Mr. S. Chandra Das

  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Chairman of Nominating Committee
  • Member of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of Remuneration Committee

Mr S. Chandra Das was appointed an Independent Director on YHS Board on 1 September 2002 and subsequently, from 1 November 2005, he was appointed as Lead Independent Director. He was re-appointed as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2018. Mr Das does not have any relationship (including familial) with fellow board members, the Company and/or its substantial shareholders or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Mr Das has over 40 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, Chairman & Director of Nera Telecommunications Ltd from 1988 to 2013, Director of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad from 2004 to 2013, Director of Super Group Ltd from 2011 to 2017, Chairman of Travelex Holdings (S) Pte Ltd from 2017 to 2019 and Chairman of Hope Medical Services Group from 2019 to 2020.

Currently, Mr Das is the Chairman of TalkMed Group Ltd, a public company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also the Managing Director of NUR Investment & Trading Pte Ltd, Chairman of Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Gashubunited Holding Private Limited, Director of AEON Molecular Laboratory Pte Ltd and High Street Hospitality Pte Ltd and Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka 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, the Distinguished Service (Star) Award by National Trades Union Congress in 2005, and the Public Service Star in 2014.