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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

Roy Santoso

2013 Country Chief Executive Officer - PT Courts Retail Indonesia

Allard Sjollema

2014 Chief Executive Officer - New Markets

Timothy Luce

44 2016 Group Chief Operating Officer

Stan Kim

40 2016 Chief Information Officer, Country Chief Executive Officer of Courts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Yuen Kiong Chan

2015 Chief Credit Officer

Joseph Greenway

2014 Regional Director of Business Development

Kiran Kaur

2013 Group Chief Talent and Customer Service Officer

Ang Siew Koon

Company Secretary

Abdelazim Aboutaleb Ibrahim

51 2015 Non-Executive Non­Independent 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 has been a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Company since 12 March 2010 and was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 25 July 2013. Mr Hennessy has been a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of Courts Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“CSPL”) since 16 July 2007, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CSPL since 16 August 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 and 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 in Australia.

Terrence O'Connor

Dr. Terrence Donald O'Connor is Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd. and Country CEO of CSPL. He was appointed to the Board of Directors on 18 January 2010 and last re-elected as an Executive Director on 25 July 2013. Dr O’Connor has worked in CSPL since 1993. From 1993 to 1997, he was Director (Main Board) Electrical, from 1997 to 1998, he was CSPL’s Commercial Director, from 1998 to 2000, he was CSPL’s Deputy Managing Director, and he assumed the role of Managing Director from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to March 2011, Dr O’Connor was the CEO of CSPL and assumed the position of CEO in the Company from April 2011. He has served as a Director of CSPL since 02 January 1995, and has also sat on the Courts (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“CMSB”) Board of Directors since 2007. Dr O’Connor is presently the Senior Advisor to the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS) and a regional board member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation. 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. Dr O’Connor holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Retailing and Wholesaling from the University of Stirling. In June 2010, Dr 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. In 2013, he published a book on his personal and professional journey in retail titled ‘Why Not? The Story of a Retail Maverick and Courts’, and was honoured with an Honorary Degree from the University of Stirling in August 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to retailing and British Business in Singapore.

Kim Eng Kee

Ms. Kee Kim Eng is Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd., She has been an Executive Director on the Board of Directors since 12 March 2010 and was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 30 July 2014. She has been in the Board of Directors of CSPL since 31 May 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 CSPL 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 CSPL 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 CSPL. Ms Kee is a certified public accountant, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Roy Santoso

Mr. Roy Santoso is Country Chief Executive Officer - PT Courts Retail Indonesia of Courts Asia Ltd., 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 an Associate Director at Bahana Securities from 1996 to 2001.

Allard Sjollema

Mr. Allard Sjollema is Chief Executive Officer - New Markets of Courts Malaysia for Courts Asia Ltd., he having held the position of Country CEO of CMB from 2012 to 2014. 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 Maktro Argentina, followed by Makro Columbia and then Makro Czech Republic.

Timothy Luce

Mr. Timothy James Luce has been appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer Courts Asia Ltd., effective January 1, 2016. He has been Group Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Executive Officer - Courts Malaysia of the Company. He was previously the CEO of CSPL from 2013 to 2014, and Group Director of Retail from 2011 to 2013, overseeing retail commercial activities in Singapore and Malaysia. He joined CSPL in 2011 as Country Director of Singapore. 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.

Stan Kim

Mr. Stan Kim has been appointed as Chief Information Officer, Country Chief Executive Officer of Courts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of the Company. He has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of the Company effective January 18, 2016. He is responsible for strengthening the supply chain and enabling effective implementation of business critical technology projects. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at Wilko Asia from 2014 to 2015, and Managing Director at DGS International Sourcing from 2011 to 2014. Mr Kim held several positions in Dixons Retail Limited from 2008 to 2011, which included Supply Chain Director in 2008, and Merchandise & Distribution Planning Director for UK & Ireland from 2009 to 2010. Later, he was appointed Group Merchandise Development Director from 2010 to 2011, and then assumed the role of Dixons Travel (Airports) Operations Development Director in 2011. From 2003 to 2008, he was Head of Customer Side Supply Chain at Samsung Data Systems, and before that, Senior Gas and Electricity Consultant at Accenture Consulting from 1998 to 2003.

Yuen Kiong Chan

Mr. Chan Yuen Kiong is Chief Credit Officer of Courts Asia Ltd., Prior to his appointment, he was the Group Chief Information and Credit Officer, and before that, Group Regional Credit Director – Consumer Credit/Credit Management. 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 Regional Director of Business Development 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 and Customer Service Officer of Courts Asia Ltd., 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. Prior to that, she was the Customer Service Controller of CSPL from 1997 to 2001. Within the Customer Service portfolio, she also covered the area of Warehouse and Logistics, and Quality Control.

Ang Siew Koon

Abdelazim Aboutaleb Ibrahim

Mr. Ibrahim Abdelazim Aboutaleb is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to our Board of Directors and the board of directors of CSPL on 30 June 2015. He will stand for re-election to the Company’s Board of Directors at the upcoming AGM. Mr Ibrahim has over 29 years of experience in business advisory and investment. He is currently the partner in-charge of Investment and Finance and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of The International Investor Company, an Islamic investment private equity company. Mr Ibrahim was Assistant Chief Executive Officer of AL-IMTIAZ Investment, a financial investment company from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, he has worked as a financial advisor with the Arab Open University, as Director with the Arthur Anderson Global Corporate Finance and with Coopers & Lybrand in treasury, assurance and business advisory. Mr Ibrahim holds a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance and he is a Certified Risk Analyst.

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 the Nominating Committee. He will stand for re-election to the Company’s Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (“AGM”). He started his career 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 Singapore Chartered Accountants 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. He is a Director of Media Development Authority of Singapore, and the lead Independent Director of Isetan (Singapore) Limited. His other principal commitment is as a board member and member of the EXCO of Dover Park Hospice. Mr Chey was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in 2014.

Kewee Kho

Mr. Kewee Kho is Independent Non-Executive Director of Courts Asia Ltd., since September 27, 2012. and has been on the Board of Directors since 27 September 2012. Mr Kho is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He will stand for re-election to the Company’s Board of Directors at the upcoming AGM. 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 firm. Prior to this, Mr Kho headed Capital Markets, Investment Banking, at HL 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.