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Olivia Lum

Olivia Lum

Executive Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer

Ms Lum is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer. She heads the Board’s Investment Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.

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 25 years now, Ms Lum is the driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation as well as corporate direction.

A former Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum is currently a member of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council, the Singapore-Oman Business Council and the Singapore Business Federation Council. She also sits on the boards of International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Singapore Mediation Centre.

Ms Lum has received many accolades for her entrepreneurial achievements including the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth 2006, the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 and the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award 2011 for Entrepreneurship.

Ms Lum holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.

Teo Kiang Kok

Teo Kiang Kok

Lead Independent Director

Mr Teo is the Lead Independent Director and chairs all Board meetings. He heads the Board’s Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

Mr Teo is a senior lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He was a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP (SLB) from 1988 to 2011 and was the head of its Corporate Finance and China practices.

In the course of his legal practice, Mr Teo has advised on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments as well as corporate law and regulatory compliance and in particular, the listing and compliance requirements for companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. His 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 is currently the senior consultant to SLB.

Mr Teo also serves on the boards of Jadason Enterprises Ltd, Memtech International Ltd and Wilton Resources Holdings Ltd.

Mr Teo obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Hull and is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn.

Lee Joo Hai

Lee Joo Hai

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lee is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Committee.

Mr Lee is a member of the Institute Of Singapore Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia, Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Institute of Directors of both Singapore and Hong Kong. He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing.

Mr Lee currently is a director of Kian Ho Bearings Ltd, Agria Corporation, IPC Limited, Lung Kee Metal Holdings Ltd and Armada Holdings Ltd.

Gay Chee Cheong

Gay Chee Cheong

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Gay is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board’s Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominating, Audit and Investment Committees.

He sits on the Board of Governors of Temasek Polytechnic; Entrepreneurship Committee at the National University of Singapore; Board of Trustees of the United World College of South East Asia Foundation; Board of Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd; and Board of CapitaMall Trust Management Limited.

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 Murugasu

Christopher Murugasu

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Murugasu is a Non-Executive Independent Director and also a member of the Board’s Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

Previously Senior Vice President for Corporate Services at Hyflux Ltd, Mr Murugasu was responsible for the Group’s human resources, procurement and general administration functions. Prior to joining Hyflux, he had accumulated over 15 years of experience in the public sector as well as with a foreign bank.

Mr Murugasu 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.

Tay Seong Chee Simon

Simon Tay

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Tay is a Non-Executive Independent Director and also a member of the Board’s Risk Management and Investment Committees.

Mr Tay is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, the country’s oldest think tank and founding member of the ASEAN network of think tanks. He is concurrently Associate Professor, teaching international law at the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tay is also a Senior Consultant at WongPartnership, a leading Asian law firm. He sits on the boards of Toyota Corporation, Mitsubishi United Financial Group, the Liechtenstein Bank and Far East Organization.

From 1992 to 2008, he served in public positions for Singapore, including Chairman of the National Environment Agency, Nominated Member of Parliament, and coordinated the Singapore Volunteers Overseas. He continues to serve Singapore in a number of roles including as an Expert and Eminent Person in the ASEAN Regional Forum, a member of the government’s Climate Change Network and as vice-chairman of the Asia Pacific Water Forum.

Mr Tay graduated in law from the National University of Singapore (1986) and from Harvard Law School (1993).

Lau Wing Tat

Lau Wing Tat

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lau is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board’s Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Lau joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation in 1983. During his 20-year tenure with GIC, he handled investments in equities and held roles in various departments. He last served as a member of the senior management team of the Equities Department where he was actively involved in developing and implementing its investment and risk management processes and advising on its trading operations.

From 2005 to 2007, Mr Lau was the Chief Investment Officer and later CEO of DBS Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DBS Group. Thereafter, he took on several directorships and advisory roles. He is currently a director of the Central Provident Fund Board and NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative.

Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Kee Eng Kwee Gary

Gary Kee

Executive Director

Mr Kee is an Executive Director and a member of the Board’s Investment Committee. Mr Kee assumed the role of Executive Director in May 2013 and oversees the information technology, internal audit and corporate marketing 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 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.

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