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Far East Orchard Ltd (FARE.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Boon Hwee Koh

65 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Chong Chee Lui

54 2014 Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Ang Kerng Ling

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Chong Foon Chwee

2015 Company Secretary

Yeit Lam Kwang

Company Secretary

Chiang Meng Heng

69 2008 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Hong Kok Cheng

72 1996 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kheng Yeng Chua

71 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Choo Lin Ee

57 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Boon Hwee Koh

Mr. Koh Boon Hwee is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Far East Orchard Limited effective January 1, 2013. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 30 April 2013. As Mr Koh serves on various executive committees in Far East Organization, the Nominating Committee of the Company considers Mr Koh to be non-independent. He started his career in 1977 at Hewlett Packard and rose to become its Managing Director in Singapore, a post he held from 1985 to 1990. From 1991 to 2000, he was Executive Chairman of the Wuthelam Group, and from 2002 to 2009, Mr Koh was at S i2i Limited (formerly known as MediaRing Ltd) where his last held position was Executive Director. He was responsible for overseeing the corporate strategy and management of these companies. Mr Koh has concurrently been with Sunningdale Tech Ltd (formerly known as Tech Group Asia Ltd) since 2003, where he oversaw the operations of the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Non-Executive Chairman from 2008 to 2014, and now as Executive Chairman from 2015. Mr Koh was also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and its predecessor organisations from 1986 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005, Mr Koh served as Non- Executive Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, and from 2005 to 2010 as Non-Executive Chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd. From 1996 to 2010, Mr Koh served on the Board of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, and was a member of the Executive Committee from 1997 to 2010. Mr Koh graduated from Imperial College with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), First Class Honours, in 1972, and obtained a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976.

Chong Chee Lui

Mr. Lui Chong Chee is Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Far East Orchard Ltd., with effective 1 September 2014. Mr Lui has extensive financial and business leadership experience from major listed companies. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Raffles Medical Group Ltd, where he was responsible for the financial management, business development and IT functions. During his time with the CapitaLand Group, he held various senior management positions, including Group Chief Financial Officer of CapitaLand Limited; Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Residential Limited; and Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Financial Limited. He also held various posts as Director in various listed companies with the CapitaLand Group, and was the Chairman of Australand Holdings Limited, which was listed in the Australian bourse. Prior to joining the CapitaLand Group, Mr Lui was Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Group of Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Limited. Mr Lui received a Bachelor of Science in 1985 in Business Administration (magna cum laude) from New York University, USA, as well as a Master of Business Administration in 1986 in Finance and International Economics. In 2005, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Ang Kerng Ling

Mr. Ling Ang Kerng is Chief Financial Officer for Far East Orchard Ltd. He is responsible for business ventures, strategic partnerships, and overall financial matters of Far East Orchard and its group of companies. Mr Ling was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Business Group at Far East Organization (“FEO”). In other senior roles, Mr Ling had spearheaded the implementation of shared services including the consolidation of accounting functions across FEO’s hospitality portfolio, identifying and implementing business solutions to drive financial discipline and enhance the assets’ financial performance. He also launched the restaurant and franchised food arm of FEO, Kitchen Language, in 2008 to bring new food concepts and brands to Singapore. Prior to joining FEO, Mr Ling spent over 20 years in finance and operations in professional and commercial business environments including The Oriental Singapore, Pontiac Marina, Coopers & Lybrand and various insurance companies. He was also involved in incubating services for start-ups at PwC Consultants Singapore. Mr Ling is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Chong Foon Chwee

Yeit Lam Kwang

Chiang Meng Heng

Mr. Heng Chiang Meng is Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of Far East Orchard Ltd. 2008, Mr Heng was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee on 9 March 2011 and 29 April 2011 respectively. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 30 April 2013. Mr Heng, who has served on the Board for more than 9 years, is considered independent by the Nominating Committee because he has continued to demonstrate strong independence in character and judgment and has contributed effectively as an Independent Director by providing impartial and autonomous views. In his corporate career spanning over 30 years, Mr Heng held senior positions in several financial institutions including Citibank NA, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Overseas Union Bank Limited. His other major area of experience is in real estate, having been the Managing Director of First Capital Corporation Limited, the Executive Director in the Far East Organization Group, and the Group Managing Director of Lim Kah Ngam Limited. He also served four terms as a Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2001 during which he chaired the Government Parliamentary Committees for Communications and the Environment as well as the Ang Mo Kio-Cheng San Community Development Council and the Cheng San Town Council. Mr Heng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore

Hong Kok Cheng

Mr. Cheng Hong Kok is Non-Executive Independent Director of Far East Orchard Ltd.. Mr Cheng is currently a Director of SP Corporation Limited, a Singapore-listed company. He was also a Director of Gul Technologies Singapore Ltd, from which he stepped down after its successful voluntary delisting from the Singapore Exchange in January 2013. Mr Cheng was a Director and an Executive Committee member of Singapore Petroleum Company Limited (SPC) from 1999 to 2009. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SPC from 1981 to 1996. Through SPC, he was involved in the Asean Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) for many years. He was also a Board member of the Singapore Economic Development Board from 1987 to 1990 and was a member of the Government Economic Planning Committee from 1989 to 1991. Mr Cheng graduated from the University of London in 1964 with First Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering and attended the Advanced Executive Management Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, in 1981. In 1961, he was awarded the Singapore State Scholarship, the Colonial Welfare and Development Scholarship and the University of Malaya Entrance Scholarship. He was also awarded the University of Cambridge Fellowship and the Eisenhower Fellowship in 1964 and 1979 respectively.

Kheng Yeng Chua

Ms. Chua Kheng Yeng is Non-Executive Independent Director of Far East Orchard Ltd., with effective January 1, 2014. Ms Chua was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Director on 1 January 2014. On 1 April 2014, she was appointed as a Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and a Member of the Nominating Committee of the Company. She was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 24 April 2014. Ms Chua, being over the age of 70 years, will be re-appointed as a Director of the Company pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50) at the Company’s 47th Annual General Meeting. The Nominating Committee considers Ms Chua to be an Independent Director. Ms Chua brings with her over 40 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Ms Chua is a Director of two other entities listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange – GuocoLeisure Limited and GuocoLand Limited. She is a Director of ISS A/S, a company listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange. She is currently the Chairman of Alexandra Health Pte Ltd, Alexandra Health System Pte Ltd, WoodlandsHealth Pte Ltd, Yishun Community Hospital Pte Ltd, Geriatric Education & Research Institute Limited and GLH Management Group Pte Ltd. She is also the Deputy Chairman of Temasek Foundation CLG Limited. She is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the United Mexican States. She is a Director of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd and The Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

Choo Lin Ee

Madam Ee Choo Lin is Non-Executive Independent Director of Far East Orchard Ltd. On 1 June 2011, Mdm Ee was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Director and Member of the Audit & Risk Committee on 29 April 2011. On 1 June 2011, she was appointed as a Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 24 April 2014. The Nominating Committee considers Mdm Ee to be an Independent Director. Mdm Ee has over 25 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. She held senior leadership positions at Raffles International Limited managing multi-hotel brands and gained broad experience in the areas of business management, sales and marketing, operations, technical services, quality assurance management, human resources and organisational development. She was formerly President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts where she held responsibilities for the group’s growth strategy and for the operating and financial performance of its hotels spanning South East Asia, China, the United States, Middle East and Europe. Mdm Ee obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.