LOS ANGELES – Oct. 10, 2017 – Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Pateman as chief financial officer and Wen De Tam as head of investment and asset management. Bringing along their strong expertise to the executive team of the company, Pateman and Tam will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Chris Ahearn.
Pateman has worked with Oakwood Worldwide since 2016, where he has held both global and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) finance roles, and helped to develop the company’s strategy plans. He has more than 20 years’ experience in various financial roles across EMEA and Asia, driving improved financial performance, establishing strategic reporting and forecasting and ensuring a high standard of compliance. He is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and has accreditation from the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Since 2015, Tam has worked with Oakwood Worldwide as part of the collaboration with Singapore-based company, Mapletree Investments, prior to the acquisition in February 2017. During that time he worked closely with the asset management team at Oakwood, and has been managing the nine Mapletree-owned properties in the U.S., including the renovation of three of those properties. He joined Mapletree in 2014, and prior to that he worked in other global MNCs including Bloomberg LP and KPMG. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds a Master of Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University.
“Justin and Wen De will play significant roles in executing our strategic plan and I am thrilled to have both of them join the Oakwood executive team,” said Ahearn. “Justin has been an invaluable resource to Oakwood since he first started with us in 2016. His global experience, leadership and skill set will make him a strong CFO. Over the past several months, Wen De has provided tremendous insights to me and the rest of the senior leadership team. I know I speak on behalf of everyone when I share our excitement about Justin and Wen De joining the team.”