People: Great Eastern Holdings Ltd (GELA.SI)

GELA.SI on Stock Exchange of Singapore

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23 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ka Cheung Ip

2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Jin Keat Cheong

2009 Group Chief Financial Officer

Kah Siang Khoo

2012 Chief Executive Officer - Singapore, The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited

Yaw Hui Koh

Chief Executive Officer - Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd

Mun Thim Yoon

Group Chief Investment Officer

Kok Keng Lee

2010 Group Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer

Pakshong Wong

2009 Group Company Secretary, General Counsel

Boon Kong Chiang

2008 Managing Director - Group Human Capital

Ming Heng Ho

Managing Director - Group Operations & IT

Wee Cheak Chin

2009 Head - Group Audit

Boon Teik Loo

Group Actuary

Ronnie Tan

Head - Group Risk Management

Choong Kong Cheong

73 2005 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Nag Tsien

60 2012 Non-Executive Director

Beng Seng Koh

63 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Song Keng Law

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chien Shih Lee

2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Khai Fatt Lee

61 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Yam Pin Tan

72 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ka Cheung Ip

Mr. Ip (Norman) Ka Cheung is Executive Chairman of the Board of Great Eastern Holdings Limited. He is he Chairman of WBL Corporation Limited and Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad. He is also a Director of United Engineers Limited, AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT Management Limited and UE E&C Ltd, and a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority. He was previously a Director of Australia Oriental Minerals NL. He retired as the President and Group CEO and Executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited group of companies on October 31, 2009. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

Jin Keat Cheong

Mr. Cheong (Tony) Jin Keat is Group Chief Financial Officer of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. He is with Great Eastern since 2009. He oversees the finance and actuarial functions of the Group. He is also responsible for driving the Group's corporate strategy. He holds Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Actuarial Science from London School of Economics & Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom.

Kah Siang Khoo

Dr. Khoo Kah Siang is Chief Executive Officer - Singapore, The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd since June 1, 2012. He holds a Doctorate in Statistics. He has spent the last 16 years in the financial sector, including four years as Deputy Director in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He was most recently General Manager (Singapore), an appointment he held since April 2011. Dr. Khoo is also Chairman of Great Eastern Financial Advisers. He joined Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd. in 2006 as Head of Group Corporate Finance and has held several portfolios in the company since, including Head of Group Actuarial, Appointed Actuary, as well as Chief Financial Officer. He has spent the last 17 years in the financial sector, including four years as Deputy Director in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is a a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom. Dr. Khoo also holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Yaw Hui Koh

Dato' Koh Yaw Hui is Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd., a subsidiary of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. He joined Great Eastern in 2002. He is responsible for the operations and business growth, Net Profit After Tax and New Business Embedded Value for Great Eastern Life and Overseas Assurance Corporation in Malaysia. He holds Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Economics, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is a Fellow of Life Management Institute, the United States and a Registered Financial Planner (RFP).

Mun Thim Yoon

Mr. Yoon Mun Thim is Group Chief Investment Officer of Great Eastern Holdings Limited. He is with Great Eastern since 2009. He is responsible for the formulation of investment strategies and management of investments within the Group. His qualifications include Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from University of Cambridge and Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Kok Keng Lee

Mr. Lee (Andrew) Kok Keng is Group Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer of Great Eastern Holding Ltd. He has been with Great Eastern since 2010 and OCBC Bank since October 1999. He is responsible at the Group level for brand management, strategic marketing, product management and distribution management. He holds Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Economics from University of Singapore.

Pakshong Wong

Ms. Wong (Jennifer) Pakshong is Group Company Secretary and General Counsel of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. She oversees the corporate secretarial and legal functions of the Group. Her qualifications are LLB (Hons) from University of Bristol (UK); LLM (with Merit) from University College London; Degree of an Utter Barrister, Gray's Inn (UK); and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Boon Kong Chiang

Mr. Chiang (David) Boon Kong is Managing Director of Group Human Capital at Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. He joined Great Eastern in 1997. He is responsible for the change programs and development of human capital within the Group. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) from National University of Singapore.

Ming Heng Ho

Mr. Ho Ming Heng is Managing Director of Group Operations & IT at Great Eastern Holding Ltd. He joined Great Eastern in 2008. He is responsible for the Group’s operations in the insurance value chain starting from New Business Underwriting to Claims and is responsible for the development of IT within the Group. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Aviva in Malaysia. He holds Bachelor of Science in Engineering from King's College, London University, United Kingdom.

Wee Cheak Chin

Mr. Chin Wee Cheak is Head of Group Audit at Great Eastern Holdings Ltd. He is with Great Eastern since 2009 and the OCBC Group since 1999. He is responsible for independent and objective assessment of the Group’s network of risk management, control and governance processes through internal audits. His qualifications includes Bachelor of Accountancy, (2nd Upper Class Hons) from National University of Singapore.

Boon Teik Loo

Mr. Loo Boon Teik is Group Actuary at Great Eastern Holdings Limited. He joined Great Eastern since 2009. He assists the Group Chief Financial Officer to oversee the actuarial function of the Group. He holds Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons) in Actuarial Science from London School of Economics & Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom.

Ronnie Tan

Mr. Ronnie Tan is Head of Group Risk Management at Great Eastern Holdings Limited. He is with Great Eastern since 2002. Responsible for the management of the various risks of the Group, including market, credit, insurance, operational and compliance risks. His holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Highest Distinction) from University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of The American Academy of Actuaries.

Choong Kong Cheong

Dr. Cheong Choong Kong is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holding Ltd since January 7, 2005. He is a Director of OAC and was a Director of Great Eastern Life until April 15, 2008. He is the Patron of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), Chairman of OCBC Bank and a Board Director of OCBC Management Services Private Limited. He was formerly a Director of United Eagle Airlines Co Limited (until July 14, 2006), Singapore Press Holdings Limited (until December 4, 2007) and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) until June 2003, where he last held the position of Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at SIA. Dr. Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours in Mathematics) from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mathematics and (Honorary) Doctor of Science from the Australian National University, Canberra.

Nag Tsien

Mr. Tsien (Samuel) Nag is Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd since April 15, 2012. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank. He is the Chairman of OCBC Bank (China) Ltd and Singapore Island Bank Ltd. He is a Director of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd, Bank of Singapore, Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd and a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk. He also serves as a Member of th Malaysia-Singapore Business Council, the Council of the Association of Banks in Singapore, the Advisory Committee of the MAS Financial Sector Development Fund, the Asian Pacific Bankers Club and the f-Next Council of Institute of Banking & Finance. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America (Asia) Ltd and China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd, in Hong Kong respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Beng Seng Koh

Mr. Koh Beng Seng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holding Ltd since January 2, 2008. Mr. Koh is the Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd. He is a Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited, Fraser and Neave, Limited, BOC Hong Kong (Holdings), Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, Sing-Han International Financial Services Limited and Japan Wealth Management Securities Inc. He was previously Deputy President of United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB) (until January 31, 2005) and a Director of UOB and Far Eastern Bank Ltd (until February 15, 2005). Mr. Koh was previously, for 24 years until 1998 with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), his last appointment being Deputy Managing Director, Banking and Financial Institution Group. After he left MAS in 1998, he was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund (from 1998 to 2000) to reform Thailand's financial sector. Mr. Koh holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Hons) from the former Nanyang University, Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, the United States.

Song Keng Law

Mr. Law Song Keng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd since January 1, 2013. Mr. Law is currently a director of IFS Capital Limited, ECICS Limited, Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd and ACR Capital Holdings Pte Ltd. He was previously Deputy Managing Director (Administration and Insurance) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (until August 1992), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of OAC (until June 2003), Director of Great Eastern Holdings (until June 2003), and a member of Central Provident Fund (until June 2012) and a Director of Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd (until September 2012). Mr. Law holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours in Mathematics) from the University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Actuarial Science) from the Northeastern University, the United States. He is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries, the United States and was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2001.

Chien Shih Lee

Dr. Lee Chien Shih is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holding Ltd since July 7, 2005. He was last re-elected as the Company's Director on April 14, 2009. He is a Director of OAC and was a Director of Great Eastern Life until April 15, 2008. He is a Director of the Lee Rubber Group of companies, Lee Foundation, Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited and West Pacific Medical Services Pte Ltd. He was previously a Director of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. Mr. Lee holds a MBBS from the National University of Singapore.

Khai Fatt Lee

Mr. Lee Khai Fatt has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd., with effect from 1 July 2014. Mr. Lee is currently a Chairman of the Board of MFS Technology Ltd. He is also a Director of CapitaMall Trust Management Ltd, the manager for CapitaMall Trust; FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte Ltd, the manager for Far East Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust; and was formerly a Director of WBL Corporation Limited which used to be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

Yam Pin Tan

Mr. Tan Yam Pin is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Tan is a non-executive Chairman of Singapore Food Industries Limited, and a Director of Singapore Post Limited, Keppel Land Limited, Blue Scope Steel Limited (Australia) and Leighton Asia Limited (Hong Kong). He is a Member of the Singapore Public Service Commission since 1990. He was previously Chairman of Power Seraya Limited (until early March 2009), a Director of Certis Cisco Security Private Limited (until January 1, 2009) and East Asiatic Company Limited A/S (Denmark) (until end March 2006). Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada.
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