Boards of Directors

WHO WE ARE
Board of Directors




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Kwek Leng Peck
Executive Chairman





Appointed to the Board since 1 September 1982, Mr Kwek was appointed Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Asia Ltd. (“HLA”) on 28 April 2017. Mr Kwek also sits on the Nominating Committee (“NC”) and the Hong Leong Asia Share Option Scheme 2000 Committee (“SOSC”). He was last re-elected as a Director of HLA on 28 April 2017.

Mr Kwek has in-depth knowledge of the HLA Group’s business, having worked closely with the senior management of the HLA Group and has overseen the growth of the HLA Group over the last 3 decades from an integrated building materials group in the 1980s and 1990s to being also a major player in the consumer products and diesel engines industries in China beginning in the 2000s.

Mr Kwek has many years of experience in trading, manufacturing, property investment and development, hotel operations, corporate finance and management.

Mr Kwek is the Non-Executive Chairman of Tasek Corporation Berhad (“TCB”), and an Executive Director of Hong Leong Corporation Holdings Pte Ltd and Hong Leong Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“HLIH”) (the immediate and ultimate holding companies of HLA respectively). He is also a Non-Executive Director of City Developments Limited (“CDL”), Hong Leong Finance Limited (“HLF”), Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (“M&C”) and China Yuchai International Limited (“CYI”). HLF, CDL, M&C, TCB and CYI are subsidiaries of HLIH and thus, related companies under the Hong Leong Group of companies.

  


 

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Tan Eng Kwee
Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as Director on 10 December 2018, Mr Tan assumed the full responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer on 7 January 2019. In accordance with the Company’s Constitution, Mr. Tan stood for election as Director at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and was duly re-elected. He is also the Non-Executive Director of TCB, CYI and HL Global Enterprises Limited (“HLGE”). TCB and CYI are subsidiaries of HLA and HLGE is an associated company of HLA.

Mr Tan was formerly the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of HLA from 2008 to 2011. He has more than 30 years of operations, corporate, accounting and financial experience arising from his senior management positions previously held at the Gold Coin Group, Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., Dynapack Asia Pte. Ltd. and Epsilon Global Communications Pte. Ltd.

Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from The University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom. He successfully completed all examinations of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (now known as Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore) and the Chartered Association of Management Accountants and was a Fellow Member of the former and an Associate Member of the latter two.

  

 

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Ernest Colin Lee
Non-Executive and
Lead Independent Director


Appointed a Non-Executive Director of HLA since 3 April 2000, Mr Lee retired by rotation at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and was duly re-elected. He is also the chairman of the NC, Remuneration Committee (“RC”) and SOSC as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee (“ARC”) of HLA. He was appointed as Lead Independent Director of HLA on 26 February 2013.

Mr Lee is a professional project consultant and has extensive experience in management, engineering and business development as well as experience in financial management in Singapore and Australia arising from his senior management positions previously held at Humes Ltd, Australia. Currently, he is an Executive Director of Compact Engineers Pty. Ltd., Australia, where he is responsible for the oversight of its financial management and business operations.

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.

  

 

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Kwong Ka Lo
@ Caroline Kwong

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Non-Executive Director of HLA since 22 February 2016, Ms Kwong retired by rotation at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and was duly re-elected. She is also a member of the ARC and NC of HLA.

Ms Kwong is currently the Managing Director of The Global Value Investment Portfolio Management Pte Ltd, an investment management company based in Singapore with its investment focus on commercialization of leading edge technology beneficial to a clean environment and sustainable living.

Ms Kwong has extensive experience in fund raising, corporate finance, capital markets and debt restructuring arising from her senior management positions previously held at Laurel Capital Kingsway LLP, United Kingdom; HL Bank (which is the Singapore branch of Hong Leong Bank Berhad); Mycom Berhad (now Dutaland) and Olympia Industries Berhad Group, Malaysia; PrimeEast Capital Ltd (now BNP Paribas Hong Kong), Hong Kong; and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Ltd (now Deutsche Bank), Singapore and Hong Kong.

Ms Kwong holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Major in Finance and Human Resources Management, and Minor in French, from the California State University, Sacramento, and a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  

 

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Ng Sey Ming
Non-Executive and Independent Director




Appointed a Non-Executive Director of HLA since 8 May 2017, Mr Ng also sits on the ARC, RC and SOSC of HLA. He was last re-elected on 27 April 2018. He is also a Non-Executive Director of XMH Holdings Ltd. In the preceding 3-year period, he was a Non-Executive Director of Hiap Tong Corporation Ltd. and Gaylin Holdings Limited.

Mr Ng is currently a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (“R&T”) and a partner in Christopher & Lee Ong, a member of the R&T Asia network of law firms. He commenced his legal practice in R&T in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. His main areas of practice are banking, project finance, debt capital markets, securities regulations and debt restructurings. He has also advised on cross border transactions, joint ventures, investments, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, listings on Singapore Exchange and shareholders’ disputes.

Mr Ng was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Singapore in 2000, and a Solicitor of England and Wales and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

  

 

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Tan Chian Khong
Non-Executive and Independent Director




Appointed a Non-Executive Director of HLA since 1 March 2018, Mr Tan was last re-elected on 27 April 2018. He is also the chairman of the ARC and a member of the RC and SOSC of HLA. Mr Tan is also a Non-Executive Director of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, CSE Global Limited, Xinghua Port Holdings Ltd., The Straits Trading Company Limited and SMRT Corporation Ltd.

Mr Tan joined Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) (then known as Ernst & Whinney) in 1981 and became a partner in 1996. He has approximately 35 years of experience in providing audit and business advisory services to clients in a wide range of industries. He retired as an audit partner of EY in June 2016.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and of CPA Australia. Mr Tan contributes to the non-profit sector, serving as an Honorary Executive Director of Trailblazer Foundation Ltd.