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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

Lee Swee Keng
Executive Chairman

Mr Lee was appointed to the Board in September 2004. He is responsible for charting and steering the Group’s business direction, as well as the overall management, strategic planning and business development for the Group. He possesses over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, establishing and managing businesses in industries ranging from food and beverage to construction machinery and equipment. As a key founder of the Group, Mr Lee partnered Mr Chen Kaitong in setting up and operating small-scale department stores in Anxi, Fujian, before they collaborated to establish Zhongmin Baihui and its group of stores. Mr Lee was conferred PBM in 2015.



Andrew Lim Kok-Kin
Executive Director

Mr Lim was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in Jan 2012 and re-designated as an executive director in May 2015. Mr Lim is a CFA charterholder since 1993 and has over 18 years of working experience in the investment industry, which includes serving as Director at Azure Capital Pte Ltd, Chief Investment Officer at S.E.A. Asset Management Pte Ltd, Senior Fund Manager at Pheim Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd and Senior Portfolio Manager at MMG Investments (Dubai, U.A.E.). Mr Lim also taught at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic. Mr Lim graduated with a B Sc (Hons) (Industrial Engineering) degree from the University of Texas (El Paso) and an MBA from the University of Texas (Austin).



Chen Kaitong
CEO and Executive Director

Mr Chen Kaitong is a key founder of the Group and was appointed Director and CEO of the Company since December 2008. He is also a director in various companies of the Group. Mr Chen is instrumental to the Group’s growth, operations and direction. He is responsible for strategic corporate planning, business development and overseeing the key day-to-day operations of the Group. Mr Chen has more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry in China. He was involved in the early stages in setting and running the first modern department store of the Group in Anxi. He received numerous awards for his contribution to the sector. In 2010, he was elected the Chairman of the Quanzhou City Chain Store & Franchise Association. He has also been a member of the National People’s Congress representing Quanzhou City since 2007.



Su Jianli
Deputy CEO (Marketing and Operations)and Executive Director

Mr Su was appointed to the Board in December 2008. His responsibilities include assisting the CEO in performing the daily running of the Group, with emphasis on strategic corporate planning and development of Group operations, implementation of quality management policies and marketing and sales. Mr Su possesses more than 17 years of experience at the management level in the power and apparel industries.



Su Caiye
Non-Executive Director

Mr Su was appointed as Director in December 2008 and is presently the General Manager and legal representative of Quanzhou Zhongmin Baihui, the parent company of our managed stores. Mr Su has more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry, beginning with apparel shop in 1992. He was involved in the establishment of Xiamen Zhongmin Baihui.



Koh Lian Huat
Independent Director

Mr Koh was appointed to the Board as an independent director in December 2010. He was a sole-proprietor of Koh Lian Huat & Co, an accounting firm, for 17 years till 1999. He was a partner at Ng, Lee & Associates–DFK from 2000 to 2003. He established Huat Associates in 2004 and was a partner from 2007 to 2010. Mr Koh is a Justice of the Peace, was conferred PBM, BBM and BBM(L) in 1985, 1993 and 2007 respectively and serves as Patron of the Tampines East Citizens’ Consultative Committee. Mr Koh is an Independent Director of Hock Lian Seng Holdings Ltd. Mr Koh holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University and is a fellow member of CPA Australia, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the ACCA and the Chartered Management Institution (UK).



Dr Ong Seh Hong
Independent Director

Dr Ong was appointed to the Board as an independent director in December 2010. He is a practising senior consultant psychiatrist. From 2000 to 2009, Dr Ong was with the Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre where he last held the posts of Clinical Director and Chief Operating Officer. From 1997 to 1999, he was HR Manager and VP (Corp Services), GIC Special Investment, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. He was a Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2011. Dr Ong is currently an independent director of Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd and Hock Lian Seng Holdings Ltd. Dr Ong holds an MBBS from the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) in 1987 and a degree in Master of Science in Applied Finance from NUS. Dr Ong was conferred PBM in 2001.



Xu Ruyu
Independent Director

Ms Xu was appointed to the Board as an independent director in December 2010. Possessing more than ten years of experience in legal practice in China, Ms Xu is presently a partner of Grandall Legal Group (Shanghai). Ms Xu’s main areas of practice include IPOs, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, reverse mergers or refinancing in overseas stock exchanges and corporate practices. Ms Xu holds a Bachelor of Law from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Master of Laws in International & Comparative Law (Honours) from Chicago- Kent College of Law, USA. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in February 2010.