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  • Jinchu Shen, Jeffrey

    Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO

    Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Shen has been the co-CEO of our Group since June 2011 and was also a co-founder of e-Shang. He is responsible for overseeing ESR’s overall operations and business development, leading regional growth strategies, and expanding ESR’s asset and fund management platforms. Mr. Shen has over 20 years of industrial real estate experience in China. Prior to co-founding our group, he was previously Senior Vice President at GLP Investment Management (China) Co. Ltd. (formerly Prologis China); and the deputy director in DTZ Debenham Tie Leung International Property Advisers. He graduated from the Shanghai Jiaotong University in the PRC and obtained a bachelor’s degree in technical economics. Mr. Shen also holds an MBA from Donghua University in the PRC.

  • Stuart Gibson

    Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO

    Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Stuart Gibson has been the co-CEO of our Group since January 2016 and was also a co-founder and CEO of the Redwood group. Mr. Gibson is responsible for overseeing ESR’s overall operations and business development. He has over 24 years of real estate development and investment experience in Asia, which includes 15 years in the Japanese industrial real estate sector. Mr. Gibson was formerly the country head of Prologis Japan, and former co-founder and co-CEO of AMB BlackPine, which was subsequently incorporated into Prologis. He was also the Chairman of AMB Property Corporation Japan Advisory Committee.

  • Charles Alexander de Portes

    Executive Director, Co-founder & President

    Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Charles Alexander de Portes has been the President of our Group since January 2016 and was also the co-founder and President of the Redwood group. Mr. de Portes is responsible for overseeing ESR’s overall private equity capital raising and operations and business development. Mr. de Portes has over 23 years of real estate investment experience, including 19 years in the industrial sector in Asia. He was the co-founder and co-CEO of AMB BlackPine, which was subsequently incorporated into Prologis; and a Member of the AMB Property Japan Advisory Committee. He was also the Head of Acquisitions and Capital for Europe and Asia for Prologis. Prior to this, he worked in real estate principal investments at Goldman Sachs. Mr. de Portes was a decorated US Army Captain and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy (Dean's List). He also holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

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  • Wee Peng Cho

    Group CFO

    Wee Peng Cho has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of ESR since December 2016, and is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s financial management. He has over 25 years of experience in finance with international and regional companies in Asia. He was the CFO of SATS Ltd. which is listed on the Singapore Exchange. He previously held various treasury roles with Dow Chemical in the United States and Asia Pacific. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Cho graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. He further obtained a master’s degree in applied finance from the National University of Singapore.

  • Adrian Chui

    CEO & Executive Director,
    ESR-REIT

    Adrian Chui has been the CEO and executive director of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited since March 2017. He has over 17 years of real estate experience in Singapore and ASEAN. He was previously Managing Director, Head of Singapore Real Estate and Head of Southeast Asia Real Estate Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, Director of Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Group at UBS Investment Bank Singapore; and Lead Property Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Securities Pte Ltd. Mr. Chui has held management roles at CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited, and was part of the pioneer management team of Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

  • Josh Daitch

    Group Head of Fund Management & Capital

    Josh Daitch joined ESR in 2018 as Senior Managing Director and became the Group Head of Fund Management & Capital in 2020. He brings nearly three decades of real estate investment experience to the Group, having held leadership roles across the private equity and real estate divisions in various financial institutions, including SAJE Capital and Mesirow Financial. Mr. Daitch began his career with Goldman Sachs’ joint venture with the J.E. Robert Companies and helped start the Goldman Sachs subsidiary, the Archon Group, in 1996.


    Mr. Daitch received his master of business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor of business administration degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

  • Jihun Kang

    CIO, South Korea Platform

    Jihun Kang is the Chief Investment Officer of Kendall Square Logistics Properties, ESR’s South Korea Platform. He has over 18 years of experience in real estate investment, development and fund management. He was formerly Executive Director of Kendall Square Partners, Vice President of Prologis Korea and Director of Business Development at AMB Property Corporation. Mr. Kang holds a master’s degree in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters in Architecture from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Yonsei University.

  • Lilian Lee

    Group CCO

    Lilian Lee is the Group Chief Corporate Officer of ESR overseeing the Group’s administration, human resources and IT functions. She has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field where she covers the full spectrum of human resources management. Prior to joining ESR, she was the General Manager of Human Resources and Administration of Mapletree Investments Pte. Ltd, while also serving as the Senior Vice President for the company’s Group Learning and Development. Ms. Lee has extensive experience in managing sizeable, cross-market teams in various publicly listed companies including SIA Engineering Company and CapitaLand Limited. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with an honours degree in Arts.

  • Abhijit Malkani

    Country Head, India Platform

    Abhijit Malkani joined ESR India as its Country Head in September 2017. He has over 18 years of experience in commercial and industrial real estate operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including 11 years in logistics and industrial real estate in India. Mr. Malkani was a member of the founding team and former Managing Director of IndoSpace, which is currently the largest logistics real estate developer in India. He was also formerly the Country Head of Prologis India, where he established Prologis India’s operations team. Mr. Malkani obtained a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Delhi University in India.

  • Hideaki Matsunami

    Managing Director, Japan Platform

    Hideaki Matsunami has over 40 years of real estate experience in Japan. Prior to joining ESR (formerly the Redwood group) in 2011, he was the Senior Vice President in AMB Japan and Prologis Japan between 2000-2011. He also held key positions for Shimizu Corporation, one of the leading construction companies in Japan for 29 years. A licensed Japanese Broker and licensed first-class Architect, Mr. Matsunami was graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

  • Jai Mirpuri

    Country Head, India Platform

    Jai Mirpuri has over 16 years of experience in real estate investment and fund management in Asia, including 11 years of investment and organisation building in The Redwood Group. Mr. Mirpuri joined Redwood in 2008, and became Country Head of ESR India in 2017 to establish ESR’s platform in India. He previously held positions at Deutsche Bank and Capital One Bank. Mr. Mirpuri holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from IIT Bombay, an MBA from INSEAD and a Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services Certificate for Funds Management granted by the Institute of Banking and Finance from Singapore.

  • Thomas Nam

    CEO, South Korea Platform

    Sunwoo Thomas Nam is the CEO of Kendall Square Logistics Properties, ESR’s South Korea Platform. With over 26 years of experience in the real estate sector, he was the President of Prologis Korea, once the largest logistics asset investment and development platform in South Korea. Previously he founded Kendall Square Investment, a real estate investment management company in Korea with Warburg Pincus. He was also the Head of Overseas Investment at Samsung Life Insurance, and the Director of Investment at Rodamco Asia based in Hong Kong. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University / the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and a master’s degree in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Philip Pearce

    CEO, Australia Platform

    Philip Pearce has over 20 years of real estate experience in the Asia Pacific Region, and has been on the Board of ESR Funds Management (S) Limited since April 2017. He has been the CEO of ESR’s Australia platform since August 2018. He was the former Managing Director, Greater China for the Goodman Group, where he was responsible for the establishment of the Goodman Group’s business in China. Previously, he was at AMP Henderson Property Group where he worked in various roles including valuation, asset management and fund management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in land economy from the University of Western Sydney, and a graduate diploma in applied finance from the Australian Securities Institute. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Zoe Shou

    Group General Counsel

    Zoe Shou joined our group in February 2012 and is currently the General Counsel of ESR. She is responsible for overseeing legal matters in relation to group debt and equity financing, fund raising and fund management transactions, acquisition and disposition and other significant transactions as well as regulatory compliance and general corporate matters. Prior to joining ESR, Ms. Shou was previously at King & Wood Mallesons where she represented underwriters and issuers on debt and equity offering, and advised private equity investment and M&A transactions. She graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law.

  • Bo Zhou

    COO, PRC Platform

    Bo Zhou joined ESR (formerly e-Shang) as China’s COO in 2013. With over 20 years of experience in the logistics and real estate industries in China, Mr. Zhou started his career in Sinotrans Group in 1995 as Company Secretary of Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Company Limited, Managing Director of Exel-Sinotrans Freight Forwarding Company Limited and General Manager of Sinotrans Logistics Limited. He was the Vice President and Head of North Region of Prologis China from 2006 to 2010 and Senior Vice President and Head of Operations of GLP China (formerly Prologis China) from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Zhou holds an MBA from Peking University and a bachelor’s degree in Information Management from Beijing Foreign Studies University.