Lim Ming Seong
Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Lim Ming Seong was appointed to the Board in October 2007 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2016. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of CSE Global Ltd and he sits on the board of Starhub Ltd. Mr Lim was with the Singapore Technologies group from 1986 through 2002, where he held various senior management positions and was Group Director when he left. Prior to joining Singapore Technologies, Mr Lim was with the Singapore Ministry of Defence.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from the former University of Singapore. Mr Lim also participated in the Advance Management Programs conducted by INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

Ciliandra Fangiono
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ciliandra Fangiono was appointed to the Board in April 2007 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2015. He has been the Group's Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade, playing a key role in charting the Group's strategic directions. Under his leadership, the Group has expanded its plantation assets rapidly and has grown into an integrated player with its own processing capabilities. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Fangiono was at the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch, Singapore, where he worked on mergers, acquisitions and fund-raising exercises by corporates in the region.

Mr Fangiono holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Arts (Economics) from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. At Cambridge, he was a Senior Scholar in Economics and was awarded the PriceWaterhouse Book Prize.

Fang Zhixiang
Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr Fang Zhixiang (Sigih Fangiono) was appointed to the Board in November 2014 and was re-elected as Director in April 2015. He has joined the Group since 2002 and has held the position as Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 2007. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, he is jointly responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group. In particular, he focuses on the expansion of plantations and palm oil mills, and manages the Group’s corporate affairs. He began his career at PT Surya Dumai Industri Tbk as an Assistant Production Director.

Mr Fang graduated from Bronte College, Toronto, Canada.

Ng Shin Ein
Independent Director

Ms Ng Shin Ein was appointed to the Board in October 2007 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2016. She is the Managing Partner of Gryphus Capital, a pan-Asian private equity investment firm. Ms Ng also leads a network of investors to take proprietary stakes in companies and co-invests with other family offices and private equity firms. Pursuant to such investments, she engages actively with portfolio companies, focusing on strategic development and innovation.

Prior to Gryphus Capital, Ms Ng spent a number of years at the Singapore Exchange, where she was responsible for developing Singapore's capital market and bringing foreign companies to list in Singapore. Additionally, she was part of the Singapore Exchange's IPO Approval Committee, where she contributed industry perspectives and also acted as a conduit between the marketplace and regulators.

Ms Ng sits on the Board of NTUC Fairprice and is its youngest ever director. Additionally, she serves on other Mainboard listed companies and also the Board of the Singapore International Foundation. 

Admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court, Ms Ng started her career as a corporate lawyer in Messrs Lee & Lee. Whilst at Lee & Lee, she advised clients on joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and fund raising exercises.

Ms Ng is Singapore's Non Resident Ambassador to Hungary.

Teng Cheong Kwee
Independent Director

Mr Teng Cheong Kwee was appointed to the Board in October 2007 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2016. He also serves as independent director of several other listed companies. Mr Teng was previously with the Singapore Exchange for more than 10 years, where he was Executive Vice President and Head of its Risk Management and Regulatory Division when he left. From 1985 to 1989, he served as assistant director and later a deputy director in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. During that period, he was also concurrently Secretary to the Securities Industry Council.

Mr Teng holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) with first class honours and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Hee Theng Fong
Independent Director

Mr Hee Theng Fong was appointed to the Board in October 2007 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2015. He is a consultant in a law firm, with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He is on the panel of arbitrators for many international arbitral institutions including Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

Mr Hee is an independent director of several public listed companies. He is frequently invited to speak on Directors' Duties and Corporate Governance in seminars organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Exchange.

Ong Beng Kee
Independent Director

Mr Ong Beng Kee was appointed to the Board in May 2010 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2016. He is a retired career-planter with over 40 years of hands-on experience in large-scale plantation development, specifically oil palm, rubber, cocoa and the related processing facilities. Mr Ong served a large part of his career at Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK), a company listed in Bursa Malaysia. As Executive Director and Managing Director (Plantations), he spearheaded KLK's expansion drive into Sabah and Indonesia, overseeing large-scale oil palm cultivation. Upon his retirement, he has taken on an advisory role in KLK as Portfolio Investment Adviser.

Mr Ong was an active council member in various Malaysian plantation associations, particularly as chairman of the plantation wage council. He is an Associate Diploma holder of the Incorporated Society of Planters and has completed the Advanced Management Course at Templeton College, Oxford.

Tan Seow Kheng
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan Seow Kheng was appointed to the Board in November 2014 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2015. His other appointments include serving as the General Manager of EWIS Development Pte Ltd, a company focused in property development in Singapore and Indonesia, as well as an Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Uniseraya Group, an Indonesian-based Group principally involved in the timber and oil palm industry.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has completed an Executive Diploma in Directorship awarded by Singapore Management University.

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