The Manager

Board of Directors

ESR-REIT's Board of Directors come from a wide range of backgrounds and offer a broad knowledge base. Together, they determine ESR-REIT's strategy and direct its performance.

Mr Ooi Eng Peng
Independent Chairman

Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 27 July 2012
Date of last re-appointment as Director : 27 July 2015
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Mr Ooi has over 30 years of real estate experience in property investment, development, project management and fund investment, and management businesses in both Asia and Australia. Mr Ooi was previously the CEO of Lend Lease Asia, based in Singapore from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, he was the CEO of Investment Management and Retail Asia for Lend Lease based in Singapore. Prior to his roles in Asia, he was regional Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of Lend Lease Communities Asia Pacific (2003 to 2005), Global CFO of Lend Lease Investment Management (2002 to 2003) and CFO of Lend Lease Development (2000 to 2002), all based in Sydney.

Mr Ooi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited
Other Principal Commitments
  • Savant Global Capital Pty Ltd
  • ESR-MTN Pte. Ltd.
  • ESR-SPV2 Pte. Ltd.
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (the Manager of Perennial China Retail Trust)
Mr Bruce Kendle Berry
Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 16 September 2016
Board Committees Served On:
  • Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee (Chairman)

Mr Berry has over 31 years of business experience covering, construction, property, financial management, infrastructure, and project finance in both Asia and Australia. From 2005 to 2012 Mr Berry was with AMP Capital Services Limited where he held a number of senior management positions including Fund Manager for a diversified infrastructure fund, and was seconded as the CFO for the then ASX listed DUET.

Prior to this, Mr Berry was with Lend Lease Corporate for 22 years, and held a number of senior roles in subsidiary or joint venture companies including CFO for Civil and Civic Ltd, Lyonnaise Asia Water Services Pte Ltd and Oakwood Asian Pacific Pte Ltd.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Sydney
  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
  • Graduate member of Australia Institute of Company Directors
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • Nil
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil
Mr Erle William Spratt
Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 13 January 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Nominating and Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee (Member)

Mr Spratt has more than 30 years of experience in audit and advisory services as well as finance and real estate investment. He started his career with Deloitte in audit and advisory services, followed by more than 16 years with Lend Lease Corporation, where he held a number of senior roles including CFO for Lend Lease Development Australia and Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Japan, Commercial Manager in Lend Lease Development Australia, Investment Director in Lend Lease Retail Singapore and Fund Manager in Lend Lease Investment Management Singapore.

Upon leaving Lend Lease, Mr Spratt joined M&G Real Estate as Investment Director and Fund Manager of the Asia Property Fund in 2010. He held these roles until he left M&G Real Estate in November 2016.

Mr. Spratt holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • Aerial Equity Pte. Ltd.
  • Aerial Equity Pty Ltd
  • Gabriel Nominees Pty Ltd
  • SprattFam Pty Ltd
  • Tramic Nominees Pty Ltd
  • Wirrabara Village Pty Ltd
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil
Mr Philip John Pearce
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 5 April 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Mr Pearce has extensive real estate experience in the Asia Pacific Region. He most recently held the position of Managing Director, Greater China for the Goodman Group, where he was responsible for US$5 billion of assets across Hong Kong and China and the establishment of the Goodman Group's business in China. While at Goodman he worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Mr Pearce was seconded to the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust from October 2002 to July 2006 where he held the position of Portfolio Manager.

Prior to joining Goodman he was at AMP Henderson Global Investors in Sydney where he worked in various roles within the AMP Henderson Property Group including valuation, asset management and fund management. Mr Pearce was a Director sitting on the board of the Goodman Group from 1 January 2013 till July 2016.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economy), University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, Australian Securities Institute
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • Rosewood International Pty Limited
  • Oberon Developments Pty Limited
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil
Mr Jeffrey David Perlman
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of Executive Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 18 January 2017

Jeffrey Perlman is based in Singapore, joined Warburg Pincus in 2006 and leads the firm's investments in Southeast Asia. Additionally, Mr Perlman focuses on real estate investments across the greater Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ESR Cayman Limited, GO-JEK, Mofang Apartments, Nova Property Investment, PT. Nirvana Wastu Pratama, Vincom Retail Joint Stock Company and ESR Funds Management (S) Limited.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • ESR Cayman Limited
  • Cubic City (China) Service Apartment Group Holdings Limited (also known as 'Mofang Apartments')
  • Vincom Retail Joint Stock Company
  • Nova Property Investment Co., Ltd.
  • PT Nirvana Wastu Pratama
  • PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa (also known as 'GO-JEK')
  • Athena Investment Company (Singapore) Pte Limited
  • Athena Investment Company (Cayman) Limited
  • Madrid Holdings Private Limited
  • Helen Holdings Private Limited
  • ESR Property Management (S) Pte. Ltd.
  • ESR Investment Management Pte. Ltd.
  • InfinitySub Pte. Ltd.
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (previously listed NYSE: SVN, delisted in 2013)
Mr Jeffrey Shen Jinchu
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director : 18 January 2017

Mr Shen has over 21 years of industrial real estate experience, and is currently the group co-CEO of ESR Group, the leading pan-Asia logistics real estate developer and operator. ESR Group represents one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in the region with 10 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. Mr. Shen oversees the overall management of business and the general oversight of the ESR's business operations.

Prior to ESR, Mr Shen was the Senior VP of GLP Investment Management (China) Co., Ltd., the former ProLogis China, and during his tenure from January 2004 to May 2011, he was responsible for both the business development and the general management of the company in China.

Mr Shen holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics & Management from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Master in Business Administration from the Eastern China University.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Master of Business Administration, Eastern China University
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • ESR Cayman Limited
  • Shanghai e-Shang Warehouse Services Co., Limited
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil
Mr Akihiro Noguchi
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director : 9 June 2014

Mr Noguchi joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Tokyo in 2002 and is currently the Deputy General Manager of the Financial and New Business Department in Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.

Based in Singapore, Mr Noguchi is engaged in initiating new business developments, focusing on REITS/real estate funds in ASEAN. His areas of expertise include asset management, asset finance and leasing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate risk.

Mr Noguchi holds a Master of Economics and a Bachelor of Economics from Kyushu University, Japan.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Master of Economics, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Bachelor of Economics, Kyushu University, Japan
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
  • Challenger Emerging Market Infrastructure Fund Pte. Ltd.
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil
Mr Adrian Chui
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director : 24 March 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chui ran the South East Asia real estate advisory division of Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB"). His overall responsibilities at SCB included structuring, fundamental analysis and approval of acquisition financing for real estate companies / REITs / Business Trusts, valuation and execution advice for mergers& acquisitions, as well as structuring, execution and investment case positioning & strategies of REIT Initial Public Offerings ("IPOs")and follow-on offerings of equity, equity- linked and debt securities across all real estate segments.

Before SCB, Mr Chui was the Director of Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Group at UBS Investment Bank's Singapore office, where he headed a team involved in structuring and listing of Singapore and cross-border REITs / Business Trusts and property company IPOs for Southeast Asia. His past work experience also includes a stint at Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Securities Pte Ltd, where he was the lead property research analyst responsible for Singapore listed REITs and property companies. He has also held management roles with Capita Commercial Trust Management Limited and was part of the pioneer management team at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Business, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Present Directorships/Chairmanships:
Listed Companies
  • Nil
Other Principal Commitments
  • ESR-MTN Pte. Ltd.
  • ESR-SPV2 Pte. Ltd.
  • Cambridge SPV1 LLP
  • 7000 AMK Pte. Ltd.
Past Directorships/Chairmanships in Listed Companies Held Over the Preceding Three Years:
  • Nil