Mr Eng Peng Ooi - Non-executive Deputy Chair
BCom, Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia, Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, 66
Director since: 8 March 2021
Board Committee membership: Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Independent Board Committee
Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):
Deputy Chair – Manager of ESR-REIT (1 July 2021 – current)
Chair – Manager of ESR-REIT (2017 – 30 June 2021)
Non-executive Director – Manager of ESR-REIT (2012 – current)
Non-executive Director - Manager of Cromwell European REIT (2021 - current)
Non-executive Director – Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (2015 - 2020)
Skills and Experience
Mr Ooi has more than 35 years of real estate experience, including in property investment, development, project management, fund investment and management and capital partnerships in Australia and across Asia.
Mr Ooi joined Lendlease in 1981, working in various finance roles in Sydney, before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer, Asia in the late 1990s. Later, Mr Ooi returned to Sydney with Lendlease and fulfilled the roles of Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Development (2000 – 2002), Global Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Investment Management (2002 – 2003) and Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer, Lendlease Communities (2003 – 2005).
From 2006 to 2010, Mr Ooi was the Asia Chief Executive Officer, Lendlease Investment Management and Retail, based in Singapore. Mr Ooi subsequently established the development business and retail funds, and successfully developed capital partnerships, forming strong relationships across Asia. In 2010, Mr Ooi was appointed Asia Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease.
Since retiring from his executive career in late 2011, Mr Ooi has gained board and board committee experience at both listed and non-listed entities across Asia Pacific. Mr Ooi has served as a Non-executive Director of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of SGX-listed ESR-REIT, since 2012 and was Chair from 2017 to 30 June 2021. After almost nine years as independent Non-executive Director with ESR Funds Management (S) Limited, Mr Ooi was redesignated as Deputy Chair and non-independent Non-executive Director effective 1 July 2021. Mr Ooi is a Member (and the former Chair) of ESR-REIT’s Nominating and Remuneration Committee, a Member of its Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and the Chair of its Executive Committee. Mr Ooi is also a Non-executive Director of Cromwell EREIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of SGX-listed Cromwell European REIT. Since 2016, Mr Ooi has been a Non-executive Director of Savant Global Capital Pty Ltd, a specialist investment management and real estate advisory platform.
Mr Ooi was previously a Non-executive Director of formerly-SGX-listed Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (2015 – 2020), Frasers Property Australia (2014 – 2018) and Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte Ltd (2012 – 2014).
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 and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.