Board of Directors / Key Executives

Board of Directors

ONG ENG LOKE
Executive Director; Non-Independent

Mr Ong Eng Loke was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr Ong Mui Eng on 23 April 2021 and had in July 2021 completed his LED (Listed Entity Director) programme organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors. On 5 May 2022, Mr Ong was appointed as a Director and Acting Group Managing Director.

Mr Ong Eng Loke joined the Company in August 2004 as manager for business development. Prior to the appointment, he was a fund manager in Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte Ltd, UOB Asset Management and OUB Asset Management. He is currently responsible for the Group’s equity investments in Asia, particularly, in the regions of China, Hong Kong and Korea.

Mr Ong graduated with a BComm and Honours BSc (Distinction) in Finance, Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Master of Arts in Statistics at the York University, Canada, and a Master of Social Science in Applied Economics at the National University of Singapore.
ONG MUI ENG
Executive Director; Non-Independent

Mr Ong Mui Eng was appointed as Director on 1 February 1983. Mr Ong was last re-appointed on 22 May 2020. Mr Ong had about 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He started work in Mercantile Bank Ltd, London HQ for about 3 years, then transferred to Singapore Mercantile Bank main office at Raffles Place. Subsequently after Mercantile Bank merged with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (“HSBC”), Mr Ong was transferred to HSBC Ocean Building Branch as a Regional Officer. From time to time, Mr Ong was sent to Hong Kong office, Malaysia office and also Australia office to attach to National Bank of Australasia for a brief period. He was also a director of People Insurance Ltd, Hong Leong Finance Ltd, Ong Holdings Pte Ltd, Bee Tong Trading Co Private Ltd and Singapore Piling and Engineering Pte Ltd. Currently, besides being a Director at Hwa Hong Corporation Limited and the subsidiaries, he is also a Director of OME Investment Pte Ltd and Ong Chay Tong & Sons Pte Ltd. Mr Ong has worked in Hwa Hong Corporation Limited since 1982.

Mr Ong is overseeing the finance and administration matters of the Group.
HUANG YUAN CHIANG
Non-Executive Director; Non-Independent
Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec)
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Mr Huang was appointed as Director on 19 April 2013. Mr Huang was last re-appointed on 23 April 2021. Mr Huang is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Company.

MAlthough Mr Huang had at the last Annual General Meeting held on 23 April 2021 sought his re-appointment to the Board, he is subject to retirement and re-appointment for the purposes of Rule 210(5)(iii) of the Listing Manual of the SGX-ST and will be subject to a two-tier vote at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Additional information on Mr Huang as required to be furnished pursuant to Rule 720(6) of the Listing Manual of the SGX-ST is found on pages 160 to 165.

Mr Huang is also an independent director of Asia Commercial Bank (Vietnam).

Mr Huang was also a director of MTQ Corporation Limited serving from August 2001 until his retirement in July 2020.

Mr Huang is a lawyer by training and was an investment banker by vocation. During his banking career he held senior managerial positions with various banking institutions including HSBC, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank.

His areas of specialisation were in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.

Mr Huang has degrees in Economics and Laws.
ONG ENG HUI DAVID : ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (DR)
Non-Executive Director; Non-independent
MBChB (Bristol)
MRCP (UK)
FRCP (Edinburgh)
FAMS (Gastroenterology)

A/Prof Ong was appointed as Director on 31 May 2021 and had in July 2021 completed his LED (Listed Entity Director) programme organized by the Singapore Institute of Directors. A/Prof Ong will be subject to retirement and will be seeking re-appointment at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company scheduled to be held on 18 April 2021. Additional information on A/Prof Ong as required to be furnished pursuant to Rule 720(6) of the Listing Manual of the SGX-ST is found on pages 160 to 165 of the Annual Report.

A/Prof Ong is a senior consultant gastroenterologist running his own private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He concurrently holds an adjunct position with the Department of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. In addition, he also serves as President of the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore and is the honorary secretary of the Chapter of Gastroenterology, Academy of Medicine (Singapore). He is a member of the Singapore Medical Council Complaints Panel and also serves as an Advisor and chairman of the nomination committee for the NUS Medical School International Council.

A/Prof Ong is the co-founder of Asian Microbiome Library (AMILI), South East Asia’s first precision gut microbiome company and holds directorships in various privately run medically related enterprises.

He was formerly the Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the National University Hospital and had held the positions of Director of Risk at the National University Health Systems, Associate Chairman of the Medical Board (Medicolegal risk) and was an assistant professor with the Department of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He was formerly a director of his family investment holding company, Altrade Investments Pte Ltd.

A/Prof Ong graduated from the University of Bristol (UK) and underwent specialist and sub specialist training in Singapore and Australia. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
ONG ENG KEONG (WANG RONGKANG)
Non-Executive Director; Non-independent
Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec)

Mr Ong Eng Keong was appointed as an Alternate Director to Dr Ong Hian Eng on 31 May 2021 and had on 21 October 2021 completed his LED (Listed Entity Director) programme organised by the Singapore Institute of Directors. On 25 April 2022, Mr Ong was appointed as a Director.

Mr Ong started his career in corporate banking with Citigroup, London in 2001. He moved to BNP Paribas, London, where he traded Asian corporate bonds from 2004 to 2009. He moved back to Singapore with DZ Bank AG before joining Jefferies Singapore Limited to run the trading desk from 2010-2016.

Mr Ong left the banking industry in 2016 to start his entrepreneur journey, running and advising multiple startups in the local startup space. He currently works with a local fintech firm, Lumiq Pte Ltd, as well as runs Geko Life Pte Ltd, a technology focused electric motorbike sales and financing company with operations in Thailand and Indonesia.

Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Upper Second Class) from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Key Executives

ONG CHOO ENG
Managing Director
Singapore Warehouse Company (Private) Ltd M. SC. (ENG.), M.I.E.S.

Mr Ong Choo Eng was appointed a Director on 15 June 1982 and has served as Group Managing Director since 10 February 1989.

Mr Ong had, in accordance with Rule 720(5) of the Listing Manual of the SGX-ST, submitted himself for re-nomination and re-appointment at the 23 April 2021 AGM, had notified of his personal decision not to seek re-election as Non-Independent Director at the AGM.

Accordingly, he retired as a Non-Independent Director and consequently ceased to be Group Managing Director at the conclusion of the AGM. Mr Ong remains as a Managing Director of Singapore Warehouse Company (Private) Ltd.

Mr Ong obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Advanced Structural Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1966. He was elected a Fellow of Queen Mary College, University of London in 1990. Mr Ong is a member of The Institution of Engineers (Singapore).

Mr Ong was formerly a director of MTQ Corporation Limited from September 1997 to October 2016 and a director of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Limited from June 2002 to December 2015.
ONG ENG YAW
Director
Singapore Warehouse Company (Private) Ltd
Mr Ong Eng Yaw joined the Company as Manager for Investments on 1 August 2008. With effect from March 2020, Mr Ong was appointed as Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of Company and the Group’s business development and investment activities in the real estate sector. Mr Ong was appointed as Director and Acting Group Managing Director on 23 April 2021. Mr Ong has prior to the April 2022 AGM withdrawn his consent to stand for re-election as Acting Group Managing Director of the Company. Mr Ong has at the conclusion of the AGM retired as an Executive Director of the Company.

Prior to joining the Company, he has worked in OCBC Bank, Vickers Ballas, DBS Bank, CIMB Group and Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr Ong’s career has been in corporate finance and in real estate investment and management in Singapore and the UK. Mr Ong is also an independent director and is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Executive and Investment Committee of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Limited. Mr Ong is also an independent director and is a member of the Remuneration Committee of MTQ Corporation Limited.

Mr Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (second class upper division) from University College London, an MSc (Investment Management) from Cass Business School and an MBA from INSEAD.
CHEN CHEE KIEW (MRS)
General Manager
Singapore Warehouse Company (Private) Ltd

Mrs Chen Chee Kiew joined Singapore Warehouse Company (Private) Ltd. (“SWC”) as an Executive in April 1977. In 1983, she was promoted to Business Development Manager, to be in charge of leasing, marketing and managing the whole warehouse for SWC. In 1989, she was promoted to General Manager and is responsible for leasing/marketing and management of residential and commercial properties in SWC. In addition, she assists the Managing Director in HR and management of funds.

Mrs Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1975. She also holds a Diploma in Marketing Management.
LEE SOO WEI
Chief Financial Officer
Hwa Hong Corporation Limited

Ms Lee Soo Wei joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer on 16 July 2012. She oversees the financial management of the Group, which covers accounting, tax, financial control and reporting.

Ms Lee is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Prior to joining the Group, Ms Lee was a senior audit manager in one of the big four accounting firms in Singapore, where she was involved in various audit and special engagements of local and multi-national companies in various industries.