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Lee Chee Koon

Lee Chee Koon, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Investment
Courtesy of CapitaLand Investment

Lee Chee Koon is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Investment and serves on its board of directors.

Prior to becoming Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Investment, Chee Koon was President and Group CEO of CapitaLand Group. Under his leadership, CapitaLand became one of Asia's largest diversified companies.

In 2019, he orchestrated the Group's strategic acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB), which allowed the Group to strengthen its position in the business park, industrial and logistics segments of the market. In addition, he significantly expanded the Group's footprint in India, making it one of CapitaLand's core geographies.

Since joining CapitaLand in 2007, he has held several appointments within the Group, which includes his role as CEO of The Ascott Limited (Ascott). Following that, he was appointed Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO), focusing on identifying growth opportunities and capital allocation across the Group.

Chee Koon was presented with the Business China Young Achiever Award by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2017, for his contributions toward strengthening Singapore-China relations through Ascott. In 2016, he was also conferred the prestigious National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite) by the President of the French Republic for Ascott's contributions to France.

Chee Koon holds a First Class Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

Directorships and Professional Memberships

- Executive, Non-independent Director, CapitaLand Investment

- Director, EDBI Pte Ltd