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 Singapore-incorporated 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 Alvin

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 of 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 Kingston Kwek Eik Huih

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kwek was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 5 March 2019.

Mr Kwek is a stock and crypto trader. He had previously worked for Hong Leong Management Services Pte Ltd, a member of the Hong Leong Group Singapore, and currently sits on the boards of various companies within the Hong Leong Group Singapore.

Mr Kwek holds a Masters of Arts Degree from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania.

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, he joined Hong Leong Group Singapore and held various roles within Hong Leong Group Singapore. He 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 Grand Union Holdings and Investments Incorporated and will resign as Independent Director with effect from 31 March 2024.

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, Singapore Biotech Ltd and Grandland Shipping Limited.

Mr Yee Chia Hsing

Lead Independent Director

Mr Yee was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Company on 19 May 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry.

He was until recently the Chief Executive Officer of a Singapore listed company with investments in hospitality assets. Mr Yee is also an Independent Director of Beng Kuang Marine Limited and Zhongmin Baihui Retail Group Ltd, both listed on the Singapore Exchange.

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).

Mr Yee was previously an elected Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency in Singapore.

Mr Wee Guan Oei Desmond

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 Corporate Commercial Practice Group and also co-Head of the Employment Practice Group of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP specialising in mergers and acquisitions, general commercial law and employment 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 litigator as well as being the group regional legal counsel of a Hong Kong public listed company.

Mr Wee is currently the Non-Executive Director of Spartans Rugby Singapore Limited.

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.

Ms Tan Yee Peng

Independent Director

Ms Tan was appointed as the Independent Director of the Company and Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee with effect from 15 March 2023.

Ms Tan has more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience and previously served as an audit and advisory partner with KPMG LLP from 2003 to 2010. During her service in KPMG LLP, she provided accounting and advisory services to clients in both private and public sectors. Since her retirement as a practising accountant, Ms Tan, at the request of KPMG, served as principal advisor from 2010 to 2011 on matters related to the healthcare industry, and assisted the firm in establishing the AsPAC Healthcare network. She also contributed to academia as an adjunct professor at the Nanyang Technological University from 2009 to 2018 and has also been contributing actively to the non-profit sector through her appointments at various charities and government affiliated organisations.

Amongst others, Ms Tan is currently an Independent Director of Oiltek International Limited, a Singapore listed company and a director of TDCX Inc, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She is also presently a director of Accuron Technologies Limited and Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte. Ltd., both being subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings Limited. Ms Tan is also a council member of Agency for Care Effectiveness, a committee established under the Ministry of Health, and Ren Ci Hospital.

Ms Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technology University, is a Fellow and nonpractising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Ms Low Beng Lan

Independent Director

Ms Low was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company with effect from 15 March 2024. With over 30 years of extensive experience, Ms Low brings a wealth of expertise in various fields, including finance, investments, treasury, fund raising, and asset management.

Ms Low currently holds the position of Managing Director Finance (Part-time) at R Vantage Pte Ltd, an online real estate investment platform. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Changi Airports International Pte Ltd (“CAI”). During her tenure in CAI, Ms Low served on various CAI’s investees’ boards. Ms Low has also worked for various multinationals and public listed companies, including DBS Bank.

Ms Low holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. She has also completed the CoreStates Advanced Management Program for Overseas Bankers from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.