Mr Law Cheong Yan

Group Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Education Division

Mr Law Cheong Yan was appointed as Group Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Group’s education division in January 2022. In his current role, he manages the Group’s mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate exercises, and functions relating to information technology, payroll and risk management. He also jointly manages the fund-raising and treasury functions of the Group with the Group Chief Financial Officer. In addition, as Chief Operating Officer for the Group’s education division, Mr Lawoversees the Group’s education division in respect of its business and day to-day operations which include human resources, finance, marketing and business development. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr Law was Group Chief Financial Officer from August 2013 to January 2022. Prior to joining Chip Eng Seng, Mr Law spent more than nine years in China and the US managing the businesses of several Singapore companies’ overseas subsidiaries. Mr Law was also the Group’s Financial Controller for the period from June 1999 to February 2004, and an auditor with an international accounting firm from September 1995 to June 1999. Mr Law holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a member of ISCA and CPA Australia.

Mr Yam Ah Mee

Chief Executive Officer, Construction Group 

Mr Yam Ah Mee was appointed Chief Executive Officer (Construction Group) of Chip Eng Seng Construction Pte Ltd in September 2023. 

Previously, he held senior public sector responsibilities, including as the Chief of Staff, RSAF; Deputy Secretary, Public Service Division, PMO; CEO/Dean of Civil Service College; Deputy Secretary, Air & Sea of Ministry of Transport; CEO of Land Transport Authority; and CEO of People’s Association. Mr Yam was also the Returning Officer for Singapore’s general elections held in 2011. 

Mr Yam holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First-Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a Master of Business Administration from NUS, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, US. He also attended the Harvard Business School Advance Management Programme from Harvard University, US and is a Fellow member of the Society of Project Managers Singapore. 

Mr Yam was awarded the NUS Eminent Business Alumni Award 2012, Public Administration Medal (Gold) 2008, Public Administration Medal (Silver)(Military) 1992, Lucius N Littauer Fellow Award (Harvard) 1991, Andover Prize Award at RAF, United Kingdom (“UK”), 1986 and The Queen’s Medal at Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australia, 1980.

Mr Teo Tiong Yong

Chief Operating Officer (Building & Environmental) 

Mr Teo joined the Group in July 2021. In his current role as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Group’s construction division, he oversees the operations of the Group’s construction business and drives synergy and efficiency across the business segments within the construction division.

Mr Teo has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He started his career with Sembcorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd in 1992. During his 13-year stint with Sembcorp, he was involved in the design and construction of buildings, factories, army camps and underground structures including MINDEF’s Underground Ammunition Facility Caverns, PUB’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Contract T05 project and Changi Airport Terminal 2 Expansion. Mr Teo joined JTC Corporation in 2006 and in his 15 -year tenure with JTC, he had taken on various leadership portfolios in project management, where he led the development of both industrial land and space solutions which included the development of specialised industrial buildings, marine infrastructure and underground developments, including JTC’s Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC) project. In JTC, he was also responsible for the provision of project management services to the government agencies without in-house or with limited capabilities to undertake building & infrastructure projects.  

Mr Teo holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Board.

Mr Venktaramana s/o V Vijayaragavan 

Chief Operating Officer (Civil Infrastructure) 

Mr Rama joined the CES Construction Group in September 2023. In his current role as Managing Director / Chief Operating Officer of the Group’s Civil Infrastructure division, he oversees the management and operations of the Group’s civil works construction business for projects locally and overseas.  

In a career that spans close to 30 years, Rama has gained hands-on project management experience in large-scale Civil Engineering projects under the Land Transport Authority leading and overseeing complex above/underground rail/road projects. Rama was also the Director (Cost Control), under LTA’s Safety & Contracts Group, where he was tasked to protect the contractual and commercial interests of LTA. 

In 2015, Rama was appointed as the Managing Director of SG HSR Pte Ltd – the Infra Company (InfraCo SG) representing the MOT/Government of Singapore) of the High-Speed Rail project between Malaysia and Singapore. He managed the joint aspects of the project with his Malaysian counterparts (MyHSR) to ensure effective management and execution of the project keeping in line with the Bilateral Agreement between SG-MY.  

Rama was made the Group Director (GDNSC) in 2019 to lead the 21.5km, $13bil North South Corridor (NSC) road infrastructure project that runs through a built-up corridor of Singapore. He was also overseeing the design and construction of $950mil first-of-its-kind Integrated Train Testing Centre (SRTC) at Tuas.  

Rama was also instrumental in leading LTA team of in-house investigators working together with external engineering experts and legal counsel for the Committee of Inquiry into the Nicholl Highway collapse in 2004.  

Rama graduated with Degree in Civil Engineering in 1992 and holds Masters in Science (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. He is a post-graduate gold medallist winner, with a major in geotechnical engineering. He was also conferred the Outstanding Project Manager Award (Senior Category for Civil Engineering) in 2010 by the Society of Project Managers (SPM), Singapore. He is also the Main Committee Member of the Tunnelling & Underground Construction Society of Singapore (TUCSS) and served as Technical Chairman of local/international conferences organized by TUCSS. He has also represented in the technical evaluation (civil construction projects) panel for the Project Management Institute (SPMI), Singapore Charter. 

For his 30 years of public service, Rama was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) under the Ministry of Transport. 

Mr Michael Ng

Executive Director, Real Estate Division 

Mr Michael Ng joined the Group in January 2017. He is responsible for the Group’s Property Development and Investment Divisions.

Prior to joining Chip Eng Seng, Mr Ng was Group General Manager of United Industrial Corporation Limited and Singapore Land Limited where he managed the diversified real estate investments and developments of the group in Singapore, China and UK.

He was Managing Director of Savills Singapore from 2005 to 2010, where he spearheaded a turnaround of its operations. Mr Ng was Managing Director of UK owned Hamptons International in Singapore from 2001. He subsequently led a management buyout of the Singapore office and expanded the business successfully before selling the operations to Savills Singapore in December 2004. He was also a founding shareholder of Huttons Real Estate in 2002. From 1995 to 2001, Mr Ng headed the property arm of COSCO Singapore, a China state-owned maritime group, handling its real estate development, investments, acquisitions, project management and asset management. Some of the projects included commercial, retail and residential developments and investments in Singapore, other parts of Southeast Asia and China. The early part of his career was with Richard Ellis (now known as CBRE) from 1988 to 2004 where he honed his acumen in asset management, real estate investment advisory and marketing.

He was a panel member of the Strata Titles Boards, under the Ministry of Law from 1999 to 2008. Mr Ng holds Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore and has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years.