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QAF Ltd (QAFS.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Didi Dawis

69 1990 Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of the Board

Andree Halim

67 2003 Non-Executive Non-Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Mick Hewat

2014 Chief Executive Officer of Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd

Chin Huat Koh

2015 Chief Executive Officer of Gardenia Bakery (KL) Sdn Bhd.

Tuck Wah Lee

63 1989 Chief Executive Officer of Ben Foods

Kong King Tan

66 1996 Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Simplicio Umali

60 1999 General Manager - Gardenia Bakery Operation, Philippines

Weng Piu Lum

51 1999 Group Financial Controller

Kejian Lin

36 2014 Deputy Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Teh Chuen Tarn

56 1998 Head - Treasury, Executive Director

Pascal Chaneliere

General Manager of Bakers Maison Australia Pty Ltd

Kheng Beng Cheong

58 2009 Head - Corporate Development

Cher Siang Ng

2012 Managing Director of Gardenia Foods (S) Pte Ltd

Rod Williams

57 2009 Corporate Services Director

Woan Ling Lee

Company Secretary

Kok Kiong Choo

45 2014 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Triono Dawis

33 2014 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Gianto Gunara

52 2014 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Hang Huat Tan

60 2014 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Tien Eng Teng

54 2014 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Kian Hwee Goh

61 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kwong Foo Lee

68 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dawn Lum

62 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Teck Huat Tan

55 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Didi Dawis

Mr. Didi Dawis is Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of the Board of QAF Limited. Mr. Dawis was appointed as a Director of the Company on 15 March 1988 and has been holding the position as Chairman of the Company since July 1990. Mr Dawis is an established entrepreneur and has various business interests in Indonesia including businesses involved in the trading and distribution of building materials, real estate development (including hotel and resort). He was also the owner and joint-venture partner of a news magazine and a newspaper in Indonesia for some 8 years. Mr Didi Dawis is a member in the councils of several charitable and civic associations in Indonesia, the Permanent Honorary Chairman of Indonesia Chinese Entrepreneur Association, the Chairman of the International Association of Fuqing Clansmen and Chairman of Fujian Indonesia Association. Mr Didi Dawis is a substantial shareholder of the Company, having a deemed interest of 8.66% in the total issued shares of the Company as at 18 March 2015. .

Andree Halim

Mr. Andree Halim is Non-Executive Non-Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of QAF Ltd., since 11 October 2003. Mr Halim was appointed as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Company on 11 October 2003. Mr Halim holds a diploma in Business Studies from the South East London Technical College of United Kingdom. Mr Halim is an established entrepreneur and has investments in a wide range of businesses. He also sits on the board of directors of various private enterprises that he invested in. Mr Andree Halim is the controlling shareholder of the Company, having a total deemed interest of 51.03% in the total issued shares of the Company as at 18 March 2015.

Mick Hewat

Mr. Mick Hewat is Chief Executive Officer of Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd of QAF Limited. He is responsible for overseeing the entire integrated meat production business carried out by the Rivalea group of companies as well as the investment activities under Oxdale Dairy Enterprise Pty Ltd. Mr Hewat has been with the Rivalea Group for 17 years, predominantly in various finance roles, and assumed the position of General Manager – Finance in 2009. Prior to joining Rivalea, Mr Hewat had working experience in accounting roles within the Australian meat industry and for a large manufacturing company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Charles Sturt University Australia in 1990 and is a Certified Practising Accounting member of CPA Australia

Chin Huat Koh

Mr. Koh Chin Huat is Chief Executive Officer of Gardenia Bakery (KL) Sdn Bhd., the subsidiary of QAF Limited. He joined the Gardenia group as sales and marketing manager in 1991 and was made the general manager of Gardenia Foods (S) Pte Ltd in 1992. He was relocated back to Malaysia and appointed the general manager of Gardenia Malaysia in 1994. Prior to joining Gardenia Malaysia, he has worked with Federal Flour Mills Bhd and Cold Storage (M) Bhd. Mr Koh holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration from Brunel University, United Kingdom.

Tuck Wah Lee

Mr. Lee Tuck Wah is Chief Executive Officer - Trading and Distribution of QAF Group - Ben Foods of QAF Ltd., since 1989. As the subsidiary of the QAF Group engaging in the trading and distribution of consumer food products, Ben Foods provides marketing and sourcing support to other subsidiaries within the QAF Group. In 1997, Mr Lee was tasked to take charge of the warehousing logistics operation of the QAF Group. Mr Lee has close to 38 years of experience in the marketing of food and beverages to-date. Prior to joining Ben Foods, he had worked with Allied Chocolate Ltd (formerly a listed company in Singapore) and Sime Darby Singapore. Mr Lee has a Bachelor degree in Social Science (Hons) from the University of Singapore.

Kong King Tan

Mr. Tan Kong King is no longer the Group Managing Director, Executive Director of QAF Ltd, effective December 31, 2016.. Mr Tan was first appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 15 June 1995 and assumed the position as the Group Managing Director of the QAF Group in January 1996. Since 1996, Mr Tan has streamlined and refocused the QAF Group in the food industry, expanding the Group’s existing bakery segment in markets where there are long term demand and prospects, disposing off the various insignificant non-food related operations and leading the QAF Group to focus on various food related sectors, which set the ground for the Group’s further growth and expansion in the food industry. In the early part of his career, Mr Tan had worked for a number of years with an international accounting firm. Subsequent to which he joined and worked as the managing director of KMP Private Ltd group of companies from 1981 to 2004 prior to his current post with the Company. Mr Tan holds a B.Sc. Economics degree from the London School of Economics, University of London .

Simplicio Umali

Mr. Simplicio P. Umali, Jr., is General Manager - Gardenia Bakery Operation, Philippines of QAF Ltd., since August 1999. He assumed the position as the general manager of the Gardenia Bakery operation of the QAF Group in the Philippines in August 1999. Prior to him taking charge of the Gardenia Bakery operations in the Philippines, he was the chief executive officer of Dutch Boy (Philippines) Inc., a major paint manufacturer, and the country manager of Hoechst Marion Roussel (Philippines), a pharmaceutical company. Mr Umali has extensive experience in marketing, having taken charge of the marketing function in his previous employment for over 10 years. He is a graduate of Business Administration (majored both in Finance and Marketing) and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Agora Award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management from the Philippines Marketing Association and the Outstanding Alumnus Award of the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration.

Weng Piu Lum

Mr. Lum Weng Piu is Group Financial Controller of QAF Group. He has been with the QAF Group since 1997 and was made the group financial controller in October 1999. Mr Lum has 28 years of experience in the area of accounting and finance. Prior to joining QAF, he was the regional controller for a multi-national and a Singapore-listed group. Mr Lum is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore as well as a chartered financial analyst of the CFA Institute. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the United Kingdom.

Kejian Lin

Mr. Lin Kejian is Deputy Group Managing Director, Executive Director of QAF Ltd., with effect from 15 September 2014. Mr Lin Kejian was first appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2007. On 1 October 2010, he became an executive Director of the Company holding the post of Operations director. He assumed the position of Deputy Group Managing Director of the QAF Group in September 2014. Prior to him joining the Company, Mr Lin was the business manager of Culindo Livestock (1994), a family-owned private enterprise, which principal activity is that of importer and supplier of live pigs to Singapore. Mr Lin holds a degree in Business Administration (major in Finance) from California State University, Los Angeles. Mr Lin is the son of Mr Andree Halim, a Director cum Vice Chairman of the Company. He is also a substantial shareholder of the Company, having a total deemed interest of 40.32% in the total issued shares of the Company as at 18 March 2015.

Teh Chuen Tarn

Ms. Tarn Teh Chuen is no longer the Head - Treasury, Executive Director of QFA Ltd, effective 31 December 2016. Ms Tarn was first appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 15 June 1995. Since 1998, Ms Tarn has been an executive Director and the Head of Treasury for the QAF Group, taking charge of the planning and management of group financing matters. Prior to this, Ms Tarn worked as an accountant in the KMP Private Ltd (“KMP”) group of companies and assumed the post as KMP’s group financial controller from 1990 to 2004. Ms Tarn holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore

Pascal Chaneliere

Mr. Pascal Chaneliere is General Manager of Bakers Maison Australia Pty Ltd of QAF Limited. Bakers Maison Australia manufactures and distributes frozen and par baked French-style breads and pastries to the foodservice sector throughout Australia. Mr Pascal has over 10 years of experience in sales management, having taken charge of several sales management roles and function in his previous employments. Prior to him joining Bakers Maison Australia, he has worked for two large multinational food manufacturing companies in Australia. Mr Pascal holds a Business School Diploma from France.

Kheng Beng Cheong

Mr. Cheong Kheng Beng is Head - Corporate Development of QAF Ltd. Prior to him joining the QAF Group, he was the senior vice president of Business Development with the KMP Private Ltd group of companies for 7 years. He had also worked as a treasury manager in a Singapore listed construction and engineering company, a corporate manager of United Industrial Corporation Limited as well as an assistant manager for Loans & Syndications in a merchant bank in Singapore before joining KMP Private Ltd. Mr Cheong graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Cher Siang Ng

Dr. Ng Cher Siang is Managing Director of Gardenia Foods (S) Pte Ltd on 1 May 2012. Dr Ng has worked as a Senior Manager in the Gardenia operations for over 14 years. During this time, he covered various areas including leading the R&D Department, identifying and developing new production lines to expand the range of products, and overseeing all aspects of production activities. Prior to joining the QAF Group, he spent over 13 years with the Primary Production Department, now called the AVA (Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore). During this period, he was seconded to serve at an inter government agency that was tasked with developing seafood processing technologies, and transferring these know-how to commercial enterprises from the various participating countries. Dr Ng holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in biological sciences and a doctorate degree from the Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

Rod Williams

Mr. Rod Williams is Corporate Services Director of Rivalea Group, of QAF Ltd., since January 2000. He has held the position of General Manager (Finance & Administration) of Rivalea since January 2000. In 2009, he was re-designated as Corporate Services Director taking charge of corporate services matters including the finance and corporate affairs of the Rivalea Group. Mr Williams has more than 38 years experience in the areas of finance, production, sales, operations and general management in Australia and overseas. Prior to his post in Rivalea, he worked for about 6 years as the chief executive officer of a Singapore joint venture company, KMP Bunge, a fully integrated livestock business with production facilities in Indonesia, exporting livestock to Singapore. He holds a Certificate in Business Studies Accounting from the Wangaratta College of Technical and Further Education.

Woan Ling Lee

Kok Kiong Choo

Mr. Choo Kok Kiong CPA, is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of QAF Ltd., with effect from 17 July 2014. Mr Choo is the Chief Financial Officer of Gallant Venture Ltd overseeing corporate services. Prior to joining Gallant Venture Ltd, he held various management positions in the Sembcorp group. He has over 20 years of finance experience, having held the positions of Vice-President of Finance at SembCorp Parks Management and Sembcorp Parks Holdings Ltd (now known as Sembcorp Development Ltd), Assistant Vice-President of Finance at Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Accounts Manager with Singapore Precision Industries Pte Ltd. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wales (UK)/Manchester Business School (UK). He had also qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).

Triono Dawis

Mr. Triono Juliarso Dawis is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of QAF Ltd., effective December 31, 2012. Mr Triono Dawis had previously been appointed as an executive Business Development Director of QAF Limited on 1 October 2010 and he resigned on 31 December 2012 to pursue his own business interests. Mr Dawis is involved in managing the various business enterprises in Indonesia owned by his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, California.

Gianto Gunara

Mr. Gianto Gunara is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of QAF Ltd., with effect from 17 July 2014. Mr Gunara is an executive director of Gallant Venture Ltd and PT Bintan Resort Cakrawala. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Mr Gunara is the cousin of Mr Andree Halim, a Director cum Vice-Chairman of the Company

Hang Huat Tan

Mr. Tan Hang Huat is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of QAF Ltd., with effect from 17 July 2014. Mr Tan started his career with KMP Private Ltd (“KMP”) as a project manager in 1990 and is currently the Group Managing Director of KMP. He was a non-executive director of Guthrie GTS Limited from 2007 to 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Newcastle (Australia)

Tien Eng Teng

Mr. Teng Tien Eng is Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of QAF Limited. Mr Teng is currently a director of KMP Private Ltd (“KMP”) and was a Senior Project Manager in KMP from 1992 to 2004. Prior to joining KMP, he worked as an Accountant in Lum Chang Holdings Limited and Kontiki Enterprises Pte Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Kian Hwee Goh

Mr. Goh Kian Hwee is Non-Executive Independent Director of QAF Limited. Mr Goh was appointed as a non-executive independent Director of the Company on 1 December 2014. Mr Goh is a senior partner of Rajah & Tann LLP, a legal firm, and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and capital markets law. He holds a LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore and has been a practicing lawyer since 1980.

Kwong Foo Lee

Mr. Lee Kwong Foo is Non-Executive Independent Director of QAF Limited. Mr Lee was appointed as a non-executive independent Director of the Company on 1 December 2014. Mr Edward Lee spent 36 years in the Singapore Administrative Service (Foreign Service Branch) during which he served as Singapore’s High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalem (1984 to 1990), Ambassador to the Philippines (1990 to 1993) and Ambassador to Indonesia (1994 to 2006). Mr Lee was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1996, the Long Service Medal in 1997, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1998 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2006 by the Singapore Government. In 1993, the Philippines Government bestowed on him the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu (Grand Cross). In 2007, the Indonesian Government awarded him the highest civilian honour, the Bintang Jasa Utama (First Class). He is a member of the National University of Singapore’s President’s Advancement Advisory Council. Mr Lee holds a Bacherlor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore and a Master of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Dawn Lum

Ms. Dawn Pamela Lum is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dawn Pamela Lum was Group Company Secretary of a GuocoLand Limited and director of a number of its subsidiaries for 27 years and is conversant with the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed company.

Teck Huat Tan

Mr. Tan Teck Huat has been appointed as the Director of Finance of the Company, with effect from January 1, 2017. He served as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is an Executive Director of SPH AsiaOne Ltd, 2000­-2002. He is the Adviser of J Trust Asia from August 2016 and had served as a Director of J Trust Asia from March 2015 to July 2016. He was the Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to February 2015 and was Executive Vice President of Natsteel Ltd from 2005 to 2008.