Board of Directors
Mr. Hu is currently Head, International Policy and Governance at Temasek International. In his career at Temasek, he also oversaw the firm’s global functions including sustainability, public affairs, institutional relations, and philanthropy. Prior to Temasek, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong listed South China Morning Post Group, and before that, he was Senior EVP Chinese Newspapers and Newspaper Services of the Singapore Press Holdings. Mr. Hu held various senior positions in a career that spanned the information technology, media, internet and government sectors with stints in Suzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Apart from chairing Constellar Holdings, he also chairs the board of Mandai Nature, a Temasek endowment that supports projects at the confluence of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and communities engagement. He serves on the board of Business China and Mediacorp Pte Ltd, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy Executive Education.
Mrs Diana Ee-Tan is a business leader in the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry. Formerly, as President of luxury hotel group, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, she led Raffles globally with responsibilities for the group’s growth strategy and the operating and financial performance of its hotels and resorts. She also previously served as Chairman of Mt Faber Leisure Group Pte Ltd, an operator of a suite of leisure and lifestyle offerings including attractions such as the Singapore Cable Car and retail and F&B operations.
Mrs Ee-Tan is an independent director of Far East Orchard Ltd and Vice-Chairman of Shatec Institutes Pte Ltd, the educational arm of the Singapore Hotel Association.
Mr Leslie Fong was a former Editor of The Straits Times and was previously Head of Marketing for Singapore Press Holdings, responsible for its advertising revenue which at its peak exceeded a billion Singapore dollars. He retired in 2016 but has stayed on as a director of various Singapore Press Holdings subsidiaries.
Mr Andrew M Lim is a Partner at Allen & Gledhill. He is consistently recognised as a leader in his specialised areas of legal practice, which include M&A, governance and regulatory compliance. Andrew currently also serves as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, and is a board member of Sentosa Development Corporation. Apart from Constellar Holdings, his current directorships include Singapore Press Holdings Limited, Jurong Engineering Limited, Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited, EDBI Pte. Ltd. and Weybourne Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Mr Liu Chee Ming is the Group Managing Director of Platinum Group, which he founded in 1996. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd, an Independent Director of OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd since June 2013 and Independent Non-Executive Director of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Liu has more than 40 years of experience within the Asian financial services sector including stock broking, corporate finance and portfolio management.
Mr. Suvir Varma joined the Board of Constellar Holdings in early 2021. With over 25 years of investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity roles across the APAC region, he brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Constellar Board of Directors. Formerly, Mr. Varma was a Senior Partner at Bain & Company, where he led the firm’s Financial Investor business across Asia-Pacific till 2018, and where he remains a Senior Advisor to Bain. Beyond Bain, Mr. Varma is also an advisor to a leading regional private equity fund and on the Board of several other companies in the region. He is an active member of SVCA (the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and works with a number of other bodies on advancing the VC and PE industry in Asia.
Mr Yong Yean Chau is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, the Manager of Parkway Life REIT. Amongst his many achievements in the sector, he has more than doubled the REIT’s portfolio from S$0.8 billion when it listed in 2007 to about S$2 billion today. Mr Yong’s deep expertise in finance and corporate strategy is attributed to his prior work experience as the Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Tourism Board and Ascendas Pte Ltd.