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Board Of Directors
Lim Jit Poh
Chairman
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Yang Ban Seng
Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Cheam
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Mark Christopher Greaves
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Lee Jee Cheng Philip
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Ooi Beng Chin
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Adeline Sum
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Lilian Tham
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
 
Lim Jit Poh
 
Chairman
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Mr Lim Jit Poh is the Chairman and an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Lim is the Chairman of both the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Sustainability Committee. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of VICOM Ltd. After stepping down from SBS Transit Ltd as Chairman in April 2021, the Board invited him to be a Senior Advisor to the Board and Management so as to continue to tap on his expertise and knowledge. These companies have business in inspection and testing services as well as in bus and rail respectively. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of several non-listed companies owned by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

Mr Lim was a former top civil servant and a Fulbright Scholar. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal in 1972 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2015 by the President of the Republic of Singapore, as well as four awards by NTUC, namely the Friend of Labour Award in 1986, the Meritorious Service Award in 1990, the Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the Distinguished Service (Star) Award in 2014. In 2006, he was also one of the recipients of the Distinguished Science Alumni Award from the National University of Singapore.

In his previous employment as Executive Director of two public listed companies, Mr Lim had been directly involved in negotiations with business partners and relevant authorities on various joint venture projects in the ASEAN region, as well as in China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia and Mauritius. He was also involved in the management of these operations. Mr Lim was a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National University of Singapore, and a Member of the Singapore British Business Council. He was also very active in community work being Chairman of a community centre management committee. Presently, he is a Trustee of the Singapore National Employers Federation and a Member of the Board of Management of Pei Chun Public School.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics from the University of Singapore and a Master of Education from the University of Oregon, USA.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Yang Ban Seng
 
Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
gceo@comfortdelgro.com

Mr Yang Ban Seng is the Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. He is a Non-Independent Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Investment Committee, the Digitalisation Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Concurrently, he is also the Deputy Chairman of SBS Transit Ltd and VICOM Ltd.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Yang was the Chief Executive Officer of Taxi Business in Singapore where he oversaw the operations of Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd and CityCab Pte Ltd. Prior to joining the Group in 1989, Mr Yang served as Assistant Director of the Ministry of Education, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) Secretary for Co-operatives. At the NTUC’s May Day Awards in 2013, he was awarded the Medal of Commendation.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Operations Research and Statistics) (Hons) from the University of Manchester and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Jessica Cheam
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Ms Jessica Cheam is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Ms Cheam is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Digitalisation Committee and chairs the Sustainability Committee.

Ms Cheam is the Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s leading independent media and business intelligence organisation dedicated to sustainable development. She is recognised as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of experience in media, sustainable development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues globally.

She holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and is the General Partner of the Sustainable Future Fund, a collaboration between Tembusu Partners and Eco-Business to fund early-stage sustainability-focussed ventures. Ms Cheam is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and serves as its ESG committee member. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

Ms Cheam specialises in advising the Boards of a wide range of government and multi-national organisations on ESG strategy, and has a particular interest in issues at the intersection of sustainability, technology, diversity and inclusion.

Ms Cheam also serves as Strategic Advisor to Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, advisory board member to NextWave Partners, a member of the International Women’s Forum Singapore, and is founding Director of EB Impact, a non-profit dedicated to positive sustainable development impact in Asia.

She is the published author of 'Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore's journey from slum to eco-city' and also directs and produces documentaries. She chairs the Climate Action SG Alliance – a national initiative advocating climate action and is a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a network of change-makers from diverse sectors who shape the global urban agenda.

She was previously a political correspondent at The Straits Times and a Singapore Press Holdings scholar. She has been recognised in many regional and international journalism and media awards, including Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards and LinkedIn’s Power Profiles, and is frequently invited to speak at and host discussions across the globe on her areas of expertise.

She studied at the University of Warwick and University of London's Goldsmiths College, and more recently completed a Cambridge University Judge Business School executive programme on Data and Business Analytics.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Mark Christopher Greaves
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee.

Upon graduation in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1977, Mr Greaves joined global merchant banking group, N M Rothschild & Sons, where he spent the first 25 years of his career working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He became a member of the group’s main Board of Directors in London and Head of its Asian operations, serving on all the group’s boards across the region from Japan to Australia.

In 2003, he founded Anglo FarEast Group, a specialist corporate consulting and strategic advisory practice based in Singapore, of which he is the Managing Director. Through Anglo FarEast, Mr Greaves works with the owners, major shareholders and boards of large companies, as well as family offices, focusing primarily on cross-border opportunities between Asia, particularly ASEAN, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and continental Europe.

He is also a non-executive Director of Hanson China Partners Limited and has previously served on a number of listed company Boards in various jurisdictions, including WBL Corporation Limited and Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad.

Mr Greaves, who is a fluent French speaker, holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an LLB with First Class Honours from the Open University in the UK. He is a Member of both the Institute of Directors of the UK and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Lee Jee Cheng Philip
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Digitalisation Committee.

Mr Lee is also the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee of City Developments Limited. He is also a Member of the Governing Council of Singapore Agro-Food Enterprises Federation Limited and a Board Member of Tech For Good Institute Limited.

Mr Lee has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and finance. He was admitted into the partnership of KPMG Singapore in 1995 at which he served as an audit partner until his retirement in September 2018. At KPMG, Mr Lee served on the leadership team in Singapore and on the executive team at KPMG Asia Pacific. He was the Head of Real Estate, Head of an Audit Division and the Head of People.

Mr Lee is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ooi Beng Chin
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Professor Ooi Beng Chin is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Professor Ooi is a member of the Investment Committee, the Digitalisation Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Professor Ooi is the Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Member of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate School, and an Adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, and a visiting Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, China.

He is a Co-Founder of yzBigData in 2012 for Big Data Management and Analytics, and MediLot in 2017 for healthcare data management and analytics.

Professor Ooi’s research interests include database, blockchain, distributed processing, machine learning and large scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He is also interested in exploiting IT in production and process reengineering (eg. fintech innovation, healthcare innovation, food analysis, metaverse, and smart city.)

He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Singapore National Academy of Science. He has received numerous awards in the field of computer science.

Professor Ooi was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2013 and the Long Service Medal in 2018 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Professor Ooi holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University, Australia.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Sum Wai Fun, Adeline
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. She is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee, the Digitalisation Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Ms Sum is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Labour Foundation, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited and Executive Director of Mercatus Co-operative Limited. She holds directorships in the NTUC Enterprise portfolio.

Ms Sum was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Ms Sum holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Tham Ee Mern, Lilian
 
Director
(Independent & Non-Executive)
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Ms Tham is the Chairman of the Digitalisation Committee and a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Investment Committee.

Ms Tham is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited with responsibility for operations, technology, digital, data and administrative support, as well as other strategic growth and change initiatives. She is a member of the Board and Executive Management Committee.

Prior to Eastspring Investments, Ms Tham worked at Schroders for 26 years where, most recently, she was the Asia Pacific COO. She was also a member of the firm’s Global Operations Committee, responsible for setting the global operations strategy of the firm. She held a variety of technology and operational roles during her time at Schroders, including COO for Singapore and Head of Operations & Technology for Asia Pacific

Prior to joining Schroders, she was a Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) focusing on IT consultancy in the financial and manufacturing industries.

Ms Tham is presently a Board Member of Home Nursing Foundation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore.

Ms Tham holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
NOMINATING AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Mark Christopher Greaves - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
DIGITALISATION COMMITTEE
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Chairperson
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Lee Jee Cheng Philip - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Ms Jessica Cheam - Chairperson
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Professor Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member