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”), an Executive Director of Hong Leong Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“HLIH”) (the ultimate holding company of HLA), and 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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Philip Ting Sii Tien
@ Yao Sik Tien

Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of HLA since 14 January 2013, Mr Ting was last re-elected as a Director on 27 April 2018. He is also the Group General Manager of Hong Leong Corporation Holdings Pte Ltd (“HLCH”) (the immediate holding company of HLA), Executive Director and Group CEO of TCB and a Non-Executive Director of HL Global Enterprises Limited (“HLGE”). In the preceding 3-year period, he was a Non-Executive Director of Thakral Corporation Ltd until his resignation in January 2015. HLCH and TCB are related companies under the Hong Leong Group of companies and HLGE is an associated company of HLA.

Mr Ting was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of HLA and CFO of CYI. He has over 25 years of experience as a financial controller in various companies including Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Singapore) and Bank of Montreal, Singapore. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  

 

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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 was last re-appointed on 22 April 2016. 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 was last re-elected on 22 April 2016. 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. She is also a Director of KEV Capital Limited, Hong Kong, which provides consultancy and agency services relating to project finance, fund raising, corporate and debt restructuring for corporates.

Ms Kwong has extensive experience in 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 was last re-elected on 27 April 2018. He also sits on the ARC, RC and SOSC of HLA. He is also a Non-Executive Director of XMH Holdings Ltd. and Gaylin Holdings Limited.

Mr Ng is currently a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (“R&T”). 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, Xinghua Port Holdings Ltd. and The Straits Trading Company Limited.

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. Mr Tan retired as an audit partner of EY in 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, and a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Mr Tan contributes to the non-profit sector, serving as an Honorary Executive Director of Trailblazer Foundation Ltd.