Board of Directors

MR KWEK LENG BENG, 70

Appointed as Director and Executive Chairman of City Developments Limited (CDL) since 1 October 1969 and 1 January 1995 respectively, Mr Kwek was last re-elected on 28 April 2010. He also sits on the Nominating Committee of CDL.

Mr Kwek is the non-executive Chairman of Hong Leong Asia Ltd. (HLA) and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C). He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Hong Leong Finance Limited (HLF) and City e-Solutions Limited (CES).

Mr Kwek holds a law degree, LL.B (London) and is also a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has extensive experience in the finance business, having grown from day one with the original Hong Leong Finance Limited which has since merged its finance business with Singapore Finance Limited (now known as HLF). He also has vast experience in the real estate business, the hotel industry as well as the trading and manufacturing business.

Mr Kwek’s other appointments include being a member of the East Asia Council of INSEAD since its inception in 2003 and a board member of Singapore Hotel Association. He was also conferred Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University (Rhode Island, US) and Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University (UK).

MR KWEK LENG JOO, 57

Appointed as Director and Managing Director of CDL since 8 February 1980 and 1 January 1995 respectively, Mr Kwek is also an Executive Director of CES and a non-executive Director of HLF and M&C.

Mr Kwek holds a Diploma in Financial Management and has extensive experience in property development and investment.

Mr Kwek contributes actively to the business community through several public appointments including Honorary President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Youth Achievement Award Council, and Chairman of the Chinese Language & Culture Fund Management Committee. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University, Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the Chinese Heritage Centre.

MR CHEE KENG SOON, 78

Appointed a Director of CDL since 29 March 1995, Mr Chee was last re-appointed a Director on 28 April 2010 pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act, Chapter 50. He is also the Chairman of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees of CDL.

Mr Chee had previously held the position of Auditor General for more than 20 years and had served on the board of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. Mr Chee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Geography from University of Malaya.

MR FOO SEE JUAN, 70

Appointed a Director of CDL since 2 June 1986, Mr Foo was last re-elected on 29 April 2009. He also sits on the Audit and Nominating Committees of CDL.

Mr Foo holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the National University of Singapore and is a partner of a law firm. He presently sits on the boards of various companies in the CDL Group.

MR KWEK LENG PECK, 54

Appointed a Director of CDL since 1 August 1987, Mr Kwek was last re-elected on 29 April 2009. He is an Executive Director and is now acting Chief Executive Officer of HLA. Mr Kwek is also the non-executive Chairman of Tasek Corporation Berhad and a non-executive Director of HLF, M&C and China Yuchai International Limited. In the preceding 3-year period, he was an Executive Director of CES until April 2009.

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

MR HAN VO-TA, 62

Appointed a Director of CDL since 20 September 1988, Mr Vo-Ta was last re-elected on 28 April 2010. He also sits on the Audit Committee of CDL.

Mr Vo-Ta holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was previously an international banker, having worked with Bank of Montreal in Montreal, Toronto, Manila and Singapore and was also the General Manager of Singapore Finance, acting CEO of Millennium & Copthorne International Limited, President of the Singapore Canadian Business Association, co-founder and past President of the MIT Club of Singapore, Senior Advisor of UBS AG and a member of the Governing Council of Singapore Institute of Management. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of SIM University and Board of Directors of the Old Parliament House Ltd.

MR TANG SEE CHIM, 78

Appointed a Director of CDL since 28 August 1995, Mr Tang was last re-appointed a Director on 28 April 2010 pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act, Chapter 50. He also sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees of CDL.

Mr Tang, an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple, is presently the Consultant with the law firm of David Lim & Partners LL P, Singapore. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics (University of London).

Mr Tang also sits on the boards of G.K. Goh Holdings Limited, New Toyo International Holdings Ltd and Dutech Holdings Limited. In the last 5 years, he was the non-executive Chairman of HupSteel Limited until his retirement in October 2010. Mr Tang’s other appointments include being the honorary legal adviser to Ren Ci Community Hospital, Singapore Hospice Council and Nanyang Girls’ High School and Trustee of Dover Park Hospice.

MR YEO LIAT KOK PHILIP, 64

Appointed a Director of CDL since 11 May 2009, Mr Yeo also sits on the Remuneration Committee of CDL.

Mr Yeo is the Special Advisor for Economic Development in the Prime Minister’s Office and Chairman of SPRING Singapore, a government development agency with the mission of nurturing local enterprises especially small and medium enterprises and is recognised for his contributions to Singapore’s economic development and pioneering role in promoting and developing the country’s information technology, semiconductor, chemical and biomedical industries.

Mr Yeo serves as a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA), established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from 2010-2013 for the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States, in connection with the United Nations Development Agenda.

Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) and an honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Toronto, an honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) from the University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, USA, and a Doctor of Science from Imperial College, London.

His other appointments include being an independent non-executive Director of United Overseas Bank Limited and a member of its Executive, Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr Yeo is the Chairman of Accuron Technologies, MTIC Holdings, Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing, Ascendas Property Fund Trustee, and Hexagon Development Advisors. He is also a non-executive Director of Vallar Plc.

Mr Yeo was also the former Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (“A*STAR”) and the Economic Development Board.