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. In this position, he holds executive responsibilities over the operations of the Metro Group of companies and holds a key role in the Groupís investment strategy and business development. He has initiated and overseen the completion of the Groupís property development projects and joint ventures in China, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. Whilst assuming overall responsibility for the Groupís property and retail divisions, he is also directly involved in the management of the Groupís property division.

Mr Chiang joined Metro in 1989 and has held positions as the Groupís 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 42 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.

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.

She 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. Mrs Wong 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.

David Lee Chin Yin
Group Financial Controller and Joint Company Secretary

Mr David Lee has been Group Financial Controller of the Metro Group since 1995. He has overall responsibility for the Group’s finance, accounting, treasury and tax functions. Mr Lee joined the Metro Group in 1991 as its Group Internal Audit Manager after 15 years in the public accounting profession. Mr Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

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.