COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd. (“COSCO SHIPPING” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) aims to become the best-integrated logistics service provider in South and Southeast Asia. The Company is also involved in dry bulk shipping, ship repair and marine engineering, as well as property management.
Mr Zhu Jian Dong was appointed as President and Non-Independent Executive Director on 19 September 2019 and Chairman on 13 November 2019. Mr Zhu also chairs the Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mr Zhu has held key managerial roles before his appointment and he brings vast skills, knowledge and experience to his current role. Prior to his current appointment, Mr Zhu was Deputy Managing Director of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd, Deputy Managing Director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd and Director of The Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.
Mr Zhu was Deputy Managing Director of COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd from September 2013 to January 2016, Executive Vice President of COSCO Americas Co., Ltd. from October 2010 to September 2013 and Executive Vice President of COSCO Container Lines (Americas) Co., Ltd. from March 2008 to September 2013.
Mr Zhu holds a Master of Business Administration (International) from The University of Hong Kong.
Mr Guo Hua Wei was appointed Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 14 September 2022. He is a member of the Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr Guo was the Secretary of the Board in COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. and China COSCO Holdings Co., Ltd. from December 2016 to June 2022 and January 2012 to December 2016 respectively. Between July 2006 to January 2012, Mr Guo was a General Manager of the Investor Relations Division and the Strategic Development Division of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited. Having held several key positions previously, Mr Guo brings extensive knowledge, skills and experience to his current appointment as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Mr Guo holds a Doctorate Degree in Transportation Economics from Northern Jiaotong University.
Mr Lim Lee Meng was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st June 2023 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Non- Executive Director on 15 September 2023. He chairs the Audit and Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Remuneration, Nominating and Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee.
Mr Lim joined the audit department of Arthur Young & Company (predecessor of Ernst & Young) in 1980. He left Arthur Young in 1984 to become the group financial controller of a substantial property and investment group. In 1988, he co-founded RSM Chio Lim LLP (formerly known as Chio Lim & Associates) in Singapore which became the largest accounting firm in Singapore outside the big 4. In 2016, Mr Lim changed his career path by incorporating LeeMeng Capital Pte. Ltd. which focus on merger & acquisition advisory, and investment in companies with strong potential for growth. He is currently the executive director of LeeMeng Capital Pte. Ltd.
Mr Lim graduated from Nanyang University with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Gold Medallist) in 1980. He also has a MBA from the University of Hull (Overall Best Performance) and a Diploma in Business Law from National University of Singapore. Professionally, he is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK.
Dr John Chen Seow Phun was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st July 2023. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nominating and Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee.
Dr Chen was the Assistant Secretary General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 1991-1997 and served as the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the NTUC Healthcare Cooperative Ltd from 1992-1997. Dr Chen was a Member of Parliament from 1988 to 2006. From 1997 to 1999, he was the Minister of State for Communications. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology and Minister of State for National Development. Prior to joining the Government in 1997, Dr Chen has served as Board Member of the Economic Development Board (EDB), the Housing and Development Board (HDB), the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA), the Director of NTUC FairPrice Co-op Ltd and Singapore Power Ltd.
Dr Chen holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He taught at the National University of Singapore from 1983 to 1991.
Mr. Hoon Tai Meng was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st September 2023. He chairs the Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration and Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee.
Mr. Hoon founded M/s T M Hoon & Co. Advocates & Solicitors in 1997, and subsequently taking on the role of managing partner. During this time, he adeptly handled corporate matters and civil litigation. In 2007, he transitioned to M/s KhattarWong Advocates & Solicitors as a partner, where he focused on corporate finance. His journey led him to join Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd in 2011, where he assumed the role of Executive Director, contributing to group operations and corporate affairs. In 2018, his expertise took a new direction as he honed his focus on Corporate & Capital Market, Private Wealth & Real Estate at RHTLaw Asia LLP, where he currently serves as a senior consultant. Mr Hoon is a lawyer and accountant by profession, besides having about 20 years of experience in law practice, Mr Hoon also has around 27years of experience in corporate planning, business operations, financial planning and management, audit, tax and corporate secretarial function. He was also a registered professional with Singapore Stock Exchange Limited rendering continuing sponsor service to companies listed in Catalist Board.
Mr Hoon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London in 1993. Additionally, he is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Singapore), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA (UK), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants FCCA (UK), Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA, and Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple).