Announcement Of Appointment Of Non-Executive Director

BackNov 22, 2012
Appointment Details
Date of Appointment 22/11/2012
Name Ng How Kiat Charlie
Age 42
Country of principal residence Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) The Board of Directors is of the opinion that Mr Ng can contribute positively to the company after reviewing the Nominating Committee's recommendation and Mr Ng's qualifications, experience and suitability.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, area of responsibility Non-executive
Job Title Non-executive
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years Mr Ng How Kiat Charlie is President and Executive Director of Macondray & Company Inc (MCI). MCI is a subsidiary of Asia Resource Corporation (ARC), with focus on investments in Indo-China and China.

Mr Ng joined ARC Group in 1994 as Project Manager, overseeing the Group's greenfield investments in Vietnam and Myanmar. He currently serves on the board of Asia Resource Corporation and several of its subsidiaries. He had also previously held senior positions in the areas of corporate development and investment, in SGX listed Boustead Singapore Ltd and Easycall International Ltd.

Mr Ng graduated from National University Singapore (NUS) in 1994, with a degree in Business Administration and was placed on the Dean's List.
Interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries Nil
Family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Nil
Conflict of interest Nil
Other Directorship
Past (for the last five years) 1. Asia Resource Corporation Pte. Ltd.;
2. Macondray & Company Inc;
3. Representations International Pte. Ltd.;
4. Macondray Corporation Pte. Ltd.;
5. Macondray Company Limited;
6. MCI Investment Pte. Ltd.; and
7. Amtrek Investment Pte. Ltd.
Present 1. Asia Resource Corporation Pte. Ltd.;
2. Macondray & Company Inc;
3. Representations International Pte. Ltd.;
4. Macondray Corporation Pte. Ltd.;
5. Macondray Company Limited;
6. MCI Investment Pte. Ltd.; and
7. Amtrek Investment Pte. Ltd.
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(h)
a. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, a petition under any bankruptcy laws of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner? No
b. Whether at any time during the last 10 years a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against a corporation of which he was a director or key executive for the winding up of that corporation on the ground of insolvency? No
c. Whether there is any unsatisfied judgement against him? No
d. Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment for 3 months or more, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such purpose? No
e. Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such breach? No
f. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgement has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings which he is aware of involving an allegation of fraud, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part)? No
g. Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any corporation? No
h. Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director of any corporation, or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any corporation? No
i. Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgement or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity? No
j. Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of :-  
  (i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, No
  in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust?  
k. Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere? No
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(i)
  Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? No
  If yes, please provide details of prior experience.
The Company will arrange for Mr Ng to receive the relevant training to familiarize him with the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed company.
Other Notes
Footnotes After the appointment of Mr Ng How Kiat Charlie as a member of the Board, the composition of the Board is as follows:

1. Dr Allan Yap (Chairman)
2. Dr Tan Ng Chee (Deputy Chairman)
3. Mdm Tang Cheuk Chee
4. Dr Tan Boon Wan
5. Mr Lien Kait Long
6. Mr Ng How Kiat Charlie