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Noble Group Ltd (NOBG.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Elman

2012 Executive Chairman of the Board, Founder

William Randall

42 2016 President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jeff Frase

48 2016 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

David Eldon

2015 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Paul Jackaman

43 2016 Group Chief Financial Officer

Jim Wood

2015 President - Noble Americas Energy Solutions

Jeffrey Alam

2005 Group General Counsel

Neil Dhar

Head- Carbon Steel Materials

Gareth Griffiths

52 2015 Global Head - Gas & Power

Nigel Robinson

2015 Co-Head of Financial Services

Giovanni Serio

2013 Group Head - Research

Ying Lim Chee

2011 Company Secretary

Christopher Pratt

2015 Lead Independent Non Executive Director

Xubo Yu

50 2015 Non-Executive Director

Shoulin Zhang

57 2016 Non-Executive Director

Paul Brough

59 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Iain Bruce

75 2002 Independent Non-Executive Director

Tze Leung Chan

69 1996 Independent Non-Executive Director

Yun Lien Lee

62 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Margolis

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Yeow

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Elman

Mr. Richard Samuel Elman is Executive Chairman of the Board, Founder of Noble Group Ltd. He first arrived in Asia during the mid-1960s from England and has more than 50 years’ experience in the physical commodities industry. Prior to setting up the Group in 1986, he spent 10 years with Phibro as Regional Director of their Asia operations, including two years in New York as a Board Director.

William Randall

Mr. William James Randall serves as President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Noble Group Ltd. Mr. Randall’s career started with Noble Group in Australia in February 1997, transferring to Asia in 1999 where he established Noble’s coal operations, mining and supply chain management businesses. He served as a Director of Noble Energy Inc before being appointed Global Head of Coal & Coke in 2006, and a member of the Noble Group internal management Board in 2008. He was appointed an Executive Director and Head of Hard Commodities in 2012, prior to which he was Head of Energy Coal & Carbon Complex. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business from the Australian Catholic University, majoring in international marketing and finance.

Jeff Frase

Mr. Jeff Frase serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was Global Head of Oil Liquids Trading of Noble Group Limited. Mr. Frase joined Noble from JP Morgan in New York where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Oil Trading. Prior to JP Morgan, he spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Crude Oil and Derivatives Trading.

David Eldon

Mr. David Gordon Eldon, CBE, is Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Noble Group Limited. He retired as Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and as a main Board Director of HSBC Holdings plc, in 2005 after 37 years with the HSBC Group, all of which were spent in the Middle and Far East. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, of HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G., and Chair of HSBC’s Global Commercial Banking Risk Committee. He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (“DIFCA”), and is presently a member of the DIFCA Higher Board. He is a Past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Eldon was a Consultant for the Korea National Competitiveness Council – Office of the President, as well as being a Founding Member, Past Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is an Adviser to Singapore based Southern Capital Group and Hong Kong based New Lily International Ltd., as well an Adviser to Alexander Proudfoot. He sits on the Advisory Council of the Global Institute for Tomorrow. In addition he has a number of Government and community appointments in Hong Kong. Mr. Eldon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2003. He was named the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Person of the Year for 2003, and in 2004 was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. In 2005 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to banking, and awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul in recognition of his work for the city. He was awarded the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011. Mr. Eldon is a Justice of the Peace.

Paul Jackaman

Mr. Paul Jackaman serves as Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Jackaman received his degree in Business Maths from Kent University in 1994 before joining Deloitte & Touche in London. In 1997 he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before leaving to start a 17 year career in Investment Banking & Commodities at Bear Stearns, JP Morgan, Nomura and Macquarie and across Europe, US and AsiaPacific. In 2010 he relocated to Sydney as CFO of Macquarie's Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities business combining this responsibility with head of finance for EMEA. He joined Noble in 2014 as Asia­Pacific CFO and was appointed as Acting Group Chief Financial Officer in November 2015.

Jim Wood

Mr. Jim Wood is President - Noble Americas Energy Solutions of Noble Group Ltd. Jim joined Noble Americas by way of Noble’s acquisition of Sempra Energy Solutions in 2010. He started with Sempra as Vice President of commodity sales in 2002 and was responsible for implementing Sempra Energy Solutions’ growth strategy prior to becoming President in 2006. He is currently President of Noble Americas Energy Solutions. Over the past 10 years, Jim has led Energy Solutions’ tremendous growth and developed it into one of the largest, most respected energy providers in the US.

Jeffrey Alam

Mr. Jeffrey M. Alam is Group General Counsel of Noble Group Limited since August 2005. Prior to joining Noble, Jeffrey served as General Counsel to AIG’s Asia investment businesses before becoming Executive Director in the Law Division of Morgan Stanley. Jeffrey holds an LLB Hons (Manchester) and is qualified to practise law in Hong Kong and England.

Neil Dhar

Mr. Neil Dhar is Head- Carbon Steel Materials Business of the Company. Neil has over 25 years of softs, energy, and hard commodities experience. He started his career as a Commodities Trader at a US investment bank, followed by Head of Trading at a European Utility. He then spent five years as Chief Commercial Officer at a FTSE 100 global mining company before joining Noble early in 2010. Neil was appointed Co-Head of Hard Commodities in 2012, and was appointed Co-Head of the Singapore office in 2013. Neil holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science from the Melbourne University, Australia, and a Masters degree in Science from the London Business School, UK.

Gareth Griffiths

Mr. Gareth Griffiths is Global Head - Gas & Power of Noble Group Limited. Gareth brings over 20 years of trading expertise gained in Europe and North America to the role. He joined us from E.ON Energy Trading in Düsseldorf, Germany where he was Chief Commercial Officer, Global Merchant Trading and Origination.

Nigel Robinson

Mr. Nigel Robinson is Co-Head of Financial Services of Noble Group Limited. Nigel was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Natural Resources M&A at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that he spent eight years with Goldman Sachs, and before that he worked for Salomon Brothers and Jardine Fleming. Nigel started his career as a solicitor with Slaughter and May. Nigel advised on over USD 450 billion of completed M&A transactions during his banking career.

Giovanni Serio

Mr. Giovanni Serio is a Group Head - Research of Noble Group Limited. Giovanni brings to Noble more than 19 years of research, modeling and analysis experience. Prior to joining Noble in April 2013, Giovanni was Head of Market Analysis at BP and European Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs. Giovanni has a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Ying Lim Chee

Ms. Chee Ying Lim is Company Secretary of the Company. She holds LLB (Hons), FCIS.

Christopher Pratt

Mr. Christopher Dale Pratt is Lead Independent Non Executive Director of Noble Group Ltd. Mr. Pratt was the Executive Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited from February 2006 until his retirement in March 2014. He was also Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Swire Properties Limited, and a Director of Swire Beverages Limited, Air China Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1978 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Mr. Pratt was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000 for Services to the Community in Papua New Guinea. Mr. Pratt is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, PureCircle Limited and the Grosvenor Group.

Xubo Yu

Mr. Yu Xubo is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yu has been the President of COFCO Corporation (“COFCO”) since 2007, and he is also the Non-Executive Director of China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited (stock code: 0606 HK), Non-Executive Director of China Foods Limited (stock code: 0506 HK), Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (stock code: 2319 HK), Chairman and Non-Executive Director of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd. (stock code:1117 HK). He joined COFCO’s agri-commodity import and export department in 1988 and started COFCO’s commodity futures business in 1992 after working in the joint venture between COFCO and the Continental Grain Company in the US. He is also the President of China Nutrition and Health Food Association, the Vice President of China Chamber of International Commerce and the Vice President of China National Association of Grain Sector. Mr. Yu obtained a degree of Executive Master of Business Administration from China Europe International Business School, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from University of International Business & Economics, China.

Shoulin Zhang

Paul Brough

Mr. Paul Jeremy Brough is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Brough is an Independent Non-Executive Director of GL Limited (listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange); a Non-Executive Director of Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong) Limited, a Hong Kong restricted licence bank; and became an Executive Director and the Chief Restructuring Officer of China Fisheries Group Limited (listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange) on 21 January 2016. Mr. Brough came to Hong Kong in 1983 to join KPMG, where he became a Partner in 1991, and later became the Senior Partner of Hong Kong. He retired from KPMG in 2012. Mr. Brough is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Iain Bruce

Mr. Iain Ferguson Bruce is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Limited since April 9, 2002. Mr. Bruce joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1964 and was elected to its partnership in 1971. He was the Senior Partner of KPMG from 1991 until his retirement in 1996 and served as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific from 1993 to 1997. Since 1964, Mr. Bruce has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, with over 50 years international experience in accounting and consulting. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Mr. Bruce serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of several publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, namely Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, Louis XIII Holdings Limited (formerly known as Paul Y. Engineering Group Limited), Sands China Limited, Tencent Holdings Limited and Wing On Company International Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a company whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited and MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited.

Tze Leung Chan

Mr. Tze Leung Chan (Robert)is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Limited., since August 16, 1996. He is an experienced banker with 39 years’ experience in both commercial and investment banking having worked in London, Malaysia and Singapore. He retired from United Overseas Bank at the end of 2011 after 35 years of service, 25 years of which he was the Chief Executive Officer of United Overseas Bank, Hong Kong. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte Limited, Quam Limited and Sibanye Gold Limited. He is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of The Hour Glass (HK) Limited, and a Senior Adviser to Long March Capital Limited, a fund management company based in Beijing and Shanghai in partnership with leading Chinese institutions including the CITIC Group. He is also a Director of Dalton Foundation Limited. He holds degrees in Bachelor of Science (Econ) Hons. and Master of Business Administration, and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Yun Lien Lee

Ms. Irene Yun Lien Lee is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Ltd., since March 1, 2012. Ms. Lee is the Executive Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, CLP Holdings Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited (all listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange); and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. She has held senior positions in investment banking and funds management in a number of renowned international financial institutions. She has been an Executive Director of Citicorp Investment Bank Limited in New York, London and Sydney; Head of Corporate Finance at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Chief Executive Officer of Sealcorp Holdings Limited, both based in Sydney. She was also the Non-Executive Chairman of Keybridge Capital Limited (listed on Australian Stock Exchange), a Non-Executive Director of ING Bank (Australia) Limited, QBE Insurance Group Limited, and The Myer Family Company Pty Limited; and a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan Australia. She also served as a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College, United States of America, and is a Barrister-at-Law in England and Wales and a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom.

Richard Margolis

Mr. Richard Paul Margolis serves as Independent Non-Executive Director for Noble Group Ltd. Mr. Margolis is a former diplomat, investment banker and businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in Greater China. He currently holds senior advisory roles with the Holdingham Group, Rothschild (Investment Bank) and Milestone Capital. Subsequent to his diplomatic service with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Beijing, Paris and Hong Kong, Mr. Margolis pursued a private sector career in Hong Kong. He was Managing Director, Corporate Finance at Smith New Court Far East, and Head of Strategy and Planning for Asia Pacific at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Margolis served on the boards of China Oilfield Services, Hsin Chong Construction (both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and Bank of China International Investment Management Company; and was a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Committee and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee. From 2003 to 2011, he was the Regional Director, North East Asia for Rolls-Royce.

David Yeow

Mr. David Yeow is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yeow is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bund Center Investment Ltd (listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange) since February 2010. He is a Senior Partner and (since 1999) also an executive committee member of Rajah & Tann LLP. In the past two decades, Mr. Yeow was the primary external legal advisor to the Singapore International Monetary Exchange Limited including on its de-mutualisation into the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited (SGX-DT); the primary external Legal Advisor to the Singapore Commodity Exchange Limited (SICOM) following on its privatisation from the then Rubber Association of Singapore. He served as a Member of the Advisory Board, Singapore Mercantile Exchange Limited (SMX) and was its legal advisor in its sale to ICE; and was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Group Banking Sub-Committee. Mr. Yeow is on the mediation panel of the Association of Banks Singapore since 2003; and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre SGX-DT Panel of Arbitrators. Mr. Yeow graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree. Mr. Yeow is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.