Board of Governors
Albert Saychuan Cheok
Albert Saychuan Cheok graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia with First Class Honours in Economics. Mr Cheok is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a banker with over 30 years of experience in banking and business consultancy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Cheok is the Chairman of Bowsprit Corporation Limited, the Manager of First REIT, a healthcare REIT listed in Singapore. He is also the Chairman of LMIRT Management Ltd, the Manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust, a retail mall REIT listed in Singapore. Mr Cheok is the Chairman of Auric Pacific Group Limited, listed in Singapore. He is also the Chairman of International Standard Resources Holdings Limited and Across Asia and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong Chinese Limited, all listed in Hong Kong.
He is the Chairman Amplefield Limited, listed in Singapore and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Adavale Resources Limited, a coal mining company listed in Australia.
Mr Cheok is the Chairman of Macau Chinese Bank.
Between May 1979 and February 1982, Mr Cheok was an Adviser to the Australian Government Inquiry into the Australian financial system that introduced comprehensive reforms to the Australian banking system. He was Chief Manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia from October 1988 to September 1989 before becoming the Deputy Commissioner of Banking of Hong Kong for about three and a half years. He was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director in charge of Banking Supervision at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from April 1993 to May 1995. He was the Chairman of Bangkok Bank Berhad from September 1995 to November 2005. He was a Vice Chairman of the Export and Industry Bank of the Philippines from February 2006 to April 2012. Mr Cheok was also the Non-Executive Director of Eoncap Islamic Bank Berhad and MIMB Investment Berhad of Malaysia from June 2009 to June 2011 and Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance from 2013 to 2014.