About UOL

Board of Directors

Wee Cho Yaw

Chairman

First appointed as a Director: 23 April 1973
Last appointed as a Director: 25 April 2018

Dr Wee, aged 90, is the Chairman of UOL. A banker with more than 60 years’ experience and a veteran in the banking, insurance, real estate and hospitality industries, Dr Wee has received national and regional awards and industry accolades for his business achievements and support of education, community welfare and the business community.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
45 years 8 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Executive Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
  • Nominating Committee (Member)

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • United Overseas Insurance Limited (Chairman)
  • Haw Par Corporation Limited (Chairman)
  • United Industrial Corporation Limited (Chairman)

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • United Overseas Bank Limited (Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser)
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited (Chairman)
  • Marina Centre Holdings Private Limited (Chairman)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Pro-Chancellor)
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Honorary President)
  • Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (Honorary President)
  • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (Honorary President)
  • Wee Foundation (Chairman)
  • Chung Cheng High School (Chairman)

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Far Eastern Bank (till May 2018)
  • United Overseas Bank Limited (till April 2018)
  • Singapore Land Limited (till October 2014)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Chinese high school education
  • ASEAN Business Advisory Council Legacy Award for Singapore (2017)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014)
  • The Distinguished Service Order, Singapore National Day Award (2011)
  • The Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, National University of Singapore (2008)
  • Credit Suisse-Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
  • Businessman of the Year, Singapore Business Awards (2001 and 1990)

Wee Ee Lim

Deputy Chairman

First appointed as a Director: 9 May 2006
Last appointed as a Director: 26 April 2017

Mr Wee, aged 57, is the Deputy Chairman of UOL. He was appointed as Deputy Chairman on 12 August 2015.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
12 years 7 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Executive Committee (Deputy Chairman)
  • Audit and Risk Committee (Member)

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • United Overseas Bank Limited
  • Haw Par Corporation Limited
  • United Industrial Corporation Limited

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • Haw Par Corporation Limited (President and Chief Executive Officer)
  • Wee Foundation

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Hua Han Health Industry Holdings Limited (formerly known as Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited) (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) (till July 2015)
  • Singapore Land Limited (till August 2014)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Clark University, USA

Liam Wee Sin

Group Chief Executive

First appointed as a Director: 25 April 2019 (Date of AGM)
Last appointed as a Director: –

Mr Liam, aged 60, was appointed as the Group Chief Executive on 2 January 2019. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer. He is also a Board Member of several UOL subsidiaries. Before joining UOL in 1993, Mr Liam was in the public sector for eight years, overseeing architectural works and facilities management. He also worked with Jones Lang Wootton for project management and consultancy work.

An advocate of good design and green architecture, Mr Liam is a member of the URA Architecture and Urban Design Excellence Committee. He had previously served as a member of the URA Design Advisory Committee, Preservation of Monuments Board and National Crime Prevention Council. Mr Liam was also the first vice president of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) from 2017 to 2018.

Length of service as a Director:
Not applicable

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Executive Committee Member

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 25 April 2019):

  • Nil

Major Appointments/ Principal Commitments:

  • UOL Group Limited (Group Chief Executive)
  • Various UOL subsidiaries

Past Directorships in Listed Companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Various UOL subsidiaries

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Architecture, National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award by South East Asia Property Awards (2015)

Low Weng Keong

First appointed as a Director: 23 November 2005
Last appointed as a Director: 26 April 2017

Mr Low, aged 66, was formerly the country managing partner of Ernst & Young, Singapore, and a past global chairman and president of CPA Australia.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
13 years 1 month

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman)
  • Nominating Committee (Chairman)
  • Executive Committee (Member)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • Riverstone Holdings Limited
  • iX Biopharma Limited (listed on Catalist)

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited
  • Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants Limited
  • NTUC Education and Training Fund (Member of Board of Trustees)

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Bracell Limited (formerly known as Sateri Holdings Limited) (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) (till November 2016)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Fellow and Life member of CPA Australia
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (United Kingdom)
  • Accredited Tax Advisor of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals

Wee Sin Tho

First appointed as a Director: 13 May 2011
Last appointed as a Director: 26 April 2017

Mr Wee, aged 70, has extensive experience in the financial services industry where he held various senior positions during his past career. Early in his career, he was involved in corporate strategy, portfolio management policy and economic research with United Overseas Bank Limited. Mr Wee later served as chief executive officer of HLG Capital Bhd, managing director of United Industrial Corporation Limited, president of Vickers Capital Limited and chief executive officer of Vickers Ballas Holdings Limited.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
7 years 7 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • Nil

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • National Gallery Singapore
  • Farrer Way Pte Ltd

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Leap Philanthropy Ltd (till February 2019)
  • Raffles Institution (Member of the Board of Governors) (till December 2017)
  • Senior adviser, Office of President, National University of Singapore (till September 2017)
  • Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (till April 2016)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours), University of Singapore

Tan Tiong Cheng

First appointed as a Director: 29 May 2013
Last appointed as a Director: 25 April 2018

Mr Tan, aged 68, has amassed an extensive and in-depth knowledge of real estate, both in the public and private sectors over the last four decades. Mr Tan stepped down as President of Knight Frank Asia Pacific on 31 March 2019. Upon his retirement, Mr Tan assumed the role of senior adviser to Knight Frank Asia Pacific.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
5 years 7 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Audit and Risk Committee (Member)

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • Heeton Holdings Limited
  • The Straits Trading Company Limited
  • Amara Holdings Limited

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • Knight Frank Pte Ltd (Adviser)

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Knight Frank Asia Pacific (President) (till March 2019)
  • Knight Frank Pte Ltd (Chairman) (till March 2017)
  • Knight Frank group of companies (till March 2017)
  • Valuation Review Board (Member) (till April 2016)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Diploma in Urban Valuation, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
  • Fellow of the Association of Property and Facility Managers
  • Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers

Poon Hon Thang Samuel

First appointed as a Director: 12 May 2016
Last appointed as a Director: 26 April 2017

Mr Poon, aged 69, has more than three decades of experience in the financial industry. From 1979 to 1988, Mr Poon served at Citibank N.A. (Singapore) where he was responsible for credit, marketing, remedial management and structured finance. From 1988 to 2006, before he retired as senior executive vice president from United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”), Mr Poon was responsible for consumer banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, corporate finance and international banking at UOB.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
2 years 7 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Nil

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd
  • Soilbuild Construction Group Ltd

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • Irodori Japanese Restaurant Pte Ltd
  • Ping An UOB Fund Management Company Limited
  • Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • J.P. Nelson Holdings Ltd (listed on Taiwan Gretai Securities Market) (till June 2016)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Nanyang University of Singapore

Wee Ee-chao

First appointed as a Director: 9 May 2006
Last appointed as a Director: 25 April 2018

Mr Wee, aged 64, 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.

Length of service as a Director (as at 31 December 2018):
12 years 7 months

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Nil

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 31 December 2018):

  • UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited
  • Haw Par Corporation Limited

Major Appointments/Principal Commitments:

  • UOB Kay Hian group of companies (Chairman and Managing Director)
  • Kheng Leong Company (Private) Limited
  • Wee Foundation

Past Directorships in listed companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • UOB Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) Public Co Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) (till April 2016)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, American University Washington D.C., USA

SIM HWEE CHER

First appointed as a Director: 25 April 2019 (Date of AGM)
Last appointed as a Director: –

Mr Sim, aged 61, has over 30 years of audit experience and has been actively involved in planning, executing and managing audits of large companies in the manufacturing, real estate, construction, health care, insurance and trading industries. Mr Sim was formerly the Vice Chairman (Operations), Assurance leader and member of the Leadership Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before his retirement in July 2018.

Length of service as a Director:
Not applicable

Board Committee(s) served on:

  • Nil

Present Directorships in other listed companies (as at 25 April 2019):

  • Nil

Major Appointments/ Principal Commitments:

  • Community Chest (Member)
  • Mandai Park Holdings Pte Ltd (Director)
  • NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (Director)
  • The Esplanade Company Ltd (Director)
  • Duke-NUS Medical School: Centre for Aging Research & Education (Advisory Council Member)

Past Directorships in Listed Companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years:

  • Annual Report Award Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) (Member) (2014)
  • National Council of Social Service (Honorary General Secretary and Council Member) (2010 – 2018)
  • Professional Education Council of Singapore Accountancy Commission (Member) (2017 – 2018)
  • ISCA (Council Member) (2014 – 2018)
  • Financial Reporting Committee (ISCA) (Member) (2015 – 2018)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s):

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), National University of Singapore; concurrently completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) examinations
  • Fellow of the Chartered Public Accountants of Australia
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom
  • Completed INSEAD International Directors Programme in 2018