Key members of the management team of the Manager have significant experience in investment and management of assets as well as the development of financial and investment products. In particular, most of the key management team were instrumental in the development and execution of award-winning transactions similar to the Transaction. These are the key members of the management team of the Manager.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Margaret LUI-CHAN Ann Soo is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Azalea since 2015. She successfully led the team to complete the development and launch of the Astrea III and Astrea IV PE bonds in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The Astrea PE bonds, being an innovative product, were the first private equity based bonds to be listed on a major stock exchange. Ms Lui-Chan was previously with Temasek since 1985 in various investment roles including private equity, portfolio management, corporate finance and restructuring roles. Her last appointment at Temasek was Senior Managing Director. In 2010, she was seconded to SeaTown Holdings Pte Ltd as its Chief Operating Officer. Subsequently in 2012, she joined another Temasek affiliate, Pavilion Capital Pte Ltd as its Chief Operating Officer. She was responsible for the start-up operations of both these investment management companies which are indirectly wholly-owned by Temasek.
She currently sits on the board of Sembcorp Industries Limited and chairs the Marine Services Supervisory Committee of PSA International. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of the Singapore Institute of Technology and heads its investment committee. Ms Lui-Chan is also a member of the Singapore Exchange’s Listing Advisory Committee.
Ms Lui-Chan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. She attended the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Funds
Mr CHUE En Yaw is the Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Funds at Azalea Investment Management Pte. Ltd.. Mr Chue is deeply involved in the Astrea Platform since 2014 and is a key member of the team that successfully launched the first retail PE bond on the SGX-ST in 2018. Prior to joining the Manager on 1 January 2018, Mr Chue was seconded from Temasek to the Azalea Group from January 2016 to December 2017. He was concurrently the Head of Private Equity Funds at Fullerton Fund Management Company Limited upon the launch of the Astrea III transaction in June 2016.
Mr Chue joined Temasek in 2010 and was a senior member of the Private Equity Fund Investments team covering fund relationships in Asia as well as global secondaries. At Temasek, Mr Chue played a key role in the launch of the Astrea II transaction in 2014. Prior to joining Temasek, he was with Standard Chartered Private Equity and JAFCO (Asia) Investment for almost 10 years. He started his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP in 1997. Mr Chue is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Ms Alisa CHHOA is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Azalea Investment Management Pte. Ltd.. Prior to joining the Azalea Group in 2017, Ms Chhoa has spent over 17 years in private practice in London and Sydney where she advised clients on secondary transactions, structuring and establishment of private capital funds, fund investments and co-investments across a number of asset classes. Ms Chhoa has worked in the private funds teams at Clifford Chance LLP, Proskauer and Macfarlanes LLP respectively and was Head of Greater China Practice at Macfarlanes LLP. She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as in New South Wales, Australia.
Ms Emma OOI joined the Azalea Group in 2015. Previously, she was at Pavilion Capital where she was responsible for China private equity fund investments and direct co-investments and setting up the portfolio management systems. Before Pavilion Capital, she was with Temasek’s China investment team where she covered private equity fund investment and direct investments in China. She first joined Temasek in 2006, and was part of the team that started Temasek’s operations in Shanghai and developed strategic relationships to establish Temasek’s footprint in the region. Ms Ooi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from INSEAD.