Board of Directors

  • Mr. Lee Yi Shyan
    Chairman and Non-Independent
    and Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Lee Yi Shyan was appointed as the 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-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 20 May 2020.

    Mr. Lee joined OUE Limited as an Executive Adviser to the Chairman of OUE Limited in January 2016. He is the chairman of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd. (the Manager for OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on the Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST")) and OUE USA Services Corp. In addition, Mr. Lee is the Chairman and Director of ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    He is currently the Adviser of Keppel Corporation Limited, and Director of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

    Mr. Lee is the chairman of Business China in the non-profit organisation sector. Business China's mission is to nurture an inclusive bilingual and bicultural group of Singaporeans through extensive use of the Chinese language as the medium of communication, and to develop a cultural and economic bridge linking the world and China.

    Prior to joining OUE Limited, Mr. Lee was Singapore's Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Manpower. Mr. Lee had extensive interactions with governments and businesses in China, the Middle East, Africa and Russia and oversaw urban planning, construction productivity development and town council management. Mr. Lee stepped down as an elected Member of Parliament in Singapore for the East Coast Group Representation Constituency in July 2020.

    Prior to his political career, Mr. Lee was the Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Singapore, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SPRING Singapore and held senior operational and staff positions at the Singapore Economic Development Board, including its USA and China operations.

    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. He was also honoured with the "Jiangsu Province Honorary Resident" title in 2018.

  • Mr. Yet Kum Meng
    Chief Executive Officer and
    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-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25 April 2019. In accordance with the Company's Constitution, Mr. Yet will retire at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and will stand for re-appointment as a Director.

    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. 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 as Group Financial Controller of China from 2005 to 2008, overseeing finance and accounting, taxation, business development, human resources and legal matters.

    Mr. Yet was in the airline sector from 1996 to 2005, having served in various management roles with Singapore Airlines ("SIA") in Finance, Treasury, Sales and Marketing, North Asia Regional Office, as well as being Staff Assistant to SIA Group Chairman and Deputy Chairman/Chief Executive Officer.

    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 and
    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. He was re-appointed as a Director of the Company at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 20 May 2020.

    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 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 had invested, 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 and
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Roger Tan Chade Phang was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive 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-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25 April 2019. In accordance with the Company’s Constitution, Mr. Tan will retire at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and will stand for re-appointment as a Director.

    Mr. Tan is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SIAS Research Pte. Ltd. (now known as Voyage Research Pte. Ltd.) 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 Pte. Ltd. (now known as Voyage Research Pte. Ltd.) from 2005 to 2016.

    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 (listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST), Camsing Healthcare Limited (listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST), Starland Holdings Limited (listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST) and REVEZ Corporation Ltd. (listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST), as an Independent Director.

    Mr. Tan sat on the Board of TBK & Sons Holdings Limited (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) as an Independent Director from September 2019 to October 2020.

    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 and
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Eric Sho Kian Hin was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive 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-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 20 May 2020.

    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 private practice in 2002 to join other firms in 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 Main Board 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 his professional training with Victor & Company in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA). He is also a member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).

  • Mr. Jackson Tay Eng Kiat
    Independent and
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Jackson Tay Eng Kiat was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive 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-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2019. In accordance with the Company’s Constitution, Mr. Tay will retire at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and will stand for re-appointment as a Director.

    Mr. Tay has more than 18 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 Main Board 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 the Chairman and Independent Director of Sim Leisure Group Ltd., a company listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST and also an Independent Director of Sapphire Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Main 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 and
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Johji Sato was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company on 15 February 2018. He was last re-appointed as a Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 20 May 2020.

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

    Mr. Sato sat on the Board of Sumida Corporation, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, from 2013 to March 2021.

    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.