Cheah Kim Teck joins Mapletree Industrial Trust Board of Directors

New appointments at a pair of Singapore-listed industrial REITs lead Mingtiandi’s roundup of staff moves this week with Mapletree Industrial Trust appointing a new non-executive independent director and ESR-Logos REIT appointing a new chief financial officer. There are also new hires and promotions at global data centers ST Telemedia, Ronshine China Holdings and more.

Cheah Kim Teak MapleDirector of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Cheah Kim Teck was appointed to the board of directors Mapletree Industrial Trust as non-executive director to the manager of the REIT, according to an announcement on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Now 62, Cheah took office on August 20 and has served as a non-executive director of REIT sponsor Mapletree Investments since 2013. At Cycle & Carriage, Cheah is Director of Business Development.

The manager of ESR-Logos FPI announced August 12 that he appointed Don Kok Chew Meng as Chief Financial Officer of the industry-focused real estate investment trust. Now 43, Kok took up his new role as chief financial officer with the head of the Singapore-listed REIT on Aug. 15, having previously served as financial controller. ESR-Logos REIT began trading on the SGX in May following the merger of ESR-REIT with ARA Logos REIT following ESR’s takeover of ARA Asset Management.

Michael Tanujaya ST TelemediaMichael Tanujaya join this month ST Telemedia Global Data Centers in Singapore as Head of Strategy, according to a LinkedIn update. Tanujaya started his new job after moving to Singapore from Hong Kong, where he previously worked for more than six years with Canadian pension fund manager CPP Investments. With previous experience at Lendlease in Singapore and Japan, Tanujaya had most recently worked as a director focused on real estate investments in Southeast Asia with CPPIB.

Wu Jianxing RonshineContinental Developer Ronshine China Holdings announced August 15 this Wu Jianxing joined its Board of Directors as Executive Director from that same day. Now 30, Wu is currently assistant to Ronshine chairman Ou Zonghong. The same day Wu was named executive director, He Jiarong, an accountant and former executive of developers Yuzhou Group, Logan Property and Powerlong, joined Ronshine’s board as an independent non-executive director.

Yupa CWreal estate advice Cushman and Wakefield strengthens its team in Bangkok, Thailand and has hired Yupa Sathienpabayut as operations manager. An experienced commercial broker, Sathienpabayut joined Cushman & Wakefield this month after more than 13 years with rival brokerage firm JLL, where she most recently served as Senior Director and Head of Office Leasing, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Kitty Cheung NecklacesNecklaces announced on August 16 that it had appointed Kitty Cheung as a senior manager with its industrial services team in Hong Kong. At Colliers, Cheung will report to the property consultancy’s head of industrial services, Bill Chan, who joined the firm in April this year. Before taking on his new role this month, Cheung worked for 13 years at local brokerage Centaline Property Agency.

Aurecon_Olivier PetitEngineering Consulting Aurecon said on August 15 that he hired Doctor Olivier PETIT as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, effective August 12. Based in Hong Kong, Petit now reports directly to Stéphane Asselin, the company’s Managing Director for Asia, as he leads initiatives such as Aurecon’s expansion into new geographies and business lines. . Prior to assuming his new role, Petit served as director of strategic initiatives for Asia-Pacific at construction engineering company Egis.

If you know of any other real estate professionals in Asia who are changing jobs, getting a promotion, or just doing something exciting, please contact us here at Mingtiandi.