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MR. KUOK KHOON EAN
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kuok Khoon Ean, 63, is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited ("KSL"), a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kerry Holdings Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of Wilmar International Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited ("SGX").
Mr. Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, United Kingdom. Mr. Kuok was appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 July 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2016.
MR. LEE KENG LIN
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Lee Keng Lin, 44, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1st May 2019. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2019 and Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016.
Mr. Lee has more than 10 years of experience in the offshore marine industry and has been with the Group since 2007. He was part of the team that led the acquisition of PSA Marine's offshore business in 2007 and has been instrumental in the development and operations of various joint ventures and new business divisions. Prior to this, he was employed by PSA International as its Corporate and Business Development Manager, where he was responsible for business development and charters of harbour tugs and offshore support vessels.
Mr. Lee graduated with a First Class Honours in Engineering from the National University of Singapore and was on the Vice Chancellor's List. He completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD and is also a CFA Charterholder.
MR. SEOW KANG HOE, GERALD
Mr. Gerald Seow, 65, has more than 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, including 15 years of sea-going experience and more than 20 years of senior management experience.
He began his career at Neptune Orient Lines Limited ("NOL") in 1971 and remained with the NOL group until 1996. From 1986 to 1996, he came ashore and served in various senior management positions within the NOL group in Singapore and the United States of America.
In 1996, he joined Pacific Carriers Limited ("PCL") and was instrumental in developing the liner shipping business, the offshore marine services business (under our Company since 2006) and the shipbuilding business for PCL and KSL.
Mr. Seow holds a Certificate of Competency as Master of a Foreign-Going Ship from the Ministry of Transport of New Zealand and a Degree of Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from The City University of London. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 7 March 2006 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2018.
DATO' JUDE PHILOMEN BENNY
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Jude Benny, 61, is currently a consultant at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP and has been a lawyer in private practice with the same firm for more than 30 years since 1988. He was a Director of Singapore Maritime Foundation from 2004 to 2011 and also a Director of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore from 2006 to 2015.
Mr. Benny holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the London University. In recognition of his public service in Singapore, he was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2013. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 September 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2018.
MR. MA KAH WOH
Mr. Ma Kah Woh, 71, was a senior partner of KPMG Singapore, where he was in charge of the Audit & Risk Advisory Practice and Risk Management function for many years until his retirement in September 2003.
Mr. Ma currently sits on the Boards of Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd and Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Management Ltd. (the Manager of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust, a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX), and StarHub Ltd (a company listed on the SGX). He also sits on the Advisory Board of The Asian Civilisations Museum.
Mr. Ma is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 September 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017.
MR. IVAN REPLUMAZ
Mr. Ivan Replumaz, 67, has more than 40 years of management and directorship experience across oil and gas, offshore services and other industrial sectors.
Mr. Replumaz began his career with the Bouygues Group in 1974. He was named Senior Vice President at Bouygues Offshore in 1985 and became its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") in 1989 and Chairman in 1995, overseeing its listing on the New York Stock Exchange and Paris Stock Exchange in 1996. He took on a simultaneous role as CEO of Bouygues Bâtiment in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Directors at Bouygues SA, the holding company of the Group, in the same year.
In 2002, Mr. Replumaz joined Technip and became CEO of the Offshore Branch, taking charge of its subsea and offshore activities worldwide. He was Managing Director of SBM Offshore Malaysia from 2006 to 2015.
Mr. Replumaz graduated from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (now "École des Ponts Paris Tech"). He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 October 2017 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2018.
MR. WEE JOO YEOW
Mr. Wee Joo Yeow, 71, was the Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking in Singapore of United Overseas Bank ("UOB"). Mr. Wee has more than 30 years of corporate banking experience. He joined UOB in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Wee was with Overseas Union Bank ("OUB") from 1981 to 2001 and was last appointed as the Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, Sales, Credit and Origination in Corporate Banking of OUB before its merger into UOB.
Mr. Wee is also currently an Independent Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Frasers Centrepoint Limited and Great Eastern Holdings Limited (each a company listed on the SGX), and Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd (the manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust, a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX).
Mr. Wee graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree and New York University with a Master of Business Administration. He was first appointed as a Director of the Company on 19 December 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017.
DATO' AHMAD SUFIAN @ QURNAIN BIN ABDUL RASHID
Mr. Ahmad Sufian, 69, has more than 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. He was the Chairman of Global Maritime Ventures from 1996 to 2003, Country Manager of American President Lines from 1989 to 1995, Director/General Manager of Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line from 1982 to 1989 and Manager of Malaysian International Shipping Corporation from 1977 to 1982.
He is currently also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, GD Express Carrier Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of PPB Group Berhad, each of which is listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Mr. Sufian obtained a Certificate of Competency as Master of a Foreign-Going Ship in United Kingdom in 1975 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 9 January 2009 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2018.
MS. YONG HSIN YUE
Ms. Yong Hsin Yue, 47, is the Managing Director of Kuok (Singapore) Limited ("KSL"). Prior to joining KSL, Ms. Yong was the General Manager of Special Projects focusing on business development for Wilmar International Limited, an agribusiness listed on the SGX. She started her career in investment banking where she spent 19 years working at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and in London. Her last role was the head of the Investment Banking Division for South-East Asia with responsibilities for the operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.
Ms. Yong holds a MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. She was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1st May 2019.