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Albert Saychuan Cheok

Albert Saychuan Cheok

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
22 July 2002
Date of last re-election as a director:
25 April 2013
Length of service as a director:
12 years and 5 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Mr Albert Cheok was appointed a director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 22 July 2002 and has served as independent non-executive Chairman of APGL since 23 February 2006. He also serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. The Board and Nomination Committee regard him as independent for the financial year ending 2015.

Mr Cheok is a vice governor of the Board of Governors of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance. In Singapore, Mr Cheok is the independent non-executive Chairman of Bowsprit Capital Corporation Limited (Manager of First Real Estate Investment Trust). He is also the independent non-executive Chairman of LMIRT Management Ltd (Manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust) and of Amplefield Limited. Elsewhere, Mr Cheok holds independent non-executive directorships in Hongkong Chinese Limited, AcrossAsia Limited, International Standard Resources Holdings Limited, Macau Chinese Bank Limited, Metal Reclamation Berhad and Adavale Resources Limited.

Mr Cheok is a banker with over 30 years' experience in banking in the Asia-Pacific region. Between May 1979 and February 1982, he was an adviser to the Australian Government Inquiry into the Australian Financial System which introduced comprehensive reforms to the Australian banking system. He was also the Chief Manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia from October 1988 to September 1989 before becoming the Deputy Commissioner of Banking of Hong Kong for about three and a half years, and he was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director in charge of Banking Supervision at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from April 1993 to May 1995. Mr Cheok held the position of Chairman of Bangkok Bank Berhad from September 1995 to November 2005 and Vice Chairman of the Export and Industry Bank of the Philippines from February 2006 to April 2012.

Mr Cheok graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia with First Class Honours in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Stephen Riady

Dr. Stephen Riady

Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
12 May 1997
Date of last re-election as a director:
27 April 2012
Length of service as a director:
17 years and 8 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
Nomination Committee (Member)

Dr Stephen Riady was appointed a director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 12 May 1997, whereupon from 10 May 1999 to 22 February 2006, he assumed the role of Group Managing Director. Thereafter, from 23 February 2006 till today, he served as an executive director of APGL and was last re-elected as director on 27 April 2012. As a member of the APGL Board, Dr Riady serves as a member of its Nomination Committee.

Dr Riady is also an executive director of Lippo Limited and has been its Chairman since 1991. He was appointed a Director of Lippo China Resources Limited in 1992 and on 25 March 2011, he was appointed as its Chairman. He has been an executive director of Hongkong Chinese Limited since 1992 and on 25 March 2011, he was appointed its Chairman. Dr Riady has served as executive director of OUE Limited ("OUE") since 30 November 2006 whereupon on 9 March 2010, he was appointed OUE's Executive Chairman and continues to hold those positions until today.

In public service, Dr Riady was Hong Kong Affairs Advisor from April 1995 to June 1997 and was appointed by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong Branch of the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). He is also a member of the Committee to Promote Economic Co-operation between Fujian and Hong Kong established by the Provincial Government of Fujian, PRC.

Accolades he has received include the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the French government, and the Strategic Investment Entrepreneur of the Year in Ernst & Young's annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Singapore 2007. He is an Honorary Citizen of Shenzhen, PRC.

Dr Riady is a graduate of the University of Southern California, United States and holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, United States. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom, and is one of the first Honorary University Fellows installed by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr. Andy Adhiwana

Dr Andy Adhiwana

Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
1 November 2014
Date of last re-election as a director:
N.A.
Length of service as a director:
2 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
Nil

Dr Andy Adhiwana was appointed executive director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 1 November 2014 and is presently a substantial shareholder of APGL. As executive director, Dr Adhiwana continues to drive the business development affairs of APGL and its subsidiaries, among other critical responsibilities, a role that he was involved in when he joined APGL as its business development manager in December 2013.

Dr Adhiwana graduated from the renowned Heidelberg University and earned a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and a Doctorate in Medicine, where he distinguished himself and was granted the prestigious "Dr.med." title with cum laude.

Notwithstanding his distinction in medicine, Dr Adhiwana pursued his interest in business and enrolled, in the Masters of Business Administration programme with the National University of Singapore, and was subsequently awarded a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Bryan Chang Yew Chan

Bryan Chang Yew Chan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
23 February 2006
Date of last re-election as a director:
29 April 2012
Length of service as a director:
8 years and 10 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
  • Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination Committee (Member)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)

Mr Bryan Chang Yew Chan was appointed as director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 23 February 2006 and currently serves as an Independent non-executive director of APGL. The Board and the Nomination Committee regard Mr Chang as independent for the financial year ending 2015. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of APGL.

Mr Chang presently holds directorships in Shin Yang Services Pte Ltd, Atlantic Capital Group Ltd, Juno Shipping Ltd and a number of private limited companies.

Mr Chang is also currently the General Manager of Shin Yang Services Pte Ltd which is principally engaged in the design and execution of business models, identifying future revenue sources and formulating business plans of which he assumes the role of Internal Consultant (internal audit, management information and resources allocation system) to its Head Office in Malaysia and personal adviser to the Chairman of the Shin Yang Group of companies.

Mr Chang holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow Member of both the Certified Public Accountants Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Dr. Lim Boh Soon

Dr. Lim Boh Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
23 February 2006
Date of last re-election as a director:
29 April 2011
Length of service as a director:
8 years and 10 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
  • Nomination Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
  • Audit and Risk Committee (Member)

Dr Lim Boh Soon was appointed as director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 23 February 2006 and currently serves as an independent non-executive director of APGL. The Board and the Nomination Committee regard Dr Lim as independent for the financial year ending 2015. He also serves as Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Audit and Risk Committees of APGL.

Dr Lim is currently a director of, and shareholder in, Arise Asset Management Pte Ltd. He holds directorships in CSE Global Ltd (independent non-executive director) listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and AcrossAsia Limited (independent non-executive director) listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Dr Lim is also an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of SMTrack Bhd. which is listed in Bursa Malaysia.

Dr Lim was the former First Non-Muslim Chief Executive Officer of a leading Kuwait Finance House (Islamic) Bank in Singapore and former director of Ferrell International Limited. Prior to that, he was the first foreign expatriate CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company ("Vietcombank"). Vietcombank is a subsidiary of the largest state-owned Bank of Foreign Trade in Vietnam, in which he was instrumental for setting up various offices and private equity funds. Previously, he was a Partner at UBS Capital Asia Pacific (S) Ltd from July 1996 to December 1999 in which he co-headed the private equity arm of UBS AG in Asia and UBS Investment Management Pte Ltd.

Dr Lim graduated from the University of Strathclyde (formerly The Royal College of Science & Technology) in United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently a PhD in 1985 in Mechanical Engineering. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Management in United Kingdom.

Dr. Ronnie Tan Keh Poo @ Tan Kay Poo

Dr. Ronnie Tan Keh Poo

Non-Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
1 October 2004
Date of last re-election as a director:
25 April 2013
Length of service as a director:
10 years and 3 months
(on 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
Audit and Risk Committee (Member)

Dr Ronnie Tan Keh Poo was appointed executive director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 1 October 2004. Subsequently on 31 July 2009, he relinquished his role as executive director and he currently serves as non-executive director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee of APGL.

Dr Tan is currently a director and chief executive officer of Bowsprit Capital Corporation Limited.

Dr Tan worked in various government and private healthcare facilities in Australia and Singapore as a medical practitioner until 1987. He joined Parkway Holdings Limited as its international business development manager and also served as chief executive officer and director of Gleneagles Hospital. In 1995, he worked in Indonesia as executive director of Lippo Group and chief executive officer of Siloam Group of Hospitals. From 1998 to 2004, he took up various postings as chief executive officer and director of AsiaMedic Limited and senior executive in Parkway Holdings Limited. For the period from 2006 to 2012, Dr Tan was a director of Food Junction Holdings Limited.

Dr Tan qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Melbourne in 1977. He has also received his Master of Health Administration from Loma Linda University.

Edwin Neo

Edwin Neo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment
Date of first appointment as a director:
15 March 2011
Date of last re-election as a director:
29 April 2011
Length of service as a director:
3 years and 9 months
(as at 31 December 2014)

Board committee(s) served on
Nil

Mr Edwin Neo was appointed as director of Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") on 15 March 2011 and currently serves as an independent non-executive director of APGL. The Board and the Nomination Committee regard Mr Neo as independent for the financial year ending 2015.

Mr Neo is currently an independent non-executive director of Lippo Limited and Lippo China Resources Limited. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of Lippo Limited and Lippo China Resources Limited. He is presently the senior partner of Hoosenally & Neo.

Mr Neo was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1976, as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1991 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1993. He is a practicing lawyer and a notary public in Hong Kong.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours and Post-graduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong.