Luxury property developer SC Global's CEO Simon Cheong joins SIA board as an independent director

Mr Simon Cheong, seen here in a 2011 photo, has more than 30 years of experience in real estate, banking and international finance.
Mr Simon Cheong, seen here in a 2011 photo, has more than 30 years of experience in real estate, banking and international finance. PHOTO: SIMON CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines announced the appointment of a new independent director on Wednesday (May 31).

The appointment of Mr Simon Cheong Sae Peng, 60, will be effective on June 1. He will also be a member of the board compensation and industrial relations committee.

Mr Cheong is the chairman and chief executive of Singapore high-end developer SC Global, and has more than 30 years of experience in real estate, banking and international finance.

He was a real estate banker before setting up SC Global in 1996 as a real estate and hotel advisory and direct investment group, specialising in structuring large and complex transactions worldwide.

Mr Cheong previously served as a board member of Republic Polytechnic and Singapore Turf Club,among other organisations.

He was also a council member of the Singapore Business Federation, and served two terms as president of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore.