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Key Management

Name

Designation

Biography

Steve Small

Managing Director, Banyan Tree Capital

Steve Small is the Managing Director of Banyan Tree Capital which he established on behalf of Banyan Tree Group. He has managed the successful launch of the Banyan Tree Indochina Hospitality Fund and the Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund and oversees all Banyan Tree Capital’s fund management activities. Prior to joining the Banyan Tree Capital, Mr. Small spent over 20 years in private equity investment and management in Asia and was a non-executive director of various regionally listed companies during this time.

Ho Ren Hua 

Country Head, China

Mr. Ho Ren Hua, based in Shanghai, is a member of the leadership team of the China Hospitality Fund and oversees the finance, HR, investment functions of the Group's China office. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Capital in 2010, Mr. Ho Ren Hua worked as an international management consultant with consultancy experience in the US, Hong Kong and China. Mr. Ho Ren Hua holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jun Wang 

Managing Director, Banyan Tree Capital China

Mr. Jun Wang is the Managing Director for Banyan Tree Capital China with his primary responsibility for the daily management of Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund. Jun has over ten years experience in Real Estate and Distressed Asset Investment and Management in the People’s Republic of China and more than five years experience of working in investment and research in the USA. Jun has an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Viroj Thongpachan 

Assistant Vice President, Project Development, Indochina Fund

Mr Viroj, based in Vietnam, is responsible for all aspects of the projects development. He has over 18 years experience in various projects such as luxury residential villas, hotels, restaurants, condominiums, Universities and infrastructure. Mr Viroj graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Ramkhamhang University.

Paul Trevena 

Finance Director, Banyan Tree Capital

Mr Trevena, based in Singapore, is responsible for all financial and fund administration matters. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Capital in 2009, he spent more than 10 years working in audit and transaction services in London and Hong Kong.  Mr Trevena is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Katherine Chia

Director of Cost Control, Banyan Tree Capital

Ms Chia, based in Vietnam, is responsible for providing support and guidance to the project team for all cost and construction contract matters. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Capital in 2010, Ms Chia was working with an international Japanese contractor in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as Quantity Surveyor Manager.  She holds a diploma in Building and a specialist diploma in Facilities Management and Enhancement from Singapore Polytechnic.

George Tsung

Director of Property Sales and Marketing (China)

Mr. George Tsung, based in Shanghai, is responsible for property sales & marketing in China. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Capital, Mr. Tsung has more than 20 years working experience in selling residential and commercial property in China & Hong Kong. Mr. Tsung graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Art in Economics from University of Windsor.

Charlie Peng

Investment Director, Banyan Tree Capital China

Mr. Charlie Peng, based in Shanghai, is responsible for investment. asset management, and fund reporting of Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Capital, Charlie has over 15 years of professional experience in real estate investment and management in China. He holds a diploma in Financial Accounting and Hotel Management from Shanghai Institute of Tourism.

Thio SuSan

Financial Controller, Banyan Tree Capital

Ms Thio, based in Singapore, is responsible for handling financial reporting, cash flow management, maintenance and implementation of operational processes and managing payroll details for management reporting. She has more than 15 years experience in accounting which includes preparing management and financial reports, forecasting and budgeting, cash flow management and forecasting, development and implementation of financial functions and internal controls. Ms Thio holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Canberra.