BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KOH WEE MENG

Executive Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Koh Wee Meng is the Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of our Group. He is the key decision maker who charts the strategic direction, vision and growth of the Group’s core businesses. In addition, he is also responsible for overseeing the smooth and profitable operations of the group’s businesses and providing guidance to the management staff. Dr. Koh has extensive knowledge and experience in the property and hotel industries having more than 25 years of experience. Dr. Koh was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy in Entrepreneurship from Wisconsin International University in 2004.

LIM WAN LOOI

Executive Director

Ms Lim Wan Looi was appointed as an Executive Director on 28 July 2000. From July 2012 to 7 September 2015, Ms. Lim served the Board as a Non-Executive Director. On 8 September 2015, Ms. Lim was re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Lim assisted our CEO, Koh Wee Meng in the property development business in the early 1990s and subsequently played an active role in hotel operations when the group diversified into this business. Ms. Lim was instrumental in the setting up of the premium hotel brand, Parc Sovereign Hotel, in 2011.

PERIAKARUPPAN ARAVINDAN

Executive Director &
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr Periakaruppan Aravindan joined our Group in 1999 and was appointed as an Executive Director on 28 April 2010. Mr Aravindan is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants as well as a fellow of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. Mr Aravindan graduated with a Bachelor in Commerce and a Masters in Business Administration (Finance). Mr Aravindan is responsible for strategic management of the entire spectrum of financial, accounting, secretarial and tax functions of our Group.

LEOW CHUNG CHONG YAM SOON

Lead Independent Director,
Audit Committee Chairman

Mr Leow Chung Chong Yam Soon was appointed as our Independent Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 April 2014. On 19 February 2016, Mr Leow was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Company and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr Leow is currently an audit partner at Ecovis Assurance LLP. Prior to that he was an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr Leow has more than 20 years of accounting and financial audit experience. He is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He is also a fellow of the Association of Chatered Certified Accountants, UK and Certified Public Accountants, USA.

LO KIM SENG

Independent Director,
Nominating Committee Chairman

Mr Lo Kim Seng was appointed as our Independent Director on 1 May 2021. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Lo is a Director, Advocate and Solicitor with BayFront Law LLC (an alliance firm of Nishimura & Asahi) and was previously a Director at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC and Duane Morris and Selvam LLP. He is the Lead Independent Director on the board of No Signboard Holdings Ltd (since November 2020) and an Independent Director on the board of CFM Holdings Limited (since July 2020).


Mr Lo graduated with a Master of Laws from each of the National University of Singapore and London University. He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore and is a Notary Public & Commissioner of Oaths.

THAM CHEE SOON

Independent Director,

Remuneration Committee Chairman

Mr Tham Chee Soon was appointed as our Independent Director on 1 January 2021. Mr Tham retired as an audit partner of a Big 4 accounting firm in June 2018 after 31 years in the accounting profession. He has since set up his own business advisory practice, iCFO Advisors Pte. Ltd.  He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Hwa Hong Corporation Limited, The Teng Ensemble Ltd and Temenggong Artists-in-Residence Ltd and on the Board for The Bone Marrow Donor Programme.  He is an Audit Committee member of Dover Park Hospice.  
 
Mr Tham graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a member of both CPA Australia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a CFA Charterholder, in addition to being a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.