Board Of Directors

Lee Boon Yang

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Boon Yang was appointed a Director of SPH on 1 October 2011. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Keppel Corporation Limited. He is also Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited, Keppel Care Foundation Limited, Jilin Food Zone Pte Ltd and Jilin Food Zone Investment Holdings Pte Ltd.

He has extensive experience in public service. He served as Member of Parliament for Jalan Besar and Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) from December 1984 to April 2011. He was the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts before retiring from political office in March 2009.

From 1991 to 2003, he served as Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister for Defence, Minister for Labour and later Minister for Manpower. Prior to that, he held several public appointments including Senior Minister of State for Defence, National Development and Home Affairs, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers for Environment, Finance, Home Affairs, and Communications and Information.

Before entry into politics, he worked as a veterinarian and R&D Officer in the Primary Production Department. He has also worked as the Assistant Regional Director for the US Feed Grains Council, and as Senior Project Manager for the Primary Industries Enterprise Pte Ltd.

Boon Yang holds a B.V.Sc Hon (2A) from the University of Queensland.

Ng Yat Chung

Chief Executive Officer
Executive & Non-Independent Director

Yat Chung was appointed a Director on 1 August 2016 and CEO-designate on 1 July 2017. He became the CEO on 1 September 2017.

He is the Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.

He was the Executive Director of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, having served as its Group President and CEO. He was Senior Managing Director at Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. Before joining Temasek Holdings, he was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces. He has also served as a Director of Fraser & Neave Limited and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd.

Yat Chung holds a Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Tripos) and a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, a Master of Military Art and Science (General Studies) from the US Army Command & General Staff College, USA, and a MBA from Stanford University. He has been conferred several awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal (Military) and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Military).

Janet Ang Guat Har

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Janet was appointed a Director on 17 October 2014. She is Vice-President, Industry Solutions Sales Team, IBM Asia Pacific covering Australia & New Zealand, India, ASEAN and Korea. Janet is also a Member of the IBM Industry Academy.

In her current role, Janet is responsible for leading IBM's industry value creation for its Asia Pacific clients across the key industries - Financial Services, Government & Healthcare, Industrial, Telco & Media, and Distribution - with Industry Solutions that bring together IBM's portfolio of Cognitive Solutions, Cloud Platform Infra-structure and Systems of Engagement solutions as well as eco-system partner offerings. She also leads the charge for helping cities in Asia become smarter, cognitive cities.

Janet was previously the Managing Director of IBM Singapore from July 2011 to May 2015, and earlier from May 2001 to Dec 2003. In such capacity, Janet was responsible for all of IBM's business and operations in Singapore and was the chief IBM representative for all client and government relationships in Singapore.

She has been on four international assignments and has lived and worked in Tokyo for three years with IBM Asia Pacific; and in Beijing for four years with IBM Greater China and four years with Lenovo Group. Janet started her career with IBM Singapore in 1982 as a Systems Engineer.

Janet serves on various committees in the community. She is a board member of the Public Utilities Board, the InfoComm Development Authority and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre. She is Chair of Caritas Singapore, Chair of the NUS Institute of Systems Science (ISS) and President of the International Women's Forum (Singapore). Janet also serves on the National University of Singapore Alumni Advisory Board and on the Council of the Singapore Business Federation. She is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society and a member of Business China. Janet previously served on the Medishield Life Review Committee, and was Vice-Chair, SingCham China from 2006 to 2011.

Janet graduated with a Business Administration (Honors) degree from the National University of Singapore. In 2014, Janet was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award and in 2015, she received the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Bahren Shaari

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Bahren Shaari was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2012. He is Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore. Prior to that, he was Global Market Head of its Southeast Asian business from 2010 to January 2015. A well-respected banker with more than 25 years of private banking experience, he is also an executive committee member of Singapore's Private Banking Industry Group which shapes the private banking competency standards of the wealth management sector. Previously, he was Managing Director of UBS AG Wealth Management, responsible for growth of the Southeast Asian and Australian markets.

He served on the board of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore from 2000 to 2012 and is active in public service. Bahren was conferred the Public Service Medal, in 2008 by the President of Singapore.

Bahren graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and has completed the Advance Management Program at Wharton Business School and Columbia University.

Chong Siak Ching

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Siak Ching was appointed a Director of SPH on 22 October 2010. She is the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director of the National Gallery Singapore. She was recognised as the 'Outstanding CEO of the Year' in the Singapore Business Awards 2009.

She is a member of the National Arts Council, NUS Board of Trustees and Yale-NUS College Governing Board. She is also the Non-Resident Ambassador to Chile.

She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas Pte. Ltd and served in the Ascendas group of companies from 2000 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2000 to 2001.

Siak Ching graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with an Honours Degree in Estate Management. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from NUS and has completed the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. She was conferred a Distinguished Alumni Award by NUS in the Faculty of Architecture and Building Management in 1999. In 2009, she was again conferred a NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in recognition of her unwavering commitment and service to her alma mater.

Quek See Tiat

Non-Executive and Independent Director

See Tiat joined the SPH Board on 1 September 2013.

From 1 July 1987 to 30 June 2012, See Tiat was a Partner and subsequently Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has extensive audit and business advisory experience, and has been involved in planning, executing and managing audits of large public listed companies in Singapore.

See Tiat serves on the boards of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Energy Market Authority and Temasek Foundation Connects CLG Limited. He is also the Deputy President of the Council of Estate Agencies. He was the Chairman of the Building and Construction Authority and a Director of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd.

See Tiat graduated with Honours (Second Class Upper) in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is also a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2009 and the Public Service Star in 2014.

Tan Chin Hwee

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Chin Hwee was appointed a Director on 1 March 2014. He is a Director of Trafigura Pte Ltd and Trafigura Holdings Pte Ltd.

He is a Director of Keppel REIT Management Limited (as manager of Keppel REIT), Lien Aid Limited (Singapore), KKH Health Endowment Fund; and on the Board of Trustees of the Nanyang Technological University. Chin Hwee is an Adjunct Professor in a number of universities, and is an advisory board member for the Shanghai Advance Institute of Finance. He also serves on the Finance Centre Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Chin Hwee was the the founding partner and Director of Apollo Management Singapore Pte Ltd., Managing Director of Amaranth Advisors, as well as President and Director of CFA Singapore.

Chin Hwee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Second Class Upper Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, and a MBA from Yale University. He completed a postgraduate course at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is both an Australian and Singapore registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Chin Hwee was honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2010 and is the winner of the Singapore 2013 Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award. He was also voted by the Hedge Fund Journal as among the emerging top 40 absolute return investors globally and was also named as Best Asia Credit Hedge Fund Manager by Hong Kong-based publication, The Asset.

Tan Yen Yen

Non Executive and Independent Director

Yen Yen joined the Board on 1 April 2012. She is currently the Regional Vice-President and Managing Director of SAS South Asia Pacific, SAS Institute Inc.

She is the Chairman of the Singapore Science Centre, a member of the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) Board, and Director of Cap Vista Pte Ltd and Gemalto NV. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Advisors of the Singapore Institute of Directors. She is a member of the National University of Singapore's School of Computing.

Prior to joining SAS, she was Senior Vice President, Applications, Oracle Corporation Asia Pacific, and Vice President and Managing Director for Hewlett-Packard Singapore.

Yen Yen has played an active role in Singapore's infocomm industry, having served as Chairman of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation and Deputy Chairperson on the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) Internet and Media Advisory Committee. She was also a member of the Government Parliamentary Council of MICA and the Economic Strategies Committee's IT Working Group subcommittee and the Singapore Institute of Management's International Academic Panel. She is in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth's High Performance Sports Performance & Selection Sub-Committee that steers the development of High Performance Sports in Singapore. She is also a member of ASEAN Para Games Organising Steering Committee. She is a member of the sub-committee for Corporate Capabilities and Innovation for the Singapore Government's Committee on the Future Economy.

Yen Yen has a degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore and an Executive MBA degree with Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education.

Andrew Lim Ming-Hui

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Andrew is Co-Head of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Allen & Gledhill. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, domestic and regional joint ventures, schemes of arrangements, reconstruction and amalgamation, capital reductions and restructuring, financial institutions regulation, corporate governance and compliance and general corporate and commercial law.

Andrew was called to the Singapore Bar in 1986. He was an Associate with the Firm in 1988/89 before spending time as an investment banker. He rejoined the Firm in 1993 as a Partner.

Andrew serves as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Committee for Private Education, which is a committee of the SkilisFuture Singapore Board. He currently is a director of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, Jurong Engineering Limited and Singex Holdings Pte Ltd. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

He is consistently recognised for his leading expertise in various publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, /FLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal.