Key Management

Yip Hoong Mun
Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Yip Hoong Mun was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2019.

As Group Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key role in the Group’s investment strategies and holds executive responsibility over the business performance of the Metro Group of companies. He oversees the Group’s property investment and development projects and joint ventures in Singapore, China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Australia. Prior to this, he was Metro’s Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, a position he assumed since May 2018. Before this, Mr Yip served as Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Metro China.

Mr Yip has over 30 years of experience in executive and senior management roles in strategic planning, operations, hospitality, real estate investment and development. Mr Yip started his career with Indeco Engineers and later joined BP South East Asia. Prior to joining Metro, he spent over 20 years with the CapitaLand Group, and served different roles in various strategic business units. He was Managing Director of Ascott China in 2003 and then Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific and the Gulf Region of The Ascott Group in 2006. Subsequent to that, Mr Yip has been involved in property developments in the Gulf Region, Vietnam and Indonesia of the CapitaLand Group.

Mr Yip has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with first class honours from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA. He also completed a management course at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

He has accumulated extensive experience and network in numerous overseas markets and is trilingual in English, Mandarin and Malay.

Wong Sioe Hong
Executive Chairman, Metro (Private) Limited

Mrs Wong was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Metro (Private) Limited with effect from 1 October 2012. As Executive Chairman, she serves as the key strategist of the Group’s retail operations and is responsible for charting the future direction of this division. With over 40 years of industry expertise, Mrs Wong also holds the positions of Vice Chairman of the Orchard Road Business Association and council member of the Singapore Retailers Association.

Mrs Wong first joined Metro’s retail organisation in 1971 and had served as the Managing Director of Metro (Private) Limited from 1994 to 2012, overseeing the overall retail operations of the Group in both Singapore and Indonesia. She has played an instrumental role in transforming the Metro retail arm into a major retail operator in Singapore and will continue to oversee the Group’s retail expansion in the region. Mrs Wong holds a Bachelor of Science (Commerce) from the University of Santa Clara, USA.

Eve Chan Bee Leng
Group Chief Financial Officer & Joint Company Secretary

Ms Eve Chan Bee Leng joined Metro in August 2017 as the Director of Finance of the Group and was redesignated to the Group Chief Financial Officer in August 2018.

Ms Chan has more than 29 years of experience in group finance, audit, tax, accounting, corporate finance and treasury with public listed firms, engineering/power plant, real estate/property developer/private equity funds/ REITs, hospitality and international auditing firm. She has also been involved in numerous corporate exercises such as mergers, acquisition and divestment exercises, Public Offering launches as well as the organisation and structuring of private equity real estate funds and real estate investment trusts with portfolios that span across Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Prior to joining Metro, she was the Group Financial Controller for PacificLight Power Group. Ms Chan also previously held various finance positions at ST Engineering, Keppel REIT, Kingdom Hotel Investment, CapitaLand/Ascott Group with portfolios that span across Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Ms Chan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and an Executive Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Hull (UK). She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia).

David Tang Kai Kong
Chief Executive Officer, Metro (Private) Limited

Mr David Tang was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metro (Private) Limited on 10 September 2012. A well regarded retail professional with extensive experience in retail operations, marketing and financial management, he started his retail career as Merchandising Manager with JC Penny in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Prior to joining Metro, Mr Tang was at the helm of Robinsons as its Regional General Manager, a position he held since 2006. He spent 22 years at Robinsons, where he rose through the ranks, serving in various capacities from Fashion Buyer to Deputy Senior Merchandising Manager, Senior Merchandising Manager, General Manager (Merchandising) to General Manager (Department Stores). Mr Tang has a Master of Business Administration in Retailing and Wholesaling from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Science (Highest Distinction) in Finance from Indiana University, USA.