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Wilmar International Ltd (WLIL.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Khoon Hong Kuok

70 2006 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Kiam Kong Ho

60 2011 Chief Financial Officer

LEONG LOO CHEAU

2020 Chief Financial Officer

YanKui Mu

2017 Executive Vice Chairman - China

Seck Guan Pua

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Kian Chai Tan

2019 Chief Information Officer

La-Mei Teo

60 2019 Executive Director, Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Kok Ching Hor

General Manager - Oilseeds & Grains

Yu Xin Niu

2013 General Manager - China

Miow Ching Sng

Group Financial Controller

Hang Chwee Beh

2013 Group Head of Shipping

Jean-Luc Bohbot

2013 Group Head - Sugar

Nam-Hai Chua

Chief Scientific Advisor

Jeremy Goon

2014 Chief Sustainability Officer

Darwin Indigo

2018 Country Head, Indonesia

Rahul Kale

Group Head - Oleochemicals and Biofuels

Kim Guan Lim

2016 Group Head - Edible Oils

Matthew Morgenroth

Group Technical Head

Kok Liann Tan

2017 Group Head - Human Resources

Soo Chay Tan

2013 Group Head of Internal Audit

Chek Toong Yee

2013 Country Head - Malaysia

Siong-Guan Lim

72 2019 Non- Executive and Lead Independent Director

Khoon Ean Kuok

64 2007 Non-Executive Director

Khoon Hua Kuok

41 2016 Non-Executive Director

Raymond Young

58 2018 Non-Executive Director

Thiam Hock Kwah

73 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kishore Mahbubani

71 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gim Teik Soh

65 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kah Chye Tay

73 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Siong Seng Teo

65 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shan Weijian

66 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Khoon Hong Kuok

Mr. Khoon Hong Kuok serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is overall in charge of the management of the Group with a particular focus on new business development. He has extensive experience in the industry and has been involved in the grains, edible oils and oilseeds businesses since 1973. Mr Kuok has completed many projects involving the establishment of oil palm plantations in Asia and Africa, as well as the processing of grains, edible oils and oilseeds.

Kiam Kong Ho

Mr. Kiam Kong (Stephen) Ho is no longer serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective 5/31/2020. He is responsible for Wilmar International Limited Group's finance, treasury and risk management functions as well as investor relations and corporate communications. From November 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001, he serves as Regional Head of Corporate Finance of Philips Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, from July 1, 2001 to May 30, 2003 as Head of Treasury and Finance in LG. Philips Displays International Ltd. He also served from January 2009 to June 2011 as Board member of TCL Corporation, a company listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange, from May 2008 to May 2010, as Chairman of the Board, European Chamber of Commerce of China, Shanghai.

LEONG LOO CHEAU

YanKui Mu

Mr. YanKui Mu serves as Executive Vice Chairman - China of the Company. Mr Mu was appointed Head of Northern Region & Grains Trading, China Division in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He holds senior positions in our various key operating companies in China, which he joined since 2000. He was formerly the Vice President of a state-owned company, Hebei Province Oils & Grains Group Co. Ltd.

Seck Guan Pua

Mr. Seck Guan Pua serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr Kuok Khoon Hong in the development of new businesses. Concurrently, he is the CEO and Executive Director of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited, an integrated real estate and healthcare company listed on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”). Mr Pua has over 30 years of real estate experience in property investment, development and management across various asset classes, as well as in the creation and management of both private and listed real estate funds. Widely regarded as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) pioneer in Singapore, Mr Pua was instrumental in establishing REITs listed on the SGX such as CapitaMall Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust. Earlier, Mr Pua held concurrent positions as the CEO of CapitaLand Retail Limited, CapitaMall Trust Management Pte. Ltd., and CapitaLand Financial Limited. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Mr Pua was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019.

Kian Chai Tan

La-Mei Teo

Ms. La-Mei Teo serves as Executive Director, Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of the Company. Ms Teo is responsible for overseeing the Group’s legal and corporate secretarial functions. She has been the Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of the Company since August 2009. Ms Teo was the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel for the Shangri-La Hotel Limited Group of companies from August 1988 to December 2018. Ms Teo is a director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited, a position she has held since June 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Ms Teo was appointed to the Board on 21 February 2019.

Kok Ching Hor

Yu Xin Niu

Mr. Yu Xin Niu serves as General Manager - China of the Company. Mr Niu was appointed Head of Central Region & Oils Trading, China Division in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He holds senior positions in our various key operating companies in China, which he joined since 2001. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of Kanghui Oils & Fats Co. Ltd. He graduated with a Masters in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Miow Ching Sng

Ms. Miow Ching Sng serves as Group Financial Controller of the Company. Ms Sng has been the Group Financial Controller since October 2001. Her past positions include Group Financial Controller of the OCK Group and Regional Financial Controller of Martin Clinch & Associates (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of a Swiss multinational group. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Hang Chwee Beh

Capt. Hang Chwee (Kenny) Beh serves as Group Head of Shipping of the Company. Captain Beh is the Managing Director of Raffles Shipping Corporation Pte Ltd and is responsible for the shipping operations of the Group. He is the CEO and founder of the Raffles Shipping Group of Companies which has since November 2008 become a member of the Wilmar International Group. He is currently a member of the Singapore Nautical Institute as well as a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Jean-Luc Bohbot

Mr. Jean-Luc Robert Bohbot serves as Group Head - Sugar of the Company. Mr Bohbot joined the Group in 2011 to set up and develop the Wilmar Sugar – Trading Division. Mr Bohbot has extensive experience in the sugar trading business and prior to joining the Group, he was the Managing Director of a large European based trading company and the Managing Director of Eagle Trading, the Hong Kong-based Kuok Group joint venture for sugar trading. Mr Bohbot holds a post-master’s degree in market finance and risk management from University of Paris Dauphine, France.

Nam-Hai Chua

Professor Nam-Hai W. Chua Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Advisor of the Company. Professor Chua Nam-Hai joined the Group as the Chief Scientific Advisor in September 2007. Professor Chua has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University in the United States of America since 1988. He has served and continues to serve on advisory boards of government-related and private institutions in 16 countries worldwide, including the Unites States of America, the PRC, India, the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, a Foreign Academician of the China Academy of Sciences and of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Professor Chua is an Honorary Research Professor of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Honorary Professor of Peking University and several research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology and the Kunming Institute of Botany. In 2005, he received the International Prize in Biology from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, and in 2007 he was awarded an Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science. Professor Chua received from the Singapore Government the National Science and Technology Medal in 1998 and a Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2002. In recognition of his scientific achievements, the Nanyang Technology University, Singapore conferred upon him an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 2008. In 2010, The American Society of Plant Biologists honoured him with The Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Chua obtained his PhD in biology from Harvard University.

Jeremy Goon

Mr. Jeremy Goon serves as Chief Sustainability Officer of the Company. Mr Jeremy Goon, the Chief Sustainability Officer has been responsible for the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function since June 2007. He also oversees the Group’s Carbon Offset Credit Development, which includes Clean Development Mechanism projects and other Carbon Capture Initiatives. His past positions include, Head of European Operations for Kuok Oils and Grains in Germany and the Netherlands. He has also served as Head of Brand Management and Marketing for the Group’s Vietnam operations. He holds a degree in law and management science from Keele University in the UK.

Darwin Indigo

Mr. Darwin Indigo serves as Country Head, Indonesia of the Company. From January 2009 to December 2010 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - Manager, Trading January 2011 to December 2012 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - General Manager, Trading January 2013 to January 2015 - PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia - Director, Trading January 2015 to December 2015 - Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore - General Manager, Trading - Indonesia January 2016 to August 2018 - Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore - Deputy Country Head, Indonesia, - General Manager, Trading - Indonesia (Note: These positions are held concurrently by Mr Indigo).

Rahul Kale

Mr. Rahul Kale serves as Group Head - Oleochemicals and Biofuels of the Company. Mr Kale joined the Group in March 2005 and is responsible for the global biofuels and oleochemicals business of the Group. Mr Kale formerly headed the oleochemicals business for Peter Cremer GMBH and was the Managing Director of Peter Cremer Singapore. Prior to that, he headed the Marketing and Operations division for Natural Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. Mr Kale started his career with Brooke Bond, India as a management trainee in 1984. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Kim Guan Lim

Mr. Kim Guan (Thomas) Lim serves as Group Head - Edible Oils of the Company. Mr Thomas Lim joined the Group in August 1999 and was appointed Group Head, Edible Oils in January 2016. He is responsible for the Group’s global edible oils trading and oversees the edible oils supply chain management. Prior to this appointment, Mr Lim was General Manager – Trading (Edible Oils) from 2011 to 2015, Head of Philippines operations from 2007 to 2008 and Head of European operations from 2005 to 2006. He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Nanyang Technological University.

Matthew Morgenroth

Mr. Matthew John Morgenroth serves as Group Technical Head of the Company. Mr Morgenroth has served as the Technical Head since 2000. He has held various production and project engineering positions in Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) from 1986 to 2000. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) degree.

Kok Liann Tan

Mr. Kok Liann (Jeremy) Tan serves as Group Head - Human Resources of the Company. His working experience and occupation include : 20 years of HR experience including strategic alignment, recruitment, training & development, compensation and benefits, talent management, succession planning, organization development and management consulting: Jan 2014 to Oct 2017 - Hyflux Ltd - Head, Group HR, Oct 2007 to Oct 2013 - Titan Petrochemicals Group - Head, Group HR.

Soo Chay Tan

Mr. Soo Chay (Patrick) Tan serves as Group Head of Internal Audit of the Company. Mr Tan has been the Head of Internal Audit since 2001. Prior to that, he was with the WBL Group of companies from 1995 to 2001 as Internal Audit Manager. He was with an international accounting firm from 1992 to 1995. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Mr Tan is a non-practising Certified Public Accountant registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore.

Chek Toong Yee

Mr. Chek Toong Yee serves as Country Head - Malaysia of the Company. Mr. Yee was appointed Head of Operations, Malaysia in July 2007, following the completion of the Group’s merger and restructuring exercise. He joined PGEO Edible Oils Sdn Bhd in 1980 and is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of PGEO Group Sdn Bhd. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree majoring in Chemistry from the University of Malaya.

Siong-Guan Lim

Mr. Siong-Guan S. Lim serves as Non- Executive and Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is also Chairman of Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd, the Asian subsidiary of Swiss Reinsurance, and a Member of the International Board of the stars Foundation, a Swiss foundation that promotes leadership development for leaders of the next generation. Mr Lim is the Founder Chairman of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote a culture of honour and honouring for the well-being of the nation. In September 2017, Mr Lim was named the Institute of Policy Studies’ fourth SR Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. Mr Lim was the Group President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, from 2007 to 2016, and the Head of the Singapore Civil Service from 1999 to 2005. He was the first Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and was Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Defence, Education, Finance, and the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr Lim has chaired the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and, the Central Provident Fund Board. He graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Mr Lim was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018 and was re-elected on 25 April 2018.

Khoon Ean Kuok

Mr. Khoon Ean Kuok serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited and Vice- Chairman of Kerry Group Limited and Kuok Brothers Sdn Berhad. He is also a Director of Kerry Holdings Limited as well as the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, UK. Mr Kuok was appointed to the Board on 2 July 2007 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2018.

Khoon Hua Kuok

Mr. Khoon Hua Kuok serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of Kerry Holdings Limited, the main investment holding company of the Kuok Group in Hong Kong. He is also a director of Kerry Group Limited and Kuok (Singapore) Limited; an executive director of Kerry Logistics Network Limited and a non-executive director of Kerry Properties Limited (both of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and an independent director of Sea Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange). Mr Kuok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University. Mr Kuok was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2016 and was re-elected on 26 April 2017.

Raymond Young

Mr. Raymond Guy Young serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Raymond Guy Young is Executive Vice President and CFO of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), and a member of ADM’s Executive Council. He joined ADM in November 2010 following a 24-year tenure with General Motors where he last served in Shanghai as Vice President of GM International Operations. In 2008 and 2009, he was CFO of General Motors. Between 2004 and 2007, he was the President and Managing Director of GM do Brasil and Mercosur Operations, based in São Paulo. Mr Young holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr Young serves on the Boards of Directors of International Paper Company and the U.S.-China Business Council. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Cancer Society Illinois Division and the CFO Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr Young was previously Alternate Director to Mr Juan Ricardo Luciano on the Wilmar Board from 3 November 2017 to 28 December 2018. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Wilmar Board on 28 December 2018.

Thiam Hock Kwah

Mr. Thiam Hock Kwah CPA serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He started his career in 1964 with the Port of Singapore Authority. From 1969 to 1970, he was an Assistant Accountant with the Singapore Textile Industries Limited. Subsequently, he served as the Secretary and Assistant Accountant in Singapore Spinners Private Limited from 1970 to 1973 and later in 1974, he moved on to become the Regional Accountant and Deputy Manager of its related company, IMC (Singapore). Mr Kwah left to join ECICS Holdings Ltd in 1976 and rose to become its President and CEO. He stepped down from ECICS Holdings Ltd in 2003 to assume the position of Principal Officer and CEO of ECICS Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFS Capital Limited (listed on the SGX). Mr Kwah retired from ECICS Limited in December 2006 but he remained as advisor of ECICS Limited until April 2019. He is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountant of Australia, ISCA and ACCA. He graduated from the then University of Singapore in 1973 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Mr Kwah was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 26 April 2017.

Kishore Mahbubani

Professor Kishore Mahbubani serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years (1971-2004), during which he has served in Cambodia, Malaysia, Washington D.C. and New York, where he served twice as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN and as President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He was Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1998. He was the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (“NUS”), from 2004 to 2017 and a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy from 2006 to 2019. Currently, he is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at NUS. In 2019, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which has honoured distinguished thinkers and leaders, including several of America’s founding fathers and presidents, since 1780. Mr Mahbubani has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange) and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2015. He has also taken the role of Non- Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aggregate Asset Management since September 2017. Mr Mahbubani was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and was last re-elected on 24 April 2019.

Gim Teik Soh

Mr. Gim Teik Soh serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the Lead Independent Director at KS Energy Limited and an Independent Director of BBR Holdings (S) Ltd, both of which are listed on the SGX. Mr Soh holds various other appointments including Audit Committee Chairman, Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Member of the SGX Disciplinary Committee, Independent Director of National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd, Independent Director and Executive Committee member of EDBI Pte Ltd (a government-linked global investor) and Board Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Science Centre. He is also currently a Member of the Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards for Statutory Boards with the Accountant-General’s Office. Mr Soh was Executive Director and CFO of then SGXlisted Sincere Watch Limited and its group of companies from 1993 to 2008. Mr Soh holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the then University of Singapore. He was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2019.

Kah Chye Tay

Mr. Kah Chye Tay serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult Net Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Group (comprising PATA Consultancy Private Limited and PATA International Enterprise Private Limited). He has served as the Honorary Advisor of ASEAN Bankers Association, a regional banking industry group from 2008 to 2010. Prior to his retirement on 31 December 2007, Mr Tay was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Finance Corporation Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. Mr Tay has vast experience in banking and finance. Mr Tay was with Citibank N.A. Singapore Branch, where he started his banking career in 1973. His last held position in Citibank was Vice President and Head of its Corporate Marketing Group. During his 18 years with Citibank, he held various positions in banking operations, credit management and marketing. Mr Tay was a director of Cambodia Mekong Bank Public Limited from 2003 to 2012 and his last held position was Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Asiatic Group (Holdings) Limited and the Lead Independent Director of Asiatravel.com Holdings Ltd (both of which are listed on the SGX). Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the then University of Singapore. Mr Tay was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2006 and was last re-elected on 26 April 2017.

Siong Seng Teo

Mr. Teo Siong Seng is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Teo was a director of Singamas Container Holdings Limited ("SCHL") listed on the Exchange on 18 October 1994. SCHL was delisted on 5 January 2006.

Shan Weijian

Mr. Shan Weijian serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and CEO of PAG Group, a private equity firm with about US$30 billion in capital under management. He was Co-Managing Partner of Newbridge Capital, and, after Newbridge’s integration with TPG, Co- Managing Partner of TPG Asia. Prior to TPG, Mr Shan was a Managing Director of JP Morgan. He previously was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His other former employers include the World Bank and Graham & James Law Firm. Mr Shan graduated from Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now known as Beijing University of International Business and Economics) and received his PhD and Master of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Mr Shan was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018 and was re-elected on 25 April 2018.