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Kuok Khoon Hong
kuok_khoon_hongChairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, 64, 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. He has held several key executive positions in various companies, including General Manager of Federal Flour Mills Bhd from 1986 to 1991 and Managing Director of Kuok Oils & Grains Pte Ltd from 1989 to 1991. Mr Kuok graduated from the then University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr Kuok was appointed on 24 March 2006 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2012.   

Martua Sitorus
Martua Sitorus Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr Martua Sitorus, 54, is the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Group. Mr Sitorus has been instrumental in the development of the Group’s business operations in Indonesia. He is in charge of the Group’s operations in Indonesia and plantation operations. He holds a degree in economics from HKBP Nomensen University in Medan, Indonesia.  Mr Sitorus was appointed on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2013.

 

Teo Kim Yong
Teo Kim Yong Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Mr Teo Kim Yong, 60, is in charge of the Group’s commercial activities, merchandising of palm and lauric oils, as well as the manufacturing, palm and biodiesel trading operations. Mr Teo joined the Group in 1992 and has extensive experience in the marketing and merchandising of edible oil products. He graduated from the then University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  Mr Teo was appointed on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2011.

Kuok Khoon Chen
Kuok Khoon Chen Non-Executive Director

Mr Kuok Khoon Chen, 59, has been a senior executive of the Kuok Group since 1978. He is currently the Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Kerry Group Limited and the Chairman of Kerry Holdings Limited. He is also the Chairman of Kuok Brothers Sdn Berhad and a director of a number of Kuok Group companies. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shangri-La Asia Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and an executive director of China World Trade Center Company Limited which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr Kuok was the Chairman of Kerry Properties Limited from June 2008 to August 2013. Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Monash University in Australia. Mr Kuok was appointed on 8 February 2010 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2013.

Kuok Khoon Ean
Kuok Khoon Ean Non-Executive Director

Mr Kuok Khoon Ean, 58, is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited, a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Managing Director of Kerry Holdings Limited. He is a non-executive director of Shangri-La Asia Limited and an independent non-executive director of The Bank of East Asia, Limited, both of which are listed companies in Hong Kong. He is a non-executive director of Shangri-La Hotel Public Co. Ltd. and an independent non-executive director of IHH Healthcare Berhad which are listed on the Thai Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia respectively. He has served on various statutory bodies in Singapore, namely the Sentosa Development Corporation from 1993 to 2000, the Singapore Trade Development Board from 1995 to 1998 and the Singapore Tourism Board from 2000 to 2001. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University from 2000 to January 2013. Mr Kuok was Chairman and Executive Director of SCMP Group Limited from January 1988 until January 2013. He also served on the Board of Post Publishing Public Co. Ltd. from April 1999 to January 2013. Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, UK. Mr Kuok was appointed on 2 July 2007 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2013.

Juan Luciano
Juan Ricardo Luciano Non-Executive Director

Mr Juan R. Luciano, 52, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a member of its Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee, and an officer of the corporation. In his role, he oversees the commercial and production activities of ADM’s corn, oilseeds, agricultural services, and cocoa and milling businesses, as well as its research, project-management and risk-management functions. He also oversees the company’s Operational Excellence initiatives, which seek to improve productivity and efficiency companywide. Mr Luciano joined ADM following a successful 25-year tenure at Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as executive vice president and president of Dow’s performance division, and as a member of the company’s executive leadership committee, strategy board and management committee. Mr Luciano serves on the Board of Governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology. Mr Luciano was appointed on 20 June 2012 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2013.

George Yong-Boon Yeo
George Yong-Boon Yeo

Non-Executive Director
Mr George Yong-Boon Yeo, 60, is the Chairman and Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Logistics Network Limited, as well as the Deputy Chairman and a Director of Kerry Group Limited. From 1988 to 2011, Mr Yeo served in the Singapore Government, as Minister of State for Finance, then as Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade and Industry, and Foreign Affairs. Prior to 1988, Mr Yeo served in various capacities in the Singapore Armed Forces, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Defence Ministry, attaining the rank of Brigadier-General. Mr Yeo chairs the International Advisory Panel of the Nalanda University Governing Board. Mr Yeo is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Economic Development Commission, Hong Kong, the International Advisory Committee of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation. In 2013, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See and recently became a member of the newly-formed Vatican Council for the Economy. Mr Yeo has been an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong-listed AIA Group Limited since November 2012. Mr Yeo was awarded the Philippines’ Order of Sikatuna, India’s Padma Bhushan and Australia’s Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia. Mr Yeo graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in engineering in 1976 and also obtained a master of business administration degree (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School in 1985. Mr Yeo was appointed on 1 November 2014.

Yeo Teng Yang
Yeo Teng Yang Lead Independent Director

Mr Yeo Teng Yang, 72, 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 IMF, 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. He was appointed on 14 July 2006 and was last re-appointed on 25 April 2014 to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Leong Horn Kee
Leong Horn Kee Independent Director

Dr Leong Horn Kee, 61, is currently the Chairman of CapitalCorp Partners Pte Ltd. Dr Leong has established a wide career in the private sector with Far East Organization, Orchard Parade Holdings Limited, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, Rothschild Singapore, Transtech Ventures and Natsteel group, as well as in the public sector with the Ministry of Trade & Industry and the Ministry of Finance.  In addition, he was a Singapore Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2006, and was Singapore’s Non-resident Ambassador to Mexico from September 2006 to February 2013. Dr Leong is the Non-resident High Commissioner (designate) to Cyprus since 28 March 2013. Dr Leong holds a Production Engineering degree from Loughborough University, UK; an Economics degree from London University, UK; a Chinese Language and Literature degree from Beijing Normal University, China; an MBA degree from INSEAD, France; and a Master in Business Research from University of Western Australia; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Western Australia. Dr Leong was appointed on 30 June 2000 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2012.

Tay Kah Chye
Tay Kah Chye Independent Director

Mr Tay Kah Chye, 67, 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 an 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 on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2012.

Kwah Thiam Hock
Kwah Thiam HockIndependent Director

Mr Kwah Thiam Hock, 67, sits on the board of various companies including IFS Capital Limited, Select Group 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 the non-executive Director 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 on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2014.