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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds, with an appropriate range of skills, experience and independence being represented.

Goh Geok Khim
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Goh Geok Khim was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board on 18 November 2004 and was last re-appointed as a Director on 22 April 2016. Mr Goh is a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr Goh is the Executive Chairman of G. K. Goh Holdings Limited, the holding company of Boardroom. He is also Chairman of the Boards of Temasek Foundation (CLG) Limited, Japfa Ltd, and Federal Iron Works Sdn Bhd.

Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Kim Teo Poh Jin
Executive Director & Group CEO

Mr Kim Teo Poh Jin was appointed on 5 August 2009. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Group.

Mr Teo is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Principal Asset Management of the CIMB-
Berhad and CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the Investment Committee of the National Kidney Foundation, is a Member of the National Crime Prevention Council, and is Co-Chairman of the Current Crime Sub-Committee. In addition, he is a trustee of The UWCSEA Foundation Limited.

Mr Teo holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree, from the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh.

Mak Lye Mun
Independent Director

Mr Mak Lye Mun was appointed on 18 November 2004 and was last re-elected as a Director on 22 April 2016. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr Mak is the Country Head and CEO of CIMB Group, Singapore. His portfolio was further expanded in 2016 to include the oversight of the Group's wholesale banking business. In addition to these roles, he is also a Non-Executive Director of CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Apart from his current board appointment in Boardroom, Mr Mak is also a Non-Executive Director of Tat Hong Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas,
Austin. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Goh Yew Lin
Alternate Director to Goh Geok Khim

Mr Goh Yew Lin was appointed as Alternate Director to Mr Goh Geok Khim on 18 November 2004.

Mr Goh is the Managing Director of G. K. Goh Holdings Limited, and serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. He is the Chairman of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and Singapore Symphonia Company Ltd; and is Deputy Chairman of the National Arts Council. He is also a member of the National University of Singapore Board of Trustees and chairs the NUS Investment Committee.

Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Spencer Lee Tien Chye
Independent Director

Mr Spencer Lee was appointed on 27 October 2011 and was last re-elected as a Director on 27 April 2015. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr Lee served the Maybank Group for more than 30 years in various executive capacities, including Head of International Business, Head of Consumer Banking, and Country Head for Maybank Singapore before retiring as Advisor to Maybank in November 2008. He subsequently served as a Board member of Maybank and resigned in November 2009. He was previously also a Director of Tasek Corporation Berhad.

Mr Lee is a Non-Executive Director of Maybank Cambodia Plc, a trustee of Maybank Foundation, and is also a commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

Mr Lee is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Christopher Grubb
Independent Director

Mr Christopher Grubb was appointed as a Director on 13 August 2013 and was last re-elected on 23 October 2013. Mr Grubb is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Grubb currently provides consulting and advisory services, primarily in the area of asset allocation and business planning to investment management and financial advisory sectors in Australia. He has over 40 years experience in investment management and investment banking in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

Mr Grubb was previously Chairman of Investorweb Limited, Investors Mutual Limited, So Natural Foods Limited, and a Director of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation, Instinet Australia. He is currently the Chairman of Boardroom Holdings Australia Pty Ltd, and a Director of companies in the Coupland Cardiff Asset Management business. He is also a Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation and a Director of Bush Heritage Australia.

Mr Grubb has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree from the University of Cape Town.

Thomas Teo Liang Huat
Non-Executive Director

Mr Thomas Teo was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 5 February 2013. He was last re-elected as a Director on 23 October 2013 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Teo has been the Chief Financial Officer of G. K. Goh Holdings Limited since 2006. His executive responsibilities extend to financial and investment management as well as board representation on various subsidiaries and associates of the G. K. Goh Group.

Prior to joining the G. K. Goh Group, Mr Teo was with a regional private equity group for 10 years, responsible for direct investments in the ASEAN region. He also spent 8 years with Ernst & Young Singapore, and has had extensive experience in audit and corporate finance.

Mr Teo is also an Independent Director of an Australian listed company, OM Holdings Limited, serving as its Audit Committee Chairman and a Remuneration Committee Member.

Mr Teo holds a Master of Business in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.