Mr. Yeo is the Co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of ZACD Group. In 2005, Mr. Yeo and his wife Ms. Kain Sim started ZACD Investments to develop and invest in industrial factories due to their deep-seated knowledge of the industrial property sector. Together, they grew their business from a two-person team to a regional integrated asset manager across the Asia Pacific and in 2018, steered ZACD to a successful IPO in Hong Kong.
Embracing “trust” as his core value, Mr. Yeo describes himself as a “disciplined risk taker” who aims to create win-win situations in his business dealings. Mr. Yeo was awarded the Public Service Medal in August 2015 by the President of Singapore for his contributions to society. He was also awarded the Teochew Entrepreneurs Award in 2016 and in 2018, he was named a grand winner of the Prestige Award Category, the top-tier category of the inaugural ASEAN Teochew Entrepreneur Awards.
Ms. Sim is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZACD Group. She has been actively involved in the strategic management, marketing and operational activities of the group since its inception.
Ms. Sim has over 20 years of experience in the international property investments and has established a solid track record with over SGD 1 billion of sales closed within 5 years.
Inspired by the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, she is now focused on growing the business regionally based on Singaporean values such as excellence and integrity.
Enterprise50 Award and PropertyGuru’s ‘2021 Real Estate Personality of the Year Award’ are some of the accolades received under her leadership.
Appointed as an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mark Oh Keng Kwan is a business development and project management leader with approximately 24 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Mr. Oh started his career with the Singapore government’s main industrial developer Jurong Town Corporation in 1998, where he participated in the development of industrial and business parks. He also specialised in managing companies in the petrol-chemical sector. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Oh joined Jurong International Consulting, a private consultancy arm of JTC with his last position as Business Development Director, heading the company’s office in Doha, Qatar. Mr. Oh was stationed in Middle East for 3 years and has secured more than US$20 million worth of contract in consultancy projects.
He joined the Group since 2017 as Project Director and is responsible for the company’s project acquisitions, project management and leads the investment management team.
Appointed as Executive Director and Chief Legal Officer, Mr Chin brings to the Group his years of experience in the legal sector and has been tasked to oversee the Legal Department to ensure that it provides the necessary support to all other departments thus ensuring the continued smooth and efficient running of the Group as a whole.
He holds a double honours degree in Law and Political Science from the U.K. He was admitted a Barrister-at-Law with honours and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in the U.K.. He thereafter went on to undertake his postgraduate studies in law after which he was called to the bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has been practicing for more than 25 years before joining the Group.
He started his practice in commercial and banking and went on to litigation and has represented clients (corporate, individuals, local and foreign) at all levels of the Court hierarchy and has done so on many occasions in the Court of Appeal, Singapore’s highest appellate Court.
For commendable public service to Singapore, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore.
Appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Cheryl Yong, is responsible for the accounting and finance function of the Group.
With over seventeen 17 years of experience in audit and financial reporting, Ms. Yong joined the Group as Senior Group Financial Controller in December 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Yong held managerial position in the finance department of various public listed companies in Singapore and Australia that she worked in. Ms. Yong, a member of CPA Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, began her career in KPMG Singapore.
Mr. Kong has over 19 years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial management, corporate finance, investor relations, company secretarial affairs and corporate governance. Mr Kong currently holds various positions in companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining ZACD, Mr. Kong was the independent non-executive director of CAA Resources Limited (stock code: 02112), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, which is mainly engaging in mining, ore processing, sales of iron ore products and other commodities to steel manufacturers and/or their respective purchase agents in the PRC and other commodity trading companies, as well as investment holding, from April 2013 to August 2017. He was the executive director and chief financial officer of China Vanadium from October 2013 to May 2015 and from May 2008 to May 2015, respectively.
Mr. Kong obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 1997. Mr. Kong has been a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since February 2008, a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (‘‘HKIoD’’) since May 2010, a fellow of each of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators since February 2012, an ordinary member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute since October 2017 and a full member of Hong Kong Investor Relations Association since November 2017. Mr. Kong received silver, gold and bronze certificates of merit in continuing professional development in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively from the HKIoD.
Dr. Sim has over 20 years of experience in investment and business management. Since 1997, Dr. Sim has been the founder and director of a number of companies in Singapore engaging in a wide range of businesses, including the trading of electronics and electronic components. In June 2010, Dr. Sim was appointed as the managing director and the chief executive officer of WE Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”), after it was acquired through a reverse takeover by Plexus Components, which is owned by Dr. Sim. In March 2013, Dr. Sim sold his controlling stake in WE Holdings Ltd to focus on his other business activities. Dr. Sim resigned as managing director and the chief executive officer of WE Holdings Ltd in August 2013.
Since September 2015, Dr. Sim has been a non-independent non-executive director of Global Invacom Group Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and principally engaged in providing satellite communication equipment. He is mainly responsible for providing high level oversight of management and operation.
Dr. Sim obtained a diploma in electronic engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1990, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Murdoch University, Australia in March 1998 and a degree of doctor of philosophy in business administration from Honolulu University, the United States of America in November 2015.
Mr. Lim has nearly twenty years of experience in the financial printing industry, specialising in business development, sales and marketing, strategy formulation and general management. He has also worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, the PRC.
Presently, he is the managing director of A. Plus International Financial Press Limited (“API”), a subsidiary of A. Plus Group Holdings, a company listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”).
Mr. Lim joined API in January 2012 as the general manager and head of sales and marketing, and was appointed as the director of API in February 2013.
Prior to that position, Mr. Lim worked at another financial printing company in Singapore, Hong Kong and the PRC from January 2000 to December 2011, where his last position was an assistant general manager, sales and marketing.
Mr. Lim obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in July 1999 and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the United States of America, in March 2008.
Mr. Lim is on the executive committee of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong). He also serves on the committee of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Hong Kong.
Mr. Chew is presently a General Manager with Elitist Development Pte. Ltd. He is involved in the management of Elitist Development’s investment, legal, sales and marketing, as well as project development divisions. Prior to joining Elitist Development, Mr. Chew served at the Singapore offices of a regional law firm, global bank and a regional investment management firm.
Mr. Chew is admitted to the Singapore Bar and to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales and New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Chew holds a Bachelor of Laws Second Class (Upper Division) Honours from the University of Queensland in Australia, a Master of Science in Real Estate, and a Master of Science in Project Management from the National University of Singapore.