Executive moves: Manulife US REIT taps deputy CEO; Challenger, StarHub, Shinvest

Manulife US REIT agreed to acquire Centrepointe office towers located in Fairfax, Virginia. Credit: Manulife US REITManulife US REIT agreed to acquire Centrepointe office towers located in Fairfax, Virginia. Credit: Manulife US REIT

Singapore companies announcing executive changes: Manulife US REIT, Challenger Technologies, StarHub and Shinvest Holding.

Manulife US REIT

Manulife US Real Estate Management, the manager of Manulife US REIT, said Friday it appointed William David Gantt III (Tripp Gantt), age 52, as deputy CEO, effective Friday, according to a filing to SGX Friday. 

From June 2005 to January 2022, Gantt was the assistant senior investment officer at the Washington State Investment Board, a U.S. pension fund with assets under management of around US$25 billion in real estate, the filing said.

Challenger Technologies

Challenger Technologies said Thursday Max Ng Chee Weng, age 51, would be redesignated from independent director to non-executive independent chairman, effective Thursday. 

Ng holds 17,500 shares of the company, Challenger said in a filing to SGX.

StarHub

StarHub appointed Lim Tse Ghow Olivier, age 57, as independent non-executive director, effective Saturday, according to a filing to SGX Friday. 

Lim has 13 years experience as a banker at Citibank, and 11 years at CapitaLand Ltd. in roles including group chief investment officer and deputy group CEO, the filing said. 

He currently holds 1 million StarHub shares, the filing said.

Shinvest Holding

Shinvest Holding said Thursday Dr. Chau Sik Ting, age 82, who was an independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee, had died “peacefully” on 8 February.