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

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 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 private investor in the stock market as well as in the tech and private equity space. Mr Kwek previously worked at Hong Leong Management Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Hong Leong Group Singapore which provides management, consultancy and other services to members of Hong Leong Group Singapore from 2010 to 2012, where he held the position of Assistant Vice President (Investment). He was also a director of various subsidiaries of Hong Leong Group Singapore.

Mr Kwek currently sits on the board of Beijing Fortune Hotel Co. Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc ("M&C") which owns and operates hotels in the PRC, and is an alternate director of Welland Investments Limited, an indirect subsidiary of City Developments Limited which engages in UK-directed real estate investments. He is also a Governor of Hong Leong Foundation, the charity arm of Hong Leong Group Singapore.

Mr Kwek holds a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr Kwek is the son of Mr Kwek Leng Beng, the Chairman of M&C.

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 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 Ms Ting 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 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 more than 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 Chua 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 Corporate Commercial Practice Group 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 is currently the Independent Director of Popular Holdings Limited and 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.