Mr Chris Chong is the Deputy Managing Director of Capitaland Retail in Singapore from 1 May 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic innovations and development of New Retail within Capitaland Retail. These include the deployment of e-payment, e-vouchers and omni-channel strategies as well as all digital initiatives across the Capitaland malls in Singapore.
Prior to this, Chris was the CEO of Orchard Turn Developments Pte Ltd, a joint venture company between CapitaLand and Sun Hung Kai Properties between 2013 to 2018. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic, financial and asset management of ION Orchard as well as the developer sales of The Orchard Residences. Chris was also formerly the Senior Vice President and Head of the Asset Management team for Starhill Global REIT, a S$2.7 billion REIT listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with office and retail assets in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia and Japan. Amongst the projects completed were the asset redevelopments of Wisma Atria in Singapore, Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a retail mall in Chengdu, Western China.
Chris has held senior positions in the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. As the Director of the Singapore Economic Development office in Paris, France, he was responsible for the promotion of investments from France and Switzerland. He also acted as the economic counsellor to the Singapore Embassy in France, hosting various high-level governmental and ministerial visits between France and Singapore.
Under the Singapore EDB Scholarship, Chris graduated in 1998 with a Master of Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA and an Engineering degree from a French Grande Ecole in Paris, France. In 2004, he obtained a Master in Financial Management and Control from leading French business school ESSEC, Paris. He is also a Certified Alternative
Investment Analyst (CAIA) since 2010.
Chris is proficient in English, Mandarin and French. He currently serves on the committee of the national Community Chest and the management committee of the Singapore Quality Award.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Hennessy Room, Level 7, Conrad Hong Kong
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