City Developments Limited
KWEK LENG BENG KWEK LENG JOO FOO SEE JUAN
KWEK LENG PECK   TANG SEE CHIM   YEO LIAT KOK PHILIP
TAN POAY SENG   ERIC CHAN SOON HEE   TAN YEE PENG

KWEK LENG BENG, 74

Executive Director

Appointed as a Director and Executive Chairman of City Developments Limited (CDL) on 1 October 1969 and 1 January 1995 respectively, Mr Kwek was last re-appointed as a Director on 23 April 2014 pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act, Chapter 50 (Section 153(6)). He also sits on the Nominating Committee (NC) 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) and the Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd., the immediate and ultimate holding company of CDL.

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, a board member of the Singapore Hotel Association and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University (Rhode Island, US) and an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University (UK).

At the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) Investors’ Choice Awards in October 2012, Mr Kwek together with Mr Kwek Leng Joo, emerged joint winners as “Partners in the Office of the CEO” in the Brendan Wood International – SIAS TopGun CEO Designation Award. This Award was accorded to CEOs who are best in class rated by shareholders.

Mr Kwek was presented the inaugural Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2014, which was introduced to honour a pioneering group of real estate industry leaders in Singapore.

In February 2015, Mr Kwek was also presented the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) SG50 Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Award. The award honours the Republic’s outstanding Chinese business pioneers and their exemplary contributions to nation-building.


KWEK LENG JOO, 61

Executive Director

Appointed as a Director of CDL on 8 February 1980, Mr Kwek assumed the position of Deputy Managing Director in 1987 and held the role of CDL’s Managing Director from January 1995 until his appointment as Deputy Chairman on 17 February 2014. Mr Kwek was last re-elected as a Director on 23 April 2014. He is also the Chairman of CDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Governance (CSR-CGC). He is an Executive Director of CES and a non-executive Director of HLF.

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

Mr Kwek contributes actively to the business and civic communities through many public appointments. He served as the President of SCCCI from 1993-1997 and 2001-2005 and is currently an Honorary President of SCCCI. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Youth Achievement Award Council, co-Chairman of the International Panel of Experts on Construction Productivity & Prefabrication Technology, Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University. He is also a member of the Singapore Management University’s Master of Tri-sector Collaboration Advisory Group, the Climate Change Network, Marina Bay Public Art Advisory Panel and the National Productivity and Continuing Education Council, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Project Managers and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

He was also appointed a Justice of the Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2013.

Mr Kwek has been a dedicated advocate of CSR for over two decades, and his vision has established CDL’s reputation as a leading green building champion and a forerunner in CSR, raising the bar for Singapore’s real estate industry and driving change for the building sector. To raise the importance of CSR in the business community in Singapore, Mr Kwek was elected the President of Singapore Compact for CSR, which is the national CSR society and local network for the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. Mr Kwek emerged joint winners together with Mr Kwek Leng Beng, as “Partners in the Office of the CEO” in the Brendan Wood International – SIAS TopGun CEO Designation Award given out at the SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards in October 2012. This Award is accorded to CEOs who are best in class as rated by shareholders.


FOO SEE JUAN, 74

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 2 June 1986, Mr Foo was last re-appointed as a Director on 23 April 2014 pursuant to Section 153(6). He also sits on the Audit& Risk Committee (ARC) and the NC of CDL. Mr Foo will not be seeking re-appointment as a Director and will be retiring at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of CDL pursuant to Section 153(6).

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.


KWEK LENG PECK, 58

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 1 August 1987, Mr Kwek was last re-elected as a Director on 23 April 2014. He is an Executive Director of HLA and Hong Leong Investment Holdings Pte. Ltd. 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.

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.


TANG SEE CHIM, 82

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 28 August 1995, Mr Tang was last re-appointed as a Director on 23 April 2014 pursuant to Section 153(6). He also sits on the ARC and the Remuneration Committee (RC) of CDL.

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

Mr Tang also sits on the board of Dutech Holdings Limited. In the preceding 3-year period, he was an independent Director of G.K. Goh Holdings Limited and New Toyo International Holdings Ltd until his retirement in April 2013. 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.


YEO LIAT KOK PHILIP, 68

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 11 May 2009, Mr Yeo was last re-elected as a Director on 24 April 2013. He is also the Chairman of the NC and a member of the RC and CSR-CGC of CDL.

Mr Yeo is Chairman of SPRING Singapore, a government development agency. He is also the Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd (EDIS) which is focused on developing and managing integrated cities and providing industrial development advice to overseas governments.

Mr Yeo is an independent Director of Hitachi Ltd, Baiterek National Managing Holding and Kerry Logistics Network Limited and the Chairman of Accuron Technologies Limited, Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Private Limited, Advanced Materials Techonologies Pte Ltd, Dornier MedTech GmbH, Veredus Laboratories Pte Ltd, Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd., Hexagon Development Advisors Pte. Ltd. and MTIC Holdings Pte. Ltd. In the preceding 3-year period, he was an independent non-executive Director of United Overseas Bank Limited until his retirement in April 2012.

Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering), an honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, 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, a Doctor of Science from Imperial College, London, an honorary Doctor of Letters from National University of Singapore and an honorary Doctor of Law from Monash University of Australia. He also received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from the Government of Japan (2007) and the Distinguished Service (Star) award from the Singapore Labour Movement, National Trade Union Congress (2008).


TAN POAY SENG, 48

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 2 February 2012, Mr Tan was last re-elected as a Director on 27 April 2012. He also sits on the CSR-CGC of CDL.

Mr Tan is the Managing Director of Magni-Tech Industries Berhad and Coronation Springs Sdn. Bhd., which is involved in niche property development.

Mr Tan holds a diploma in Hotel Management, Switzerland and has more than 20 years of experience in various business sectors which include manufacturing, housing development, marketing, retailing and healthcare services.


ERIC CHAN SOON HEE, 61

Non-Executive and Lead Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 26 July 2012, Mr Chan was last re-elected as a Director on 24 April 2013. He is also the Chairman of the ARC and the RC, and a member of the NC, as well as the Lead Independent Director of CDL.

Mr Chan is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Thoughts Advisory Pte. Ltd. which provides consultancy services to entrepreneurs to further develop their strategic and business plans.

Mr Chan has more than 35 years of experience working in a public accounting firm environment, serving as audit partner with KPMG LLP (KPMG) from 1989 to 2001, and subsequently as partner in charge of Transaction Services at KPMG until his retirement in September 2011.

Mr Chan is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


TAN YEE PENG, 41

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Appointed a Director of CDL on 7 May 2014, Ms Tan also sits on the ARC of CDL.

Ms Tan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Nanyang Business School, NTU, and a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Ms Tan graduated with First Class Honours degree in Accountancy from NTU and has more than 18 years of accounting and auditing experience, and previously served as an audit partner with KPMG from 2003 to 2010. As an audit and advisory partner, she was closely involved in providing accounting and advisory services to clients in both the private and public sectors. Ms Tan also acted as the Reporting Accountant and auditor for several companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.

Since her retirement as a practising accountant, Ms Tan, at the request of KPMG, served as principal advisor from 2010 to 2011 on matters related to the healthcare industry, and assisted the firm in establishing the AsPAC Healthcare network. Ms Tan has also been contributing actively to the non-profit sector, serving in various positions on the board of directors of Hwa Chong International School since 2008, including her appointment as chairman of the school’s Education Fund. She is also a member of the Audit Committee (non-board position) of Jurong Health Services Pte. Ltd.