People: Courts Asia Ltd (COUR.SI)

COUR.SI on Stock Exchange of Singapore

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jack Hennessy

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Terrence O'Connor

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Kim Eng Kee

Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Timothy Luce

2013 Country Chief Executive Officer - Courts Singapore

Roy Santoso

2013 Country Chief Executive Officer - Courts Indonesia

Allard Sjollema

2013 Country Chief Executive Officer - Courts Malaysia

Yuen Kiong Chan

2013 Group Chief Information Officer, Chief Credit Officer

Joseph Greenway

Group Business Development Director

Kiran Kaur

Group Chief Talent Officer

Ang Siew Koon

Company Secretary

Adnan Abdulaziz Ahmed AlBahar

2012 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Chor Wai Chey

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kewee Kho

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jack Hennessy

Mr. Jack Hennessy is Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Courts Asia Ltd. He was appointed as a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Company on March 12, 2010. Mr. Hennessy was appointed a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of CSL on July 16, 2007, and was appointed as Chairman of the board of directors of CSL on August 16, 2007. Mr. Hennessy is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee of the Company. Mr. Hennessy is the Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia Pte. Ltd., an Asia focused private equity firm, and also sits on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Baring Private Equity Asia Pte. Ltd., Mr. Hennessy was a General Partner with Allen & Buckeridge, an Australian private equity firm from 1998 to 2000. Between 1992 to 1995, he was a Senior Consultant with Accenture in Asia and the United States of America. Mr. Hennessy was an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD from 2006 to 2008 where he taught the Leveraged Buyout (LBO) course. Mr. Hennessy holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and Bachelor Degrees in both Engineering (with Honours) and Science from Monash University in Australia.

Terrence O'Connor

Mr. Terrence Donald O'Connor is Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd. He was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 18, 2010. Mr. O’Connor has worked in Courts Singapore since 1993. From 1993 to 1997, he was Director (Main Board) Electrical, from 1997 to 1998, he was Courts Singapore’s Commercial Director, from 1998 to 2000, he was Courts Singapore’s Deputy Managing Director, and he assumed the role of Managing Director from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to March 2011, Mr. O’Connor was the CEO of Courts Singapore and assumed the position of CEO in the Company from April 2011. He has served as a director of Courts Singapore since 2 January 1995, and has also sat on the board of directors of Courts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd since 2007. Mr. O’Connor is presently the President of the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS). He was President of the British Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2010, and had previously held the role of Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Retailers Association. Mr. O’Connor holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Retailing and Wholesaling from the University of Stirling. In June 2010, Mr. O’Connor was conferred the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for his work in promoting the business interests of the United Kingdom. He was also awarded the International Management Action Award in September 2010 for his ability in taking management action to achieve sustainable and tangible results for an organisation and society, and the IAS Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2010 for playing a role in the Singapore advertising landscape and the global arena through his commitment and contribution over time.

Kim Eng Kee

Ms. Kee Kim Eng is Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd. She was appointed as Executive Director on March 12, 2010 and onto the board of directors of Courts Singapore on May 31, 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the overall financial functions of the Group. Ms. Kee has more than 25 years of experience, having held positions in various public listed companies from a diverse range of industries. Prior to her current appointment, she was Strategic Planning Director at Courts Singapore in 2008, where she was responsible for managing strategic projects. From December 2003 to 2008, she held the concurrent positions of Deputy Managing Director, Finance Director and Company Secretary at Courts Singapore where she was in charge of, among others, financial, accounting and administration functions, including strategic planning in these areas. From 1998 to 2003, she was both the Finance Director and Company Secretary, and from 1996 to 1998, she was Financial Controller at Courts Singapore. Ms. Kee holds an ACCA from The Chartered Association of Certifi ed Accountants. She is a certified public accountant, a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom (currently known as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Timothy Luce

Mr. Timothy James Luce is Country Chief Executive Officer of Courts Singapore for Courts Asia Ltd. He previously served as Group Director - Retail for the company. He has been with the Group since April 2011. He was Group Director of Retail in December 2011, overseeing retail and commercial activities in Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Luce’s experience in the retail industry spans 20 years. He was previously Managing Director from 1994 to 2007 and then General Manager from 2007 to 2008 for Lenteur Pty Ltd – Lifestyle Appliances’ New South Wales operations in Australia, before assuming the position of General Manager at Goldmark Pty Ltd from 2008 to 2010, and then General Manager at Lovisa Pty Ltd from 2010 to 2011.

Roy Santoso

Mr. Roy Santoso is Country Chief Executive Officer of Courts Indonesia for Courts Asia Ltd. He is responsible for the Group's operations in Indonesia. Before he joined Courts, he was the Managing Director of PT Electronic City Indonesia from 2007 to 2012. Between 2003 and 2004, he helmed his own business in the food and beverage industry, which he eventually sold. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Director of Equities (Institutional Desk) at Kim Eng Securities, and was an Associate Director at Bahana Securities from 1996 to 2001.

Allard Sjollema

Mr. Allard Sjollema is Country Chief Executive Officer of Courts Malaysia for Courts Asia Ltd. Previously, he was Commercial Director of Tesco China South from 2010 to 2012. He was Food Buying Director of Makro Czech Republic from 2002 to 2006 and Makro UK from 2006 to 2009 before becoming Commercial Director of Makro from 2009 to 2010. From 2001 to 2002, he was Business Process Optimization Manager of Metro France, and assumed the role of Regional Manager of Metro Slovakia from 1999 to 2001. From 1995 to 1999, he was store manager for Makro Argentina, followed by Makro Colombia and then Makro Czech Republic.

Yuen Kiong Chan

Mr. Chan Yuen Kiong is Group Chief Information Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Courts Asia Ltd. He previously held the position of Credit Director in Courts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“CMB”) where he was responsible for credit, collections and portfolio management within the company. Before joining Courts, Mr Chan was the CEO of Denrich Corporation Sdn Bhd, a construction, building and engineering firm. From 1998 to 2002, he held the position of Country Manager and Head of Consumer Services at American Express (M) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. From 1994 to 1998, Mr Chan held the positions of Business Controller, Head of Bankcard Head Business and Head of Operations and Technology at Citibank Berhad. Mr Chan is qualified under the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants programme.

Joseph Greenway

Mr. Joseph Andrew Greenway is Group Business Development Director of Courts Asia Ltd. He has held several other positions within the Group including Deputy Country Director of CMB from 2009 to 2012, Regional Director from 2007 to 2009 and Commercial Director of Financial Services at CSPL from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this, he was the Regional IT Director of CSPL from 2001 to 2005 and the IT Director of Courts Plc from 1987 to 2001.

Kiran Kaur

Ms. Kiran Kaur is Group Chief Talent Officer of Courts Asia Ltd. She is focusing on effective Human Resource policies and practices, talent management and succession planning. From 2007 to 2013, she was the Regional Human Resource Director for the Group, and was the Human Resource Director of Courts Singapore Private Limited (“CSPL”) from 2002 to 2007. Before this, she was the Customer Service Controller of CSL from 1997 to 2001. Within the Customer Service portfolio, she also covered the area of Warehouse and Logistics and Quality Control.

Ang Siew Koon

Adnan Abdulaziz Ahmed AlBahar

Mr. Adnan Abdulaziz Ahmed AlBahar is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd since January 17, 2012. Mr. AlBahar is the Chairman and Managing Director of The International Investor, an investment and finance firm, and has held this position since September 1992. Prior to setting up The International Investor, Mr. AlBahar was the Managing Director of AlRajhi Co. Islamic Investment – London, and before that the General Manager of Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait. A graduate of the American College of Switzerland in 1977 in International Business, Administration and Economics, Mr. AlBahar is also a member of the Kuwait Higher Planning Board.

Chor Wai Chey

Mr. Chey Chor Wai is Independent Non-Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd since September 27, 2012. Mr. Chey is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company, and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He started his career as an Audit Assistant with Coopers & Lybrand in Singapore upon graduation in 1976, and assumed various positions at the offices of Coopers & Lybrand in London, Singapore and New York between 1979 and 1994. He was admitted as a partner of Coopers & Lybrand in 1989. In 1995, he was seconded to be the Managing Partner of Coopers & Lybrand CIEC Beijing office. He returned to the Singapore office of Coopers & Lybrand in 1998 and remained as an assurance partner until his retirement in 2008, during which time Coopers & Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse to form PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr Chey holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore). He has also been a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore since 2004, a Fellow of CPA Australia since 2005 and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom since 2006. He became a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 1985. Mr Chey is also an Ordinary Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and an independent director of Isetan (Singapore) Limited.

Kewee Kho

Mr. Kewee Kho is Independent Non-Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd since September 27, 2012. Mr. Kho is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Kho is Director at SBI Ven Capital Pte Ltd, a financial services and investment group. Mr. Kho was Corporate and Business Development Consultant for JSCL Investments Pte Ltd and Homestay Residences Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2012. From 2008 to 2010, he was Managing Director at Alpha Advisory Pte Ltd, a boutique investment banking advisory firm. Prior to this, Mr. Kho headed Capital Markets, Investment Banking, at HL Bank (Hong Leong Bank) in Singapore, from 2006 to 2008. He was previously with securities and investment broking group, Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd, from 2000 to 2006 as Vice President of Business Development. Before returning to Asia, Mr. Kho was in Chicago as Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and IPC Group, LLC, both in financial advisory services. Mr. Kho graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University in 1995. Mr. Kho is an Ordinary Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and also serves on the board of Lee Metal Group Ltd.
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