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Mr Tan has been providing leadership to the Board of Directors since April 2000. Mr Tan is founder of the Group and has been instrumental in guiding the Group's business, including taking the company public in 2000. As Executive Chairman, Mr Tan is responsible for the achievement of the Group's long-term goals. His role includes developing new markets and exploring opportunities for acquisitions. A passionate believer in the power of brands, Mr Tan is actively involved in the marketing and branding activities across the Group.
Mr Tan is also actively involved in the local grassroots community since 1990. He received the Ministry of Education Service to Education Award 2014, and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for his contributions to the society and business. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Nair joined the Board as an Executive Director in July 2005. In October 2012 Mr Nair was appointed as the Group CEO and is responsible for the Group's growth strategy and overall oversight of its day-to-day operations. His role includes geographical expansion of business and identifying new business opportunities within and outside of Group's markets.
Mr Nair has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing the Group's business in Russia and the CIS countries.
Mdm Tan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2000. Mdm Tan brings both financial and business expertise to the Board having held both executive and non-executive directorships in listed companies with interests in property, hospitality and the food and beverage sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (Second Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore and had numerous years of leadership experience in the fields of accounting and auditing.
Mr Gunawan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2006. Mr Gunawan brings substantial international business experience and expertise to the Board. Since 1990, he has served as an Executive Director of the Salim Group and sits on the Boards of several companies with the Salim Group with responsibility for setting the overall direction and goals of those companies. Mr Gunawan has spearheaded numerous investment projects in Indonesia, Asia Pacific and Australia and holds principal directorship in the corporate and other business entities overseeing such investments.
He graduated from the University of Indonesia in 1979 with an accounting degree (Sarjana Ekonomi-Universitas, Indonesia).
Mr Koh joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2007. Mr Koh has a distinguished career in business and is the Managing Director of Universal Integrated Corporation Consumer Products Pte Ltd and United Detergent Industries Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the Board of Directors of various companies with the Salim Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Honours from the University of Manchester.
Mr Boon was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director in December 2005. He is the Country Chairman of the Jardine Matheson Group of Companies in Singapore, and Deputy Chairman of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited. He also serves on the Boards of other public companies including MNCs. He is a Board member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Competition Appeal Board.
Mr Ong has served on the Board as an Independent Director since April 2000. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. As a lawyer and corporate adviser, Mr Ong brings invaluable legal and business experience to the Board. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar the following year. In his more than 20 years of legal practice, he focused on corporate and commercial law such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate finance. In addition to practicing as a consultant with Drew & Napier LLC, a leading Singapore law firm, he is a senior advisor of Alpha Advisory Pte Ltd (a financial and corporate advisory firm) and CEO of Kanesaka Sushi Private Limited which invests in and operates Japanese fine-dining restaurants.
In 1979, Mr Ong was awarded the President's Scholarship and Police Force Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) external degree from the University of London and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in England. Mr Ong was a Member of Parliament of Singapore from January 1997 to April 2011.
Mr Lew has served as an Independent Director on the Board since April 2000 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a Director of several other Singapore listed companies involved in a range of industries including palm oil, logistics, energy and resources, marina & yachting, and precision machining. His previous career included being Managing Director of NTUC Comfort, Executive Director of NTUC Fairprice and General Manager and Senior Country Officer of Credit Agricole Indosuez.
Between 2002 and 2006, Mr Lew was the President of the Singapore Manufacturers Federation. He was a Member of the Singapore Parliament from 1988 to 2001, and served as the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Education, Finance, Trade & Industry and National Development. A Singapore Government scholar, Mr Lew holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA.