Sam Chong Keen
Chairman & Independent Director
Mr Sam Chong Keen, an Independent Director of the Company, assumed the position of Chairman of the Board on 8 May 2017. He also chairs the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Appointed to the Board on 22 February 1997, Mr Sam served as the Company’s Managing Director till 31 May 2002. Concurrently, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman of LTC Corporation Limited. Mr Sam was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 31 October 2018 and will be seeking for re-election at the forthcoming 51st Annual General Meeting to be held on 30 November 2021.
Mr Sam has a wealth of management experience, having held senior/CEO positions in the Singapore Government Administrative Service, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Intraco Ltd, Comfort Group Ltd, VICOM Ltd, A-Smart Holdings Ltd (“A-Smart”) (formerly known as Xpress Holdings Ltd), Jade Technologies Holdings Ltd and Sino-Environment Technology Group Limited.
Mr Sam was the Political Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1988 to 1991. He has served on various government boards and committees, including the Central Provident Fund Board and the National Co-operative Federation.
Mr Sam currently sits on the boards of other public listed companies. He is an independent director in A-Smart and Parkson Retail Asia Limited and chairman of Stamford Tyres Corporation Ltd.
Mr Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Science and Economics) (Honours) degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford, as well as a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.