine Khoo Geok Choo

Independent Director

REIT Manager Board

Trustee-Manager Board


Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager


Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager


Ms Celestine Khoo was appointed to the REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board on 1 October 2020.

Ms Khoo leads the venture, innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at the Singapore University of Technology and Design where she collaborates with aspiring entrepreneurs, spin-offs and start-up teams as well as other players in the start-up ecosystem including government agencies, investors and venture capital firms. She has substantial experience in finance and fund management having been an investment banker at DBS and UBS and subsequently spearheading the treasury and capital market development initiatives and the external fund management program at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She later headed the Asia business and was concurrently the country head of the Singapore office of a US-based financial services group. She currently also serves on the investment committees of various non-profit organisations.

Date of first appointment as a Director
1 October 2020 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length of service as a Director (As at 31 December 2021)
2 years 6 months – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Board committee(s) served on
- Remuneration Committee of the REIT Manager (Chairman)
- Audit, Sustainability and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager (Member)

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Accountancy (1st Class Honours), National University of Singapore
- Master of Business Administration (Distinction), Cass Business School, London
- Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Singapore University of Technology & Design (Senior Director, Venture, Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
- Assisi Hospice (Member, Investment Committee and Member, Finance Committee)
- Council of World Mission (Member, Investment Committee)
- St Gabriel’s Foundation (Member, Investment Committee)

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Mr Benedict Leh Song Boon

Independent Director

REIT Manager Board

Trustee-Manager Board


Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager


Mr Leh has more than 25 years of experience in various areas including banking and finance, capital markets, wealth management, private equity, executive education as well as the non-profit sector.

From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management Institute (“WMI”) and was responsible for curriculum development, financial management, governance, strategic development and stakeholder management. He was also the Programme Director for the SMU-WMI Masters of Science in Wealth Management and played a key role of the revamp of the IBF Standards for the Singapore private banking industry in 2018.

From 2017 to 2019, he was a director for Wine Advocate Pte Ltd, a global wine rating and F&B events business. Prior to joining WMI, he spent over 13 years in the banking industry with Citigroup in Singapore and Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and has deep experience advising Singapore and international companies in the areas of debt and equity capital markets fundraising, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Date of first appointment as a Director
1 January 2021 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length of service as a Director (As at 31 December 2021)
1 year – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Board committee(s) served on
- Audit, Sustainability and Risk Committee of the REIT Manager (Chairman)

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Business Administration (1st class Honours), National University of Singapore
- Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Nil

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Mr Gerald Lee Hwee Keong

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Gerald Lee has over 30 years of tourism, hospitality and real estate experience. In 2011, Mr Lee joined Far East Organization and is currently employed by the REIT Manager as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) where he is principally responsible for the management and conduct of the business of the REIT Manager and the Trustee-Manager. On 1 July 2022, Mr Lee was appointed as an Executive Director of the REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr Lee was at CapitaLand Limited/ The Ascott Limited. His roles in Ascott included that of CEO (Europe), responsible for growing the business in that region, and Deputy CEO, responsible for overseeing operations of the group.

From 1991 to 2005, Mr Lee was at the Singapore Tourism Board where he held various roles including heading the planning division, business travel and MICE division, and two overseas offices in North America. His last held position was Assistant CEO (Leisure), in charge of all the leisure divisions.

Mr Lee was seconded to the Ministry of Trade & Industry as Deputy Director from 2000 to 2001 and was responsible for overseeing policies and industry development of the tourism and services sectors. He was concurrently seconded to Sentosa Development Corporation as Director (Strategic Development) from 2001 to 2003 and oversaw strategic projects and redevelopment initiatives.

Date of first appointment as a Director
1 July 2022 – REIT Manager Board and Trustee-Manager Board

Length Of Service As A Director (As at 31 December 2021)
Not applicable

Board committee(s) served on
- Nil

Academic and professional qualifications
- Bachelor of Science (Distinction), Cornell University
- Executive Master of Business Administration (Distinction), INSEAD and Tsinghua University

Present directorships in other listed companies
- Nil

Present principal commitments
- Fontaine Investment Pte. Ltd. (Director)

Past directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)
- Nil

Mr Gerald Lee Hwee Keong

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gerald Lee joined Far East Organization in 2011, and is currently employed by the REIT Manager as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) where he is principally responsible for the management and conduct of the business of the REIT Manager and the Trustee-Manager.

Mr Lee is a director of Fontaine Investment Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company between Far East H-REIT and Far East Organization Centre Pte. Ltd. (a member of Far East Organization) established for the development of a hotel site in Sentosa, which commenced operations in 2019.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr Lee was at CapitaLand Limited and The Ascott Limited. His roles in Ascott included that of CEO (Europe), responsible for growing the business in that region, and Deputy CEO, responsible for overseeing operations of the group.

From 1991 to 2005, Mr Lee was at the Singapore Tourism Board where he held various roles including heading the planning division, business travel and MICE division, and two overseas offices in North America. His last held position was Assistant CEO (Leisure), in charge of all the leisure divisions.

Mr Lee was seconded to the Ministry of Trade & Industry as Deputy Director in the industry development division from 2000 to 2001. He was concurrently seconded to Sentosa Development Corporation as Director (Strategic Development) from 2001 to 2003 and oversaw strategic projects and redevelopment initiatives.

Mr Lee graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) and was recognised as a Merrill Presidential Scholar. He also obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.

Ms Regina Yap

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Regina Yap joined the REIT Manager as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. She is responsible for all aspects of finance, tax and capital management, and also oversees compliance and corporate secretarial functions. She provides support for investment and investor relations matters of Far East H-Trust.

Ms Yap has more than 25 years of experience in group financial and management reporting, operational management and control, tax planning, risk and capital management, compliance and corporate secretarial work.

From 2011 to 2017, Ms Yap was the Head of Finance and Company Secretary of AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT Management Limited (now known as AIMS APAC REIT Management Limited) as manager of AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT (now known as AIMS APAC REIT). Her responsibilities include financial accounting and reporting, tax and risk management, capital management, compliance as well as corporate secretarial matters.

From 1996 to 2011, Ms Yap held various senior finance roles in CapitaLand Limited within several business units including hospitality, residential, commercial, corporate headquarters, and Australand Property Group. Her last held position was Vice President, Finance (South East Asia & Australia) with The Ascott Limited.

Before joining CapitaLand Limited, she was a Tax Consultant with PriceWaterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP).

Ms Yap graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy and obtained a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia. She is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Irfan Tayabali

Vice President, Asset Management and Investment

Mr Irfan Tayabali joined the REIT Manager in 2017. He is responsible for the strategic performance and asset management of the hospitality portfolio, as well as working on new investment acquisitions for Far East H-REIT.

From 2011 to 2016, Mr Tayabali was with Apara Hotel Advisers, a boutique hotel asset management firm based out of Singapore, where he was responsible for the owner representation and strategic performance management of a broad portfolio of hotel assets across Asia Pacific.

From 2005 to 2011, Mr Tayabali was at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, initially based in London, where he trained as a chartered surveyor and registered commercial real estate valuer. He worked across the UK and Europe on hospitality valuation, development and brokerage transactions before moving to Singapore in 2008 to focus on hotel asset management and investment advisory assignments.

Mr Tayabali graduated from The University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art & Architecture, followed by a Masters in Property Valuation & Law from the Cass Business School in London. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of England & Wales and is a member of HAMA (Hotel Asset Managers Asia Pacific).

Mr Desmond Tan Eng Kiat

Vice President, Asset Management and Enhancement

Mr Desmond Tan joined the REIT Manager in 2021. He is responsible for implementing long term asset enhancement initiatives and works closely with the Operator on building improvement works and replacement of plant and equipment. He also monitors the leasing and tenancy related matters for the commercial spaces.

From 2017 to 2020, Mr Tan assumed roles of Senior Manager (Leasing) and General Manager (Suburban Cluster) at Far East Organization, Retail Business Group. He was responsible for the leasing performance of the assets and management of tenant relationships. He also oversaw the planning and execution of the business plans in the suburban malls in achieving operational and financial targets for the portfolio.

From 2000 to 2016, Mr Tan was actively involved in building the team that oversaw the growth of the residential corporate leasing portfolio at Far East Organization. Prior to joining the Retail Business Group at Far East Organization, Mr Tan was the Senior Manager responsible for the leasing performance of the Corporate Leasing portfolio of about 1,200 units, which represents the biggest private residential portfolio for lease in Singapore. During this tenure, he had undertaken various strategies implementation in channel management, direct sales and loyalty programs.

Mr Tan graduated from University of Bradford with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business and Management.

Mr James Tan You Rong

Manager, Investor Relations and Sustainability Management

Mr James Tan joined the REIT Manager in January 2022. As the key point of contact for the Investor Relations function, he is responsible for developing strategic communication and maintaining relations with the investment community. He monitors and presents the opinions of the investment community about Far East H-Trust to the management and the Board. In addition, Mr Tan is responsible for progressing Far East H-REIT’s sustainability efforts and assists in asset management and compliance matters.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Tan was with Raffles Medical Group Ltd from 2015 to 2022. During this tenure, he handled the investor relations function and undertook rotations in various portfolios such as leasing, business development, due diligence and corporate related matters.

Mr Tan graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance).