Non-independent Non-executive Director
Mr Ooi has more than 35 years of real estate experience, including in property investment, development, project management, fund investment and management and capital partnerships in Australia and across Asia.
Mr Ooi joined Lendlease in 1981, working in various finance roles in Sydney, before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer, Asia in the late 1990s. Later, Mr Ooi returned to Sydney with Lendlease and fulfilled the roles of Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Development (2000 – 2002), Global Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Investment Management (2002 – 2003) and Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer, Lendlease Communities (2003 – 2005). From 2006 to 2010, Mr Ooi was the Asia Chief Executive Officer, Lendlease Investment Management and Retail, based in Singapore. In 2010, Mr Ooi was appointed Asia Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease.
Since retiring from his executive career in late 2011, Mr Ooi has gained board and board committee experience at both listed and non-listed entities across Asia Pacific.
Mr Ooi is the Non-Executive Deputy Chair on the Board of Directors of Cromwell Property Group, the Sponsor of CEREIT. Mr Ooi is also currently Deputy Chair and Non-independent Non-executive Director of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited, the manager of SGX-listed ESR-REIT and previously served as Chair from 2017 to 30 June 2021. Mr Ooi was previously a Non-executive Director of formerly-SGX-listed Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (2015 – 2020), Frasers Property Australia (2014 – 2018) and Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte Ltd (2012 – 2014).
Mr Ooi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.