Mr Alvin Cheng is an Executive Director and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd., the Manager of EC World REIT. Mr Cheng brings over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and REIT management and his expertise spans across equity investments, asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, and REIT and business trust management.
Mr. Cheng has held a number of senior management positions over the past decade. Until May 2016, Mr. Cheng was the Executive Director and CEO of LMIRT Management Ltd (the manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust), having joined as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in July 2010 and appointed to its board of directors in April 2013. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director and CEO of PST Management Pte. Ltd. (the trustee manager of Pacific Shipping Trust) from April 2008 to November 2009.
Mr. Cheng was a member of APL Logistics’ global management team where he was responsible for financial management, strategic business planning and mergers and acquisitions from 2006 to 2008, after he was based in Shanghai for APL and APL Logistics as the Director of Business Development for the Greater China region from 2002 to 2006.
During his earlier career in the financial sector, Mr. Cheng has held several senior regional roles within Chemical Bank (predecessor to JP Morgan Chase), Rabobank, and GE Capital.
Mr Cheng holds dual Master of Science degrees in Ocean Systems Management and in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and a B.Sc. (Honors) degree in from Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK).