Mr Tan Boon Kheng (Managing Director)
is the Group Managing Director. He joined the Group in 1983 upon his graduation from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in mechanical engineering and was appointed a Director on 25 October 2002. He has attended Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business executive education in Global Business Leadership and International Relations in 2015. His primary responsibilities are strategic planning and business development. Mr Tan was instrumental in the Group’s foray into the overseas markets and expansion into the power generation business. Mr Tan has been accredited as a Qualified Fire Safety Manager by the Singapore Joint Civil Defence Force since 1982. Mr Tan was recognised as one of the top outstanding leaders in the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards in 2014 and also appointed in 2016 as Honorary Chairperson of Cheng Hong welfare Service Society, a Non-Profit organisation in Singapore to help the disadvantaged needy and destitute in the society through healthcare, lifestyle and financial support. Tan Boon Kheng is the brother of Tan Boon Yew and Tan Boon Siang. He was last re-elected at the AGM held on 24 September 2020.
Mr Tan Boon Siang (Executive Director)
joined the Group in 1993 and is responsible for the management and supervision of the land and marine-based fire fighting and protection business. He was appointed a Director on 25 October 2002. He has been accredited as a Qualified Fire Safety Manager by the Singapore Joint Civil Defence Force since 1994. Tan Boon Siang is the brother of Tan Boon Kheng and Tan Boon Yew. He was last re-elected at the AGM held on 27 July 2017. Pursuant to Regulation 103 of the Company’s Constitution, Mr Tan will retire as a director via rotation at the forthcoming AGM and has consented to re- election as a director.
Mr Tay Kah Chye (Independent Chairman)
was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, and Chairman of the Board on 1 October 2013 and was last re-elected at the AGM held on 24 September 2020. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. He is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult (Net) Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Group (comprising PATA Consultancy Pte Ltd and PATA International Enterprise Pte Ltd). He has served as the Honorary Secretary General of ASEAN Bankers Association, a regional banking industry group from 1991 to 2007 and as Honorary Advisor from 2008 to 2010. Prior to his retirement on 31 December 2007, Mr Tay was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Finance Corporation Ltd, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. He is an independent director of Wilmar International Ltd and AsiaTravel.com Holdings Ltd. He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Singapore in 1970.
Mr Yip Mun Foong James (Independent Director)
was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 23 December 2019 and was last re-elected at the AGM held on 24 September 2020. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating Committee.
James had been in the banking industry for some three decades covering the whole gamut of corporate, commercial, investment banking, capital markets and private equity fund raising. He has worked for several international financial institutions and his last banking appointment was Global Head of Capital Markets and Syndications at Overseas Union Bank. A native Singaporean, James has worked and travelled widely in Asia, Australiasia, Europe and the USA.
James had also been for two years until May 2006 the general manager of the investment subsidiary of the Changi Airport Group. From July 2006 to end 2008, James was an independent advisor with the Asian Transportation Group of HSH Nordbank, Hamburg assisting in the financing of infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific, working closely with international agencies like the Asian Development Bank and the IFC, a unit of the World Bank.
James holds a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, a postgraduate diploma in financial management from the Stern School of Business Administration, New York University and a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He also holds an executive diploma in directorship jointly awarded by the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Management University.
James has sat on the boards of several listed companies in Singapore, Australia and UK as an independent non-executive director. These companies were involved in diversed industries, ranging from oil and gas production, solar-powered water heaters, biofuel, memory modules manufacturing to marine out-board equipment distribution.
Mr Chia Soon Hin William (Independent Director)
was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 1 September 2018 and was last re-elected at the AGM held on 25 September 2019. He is also the Chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Besides serving as an Independent Director of two other listed companies, Ley Choon Group Holdings Limited and P5 Capital Holdings Ltd, he provides training for financial institutions and business advisory to corporations through his company, Xie Capital Pte Ltd. He has more than 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience with Overseas Union Bank, Standard Chartered Finance, DBS Bank, Malayan Banking Berhad and United Overseas Bank. Prior to his retirement from United Overseas Bank in October 2014, he was an Executive Director with the bank’s Group Commercial Banking. He is a Chartered Secretary and Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Associate with the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). He was conferred IBF Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore in November 2014.