Management Team

Ms Karen Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Karen Lee was appointed as the CEO of the Manager of ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust on 15 August 2020. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Lee was the Head of Asset and Investment Management for LOGOS SE Asia Pte Ltd where she was instrumental in the asset management strategic planning for LOGOS’ South East Asia business and growing the Singapore portfolio.

Ms Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry covering industrial real estate development, asset and investment management, business development, leasing, marketing and property management. Prior to joining LOGOS, Ms Lee was Head of Singapore Portfolio and Asset Management of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of Ascendas REIT (A-REIT). During her stint with Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, Ms Lee was responsible for formulating and executing strategic asset management strategies as well as overseeing the performance of A-REIT’s 9 billion AUM Singapore portfolio.

Ms Lee holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Hons) degree and a Master of Science (Real Estate) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Ho Jiann Ching

Head, Investment

Mr Ho Jiann Ching is responsible for developing and executing investment strategies for acquisitions and divestments. Mr Ho has over 26 years of regional experience in real estate investment, development, asset management and marketing.

Prior to joining the Manager, he was Business Development Director at Ayala International and Head of Transaction Review for ARCH Asian Partners Fund. Prior to that, Mr Ho was at Sembawang Properties involving in residential and commercial development. Mr Ho began his career in 1993 with JTC Corporation in roles associated with land allocation of strategic foreign direct investments projects and industrial land-use planning.

Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Science (Estate Management) (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Carlvin Chia

Head, Asset Management

Mr Carlvin Chia is responsible for developing and executing asset management strategies to drive performance and returns of ALOG’s portfolio. He has over 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, including portfolio and asset management, development, marketing, leasing, and property management.

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chia was Vice President, Portfolio Management at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of Ascendas REIT (A-REIT). He was responsible for driving portfolio strategies and performance of A-REIT’s Business & Science Park portfolio of 27 business park assets in Singapore. Prior to this, he was Co-Head of A-REIT’s Logistics portfolio in Singapore, overseeing the performance of 21 logistics assets. He also held asset management, development, marketing and leasing roles at Mapletree and JTC Corporation.

Mr Chia graduated on the Dean’s Merit List with a Bachelor of Business (Property) degree from the University of South Australia.

Mr Yan Lintong

Head, Finance and Capital Markets

Mr Yan Lintong oversees the Finance and Capital Markets department. He also develops and drives ALOG’s capital and funding strategy.

Mr Yan has more than 14 years of experience in real estate and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Yan was Assistant Vice President, Finance at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of Ascendas REIT (A-REIT). He was responsible for group financial reporting and overseeing A-REIT’s financial and tax matters and capital transactions in Australia, USA and Europe. He was previously managing A-REIT group’s equity and debt fund raisings, hedging strategy and new market development. He also spent 2 years in Sydney as head of finance, Ascendas-Singbridge Australia, establishing the finance operations of over S$2 billion logistics and commercial portfolio. Mr Yan started his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore.

Mr Yan graduated with two Bachelor’s Degrees summa cum laude in Accountancy and Information Systems Management from Singapore Management University. He is an Associate Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a CFA charterholder.

Mr Donovan Ng

Financial Controller

Mr Donovan Ng heads the finance team and is responsible for finance, taxation, compliance and risk management for ALOG.

Mr Ng has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, he was Finance Manager with ARA Managers (APF) Pte Ltd., (private funds division of ARA), where he handled the accounting, finance and treasury functions. Prior to that, he was Finance Manager with Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust and Senior Accountant with Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Lindeteves-Jacoberg Limited.

Mr Ng holds an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK) qualification and is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ms Cassandra Seet

Senior Manager, Investor Relations

Ms Cassandra Seet oversees the Investor Relations function and is responsible for maintaining timely and transparent communications with ALOG’s Unitholders, investors, analysts and the media.

Ms Seet has over 10 years of experience in investor relations and communications. Prior to joining the Manager, she was managing investor relations for an IPO. She was also previously with public and investor relations consultancy, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, as well as managing investor relations for Sabana Shari’ah Compliant REIT. Ms Seet also previously held positions in the middle and back office functions within the investment department of AIA Singapore.

Ms Seet holds a Bachelor of Science (Banking and Finance) from Singapore Institute of Management (University of London).

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