Lee Jin YongChief Executive Officer
Lee Jin Yong
Mr Lee Jin Yong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Managers and is based in the U.S.
Mr Lee has full executive responsibilities over the business directions and operational decisions in the day-to-day management of the Managers. Mr Lee has over 30 years of relevant hotel management and investment experience, personally closing on US$3.5 billion in acquisitions.
Mr Lee received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, New York, U.S. and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, U.S.
Marilyn TanDeputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investor Relations
Ms Marilyn Tan is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investor Relations of the Manager, based in Singapore.
Ms Tan supports the Chief Executive Officer in the execution of key business strategies of ARA H-Trust. This includes working with the asset management and hotel management teams based in the U.S. in undertaking proactive operational strategies aligned with its sustainability policies, as well as the finance team based in Singapore on capital management strategies.
As Head of Investor Relations, she is responsible for the delivery of effective communication platforms for ongoing investor and stakeholder engagement to enhance the long-term growth of ARA H-Trust.
Ms. Tan has been with ARA Asset Management Limited since 2006 and has held various positions in areas of financial planning & analysis, capital markets, corporate transactions and investor relations. These appointments were namely, Director of Group Finance, Senior Manager of Group Investment Office and Investor Relations Manager for Suntec REIT. Her work experience in Asia Pacific real estate REITs and private funds of more than 15 years included a prior role with Keppel Land Limited.
She started her career in equities research in areas of macroeconomics and strategy, and subsequently in utilities, banks, telecommunications sectors. Ms. Tan holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree, (Financial Analysis) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
James S. JungDirector, Investments
James S. Jung
Mr James S. Jung is the Director, Investments of the Managers and is based in the U.S.
Mr Jung will work with the Chief Executive Officer to identify and evaluate potential acquisitions and related investments or divestments with a view to enhance the Trust's portfolio. Mr Jung has over a decade of experience in the full lifecycle of hospitality acquisition, asset management and disposition. Prior to joining the Managers, Mr Jung has reviewed over US$10 billion in asset valuation and was personally involved in closing a US$2 billion acquisition/divestment in partnership with institutional U.S. capital.
Mr Jung holds a Masters of Management in Hospitality (concentration in Real Estate Finance) from Cornell University, New York, U.S. and a Bachelor of Science/Masters of Business Administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York, U.S.
Lisa SwainDirector, Asset Management
Ms Lisa Swain, who is based in the U.S. and employed by the ARA Hotel Manager, has over 25 years of experience and operational expertise in revenue management, sales and e-commerce. Prior to joining the ARA Hotel Manager, Ms Swain was Vice President of Asset Management at Clarion Partners, and oversaw a portfolio of 26 select-service and 6 full-service hotels. Ms Swain also has additional experience in hotel real estate investment consulting and property-level hotel management.
Ms Swain holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration) from the University of South Carolina.
Yan Lin TongFinance Director
Yan Lin Tong
Mr Yan Lintong is the Finance Director of the Managers and is based in Singapore.
Mr Yan is responsible for all finance matters of ARA US Hospitality Trust. Mr Yan has more than 15 years of experience in real estate, finance and capital markets. Prior to joining the Managers, Mr Yan was the Head of Finance and Capital Markets of ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust.
Mr Yan also spent 9 years at the manager of Ascendas Reit where he was responsible for group reporting and overseeing finance in Australia, USA and Europe. He was previously managing Ascendas Reit's corporate finance and established the finance operations for Ascendas-Singbridge in Australia. Mr Yan started his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore.
Mr Yan graduated with double Bachelor's Degrees summa cum laude in Accountancy and Information Systems Management from Singapore Management University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a CFA charterholder.
Lim Kai LunAssistant Finance Director
Lim Kai Lun
Mr. Lim Kai Lun is the Assistant Finance Director of the Managers and is based in Singapore.
Mr. Lim assists the Finance Director with the finance function of ARA H-Trust. He has more than 15 years of experience in the accounting, finance and audit industry. Prior to joining the Managers, he held various finance and managerial positions in public listed companies, including Singapore Post Limited, ARA Asset Management Limited and SIA Engineering Company Limited. Mr. Lim had previously worked on the initial public offering of a public listed REIT and other corporate projects, including acquisitions of public listed equities and debt financing.
Mr. Lim graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.