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Board Of Directors
Lim Jit Poh
Chairman
(Non-executive & Independent)
Yang Ban Seng
Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Cheam
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Chiang Chie Foo
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Kyle Lee
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Ong Ah Heng
Director
(Non-Executive & Independent)
Ooi Beng Chin
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Adeline Sum
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Lilian Tham
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Wang Kai Yuen
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
 
Lim Jit Poh
 
Chairman
(Non-executive & Independent)
Mr Lim Jit Poh is the Chairman and a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Lim is the Chairman of both the nominating Committee and the Investment Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of the Company’s two listed subsidiaries, SBS Transit Ltd and VICOM Ltd. These companies have business interest in bus and rail and inspection and testing services respectively. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of several non-listed companies owned by the Singapore Labour Foundation, the national Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and CapitaLand Limited Group.

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
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - 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 Director of the Company and a member of the Investment Committee. Concurrently, he is also the Executive Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBS Transit Ltd. He is also the Deputy Chairman of 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
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Jessica Cheam
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Ms Jessica Cheam is a non-executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. She is an independent Director of the Company. Ms Cheam is also a member of the Nominating Committee and the Investment Committee.

Ms Cheam is the Managing Editor of Eco-Business, a platform for the region to discuss and advance sustainability issues. Ms Cheam serves as Strategic Advisor to Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, and is founding Director for Embodhi (Singapore), a non-profit for women empowerment in Asia. She is also an associate member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and currently chairs the Climate Action SG Alliance – an initiative supported by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources to advocate climate action and raise public awareness on climate issues.

A Singapore Press Holdings scholar, she has also won many journalism awards, including the Earth Journalism Awards in 2009, Young Journalist of the Year by Singapore Press Holdings in 2010, the ASEAN Green Technology Journalism Award in 2011 and the Sustained Environmental Reporting by a Journalist Award in 2015 for her efforts in contributing to environmental journalism over the last decade.

She is the published author of ‘Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore’s journey from slum to eco-city’. She is also an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities. She holds a Film and Literature degree (First Class Honours) from University of Warwick and a MA Distinction in Journalism from University of London’s Goldsmiths College.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Chiang Chie Foo
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Mr Chiang Chie Foo is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Chiang is a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Mr Chiang is the Chairman of Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board, a world-class social security organisation, PUB (Singapore’s National Water Agency), Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd which manages Ascendas India Trust (a property trust which owns seven IT parks and six modern warehouses in India) and AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Chiang is a Director on the Board of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, Epworth Community Services and Valencia Club de Fútbol, a Senior Advisor to the Republic of Singapore’s Ministry of Defence and a Trustee Member of the APB Foundation. Mr Chiang served in the Singapore Government’s Administrative Service, holding various senior appointments in the Ministries of Finance, Education, Home Affairs and Defence.

He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1997, the Long-Service Medal in 2004 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2007 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Mr Chiang holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia, Australia and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Lee is a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominating Committee. Mr Lee is also an independent Director of Great Eastern Holdings Limited, CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd (manager of Far East Hospitality Trust).

Mr Lee trained as a Chartered Accountant in London and, in his professional career spanning 36 years, he has worked in both the United Kingdom and Singapore. He served as a partner of Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 20 years including five years as a Practice Leader for Business Advisory Services.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. Additionally, he has a Master of Science in International Management from SOAS London and Master of Business Administration from Imperial College London.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Ong Ah Heng
 
Director
(Non-Executive & Independent)
Mr Ong Ah Heng is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Mr Ong is a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He was the Member of Parliament for Nee Soon Central Single Member Constituency until Parliament dissolved in April 2011. He is presently a Director of ComfortDelGro Engineering Pte Ltd and a Trustee of National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU). Mr Ong was the former Assistant Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Alignment Director of the Care & Share Secretariat in NTUC. He was also the former Executive Secretary of NTWU.

Mr Ong was involved in the trade union movement from 1980 to 16 January 2010, and has taken care of members in the transport industry.

Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Government & Public Administration) from Nanyang University and a Master of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Arkansas.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Ooi Beng Chin
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Professor Ooi Beng Chin is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Professor Ooi is a member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee.

Professor Ooi is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Faculty Member of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate School and Director of Smart Systems Institute (SSI@ NUS) at the NUS, and an Adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, China.

He is a Co-Founder of yzBigData in 2012 for Big Data Management and Analytics, and Shentilium Technologies in 2016 for artificial intelligence and data-driven financial data analytics, and an Advisory Council Member of a fintech company, Cynopsis Solutions Pte Ltd.

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. Just in Time fabric printing, healthcare innovation, food analysis, 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
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Sum Wai Fun, Adeline
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. She is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Ms Sum is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Labour Foundation and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited. She holds directorships in the NTUC Enterprise Group.

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
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Tham Ee Mern, Lilian
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Ms Tham is a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Investment Committee.

Ms Tham currently holds the positions of Head of Operations & Technology for Asia Pacific and Chief Operating Officer for Singapore at Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited with regional responsibilities that encompass Portfolio Services, Fund Services, Information Technology and Change & Project Management. As Chief Operating Officer of Singapore, she has additional local oversight of Finance, Legal, Risk and Compliance. She is also a member of the Global Operations Committee responsible for setting the global operational strategy of the firm. Prior to joining Schroders, she was a Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) focussing on IT consultancy in the financial and manufacturing industries.

Ms Tham is presently a Board Member of Home Nursing Foundation and is a member of DTCC Asia Executive Council and HSBC Asia Client Advisory Board. Ms Tham was also conferred the “IBF Fellow” title in October 2018.

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

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member
Wang Kai Yuen
 
Director
(Non-executive & Independent)
Dr Wang Kai Yuen is a non-executive and independent Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Dr Wang is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Investment Committee. He was also a former Member of Parliament for Bukit Timah Single Member Constituency. He is the Chairman of both HLH Group Ltd and Ezion Holdings Ltd. He also holds directorships in two listed companies, namely, COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Ltd and Emas Offshore Limited.

When he was Managing Director of Fuji Xerox Singapore Software Centre, Dr Wang managed a software centre with 150 employees. In that capacity, he interacted with senior managers of business and product development divisions in the United States, China and Japan of the global office equipment company. Dr Wang is familiar with the American and Asian cultures, international business practices, and corporate finance and governance. Dr Wang has also participated in many international meetings of parliamentarians. He has wide business and political contacts in China, having led many grassroots delegations to visit numerous city and provincial governments.

Dr Wang holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) from the University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering), a Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) and a PhD (Engineering) from Stanford University, USA.

 
AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Chairman
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Chairman
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Member
Mr Ong Ah Heng - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Sum Wai Fun, Adeline - Member
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Mr Chiang Chie Foo - Member
Mr Lee Khai Fatt, Kyle - Member
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Mr Lim Jit Poh - Chairman
Mr Yang Ban Seng - Member
Ms Jessica Cheam - Member
Prof Ooi Beng Chin - Member
Ms Tham Ee Mern, Lilian - Member
Dr Wang Kai Yuen - Member