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About GKEBoard of Directors

Mr. Chen Yong Hua

Executive Chairman and Executive Director

Mr. Chen Yong Hua was appointed as Executive Chairman and Executive Director on 12 January 2012. He is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring the overall effectiveness of the Board and its Board Committees as well as working alongside with the Chief Executive Officer on strategies. He is also responsible for the oversight of the Group's infrastructural materials and services businesses in China.

Mr. Chen brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate leadership and management from his involvements in the operations of companies across various industries in China. These businesses include primary land development, quarry, ready-mix concrete manufacturing, real estate development, logistics and newspaper printing. Mr. Chen holds several directorships in a few private Chinese companies.

Mr. Neo Cheow Hui

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr. Neo Cheow Hui is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Group. He is responsible for the oversight of the Group's businesses in Singapore, as well as the overall management of the Group, setting corporate direction and leading the senior management in strengthening the Group's businesses and competitiveness for sustainable success. His extensive experience in the warehousing and logistics industry played a pivotal role in developing high level strategies and making major corporate investments over the last 20 years.

Mr. Neo joined the Group in 1995, and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and was subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 3 January 2012.

Ms. Qian Wen Hua

Executive Director

Ms. Qian Wen Hua joined the Group as Executive Director on 1 March 2015. Equipped with relevant business experience, Ms. Qian Wen Hua oversees the Group's business development in China. She is currently a director of Viola Investments Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Mr. Loy Soo Chew

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Loy Soo Chew was appointed as a Lead Independent Director of the Company on 15 April 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Loy has been the Group Managing Director of Kian Ann Group since 2014 and his primary responsibilities cover exploring and evaluating new business opportunities and overseeing the day-to-day running of the Group.

Mr. Loy joined Kian Ann Group in 1996 as the Finance Manager and was promoted to General Manager and subsequently to Executive Director. Prior to this appointment, he was with Lee Kim Tah Holdings Limited as an Accountant. Mr. Loy obtains his Master of Business Administration from the University of Leeds in 2000 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business (major in Professional Accounting) from the University of Southern Queensland in 1996. He is an Associate of CPA Australia.

Mr. Andrew Chua Thiam Chwee

Independent Director

Mr. Andrew Chua was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director of the Company on 30 September 2015. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. A veteran banker, Mr. Chua has over 20 years of banking experience with DBS Bank Ltd where he was formerly a Managing Director of Enterprise Banking.

Mr. Chua is the Managing Director at SME Care Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the West Coast Citizens' Consultative Committee. Mr. Chua graduated from University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1976.

Mr. Jeffrey Wong Quee Quee

Independent Director

Mr. Jeffrey Wong was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 15 April 2019. He is a member of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Mr. Wong has been the Chief Executive Officer of SooChow CSSD Capital Markets (Asia) Pte. Ltd. since 2018.

Prior to joining SooChow CSSD Capital Markets (Asia) Pte. Ltd., Mr. Wong held various senior positions within the Religare Capital Markets ("RCM") group, including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking for RCM's international business. Mr. Wong also has preceding working experience at UBS AG, Singapore branch and Allen & Gledhill LLP. Mr Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Ho Ying Ming

Independent Director

Mr. Ho Ying Ming was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 30 September 2015. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Ho has been a partner at Shook Lin & Bok since 2011 and practices in the areas of corporate finance, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work. He has extensive experience in advising international and domestic companies (both public and private) on a broad range of cross-border corporate finance transactions in Asia.

Prior to joining Shook Lin & Bok LLP, Mr. Ho worked with a leading international firm in Singapore and China, as well as a leading local firm in Singapore, where he advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also has experience in funds related work, advising on financial services regulatory and compliance issues and general discretionary fund management matters. Mr. Ho graduated from University of Singapore with a Second Class Upper degree in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2002.