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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

43 2016 President, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jeffery Frase

49 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

Neil Dhar

2016 Chief Operating Officer

Alison Bott

2016 Group Head of Human Resource Officer

David Port

2016 Group Chief Risk Officer

Jeffrey Alam

2005 Group General Counsel

Ying Lim Chee

2011 Company Secretary

Christopher Pratt

60 2015 Lead Independent Non Executive Director

Jianmin Bao

49 2017 Non-Executive Director

Wenyan Ma

43 2017 Non-Executive Director

Paul Brough

59 2015 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. Executive Chairman of the Board, Founder.

William Randall

Mr. William James Randall is 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.

Jeffery Frase

Mr. Jeffery Scott Frase is 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 a 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 is 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.

Neil Dhar

Mr. Neil Dhar is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. 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.

Alison Bott

Ms. Alison Bott is Group Head of Human Resource Officer of the Company. Alison has over 16 years of Human Resources experience. She joins Noble from Goldman Sachs where she was a partner running the Human Capital Management Asia for 6 years based in Hong Kong. Alison also served on the Asia Pacific Management Committee and Human Capital Management Global Executive Committee. Alison has a BSc from London University.

David Port

Mr. David Port is Group Chief Risk Officer of the Company. David brings to Noble over 20 years of international Trading and Risk Management experience. He joined us in early 2016 from E.On Global Commodities in Düsseldorf, Germany where he was Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Board. He was previously a Partner and Chief Risk Officer with Infinium Capital Management and at Saracen Pure Energy in Houston. David has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Warwick, U.K. and holds the professional qualifications of ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants) and AMCT (Association of Corporate Treasurers) in the UK.

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.

Ying Lim Chee

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

Christopher Pratt

Mr. Christopher Dale Pratt is Lead Independent Non Executive Director of Noble Group Ltd. Mr. Pratt was 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.

Jianmin Bao

Mr. Bao Jianmin serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a Managing Director in CIC Capital, the direct investment arm of CIC.

Wenyan Ma

Mr. Ma Wenyan serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a Managing Director in CIC Capital, the direct investment arm of CIC.

Paul Brough

Mr. Paul Jeremy Brough is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Brough is 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.

David Yeow

Mr. David Yeow is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yeow is 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.