Management Team

Boards of Directors melvin shermin steve angela klaus benjamin

Melvin Poon Tuck Meng

Director - Hotel Operations

Melvin Poon Tuck Meng is the Director (Hotel Operations), and is responsible for the overall business and operational matters of the Group’s hotels. Mr Poon joined Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel in 2002 as a Financial Controller and was subsequently promoted to Finance and Administration Director. Mr Poon has more than 20 years of experience in hotel financial management and administration. Prior to joining our Group, he was the executive assistant manager of Yuda Palace Hotel in Zhengzhou, China. Previously, he held appointments as the Financial and Accounts Controller of other hotels in Singapore, namely Golden Landmark Hotel, Boulevard Hotel and Orchard Parade Hotel. Mr Poon holds two Master degrees; a Master of International Business degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia and a Master of Business in Accounting degree from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Shermin Chan Poh Choo

Group Financial Controller

Shermin Chan Poh Choo is our Group Financial Controller. She joined the Company in 2007 and has been with the Group for about 11 years. Her responsibilities include management of the Group’s overall financial, accounting and internal control functions, as well as taxation, corporate secretarial and treasury matters. Ms Chan was trained and started her career as an auditor for a mid-tier Singapore public accounting firm for 10 years. Prior to joining our Group, she worked for Xpress Print Pte Ltd in the accounting and finance department. Ms Chan obtained her professional qualification in accountancy from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Foo Yong Kit Steve

Senior Director - Developments

Foo Yong Kit Steve is the Senior Director (Developments), for the Group’s Property Development business. Mr Foo joined the Group in May 2007 as Project Manager and he oversees all aspects of our development projects from review of development designs, evaluation of tender and administration of construction and maintenance programmes. As head of the Contract, Project and Property Management division he ensures successful initiation, completion and handover of our developments projects. He also supports the technical aspects of the Group overseas Hospitality development projects. Mr Foo has more than 30 years of experience in the field of construction and property management. Prior to joining our Group, Mr Foo was employed by the Keppel Club as Manager overseeing the Club maintenance and development of a new MasterPlan project. Mr Foo holds a certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship and a Diploma in Building from Singapore Polytechnic and also holds a certificate in Common Examination for Housing Agents from the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV). He is also a certified Fire Safety Manager as awarded by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Angela Khoo Ying Hui

Director – Sales & Marketing / Human Resource & Administration

Angela Khoo Ying Hui is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Human Resource & Administration department. She joined the Group in 2010 and has since been responsible for the marketing and sales of the Group's projects as well as overseeing the Group's leasing and investment property segments. As the Director for Human Resource and Administration department, she is involved in the planning for personnel and human resource needs of the Company. She also leads the Group's Corporate and Social Responsibility initiatives as well as the Sustainability aspect to achieve the Group's strategies. Formerly, Ms Khoo was with Knight Frank Pte Ltd as Residential Tenancy & Leasing Manager with a large portfolio of multinational clients. Prior to this appointment, she was with the US Embassy, involved in the property leasing aspect for the diplomats. Ms Khoo holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Business and Management from the University of Bradford (UK) and a Diploma in Building and Real Estate Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Klaus Gottschalk

General Manager

Klaus Gottschalk joined the Group in April 2014 as General Manager of Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, responsible for the overall operations of our Singapore hotel. Mr Klaus has more than 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. Having started his career in Germany, he has since worked in senior management positions in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. He joined Accor in 1994 as Deputy General Manager for the Novotel Twin Waters Resort in Australia’s Sunshine Coast and thereafter also held positions as Hotel Manager in Ibis Slipi Jakarta and later as General Manager for Ibis Jakarta Mangga Dua. In 2000 Klaus returned to Australia as General Manager for the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort before transferring to New Zealand in 2005. Based at the Novotel & Ibis properties in Rotorua, he was Area General Manager for the Central North Island, New Zealand. Mr Klaus graduated from Hotel Management School, D. Speiser Tegernsee in Germany.

Benjamin Charles Eddington Hopkins

Managing Director

Benjamin Hopkins joined the Group in January 2015 as the Director of the Group's operations in Australia. Mr Hopkins was previously employed at Savills plc, where he spent 10 years working in the Asia-Pacific region. From 2011, he was based in Singapore as the Director of the Development and Project Management Division for Southeast Asia. Mr Hopkins has been involved in development projects in Singapore, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Mr Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) from the University of Sydney and a Diploma in Property Investment and Finance certificate by the Property Council of Australia. He is also a Green Star Accredited Professional by the Green Building Council of Australia.