Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, 68, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He is overall in charge of the management of the Group with a particular focus on new business developments. He has extensive experience in the industry and has been involved in the grains, edible oils and oilseeds businesses since 1973. Mr Kuok has completed many projects involving the establishment of oil palm plantations in Asia and Africa, as well as the processing of grains, edible oils and oilseeds. Mr Kuok graduated from the then University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr Kuok was appointed to the Board on 24 March 2006 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2014.
Mr Pua Seck Guan, 54, oversees and manages the business divisions of the Group and assists CEO Mr Kuok Khoon Hong in the development of new businesses. Concurrently, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, an integrated real estate and healthcare company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In addition, he is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of United Engineers Limited. Mr Pua has over 29 years of real estate experience in property investment, development and management across various asset classes, as well as in the creation and management of both private and listed real estate funds. Widely regarded as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) pioneer in Singapore, Mr Pua was instrumental in establishing REITs listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange such as CapitaMall Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust. Earlier, Mr Pua held concurrent positions as the Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Retail Limited, CapitaMall Trust Management Pte. Ltd., and CapitaLand Financial Limited. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Mr Pua was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was re-elected on 28 April 2016.
Mr Martua Sitorus, 58, is a co-founder of the Company and has been instrumental in the development of the Group’s business operations in Indonesia. Mr Sitorus was the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company from July 2013 to March 2017 and was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2017. Mr Sitorus is the Chief Executive Officer of Gama Corp group of companies. He holds a degree in economics from HKBP Nomensen University in Medan, Indonesia. Mr Sitorus was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2016.
Mr Kuok Khoon Ean, 62, is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited and a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kerry Holdings Limited. He is the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia. Mr Kuok has served as the Chairman of Shangri-La Asia Limited from April 2008 to August 2013 and remained as a Non-Executive Director till June 2014. Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, UK. Mr Kuok was appointed to the Board on 2 July 2007 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2016.
Mr Kuok Khoon Hua, 39, is the Chairman of Kerry Holdings Limited, the main investment holding company of the Kuok Group in Hong Kong. He is also a director of Kerry Group Limited and Kuok (Singapore) Limited; an executive director of Kerry Logistics Network Limited and a non-executive director of Kerry Properties Limited (both of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and an independent director of Sea Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange).
Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University. Mr Kuok was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2016 and was re-elected on 26 April 2017.
Mr Juan R. Luciano, 56, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and President of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). ADM is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors and food-ingredient providers. Mr Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President of ADM in February 2014, and was appointed CEO in January 2015. He became Chairman of the Board in January 2016. Mr Luciano previously spent 25 years at The Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as Executive Vice President and President of the Performance division. Mr Luciano serves on the boards of directors of Eli Lilly and Company, and Intersect Illinois, a non-profit economic development organization created by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He also serves as a Governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology. Mr Luciano was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2012 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2015.
Mr Yeo Teng Yang, 76, is the lead independent director. He has a varied international career spanning senior positions in the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ambassador to the European Community in Brussels as well as Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank, Manila and Advisor at the International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. besides his extensive banking experience. From 1995 to 2000, he was the Senior Executive Vice President of United Overseas Bank Ltd, Singapore, with management responsibilities in treasury, international banking business, fund management, stockbroking and risk management. He also served as a Board Member of Korea First Bank, South Korea, from 2000 to 2005. Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree from the then University of Singapore and a Masters degree in Economics from Yale University, USA. Mr Yeo was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2016.
Mr Tay Kah Chye, 70, is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult Net Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Group (comprising PATA Consultancy Private Limited and PATA International Enterprise Private Limited). He has served as the Honorary Advisor of ASEAN Bankers Association, a regional banking industry group from 2008 to 2010. Prior to his retirement on 31 December 2007, Mr Tay was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Finance Corporation Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. Mr Tay has vast experience in banking and finance. Mr Tay was with Citibank N.A. Singapore Branch, where he started his banking career in 1973. His last held position in Citibank was Vice President and Head of its Corporate Marketing Group. During his 18 years with Citibank, he held various positions in banking operations, credit management and marketing. Mr Tay was a director of Cambodia Mekong Bank Public Limited from 2003 to 2012 and his last held position was Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Asiatic Group (Holdings) Limited and the Lead Independent Director of Chemical Industries (Far East) Ltd. Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the then University of Singapore. Mr Tay was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2015.
Mr Kwah Thiam Hock, 70, sits on the board of various companies including IFS Capital Limited, Excelpoint Technology Ltd and Teho International Inc Ltd. He started his career in 1964 with the Port of Singapore Authority. From 1969 to 1970, he was an Assistant Accountant with the Singapore Textile Industries Limited. Subsequently, he served as the Secretary and Assistant Accountant in Singapore Spinners Private Limited from 1970 to 1973 and later in 1974, he moved on to become the Regional Accountant and Deputy Manager of its related company, IMC (Singapore). Mr Kwah left to join ECICS Holdings Ltd in 1976 and rose to become its President and Chief Executive Officer. He stepped down from ECICS Holdings Ltd in 2003 to assume the position of Principal Officer and Chief Executive Officer of ECICS Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of listed IFS Capital Limited. Mr Kwah retired from ECICS Limited in December 2006 but he remains as adviser of ECICS Limited. He is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountant of Australia, ICPAS and ACCA. He graduated from the then University of Singapore in 1973 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Mr Kwah was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2014.
Professor Kishore Mahbubani, 69, had a long career in government while at the same time, writing extensively on public issues. He was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971-2004) where he had postings in Cambodia (1973-74), Malaysia, Washington DC and New York, where he served two postings as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. He was the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2004 to 2017. Currently, he is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and a Senior Advisor at the University Global Relations Office of NUS. In the world of ideas, he has spoken and published globally.
Professor Mahbubani is also a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2015. He has also taken the role of Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aggregate Asset Management since September 2017. Professor Mahbubani was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was re-elected on 28 April 2016.
Mr Lim Siong Guan, 70, is a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College, and Advisor to the Group Executive Committee of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He chairs the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Asia Ltd. and is a member of the International Board of the stars, a Swiss not-for-profit organisation that promotes development of next generation leaders. He chairs the Board of Directors of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote a culture of honour and honouring. In September 2017, Mr Lim was named the Institute of Policy Studies’ fourth SR Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore.
Mr Lim was the Group President of GIC from 2007 to 2016 and a former Head of the Singapore Civil Service from 1999 to 2005. He was the first Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and was also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Defence, Education, Finance, and the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr Lim has chaired the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and, the Central Provident Fund Board. Mr Lim graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Lim was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018.
Mr Weijian Shan, 64, is Chairman and CEO of PAG Group, a private equity firm with about US$20 billion in capital under management. He was Co-Managing Partner of Newbridge Capital, and, after Newbridge’s integration with TPG, Co-Managing Partner of TPG Asia. Mr Shan has led numerous buyouts and exits at Newbridge, TPG and PAG.
Prior to TPG, Mr Shan was a Managing Director of JP Morgan. He previously was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His other former employers include the World Bank and Graham & James Law Firm.
Mr Shan graduated from Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now known as Beijing University of International Business and Economics) and received his PhD and Master of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Mr Shan was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018.
Mr Raymond Guy Young, 56, is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), and a member of ADM’s Executive Council. He joined ADM in November 2010 following a 24-year tenure with General Motors where he last served in Shanghai as vice president of GM International Operations. In 2008 and 2009, he was CFO of General Motors. Between 2004 and 2007, he was the president and managing director of GM do Brasil and Mercosur Operations, based in São Paulo.
Mr Young holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr Young serves on the boards of directors of International Paper Company and the U.S.-China Business Council. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Cancer Society Lakeshore Division and the CFO Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr Young was appointed alternate director to Mr Juan Ricardo Luciano on the Wilmar Board on 3 November 2017.