UOA Hospitality is led by a team of highly experienced hospitality professionals who embody the excellence we aspire to, helming every aspect of the business with passion, dynamism and forward-thinking focus.
Head of Hospitality
Dickson heads UOA Hospitality, the hospitality arm of UOA Group since he first joined UOA in 2016. As Head of Hospitality, he is responsible for the division’s expansion, branding and operations, and provides overall leadership and strategic direction in all aspects for the company.
Teng Ei Liang
Vice President of Development
Ei Liang brings a great depth of experience to his role in driving UOA Hospitality’s portfolio growth strategy. Having started out in hospitality business development with the Singapore Tourism Board, he spent almost seven years as Group Director, Development at luxury boutique hotel operator Alila Hotels & Resorts, in charge of business development and technical services, handling numerous projects in India, China, North and South East Asia. Prior to his current role with the group, Ei Liang’s time in Malaysia has also seen him serving as the Vice President of Business Development at Keystone Land Developments and Deputy CEO of Platform Hospitality Group.
Choo So Yee
Director of Finance
So Yee has over 20 years of experience working in finance, with a strong track record in leadership positions within the hospitality industry. She combines a deep understanding of financial instruments and processes with the capacity to adopt new concepts in the setting up of accounting departments, system reviews and financial reporting. From pre-opening to the implementation of financial systems, policies and procedures, So Yee is dedicated to supporting a successful business.
Yan Swee Foong
Director of Procurement
Swee Foong brings over 20 years of experience to her role as Procurement Director, in which she leads the cluster procurement team in the implementation of appropriate procurement processes and activities at the company’s various properties. Swee Foong had previously managed the purchasing departments at Holiday Inn Glenmarie and The Pan Pacific Glenmarie in Kuala Lumpur. Since joining the team in 2014, she has been instrumental in improving the quality and efficiency of the procurement process, demonstrating her strong ability in cluster procurement, contracts and special projects.
Mok Sau Wai
Director of Human Resources
Sau Wai is passionate about driving HR strategies that increase effectiveness, transform cultures, promote collaboration and develop high-performing leaders for the organisation. Over the last 15 years, she has held HR positions in Ascott and Ritz-Carlton with experience spanning cluster HR management and a full spectrum of HR functions such as training and development. Recognised in the hospitality industry for her experience and expertise, Sau Wai is dedicated to creating a culture of high performance and continuous learning that will build the company’s human capital capabilities and talent pipeline to meet immediate and long-term business objectives.