|Executive Directors||Independent Directors||Audit Committee||Remuneration Committee||Nominating Committee|
|Mr Koh Boon Hwee
(w.e.f. 1 Jan 2013)
|Mr Lucas Chow|
|Mdm Ng Siok Keow|
|Mdm Tan Siok Hwee|
|Mr Heng Chiang Meng||Lead Independent Director||Chairman||Chairman|
|Mr Cheng Hong Kok||Chairman|
|Mdm Ee Choo Lin Diana|
Mr Koh Boon Hwee was appointed as a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2013. At the Company’s 45th Annual General Meeting, Mr Koh will retire and be eligible for re-election pursuant to Article 101 of the Company’s Articles of Association. As Mr Koh serves on various executive committees in Far East Organization, the Nominating Committee of the Company considers Mr Koh to be non-independent.
Mr Koh is currently Executive Chairman of Credence Capital Fund II (Cayman) Ltd and Credence Partners Pte Ltd. He is also currently Non-Executive Chairman of Sunningdale Tech Ltd (formerly known as “Tech Group Asia Ltd”), Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad, AAC Technologies Holdings Inc, Rippledot Capital Advisers Pte Ltd, FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte. Ltd. and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd.
He started his career in 1977 at Hewlett Packard and rose to become its Managing Director in Singapore, a post he held from 1985 to 1990. From 1991 to 2000, he was Executive Chairman of the Wuthelam Group, and from 2002 to 2009, Mr Koh was at S i2i Limited (formerly known as “MediaRing Ltd”) where his last held position was Executive Director. He was responsible for overseeing the corporate strategy and management of these companies. Mr Koh has concurrently been with Sunningdale Tech Ltd (formerly known as “Tech Group Asia Ltd”) since 2003, where he oversaw the operations of the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2008 and where he now acts in a non-executive capacity as Chairman.
Mr Koh was also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and its predecessor organisations from 1986 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005, Mr Koh served as Non-Executive Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, and from 2005 to 2010 as Non-Executive Chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd.
From 1996 to 2010, Mr Koh served on the board of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, and was a member of the Executive Committee from 1997 to 2010.
Mr Koh is also a director of First Spring Ltd and Agilent Technologies, Inc, as well as a number of local and overseas private companies and local non-profit organisations, including the Harvard Singapore Foundation, Nanyang Technological University Board of Trustees, EDB International Advisory Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Mr Koh graduated from Imperial College with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), First Class Honours, in 1972, and obtained a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Mr Lucas Chow Wing Keung was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company on 15 March 2012. He was re-designated as Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 12 July 2012. He has been a Director of the Company since 1 June 2008. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2012. As Mr Chow is an employee of the substantial shareholder of the Company, he is considered by the Nominating Committee of the Company to be non-independent.
Mr Chow is currently an Executive Director of Far East Organization. He joined Far East Organization in June 2011. He provides strategic counsel to the Chief Executive Officer on new business growth and brand development across the organization’s diverse portfolio. He serves on several high-level executive committees in Far East Organization including as Chairman of Far East Hospitality Executive Committee, member of Far East Establishment Committee, F&B Executive Committee and Brand Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Far East Organization, Mr Chow was the Chief Executive Officer of MediaCorp, a leading media company in the region. Under his leadership, MediaCorp launched major initiatives in the digital space. Mr Chow was also the prime-mover of MediaCorp’s corporate social responsibility programme. Mr Chow started his career with Hewlett Packard (HP) and spent almost 20 years in HP holding several senior positions. He joined Singtel in 1998 and held the positions of CEO (SingTel Mobile), Executive Vice President (Consumer Business) and Executive Vice President (Corporate Business). He was instrumental in increasing SingTel’s broadband market share and driving regional expansion in the mobile business.
Mr Chow is an active leader in the business, media and telecommunications communities. He currently chairs the Singapore Health Promotion Board and also sits on various other boards of directors and advisory committees. He is a member of the National University of Singapore’s Board of Trustees and chairs NUS Entrepreneurship Committee.
Mr Chow graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Aston, Birmingham (United Kingdom).
Mdm Ng Siok Keow was appointed Executive Director of the Company on 6 August 1987. She was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 29 April 2011. As she is related to the substantial shareholder of the Company, she is considered by the Nominating Committee of the Company to be non-independent.
Mdm Ng is also an Executive Director of Far East Organization, the Chairman of the Management Committee of Cairnhill Community Club and holds directorship in Singapore Symphonia Company Ltd. She was awarded the Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) in 1995, the Orchid Award by the Singapore Girl Guides Association in 1996 and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM) in 2001.
Mdm Ng obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry from the University of Singapore.
Mdm Tan Siok Hwee was appointed Executive Director of the Company on 6 August 1987. She is also an Executive Director of Far East Organization. She was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 28 April 2010. As she is an employee of the substantial shareholder of the Company, she is considered by the Nominating Committee of the Company to be non-independent.
Mdm Tan obtained her Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore in 1973 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has been a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore since 1976.
Arthur Kiong is the Chief Executive Officer of Far East Hospitality, which is part of Far East Orchard Limited. He is concurrently the Executive Director of Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private property developer.
Mr Kiong returned to Far East in 2012, where he previously headed the Organization’s then newly-formed Hotel Division from 2005 - 2008. In his current role, Mr Kiong provides key leadership to drive further growth for the company’s hospitality management business. Far East Hospitality has a portfolio of eight hotels and 10 serviced residences in Singapore and Malaysia.
Prior to this, Mr Kiong held various senior positions at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. In his last held appointment, Mr Kiong was responsible for the inception of Canopy Marketing Group Pte Ltd, as its Chief Executive Officer. Wholly owned by Banyan Tree Services, the marketing company provides strategic insights and marketing services to the various businesses in the Banyan Tree Group.
Mr Kiong has over 20 years of hotel industry experience having held operations, sales and marketing roles for various hotels in Asia and the USA including The Peninsula Hotels, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt International, Westin Hotels, and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
Mr Cheng Hong Kok was appointed Non-executive Director of the Company on 30 May 1996. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 29 April 2011. Mr Cheng, being over the age of 70 years, will be re-appointed as a Director of the Company pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act (Cap.50). Mr Cheng Hong Kok, who had served on the Board for more than 9 years, is considered independent by the Nominating Committee based upon his experience, expression of views, attendance and participation in the meetings.
Mr Cheng is a Director of SP Corporation Limited and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He sat on the Board of Gul Technologies Singapore Ltd and was the Chairman of its Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Mr Cheng was a Director and an Executive Committee member of Singapore Petroleum Company Limited (“SPC”) from 1999 to 2009. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SPC from 1981 to 1996. Through SPC, he was involved in the Asean Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) for many years. He was also a Board member of the Singapore Economic Development Board from 1987 to 1990 and was a member of the Government Economic Planning Committee from 1989 to 1991.
Mr Cheng graduated from the University of London in 1964 with First Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering and attended the Advanced Executive Management Program at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, in 1981. In 1961, he was awarded the Singapore State Scholarship, the Colonial Welfare and Development Scholarship and the University of Malaya Entrance Scholarship. He was also awarded the University of Cambridge Fellowship and the Eisenhower Fellowship in 1964 and 1979 respectively.
Mr Heng Chiang Meng was appointed Non-executive Director of the Company on 19 June 1998. In 2008, Mr Heng was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee on 9 March 2011 and 29 April 2011 respectively. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 28 April 2010. The Nominating Committee of the Company considers Mr Heng to be an independent director.
Mr Heng holds directorships in various listed companies including Keppel Land Limited, Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Limited and Academies Australasia Group Ltd, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia.
Mr Heng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore.
Mdm Ee was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Director and Member of the Audit and Nominating Committees on 29 April 2011. On 1 June 2011, she was appointed as a Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2012. The Nominating Committee considers Mdm Ee to be an independent director.
Mdm Ee brings with her over 25 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and has held senior positions managing multi hotel brands in Raffles International Limited and Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. She was formerly President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts where she had responsibilities for the overall operating and financial performance of the group’s hotels worldwide and the brand’s global growth strategy.
Mdm Ee is presently engaged in business advisory roles and is active in supporting the hospitality industry. She is a Board Member of the Singapore Tourism Board and a Director of Mt Faber Leisure Group Pte Ltd. and SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd, where she also serves as the Chairman of the Academic & Examinations Advisory Council. Mdm Ee presently sits on the Board of Governors of Republic Polytechnic Singapore and is the Vice-Chairman of the Hotel & Accomodation Industry Skills and Training Council of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.
Mdm Ee obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Yik Yen Shan, Vincent was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group on 15 March 2012. He is responsible for all financial and accounting matters of the Group, as well as tax, treasury and investor relations.
Mr Yik graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of CPA Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience in audit, accounting and finance. Prior to joining Orchard Parade Holdings Limited, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Singapore.
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