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Wilmar International Ltd (WLIL.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Khoon Hong Kuok

68 2006 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Kiam Kong Ho

57 2011 Chief Financial Officer

YanKui Mu

2017 Executive Vice Chairman - China

Seck Guan Pua

54 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

So Cheer Kwek

Chief Information Officer

La-Mei Teo

2009 Group Legal Counsel, Company Secretary

Yu Xin Niu

2013 General Manager, China

Miow Ching Sng

Group Financial Controller

Jean-Luc Bahbot

2013 Group Head of Sugar

Hang Chwee Beh

2013 Group Head of Shipping

Nam-Hai Chua

70 Chief Scientific Advisor

Jeremy Goon

2014 Chief Sustainability Officer

Darwin Indigo

36 2018 Country Head, Indonesia

Rahul Kale

Group Head - Oleochemicals and Biofuels

Kim Guan Lim

42 2016 Group Head - Edible Oils

Matthew Morgenroth

Group Technical Head

Hendri Saksti

51 2013 Country Head, Indonesia

Kok Liann Tan

43 2017 Group Head - Human Resources

Soo Chay Tan

2013 Group Head of Internal Audit

Chek Toong Yee

2013 Country Head, Malaysia

Teng Yang Yeo

76 2006 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Khoon Ean Kuok

62 2007 Non-Executive Director

Khoon Hua Kuok

39 2016 Non-Executive Director

Juan Luciano

56 2012 Non-Executive Director

Thiam Hock Kwah

71 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Siong Guan S. Lim

71 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kishore Mahbubani

69 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kah Chye Tay

71 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shan Weijian

64 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Khoon Hong Kuok

Mr. Kuok Khoon Hong serves as Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wilmar International Ltd. since March 24, 2006. 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. Mr Kuok graduated from the then University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Kiam Kong Ho

Mr. Ho Kiam Kong is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, since November 1, 2011. He is responsible for Wilmar International Limited Group's finance, treasury and risk management functions as well as investor relations and corporate communications. From November 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001, he serves as Regional Head of Corporate Finance of Philips Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, from July 1, 2001 to May 30, 2003 as Head of Treasury and Finance in LG. Philips Displays International Ltd. He also served from January 2009 to June 2011 as Board member of TCL Corporation, a company listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange, from May 2008 to May 2010, as Chairman of the Board, European Chamber of Commerce of China, Shanghai.

YanKui Mu

Mr. Mu Yankui serves as Executive Vice Chairman - China of the company. Mr Mu was appointed Head of Northern Region & Grains Trading, China Division in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He holds senior positions in our various key operating companies in China, which he joined since 2000. He was formerly the Vice President of a state-owned company, Hebei Province Oils & Grains Group Co. Ltd. He graduated from the Zhengzhou Oils & Grains College in 1985, with a major in Oils & Fats Engineering.

Seck Guan Pua

Mr. Pua Seck Guan is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company since January 1, 2016. He oversees and manages the business divisions of the Group and assists CEO Mr Kuok Khoon Hong in the development of new businesses. Concurrently, he is the CEO and Executive Director of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, an integrated real estate and healthcare company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In addition, he is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of United Engineers Limited. Mr Pua has over 29 years of real estate experience in property investment, development and management across various asset classes, as well as in the creation and management of both private and listed real estate funds. Widely regarded as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) pioneer in Singapore, Mr Pua was instrumental in establishing REITs listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange such as CapitaMall Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust. Earlier, Mr Pua held concurrent positions as the CEO of CapitaLand Retail Limited, CapitaMall Trust Management Pte. Ltd., and CapitaLand Financial Limited. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

So Cheer Kwek

La-Mei Teo

Ms. Teo La-Mei serves as Group Legal Counsel, Company Secretary of the company. Ms Teo was appointed Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary in August 2009. She is responsible for overseeing the Wilmar Group’s legal and corporate secretarial functions. Ms Teo is also concurrently the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel for Shangri-La Hotel Limited Group of companies, a position which she has held since August 1988. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.

Yu Xin Niu

Mr. Niu Yu Xin serves as General Manager, China of the company. Mr Niu was appointed Head of Central Region & Oils Trading, China Division in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He holds senior positions in our various key operating companies in China, which he joined since 2001. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of Kanghui Oils & Fats Co. Ltd. He graduated with a Masters in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Miow Ching Sng

Ms. Sng Miow Ching serves as Group Financial Controller of the company. Ms Sng has been the Group Financial Controller since October 2001. Her past positions include Group Financial Controller of the OCK Group and Regional Financial Controller of Martin Clinch & Associates (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of a Swiss multinational group. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Jean-Luc Bahbot

Mr. Jean-Luc Robert Bahbot serves as Group Head of Sugar of the company. Mr Bohbot joined the Group in 2011 to set up and develop the Wilmar Sugar – Trading Division. Mr Bohbot has extensive experience in the sugar trading business and prior to joining the Group, he was the Managing Director of a large European based trading company and the Managing Director of Eagle Trading, the Hong Kong-based Kuok Group joint venture for sugar trading. Mr Bohbot holds a post-master’s degree in market finance and risk management from University of Paris Dauphine, France.

Hang Chwee Beh

Capt. Beh Hang Chwee serves as Group Head of Shipping of the company. Captain Beh is the Managing Director of Raffles Shipping Corporation Pte Ltd and is responsible for the shipping operations of the Group. He is the CEO and founder of the Raffles Shipping Group of Companies which has since November 2008 become a member of the Wilmar International Group. He is currently a member of the Singapore Nautical Institute as well as a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Nam-Hai Chua

Prof. Chua Nam-Hai W. Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Advisor of Wilmar International Ltd. Professor Chua Nam-Hai joined the Group as the Chief Scientific Advisor in September 2007. Professor Chua has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University in the United States of America since 1988. He has served and continues to serve on advisory boards of government-related and private institutions in 16 countries worldwide, including the Unites States of America, the PRC, India, the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, a Foreign Academician of the China Academy of Sciences and of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Professor Chua is an Honorary Research Professor of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Honorary Professor of Peking University and several research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology and the Kunming Institute of Botany. In 2005, he received the International Prize in Biology from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, and in 2007 he was awarded an Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science. Professor Chua received from the Singapore Government the National Science and Technology Medal in 1998 and a Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2002. In recognition of his scientific achievements, the Nanyang Technology University, Singapore conferred upon him an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 2008. In 2010, The American Society of Plant Biologists honoured him with The Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Chua obtained his PhD in biology from Harvard University.

Jeremy Goon

Mr. Jeremy Goon serves as Chief Sustainability Officer of the company. Mr Jeremy Goon, the Chief Sustainability Officer has been responsible for the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function since June 2007. He also oversees the Group’s Carbon Offset Credit Development, which includes Clean Development Mechanism projects and other Carbon Capture Initiatives. His past positions include, Head of European Operations for Kuok Oils and Grains in Germany and the Netherlands. He has also served as Head of Brand Management and Marketing for the Group’s Vietnam operations. He holds a degree in law and management science from Keele University in the UK.

Darwin Indigo

Mr. Darwin Indigo is Country Head, Indonesia of the Company. From January 2009 to December 2010 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - Manager, Trading January 2011 to December 2012 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - General Manager, Trading January 2013 to January 2015 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - Director, Trading January 2015 to December 2015 - Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore - General Manager, Trading - Indonesia January 2016 to August 2018 - Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore - Deputy Country Head, Indonesia, - General Manager, Trading - Indonesia (Note: These positions are held concurrently by Mr Indigo).

Rahul Kale

Mr. Rahul Kale serves as Group Head - Oleochemicals and Biofuels of the company. Mr Kale joined the Group in March 2005 and is responsible for the global biofuels and oleochemicals business of the Group. Mr Kale formerly headed the oleochemicals business for Peter Cremer GMBH and was the Managing Director of Peter Cremer Singapore. Prior to that, he headed the Marketing and Operations division for Natural Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. Mr Kale started his career with Brooke Bond, India as a management trainee in 1984. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Kim Guan Lim

Mr. Lim Kim Guan serves as Group Head - Edible Oils of the company. Mr Thomas Lim joined the Group in August 1999 and was appointed Group Head, Edible Oils in January 2016. He is responsible for the Group’s global edible oils trading and oversees the edible oils supply chain management. Prior to this appointment, Mr Lim was General Manager – Trading (Edible Oils) from 2011 to 2015, Head of Philippines operations from 2007 to 2008 and Head of European operations from 2005 to 2006. He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Nanyang Technological University.

Matthew Morgenroth

Mr. Matthew John Morgenroth serves as Group Technical Head of the company. Mr Morgenroth has served as the Technical Head since 2000. He has held various production and project engineering positions in Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) from 1986 to 2000. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) degree.

Hendri Saksti

Mr. Hendri Saksti serves as Country Head, Indonesia of the company. Mr. Saksti joined the Group’s Indonesian operations in 1994 as a Branch Manager, responsible for the palm oil business. In 1996, he was appointed Finance and Accounts Director. He is currently in charge of the Group’s fertiliser business, several manufacturing plants and the marketing of our consumer pack cooking oil in Indonesia.

Kok Liann Tan

Mr. Tan Kok Liann Jeremy is Group Head - Human Resources of the Company. His working experience and occupation include : 20 years of HR experience including strategic alignment, recruitment, training & development, compensation and benefits, talent management, succession planning, organization development and management consulting: Jan 2014 to Oct 2017 - Hyflux Ltd - Head, Group HR, Oct 2007 to Oct 2013 - Titan Petrochemicals Group - Head, Group HR.

Soo Chay Tan

Mr. Tan Soo Chay serves as Group Head of Internal Audit of the company. Mr Tan has been the Head of Internal Audit since 2001. Prior to that, he was with the WBL Group of companies from 1995 to 2001 as Internal Audit Manager. He was with an international accounting firm from 1992 to 1995. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Mr Tan is a non-practising Certified Public Accountant registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore.

Chek Toong Yee

Mr. Yee Chek Toong serves as Country Head, Malaysia of the company. Mr. Yee was appointed Head of Operations, Malaysia in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He joined PGEO Edible Oils Sdn Bhd in 1980 and is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of PGEO Group Sdn Bhd. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree majoring in Chemistry from the University of Malaya.

Teng Yang Yeo

Mr. Yeo Teng Yang serves as Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of Wilmar International Ltd. since July 14, 2006. 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 Board Director of the Asian Development Bank, Manila Advisor at the International Monetary Fund, 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 treasury, international banking business, fund management, stockbroking and management. While in banking, he was a founding Board Member and served Board Chairman during 1990-1992 of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange which has since merged into the current Stock Exchange of Singapore. served as a Board Member of Korea First Bank, South Korea, from 2000 to 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.

Khoon Ean Kuok

Mr. Kuok Khoon Ean is Non-Executive Director of Wilmar International Ltd. since July 2, 2007. He is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited and a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kerry Holdings Limited. He is the Chairman and Non- Executive Director of PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia. Mr Kuok has served as the Chairman of Shangri-La Asia Limited from April 2008 to August 2013 and remained as a Non-Executive Director till June 2014. Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, UK.

Khoon Hua Kuok

Mr. Kuok Khoon Hua serves as Non-Executive Director of the company. He is the Chairman of Kerry Holdings Limited, the main investment holding company of the Kuok Group in Hong Kong. He is also a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kuok (Singapore) Limited; an Executive Director of Kerry Logistics Network Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Kerry Properties Limited (both of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and an Independent Director of Sea Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange). Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Juan Luciano

Mr. Juan Ricardo Luciano serves as Non-Executive Director of Wilmar International Ltd. since June 20, 2012. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO and President of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). ADM is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors and food-ingredient providers. Mr Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as Executive Vice President and COO. He was named President of ADM in February 2014, and was appointed CEO in January 2015. He became Chairman of the Board in January 2016. Mr Luciano previously spent 25 years at The Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as Executive Vice President and President of the Performance division. Mr Luciano serves on the Boards of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company, and Intersect Illinois, a non-profi t economic development organisation created by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He also serves as a Governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology.

Thiam Hock Kwah

Mr. Kwah Thiam Hock, CPA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wilmar International Ltd. since July 14, 2006. He sits on the board of various companies including IFS Capital 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 CEO. He stepped down from ECICS Holdings Ltd in 2003 to assume the position of Principal Offi cer and CEO 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 adviser of ECICS Limited. He is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountant of Australia, ISCA and ACCA. He graduated from the then University of Singapore in 1973 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree.

Siong Guan S. Lim

Mr. Lim Siong Guan S. has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., since January 1, 2018. He is a Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College, and Advisor to the Group Executive Committee of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He chairs the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Asia Ltd. and is a member of the International Board of the stars, a Swiss not-for-profi t organisation that promotes development of next generation leaders. He also chairs the Board of Directors of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote a culture of honour and honouring. In September 2017, Mr Lim was named the Institute of Policy Studies’ fourth SR Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. Mr Lim was the Group President of GIC from 2007 to 2016 and a former Head of the Singapore Civil Service from 1999 to 2005. He was the fi rst Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and was also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Defence, Education, Finance, and the Prime Minister’s Offi ce. Mr Lim has chaired the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and, the Central Provident Fund Board. Mr Lim graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

Kishore Mahbubani

Prof. Kishore Mahbubani serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He had a long career in government while at the same time, writing extensively on public issues. He was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971-2004) where he had postings in Cambodia (1973- 74), Malaysia, Washington D.C. and New York, where he served two postings as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. He was the Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2004 to 2017. Currently, he is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and a Senior Advisor at the University and Global Relations Offi ce of NUS. In the world of ideas, he has spoken and published globally. Professor Mahbubani is also a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2015. He has also taken the role of Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aggregate Asset Management since September 2017. Professor Mahbubani was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was re-elected on 28 April 2016.

Kah Chye Tay

Mr. Tay Kah Chye is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wilmar International Ltd. since July 14, 2006. He is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult Net Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the CEO 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 CEO of ASEAN Finance Corporation Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and fi nancial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. Mr Tay has vast experience in banking and fi nance. 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 the Lead 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.

Shan Weijian

Mr. Weijian Shan has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., since January 1, 2018. He is Chairman and CEO of PAG Group, a private equity fi rm with about US$20 billion in capital under management. He was Co-Managing Partner of Newbridge Capital, and, after Newbridge’s integration with TPG, Co-Managing Partner of TPG Asia. Mr Shan has led numerous buyouts and exits at Newbridge, TPG and PAG. Prior to TPG, Mr Shan was a Managing Director of JP Morgan. He previously was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His other former employers include the World Bank and Graham & James Law Firm. Mr Shan graduated from Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now known as Beijing University of International Business and Economics) and received his PhD and Master of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.