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 2019. Mr Chang also serves as independent director of two other listed companies in Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Chang has been an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1979 and is the Senior Partner of his law practice, Chang See Hiang & Partners.

Spanning across 1988 to 2017, Mr Chang was appointed to various appointments including as a member of the (i) Singapore Turf Club; (ii) Appeal Advisory Panel under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) / Financial Advisers Act (Cap 110) / Insurance Act (Cap 142); (iii) Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore Board; and (iv) 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 2019. 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 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 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.

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 2019. 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. 

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.

Wong Su Yen
Independent Director

Ms Wong Su Yen was appointed to the Board in May 2019. She brings over 20 years of experience in driving business strategy, strategic talent development, organisational transformation, operations re-design and risk management. She is the Chairman of the board of Nera Telecommunications Ltd and also serves on the boards of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., MediaCorp Pte Ltd and NTUC First Campus.

Previously she was the CEO at the Human Capital Leadership Institute, and prior to that, Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies and the Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Earlier, she was the Asia Managing Partner for the Communications, Information & Entertainment practice at Oliver Wyman. She has advised clients across North America and Asia, and was previously based in Boston, Bangkok, Hong Kong SAR, Beijing and Seoul.

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.

Peter Ho Kok Wai
Independent Director

Mr Peter Ho Kok Wai was appointed to the Board in November 2019. 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 Kok Wai 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. He 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 Peter Ho Kok Wai 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.

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 2017. 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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