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Mr. Tan Cher Liang is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He joined our Company as Lead Independent Director on 22 October 2015 and was redesignated as Independent Chairman on 1 February 2017. Mr. Tan was re-elected to the Board on 31 January 2019. Mr. Tan has more than 40 years of experience in corporate advisory and general management.
Currently, he also serves on the Boards of various public and private companies in Singapore including being an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Vibrant Group Limited, and an Independent Director of Ezra Holdings Limited, Kingsmen Creatives Ltd, Food Empire Holdings Limited and Wilton Resources Corporation Limited. He is also a Trustee of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and a Director of D S Lee Foundation, EtonHouse Community Fund Ltd and Children's Charities Association.
Mr. Tan is a qualified financial professional from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom. Mr. Tan was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1996.
Mr. Ang Kiam Meng is our Group CEO and Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board on 4 February 2015 and was re-elected on 17 January 2020. Mr. Ang has been serving with our Group for over 25 years. Mr. Ang is responsible for the overall management, operations, strategic planning, and business development of our Group. He has been, and continues to be, instrumental to our Group's continued success and growth. He is responsible for, inter alia, setting and executing our Group's vision, mission, core values and goals, driving the operational efficiency of our Group's work processes, monitoring the development and performance of our Group's business and identifying new opportunities for our Group's expansion domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Ang worked with Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (formerly known as Singapore Electronic & Engineering Limited) from 1986 to 1993, holding various positions such as Software Engineer and Product Manager. Mr. Ang currently also serves as Chairman of the Technology Committee and Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as well as Committee Member of the Restaurant Association of Singapore. Mr. Ang is currently a board director of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.
Mr. Ang obtained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management in 1991 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Computer Science) from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) in 1985.
Mdm. Tan Yong Chuan, Jacqueline is our Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 4 February 2015 and was re-elected on 29 January 2018. Mdm. Tan has been serving with our Group for over 25 years. Mdm. Tan has been, and continues to be, crucial to the operations of our Group, overseeing the procurement and purchasing function, merchandising and pricing strategies of our Group, and monitoring the key performance indicators for our Group, such as customer engagement and reviews. Mdm. Tan is also responsible for strategising and implementing key improvements to our Group's various processes, to continually raise our Group's standards of quality and service. Part of her portfolio includes overseeing our Group's business development and expansion activities.
Prior to joining our Group, from 1985 to 1987 and from 1989 to 1990, Mdm. Tan worked at Boulevard Hotel Singapore, a member of the Goodwood Group, holding various positions, including Personnel Manager. From 1988 to 1989, Mdm. Tan worked in the administrative department of NHS Scotland. Mdm. Tan is currently a director on the Board of Trustees of NuLife Care and Counselling Services.
Mdm. Tan obtained a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management in 1987 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She also obtained a Master of Counselling degree from Monash University in 2020.
Mrs. Christina Kong Chwee Huan is our Executive Director. She was appointed to our Board on 22 October 2015 and was re-elected on 31 January 2019. She oversees our Group's human resource and training and development divisions, a role which she has undertaken since joining our Group as Manager of Human Resource and Corporate Affairs in 2008. She also supervises our Group's various training and development programs, strategising to ensure our Group's human resource requirements are met, and manages the employee compensation, benefits and human resource issues of our Group. Mrs. Kong has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the continued refinement and development of our Group's human resource and training and development divisions. Our Group was accredited by both the Singapore Workforce Development Agency and Singapore's Institute of Technical Education as an approved training organisation in 2008.
Mrs. Kong began her career as a purchasing executive with our Group from 1993 to 1994. Between 1995 and 2000, she provided educational services, before joining the Ministry of Education as a teacher from 2001 to 2007.
Mrs. Kong obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) in 1991. She also obtained a Human Resource Graduate Certification from the Singapore Management University in 2014.
Dr. Lim Boh Soon was appointed our Independent Director on 22 October 2015 and was re-elected on 17 January 2020. Dr. Lim has more than 26 years of experience in the banking and finance industry in Asia. He is currently a director of Arise Asset Management Pte. Ltd and an independent director of NASDAQ listed Tomi Environmental Solutions Inc. Prior to that, Dr. Lim was the first non-Muslim CEO of Kuwait Finance House (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. from 2007 to 2009, and the first foreign CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company in Vietnam from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Lim was a Group Corporate Director of Autron Corporation Limited from 2002 to 2006 (concurrently when he was CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company). From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Lim co-headed UBS Capital Asia Pacific (S) Limited and was also a member of its Regional Investment Committee that managed the Swiss Bank proprietary large private equity funds. Prior to that, he also served in senior management positions for several large regional and global companies, including the Singapore Technologies Group and Rothschild Ventures Asia.
Dr. Lim obtained a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He also received a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management, and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Management, United Kingdom, in 1991. Dr. Lim is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr. Richard Tan Kheng Swee was appointed our Independent Director on 22 October 2015 and was reelected on 31 January 2019.
He has more than a decade of experience in legal practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer and is currently a Director at Niru & Co LLC, where, he typically advises and represents companies in a wide range of commercial transactions in relation to asset acquisitions, initial public offerings and other fund-raising exercises, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring exercises, corporate advisory and compliance involving both listed and private companies. Mr. Tan had previously practiced in another mid-sized Singapore law practice.
Mr. Tan currently serves as an Independent Director of Sysma Holdings Limited which is listed on Catalist.
Mr. Tan obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia and a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Ms. Sim Yu Juan Rachel was appointed as our Non-Executive Director on 17 February 2020. She was previously our Alternate Director to Mr. Ron Sim Chye Hock when he was Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Ms. Sim currently heads the global marketing team at TWG Tea Co Pte Ltd. ("TWG Tea"). She has helped raise its international brand profile through strategic partnerships and continues to drive the company's global marketing strategy with her team. She also manages the brand's portfolio of digital marketplace brand stores and is responsible for driving growth in 3rd party online channels. She joined the marketing team in September 2014 as a marketing executive focusing on developing partnership and advertising campaigns.
Between November 2012 and September 2014, Ms. Sim was part of the local sales team of TWG Tea managing corporate accounts and was part of the regional sales team (North Asia) assisting with opening of new stores in Taiwan and China including overseeing sales in the Hong Kong market and continues to support the growing North Asia team through her current role.