Dr Tan Hong Kiat @ Suparno Adijanto, Executive Chairman and CEO

Appointed to our Board on 13 November 2009, Dr Suparno Adijanto is responsible for the overall operations of the Global Palm Resources Group. Since 1992, he is one of the managing directors of the Bumi Raya Group and is in charge of the plantation division. Prior to this appointment, Dr Suparno Adijanto held several positions in the Bumi Raya Group, as a Manager in charge of finance and business development from 1990 to 1992, and as a management trainee from 1989 to 1990. From 1987 to 1989, Dr Suparno Adijanto was the President of Westpont International Trading Company, a US trading company that deals in commodities between S.E.A and the USA. From 1994 to 2006, he was the non-executive director of Australia-listed Energy World Corporation Limited. From 1993 to 2010, Dr Suparno Adijanto was also a Commissioner for Indonesia listed company, PT Resource Alam Indonesia Tbk, where his responsibilities relate mainly to the supervision of its directors in ensuring that the company's mission, vision and objectives are met. Dr Suparno Adijanto graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Economics (Honours) from the University College London, University of London. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Bradford Management Centre, University of Bradford, England and a Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Business Administration, Georgia State University, USA.

Ivan Swandono, Chief Operating Officer

Mr Ivan Swandono was appointed to our Board as an executive director on 12 May 2016. Mr Ivan Swandono joined our Group in September 2011 and was officially promoted to Director of PT Prakarsa Tani Sejati, our subsidiary in Indonesia, in December 2012. In February 2013, he was appointed as our Group's Acting Chief Operating Officer and promoted to our Group's Chief Operating Officer with effect from 10 November 2014. His duties involve overseeing the cultivation of our palm oil plantation and the daily operations of our palm oil mill. He graduated from Purdue University in Indiana, USA with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Yee Kit Hong, Lead Independent Director

Mr Yee was appointed to our Board on 16 March 2010. He is an auditor by profession and has been an audit partner with Kit Yee & Co, a firm of certified public accountants providing audit, accountancy and taxation services since 1989.

From 1982 to 1989, Mr Yee was an audit/tax manager with Ernst & Young in Singapore, where he was responsible for the audit and taxation for small and medium size enterprises. In 2003, Mr Yee was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore. Mr Yee graduated with a Bachelor in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also currently a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

M. Rajaram, Independent Director

Mr Rajaram was appointed to our Board on 16 March 2010. He is a lawyer by profession and is currently the Chairman of K&L Gates Straits LLC, where he heads the banking and corporate finance department and the India practice group. Mr Rajaram is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales and a Fellow in the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. From 2004 to 2008, he was the Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2009, Mr Rajaram was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore. He has been the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mali in Singapore since 1999. Mr Rajaram graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1978 and obtained a Masters in Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management in 1998.

Guok Chin Huat Samuel, Independent Director

Mr Guok was appointed to our Board on 16 March 2010 and is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. He has been the CEO of Starhealth Pte. Ltd – a Singapore based importer and distributor of health and medical products – since 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, venture capital and private equity businesses.

Mr Guok holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University with Majors in Finance and International Economics, Minor in Chemistry.

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