People: Straits Trading Company Ltd (STTSY.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gek Khim Chew

53 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Sock Koon Yeo

48 2015 Finance Director

Jee Wei Tan

2012 Company Secretary

Chee Ming Chia

65 2015 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

Gek Hiang Chew

2008 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Kay Yong Goh

2008 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Chee Keong Yap

2014 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Razman bin Ariffin

2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Elizabeth Sam

2008 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Tiong Cheng Tan

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kui Seng Tham

2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gary Weiss

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gek Khim Chew

Ms. Chew Gek Khim, LLB (Hons) is Executive Chairman of the Board of Straits Trading Company Limited, since 2013. Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She has been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 24 April 2008, first as Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman and then as Executive Chairman since 1 November 2009. As Executive Chairman, Ms Chew works closely with the senior management of Straits Trading to oversee the implementation of policies and decisions, including compliance with corporate governance codes. Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of Tecity Group, which she joined in 1987. She also sits on the boards of ARA Asset Management Limited, ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited and Singapore Exchange Limited. Ms Chew is also Deputy Chairman of The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Chairman of The Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She chairs the National Environment Agency Board of Singapore and is a Member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore, the SSO Council and Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Ms Chew was previously a Director of CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited and Board Member of the Singapore Totalisator Board. Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010.

Sock Koon Yeo

Ms. Yeo Sock Koon is the Finance Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited., with effect from 1 March 2015. Ms Yeo has more than 20 years of working experience in the finance and accounting sectors. Prior to joining the Company, she was the Senior Vice President for Reporting and Analytics Centre of Excellence in Sembcorp Industries Ltd, the Chief Financial Officer in UMS Holdings Ltd and Director for Group Accounting Services in Neptune Orient Lines Limited. She was actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, shared services setup, tax, treasury as well as corporate governance and risk-management matters.

Jee Wei Tan

Mr Aldric Tan Jee Wei is the Company Secretary of the company.

Chee Ming Chia

Mr. Chia Chee Ming is the Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of The Straits Trading Co Ltd., with effect from 27 February 2015. Mr Chia Chee Ming, Timothy is the Chairman of Hup Soon Global Corporation Limited and Gracefield Holdings Limited. He was the President of PAMA Group Inc. when he retired from the PAMA Group of Companies on 31 December 2004. In 2007, he founded Hup Soon Global Corporation Limited and became its founding Chairman. He was Chairman of UBS AG - Asia from October 2009 to September 2011. Mr Chia was appointed Chairman, Asia of Coutts & Co Ltd in January 2012. He is a Senior Adviser to EQT Funds Management Ltd.

Gek Hiang Chew

Ms. Chew Gek Hiang, B Acc (Hons), CPA is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Company Limited. Ms Chew Gek Hiang, an accountant by training, has been with the Tecity Group, our parent company, since 1991. As Executive Director and Head of Finance, she is actively involved in the investment activities of the Tecity Group and is responsible for its securities trading portfolio. She also oversees the human resource and administrative functions in the Tecity Group. Currently serving on the advisory panel of the GST Review Board, Ms Chew is also a Council Member of The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and The Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She is also President of Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society), a non-profit animal welfare society which champions responsible pet ownership and active sterilisation and microchipping of stray dogs and cats in Singapore and Johor. Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986. She joined Ernst & Young (London) in 1987 to pursue chartered accountancy, and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in October 1990.

Kay Yong Goh

Mr. Goh Kay Yong, BA (Hons), SM (MIT), CFA is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Company Limited., since 30 April 2008. Mr David Goh Kay Yong is the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Strategist of the Tecity Group, our parent company. Mr Goh started his investment career as an Investment Analyst with Great Eastern Life in 1986, and taught at the Nanyang Technological University (“NTU”), Singapore in the Bachelor of Business Financial Analyst programme in 1991. After joining Tecity Group in 1997, he remained from 1997 to 2003, as Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at NTU. Mr Goh also serves as Director of Pastamatrix International Pte Ltd, Stewardship Equity Pte Ltd and NPE Print Communications Pte Ltd. Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from York University, Canada; a Master of Science in Management (System Dynamics, Finance and Strategy) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, and is a CFA Charter holder.

Chee Keong Yap

Mr. Yap Chee Keong, CPA Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Co Ltd., effective 31 August 2014. Mr. Yap is an independent non-executive director of CapitaMalls Asia Limited and Hup Soon Global Corporation Limited and is the chairman of their audit committees. He is the chairman of CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and is also an independent non-executive director of Citibank Singapore Limited, Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd and UTAC Holdings Ltd. In addition, he serves as a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and as a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee. Mr. Yap is a non-executive director of SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd. Mr. Yap was Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Power Group (“SP”) where he was responsible for corporate planning and strategic investments as well as of the overseas investments of SP which included its Australian investments. Prior to SP, Mr. Yap worked as the Chief Financial Officer and in other senior management roles in several multinational and listed companies. Mr. Yap has 25 years of experience in senior management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and treasury, financial management and risk management functions in diverse industries.

Razman bin Ariffin

Encik Razman bin Ariffin, B Sc (Eng), ARSM, MIME (M) is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Co Ltd. Mr Razman bin Ariffin was appointed to our Board in December 2006. Mr Ariffin’s rich involvement in the mining, metallurgical and energy industries spans over 40 years, starting as production and planning engineer with Osborne & Chappel Sdn Bhd, then as petroleum engineer with Sarawak Shell Berhad. He was then attached to the Malaysia Mining Corporation Berhad Group (now known as MMC Corporation Berhad Group) serving in various capacities over the years. In 1985, Mr Ariffin joined Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (“MSC”) as General Manager and was its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director when he left in 1994. Currently an independent strategic and corporate consultant, Mr Ariffin also sits on the board of MSC. He was the former Managing Director of Trenergy (M) Berhad and Crest Petroleum Bhd, both companies then listed on Bursa Malaysia. Mr Ariffin graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London, England with First Class Honours in Mining Engineering in 1972.

Elizabeth Sam

Mrs. Elizabeth Sam, BA (Hons) Economics is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Company Limited. Mrs Elizabeth Sam brings with her more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector, having held senior positions in the Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Mercantile House Holdings PLC (a company listed on the London Stock Exchange) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited. Currently an Adviser to the Tecity Group, Mrs Sam is also a Director of SC Global Developments Ltd, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and AV Jennings Limited. Formerly a Director of Boardroom Limited, Mrs Sam was also the Chairman of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange of Singapore, from 1987 to 1990 and from 1990 to 1993 and Investment Management Association of Singapore, from 1997 to 1999. She was a Member of the Trade Development Board from 1989 to 1994. In 1996, Mrs Sam was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM), Republic of Singapore, for her contributions to financial centre developments. Mrs Sam graduated from the University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) Economics.

Tiong Cheng Tan

Mr. Tan Tiong Cheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director for Straits Trading Co. Ltd. He holds Diploma in Urban Valuation, FSISV, FAPFM, ANZIV, SPINZ. Mr Tan is currently the Executive Chairman of Knight Frank Pte Ltd’s Group of Companies. He has extensive and in-depth knowledge of real estate for more than 40 years. He is an Independent and Non-Executive Director of UOL Group Limited and a Member of its Audit Committee. Mr Tan is also an Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee of Heeton Holdings Limited. A Colombo Plan Scholar, Mr Tan graduated top of his class with a Diploma in Urban Valuation from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. A Licensed Appraiser and Auctioneer, he is also a Fellow Member of the Singapore Institute of Valuers and Surveyors, and the Association of Property and Facilities Management, an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and a Senior Member of The Property Institute of New Zealand and a Member of the Valuation Review Board.

Kui Seng Tham

Mr. Tham Kui Seng, BA (Hons) Engineering Science is an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Straits Trading Company Limited. Mr Tham Kui Seng is a Non-Executive Director of Global Logistic Properties Limited, Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Banyan Tree Holdings Limited. He is also a Board Member of The Housing and Development Board and Singapore Land Authority. Mr Tham was the former Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand Limited overseeing the corporate services functions of the real estate group from 2002 to 2008. He was previously a Director of Raffles Medical Group Ltd. Mr Tham graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering Science.

Gary Weiss

Dr. Gary Hilton Weiss is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Straits Trading Company Limited., with effect from 1 June 2014. Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years - 2011 to present: Executive Director, Ariadne Australia Limited, 1992 to 2011: Executive Director, Guinness Peat Group plc.
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