Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman

Olivier Lim
Chairman

Mr Olivier Lim is currently Chairman of Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd., Frasers Property Australia Pty Ltd and PropertyGuru Pte Ltd. He is the lead independent director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd, DBS Bank Ltd, and a director of Raffles Medical Group and Northlight School. He is also a member of the board of JTC Corporation and the board of trustees of the Singapore Management University (SMU). He serves on the Securities Industry Council.

Mr Lim has previously served as Chairman of ASX listed Australand Holdings Limited, Chairman of globalORE Pte Ltd, Chairman of Mount Faber Leisure Group, and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Singapore CFO Institute. He has also held directorships in several SGX-listed companies including Banyan Tree Holdings, CapitaMall Asia, and served on the Boards of Sentosa Development Corporation and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

Mr Lim worked at CapitaLand Limited from 2003 to 2014 and served as Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group Chief Investment Officer and Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) during his career there. He was named CFO of the Year in the Business Times Singapore Corporate Awards 2007. Between 1989 and 2003, he worked at Citibank Singapore in various roles in the corporate and investment banking units and was Head of the Real Estate Unit in his ultimate role. Mr Lim holds a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the United Kingdom.

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Yap Chee Keong
Director

Mr Yap Chee Keong joined the Board in December 2014.

He is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit & risk committee or audit committee of Olam International Limited, Sembcorp Industries Limited, Shangri-La Asia Ltd, Ensign Infosecurity Pte Ltd and Mediacorp Pte Ltd.

Mr Yap was previously the Executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited, and the Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Power Group. He has also worked in various senior management roles in multinational and listed companies.

He was the chairman of CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and Singapore District Cooling Ltd and had sat on the board of ARA Asset Management Limited, CapitaMalls Asia Limited, Citibank Singapore Ltd and Tiger Airways Holdings Limited.

He was a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and a member of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee.

He was a member of the MAS/SGX/ACRA Work Group to review the Guidebook for Audit Committees in Singapore and the MAS/SGX/ACRA/SID Review Panel to develop a Guide for Board Risk Committees in Singapore.

Mr Yap holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

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Khoo Boon Hui
Director

Mr Khoo Boon Hui joined the Board on February 2016.

With more than 30 years of police experience and recognised expertise in organisational management, he began his career in the Singapore Police Force in 1977, and was its Commissioner from 1997 to 2010. He also served as President of INTERPOL from 2008 to 2012. After his stint in the Police, Mr Khoo was appointed the Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. He concurrently assumed the appointment of Director of the Institute of Leadership and Organisation Development, Civil Service College in 2013. Upon his retirement from the Government, Mr Khoo was appointed the Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2015, and a year later was re-designated a Senior Fellow. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Civil Service College.

Mr Khoo is Chairman of Singapore Island Country Club, the Singapore Golf Association Governing Council, Digiassets Exchange (Singapore), the INTERPOL Working Group on Governance and also a board member of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, Ministry of Health Holdings Pte Ltd, Ensign Infosecurity Pte Ltd, Temasek Foundation International and the CyberPeace Institute. He is also an Advisor to entities in the field of banking, technology, cybersecurity healthcare as well as The Home Team Academy and a Justice of Peace.

Mr Khoo holds a Bachelor in Engineering Science and Economics from Oxford University, UK, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, USA.

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Jonathan Popper
Director

Mr Jonathan Popper joined the Board in August 2018.

He has been with Temasek since February 2013. He currently serves as Managing Director, Investment, with responsibility for investments in the business services sector. He previously served as Managing Director, Structuring & Execution, with responsibility for advising Temasek’s investment teams on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions.

Prior to joining Temasek, Mr Popper spent over a decade with Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions department in New York and Singapore, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia M&A. Mr Popper’s experience at Morgan Stanley spanned a broad range of advisory assignments for clients across industries and countries. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr Popper was an investment professional at Bassini Playfair + Associates, a private equity firm focused on emerging markets, based in New York and São Paulo.

Mr Popper is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Paul Retter
Director

Paul Retter joined the Board on 1 November 2018.

He brings to the Board leadership and management expertise, as well as significant experience in public service, regulatory compliance, risk management and security.

Mr Retter was appointed the Chief Executive and Commissioner of the National Transport Commission in July 2013. In this role, he led an organisation whose mandate was to develop, propose and implement national surface transport reforms in Australia designed to improve safety, productivity and environmental outcomes. Mr Retter completed his tenure in October 2018.

Prior to that, Mr Retter was appointed as the Executive Director of the Office of Transport Security in April 2006, serving as the Australian Government’s transport security regulator for the aviation, maritime and offshore oil & gas sectors. During his seven years in this role, he worked closely with international bodies to harmonise international requirements related to aviation and maritime security measures.

Mr Retter’s career highlights include over 30 years in the Australian Defence Force, plus senior public sector appointments at the national level focused on counter terrorism, preventive security, regulatory affairs and national policy reform.

Mr Retter held a non-executive director appointment with Sydney Night Patrol Pty Ltd from June 2016 to March 2018 and was a member of the Certis International Advisory Panel from April to October 2018.

Mr Retter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Paul Chong
Director

Mr Paul Chong joined the Board in November 2018.

The current President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Certis, Mr Chong joined Certis as its founding Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He has led the organisation in its transformation from a statutory board of Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs to a privatised entity with a global presence. Under his leadership, the business has grown more than five-fold, and has successfully diversified into new businesses while strengthening the group’s core capabilities. Certis has also recently become the third largest player in its industry in Australia.

Prior to joining the commercial world in 1995, Mr Chong was the Head of Joint Communications & Electronics (HJCE) of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). As HJCE, he was the most senior SAF officer responsible for designing, building, operating and protecting the SAF's critical computers and communication systems against adversaries.

Mr Chong joined SingTel in 1995 as Vice President for Consumer Sales. During his 5-year tenure at Singtel, he was credited for turning around the then loss-making Globe Telecom to become the leading mobile telecom operator in the Philippines. He was also integral to the rollout of the world’s first nationwide broadband network in Singapore. Mr Chong left SingTel in 2000 to start his own broadband/multimedia company.

Mr Chong attended the University of Cambridge on a Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship, graduating with Honours in Economics and Operations Research. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command & Staff College.

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Chong Ee Rong
Director

Ms Chong Ee Rong joined the Board on 31 December 2018.

A business leader, non-executive director and active committee member with over twenty years of board and executive management experience across corporate, professional services and not-for-profit organizations. Ms Chong has a stellar track record as a strong business and agency lead, chief growth officer, client partner and people developer. She is currently Commercial Director, with Raffles Medical Group (RMG), a leading integrated private healthcare provider in Asia.

Prior to RMG, Ms Chong spent eighteen years with one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, Ogilvy & Mather in several roles across Asia Pacific. She left in 2019 as Group Managing Director of the Singapore operations and APAC Ogilvy Financial lead.

She serves as Council member for the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), and is currently Chairperson of the Young Business Leaders Network – Singapore’s official representative to the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council and Association. She is a strong advocate of the Sustainable Business agenda, having Co-Chaired the SBF Essential Services Committee for Sustainable Employment. She also serves on the Finance committee of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, and is a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

Ms Chong holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and Masters in Arts from the University of South Australia. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and an accredited member of the Institute of Public Relations Singapore.

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Quek Bin Hwee
Director

Mrs Quek Bin Hwee joined the Board in May 2019.

A former partner and Vice Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore, Mrs Quek brings to the Board professional experience in statutory audits, corporate governance, initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, privatisation of public companies and fraud investigations. In PwC, she held global and regional roles including Deputy Markets Leader of PwC Asia Pacific and Americas, and was a member of the PwC Global Markets Leadership Team and PwC Asia Pacific Executive Team. She also led the Real Estate, Government, and Asset Management practices in PwC Singapore.

Mrs Quek is a director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited and Mapletree Oakwood Holdings Pte Ltd. She is also a board member of various statutory boards including Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Health Promotion Board and National Heritage Board.

Mrs Quek was previously President of Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and Deputy Chairman of National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, and was a board member of Housing & Development Board. In recognition of her community service, she was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 and Public Service Star Medal in 2017. She was also conferred Justice of the Peace in 2018.

Mrs Quek holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore and is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. 

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