Mr Teo Cheng Hiang Richard

Mr Teo Cheng Hiang Richard
Independent Director

Mr Teo has more than 30 years of experience in managing funds in senior fiduciary positions in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and for large blue chip financial institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals. His experience extends across North America, Europe and Asia where he was responsible for funds, investment and asset management, corporate restructuring of companies, asset turn-around and repositioning and value creation for the shareholders. From 2005 to 2010, Mr Teo was with Pacific Star Group. As President (Asset Management), he successfully built a strong asset management team with more than US$3 billion in assets under management. He later led the Private Clients and REIT Management business of Pacific Star Group where he was responsible for business development in Europe and Asia focusing on Asian business and investments.

Prior to that, Mr Teo spent 18 years from 1988 to 2005 with GIC Real Estate. His highest position was Executive Vice President and he was part of the pioneer team that built GIC Real Estate into one of the top 10 largest global real estate organisations. From 1982 to 1988, after completing his tertiary education under the prestigious Colombo Plan Scholarship program, Mr Teo served his bond as an Executive Architect in the Public Works Department and Singapore Changi Airport Development.

Mr Teo is currently an independent director of the managers of Viva Industrial Trust, a stapled trust listed on the SGX-ST, focused on business park and industrial assets.

Mr Teo holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) from the University of Newcastle under the Colombo Plan (Australia) Scholarship program. He subsequently obtained a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

 

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