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YEO George Yong-boon

YEO George Yong-boon, aged 61, has been the Chairman of the Company since August 2012 and became an Executive Director of the Company in November 2013. Mr Yeo has been a director of Kerry Holdings Limited (a subsidiary of Kerry Group Limited, a controlling shareholder of the Company) since July 2016. From 1988 to 2011, Mr Yeo served for 23 years in the Singapore Government, as Minister of State for Finance, then as Minister for Information and the Arts, Health, Trade and Industry, and Foreign Affairs. Prior to 1988, Mr Yeo served in various capacities in the Singapore Armed Forces, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Defence Ministry, including Chief-of-Staff of the Air Staff and Director of Joint Operations and Planning in the Defence Ministry, attaining the rank of Brigadier-General. Mr Yeo became Chancellor of Nalanda University in July 2015 and also chairs its International Advisory Panel. Mr Yeo is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the Berggruen Institute on Governance, the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, the International Advisory Council of Eco Forum Global Guiyang, Economic Development Commission, Hong Kong, the International Advisory Committee of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Mitsubishi Corporation (a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with stock code 80580) respectively. Mr Yeo became a member of the Vatican Council for the Economy from February 2014 and a member of the Vatican Media Committee from July 2014. Mr Yeo has been an independent non-executive director of AIA Group Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited with stock code 1299) since November 2012 and a non-independent non-executive director of Wilmar International Limited (a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with stock code F34) since November 2014. Mr Yeo was awarded the Philippines’ Order of Sikatuna, India’s Padma Bhushan and Australia’s Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia. Mr Yeo graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in engineering in 1976 and also obtained a master of business administration degree (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School in 1985. In addition, Mr Yeo was a visiting scholar to Peking University from September to December 2011 and remains a visiting scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.