Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is entrusted with the responsibility for the overall management of GIL. It comprises the following Directors:
Mr Boon Swan Foo – Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Mr Boon Swan Foo was appointed as Manager Nominated Director and Chairman on 25 November 2009 and subsequently became Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Global Investments Limited on 20 December 2011.
Mr Boon is the Chairman and CEO of Allgrace Investment Management Private Limited (“Allgrace”). He is a Senior Advisor to Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd.
Mr Boon serves on the board of InTouch Plc (formerly known as Shin Corporation Plc), a telecommunications and satellite company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. He also holds directorships in Dongfeng Motor Corporation (China) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
Mr Boon is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (UK)-ACCA. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore and has completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. Presently, he holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Nanyang Technological University. Mr Boon was awarded the Singapore Business Award for Outstanding CEO in 2000, one of Singapore’s prestigious business awards.
Mr Adrian Chan Pengee – Independent Director
Mr Adrian Chan Pengee was appointed to the Board on 5 May 2009.
Mr Chan is Head of the Corporate Department and a Senior Partner at Lee & Lee. He is the First Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and serves on the Board of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the Executive Council of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises as its Honorary Secretary and the Corporate Governance and Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Chan is a director of Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, the joint law venture between Lee & Lee and the international law firm, Hogan Lovells, and is an independent director on the Boards of Biosensors International Group, Ltd; Nobel Design Holdings Ltd; Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd; Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited and Hong Fok Corporation Limited, all of which are listed on the SGX-ST. He also serves on the board of Shared Services for Charities Limited, a registered charity.
Mr Chan serves on the Corporate Practice Committee and the Finance Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and was appointed to the Audit Committee Guidance Committee, established by the MAS, ACRA and the SGX-ST.
Mr Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1989.
Mr Ronald Seah Lim Siang – Independent Director
Mr Ronald Seah Lim Siang was appointed to the Board of Directors on 30 April 2010.
Mr Seah serves on the board of Yanlord Land Group Ltd; Telechoice International Ltd and PGG Wrightson Limited, a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He is also a director of M&C REIT Management Limited and M&C Business Trust Management Limited.
Over a 25 year period between 1980 and 2005, he had held various senior positions within the AIG Group in Singapore, initially as AIA Singapore’s Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer where he was responsible for managing the investment portfolio of AIA Singapore and later as AIG Global Investment Corporation (Singapore) Ltd’s Vice President of Direct Investments. Between 2001 and 2005, Mr Seah was also the Chairman of the Board of AIG Global Investment Corporation (Singapore) Ltd.
From 1978 to 1980, Mr Seah managed the investment portfolio of Post Office Savings Bank as Deputy Head of the Investment and Credit Department. Prior to that, he worked at Singapore Nomura Merchant Bank as an Assistant Manager where he was responsible for the sale of bonds and securities and offshore (ACU) loan administration for the bank. Between 2002 and 2003, Mr Seah served on the panel of experts of the Commercial Affairs Department of Singapore.
Mr Seah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Second Class Honours (Upper)) in Economics from the then University of Singapore in 1975.
Mr Tan Kok Wee – Independent Director
Mr Tan Kok Wee was appointed to the Board on 30 April 2010.
Mr Tan has served in senior executive positions for more than 30 years in fixed income, foreign exchange and derivative markets and last held the position of Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) sales for Asia at Commerzbank AG. Prior to that, between 1994 and 2008, Mr Tan was Senior Managing Director and a member of the board of directors of Bear Stearns Singapore Pte Ltd, a global investment bank and securities trading and brokerage, where he was responsible for its Singapore’s operation. He was also a member of Bear Stearns Asia Management Committee which dealt with major business initiatives and administrative matters in Asia. From 1994 to 1998, Mr Tan headed the Securities Business Development Sub-Committee of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee. Prior to that, Mr Tan was with CS First Boston from 1982 to 1994 working in both the Singapore and Hong Kong offices.
Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Singapore in 1979.
Mr Jason See Yong Kiat – Manager Nominated Director
Mr Jason See Yong Kiat was appointed as Manager Nominated Director on 5 November 2013. He is the Managing Director (Fund Management) and a member of the Investment Committee of STAM, the Manager of GIL. He is concurrently a director of several other STAM affiliated companies. He also sits on the board of AF Trustees Ltd, a trust company incorporated in Singapore, and on the board of some Indian companies.
Mr See heads a team of fund managers and research analysts responsible for identifying, evaluating and overseeing investments in public and private equities, convertible bonds and credits in Asia and other emerging markets. He has extensive investment management experience in a broad range of asset classes and financial instruments, including investment grade and high yield credits, structured finance and asset backed securities.
From November 2010 to May 2013, Mr See held the position of Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of STAM and was responsible for the middle and back office operations, supervising and monitoring the day-to-day operations and ensuring that activities comply with the organisational requirements of the firm. Prior to his appointment as COO, he held the position of Chief Investment Officer, overseeing the investment portfolios managed by STAM and supervising a team of fund managers and research analysts.
Prior to joining STAM in 2002, Mr See spent 13 years in asset management with Overseas Union Bank Limited ("OUB") group. He began his career with Kankaku Merchant Bank where he was responsible for equity sales of Japanese securities to local and regional clients.
Mr See holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (2nd Class Upper Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.