Mr Timothy C. M. Chia is the Chairman of Hup Soon Global Corporation Limited and Gracefield Holdings Limited.
He was the President of PAMA Group Inc. (previously known as Prudential Asset Management Asia Limited, the Asian investment and asset management arm of The Prudential Insurance Company of America). He retired from PAMA Group of Companies on 31 December 2004. In 2007, he founded Hup Soon Global Corporation and became its founding Chairman.
Prior to joining PAMA, as one of the original principals in 1986, Mr Chia was Vice President – Investment of American International Assurance Company Limited (AIA), a major subsidiary of the American International Group, Inc., New York (AIG).
Mr Chia is currently a Director of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Fraser and Neave Limited, Singapore Power Ltd, The Straits Trading Company Limited, Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and Ceylon Investment PLC.
Mr Chia is a Senior Adviser to EQT Funds Management Ltd.
He was made Chairman of UBS AG – Asia in October 2009 and retired in September 2011. He was a Senior Adviser to JM Financial Singapore Pte Ltd from 2013 to 2015.
In January 2012, Mr Chia was appointed Chairman, Asia of Coutts & Co Ltd, the wealth management arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
He was a board member of Singapore Power Ltd joining the board in September 1998 until his retirement in July 2004. He served as Chairman of one of Singapore Power’s major subsidiaries, Power Gas Ltd from 1998 to 2002.
Amongst his past appointments, Mr Chia was director of SP PowerAsset Ltd, Power Gas Ltd, SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd, Singapore Post Ltd, FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd, Frasers Centrepoint Ltd, Macquarie Pacific Star Prime REIT Management Ltd, The Hour Glass Ltd, KorAm Bank Co. (Korea), Meritz Securities Co., Ltd (Korea) and Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Co., Ltd (Thailand).
He is currently a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
Since January 2004, Mr Chia was named a Trustee of the Singapore Management University. He is currently a member of its Audit and Investment Committees and Chairman of its Committee for Institutional Advancement.
In 1996, Mr Chia was elected a Director of the Singapore Dance Theatre until he stepped down in March 2004 and in September 2004, was conferred the Arts Supporter Award by the National Arts Council.
Mr Chia graduated with a cum laude in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the United States.