BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR WANG KAI YUEN
Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Wang was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2006. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. He retired as the Managing Director of Fuji Xerox Singapore Software Centre, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific in December 2009. He holds directorships in other public listed companies including ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd, COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Ltd, Ezion Holdings Limited, Emas Offshore Limited and China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. Dr. Wang was a Member of Parliament for the Bukit Timah Constituency from December 1984 to April 2006. He was the Chairman of Feedback Unit established by the Ministry of Community Development from 2002 till April 2006.

DATO’ DR ONG BEE HUAT
Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Dr. Ong is the founder of the Group. He is responsible for the Group’s overall strategic direction and planning as well as business development. Dato’ Dr. Ong is recognised as an outstanding entrepreneur and for his leadership. He was conferred the “Dato” title by the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia on 15 January 2000 and awarded the Doctor of Business Administration in 2001 by Wisconsin International University of the United States.

PROF WONG WEN-YOUNG, WINSTON
Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Prof. Wong, who holds a PhD (Physics) and Doctor of Science honoris causa from Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, joined the Board on 27 February 2007. Conferred as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), Prof. Wong is a well-known Taiwanese entrepreneur and is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of renowned Taiwanese electronics and plastics conglomerate Grace T.H.W Group. He is also the Founder and Director of Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp, China; and the Founder and Director of Trust-Mart Co., Ltd. Prof. Wong has a wealth of experience and expertise in petrochemical products which adds value to the Group’s agriculture business.

MR ONG JIA MING, RYAN
Executive Director

Mr. Ong holds two Executive Masters in Business Administration from North Borneo university College and IEMD Graduate Business School of Barcelona. He was appointed to the Board on 25th October 2016. Being the Director of several key subsidiaries under the Group since 2014, Mr. Ong is also responsible for Project Management, Business Development, Public Relations, Branding as well as Sales and Marketing for the Group.

DR CHEN SEOW PHUN, JOHN
Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Chen was appointed to the Board on 11 August 2006. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Dr. Chen is the Executive Chairman of Pavillon Holdings Ltd (formerly Thai Village Holdings Ltd); Chairman of SAC Capital Private Limited, Matex International Limited and Fu Yu Corporation Limited; Deputy Chairman of Hanwell Holdings Ltd and Tat Seng Packaging Group Ltd; and a Director of OKP Holdings Limited and Hiap Seng Engineering Ltd. Dr. Chen was a Member of Parliament from September 1988 to April 2006 and a Minister of State from March 1997 to November 2001.

DR LEE KUO CHUEN, DAVID
Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Lee was appointed to the Board on 30 April 2012. He is a Professor at the Singapore Institute of Management University and Vice President of The Economic Society of Singapore. He was the Group Managing Director of Auric Pacific Group Limited and Overseas Union Enterprise Limited. He was also the Director for Sim Kee Boon Institute for Finance Economics and an Independent Director for SHS Limited.

MR. LIEN WE KING
Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Lien We King was appointed to the Board on 1st March 2019. He is the Managing Director of Bridgewater Holdings Pte Ltd where he oversees the performance and growth of its portfolio of media businesses. Prior to this, he was Director at Pacific Equity Group Pte Ltd, a private equity real estate investment firm founded in 2009.

KOHE HASAN
Non-Executive Independent Director

Ms Kohe Hasan was appointed to the Board on 1st March 2019. She is a partner with Reed Smith’s Singapore office and is one of three directors of Resource Law LLC, Reed Smith’s Singapore alliance partner law firm, which she was instrumental in setting up in June 2016. Notably, she was Reed Smith’s first female partner in Singapore and their first Singapore-qualified senior hire. Kohe has been in practice for almost 15 years and is experienced in all forms of litigation and arbitration, particularly in power, international trade, commodities and transportation disputes.