Mr Chia Nam Toon is a Non-Executive Director of the Manager.
Mr Chia is the Assistant Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and oversees Logistics Real Estate & Special Projects for ARA Group. He is responsible for driving the growth of ARA’s logistics business. Mr Chia is a senior member of the ARA Group and sits on the Business Development Committee and Group Investment Review Committee which oversees the Group’s global investment strategy.
Mr Chia has more than 35 years of work experience, with over 15 years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining ARA, he was CEO of the Manager of Ascendas REIT, one of Singapore’s largest-listed REITs, from 2016 to 2017 and was responsible for its overall management and operations. Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ascendas-Singbridge from 2015 to 2016, providing strategic financial leadership for the Group. Prior to the merger between Ascendas and Singbridge, he held the position of Group Assistant CEO and CFO of Ascendas Group from 2006 to 2014 and oversaw Ascendas’ corporate services functions which included Strategy Management, Communications, Legal & Corporate Secretariat, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Management and Finance.
Before joining Ascendas, Mr Chia was Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director with PEC Tech Group from 2004 to 2006. He previously held various business and functional roles with ICI Paints Asia Pacific and the ICI Group headquarters in London, Tioxide Asia Pacific, F&N Group Malaysia, KAB Group of Companies and Deloitte & Touche Malaysia.
Mr Chia holds a Diploma in Commerce from Tunku Abdul Raman College, Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (FCCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.