Sam Chong Keen

Chairman & Independent Director

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Mr Sam Chong Keen is the Chairman of the Board and an Independent Director of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Appointed to the Board in February 1997, Mr Sam served as the Company’s Managing Director till May 2002. Concurrently, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman of Lion Teck Chiang Limited.

Mr Sam has a wealth of management experience, having held senior/CEO positions in the Singapore Government Administrative Service, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Intraco Ltd, Comfort Group Ltd, VICOM Ltd, Xpress Holdings Ltd (“Xpress”), Jade Technologies Holdings Ltd and Sino-Environment Technology Group Limited.

Mr Sam was the Political Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1988 to 1991. He has served on various government boards and committees, including the Central Provident Fund Board and the National Co-operative Federation.

Mr Sam currently sits on the boards of other public listed companies, namely Xpress and Stamford Tyres Corporation Ltd, as an independent director and chairman respectively.

Mr Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Science and Economics) (Honours) degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford, as well as a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.