CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr Foo Tiang Sooi joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in February 1999. On 1 June 2006, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and remains as a member of the Board. He is a member of the Nominating Committee with effect from 30 January 2009. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Company from 1994 to January 1999.
Mr Foo has more than 18 years of experience with leading international management consultancies, focusing on strategic planning, organisation development and corporate finance. He holds a Master of Science (Economics) Degree from the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
Mr. Soh Yew Hock is currently the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Kencana Agri Limited and Japan Residential Assets Manager (Manager of Saizen Reit Limited). He is also a director of OWW Investments III Limited.
Mr. Soh has extensive experience in commerce and industry and had previously served as Head of Finance and Corporate Affairs of Guthrie Berhad (now known as Gutherie GTS Limited) and Wearne Brothers Limited (now known as WBL Corporation Limited).
He was CEO & Managing Director of Wearnes International Limited from 1993 to 2006, an Executive Director of WBL Corporation from 1993 to 2007 and a Director of several of its joint ventures and subsidiaries in Asia, Peoples Republic of China, Australia and the United States of America. He was also a Director of MFS Technology Limited, Asia Dekor Holdings Limited, Goodpack Limited and Deputy Chairman of O’Connors Corporation Berhad (now known as OCB Berhad). Mr. Soh was the past President of the Singapore Division of CPA Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Singapore), Certified Practising Accountants (Australia), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore) and is a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Mr Cecil Vivian Richard Wong is an Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He also sits on the boards of several listed companies as Independent Director.
Mr Wong’s career dates back to 1953 when he was a Partner at Evan Wong & Company, a firm of Chartered Accountants from 1953 to 1971 when it merged with Turquand Youngs & Co (presently known as Ernst & Young International). He remained as a Partner until his retirement in 1985.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1992 and the Public Service Star in 2000 in recognition of his Public Service contributions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
Mr Michel Grunberg is an Independent Director, appointed as a member of the Board on 5 May 2008. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Mr Grunberg has more than 34 years of business and work experience in the retail industry of which 28 years were with the Estee Lauder Group in senior capacities worldwide and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and most recently the Asia-Pacific Region including Singapore and China. He last served as a Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia-Pacific and retired from the Estee Lauder Group in March 2007. He currently manages a business consultancy company.
Mr Grunberg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Administration from Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey, and an MBA in Industrial Administration from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey, and underwent the Estee Lauder Management Development Program at Oxford University, Oxford, England.