Mr Koh Boon Hwee was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2013, and was last re-elected on 20 April 2016. Mr Koh is a member of the Nominating Committee. 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 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. Mr Koh has been with Sunningdale Tech Ltd since 2003, where he oversaw the operations of the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2008, and as Chairman from 2008 to-date. He is also the Chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited since 2010.
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 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 Lui Chong Chee was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 September 2014 and was last re-elected on 22 April 2015. Mr Lui was also appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company on 1 September 2014.
Mr Lui has extensive financial and business leadership experience from major listed companies. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Raffles Medical Group Ltd, where he was responsible for its financial management and business development. During his time with the CapitaLand Group, he held various senior management positions, including Group Chief Financial Officer of CapitaLand Limited; Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Residential Limited; and Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Financial Limited. He also held various posts as Director in various listed companies with the CapitaLand Group, and was the Chairman of Australand Holdings Limited, which was listed in the Australian Securities Exchange. Prior to joining the CapitaLand Group, Mr Lui was Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Group of Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Limited.
Mr Lui received a Bachelor of Science in 1985 in Business Administration (magna cum laude) from New York University, USA, as well as a Master of Business Administration in 1986 in Finance and International Economics. In 2005, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Ms Chua Kheng Yeng, Jennie was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2014, and was last re-appointed on 20 April 2016. Ms Chua was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company, Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and as a member of the Remuneration Committee from 25 April 2017. The Nominating Committee considers Ms Chua to be an Independent Director.
Ms Chua brings with her over 40 years of international experience in tourism and hospitality. Ms Chua is a Director of two other entities listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange – GL Limited and GuocoLand Limited.
On the public/community service front, she is currently Chairman of Alexandra Health System Pte Ltd, WoodlandsHealth Pte Ltd, Yishun Community Hospital Pte Ltd and Geriatric Education & Research Institute Limited. She is also the Deputy Chairman of Temasek Foundation CLG Limited.
She is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the United Mexican States.
She is a Director of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.
She is a member of Singapore’s Pro-Enterprise Panel and a member of MOH Holdings Healthcare Infrastructure and Planning Committee.
She is a Justice of the Peace and an Adviser to the Community Chest.
She was formerly President and CEO of Raffles Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Raffles International Limited, President and CEO of The Ascott Group Limited, a Director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, the Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand Limited, Chairman of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to The Slovak Republic. She was a Director of ISS A/S, a company listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange and was the Chairman of the Community Chest.
Awards and accolades: Singapore National Day Awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award, Outstanding Contribution to Tourism, NTUC Medal of Commendation, amongst others.
Ms Chua graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Mr Heng Chiang Meng was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 19 June 1998 and was last re-appointed on 20 April 2016. Mr Heng is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Mr Heng, who has served on the Board for more than 9 years, is considered independent by the Nominating Committee because he has continued to demonstrate strong independence in character and judgment and has contributed effectively as an Independent Director by providing impartial and autonomous views.
Mr Heng was the Lead Independent Director of the Company from 1 July 2008 until 25 April 2017, and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from 9 March 2011 until 25 April 2017.
In his corporate career spanning over 30 years, Mr Heng held senior positions in several financial institutions including Citibank NA, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Overseas Union Bank Limited. His other major area of experience is in real estate, having been the Managing Director of First Capital Corporation Limited, the Executive Director in the Far East Organization Group, and the Group Managing Director of Lim Kah Ngam Limited.
He also served four terms as a Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2001 during which he chaired the Government Parliamentary Committees for Communications and the Environment as well as the Ang Mo Kio-Cheng San Community Development Council and the Cheng San Town Council.
Mr Heng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore.
Mdm Ee Choo Lin Diana was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 29 April 2011, and was last re-elected on 20 April 2017. Mdm Ee was appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from 25 April 2017. Mdm Ee is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. The Nominating Committee considers Mdm Ee to be an Independent Director.
Mdm Ee has over 28 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. She held senior leadership positions at Raffles International Limited managing multi-hotel brands and gained broad experience in the areas of business management, sales and marketing, operations, technical services, quality assurance management, human resource management and organisational development. She was formerly President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts where she held responsibilities for the group’s growth strategy and for the operating and financial performance of its hotels spanning South East Asia, China, the United States, Middle East and Europe. Mdm Ee served as a Board Member of the Singapore Tourism Board from 2010 to 2015.
Active in supporting areas related to pre-employment education, continuing education and skills development, Mdm Ee presently serves as the Vice Chairman of SHATEC Institutes, the educational arm of the Singapore Hotel Association. Mdm Ee is also the Chairman of Mt Faber Leisure Group Pte Ltd and a Board Member of Sentosa Development Corporation.
Mdm Ee obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Koh Kah Sek was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2016 and was last re-elected on 20 April 2017. Ms Koh was appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee from 25 April 2017. As Ms Koh is directly associated with Far East Organisation Pte Ltd, which is a substantial shareholder of the Company, she is considered by the Nominating Committee of the Company to be non-independent.
Ms Koh is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Far East Organization (“FEO”), where she is responsible for FEO’s financial affairs, including corporate finance, treasury, overseas investments, risk management and capital management. Ms Koh is also a director of Netlink Management Pte. Ltd. and Netlink NBN Management Pte. Ltd.
Prior to joining FEO, Ms Koh worked in Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) from 2005 to 2011. In SingTel, she held various senior management positions, such as the Group Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer (Singapore) and Group Treasurer. Ms Koh previously served as a board member of public listed companies including Globe Telecom Inc. and Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited. Prior to joining SingTel, Ms Koh began her career with Price Waterhouse and thereafter she worked at a leading global investment bank before she held a senior management role in a public listed food and beverage company in Singapore.
Ms Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Mr Ramlee Bin Buang was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 25th April 2017. Mr Ramlee is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. The Nominating Committee considers Mr Ramlee to be an Independent director.
Mr Ramlee has over 35 years of experience in corporate and international business and finance, accounting, tax, corporate investor relationship, management information systems, risk management and audit, human resource development in leading multinational corporations and in various industries ranging from petroleum, power tools and housewares to household and personal care products, health supplements, beverage and food and hospitals. He was an Executive Director and CFO of Cerebos Pacific Limited from 2002 to 2014.
Mr Ramlee holds a Professional Qualification from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom, a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore. He is non-practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2011. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (The Coaches Training Institute) and an Associated Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation.
Mr Kiong Kim Hock Arthur was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the hospitality business of the Company on 1 September 2012.
Mr Kiong was the Managing Director of Hotel Operation (Asia Pacific & China) and Senior Vice President of Group Marketing Services at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts from 2008 to 2012. He was the Director of Far East Hospitality Business Group from August 2005 to 2007. Mr Kiong was Vice-President of Marketing (Asia Pacific) for the Peninsula Group based in Hong Kong from 2002 to 2005, where he was responsible for the marketing functions in Head Office and sales performance of the hotels outside the USA.
Mr Kiong has 30 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.
Ms Joanna Gok Yin Yin was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 2 January 2018. Ms Gok leads the finance team and is responsible for business ventures, strategic partnerships, and overall financial matters of the Company and its group of companies. She also supports the Group Chief Executive Officer in the Group’s strategic business planning process.
Since joining the Company in 2012, Ms Gok held various managerial positions before becoming the Head of Corporate Development where she was responsible for corporate actions and business planning.
Prior to joining the Company, Ms Gok served as Chief Financial Officer of Newage Investment Holding Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2012, overseeing financial matters of the holding company in Singapore which owns hotels and office buildings in Jakarta. Ms Gok began her career at Arthur Andersen before moving on to Ernst and Young where she led statutory audit and IPO-audit engagements. Thereafter, Ms Gok joined the Transaction Services team in KPMG Singapore as Senior Manager, before leaving as Director in 2010. In KPMG, she led financial due diligence engagements for both buy-side and sell-side engagements.
Ms Gok holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.