Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors

Mr Ho Han Leong Calvin

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ho was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 2 April 2015. Prior to this, Mr Ho served as the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of the Company since 1 October 2007.

Mr Ho has accumulated extensive experience during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Singaporeincorporated Tai Tak Estates Sendirian Berhad ("Tai Tak"), having been involved in its businesses, including in plantations, listed and private equities, and property holding and development. He has also been instrumental in assisting the Group's senior management in the conceptualisation and setting of the strategic direction and corporate values of the Group.

Mr Ho holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies from Polytechnic of The South Bank, United Kingdom.

Mr Ho Han Khoon

Alternate Director to Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ho was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr Ho Han Leong Calvin on 19 May 2014. He is currently holding the position as an Executive Vice-President of Tai Tak, where he is responsible for overseeing Tai Tak group's overall business and financial strategy, investments and operations.

Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree with Honours from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tan Kian Seng

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 6 February 2017.

Mr Tan is the Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc ("M&C"), having been appointed on 1 March 2017. He is also a NonExecutive Director of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited and CDL Investments New Zealand Limited, both of which are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, having been appointed on 28 February 2017. Mr Tan serves as President, Chairman of the board and a member of the nomination committee of Grand Plaza Hotel Corporation, which is listed in the Philippines, having been appointed on 15 February 2017.

Mr Tan had over 30 years of senior executive experience in operations and managing finance, legal, investor relations, purchasing, business development, human resources, information technology and other functions. Prior to joining M&C Group as Group Chief of Staff and interim President of Asia in October 2016, he served as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Venture Corporation Limited ("Venture"), listed on the SGX-ST, a leading global provider of technology services, products and solutions that has over 12,000 employees and operations in markets worldwide. Mr Tan joined Venture in 2001 and held increasingly senior roles in various jurisdictions, including Vice President of Operations in Malaysia until February 2006, Chief Financial Officer until February 2012 and Group President from 2011 until February 2016.

Before joining Venture, Mr Tan was Finance Director and held other senior finance roles with LenovoEMC (formerly Iomega Corp.) and financial controller and accounting roles with various technology and toy manufacturers. He started his career as an accountant in the United Kingdom and audit manager in Malaysia with the audit firms currently known as Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers respectively. Mr Tan is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mr Neo Teck Pheng

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Neo was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company on 1 October 2007. He has overall responsibility for management, operations and growth of the Group's businesses.

Mr Neo began his career with KPMG in 1994. In 1996, Mr Neo joined Hong Leong Group Singapore and held various roles within Hong Leong Group Singapore. Mr Neo was also previously the board member of various entities within Hong Leong Group Singapore.

Mr Neo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Ms Ting Ping Ee, Joan Maria

Independent Director

Ms Ting was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 19 May 2014. She is currently an Independent Director of Grandland Shipping Limited and Grand Union Holdings and Investments Incorporated.

Ms Ting had spent her entire career from 1977 to 2013 at DBS Bank.

Prior to opting for early retirement in June 2013, she held the position of Managing Director, Head Corporate Credit Group with responsibility for the development, organisation and oversight of the credit approval and credit risk management functions of portfolios under Investment Banking, Financial Institutions including banks and Private Banking.

During her career with DBS Bank she had management responsibility and worked in various departments including Corporate Finance, Corporate Banking including Trade Services and Funds Transfer Operations, Global Operations Centre (responsible for the operations of all the overseas branches of DBS Bank including China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Seoul, Tokyo, London and USA), Chairman's Office and Group Credit.

Ms Ting graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the University of Singapore. She had previously served as a committee member of the Financial Industry Competency Standards Committee (and Chairman of the FICS Corporate banking Sub-Committee), the Association of Banks in Singapore/ Corporate Banking Committee, Singapore Shipping Association and the Singapore Business Federation/ Services Industries Executive Committee. She also held past directorships in Ecobulk Shipping Sdn Bhd, Singapore Petroleum Company, CWT Ltd and Singapore Biotech Ltd.

Mr Yee Chia Hsing

Lead Independent Director

Mr Yee was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Company on 19 May 2014. He is currently Head, Catalist of CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch, a position he has held since early 2011. At CIMB Bank, he is responsible for the introduction, supervision and continuing sponsorship of Catalist companies on the SGX-ST. Mr Yee has about 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry.

Mr Yee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (First Class Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He currently serves on the Audit Committee of Ren Ci Hospital (a Singapore charity) and Ezion Holdings Limited (a company listed on SGX-ST).

Mr Yee is an elected Member of Parliament for Choa Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency in Singapore.

Mr Desmond Wee Guan Oei

Independent Director

Mr Wee was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 6 February 2017. He is a Partner and head of the General Corporate Commercial practice of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP specialising in mergers and acquisitions, general commercial law and labour law. Mr Wee also has a particular focus in foreign direct investments into the emerging Asian economies. Mr Wee also has prior experience as a commercial litigator as well as being the group regional legal counsel of a Hong Kong public listed company.

Mr Wee graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Nottingham in 1994 and is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and as a Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple in the United Kingdom.