Ms Ong Chih Ching is the Executive Chairman and Executive Director of KOP Limited. She is responsible for the Company’s vision, development and strategic planning as well as growth of the Group’s business.
Named as one of the 50 Power Business Women in Asia by Forbes Asia magazine in 2014 and 2015, Ms Ong was also named Outstanding Entrepreneur at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014 by Enterprise Asia and the winner for the RISING 50 “Women Empowerment Awards” supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in 2017. Recognised as a forerunner and thought leader on the topics of real estate, women leadership and innovation, Ms Ong has been invited to speak at several prestigious forums and seminars including The Economist – Innovation Summit in October 2015, CNBC’s Managing Asia: Asia Builders seminar in October 2014 and the Real Estate Investment World 2015 conference. Ms Ong also sits on the jury panel of the highly-coveted Channel News Asia Luminary Awards where she also spoke about gender diversity and leadership at its forum in March 2015 titled Leadership for Innovation and Growth: Women on Board.
Prior to the Reverse Takeover, Ms Ong was the chairman and co-founder of KOP Properties Pte. Ltd. and KOP Group Pte. Ltd., and was responsible for a number of ground-breaking real estate projects including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore, Cairnhill, the first Ritz-Carlton branded private residences outside of North America; Hamilton Scotts, Singapore, an iconic residential tower with sky-garages (an exclusive car porch in the living room); and the multi-award winning Montigo Resorts hospitality brand conceptualised by Ms Ong with two resorts in Indonesia under its portfolio – one in Nongsa, Batam, and the other in Seminyak, Bali. With her foresight in revolutionary ventures, Ms Ong is placing KOP Limited on the fast-track with the development of Wintastar, Shanghai, an integrated winter-themed resort featuring an Olympic-grade indoor ski-slope and winter sports facility.
Ms Ong was a founding partner of Singapore law firm Koh, Ong & Partners where she started Koh, Ong and Partners Management Services Pte. Ltd. in 1999 that provides secretarial, consultancy and corporate management services for high-net-worth clients and private and public equity institutions. She was also the honorary secretary and founder member of Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (“SIAS”). She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994, and graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Buckingham in 1991.