Management Team

Jopie Ong Hie Koan
Grouping Managing Director

Mr Jopie Ong has been the Group Managing Director of Metro since 1973. In this position, he has full executive responsibility over the business directions and operational affairs of the Metro Group.

Mr Ong joined Metro in 1964 and was responsible for growing the retail division, introducing into Singapore key luxury brands such as Cartier and Piaget. Under his guidance, Metro obtained its listed status in 1973. He was also instrumental in the setting up and listing of Transmarco Limited, a group that dealt in luxury brands, watches and computers and of which he assumed chairmanship. He also acted as Director of the listed Metrojaya Berhad, which operated the Metro retail arm in Malaysia, prior to its divestment. Mr Ong’s experience at board level covers the retail, property development, construction, hotel and leisure industries.

Lawrence Chiang Kok Sung
Group Chief Operating Officer

Mr Lawrence Chiang was re-designated in July 2013 as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Metro Group. He holds a key role in the Group’s investment strategy and business development and in this role, he has initiated and overseen the completion of the Group’s property development projects and joint ventures in Singapore, Malaysia and China. Whilst assuming overall responsibility for the Group’s property and retail divisions, he is also directly involved in the management of the Group’s property division.

Prior to his current position, Mr Chiang was the Group’s Head, Corporate Affairs and Special Projects and Financial Controller, positions he held after joining Metro in 1989. He has 41 years of working experience in industries involved in engineering, property development and management, retail and department stores, cruise, hotel and trading operations. Mr Chiang was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, ACCA and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Wong Sioe Hong
Executive Chairman, Metro (Private) Limited

Mrs Wong was appointed as Executive Chairman of Metro (Private) Limited with effect from 1 October 2012. As Executive Chairman, she serves as the key strategist of the Group’s retail operations and is responsible for charting the future direction of this division. With over 40 years of industry expertise, Mrs Wong also holds the positions of Vice President of the Singapore Retailers Association as well as Vice Chairman of the Orchard Road Business Association.

She first joined Metro’s retail organisation in 1971 and had served as the Managing Director of Metro (Private) Limited from 1994 to 2012, overseeing the overall retail operations of the Group in both Singapore and Indonesia. Mrs Wong has played an instrumental role in transforming the Metro retail arm into a major retail operator in Singapore and will continue to oversee the Group’s retail expansion in the region. Mrs Wong holds a Bachelor of Science (Commerce) from the University of Santa Clara, USA.

David Lee Chin Yin
Group Financial Controller and Joint Company Secretary

Mr David Lee has been Group Financial Controller of the Metro Group since 1995. He has overall responsibility for the Group’s finance, accounting, treasury and tax functions. Mr Lee joined the Metro Group in 1991 as its Group Internal Audit Manager after 15 years in the public accounting profession. Mr Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

David Tang Kai Kong
Chief Executive Officer, Metro (Private) Limited

Mr David Tang was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metro (Private) Limited on 10 September 2012. A well-regarded retail professional with extensive experience in retail operations, marketing and financial management, he started his retail career as Merchandising Manager with JC Penny in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Prior to joining Metro, Mr Tang was at the helm of Robinsons as its Regional General Manager, a position he held since 2006. He spent 22 years at Robinsons, where he rose through the ranks, serving in various capacities from Fashion Buyer to Deputy Senior Merchandising Manager, Senior Merchandising Manager, General Manager (Merchandising) to General Manager (Department Stores). Mr Tang has a Master of Business Administration in Retailing and Wholesaling from University of Stirling, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Science (Highest Distinction) in Finance from Indiana University, USA.