Keppel REIT Management Limited, as manager of Keppel REIT, has appointed Koh Wee Lih as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the manager with effect from 1 December 2021.
Koh Wee Lih succeeds Paul Tham, who will step down as CEO on 20 October 2021 to pursue other opportunities.
Shirley Ng, Deputy CEO and Head of Investment, will assume the role of acting CEO, and will work closely with the board and management team on key strategic and operational issues during the leadership transition.
Koh has over 25 years of experience in investment, corporate finance and asset management, of which more than 17 years are in direct real estate, covering investments, developments, asset management and real estate private equity in the Asia Pacific region.
He is currently the executive director and CEO of AIMS APAC REIT Management Limited, the manager of AIMS APAC REIT (AA REIT), where he is responsible for the overall planning, management and operation of AA REIT.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Koh Wee Lih was head of real estate, responsible for growing AA REIT’s portfolio and assets under management.
Penny Goh, Chairman of the Manager, said, “Wee Lih brings to Keppel REIT his depth of experience in real estate investment, asset management and redevelopment and corporate finance. The board looks forward to working with Wee Lih in Keppel REIT’s next phase of growth as we continue our drive to optimise and grow Keppel REIT’s portfolio for stable and sustainable returns to our Unitholders.”
Mr Koh holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. From 2016 to 2018, Mr Koh was in the executive committee of the REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS), and has been a member of its Professional Development Committee since 2016.