BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lim Jit Poh
Chairman (Non-Independent Non-Excecutive Director)

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 21 January 1981
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 28 April 2021

Mr Lim Jit Poh is the Chairman and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, the listed parent entity of the Company with business interest in land transport. He was the Chairman of SBS Transit Ltd, another listed subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited until April 2021 but since then, the Board and Management appointed him as Senior Advisor in order to continue to tap on his wise counsel. 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, the 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.

Yang Ban Seng
Deputy Chairman (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 May 2017
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 20 May 2020

Mr Yang Ban Seng is the Deputy Chairman of VICOM Ltd. He is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a member of the Sustainability Committee and the Technology Committee. He is also the Managing Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited as well as Deputy Chairman of SBS Transit 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 ComfortDelGro 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. He was awarded the Medal of Commendation at the NTUC’s May Day Awards in 2013, and Medal of Commendation (Gold) at the NTUC’s May Day Awards in 2021.

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.

Sim Wing Yew
Chief Executive Officer (Non-Independent Executive Director)

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 May 2012
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 28 April 2021

Mr Sim Wing Yew is the Chief Executive Officer and a Non-Independent Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is a member of the Sustainability Committee and Technology Committee.

Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer of ComfortDelGro Engineering Pte Ltd from August 2008 until he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2011. Mr Sim first joined the ComfortDelGro Group in September 2002 as a General Manager in charge of two maintenance workshops in SBS Transit Ltd’s Fleet Management Department. In June 2006, he assumed responsibility as the General Manager for all five SBS Transit’s workshops.

Prior to joining ComfortDelGro Group, he managed projects in China and Hong Kong for SGX-Catalist listed See Hup Seng Limited.

Mr Sim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Shim Phyau Wui, Victor
Lead Independent And Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 June 2017
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 20 May 2020

Professor Shim Phyau Wui, Victor is the Lead Independent and a Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. Prof Shim is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Technology Committee.

He is an Emeritus Professor with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was a full-time academic staff member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1980 to 2021. He has held numerous management appointments at the University, the last as Senior Advisor to the Office of Global Relations. Prior to that, he was Associate Vice-President for Global Relations. Other major responsibilities include being the founding Director of the Office of Corporate Relations (now Office of University Communications), a Vice-Dean (External Relations & Outreach) at the Faculty of Engineering, and a Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. In the course of his research and technical work, Prof Shim established the Impact Mechanics Laboratory at NUS to facilitate work on Dynamic Material Behaviour and Impact Engineering. His research interests include dynamic materials testing and modelling, 3D-printed and cellular materials, impact resistance of protective structures, as well as the response of components and products to impacts and shocks. He has served as a consultant to industry, and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Impact Engineering. Prof Shim continues to supervise projects and students in fundamental and applied research, and through his contacts with overseas researchers and experts in the same field, he keeps abreast of current global developments and emerging areas of interest.

Prof Shim was a Colombo Plan Scholar. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, a Master of Engineering from NUS, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He has received awards at NUS for Teaching Excellence, Innovative Teaching and Outstanding Service, and was conferred the Singapore National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2012.

Soh Chung Hian Daniel
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 May 2018
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 28 April 2021

Mr Soh Chung Hian is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

A fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Mr Soh began his career in 1977 with Ernst & Young LLP, Singapore, and was a partner from 1990 till his retirement in December 2012.

Mr Soh also serves as an independent director of British and Malayan Holdings Ltd and Sunright Limited. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Raffles Girls’ School.

Mr Soh holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the then University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from International Centre of Management in the United Kingdom.

Tan Kim Siew
Chairman (Independent Non-Excecutive Director)

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 May 2018
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 27 April 2022

Dr Tan Kim Siew is the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is the Chairman of Nominating and Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Technology Committee and the Sustainability Committee. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of SBS Transit Ltd.

Dr Tan is presently a Senior Consultant in the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Governing Board for the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. From 2012 to 2014, Dr Tan served as Commissioner of Inland Revenue. Prior to this appointment, Dr Tan was the Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) of the Ministry of Defence from 2003 to 2012. He had also held other appointments in the public service, including CEO of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and in the Ministry of National Development, Chairman of the Defence Science and Technology Agency, and Chairman of the DSO National Laboratories.

Dr Tan was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 1990, the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1996, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2001 and the Long Service Medal in 2003 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Dr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Engineering Tripos) with Distinction in Electronics Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge.

Jackson Chia
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 27 April 2022
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: NA

Mr Jackson Chia is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Mr Chia was appointed as Chief Executive, Private Mobility Group of ComfortDelGro Corporation on 7 June 2021. He is concurrently the Chief Executive of the Taxi Business and also the Group Chief Sustainability Officer.

Mr Chia joined the Group in 2017 as the Deputy Head of Rail in SBS Transit Limited, where he headed the training, safety and security, and planning functions of the rail business. He was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Transformation Office in June 2018, before being made the Group Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer in November 2018. Under his charge, the Group established its Sustainability framework and set targets across the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) domains. For three years running, ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited was one of the four Singapore companies selected for inclusion into the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Asia Pacific).

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr Chia served 28 years with the Republic of Singapore Navy, holding various command and staff appointments including Commander Maritime Security Task Force and Head Naval Operations. His last appointment before retirement was Chief of Staff – Naval Staff.

Mr Chia holds a Bachelor of Social Science (First Class) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Birmingham, and a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mr Chia also attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, France in 2008.

Mr Chia’s previous Board experience includes Directorships in Advanced Materiel Engineering and ST Education and Training, both subsidiaries under the ST Engineering Group. He also served as Chairman of Sembawang Country Club from 2014 to 2017.

June Seah Lee Kiang
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 1 October 2017
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 20 May 2020

Ms June Seah Lee Kiang is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. She is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Ms Seah is currently the Head of Business Development of Omise Co, a payment processor registered in Singapore with operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.

Ms Seah is a veteran banker with extensive experience in the cards and payments industry. She was formerly General Manager of UOB Card Center before joining VISA International. She was a member of VISA’s Asia Pacific Management Committee and headed up Merchant and Acquirer Partnerships for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Ms Seah holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree with Second Upper Honours in Economics from the University of Singapore.

Tan Poh Hong
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 24 April 2019
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 20 May 2020

Ms Tan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Technology Committee.

She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Sheng Siong Group Limited, Centurion Corporation Limited, AnnAik Limited, APAC Realty Ltd and OTS Holdings Ltd. She is also a Board Member of Jilin Food Zone Pte Ltd. She is Singapore’s Non- Resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Ms Tan was the Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore from 2009 to 2017. AVA was the national authority responsible for food security and safety. Ms Tan was instrumental in transforming and expanding the organisation’s mandate to cater to new challenges facing the country’s food security. She initiated and led stakeholder engagement and partnership initiatives, and drove the push to transform the local farming sector.

Prior to her appointment at AVA, Ms Tan was the Deputy CEO of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from 2004 to 2009. She held various leadership positions in HDB which involved policy and strategy development, operations and sales as well as corporate development.

Ms Tan holds a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from New York University. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2013, and the Public Service Medal in 1999 by the Singapore Government and the NTUC Medal of Commendation in 2001.

Wong Yoke Woon
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director of the Company: 21 May 2020
Date of last re-election as Director of the Company: 28 April 2021

Ms Wong Yoke Woon is an Independent Non-Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. She is a member of both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Wong is the Deputy Director of the National Trade Unions Congress’ Administration and Research Unit (NTUC-ARU) Operations Department (OPD). The OPD’s main task is to assist the Operations and Mobilisation Division in establishing the capability to ‘Plan and Act’ as part of the NTUC-ARU’s efforts in supporting related labour movement and business continuity operations. As the Deputy Director of the OPD, Ms Wong is responsible to monitor, coordinate and report on the myriad activities related to operational readiness and resilience before working out action plans to address them.

With effect from January 2022, Ms Wong also holds the position of Deputy Executive Secretary of the Healthcare Services Employees’ Union.

Ms Wong held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DY CEO) of the Outreach and Operations Group of the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) until she relinquished this role in March 2022. As the DY CEO, she implemented many key strategies to engage companies to embark on the Inclusive Growth Programme and enhance companies’ operations to drive productivity through boosting the efficiency of workers, which in turn raised workers’ welfares.

Ms Wong was also previously with NTUC LearningHub as the General Manager of the Employability Campus where she was responsible for the employability training for working people across all industries.

Ms Wong holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Singapore Management University, a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences from NUS.

Ms Wong also holds a Professional Diploma in Employment Relations from the NUS-Extension and Ong Teng Cheong Institute and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.