Board Of Directors

Dr Tan Khee Giap

Ong Kian Min

Katherine Lee Lih Leng

Dr George Quek Meng Tong

Chan Soo Sen

Paul Charles Kenny

Oh Eng Lock

  • Dr George Quek Meng Tong
  • Katherine Lee Lih Leng
  • Dr Tan Khee Giap
  • Ong Kian Min
  • Chan Soo Sen
  • Paul Charles Kenny
  • Oh Eng Lock

Dr Tan Khee Giap

Independent Director

PhD (Economics), University of East Anglia, UK

Date of first appointment as a director:
1 October 2010
Date of last re-election as a director:
22 April 2014
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
7 years 3 months
Board Committees served on:
  • Audit Committee, Member
  • Nominating Committee, Member
  • Remuneration Committee, Member
Present directorships in other listed companies:
  • Boustead Projects, Independent Director
  • TEE Land Limited, Independent Director
  • Chengdu Rural Commercial Bank Co. Ltd., Independent Director
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Asia Competitiveness Institute & Associate Professor of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Co-Director
  • Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, Chairman
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
  • Forterra Real Estate Pte. Ltd., Trustee-Manager of Forterra Trust
  • Artivision Technologies Ltd.
Background and working experience:
  • Resource Panel of the Government, Member
  • Parliamentary Committee for Transport and Government
  • Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade & Industry and Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs (since 2007)
  • Graduate Studies Office, Nanyang Technological University (2007-2009), Associate Dean
  • Singapore Economic Society (2004), Deputy President
  • IPS Forum for Economic Restructuring (2003), Deputy Chairman
  • Task Force on Portable Medical Benefits, Chairman
  • 2002 Economic Review Committee, Member

Ong Kian Min

Lead Independent Director

LLB (Hons) (Ext), University of London, UK
BSc (Hons), Imperial College (London), UK

Date of first appointment as a director:
30 April 2003
Date of last re-election as a director:
22 April 2015
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
14 years 8 months
Board Committees served on:
  • Audit Committee, Chairman
  • Nominating Committee, Chairman
  • Remuneration Committee, Member
Present directorships in other listed companies:
  • Food Empire Holdings Limited, Lead Independent Director
  • Penguin International Limited, Lead Independent Director
  • Silverlake Axis Ltd, Independent Director
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Drew & Napier LLC, Consultant
  • Alpha Advisory Pte. Ltd., Senior Advisor
  • Kanesaka Sushi Pte. Ltd., Executive Director
  • OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., Independent Non-Executive Director
  • GPTW Institute (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Executive Director
  • Jekka-Molle Pte. Ltd., Executive Director
  • Qenergy Pte. Ltd., Executive Director
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
  • GMG Global Ltd, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • HUPSteel Limited, Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Jaya Holdings Limited, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • LANKom Electronics Limited, Independent Non-Executive Director
Background and working experience:
  • Member of Parliament (1997-2011)
  • Shook Lin & Bok (1993-2000), Partner
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar in 1989
  • President’s Scholarship and Police Force Scholarship (1979)
  • More than 20 years of legal practice in corporate and commercial law, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate governance

Katherine Lee Lih Leng

Deputy Chairman

Date of first appointment as a director:
6 March 2003
Date of last re-election as a director:
22 April 2014
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
14 years 10 months
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
Director, Heritage R Pte. Ltd.
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • Katherine oversees the Group’s product research and development initiatives, as well as pioneers new ideas and concepts
  • Responsible for concept creation, product development and enhancement of the Group’s various brands both locally and globally, Katherine also formulates product training and technical skills upgrading programmes to ensure proper transfer of knowledge and skills to its franchisees in line with its local operations so as to sustain product quality
  • Katherine also spearheads product costing, which is an integral part of product strategy
  • Katherine has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She was previously the Finance Director of Topwin Singapore, prior to which she was in charge of the Human Resource and Operations functions of more than 20 F&B outlets in Taiwan

Dr George Quek Meng Tong

Chairman

Doctorate in Business Administration (Honorary),
Wisconsin International University, USA

Date of first appointment as a director:
6 March 2003
Date of last re-election as a director:
20 April 2016
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
14 years 10 months
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
Director, Sky One Art Investment Pte. Ltd.
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • Founder of BreadTalk Group Limited
  • Led and grew the Company from a homegrown brand to become a dynamic Asian F&B group. He continues to drive its strategic direction and development into the future
  • George started his F&B business in Taiwan in 1982, successfully growing it into a chain of 21 Southeast Asian food outlets within a decade. He returned to Singapore in 1992 and founded Topwin Singapore and subsequently Megabite China in 1996, thus establishing the Group’s food court businesses
  • In 2000, he started the bakery business with BreadTalk Pte Ltd and eventually brought it to list on the SGX in 2003
  • George is a Brand Champion who has positioned the company’s brand portfolio into innovative concepts now widely accepted in Asia and throughout the world. His keen interest in the arts, creative talent and acute sense of anticipating consumer demands have delighted consumers time and again with the Group’s line-up of creative F&B concepts
  • Among other awards, George won the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2006’ (Emerging Entrepreneur Category), the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2002’ organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and The Rotary Club of Singapore, as well as the ‘Business Personality of the Year Award 2013’ accorded by Midas Touch Asia in conjunction with Channel NewsAsia, as well as the ‘CEO Brand Leader of the Year 2016’ by Influential Brands

Chan Soo Sen

Independent Director

MSc, Stanford University, USA
BA (Hons), Oxford University, UK

Date of first appointment as a director:
14 August 2006
Date of last re-election as a director:
20 April 2016
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
11 years 5 months
Board Committees served on:
  • Audit Committee, Member
  • Nominating Committee, Member
  • Remuneration Committee, Chairman
Present directorships in other listed companies:
  • Cogent Holdings Limited, Lead Independent Director
  • Midas Holdings Limited, Independent Director
  • Best World International, Independent Director
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Nanyang Centre of Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University, Adjunct Professor
  • SCP Consultants, Chairman
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • Singbridge International Singapore Pte Ltd (2009-2012), Executive Vice President
  • Keppel Corporation (2006-2009), Director (Chairman’s Office)
  • Ministry of Trade & Industry (2005-2006), Minister of State
  • Ministry of Education (2004-2006), Minister of State
  • Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Community Development & Sports (2001-2004), Minister of State
  • Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Health (2001), Senior Parliamentary Secretary
  • Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Health (1999-2001), Parliamentary Secretary
  • Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Community Development (1997-1999), Parliamentary Secretary
  • Member of Parliament (1996-2011)
  • China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co Ltd (1994-1996), Chief Executive Officer

Paul Charles Kenny

Non-Executive Director

General Management Programme, Ashridge Management College, UK

Date of first appointment as a director:
1 March 2016
Date of last re-election as a director:
20 April 2016
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
1 year 10 months
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Minor International Plc., Director
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • The Minor Food Group Plc., Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Select Service Partner Limited, Director
  • Oaks Hotel & Resort Limited, Director
  • The Minor (Beijing) Restaurant Management Co. Ltd., Director
  • Minor DKL Food Group Pty. Ltd., Director
  • Liwa Minor Food & Beverages LLC, Director
  • Minor International Plc., Shareholder
  • S&P Syndicate Plc., Shareholder
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • The Minor Food Group Plc. (2002-present), Chief Executive Officer
  • The Minor Food Group Plc. (1993-2002), Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
  • Pizza Hut (Taiwan) Jardine Pacific Ltd. T.P.H. Company Ltd. (1990-1993), Managing Director
  • Jardine Restaurant, Victoria, Australia (1987-1989), Operations Manager

Mr Oh Eng Lock

Executive Director

BA, University of Singapore
Advanced Management Program, Wharton Business School , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Date of first appointment as a director:
1 August 2017
Date of last re-election as a director:
Nil
Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2017)
5 months
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Imagine IHQ Pte Ltd, Director
  • Imagine Properties Pte Ltd, Director
  • Megabite Hong Kong Ltd, Director
  • JBT (China) Pte Ltd., Alternate Director
  • Perennial (Chijmes) Pte Ltd, Alternate Director
  • Perennial Tongzhou Development Pte Ltd, Alternate Director
  • Perennial Tongzhou Holdings Pte Ltd, Alternate Director
  • Pre 8 Investments Pte. Ltd., Alternate Director
  • Tate Projects Pte Ltd, Alternate Director
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • BreadTalk Group Ltd (2011-2017), Group Chief Executive Officer
  • BreadTalk Group Ltd (2010), Group Managing Director
  • Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific Limited, Hong Kong (2004-2010), Regional Managing Director & Head of North Asia
  • United Overseas Bank, Shanghai (2001-2003), Head of China, Corporate & Commercial Banking & General Manager
  • DBS Shanghai (1997-2001), Corporate Country Head - China & General Manager
  • DBS Los Angeles (1994-1997), General Manager
  • DBS Taiwan (1991-1994), Deputy General Manager