Board of Directors

  • Mr. Lee Yi Shyan
    Non-Independent,
    Non-Executive Chairman

    Mr. Lee Yi Shyan was appointed as Non-Independent and Non-Executive Chairman and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 17 July 2017. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2018.

    He is also the Non-Independent and Non-Executive Chairman of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the REIT Manager for OUE Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the trusteemanager of OUE Hospitality Business Trust. OUE Hospitality Trust is a stapled group comprising OUE Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Business Trust.

    Mr. Lee joined OUE Limited as an Executive Adviser to the Chairman of OUE Limited in January 2016. He is also the Chairman and Director of OUE USA Services Corp.. He is presently an elected Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC. Mr. Lee has been appointed as Chairman of Business China since 1 October 2016. He is also the Chairman and Director of ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd. ("IFSG"), a company which operates as an approved exchange under the supervision of the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS"), and ICE Clear Singapore Pte. Ltd., which operates as an approved clearing house under the supervision of MAS, and a director of ICE Singapore Holdings Pte. Ltd., the holding company of IFSG.

    Prior to joining OUE Limited, Mr. Lee was a member of the Cabinet of the Singapore government from 2006 to 2015. As Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development, Mr. Lee oversaw urban planning, construction productivity development and town council management. As Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Mr. Lee had extensive interactions with governments and businesses in China, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

    Prior to his political career, Mr. Lee was the Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Board from 2001 to 2006, whose mission was to help Singapore businesses internationalise through its 40 offices worldwide. He was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SPRING Singapore from 2000 to 2001, which helped small and medium enterprises in capacity building, innovation and productivity development.

    Mr. Lee was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Centre for Creative Leadership, North Carolina, USA, in 2009, and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, in 2013.

    Mr. Lee studied Chemical Engineering in the National University of Singapore. In 1997, he completed an executive management programme at the Harvard Business School and a management programme at Tsinghua University in 2001.

  • Mr. Yet Kum Meng
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Executive Director

    Mr. Yet Kum Meng was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company on 28 February 2019. Mr. Yet was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since May 2017. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25 April 2019. As Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Mr. Yet manages and oversees the overall business and development matters of the Company and its subsidiaries.

    Mr. Yet has more than 20 years of experience in the airline and real estate sectors, both in Singapore and China, serving in various management roles.

    Mr. Yet joined Lippo Group in 2008 and served as its Chief Executive Officer/President, China Real Estate Division, as well as Board Member of the China project companies till 2015. During his tenure, Mr. Yet led the acquisition, development and/ or management of projects in Beijing, Huai An and Taizhou in Jiangsu Province, Zhuhai in Guangdong Province and Putian in Fujian Province. He has also been on the Board of Directors of Lippo Group's retail businesses in China since 2010.

    Prior to joining Lippo Group, Mr. Yet was with GuocoLand Limited ("GuocoLand") as Group Financial Controller of China from 2005 to 2008, overseeing finance and accounting, taxation, business development, human resources and legal matters. During this period, GuocoLand's footprint in China expanded to new projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.

    Mr. Yet was involved in the airline sector from 1996 to 2005, having served in various management roles with Singapore Airlines ("SIA") in Finance, Treasury, Sales and Marketing, Northern China station, as well as being Staff Assistant to SIA Group Chairman and Deputy Chairman/Chief Executive Officer. His last held position was Senior Manager Corporate Accounts and Projects, responsible for the SIA Group's statutory and management reporting.

    Mr. Yet holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) degree and a Master of Business Administration (Hospitality and Tourism Management) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Mr. Tadahiro Kiyosu
    Non-Independent,
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Tadahiro Kiyosu was appointed as Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 7 May 2019.

    Mr. Kiyosu is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Asia & Oceania Bloc of ITOCHU Corporation as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of ITOCHU Singapore, an appointment he has held since April 2019.

    As President and Chief Executive Officer of ITOCHU Singapore, and Chief Strategy Officer for Asia & Oceania Bloc of ITOCHU Corporation, Mr. Kiyosu is responsible for ITOCHU Corporation’s overseas strategic business development in Asia and Oceania and management of ITOCHU Singapore as the head quarter in the area.

    Mr. Kiyosu joined ITOCHU Corporation in 1988. He was the general manager of Forest Products and General Merchandise, in charge of business for Building Materials, Natural Rubber, Tyre etc. from 2017. During his tenure as General Manager, he concurrently served as Director or Officer of several Japanese or overseas companies in which ITOCHU Corporation made investment including the Tokyo-listed Daiken Corporation.

    Mr. Kiyosu holds a Bachelor of Arts from School of Foreign Studies, Osaka University in Japan.

  • Mr. Roger Tan Chade Phang
    Lead Independent Director

    Mr. Roger Tan Chade Phang was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 23 January 2017 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company on 17 July 2017. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25 April 2019.

    Mr. Tan is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Voyage Research since 2009 till present.

    Prior to setting up Voyage Research, Mr. Tan was an Investment Analyst with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore from 2007 to 2008, and was also the lead Investment Analyst in SIAS Research from 2005 to 2006.

    Currently, Mr. Tan is the President of the Small and Middle Capitalisation Association (SMCCA), where he actively gathers small and middle capitalisation companies within a single entity to work closely with the authorities and professionals to improve the visibility and governance standards of its members.

    Mr. Tan also sits on the Board of TIH Limited and Starland Holdings Limited as an Independent Director.

    Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy degree from RMIT University and obtained a Master of Finance degree from the same university.

  • Mr. Eric Sho Kian Hin
    Independent Director

    Mr. Eric Sho Kian Hin was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 23 January 2017 and was appointed as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 17 July 2017. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2018.

    Mr. Sho has over 20 years of experience in financial reporting and regulatory compliance and was involved in various financial related activities such as equity and pre-IPO fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and group tax optimisation.

    Currently, Mr. Sho is an Independent Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of QT Vascular Limited and Choo Chiang Holdings Ltd., both companies listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST. He is also the member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee of Choo Chiang Holdings Ltd..

    Mr. Sho was with Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur from 1995 as Assurance and Advisory Business Service Manager and left in 2002 to join the private sector.

    In 2007, Mr. Sho was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of China Farm Equipment Limited ("China Farm Equipment"), a company formerly listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST. He was responsible for, amongst others, planning and management of China Farm Equipment's financial and taxation matters. He acted as the key liaison person with the stock exchange, supervised compliance with corporate governance, and handled investor relations, regional roadshows as well as funding options for China Farm Equipment. After China Farm Equipment was privatised in 2013, Mr. Sho remains involved in the on-going corporate exercise to list China Farm Equipment's assets in China.

    Mr. Sho started off his professional training with Victor & Company in 1990 and is a Fellowship of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).

  • Mr. Jackson Tay Eng Kiat
    Independent Director

    Mr. Jackson Tay Eng Kiat was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 23 January 2017 and was appointed as Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company on 17 July 2017. He was also appointed as Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 21 March 2018. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25 April 2019.

    Mr. Tay has more than 16 years of experience in accounts and finance functions of various entities in the public and private sectors.

    Mr. Tay is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of Hafary Holdings Limited Group ("Hafary"), a company listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST. He oversees Hafary's operational and corporate secretarial functions, which including business developments and investor relations. He also spearheads Hafary's overall corporate and strategic development in Singapore and overseas.

    Prior to his current role, Mr. Tay was responsible for the preparation of Hafary's financial results pursuant to the listing requirements of the rules of the Catalist Board. Subsequently, Hafary's listing was transferred from the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST to the Main Board of the SGX-ST in 2013. In his previous role, Mr. Tay was also involved in all financial and administrative matters of Hafary, including the implementation and maintenance of Hafary's financial and management reporting system.

    Mr. Tay is also the Chairman and Independent Director of Sim Leisure Group Ltd, a company listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST.

    Mr. Tay holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Minor in Marketing) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

  • Mr. Johji Sato
    Independent Director

    Mr. Johji Sato was appointed as Independent Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company on 15 February 2018. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2018.

    Mr. Sato has more than three decades of experience in the professional business advisory services industry.

    Mr. Sato has been the Outside Director of Sumida Corporation, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, since 2013.

    Mr. Sato started his professional career with Chuo Coopers & Lybrand Associates, Inc in 1982 before joining the London Office of Coopers & Lybrand UK (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Mr. Sato stayed on as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK until he took the role of Executive Senior Director (Global Japanese Businesses) with PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. in 2012. As Executive Senior Director, he was involved in the coaching of Japanese partners on Board-room consulting and global Japanese businesses, amongst other things. Mr. Sato retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2014.

    Mr. Sato graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Chuo University, Japan.