BOARD OF DIRECTORS(from left to right) Chew Kia Ngee, Hwang Soo Jin, Sat Pal Khattar, Wee Ee-chao, Wee Cho Yaw (Non-Executive Chairman), Wee Ee Lim (President & CEO), Lee Suan Yew, Peter Sim Swee Yam, Gn Hiang Meng, Han Ah Kuan
Dr Wee Cho YawNon-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman
Dr Wee Cho Yaw, aged 88, has been Chairman of the Company and of the Haw Par Group since 1978. He was appointed to the Board on 31 October 1975 and was last re-appointed on 29 April 2016. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees.
A veteran banker with more than 50 years' experience in the banking industry, Dr Wee is Chairman Emeritus and Advisor of United Overseas Bank Limited and Far Eastern Bank Limited. He also chairs the boards of United Overseas Insurance Limited, UOL Group Limited, Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited, United Industrial Corporation Limited, Marina Centre Holdings Private Limited and Wee Foundation. Previously, he was the Chairman of Singapore Land Limited. Dr Wee is also the Chairman of Chung Cheng High School. He is the Honorary President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Dr Wee received Chinese high school education. He was conferred Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters by National University of Singapore in 2008 and Nanyang Technological University in 2014. Both degrees were conferred in recognition of his long-standing support of education and outstanding contributions to community welfare and the business community. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Service Order, Singapore's highest National Day Award, from the President of Singapore for his outstanding contributions to the economic, education, social and community development fields in Singapore. He is currently the Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University, having been appointed since 2004.
Dr Wee was conferred the Businessman Of The Year award twice at the Singapore Business Awards in 2001 and 1990. He received the inaugural Credit Suisse-Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 (for exceptional achievements in the Singapore business community) and The Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Mr Wee Ee LimPresident & CEO
Mr Wee Ee Lim, aged 55, joined the Group in 1986 and became President & CEO of Haw Par Corporation Limited in 2003. He was appointed to the Board on 23 March 1994 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2015. Mr Wee is a member of the Investment Committee. He has been closely involved in the management and growth of the Group over the last 30 years.
He is a Director and Deputy Chairman of UOL Group Limited. He is a Director of United Industrial Corporation Limited and Wee Foundation.
He was previously a Director of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited, Singapore Land Limited and Hua Han Health Industry Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from Clark University, USA.
Mr Sat Pal KhattarIndependent Director
Mr Sat Pal Khattar, aged 74, was a founding partner and later consultant in Messrs KhattarWong with over 40 years' experience in the legal profession. He was appointed to the Board on 1 January 1977 and was last re-appointed on 29 April 2016. He is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees.
He is the Chairman and Director of Khattar Holdings Pte Ltd Group of Companies which is principally engaged in investments.
He was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Business Federation and Member of Presidential Council for Minority Rights.
He holds a LLM degree and LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore.
He was presented the SICCI-DBS Singapore-India Business Award in 2009 and was bestowed the Padma Shri award by the President of India in 2011.
Mr Hwang Soo JinIndependent Director
Mr Hwang Soo Jin, aged 81, is a chartered insurer with more than 50 years of business experience. He was appointed to the Board on 28 October 1986 and was last re-appointed on 29 April 2016. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Hwang is the Chairman Emeritus, Director and Senior Advisor of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd, a Director of United Industrial Corporation Limited and United Overseas Insurance Limited.
He was a Director of Singapore Land Limited and a number of other publicly listed companies previously.
Dr Lee Suan YewIndependent Director
Dr Lee Suan Yew, aged 83, is a medical practitioner with over 50 years' experience. He was appointed to the Board on 18 December 1995 and was last re-appointed on 29 April 2016. He is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Dr Lee is a Director of K1 Ventures Limited.
He was appointed Justice of the Peace from 1998 – 2008. Dr Lee was President of the Singapore Medical Council for 4 years (2000 – 2004) and was also Chairman of the Singapore National Medical Ethics Committee (2007 and 2008). For his numerous public services, he was awarded the Public Service Star in 1991 and Public Service Star (Bar) in 2002.
He holds a M.B.B. Chir. degree from the University of Cambridge and MRCP and FRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow.
Mr Wee Ee-chaoDeputy Chairman and
Mr Wee Ee-chao, aged 62, the Deputy Chairman of the Company is a nonexecutive and non-independent director. He was appointed to the Board on 8 July 2003 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2015.
Mr Wee is the Chairman and Managing Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited. He is a Director of UOL Group Limited. He also manages Kheng Leong Company (Private) Limited which is involved in real estate development and investments.
He was a Director of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The American University, Washington DC, USA.
Dr Chew Kia NgeeIndependent Director
Dr Chew Kia Ngee, aged 71, is a Chartered Accountant with about 40 years' experience in the public accounting profession. He was appointed to the Board on 11 May 2011 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
He is a board member of the Singapore Eye Foundation and a member of the audit committee of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
He was the Chairman of AusGroup Ltd.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya, a Master of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Business and Management from the University of South Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr Peter Sim Swee YamIndependent Director
Mr Peter Sim, aged 61, is a practising lawyer and Director of Sim Law Practice LLC and has more than 30 years of legal practice. He was appointed to the Board on 11 May 2011 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2016. He is a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.
Mr Sim is currently an Independent Director of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd, Marco Polo Marine Ltd, Mun Siong Engineering Ltd and Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.
He sits on the Board of the Singapore Heart Foundation.
He was a Director of British and Malayan Trustees Limited and Latitude Tree International Group Ltd.
He holds a degree in law from the then University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore).
He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat in 2000 and Bintang Bakti Masyarakat in 2008.
Mr Gn Hiang MengIndependent Director
Mr Gn, aged 68, is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He was appointed to the Board on 13 August 2014 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2015. He has more than 30 years of investment banking and hospitality industry experience. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr Gn was formerly a senior banker with the United Overseas Bank Group for 28 years. He was the Deputy President of UOL Group prior to his retirement in 2007.
He is currently a Non-Executive and Independent Director of Centurion Corporation Limited, Koh Brothers Group Limited, Tee International Limited and SingHaiyi Group Limited.
Mr Gn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Han Ah KuanExecutive Director
Mr Han Ah Kuan, aged 68, joined the Group in 1991 as the General Manager of Haw Par Healthcare Limited ("HPH") and was appointed as a director of HPH in 1995. He was appointed to the Board on 28 January 2005 and was last re-elected on 28 April 2015. He is a member of the Investment Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore.