BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet our board of directors who have oversight of our corporate governance framework
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Mr Ng Tat Pun

Chairman

Mr Ng joined the board on 1 March 2012. He was appointed Chairman of SIF on 1 May 2015 while remaining as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and is also a member of the Remuneration, Risk Management and Loan Committees.

A veteran banker with over 40 years of extensive experience, Mr Ng has served in various senior positions with local and international financial institutions. He started his banking career in Citibank in 1971. From 1988 to 1997, he was the Executive Vice President of OCBC Bank, Singapore, in charge of its International Banking and Financial Institutions business. In 1998, he was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank, Malaysia. He was a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase from 1999 to 2002, a Managing Director and subsequently a Senior Advisor at UBS AG. from 2003 to 2008.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore).

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Mr Lee Sze Leong

Managing Director

Mr Lee has served as Director of SIF since 20 February 1989 and was appointed its Managing Director / CEO in January 1997. He chairs the Loan Committee and is also a member of the Nominating and Risk Management Committees.

He was appointed the Director of the company’s subsidiary, Sing Investments & Finance Nominees (Pte.) Ltd in October 1983. Mr Lee is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Sing Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the SGX MainBoard.

Mr Lee was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 1997 and Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA.

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Mr Lee Sze Siong

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Lee joined the company in 1986 and was appointed to the board on 19 March 1997. He was appointed as Deputy Managing Director on 1 July 2010 and is a member of the Loan and Risk Management Committees.

He currently oversees the company’s credit documentation & operations, credit control, finance, IT support, product management, HR and tenancy and building maintenance.

Mr Lee also serves in the boards of F.H. Lee Holdings Pte Ltd and Sing Investments & Finance Nominees (Pte.) Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, USA and a Master in Accounting from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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Mr Chee Jin Kiong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Chee joined the board on 1 September 2014. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

He previously served as a Director of Keppel Group Human Resource and Executive Director (Human Resources) of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

Mr Chee is a qualified accountant, who started as a trainee accountant with Keppel Shipyard in 1970. His career spans across various business units, from offshore and marine to engineering to finance. He held senior management positions in these units and was the Managing Director of Keppel TatLee Finance from 1997 to 2001. He was the General Manager of Keppel’s China Business before his appointment in Keppel O&M.

Mr Chee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

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Mr Michael Lau Hwai Keong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Lau joined the board on 2 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Lau is Managing Director, Advisory Services of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd, a business and risk management consultancy company. Prior to joining Octagon Advisors, he was the Executive Vice President, International at United Overseas Bank, and Advisor to Asia Pulp and Paper Ltd. Mr Lau has held various positions at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). His last position at MAS was Senior Deputy Director (Development and Domestic Institutions). Mr Lau was also Senior Manager (Institutional Sales) at J M Sassoon & Company, a stockbroking company, and the Executive Vice President of the Central Depository (Pte) Limited (CDP), a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Singapore.

Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst charter.

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Mr Joseph Toh Kian Leong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Toh joined the board on 2 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Toh retired as a partner from Baker Tilly TFW LLP. He currently provides audit consultancy services and conducts training courses. He is a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Toh is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

+ Mr Ng Tat Pun
Chairman
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Mr Ng Tat Pun

Chairman

Mr Ng joined the board on 1 March 2012. He was appointed Chairman of SIF on 1 May 2015 while remaining as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and is also a member of the Remuneration, Risk Management and Loan Committees.

A veteran banker with over 40 years of extensive experience, Mr Ng has served in various senior positions with local and international financial institutions. He started his banking career in Citibank in 1971. From 1988 to 1997, he was the Executive Vice President of OCBC Bank, Singapore, in charge of its International Banking and Financial Institutions business. In 1998, he was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank, Malaysia. He was a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase from 1999 to 2002, a Managing Director and subsequently a Senior Advisor at UBS AG. from 2003 to 2008.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore).

+ Mr Lee Sze Leong
Managing Director
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Mr Lee Sze Leong

Managing Director

Mr Lee has served as Director of SIF since 20 February 1989 and was appointed its Managing Director / CEO in January 1997. He chairs the Loan Committee and is also a member of the Nominating and Risk Management Committees.

He was appointed the Director of the company’s subsidiary, Sing Investments & Finance Nominees (Pte.) Ltd in October 1983. Mr Lee is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Sing Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the SGX MainBoard.

Mr Lee was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 1997 and Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA.

+ Mr Lee Sze Siong
Deputy Managing Director
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Mr Lee Sze Siong

Deputy Managing Director

Mr Lee joined the company in 1986 and was appointed to the board on 19 March 1997. He was appointed as Deputy Managing Director on 1 July 2010 and is a member of the Loan and Risk Management Committees.

He currently oversees the company’s credit documentation & operations, credit control, finance, IT support, product management, HR and tenancy and building maintenance.

Mr Lee also serves in the boards of F.H. Lee Holdings Pte Ltd and Sing Investments & Finance Nominees (Pte.) Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, USA and a Master in Accounting from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

+ Mr Chee Jin Kiong
Non-executive & Independent Director
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Mr Chee Jin Kiong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Chee joined the board on 1 September 2014. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

He previously served as a Director of Keppel Group Human Resource and Executive Director (Human Resources) of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

Mr Chee is a qualified accountant, who started as a trainee accountant with Keppel Shipyard in 1970. His career spans across various business units, from offshore and marine to engineering to finance. He held senior management positions in these units and was the Managing Director of Keppel TatLee Finance from 1997 to 2001. He was the General Manager of Keppel’s China Business before his appointment in Keppel O&M.

Mr Chee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

+ Mr Michael Lau Hwai Keong
Non-executive & Independent Director
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Mr Michael Lau Hwai Keong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Lau joined the board on 2 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Lau is Managing Director, Advisory Services of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd, a business and risk management consultancy company. Prior to joining Octagon Advisors, he was the Executive Vice President, International at United Overseas Bank, and Advisor to Asia Pulp and Paper Ltd. Mr Lau has held various positions at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). His last position at MAS was Senior Deputy Director (Development and Domestic Institutions). Mr Lau was also Senior Manager (Institutional Sales) at J M Sassoon & Company, a stockbroking company, and the Executive Vice President of the Central Depository (Pte) Limited (CDP), a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Singapore.

Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst charter.

+ Mr Joseph Toh Kian Leong
Non-executive & Independent Director
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Mr Joseph Toh Kian Leong

Non-executive & Independent Director

Mr Toh joined the board on 2 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Toh retired as a partner from Baker Tilly TFW LLP. He currently provides audit consultancy services and conducts training courses. He is a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Toh is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

BOARD COMMITTEES

Our board has established standing board committees that cover Audit, Risk Management, Nomination and Remuneration matters

Audit Committee

Mr Joseph Toh Kian Leong (Chairman)
Mr Chee Jin Kiong
Mr Michael Lau Hwai Keong

Nominating Committee

Mr Ng Tat Pun (Chairman)
Mr Chee Jin Kiong
Mr Lee Sze Leong

Remuneration Committee

Mr Chee Jin Kiong (Chairman)
Mr Ng Tat Pun
Mr Joseph Toh Kian Leong

Risk Management Committee

Mr Michael Lau Hwai Keong (Chairman)
Mr Ng Tat Pun

Mr Lee Sze Leong
Mr Lee Sze Siong
Head, Risk Management
Head, Product Management
Head, Finance
Head, Compliance
Head, Branches/Treasury

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