Ms Chan Iz-Lynn
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Investor Relations
lz-Lynn is the Chief Executive Officer of BHG Retail REIT. She has over 20 years' experience in the real estate and service sector, including 10 years focused exclusively on retail and hospitality real estate at management level.
Prior to joining the Manager, lz-Lynn was the Director of Mall Management at Beijing Hualian Department Store Co., Ltd (the "Sponsor") from 2013 where she was responsible for the active management of the Sponsor's portfolio of shopping malls to ensure that fi nancial and operational targets were met. As head of the Sponsor's Mall Management Department, lz-Lynn was part of the team that established the organisational strategy and direction of the business.
From 2005 to 2013, lz-Lynn held various positions in Far East Organization. She was the Assistant Director of the Retail Business Group where her primary responsibility included maximizing the business performance of the flagship asset Orchard Central, while her concurrent role as Vice-President (Retail Consultancy) involved the exploration of international new-tomarket brands to the retail portfolio.
In the Hospitality Business Group, comprising hotels and serviced residences, she was responsible for service and operations. During her tenure, lz-Lynn also concurrently held the position of the Head of Service Quality at the group's corporate level.
From 1996 to 2005, lz-Lynn was with Singapore Airlines where she became the airline's first female Station Manager and managed overseas stations' airport operations in Frankfurt, Copenhagen, New York and Hong Kong.
lz-Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom and completed the General Management Programme with Harvard Business School, Boston MA, USA.
Mr Victor Ten
Chief Financial Officer
Victor is the Chief Financial Officer of BHG Retail REIT. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate management, finance, investment, accounting, and project management.
Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Financial Controller of Hyflux Ltd where he oversaw financial, accounting, taxation, cost management and corporate reporting matters for overseas operations in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Victor's prior experience further included the setting up of real estate, engineering, logistics and healthcare operations and offi ces in South East Asia. He implemented numerous operational and financial strategies and processes which added strength to various stages of successful transformation and growth of the businesses.
Victor holds a Degree (Honours) in Accounting from University of Bolton, United Kingdom, a Fellow Member for both the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia and the Institute of Financial Accountants, United Kingdom.
Mr Cheah Kok Yong
Senior Finance Manager
Kok Yong is involved in financial and statutory reporting, treasury and provides support for compliance matters of BHG Retail REIT in Singapore.
He has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining BHG Retail REIT, he was the Finance Manager of ARA Asset Management (Singapore) Limited, with ARA Group's private real estate fund. He also held positions at Foo, Kon & Tan, Autron Corporation Limited and Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and is a member of CPA Australia.
Mr Eric Liu
Investment and Asset Management Manager
Eric is responsible for creating value for Unitholders through acquisitions and divestments , asset enhancement and active asset management.
Prior to joining BHG Retail REIT, Eric was the Asset Manager in Straits Real Estate Pte Ltd where he provided direction and oversight of the company's business plan and strategy with regard to the company's asset portfolio in APAC. Prior to Straits Real Estate, he was the Investment and Asset Manager in Bright Ruby Resources Pte Ltd where he provided market research and strategic direction for real estate investments for their global portfolio. Eric also led and managed the transactions procedure.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Bradford.
Mr Nigel Nai Zi
Investor Relations Manager
Nigel's responsibilities include strategic targeting of investors, management of communications and roadshows with existing and potential investors, as well as the research and media community. Nigel has over 10 years of experience in auditing, finance & regulatory reporting, and investor relations. Prior to joining BHG Retail REIT, he held positions at Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Singapore and SPH REIT.
Nigel is a Certified Public Accountant with CPA Australia, and holds an International Certificate in Investor Relations by the Investor Relations Society of UK. Nigel graduated from University of Western Australia, Perth, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial & Management Accounting, and Corporate Finance.
Mr Isaac Lian
Senior Compliance Manager
Isaac is the Senior Compliance Manager of BHG Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., Manager of BHG Retail REIT. He reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for Legal, Corporate Governance, Sustainability Reporting, Regulatory and Operational compliance and Enterprise Risk Management matters. He oversees all regulatory submissions and communications on behalf of the Manager and the REIT, and assists the Manager and the REIT in complying with the applicable rules and regulations of the SFA, SGX and all other relevant agencies. He is also in charge of the REIT's annual sustainability report as the Manager's Sustainability Officer. In addition, Isaac maintains an indirect reporting line to the Audit and Risk Committee and facilitate communications between the manager and the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the Manager, Isaac was Compliance Manager for Manulife US REIT from 2017 to 2019, where he was responsible for Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance and Secretarial matters. Before joining Manulife, Isaac spent a year as Cofounder of Coopita, a platform created to preserve, promote and sustain Pan-Asian Art and Craft.
Isaac's professional career began in the Monetary Authority of Singapore when he joined the central bank's graduate officer program in 2012. He was drafted into the Financial Supervisory Group, first to the Investment Intermediaries Department as a Graduate Officer and Associate and then to the Capital Markets Intermediaries Department II as an Assistant Director. During his four years in the group, he was exposed to a wide range of financial intermediaries (which included REITs) for admission and supervision purposes.
Isaac holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom.