The Manager

Management Team

Mr Kevin Xayaraj
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Xayaraj is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Manager. He is Executive Director of the Manager since 15 March 2010. He has more than 24 years of experience in real estate investment, development and asset management in many property markets.

Before joining the Manager, Mr Xayaraj was the Director, Real Estate Investments of AACP from October 2009 to August 2010. From January 2009 to August 2009, Mr Xayaraj worked as Senior Manager, Marketing at Cambridge Industrial Property Management Pte. Ltd.

Mr Xayaraj was with Cambridge Industrial Trust Management Limited from December 2005 to December 2008 as Assistant Vice President (Investment). From January 2004 to December 2005, he was involved in the business development and asset management at Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Mr Xayaraj was Vice President, Research and Finance at Pacific Star Asset Management Pte. Ltd. from January 2003 to December 2003 and was Assistant Manager, Project & Financial Analysis at Pacific Star Property Management Pte Ltd from July 2002 to December 2002. Mr Xayaraj also held other positions such as Senior Manager (Research) with Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants Pte Ltd from January 2002 to April 2002, Equities Research Analyst with OUB Securities Pte Ltd from July 1999 to March 2001, UOB Investment Research Pte Ltd from December 1997 to July 1999 and Tsang & Ong Research (Pte) Ltd from January 1997 to December 1997, and Property Analyst/Valuer at Stewart, Young, Hillesheim & Atlin Ltd in Toronto (Canada) from February 1988 to December 1994.

Mr Xayaraj is a recipient of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2015 Singapore under "Most Promising" category, presented by Enterprise Asia.

Mr Xayaraj holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of Windsor and a Master of Business Administration from the Imperial College, University of London.

Mr Bobby Tay Chiew Sheng
Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Investor Relations

Mr Tay has been serving as the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Investor Relations of the Manager since the listing of Sabana REIT in November 2010.

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Tay was Director, Business Development at AACP. He worked with Cambridge Industrial Trust Management Limited as the manager of the investor relations department from August 2007 to September 2009. Mr Tay was Manager of Investor Relations at Aztech Group Ltd from April 2007 to August 2007 and Manager of Magnecomp International Limited from April 2004 to April 2007, where he handled media, investor and analyst relations for the company. In all, Mr Tay has more than a decade of experience in the field of investor relations. Before his foray into the investor relations field, Mr Tay worked as an operations executive for the People's Action Party at its headquarters from January 2000 to April 2004.

Mr Tay serves as President of Gulf Asia Shari'ah Compliant Investment Association, a non-profit organisation he founded with a group of Islamic Finance professionals. This organisation seeks to promote awareness and understanding of Islamic Finance and to forge stronger synergies between the Gulf and Asia on Islamic Finance.

Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Business Systems degree from Monash University.

Mr Aw Wei Been
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management

Mr Aw was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management of the Manager since the listing of Sabana REIT in November 2010. He has worked in the real estate industry for approximately 20 years.

Prior to joining the Manager in 2010, Mr Aw was Head of Asset Management at AACP. This was preceded by his role at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research ("A*STAR"), where he served as Head, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Management. At A*STAR, Mr Aw was responsible for the development planning of a business park cum high-specification scientific facility.

From 2007 to 2009, Mr Aw served as a Senior Manager for Investment at Cambridge Industrial Trust Management Limited, where he sourced and negotiated industrial real estate sale and leaseback deals. From 2005 to 2007, Mr Aw was with Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JTC Corporation, where he was the principal planner in the planning department. The role saw him leading and co-leading consultancy projects out of Singapore, in master planning of industrial parks and related areas.

Mr Aw began his career in 1995 with JTC Corporation, a statutory board that controls the development and marketing of major industrial estates in Singapore. There, he built up his experience in lease management, land and building development and the marketing of industrial facilities. Mr Aw was at JTC Corporation from May 1995 until February 2005 and held the position of Manager before he left the company.

Mr Aw graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore.

Ms Tan Chiew Kian
Chief Financial Officer

Ms Tan joined the Manager as Chief Financial Officer in April 2011. She works closely with the CEO and the management team to formulate strategic plans for Sabana REIT. Prior to joining the Manager, Ms Tan held key accounting and finance positions in a number of listed institutions.

From February 2008 to March 2011, Ms Tan was the Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Medical Group Limited, where she was responsible for the Group's finance, tax, treasury, audit, investments and other matters that relate to the Group's listing on SGX-ST. From 2006 to 2008, she was Chief Financial Officer of Toll Logistics (Asia) Ltd (formerly known as Sembawang Kimtrans Ltd), Southeast Asia's leading integrated logistics service provider, where she held a similar portfolio. Ms Tan started her accounting career at JTC Corporation as Accountant and took on the role as Finance Manager for CapitaLand Commercial Limited from 2001 to 2005.

Ms Tan holds a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University and a CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance. She is a Chartered Accountant and Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) of Singapore, and member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited.