Chief Executive Officer
GuocoLand Limited

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao is Chief Executive Officer of GuocoLand Group, a premier Asian real estate brand focused on creating innovative products that meet the future needs of how people live and work. The Group has a proven track record of developing and managing iconic integrated developments as well as high-end quality residential developments in key gateway cities such as its flagship Guoco Tower and the upcoming Guoco Midtown in Singapore, Guoco Changfeng City in Shanghai and Chongqing GuocoLand 18T in Chongqing, China, as well as Damansara City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hsing Yao is also a Director of Eco World International, a developer with key investments in London and Australia.

Prior to joining GuocoLand Group, he was with the Singapore public service. There, he held leadership positions at the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and was involved in projects like the Marina Bay and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Hsing Yao was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2006.

In January 2021, Hsing Yao was appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore as a Nominated Member of Parliament.

Currently, Hsing Yao is a board member of the National Parks Board. He is also Co-chairman of the Integrated Digital Delivery Steering Committee and the Central Procurers Panel at the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). In addition, he is a member of URA’s International Panel of Experts, Design Advisory Committee as well as Heritage and Identity Partnership.

Besides serving as an executive committee member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Singapore, Hsing Yao is a member of the Management Board of the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (IREUS) at the National University of Singapore. In addition, he is also a Director of the Business Improvement District (BID) association for Tanjong Pagar. Hsing Yao holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University, Bachelor of Architecture from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore.