Board of Directors

  •  Teo Swee Lian  ( Non-executive and independent Director )
    Teo Swee Lian

    Non-executive and independent Director

  • Note:
    (1) Member of the Order of Australia


     

    Simon Israel

     

     

    Non-executive and non-independent Director
    Chairman, Singtel Board
    Chairman, Finance and Investment Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Member, Optus Advisory Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 3

     

     

    Mr Simon Israel, 65, is the Chairman of Singapore Post Limited and a Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre CLG Limited.  He is also a member of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Westpac's Asia Advisory Board. Simon is a former Director of CapitaLand Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre Pte. Ltd.

     

    Simon was an Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited before retiring on 1 July 2011. Prior to that, he was Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group.  Simon also held various positions in Sara Lee Corporation before becoming President (Household & Personal Care), Asia Pacific.

     

    Simon was conferred Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2007 and awarded the Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2011. He holds a Diploma in Business Studies from The University of the South Pacific.


    Simon Claude Israel

    Director on 4 July 2003 and Chairman on 29 July 2011
    29 July 2016

    Chua Sock Koong

     

     

    Executive and non-independent Director
    Member, Optus Advisory Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Ms Chua Sock Koong, 60, was appointed Group CEO on 1 April 2007. She has overall responsibility for the Group's businesses.

     

    Sock Koong joined Singtel in June 1989 as Treasurer before becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in April 1999. She held the positions of Group CFO and CEO, International from February 2006 to 12 October 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Group CEO.

     

    Sock Koong sits on the boards of Bharti Airtel Limited, Bharti Telecom Limited, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, Cap Vista Pte Ltd and key subsidiaries of the Singtel Group. She is also a member of the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council, the Public Service Commission, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the Singapore Management University Board of Trustees.

     

    Sock Koong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a CFA charterholder.


    Chua Sock Koong

    Director on 12 October 2006 and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 April 2007
    28 July 2017

    Gautam Banerjee

     

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Member, Audit Committee
    Member, Risk Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 4

     

     

    Mr Gautam Banerjee, 63, is Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and Chairman of Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd. Mr Banerjee spent over 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia. He was a Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore until he retired on 31 December 2012.

     

    Gautam sits on the boards of Singapore Airlines Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, GIC Private Limited and EDBI Pte Ltd. He also serves in several not-for-profit organisations including Defence Science and Technology Agency, Listings Advisory Committee of the Singapore Exchange, Singapore Legal Service Commission and Yale-NUS College. 

     

    Gautam holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Warwick University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

     

    Gautam was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009. He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.


    Gautam Banerjee

    1 March 2018
    24 July 2018

    Bobby Chin

     

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Chairman, Audit Committee
    Member, Risk Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 4

     

     

    Mr Bobby Chin, 66, is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and Chairman of the Housing & Development Board, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited and NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd.  He is the Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited.  He serves on the boards of the Singapore Labour Foundation and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. He is Chairman of Frasers Commercial Asset Management Ltd. and also a Director of several listed companies, namely Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, Ho Bee Land Limited and AV Jennings Limited.

     

    Bobby was the Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore from 1992 until his retirement in September 2005. He was a Director of SembCorp Industries Ltd. 

     

    Bobby holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

     

    Note:
    Bobby was appointed to the Board of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (Temasek), the major shareholder of Singtel, on 10 June 2014. After due consideration, Bobby continues to be regarded as independent as he does not represent Temasek on the Singtel Board and he is not accustomed or under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of Temasek. As Bobby has demonstrated independence in character and judgement in the discharge of his responsibilities, the Singtel Board is satisfied that he will continue to exercise independent judgement and act in the best interests of Singtel and its security holders generally.


    Bobby Chin Yoke Choong

    1 May 2012
    24 July 2018

    Venky Ganesan

     

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Chairman, Technology Advisory Panel
    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

     

     

    Mr Venkataraman (Venky) Ganesan, 45, is one of the Managing Partners of Menlo Ventures, a 42-year-old top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He focuses on investments in the consumer and enterprise sectors. Venky sits on the boards of several portfolio companies of Menlo Ventures, namely Avi Networks, Inc., BitSight Technologies, Inc, Breather Products Inc., Dedrone Inc., Machine Zone, Inc., MealPal, Inc., OverOps Inc. (formerly known as Takipi, Inc.), Rover, Inc., Unravel Inc., UpCounsel Inc. and Waterline Data Science, Inc. He is also a Board member of Amobee, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel.

     

    Prior to joining Menlo Ventures, Venky was Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners. Before Globespan, he was one of the founders of Trigo Technologies. He also worked at McKinsey & Company and Microsoft as a Program Manager. He is the former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and a former Director of Gild, Inc., Handle, Inc., Palo Alto Networks Inc and Virident Systems (acquired by Western Digital Corporation).

     

    Venky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematics from Reed College and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science (Honours) from the California Institute of Technology in the US.


    Venky Ganesan

    2 February 2015
    24 July 2018

    Low Check Kian

     

    Non-executive and Lead Independent Director
    Chairman, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Mr Low Check Kian, 59 is a Director of Cluny Park Capital. He was previously one of the founding partners of NewSmith Capital Partners LLP (NewSmith), an independent partnership providing corporate finance advice and investment management services with its headquarters based in London. Prior to founding NewSmith, he was a Senior Vice President and Member of the Executive Management Committee of Merrill Lynch & Co and its Chairman for the Asia Pacific region.

     

    Check Kian also sits on the boards of Broadcom Limited, Singtel Innov8 Pte. Ltd. and Singtel Innov8 Holdings Pte. Ltd., and is a trustee of the Singapore London School of Economics Trust and Nanyang Technological University. He was a Director of Neptune Orient Lines Limited and Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd.

     

    Check Kian holds a B. Sc (First Class Honours) and M. Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics. 


    Low Check Kian

    Director on 9 May 2011 and Lead Independent Director on 21 July 2015
    28 July 2017

    Peter Mason AM

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Chairman, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Chairman, Optus Advisory Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Mr Peter Mason, 72, is Chairman of AusNet Services Limited and a Senior Advisor to UBS Australia. He is the Chairman of the Centre for Independent Studies.

     

    Peter has more than 40 years' experience in investment banking, including JP Morgan and Schroders. He has been Chairman and a Director of a number of Australian companies.

     

    Peter is a Member of the Order of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours), an MBA and an Honorary Doctorate from The University of New South Wales, Australia.


    Peter Edward Mason AM

    21 September 2010
    29 July 2016

    Christina Ong

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Member, Audit Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 4

     

     

    Mrs Christina Ong, 67, is Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP as well as Co-Head of its Financial Services Department. She is a Director of Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, SIA Engineering Company Limited, Singapore Tourism Board, Trailblazer Foundation Ltd and Epimetheus Ltd. Christina is a member of the Catalist Advisory Panel and also a trustee of The Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars Trust. She also sits on the boards of companies and entities which are owned by Allen & Gledhill LLP.

     

    Christina is a lawyer and she provides corporate and corporate regulatory and compliance advice, particularly to listed companies. Her areas of practice include banking and securities.

     

    Christina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Second Upper Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. She is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the International Bar Association.


    Christina Ong

    7 April 2014
    29 July 2016

    Teo Swee Lian

     

    Non-executive and independent Director
    Chairman, Risk Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Ms Teo Swee Lian, 58, is a non-executive and independent Director of AIA Group Ltd and Avanda Investment Management Pte Ltd. Swee Lian is also a member of the Board of Directors of Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd. and Dubai Financial Services Authority, United Arab Emirates, a member of the Governing Board of the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, a member of the Corporate Governance Council formed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a council member of the Asian Bureau of Finance & Economic Research of National University of Singapore Business School. 

     

    Swee Lian was Special Advisor in the Managing Director's Office at the MAS until she stepped down in early June 2015. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Financial Supervision at the MAS, where she oversaw macroeconomic surveillance, regulation and supervision of the banking, insurance and capital markets industries in Singapore. During her time with MAS, she also worked in reserves management, development, external relations and strategic planning. Swee Lian was also a member of the Singapore Exchange Diversity Action Committee.

     

    Swee Lian was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2012. She holds a B. Sc (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Imperial College, London University and a M. Sc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University.


    Teo Swee Lian

    13 April 2015
    24 July 2018