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MR. KUOK KHOON EAN
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kuok Khoon Ean is the Chairman of Kuok (Singapore) Limited ("KSL"), a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kerry Holdings Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of Wilmar International Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange ("SGX"). He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Bank of East Asia, Limited and IHH Healthcare Berhad, which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia respectively.
Mr. Kuok holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Nottingham University, United Kingdom. Mr. Kuok was appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 July 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2016.
MR. SEOW KANG HOE, GERALD
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Gerald Seow has more than 40 years of experience in the shipping industry, including 15 years of sea-going experience and more than 20 years of senior management experience.
He began his career at Neptune Orient Lines Limited ("NOL") in 1971 and he remained with the NOL group until 1996. From 1986 to 1996, he came ashore and served in various senior management positions within the NOL group in Singapore and the United States of America.
In 1996, he joined Pacific Carriers Limited ("PCL") and was instrumental in developing the liner shipping business, the offshore marine services business (under our Company since 2006) and the shipbuilding business for PCL and KSL.
Mr. Seow holds a Certificate of Competency as Master of a Foreign-Going Ship from the Ministry of Transport of New Zealand and a Degree of Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from The City University of London. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 7 March 2006 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2016.
MR. WU LONG PENG
Mr. Wu Long Peng is an Executive Director of KSL, PCL and Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad ("MBC") (a company listed on Bursa Malaysia). He has more than 30 years of experience in finance and corporate affairs. Mr. Wu is also a Non-Executive Director of Gamma Communications Limited, a company listed on AIM in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Wu is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was first appointed as a Director of the Company on 28 January 2008 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017.
DATO' JUDE PHILOMEN BENNY
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Jude Benny is currently a partner at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP and has been a lawyer in private practice with the same firm for almost 30 years since 1988. Mr. Benny is also an Independent Director of BW LPG Limited, a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. He was a director of Singapore Maritime Foundation from 2004 to 2011 and also a director of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore from 2006 to 2015.
Mr. Benny holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the London University. In recognition of his public service in Singapore, he was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2013. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 September 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2016.
MR. MA KAH WOH
Mr. Ma Kah Woh was a senior partner of KPMG Singapore, where he was in charge of the Audit & Risk Advisory Practice and Risk Management function for many years until his retirement in September 2003.
Mr. Ma currently sits on the Boards of Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd and Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust Management Ltd (the Manager of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX), and StarHub Ltd (a company listed on the SGX). He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Heritage Board.
Mr. Ma is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 September 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017.
DATO' AHMAD SUFIAN @ QURNAIN BIN ABDUL RASHID
Mr. Ahmad Sufian has more than 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. He was the chairman of Global Maritime Ventures from 1996 to 2003, country manager of American President Lines from 1989 to 1995, director/general manager of Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line from 1982 to 1989 and manager of Malaysian International Shipping Corporation from 1977 to 1982.
He is currently also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, GD Express Carrier Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of PPB Group Berhad, each of which is listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Mr. Sufian obtained a Certificate of Competency as Master of a Foreign-Going Ship in the United Kingdom in 1975 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 9 January 2009 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2015.
MR. WEE JOO YEOW
Mr. Wee Joo Yeow was the Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking in Singapore of United Overseas Bank ("UOB"). Mr. Wee has more than 30 years of corporate banking experience. He joined UOB in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Wee was with Overseas Union Bank ("OUB") from 1981 to 2001 and was last appointed as the Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, Sales, Credit and Origination in Corporate Banking of OUB before its merger into UOB.
Mr. Wee is also currently an Independent Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Frasers Centrepoint Limited and Great Eastern Holdings Limited (each a company listed on the SGX), and Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd (the manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust, a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX).
Mr. Wee graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree and New York University with a Master of Business Administration. He was first appointed as a Director of the Company on 19 December 2013 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017.
MR. IVAN REPLUMAZ
Mr. Ivan Replumaz has more than 40 years of management and directorship experience across oil and gas, offshore services and other industrial sectors.
Mr. Replumaz began his career with the Bouygues Group in 1974. He was named Senior Vice President at Bouygues Offshore in 1985 and became its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") in 1989 and Chairman in 1995, overseeing its listing on the New York Stock Exchange and Paris Stock Exchange in 1996. He took on a simultaneous role as CEO of Bouygues Bâtiment in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of Directors at Bouygues SA, the holding company of the Group, in the same year.
In 2002, Mr. Replumaz joined Technip and became CEO of the Offshore Branch, taking charge of its subsea and offshore activities worldwide. He was Managing Director of SBM Offshore Malaysia from 2006 to 2015.
Mr. Replumaz graduated from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (now "École des Ponts Paris Tech"). He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 October 2017.