Our Board of Directors

Mr Lim Hock San
Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
Mr Lim was appointed as a Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director on 1 February 2006.

Mr Lim has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Management) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr Lim also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a recipient of the Singapore Government Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the Public Service Medal.
Mr Eugene Cho Park
Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Park was appointed as an Executive Director and
Chief Executive Director on 1 February 2006.

Responsible for the overall management of the Company, Mr Park is a co-founder of Parallax Capital Management Group. He has also spent more than 15 years as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in London, Chase Manhattan Asia Ltd in Hong Kong and Banque Paribas in Singapore. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry) from Princeton University in the United States of America and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France.
Mr Gianto Gunara
Executive Director and
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Gunara was appointed as an Executive Director on 8 November 2006.

Mr Gunara is the Executive Director/Group Chief Operating Officer overseeing the Group Operations. He started his career with Haagtechno BV-Den Bosch in Holland as a Management Trainee in 1984 and is currently sits on the Board of Director/Commissioner of several subsidiaries of the Group and in other private enterprises. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Mr Choo Kok Kiong
Executive Director and
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Choo was appointed as an Executive Director on 30 April 2014.

Mr Choo is the Executive Director/Group Chief Financial Officer overseeing the Group and its corporate services. He is also appointed as a Group Risk Officer. Prior to joining the company, he held various management positions in the Sembcorp group. He has over 30 years of finance experience, having held the positions of Vice-President of Finance at Sembcorp Parks Management and Sembcorp Parks Holdings Ltd (now known as Sembcorp Development Ltd), Assistant Vice-President of Finance at Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Accounts Manager with Singapore Precision Industries Pte Ltd. Mr Choo also sits on the board of Singapore Kitchen Equipment Limited as non-executive independent director.

He holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wales (UK)/Manchester Business School (UK). He had also qualifications from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).
Dr Tan Chin Nam
Non-Executive Director
Dr Tan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 25 May 2009.

Dr Tan is currently Chairman of Global Fusion Capital Pte Ltd. He is also Senior Adviser to the Salim Group as well as Member of the Centre for Liveable Cities Distinguished Advisers Panel, the Board of Trustees of Bankinter Foundation for Innovation (Spain), Eight Inc Advisory Board and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Council.

Dr Tan had 34 years of distinguished service in the Singapore Public Service holding various key appointments before completing his term as a Permanent Secretary in 2007. He held various top public leadership positions including as General Manager and Chairman, National Computer Board; Managing Director, Economic Development Board; Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Manpower; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts; Chairman, National Library Board; and Chairman, Media Development Authority. He played a leading role in the information technology, economic, tourism, manpower, library, media, arts and creative industries development of Singapore. Dr Tan subsequently held directorship and advisory roles at various public and private companies.

Dr Tan holds degrees in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Newcastle, Australia and an MBA from the University of Bradford, UK. He also holds two honorary doctorate degrees awarded by both universities. He attended an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School and is an Eisenhower Fellow. He was awarded four Public Administration Medals by the Government of Singapore.
Mr Axton Salim
Non-Executive Director
Mr Axton was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 30 April 2014.

Mr Axton was first appointed as a Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk based on the resolution of the AGM in 2009 with the latest re-elected in 2021. He heads the Dairy Division and is concurrently the Director of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, Non-Executive Director of Indofood Agri Resources Ltd and First Pacific Company Ltd, as well as Commissioner of PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk and PT London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk. He started his career in PT Indofood Fritolay Makmur as a Brand Manager before appointed as an Assistant CEO of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk.

Mr Axton is also part of the United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Business Network Advisory Group, where he serves as a Co-Chair, and SUN Business Network Indonesia as a Coordinator, as well as Nanyang Business School as Advisory Board Member. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Colorado, USA.
Mr Foo Ko Hing
Non-Executive and Independent Director
Mr Foo was appointed as an Independent Director on 8 December 2004.

After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1986, Mr Foo joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (“HSBC”) group in the Trust and Fiduciary Business in Singapore. He was later seconded to HSBC Bank Jersey C.I in 1989 and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director, covering fiduciary activities, private banking, compliance and investment functions. He returned to Singapore in 1991 and resumed responsibilities with the HSBC Investment Bank Group for Private Banking and Trust Services as an Executive Director and Head of Business Development. Mr Foo is also a co-founder and Director of Cerealtech Pte Ltd, a food technology company specialising in enzyme application and micro ingredient development for the industrial baking sector. He has over 15 years of experience in investment origination, structuring, monitoring and strategic growth assistance, with emphasis on the private equity investment and capital markets. He has previously served on the boards of various companies in various sectors listed on the SGX-ST.

He holds a BA Honours Degree in Economics and Accounting from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Mr Lim Chee San
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim has been an accountant, a banker and a lawyer at different times during the last 40 years. He has his own law firm, TanLim Partnership, now. Before he started his current law practice, he was the Head of Banking Operations in a large regional bank. He also has many years of experience as an auditor in large international accounting firms. He is a barrister-at-law, a chartered certified accountant, and a chartered information technology practitioner. He was among the top candidates in his accountancy and law examinations.

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