Board of Directors
Olivia LumExecutive Chairman & Group CEO
Ms Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. Managing the Group for more than 20 years now, Ms Lum is the driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation and corporate direction.
A former Nominated Member of Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum currently is a member of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Oman Business Council and Singapore Business Federation Council. She also sits on the board at International Enterprise Singapore.
Among the many accolades Ms Lum has received for her entrepreneurial achievements are: the Winner of the Regional Growth Award by Nihon Keizai Shimbun at the 11th Nikkei Asia Prize 2006, and the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011.
Ms Lum holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.
Teo Kiang KokLead Independent Director
Mr Teo has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since December 2000. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.
Mr Teo was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1983. He was a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP (SLB) from 1988 to 2011. Prior to joining SLB, he worked as an associate with Freshfields, an international law firm and as a corporate finance executive with Wardley Limited, an international investment bank. He obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the University of Hull and is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn.
Mr Teo headed the Corporate Finance and China practices of SLB. In his 29 years of legal practice, he has advised on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments as well as corporate law and regulatory compliance, particularly the listing and compliance requirements of companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. Mr Teo's regional practice included foreign investment work in and out of Singapore, the People's Republic of China, India and the ASEAN countries. He retired as a senior partner of SLB in May 2011 and was a consultant to SLB until May 2012.
Lee Joo HaiNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Lee has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since December 2000. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committees.
Mr Lee is a member of both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was a partner in a public accounting firm in Singapore and has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing.
Mr Lee also sits on the boards of other listed companies, including Lung Kee (Bermuda) Holdings Ltd.
Gay Chee CheongNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Gay has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since August 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, as well as a member of the Nominating, Audit and Investment Committees.
He sits on the Board of Governors of Temasek Polytechnic; Advisory Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University; Entrepreneurship Committee at the National University of Singapore; Board of Trustees of the United World College of South East Asia Foundation; Board of Heliconia Pte Ltd; and Board of CapitaMall Trust Management Limited.
Mr Gay was the co-founder and CEO of 2G Capital Private Limited, a private investment company investing in equities and private companies in the Asia Pacific economies. The company was awarded Highest Net Profit in 2006 and Net Profit Excellence in 2007 in the annual SME 500 ranking.
Mr Gay graduated from the Royal Military Academy (RMA), Sandhurst and Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, United Kingdom. He holds Honours degrees in Electronics Engineering from the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham and in Economics from the University of London, United Kingdom. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Christopher MurugasuNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Murugasu has been a director of Hyflux Ltd since February 2005. Mr Murugasu is also a member of the Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.
Previously Senior Vice President for Corporate Services at Hyflux Ltd, he was responsible for the Group's human resources, procurement and general administration functions. Prior to joining Hyflux, Mr Murugasu had accumulated over 15 years of experience in the public sector as well as with a foreign bank.
He holds an Honours degree in Computing Science from Imperial College, United Kingdom, and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Raj MittaNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Mitta has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since April 2007. He is also a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Investment Committees.
Mr Mitta is currently the Chairman of Essential Value Associates Pte Ltd, a boutique consulting firm that works with selected Chairmen and CEOs who seek to create lasting change to develop high growth sustainable businesses with quality governance.
He was Chairman of Arthur D Little Asia and a Senior Member of Booz Allen Hamilton. He has advised some of the world's best consumer goods and customer-intensive companies, technology-intensive corporations, conglomerates and regional governments. Prior to consulting, Mr Mitta worked in senior marketing roles with Pepsico and Mars Inc.
Mr Mitta is a seasoned negotiator and deal maker with well developed cross cultural sensitivity developed through living and working across multiple countries and consulting with a diverse list of clients. His main areas of professional interest are in strategy development and value extraction through enhancing marketing and sales effectiveness, the competitive repositioning of brands/services and issues relating to managing change within organisations.
Mr Mitta holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration.
Simon TayNon-Executive Independent Director
Mr Tay has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since May 2011. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.
He is a public intellectual as well as private advisor to major corporations and policymakers. He is concurrently Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, the country's oldest think tank and founding member of the ASEAN network of think tanks, and Associate Professor, teaching international law at the National University of Singapore.
Mr Tay is also Senior Consultant at WongPartnership, a leading Asian law firm with practices across the region. He serves on Toyota Corporation's Global Advisory Board and Far East Organization Group. Previously, he has been corporate advisor to Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government's investment firm. He has spoken at leading business conferences including the World Economic Forum, APEC CEO Summits and SIBOS, and briefed leading banks and major corporate boards.
From 1992 to 2008, he served in public positions for Singapore, including as Chairman of the National Environment Agency and reporting to the Minister, and a Nominated Member of Parliament.
Gary KeeNon-Executive Non-Independent Director & Executive Director, Corporate Finance
Mr Kee has been a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Hyflux Ltd since May 2011. He is a member of the Risk Management and Investment Committees. As Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Mr Kee also oversees the corporate finance, treasury, investments and information technology departments at Hyflux.
Mr Kee was the Chief Executive Officer of the Trustee-Manager and Non-Independent Executive Director of Hyflux Water Trust Management Pte Ltd. Prior to that, he held numerous senior regional management positions in Finance, Operations and Strategic Business Development in his 23 year tenure at Hewlett Packard. He last served as Director, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Asia Pacific & Japan.
Before joining Hewlett Packard, Mr Kee was a Management Consultant with Arthur Andersen Associates (now known as Accenture). Mr Kee has also served as a Board Director of various companies and JTC Corporation.
Mr Kee holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in the USA.
Yu-Foo Yee ShoonSenior Advisor
Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon retired from Singapore politics in 2011, having been an elected Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2011. She was Minister of State for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports from August 2004 until her retirement. Before that, Mrs Yu-Foo was Mayor of the South West CDC and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the then Ministry of Community Development and Sports.
Mrs Yu-Foo started her career with the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), rising through the ranks to become Deputy Secretary-General at the labour movement. She was the first woman to chair the NTUC Central Committee in 1980. An active figure in social and volunteer work, she is the Founder Patron for Singapore's Breast Cancer Foundation and Chairman of the NTUC Ong Teng Cheong Institute Training Foundation. She advises and sits on the boards of various organisations, including NTUC Childcare, Global Yellow Pages, Singapura Finance and is an executive council member of Hainan University, China. In 2011, she was accorded "NTUC Stalwart" award at the NTUC 50th Anniversary May Day celebrations.
Mrs Yu-Foo holds a Master's degree in Business from the Nanyang Technological University and an Honourary Doctorate of Education from Wheelock College of Boston, USA.
Liu JingshengSenior Advisor
Ms Liu Jingsheng joined China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) in 1996 and currently serves as Senior Advisor. Previously, she was the Managing Director of CICC, Chairman and CEO of CICC (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and the Head of Strategy Research Department. Ms Liu worked in the Investment Banking Department for years, boasting rich experience in restructuring, reforming, listing and financing for state-owned companies, and abundant client resources in energy and mining sector.
At CICC, Ms Liu led and participated in a number of restructuring, reforming and overseas listing projects in the energy, mining, and electricity sectors for state-owned industrial leaders, which includes China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, Huadian Power International Corporation Limited, Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited, PetroChina Company Limited and People's Insurance Company of China. Of her many years in CICC, she had raised more than US$70 billion worth of funds in total. Before joining CICC, Ms Liu had been working in National Development and Reform Commission, People's Republic of China for 11 years.
Ms Liu holds a Master's degree in Developing Economics from Khon Kaen University Thailand, and a Bachelor's degree in Planning Economics from Renmin University of China.
- Olivia Lum Executive Chairman &
- Teo Kiang Kok Lead Independent Director
- Lee Joo Hai Non-Executive Independent Director
- Gay Chee Cheong Non-Executive Independent Director
- Christopher Murugasu Non-Executive Independent Director
- Raj Mitta Non-Executive Independent Director
- Simon Tay Non-Executive Independent Director
- Gary Kee Non-Executive Non-Independent Director & Executive Director, Corporate Finance