Management Team

Lawrence Chiang Kok Sung
Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Lawrence Chiang was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Group in June 2016. He holds executive responsibility over the business strategies and operational affairs of the Metro Group of companies. He has initiated and overseen the completion of the Group’s property development projects and joint ventures in China, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia and Australia, having assumed a key role in the Group’s investment strategy and business development.

Mr Chiang joined Metro in 1989 and has held positions as the Group’s Head, Corporate Affairs and Special Projects and Financial Controller. He was appointed the Group General Manager in April 2007 before being re-designated as the Group Chief Operating Officer in July 2013. He was appointed as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer in February 2016. He has 44 years of working experience in industries involved in property development and management, retail and department stores, cruise, hotel, engineering and trading operations. Mr Chiang was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, ACCA and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Yip Hoong Mun
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Yip Hoong Mun joined Metro in February 2017 as the Group Chief Operating Officer of the Metro Group and has been re-designated to Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Metro China.

Mr Yip has close to 30 years of experience in executive and senior management roles in strategic planning, operations, hospitality, real estate investment and development. Prior to joining Metro, he spent over 20 years with the CapitaLand Group. Mr Yip started his career with Indeco Engineers and later joined BP South East Asia.

Between 1994 and 2007, Mr Yip worked in various countries in the investment and operations functions of Liang Court (prior to the forming of CapitaLand in 2000) and The Ascott Group. He rose to become the Managing Director of Ascott China in 2003; and in 2006, was promoted to become CEO, Asia Pacific and Gulf Region of The Ascott Group. Between 2007 and 2013, Mr Yip was involved in property developments of CapitaLand in the Gulf Region, and later, Vietnam. He was CapitaLand Group’s Managing Director of Indonesia responsible for building its presence in this market, prior to joining Metro. Throughout his career, Mr Yip has had numerous successes in opening new markets in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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.

Wong Sioe Hong
Executive Chairman, Metro (Private) Limited

Mrs Wong was appointed as 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 President of the Singapore Retailers Association as well as Vice Chairman of the Orchard Road Business 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

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

Ms Chan has more than 25 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 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 University of Stirling, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Science (Highest Distinction) in Finance from Indiana University, USA.