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Mr. Wee Ee-chao
(Chairman and Managing Director)


Mr. Tang Wee Loke
Mr. Kuah Boon Wee
Mr. Andrew Suckling
Mr. Francis Lee Chin Yong
Mr. Esmond Choo Liong Gee (Senior Executive Director)        
 
  Audit Committee
  Nominating Committee
  Remuneration Committee
Mr. Kuah Boon Wee (Chairman) Mr. Tang Wee Loke
(Chairman)
Mr. Andrew Suckling (Chairman)
Mr. Francis Lee Chin Yong Mr. Esmond Choo Liong Gee Mr. Tang Wee Loke
Mr. Tang Wee Loke Mr. Andrew Suckling Mr. Kuah Boon Wee
 
 


Mr. Wee Ee-chao
Mr. Wee Ee-chao – holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from American University (USA). He joined Kay Hian & Co (Pte) in 1981 as Managing Director and became Chairman of Kay Hian Holdings Limited in 1996. He has been closely involved in the management and growth of UOB Kay Hian over the last 35 years. In August 2000 when UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited was incorporated with the merger of Kay Hian Holdings Limited and UOB Securities (Pte) Ltd, Mr. Wee was appointed Chairman of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited.

Besides his stockbroking involvement in UOB Kay Hian, Mr. Wee is also involved in investment and real estate development in the region. He serves on the Board of Haw Par Corporation Ltd and UOL Group Limited as a Non-executive Director and is also a Director of Kheng Leong Co. Pte. Ltd. and Wee Investment Group. He was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board from January 2002 to December 2004. He was also the First Vice-President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (“REDAS”) from 2005 to 2006 and continued to serve on the committee of REDAS from 2007 to 2010.

 

Mr. Esmond Choo Liong Gee
Mr. Esmond Choo Liong Gee – holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree. He was first appointed an Executive Director of UOB Kay Hian Private Limited on 1 October 2001 and then as Executive Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited on 31 May 2006. He was appointed Senior Executive Director on 1 January 2013. Mr. Choo is a member of the Group Executive Committee and is involved in the strategic planning and development of the Group’s Equity and Capital Market business. He was appointed a member of the nominating committee on 1 May 2015.

He has proactively served in various industry committees and was the past Chairman of the Stockbrokers Association of Singapore from 2009 to 2012. In recognition of his contribution to the Securities and Futures industry, Esmond was conferred the title IBF Distinguished Fellow in 2014.

Mr. Choo has accumulated substantial experience in the finance and insurance sectors since 1986.

 

Mr. Tang Wee Loke
Mr. Tang Wee Loke – holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He began his career in Kay Hian & Co (Pte) as an Analyst in 1973 and became a Director in 1977. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Kay Hian James Capel Pte Ltd in 1990 and of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited in 2000 following the merger of UOB Securities (Pte) Ltd and Kay Hian Holdings Limited.

He retired from his position as Deputy Managing Director in December 2007 and remained as an Executive Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited until 31 December 2011. He was appointed Non-executive Director from 1 January 2012 and has from 1 January 2015 become an Independent Director. He is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and was appointed a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee on 1 May 2015.

He was a committee member of the Stock Exchange of Singapore from 1986 to 1999. He served on the SGX board as an Independent Director from December 2002 to September 2007. He was the founder chairman of the Securities Association of Singapore, which represents the interest of securities trading members in Singapore.

 

Mr. Kuah Boon Wee
Mr. Kuah Boon Wee – – was appointed Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Remuneration Committee on 3 May 2016.

Mr. Kuah is the Group Chief Executive Officer of MTQ Corporation, an oil and gas engineering and subsea services company listed on the SGX. He joined the board in October 2006 and assumed his current position in July 2010. Prior to that, he had worked from 2004 to 2010 in PSA International and served as CEO of South East Asia and Singapore Terminals (from 2007 to 2010) and Group Chief Financial Officer (from 2004 to 2007). Before PSA, Mr. Kuah was Chief Financial Officer of ST Engineering and Hongkong Land Holdings.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (1st Class Honours) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Mr. Kuah serves on the Council of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is also Chairman of NTUC LearningHub. He has been on the board of The Hour Glass Limited since 1 April 2011 and is the lead Independent Director.

 

Mr. Andrew Suckling
Mr. Andrew Suckling – holds a Master of Arts (Honours) Degree from Oxford University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was appointed as an Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited on 3 May 2016 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Suckling has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry, primarily working in investment banking. He is based in Singapore.

 

Mr. Lee Chin Yong Francis
Mr. Lee Chin Yong Francis – was appointed a Non-executive Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited and a member of the Audit Committee on 3 July 2006. Mr. Lee is the Managing Director, Head of Retail of United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”). He is responsible for the Group’s retail businesses for consumers (including Private Banking) and small business customers. He joined UOB in 1980. Prior to his appointment in Singapore in 2003, he was the Chief Executive Officer of UOB (Malaysia). Between 2003 and 2008, Mr. Lee was the head of the International Division and spearheaded the Group’s expansion in the region. He was also responsible for the Bank’s consumer banking business in Singapore and the region.

Mr. Lee is a Director of several UOB subsidiaries and affiliates, including PT Bank UOB Indonesia, United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Ltd and United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd.

He holds a Malaysia Certificate of Education and has 38 years of experience in the financial industry.




 

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