Chang See Hiang
Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Chang See Hiang was appointed to the Board in March 2019 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2022. Mr Chang has been an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1979 and is the Founder and Consultant of the law practice, Chang See Hiang & Partners.

Spanning across 1988 to 2017, Mr Chang was appointed to various appointments including (i) committee member of Singapore Turf Club; (ii) member of Appeal Advisory Panel under the Securities and Futures Act 2001 / Financial Advisers Act 2001 / Insurance Act 1966; (iii) Board member of the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore; and (iv) member of the Securities Industry Council.

Mr Chang graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree.

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 2023. 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 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 last re-elected as Director in April 2022. 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 management 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.

Peter Ho Kok Wai
Independent Director

Mr Peter Ho Kok Wai was appointed to the Board in November 2019 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2023. He forged his early career with Everett Pinto & Co., a central London firm of Chartered Accountants and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. Subsequently in 1987, Mr Peter Ho joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur where he progressed to Head of Department in 1992. He was transferred to KPMG Ipoh in 1993 to head the branch and was admitted as Partner in 1995. He was transferred back to KPMG Kuala Lumpur in 2005, where he had, at various times, headed the Technical Committee, Audit Function and Marketing Department. Mr Ho has more than 35 years of auditing experience in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular emphasis in manufacturing, distribution, plantation and financial services. He retired as Audit Partner from KPMG Malaysia in December 2014 after 27 years with the firm.

Mr Ho is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Wong Su Yen
Independent Director

Ms Wong Su Yen was appointed to the Board in May 2019 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2023. She brings over 25 years of experience in driving business strategy, strategic talent development, organisational transformation, operations re-design and risk management. She is the Lead Independent Director of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. and also serves as an independent director on the boards of CSE Global Ltd and Pegasus Asia.

Ms Wong is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership at the National University of Singapore, and was previously the CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute. Prior to that, she was Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies and the Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Before joining Mercer, she held various roles in leading strategy consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, and was the Asia Managing Partner for its Communications, Information and Entertainment practice.

Ms Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) in Music and Computer Science from Linfield College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mary Yeo Chor Gek
Independent Director

Ms Mary Yeo Chor Gek was appointed to the Board in January 2024. Ms Yeo is the Vice President, Global Strategic Partnership of UPS Asia Group, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialised transportation and logistics services. She joined UPS Asia Group in 1988 and has close to 38 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry.

Ms Yeo is also a Board Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee. She was formerly a Board Member of Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd. (as manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust), where she served as the Lead Independent Director and chaired its Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Yeo was conferred the Public Service Medal (P.B.M) in 2014 for her contributions to Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (now IMDA). In 2018, she was appointed as Justice of the Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore. Ms Yeo holds a Master of Business Administration from the Northumbria University.

Luo Dan
Independent Director

Ms Luo Dan was appointed to the Board in January 2024. She has been a business leader at multinational companies in the consumer goods and dairy ingredients industries. From 2021 to 2023, Ms Luo served as the Director of Active Living at Fonterra Group, leading a global business unit focused on developing advanced ingredients to meet consumer needs in the health and wellness space.

Before her tenure at Fonterra, Ms Luo was the Managing Director of LEGO Singapore, a subsidiary of The LEGO Group. Prior to that, she worked at Heinz for over a decade in the US and the Asia Pacific region. At Heinz, she held various leadership positions including Managing Director of Heinz ASEAN, based in Singapore; and Managing Director of Heinz Long Fong Frozen Food in China.

Ms Luo is currently a director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange. She holds a Bachelor of Computer Science, Software from Wuhan University, China and a Master of Business Administration from IMD, Switzerland. In early 2020, she obtained a Certificate in Corporate Governance at INSEAD. She is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Tan Seow Kheng
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr Tan Seow Kheng was appointed to the Board in November 2014 and was last re-elected as a Director in April 2022. His other appointments include serving as the General Manager of EWIS Development Pte Ltd, a company focused on 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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