Honorary Chairman of SIAS
Daniel Teo is presently a director of the Tong Eng Group of Companies, and is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Hong How Group of Companies. The Tong Eng Group and the Hong How Group are engaged in business ranging from the property development to investment holdings.
A noted real estate developer and investor, Mr Teo was the President of the Real Estate Development Association of Singapore for numerous terms, the last term being from 1998 to 2001. He was also the World President of the International Real Estate Federation from 2000 to 2001. Some of his projects have won the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Architectural Heritage Award for Conservation and Adaptive Re-use in 1995, 2010 and 2013. Mr Teo is an active promoter of culture and arts in Singapore. In 1981, he was the founder member of the Singapore Cultural Foundation which has since merged into the National Arts Council. Mr Teo was awarded “Patron of Heritage” by the National Heritage Board for 2008 and 2013.
Mr Teo has prior experience as director of public listed companies in Singapore. He served as an independent director of Courts (Singapore) Limited from 1993 to 2007 and Popular Holdings Limited from 1999 to 2005. He was also an independent director of Sunway City Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad from 2001 to 2010.
On top of being a developer, Mr Teo is also actively involved in conservation and adaptive reuse projects, retirement villages and elderly care facilities, performing and visual arts and has special interest in photography and philatelic. He has won numerous International Stamp awards especially his notable collections of Classic Sarawak, Mongolia and “Men Dreams to Fly” and rare stamps of the world.
His wife, Ms Goh Soo Khim, is the founding Director/Principal of Singapore Ballet Academy and Founding Director of Singapore Dance Theatre.