Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Olivier Lim
Chairman

Mr Olivier Lim joined the Board in October 2014.

Mr Lim is currently Chairman of Certis CISCO Security Pte. Ltd. and PropertyGuru Pte Ltd. He is the lead independent director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd, and a director of Raffles Medical Group and Starhub. 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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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 redesignated a Senior Fellow. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Civil Service College and an advisor to the Home Team Academy.

Mr Khoo is Chairman of Digiassets Exchange (Singapore), Singapore Island Country Club, Singapore Golf Association Governing Council, Cybersecurity Advisory Group for the Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity and the INTERPOL Working Group on Governance. He is also a board member of SingHeath, Ensign Infosecurity Pte Ltd, and the CyberPeace Institute. He advises entities in banking, technology, cybersecurity, philanthropy and is also 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.

Mr Popper has been with Temasek since February 2013 and currently serves as Managing Director, Portfolio Development. Most recently, he served as Managing Director, Investment, with responsibility for Temasek's 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. He is also a Principal with PBAR Associates.

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 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 the senior leader responsible for the deployment of the world’s first nationwide broadband network in Singapore – as CEO of SingTel Multimedia Division and SingNet.

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.

Ms Chong is a seasoned business leader and active board member, with extensive experience across corporate, professional services and non-profit organisations. Most recently, she was Deputy Managing Director of Raffles Medical Group (RMG), charged with transforming the commercial operations of one of the region’s largest healthcare players. Prior to RMG, she spent eighteen years with integrated marketing agency Ogilvy Group in several countries building global brands and businesses through various stages of growth and transformation.

She is currently Vice Chair of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Independent Non-Executive Director with Jollibee Foods Corporation (PSE listed), Council Member for the Singapore Business Federation and the Chairperson of the Young Business Leaders Network – Singapore’s official representative to the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council and Association.

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 is 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.

Mrs Quek is the former Vice Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Singapore, where she was an audit partner for over 25 years. She held global and regional positions, 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. Mrs Quek has extensive experience in statutory audits, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, fraud investigations, business and finance.

Mrs Quek is currently a Director of the Boards of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited, Mapletree Oakwood Holdings Pte. Ltd. and SIA Engineering Company Limited. She is also a Board member of the National Heritage Board and Gardens by the Bay. She was a director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Mrs Quek was previously President of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association, Deputy Chairman of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, and a board member of the Housing & Development Board, Duke-NUS Medical School, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Health Promotion Board.

In recognition of her community service, she was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 and the Public Service Star 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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Allen Lew
Director

Mr Allen Lew joined the Board in January 2022.

Mr Lew has been Senior Advisor at Singapore Telecommunications Limited since April 2021. He was Chief Executive Officer, Group Strategy and Business Development, and Country Chief Officer Thailand of Singtel from April 2020 to April 2021 and Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Australia and Optus from 2014 to 2020. Prior to this, Mr Lew was Country Chief Officer in Singapore and CEO, Group Digital Life from 2012 to 2014.

Mr Lew began his career with the Singtel Group in November 1980 and held various senior leadership roles over the years. His first regional exposure was as COO of Advanced Info Service Public Company Ltd (AIS) based in Thailand, Singtel’s regional mobile associate. He was the Chief Operating Officer of AIS for three years before his posting to Optus in Australia in late 2001, initially as the Managing Director of Optus Mobile and later as Managing Director of Optus Consumer Business. He returned to Singapore as CEO Singapore in 2006 and held that position until March 2012.

Mr Lew is a Board Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), Deputy Chairman of Globe Telecom (publicly listed telecom company in Philippines). He is also a member of the Board and the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Raffles Medical Group. He was formerly on the boards of Sentosa Development Corporation, Energy Market Authority and Singapore Institute of Technology.

He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Australia under a Colombo Plan Scholarship and a Master of Science (Management) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US.

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Lim Chin Hu
Director

Mr Lim Chin Hu joined the Board on 1 April 2022. Chin Hu was CEO of Frontline Technologies Corp. Ltd, a SGX listed company that was acquired by British Telecoms in 2008. He was instrumental in bringing Frontline public in 2001 and expanding its footprint from a Singapore-only business to a pan-Asia premier IT services company with a presence in South East Asia, China and India.

Chin Hu has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He started his career with Hewlett Packard (HP) in 1981 and held various management positions in HP Singapore and South East Asia. He was with Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) from 1992 to 2000 and held various positions including: Managing Director of Sun Singapore, Country Director for Sun Microsystems in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, and Director, Partner & e-Channels for Sun Microsystems in Asia Pacific.

Chin Hu previously served as a board member of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a board member of SiTF (Singapore IT Federation) and a council member of IT Standards Committee, National Infocomm Manpower Council and Singapore Institute of Directors. He has also previously served on the boards of Telstra Corporation, a leading telecommunications company listed in the Australian Stock Exchange, Keppel DC REIT, Personal Data Protection Advisory Committee and SGX Listing Advisory Committee.

Since his retirement from full-time executive work in 2011, Chin Hu has been involved actively in serving various organisations as a board member of Singapore Exchange Limited, Kulicke & Soffa Inc (Nasdaq: KLIC), G-Able (Thailand) Ltd, Citibank Singapore Ltd, Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, SP Telecom Pte Ltd, Singhealth Pte Ltd, ALPs Pte Ltd and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd.

Chin Hu holds a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He attended the International Director’s Program at INSEAD and UCLA Director’s Training program as part of his continuing lifelong education as a director. Mr Lim is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors.

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