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Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mr Tan Boon Kheng (Managing Director)

Mr Tan Boon Kheng is the Group Managing Director. He was also the Acting Chairman until 1 October 2013. He joined the Group in 1983 upon his graduation from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in mechanical engineering. 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 Boon Siang (Executive Director)

Mr Tan Boon Siang joined the group in 1993 and is responsible for the management and supervision of the land-based fire fighting and protection business. He has been accredited as a qualified fire safety manager by the Singapore Joint Civil Defense Force since 1994.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Mr Tay Kah Chye (Independent Chairman)

Mr Tay Kah Chye was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, and Chairman of the Board on 1 October 2013. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration 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 Private Limited and PATA International Enterprise Private Limited). He has served as the Honorary Advisor of ASEAN Bankers Association, a regional banking industry group 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 Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. Mr Tay has vast experience in banking and finance. Mr Tay was with Citibank N.A. Singapore Branch, where he started his banking career in 1973. His last held position in Citibank was Vice President and Head of its Corporate Marketing Group. During his 18 years with Citibank, he held various positions in banking operations, credit management and marketing. Mr Tay was a director of Cambodia Mekong Bank Public Limited from 2003 to 2012 and his last held position was Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also an Independent Director of Wilmar International Limited and Chemical Industries (Far East) Ltd. Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the then University of Singapore.

Mr Yip Mun Foong James (Independent Director)

Mr. Yip Mun Foong, James was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 23 December 2019. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Yip had been in the banking industry for three decades covering corporate, commercial, investment banking, capital markets and private equity fund-raising. Mr Yip worked for several International Financial Institutions, including Barclays, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, Toronto-Dominion, First Chicago, Continental, and his last banking appointment was Global Head of Capital Markets and Syndications at Overseas Union Bank. Mr Yip’s previous appointments include as General Manager of the investment subsidiary of the Changi Airport Group, an Independent Advisor with the Asian Transportation Group of HSH Nordbank AG, and Advisor/Consultant to SC Fulfil Consulting Pte Ltd and Glory Fund Management Group Pte Ltd, a private equity group. Since July 2013, Mr Yip has been the Lead Independent Director of USP Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST. Mr Yip holds a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, a post-graduate 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.

Mr Chia Soon Hin William (Independent Director)

Mr. Chia Soon Hin William was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 01 September 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Nominating Committee and a Member of the Audit and Risk Commitee. Mr. Chia provides training for financial institutions and business advisory to corporations through his company, Xie Capital Pte Ltd, and 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 Executive Director with the bank's Group Commercial Banking. Mr. Chia is 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.