Hong Kong’s ESR names Serene Nah as independent non-executive director

ESR Cayman

Hong Kong-based ESR Cayman Ltd, the largest real asset manager in Asia Pacific, has announced the appointment of Serene Nah as an Independent Non-executive Director to the company’s board of directors, with effect from April 19, 2022.

Nah will also be appointed as a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the company.

According to the announcement, Nah has an extensive experience in financial management, capital markets, and business transformation. She has served as an Executive Director (since October 2021), Chief Financial Officer (since September 2020), and Chief Strategy Officer (from October 2019 to August 2020) of Kerry Properties Limited.

Prior to joining Kerry Properties Limited, Ms. Nah served as the Head of Portfolio Management, Asia for SilverLake Partners, a leading global private equity firm. She also spent ten years in finance, M&A and various transformation roles at General Electric (“GE”), where she spearheaded the build out of GE’s commercial and consumer finance businesses in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in her capacity as the Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Greater China.

“We are very pleased to welcome Serene to the Board of ESR. With her wealth of experience in financial management, capital markets and strategy, I am confident that she can add tremendous value to ESR. As a Group, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion and we are very focused on ensuring that the Board fully reflects this to bring a broad spectrum of views and experiences to the table,” ESR chairman Jeffrey Perlman said.

ESR is APAC’s largest real asset manager powered by the New Economy and the third largest listed real estate investment manager globally. With $140.2 billion in total assets under management (AUM), its fully integrated development and investment management platform extends across key APAC markets, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, India, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, representing over 95% of GDP in APAC, and also includes an expanding presence in Europe and the US.