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

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

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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Associate Professor & Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
Board Committees served on:
  • Audit Committee (Member)
  • Nominating Committee (Member)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
Present directorships in other listed companies:
  • Artivision Technologies Ltd. (Independent Director)
  • Boustead Projects (Independent Director)
  • TEE Land Limited (Independent Director)
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Forterra Real Estate Pte. Ltd. (Trustee-Manager of Forterra Trust)
Background and working experience:
  • Member, Resource Panel of the Government
  • Parliamentary Committee for Transport and Government
  • Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade (since 2007)
  • Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office, Nanyang Technological University (2007-2009)
  • Deputy President, Singapore Economic Society (2004)
  • Deputy Chairman, IPS Forum for Economic Restructuring (2003)
  • Chairman, Task Force on Portable Medical Benefits, 2002 Economic Review Committee

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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Consultant, Drew & Napier LLC
  • Senior Advisor, Alpha Advisory Pte. Ltd.
  • Founder, Kanesaka Sushi Pte. Ltd.
  • Director, OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Director, OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Director, GPTW Institute (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Director, Qenergy Pte. Ltd.
Board Committees served on:
  • Audit Committee (Chairman)
  • Nominating Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
Present directorships in other listed companies:
  • Food Empire Holdings Limited (Independent Director)
  • GMG Global Ltd (Independent Director)
  • HUPSteel Limited (Non-Executive Chairman)
  • Jaya Holdings Limited (Independent Director)
  • Penguin International Limited (Lead Independent Director)
  • Silverlake Axis Ltd (Independent Director)
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
China Energy Limited
Background and working experience:
  • Member of Parliament (1997-2011)
  • Partner, Shook Lin & Bok (1994-2000)
  • President's Scholarship and Police Force Scholarship (1979)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar in 1989
  • More than 20 years of legal practice in corporate and commercial law, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate dnance

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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
Director, Heritage R Pte. Ltd.
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil
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 skill upgrade 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 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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
Director, Sky One Art Investment Pte. Ltd.
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • Founder of BreadTalk Group Limited
  • Led and grown 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. Returning to Singapore in 1992, he founded Topwin Singapore and subsequently Megabite China in 1996, establishing the 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

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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Adjunct Professor, Nanyang Centre of Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University
  • Chairman, SCP Consultants
  • Chairman, Dongus Institute for Development & Strategy
  • Advisor, Singapore Suzhou Township Development Co. Ltd.
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)
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
SunMoon Food Company Limited
Background and working experience:
  • Executive Vice President, Singbridge International Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2009-2012)
  • Director (Chairman's Office), Keppel Corporation (2006-2009)
  • Minister of State, 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)
  • Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Prime Minister's Office & Ministry of Health (2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Prime Minister's Office & Ministry of Health (1999-2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Prime Minister's Office & Ministry of Community Development (1997-1999)
  • Member of Parliament (1996-2011)
  • CEO, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co Ltd (1994-1996)

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
Major appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies):
  • Chief Executive Officer and Director, The Minor Food Group Plc.
  • 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 & Beverage LLC
  • Shareholder, Minor International Plc.
  • Shareholder, S&P Syndicate Plc.
Board Committees served on:
Nil
Present directorships in other listed companies:
Director, Minor International Plc.
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years:
Nil
Background and working experience:
  • Chief Executive Officer, The Minor Food Group Plc. (2002-present)
  • Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, The Minor Food Group Plc. (1993-2002)
  • Managing Director, Pizza Hut (Taiwan) Jardine Pacific Ltd. T.P.H. Company Ltd. (1990-1993)
  • Operations Manager, Jardine Restaurant, Victoria, Australia (1987-1989)