Overview
  History & Heritage
  Our Milestones
  Vision, Mission & Values
  Our Commitment
  Board of Directors & Management
  Financial Statements
  PDPA
  Career
 

Mr. Koh Boon Hwee, 62                               
Chairman

Member of Board of Directors
Chairman of Executive Committee

Mr. Koh Boon Hwee was first appointed non-independent, non-executive director on YHS Board on 1 January 2009 and subsequently, from 26 April 2010, he was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Koh was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 26 April 2012.

Mr. Koh started his career in year 1977 at Hewlett Packard and rose to become its Managing Director in Singapore, a post he held from 1985 to 1990. From 1991 to 2000, he was Executive Chairman of the Wuthelam Group.

Mr. Koh was the Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and its predecessor organisations from 1986 to 2001, Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited from July 2001 to December 2005 and Chairman of DBS Group and DBS Bank from January 2006 to April 2010 and Chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad from April 2010 to April 2013. He also served on the Board of MediaRing Ltd from April 1998 to October 2009 and Board of Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd from November 1996 to September 2010.

Mr. Koh is currently the Chairman of Sunningdale Tech Ltd, Chairman of Far East Orchard Limited, Director of FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte Ltd and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd, Chairman of Credence Partners Pte Ltd, Chairman of Rippledot Capital Advisers Pte Ltd and Director of Rippledot Capital Management Pte Ltd, Chairman and Director of CM Houlder (SEA) Pte Ltd and CM Houlder Insurance Brokers (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Director of The Genomic Trust Pte Ltd, a board member of Agilent Technologies, Inc. in the United States and Chairman of AAC Technologies Holding Ltd in Cayman Islands. Mr. Koh also contributes actively to non-profit organisations. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University, Deputy Chairman of EDB International Advisory Council, Director of the Harvard Singapore Foundation, a member of Research, Innovation & Enterprise Council, Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore and Director of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the United States.

Mr. Koh received his Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and his MBA (Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. S. Chandra Das, 73
Deputy Chairman & Lead Independent Director

Member of Board of Directors
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Member of Executive Committee

Mr. S. Chandra Das was appointed independent director on YHS Board on 1 September 2002 and subsequently, from 1 November 2005, he was appointed as Lead Independent Director. He was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 24 April 2013.

Mr. Das has over 36 years of experience primarily in companies involved in the trading and manufacturing industries. Mr. Das served as the Singapore Trade Representative to the USSR from 1970 to 1971, Chairman of the Trade Development Board from 1983 to 1986, Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd from 1993 to 2005, a board member of Cougar Logistics Corporation Ltd from 2005 to 2010, Director of Sincere Watch Limited and S i2i Ltd from 2010 to 2012, Director of CapitaMall Trust Management Ltd from 2002 to 2012 and Chairman & Director of Nera Telecommunications Ltd from 1988 to 2013.

Currently Mr. Das holds Directorships in various public listed companies including: Director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited and Super Group Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of NUR Investment & Trading Pte Ltd, Director of Gateway Management Company Pte Ltd, Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Turkey and Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University.

He served as a Member of Parliament in Singapore from 1980 to 1996.

Mr. Das received his Bachelor of Arts degree (with honours) from the University of Singapore in 1965.

Mr. Das has been conferred numerous awards, such as the President’s Medal by the Singapore Australian Business Council in 2000, and the Distinguished Service (Star) Award by National Trades Union Congress in 2005.

Mr. Tjong Yik Min, 60
Group Chief Executive Officer

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Executive Committee

Mr. Tjong Yik Min has served as a non-independent director on the YHS Board since 22 July 2002. He joined YHS as its President & Chief Operating Officer on 22 July 2002 and subsequently, from 26 April 2010, Mr. Tjong was appointed to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer. Currently he is also Executive Director of Far East Organization and Chief Executive Officer of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad. Mr. Tjong was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 27 April 2011.

Mr. Tjong has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He had served as Executive Director and Group President of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, Executive Director of Far East Orchard Limited (then known as Orchard Parade Holdings Limited), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Director of Internal Security Department and Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. He is currently also a director of Genting Singapore PLC.

Mr. Tjong holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. In addition, he also holds a Master of Science, Industrial Engineering from the University of Singapore.

Mr. Yap Ng Seng, 55
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Executive Committee

Mr. Yap Ng Seng was appointed non-independent director on YHS Board on 1 August 2010. He joined YHS as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2010. Mr. Yap has also been appointed Director in a number of subsidiary companies within the Group. He was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 27 April 2011.

Prior to joining YHS, Mr. Yap was the Vice President of CROWN Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, where he spent the last 21 years. He has extensive experience in growing business in the competitive environment.

Mr. Yap obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical & Production Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from National University of Singapore and a Master in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mr. Wee Kheng Jin, 58
Non-independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Executive Committee

Mr. Wee Kheng Jin was appointed non-independent, non-executive director on YHS Board on 26 April 2010. Mr. Wee is currently an Executive Director in Far East Organization, a board member of Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) Limited and Parkson Retail Asia Limited. He was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 27 April 2011.

From January 2004 to July 2005, he was the Executive Director in the listed company Far East Orchard Limited (then known as Orchard Parade Holdings Limited).

Prior to this, Mr. Wee spent 16 years in Citibank and held various appointments in the Singapore operations including 9 years as its Country Financial Controller. In 1995, he was transferred to the bank's Asia Pacific Group office where he was responsible for overseeing several of the bank's treasury related initiatives.

Mr. Wee obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore on a SGV Scholarship and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Chang See Hiang, 59
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
• Member of Nominating Committee

Mr. Chang See Hiang was re-designated as an independent director on 20 February 2012. Prior to this appointment, he served as non-independent director on the Board since 9 November 1995. He was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 24 April 2013.

An Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, he is the Senior Partner of his own law firm, Messrs. Chang See Hiang & Partners. Mr. Chang is also Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, STT Communications Ltd, IHH Healthcare Berhad and Parkway Pantai Limited. Mr. Chang was appointed as Member of the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore Board on 2 April 2011 and Member of the Securities Industry Council on 1 August 2012.

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

Mr. Chin Yoke Choong, 61
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Audit Committee

Mr. Chin Yoke Choong was appointed independent, non-executive director on YHS Board on 15 May 2006 and was last re-elected on 26 April 2012.

Mr. Chin serves as a board member of several listed companies including Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd, AV Jennings Limited, Ho Bee Investment Ltd, Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Limited. He is also the Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited, Director of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd and Director of Singapore Labour Foundation. On 2 January 2010, Mr. Chin was appointed as a Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA). Mr. Chin was Chairman of Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore from 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2006, Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore from 1992 to 2005, Director of Neptune Orient Lines Limited from 2006 to 2012, board member of the Competition Commission of Singapore from 2005 to 2012 and Chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board from 1 January 2006 until his retirement on 31 December 2012.

Mr. Chin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Chin is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

Mr. Irwin David Simon, 53
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors

Mr. Irwin D. Simon was appointed independent, non-executive director on YHS Board on 1 November 2005 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2011.

Mr. Simon is the founder of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc and has been their Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since inception. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc in April 2000. Previously, Mr. Simon was employed in various marketing capacities at Slim-Fast Foods Company and The Haagen-Dazs Company, a division of Grand Metropolitan, plc. Mr. Simon currently serves as lead director of Jarden Corporation and a director of several privately held companies. He is the past chapter chairman of YPO - Gotham Chapter, New York.

Mr. Simon has a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary's University, Canada.

Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow, 75
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Chairman of Audit Committee
Chairman of Nominating Committee

Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow has served as an independent, non-executive director on the YHS Board from 18 February 2002. He was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 24 April 2013.

Mr. Ngiam is currently a Director of Raffles Health Insurance Pte Ltd (formerly known as International Medical Insurers Pte Ltd). Prior to his present appointments, he was Chairman of the Housing & Development Board, a position he held from October 1998 to September 2003. He also held the post of Permanent Secretary in various ministries, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Industry and Communications. He was Chairman of the Economic Development Board and the Development Bank of Singapore. He had also held directorships in Singapore Airlines Ltd, Singapore Technologies (then known as Sheng-Li Holdings), United Overseas Bank Ltd, Far Eastern Bank Ltd, Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd, Overseas Union Bank Ltd and Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

Mr. Ngiam has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), First Class from the University of Malaya.

Dr. Tan Chin Nam, 62
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Chairman of Remuneration Committee

Dr. Tan Chin Nam was appointed independent, non-executive director on YHS Board on 11 January 2008. He was last re-elected as a director of the Company on 27 April 2011.

Dr Tan had 33 years of distinguished service in the Singapore Public Service holding various key appointments before completing his term as a Permanent Secretary in 2007. He held various top leadership positions including as General Manager and Chairman, National Computer Board, Managing Director, Economic Development Board, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Manpower, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Chairman National Library Board and Chairman Media Development Authority. He now chairs Media Development Authority International Advisory Panel and Nanyang Technological University’s New Media Peak of Excellence Governance Coordinating Committee. He played a leading role in the information technology, economic, tourism, manpower, library, media, arts and creative industries development of Singapore.

Dr Tan is now a senior corporate adviser holding directorships in various companies including Stamford Land Corporation Ltd, Raffles Education Corporation Ltd, Gallant Venture Ltd, PSA International Pte Ltd, and Temasek Management Services Pte Ltd. He is a Senior Adviser of Salim Group, ZANA Capital, Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd, a Trustee of Bankinter Board of Innovation (Spain), a Principal Member of Green Finance Corporation and Director of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co Ltd (China).

Previous appointments held include Chairman of Singapore Mint, National Computer Systems, EDB Ventures and Singapore Broadcasting Authority, Deputy Chairman Hitachi Electronic Devices (S), Director, Singapore Aerospace, Singapore Telecommunications, EDB Investments, Jurong Town Corporation, Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore Computer Systems, Chartered Industries of Singapore, Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, Totalisator Board, The Esplanade Company, National Arts Council, Singapore Symphonia Co, Singapore Dance Theatre, International Advisory Board of Economic Development Board Rotterdam and Singapore Governor to the Asia –Europe Foundation.

Dato’ Mohamed Nizam bin Abdul Razak, 54
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Nominating Committee

Dato’ Mohamed Nizam bin Abdul Razak is a Malaysian and he was appointed as non-executive director on YHS Board at the Fifty-seventh Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2013.

Dato’ Nizam was attached to Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1981 to 1984 and to PB Securities Sdn Bhd from 1984 to 1998. He was independent and non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad since 2002 until its privatisation on 11 January 2013. Dato’ Nizam presently sits on the board of Mamee-Double Decker (M) Berhad, Synergy Track Berhad, Deutsche Bank (M) Berhad and Delloyd Ventures Berhad, a listed company in Malaysia. He also serves on the board of several private limited companies engaged in a wide range of activities and is actively involved in several charitable foundations such as Noah Foundation, Hong Leong Foundation, National Children Welfare Foundation, Yayasan Rahah and Yayasan Wah Seong. In March 2012, he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

Dato’ Nizam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Oxon) degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Dato’ N. Sadasivan a/l N.N. Pillay, 73
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Remuneration Committee

Dato’ N. Sadasivan a/l N.N. Pillay is a Malaysian and he was appointed as non-executive director on YHS Board at the Fifty-seventh Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2013.

Dato’ N. Sadasivan began his career as an Economist with the Economic Development Board, Singapore in 1963 and was subsequently promoted to the position of Chief of the Industrial Facilities Division in 1965. In 1968, Dato’ N. Sadasivan joined Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) and served as the Deputy Director General from 1976 to 1983. From 1984 until his retirement in 1995, he was the Director-General of MIDA. Dato’ N. Sadasivan was independent and non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad since 2004 until its privatisation on 11 January 2013.

Presently Dato’ N. Sadasivan sits on the board of several private and public listed companies in Malaysia namely Petronas Gas Berhad, APM Automotive Holdings Berhad and Bank Negara Malaysia.

Dato’ N. Sadasivan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1963.

Encik Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim, 57
Independent, Non-executive Director

Member of Board of Directors
Member of Audit Committee

Encik Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim is a Malaysian and he was appointed as non-executive director on YHS Board at the Fifty-seventh Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 24 April 2013.

Encik Razman started his career with Touche Ross & Co., Chartered Accountants in London, England and later joined Hacker Young, Chartered Accountants in London, England where he was admitted as an Audit Partner.

In 1989, Encik Razman returned to Malaysia as an Audit Partner of Price Waterhouse (“PW”) and later Partner-in-Charge of PW’s Management Consulting Practice and became an Executive Committee member. In 1994, he established Norush Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and business advisory firm where he remains as Chairman. Encik Razman was independent and non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad since 2005 until its privatisation on 11 January 2013.

Encik Razman sits on board of Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad and Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad, a listed company in Malaysia. He also holds several directorships in other private limited companies.

Encik Razman graduated with a Joint-Honours degree in Economics and Accounting, BSc (Econ) from University College, Cardiff, University of Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

 
 
COMPANY SECRETARY

Ms. Joanne Lim Swee Lee


AUDIT COMMITTEE

Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow
Chairman

Mr. S. Chandra Das
Member

Mr. Chin Yoke Choong
Member

Encik Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim
Member


NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Mr. S. Chandra Das
Chairman

Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow
Member

Mr. Chang See Hiang
Member

Dato’ Mohamed Nizam bin Abdul Razak
Member


REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Dr. Tan Chin Nam
Chairman

Mr. S. Chandra Das
Member

Dato’ N. Sadasivan a/l N.N. Pillay
Member


REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Mr. Koh Boon Hwee
Chairman

Mr. S. Chandra Das
Member

Mr. Tjong Yik Min
Member

Mr. Wee Kheng Jin
Member


REGISTERED OFFICE

3 Senoko Way
Singapore 758057

Tel : (65) 6752 2122
Fax : (65) 6752 3122
SHARE REGISTRAR

B.A.C.S. Private Limited
63 Cantonment Road
Singapore 089758

Tel : (65) 6593 4848
Fax : (65) 6593 4847
   
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
8 Cross Street
#17-00 PWC Building
Singapore 048424
Partner-in-charge

Mr. Tan Boon Chok
Appointment : 2012