Management Team

Olivia Lum

Olivia Lum

Executive 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 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 and the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011.

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

Kee Eng Kwee Gary

Gary Kee

Executive Director, Corporate Finance

Mr Kee has been a Director of Hyflux Ltd since May 2011. He is a member of the Risk Management and Investment Committees. Mr Kee assumed the role of Executive Director, Corporate Finance in May 2013 and 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.

Winnifred Heap

Winnifred Heap

Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO India

Ms Heap is Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO India. She heads the Group's business development and operations in India and Latin America, which are growing markets for Hyflux. Ms Heap joined Hyflux in 2009 and previously served as Group Executive Vice President, Capital Markets where she was responsible for investor relations and corporate communications.

Prior to joining Hyflux, Ms Heap was with HSBC Securities in Singapore before moving to JP Morgan Securities Singapore Pte Ltd where she was promoted to Head of Singapore Equity Research in 2007. Ms Heap brings to Hyflux 20 years of experience and comprehensive understanding of industry-wide knowledge, particularly in the research of offshore and marine, logistics, and conglomerate companies listed on the SGX-ST. Her knowledge and experience has earned her accolades from institutional investors and she has been consistently voted as the top ranking sector analyst. In addition, Ms Heap has also established strong relationships with investors and corporations across various industries.

Ms Heap holds a Bachelor in Science (Honours) and Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, USA.

Lim Suat Wah

Lim Suat Wah

Group Executive Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms Lim was appointed Group Executive Vice President and Group CFO of Hyflux Ltd in May 2013. As Group CFO, she oversees the Group's finance activities including corporate finance, treasury, reporting, accounting, tax and capital management.

Ms Lim joined Hyflux in January 2011 as Senior Vice President, Finance where she was responsible for the full spectrum of the Group's financial accounting and reporting activities globally.

Prior to joining Hyflux, Ms Lim spent 23 years with Hewlett Packard where she held various senior management positions in Finance spanning controllership and business finance in country, regional and global roles. She last served as Senior Director, Head of Finance for Singapore, South East Asia and Asian Emerging Countries.

Ms Lim graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University on a merit scholarship from the Overseas Union Bank. She completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme in 2002.

Wong Lup Wai

Wong Lup Wai

Group Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operating Officer

Mr Wong is Group Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operating Officer. He oversees the Group's global projects execution portfolio as well as manufacturing of membranes and membrane standard systems.

Mr Wong spent 25 years with Philips Electronics Singapore, including a three-year stint at Philip's joint venture factory in Suzhou, China where he had global roles in general management, operations management, project management, purchasing and innovation and development. He was the Managing Director of Philips Singapore from 2009 to 2012. Under his leadership, Philips Singapore won the inaugural Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices Exemplary Employer Award in 2010.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University.

Peter Wu

Peter Wu

Group Senior Managing Director

Mr Wu is Group Senior Managing Director of Hyflux Ltd. He undertakes special strategic projects within the Group. Before this, he was Group Senior Managing Director, Head of China Municipal Projects of Hyflux Ltd and the CEO of Galaxy NewSpring, a joint venture between Hyflux and Mitsui & Co to invest in and operate a portfolio of municipal water projects in China. Mr Wu led the business development, engineering, procurement and construction, and operation of municipal water projects in China. He was involved in strategic planning, establishment of networks with government and business sectors, negotiation as well as managing the optimisation of plant operations in China.

Mr Wu has 24 years of working experience mainly in the petrochemical, chemical and water industries. His expertise has been gained through various positions in sales, marketing, business development, operations and maintenance as well as business planning with international exposure and long-term overseas assignments in Hong Kong, China, and USA.

Mr Wu holds a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from the University of Wales, Bangor, and a Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.

Kum Mun Lock

Kum Mun Lock

Group Senior Managing Director

Mr Kum is Group Senior Managing Director of Hyflux. He is responsible for business development in key markets in the Middle East and Africa, strategic acquisition opportunities and investments in new technologies. Prior to his current role, he was involved in investor relations and capital markets in Hyflux.

Mr Kum has 11 years of private equity experience with a Singapore government-owned investment company. He was responsible for private equity investments, fund investments and the financial matters of the group. He also spent 3 years in external auditing with an international public accounting firm.

Mr Kum has a Master's degree in Business Administration (Asia Pacific Executive MBA) from the National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Zhao Qing

Zhao Qing

Group Senior Managing Director and CEO China

Mr Zhao was appointed Group Senior Managing Director and CEO China of Hyflux Ltd in October 2013. He heads the China market and has overall responsibilities over business development activities as well as the Group's operations in China.

Before joining Hyflux, Mr Zhao was with SINOPEC Group, China's biggest oil and petrochemical company for about 20 years. A trained environmental engineer, he went on to head the environmental engineering division of SINOPEC Engineering Incorporation. His last appointment was Executive Vice President, International Business Development and Managing Director of the US subsidiary of SINOPEC Engineering Group Co. Limited, where his responsibilities included managing the group's overseas business development and expanding its international presence, including developing both north and south American markets.

Mr Zhao has a Master in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University in China and a Master in Business Administration from Cass Business School, United Kingdom.

Zhao Ping

Zhao Ping

Group Senior Managing Director and CEO, Galaxy NewSpring

Ms Zhao is Group Senior Managing Director and CEO of Galaxy NewSpring, a joint venture between Hyflux and Mitsui & Co to invest in and operate a portfolio of municipal water projects in China. Ms Zhao manages the joint venture and the local government relations and oversees the optimisation of the performance of the assets in China.

Before joining Hyflux, Ms Zhao served as the Deputy CEO and Board Director of Suzhou Grand Investment Group, a private company primarily engaged in real estate development, catering and hotel management, tourist development and cultural undertakings, from 2008 to 2013. As the Deputy CEO, she was responsible for operations, strategy, government relations and overseas collaborations.

Earlier in her career, Ms Zhao spent 14 years with the Foreign Affairs Office of the Suzhou Municipal Government. Her last appointment was Deputy Director where she had significant roles in policy administration, protocol, Suzhou-Singapore bilateral relations, international exchanges with overseas cities and provinces as well as business promotion activities in China and abroad.

Ms Zhao holds a Bachelor of Arts, English Education and Master of Arts, English Literature from Soochow University in China as well as a Master of Philosophy, Development Economics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Milind Kumar

Milind Kumar

Senior Managing Director

Mr Kumar is Senior Managing Director of Hyflux Ltd. He is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Group's projects in India, Middle East and Africa.

Before joining Hyflux, Mr Kumar was the Project and Operations Director of the Adelaide Desalination Plant for SA Water Corporation where he had full responsibilities of the project from inception to handover and ongoing Operations.

He has over 28 years' experience in project management, engineering management, construction management and general management in multi-discipline projects in energy, refining, petrochemicals, infrastructure, mining, power generation and water utility sectors. He has worked on large projects in the United Kingdom, Australia, India and the Middle East.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Gujarat University. He has completed post-graduate professional development courses in Financial Management, Planning, Risk Management and Information Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gu Jia Long

Gu Jia Long

Senior Advisor

Mr Gu is Senior Advisor to the Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux Ltd. He provides counsel in the overall business strategy and finance and investment for Hyflux's operations in China. In addition, Mr Gu also provides support to the start-ups of all Hyflux's business units in China and the expansion of business practice thereof, as well as the coordination among the business units for higher efficiency in management especially in terms of human resource, administration, safety and teamwork.

Mr Gu has more than 40 years of experience in technology management, human resource and finance within a broad range of industries prior to joining Hyflux in 1999 as the General Manager of Hydrochem Engineering (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which has since experienced rapid growth under his management.

Mr Gu graduated in 1964 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from He Fei University of Technology in China.

Foo Hee Kiang

Foo Hee Kiang


Mr Foo is Advisor to the Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux Ltd. In this role, he continues to be responsible for industry relations and business collaborations. In addition, he will work on new technologies and other related areas.

Mr Foo is one of the pioneers who has contributed significantly to Hyflux's growth from a small enterprise to a global environmental solutions provider. He has played a key role in many facets of the company's business, including its marketing and sales, engineering, operations plus expansion and entry into the MENA market since joining Hyflux in 1998. Prior to his current role, Mr Foo served as Group Executive Vice President of Industry Relations & Commercial Contracts on top of heading up the Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Department.

Mr Foo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the National University of Singapore.

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