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Mr. Ang Kiam Meng

Mr. Ang Kiam Meng is our CEO and Executive Chairman and was appointed to our Board on 4 February 2015. Mr. Ang has been serving with the Group for over 20 years since 1993. Mr. Ang is responsible for the overall management, operations, strategic planning and business development of the Group. He has been, and continues to be, instrumental to the Group's continued success and growth. He is responsible for, inter alia, setting and executing the Group's vision, mission, core values and goals, driving the operational efficiency of the Group's work processes, monitoring the development and performance of the Group's business, and identifying new opportunities for the Group's expansion domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Ang worked with Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (formerly known as Singapore Electronic & Engineering Limited) from 1986 to 1993, holding various positions such as software engineer and product manager.

Mr. Ang currently also serves as Chairman of the Commerce and Industry Committee and Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as well as President Advisor of the Management Committee of the Restaurant Association of Singapore. He sits on the Board of Governors for Hwa Chong Institution, and is the Vice President of the Management Committee for Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan.

Mr. Ang obtained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management in 1991 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Computer Science) from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) in 1985.

Mdm. Tan Yong Chuan, Jacqueline

Mdm. Tan Yong Chuan, Jacqueline is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 4 February 2015. Mdm. Tan has been serving with the Group for over 25 years, since 1990. Mdm. Tan has been, and continues to be, crucial to the operations of the Group, overseeing the procurement and purchasing function, merchandising and pricing strategies of the Group, and monitoring the key performance indicators for the Group, such as customer engagement and reviews. Mdm. Tan is also responsible for strategising and implementing key improvements to the Group's various processes, to continually raise the Group's standards of quality and service. Part of her portfolio includes overseeing the Group's business development and expansion activities. Prior to joining the Group, from 1985 to 1987 and from 1989 to 1990, Mdm. Tan worked at Boulevard Hotel Singapore, a member of the Goodwood Group, holding various positions, including Personnel Manager. From 1988 to 1989, Mdm. Tan worked in the administrative department of NHS Scotland.

Mdm. Tan obtained a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management in 1987 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1984.

Mr. Tan Cher Liang

Mr. Tan Cher Liang was appointed our Lead Independent Director on 22 October 2015. He has more than 40 years of experience in corporate audits, general management and business advisory.

In May 2000, he co-founded Boardroom Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST. He was the Managing/Finance Director of Boardroom Limited from May 2000 to March 2013. Having retired from Boardroom Limited, he continues to be an advisor. Prior to May 2000, he was with Ernst & Young Singapore and its affiliates since September 1973.

Mr. Tan is currently an Independent Director of Vibrant Group Limited, Ezra Holdings Limited and Kingsmen Creatives Ltd, which are companies listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST, as well as Wilton Resources Corporation Limited, which is listed on Catalist. He is also a Trustee of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and a Director of D S Lee Foundation, EtonHouse Community Fund Ltd and Children's Charity Association.

He is a qualified financial professional from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom. Mr. Tan was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1996.

Mrs. Christina Kong Chwee Huan

Mrs. Christina Kong Chwee Huan is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 22 October 2015. She oversees the Group's human resource and training and development divisions, a role which she has undertaken since joining the Group as Manager of Human Resource and Corporate Affairs in 2008. She also supervises the Group's various training and development programs, strategising to ensure the Group's human resource requirements are met, and manages the employee compensation, benefits and human resource issues of the Group. Mrs. Kong has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the continued refinement and development of the Group's human resource and training and development divisions. The Group was accredited by both the Singapore Workforce Development Agency and Singapore's Institute of Technical Education as an approved training organisation in 2008. Mrs. Kong began her career as a purchasing executive with the Group from 1993 to 1994. Between 1995 and 2000, she provided educational services, before joining the Ministry of Education as a teacher from 2001 to 2007.

Mrs. Kong is currently a member of the Tripartite Committee for Low-wage Workers and Inclusive Growth, an initiative of the Ministry of Manpower. She is also a Business Excellence Assessor with SPRING Singapore.

Mrs. Kong obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 1991. She also obtained a Human Resource Graduate Certification from the Singapore Management University in 2014.

Mr. Richard Tan Kheng Swee

Mr. Richard Tan Kheng Swee Mr. Richard Tan Kheng Swee was appointed our Independent Director on 22 October 2015. He has more than a decade of experience in legal practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer and is currently the Managing Director of Barker Henley LLC, a Singapore law corporation and a Partner at Barker Henley Australia, an Australian law practice. His practice includes advising and representing companies in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property transactions in relation to asset acquisitions, initial public offerings and other fund raising exercises, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and compliance involving both listed and private companies. Prior to Mr. Tan's current appointments, he previously practised in a mid-sized Singapore law practice as well as a mid-sized Australian law practice in Victoria.

Mr. Tan currently serves as an Independent Director of Mirach Energy Limited which is listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST.

Mr. Tan obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2000. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr. Lim Boh Soon

Dr. Lim Boh Soon was appointed our Independent Director on 22 October 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry in Asia. Dr. Lim is currently a Director of Arise Asset Management Pte. Ltd. Prior to that, Dr. Lim was the first non-Muslim CEO of Kuwait Finance House (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. from 2007 to 2009, and the first foreign CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company in Vietnam from 2005 to 2007. He was a Group Corporate Director of Autron Corporation Limited from 2002 to 2006 (concurrently when he was CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company). From 1996 to 1999, he served in various senior management positions with UBS AG, including as a Partner, co-heading UBS Capital Asia Pacific (S) Limited. Dr. Lim currently serves as an Independent Director of CSE Global Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the SGXST, as well as AcrossAsia Limited, which is listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Dr. Lim obtained a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, in 1981 and 1985 respectively. He also received a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management, and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Management, United Kingdom, in 1991. Dr. Lim is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.