Board Of Directors
Lee Boon Yang
Boon Yang was appointed Director of SPH on 1 October 2011. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Keppel Corporation Limited. He is also a director of Keppel Care Foundation Limited and chairman of the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited.
He has extensive experience in public service. He served as the Member of Parliament for Jalan Besar and Jalan Besar 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.
Prof Cham Tao Soon
Tao Soon was appointed Deputy Chairman of SPH on 1 March 2004, and Acting Chairman from 1 July 2011 to 1 December 2011. He has spent more than 30 years in the academia sector and currently is the Chancellor and Chairman of SIM University.
He is also the Chairman of NSL Ltd, MFS Technology Ltd and Soup Restaurant Group Ltd, and a director of United Overseas Bank Ltd and Far Eastern Bank Limited.
In addition, he serves as Chairman of Singapore-China Foundation Ltd and Nanyang Fine Arts Foundation Ltd. He is also a director of the Singapore International Foundation.
He was a director of WBL Corporation Ltd, a member of the Council of Presidential Advisors and Chairman of the Singapore Symphonia Co Ltd.
Tao Soon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Honours) from the University of Malaya, a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Honours) from the University of London and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Fluid Mechanics) from Cambridge University.
Alan Chan Heng Loon
Alan joined SPH Ltd as its Group President on 1 July 2002, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 Jan 2003. He is responsible for managing the group’s portfolio of business which includes print, broadcasting, internet, outdoor advertising, telephony and properties.
Alan is currently on the boards of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries, Singapore Power Ltd and its subsidiaries, MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, MediaCorp Press Ltd and OpenNet Pte Ltd. He is a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Council; and a director of Business China, Singapore-China Foundation and the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. He also serves on the boards of the Federation Internationale of Periodics Publishers and the World Association of Newspapers - IFRA. He chaired the Council that revised the Code of Corporate Governance in 2012.
Before joining SPH, Alan was an Administrative Officer in the Civil Service. He has worked in the Government for 25 years and some of his previous appointments included Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Principal Private Secretary to then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Director of Manpower, Ministry of Defence.
Alan holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France and MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD, France. He is a President’s Scholar and was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold and Silver) and Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to the public service. In 2009, he was selected by INSEAD as “one of 50 Alumni who changed the world”.
Willie Cheng Jue Hiang
Willie was appointed a director of SPH on 1 March 2004. He is also a director of United Overseas Bank Ltd, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd and FEO Hospitality Asset
He serves on the boards and councils of several civic and charitable organizations. He is the Chairman of Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore and a director of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Council for Third Age, Asia Philanthropic Ventures and SymAsia Foundation Ltd.
Willie holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Computer Society.
Ms Chong Siak Ching
Siak Ching was appointed as a director of SPH on 22 October 2010. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas Pte. Ltd. and also sits on the Boards of Ascendas Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries. She was recognised as the ‘Outstanding CEO of the Year’ in the Singapore Business Awards 2009.
She holds several appointments which include Deputy Chairman of Singapore Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING), a director of Jurong Health Services Pte. Ltd., council member of the Singapore Business Federation and a member of the Yale-NUS College Governing Board. Prior to this, she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of JTC Corporation from 2000 to 2001.
Siak Ching, a licensed valuer, graduated from The National University of Singapore (“NUS”) with an Honours Degree in Estate Management and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from NUS and has completed the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. She has been conferred with a Distinguished Alumni Award by NUS in the Faculty of Architecture and Building Management in 1999. In 2009, she was again conferred with a NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in recognition of her unwavering commitment and service to her
Ng Ser Miang
Ser Miang joined the SPH Board on 1 August 2007. He is the Chairman of TIBS International Pte Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited and a director of Yanlord Land Group Ltd.
He was a director of TIBS Ltd, SMRT Ltd, Biosensors International Group Ltd, International Factors (Singapore) Ltd, Transpac Industrial Holdings Limited, WBL Corporation Ltd and NTUC Choice Homes Co-operative Limited.
Ser Miang is Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, a Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a member of several IOC Commissions. He was a former Nominated Member of Parliament and a former non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. He was Chairman of the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.
He was named Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year 1992. In addition to the Public Service Star in 1999, he was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal (Pingat Jasa Gemilang) by the Singapore Government for the National Day Awards in 2010. He was also conferred the Meritorious Award Commander’s Cross by the President of Hungary in 2012. Ser Miang holds a BBA (Honours) from the University of Singapore.
Bahren was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2012. He is the Managing Director and Marketing Head of South East Asia, Bank of Singapore, and has more than 20 years of private banking experience in global financial institutions.
Prior to that, he was the Managing Director and Regional Market Manager for South East Asia and Australia International, UBS AG Wealth Management. He also served on the Board of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore.
He has been conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2008. Bahren graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore, as well as the Advance Management Program from Wharton Business School.
Sum Soon Lim
Soon Lim was appointed to the Board on 5 December 2003.
He is the Chairman of Cathay International Holdings Ltd, and Bright Vision Hospital. He also sits on the boards of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd, Eastern Health Alliance Pte Ltd and National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd. He was conferred the Public Service Medal for his contributions to public service.
Soon Lim received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Production Engineering from the University of Nottingham, England.
Tan Yen Yen
Yen Yen joined the Board on 1 April 2012. She is currently Senior Vice President, Applications, Oracle Corporation Asia Pacific.
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 National University of Singapore’s School of Computing and Singapore Institute of Management’s International Academic Panel.
Prior to joining Oracle, she was 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.
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.
Lucien Wong Yuen Kuai
Lucien was appointed a director on 15 October 2009. He is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the law firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP, and has extensive experience in legal practice, specialising in banking, corporate and financial services work.
He is currently Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and a Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Business Federation, and a director of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd. He also sits on the boards of Cerebos Pacific Limited, Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad and Singapore Airlines Limited.
Lucien holds a Bachelor of Law (2nd Class Upper) Honours degree from the University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1979.
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