Board of Directors

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, 61, 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 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 Deputy Chair of the GSMA Board.

 

She is a member of the Singapore Management University Board of Trustees, the Public Service Commission, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council. She is also an alternate member of Singapore's Council of Presidential Advisers.

 

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, 64, 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

Dominic Barton

 

Non-executive and independent Director

Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

 

Mr Dominic Barton, 56, is Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company. Until July 2018, Mr Barton was the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company, based in London.  Prior to that, he was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia chairman and also led the Korea office.

 

Dominic is the Chairman of Teck Resources Limited.  He is the Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, the chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.  He is one of the founders of FCLT Global.

 

Dominic holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.


Dominic Barton

25 March 2019
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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, 67, is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee, 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

Bradley Horowitz

 

Non-executive and independent Director
Member, Finance and Investment Committee
Member, Technology Advisory Panel
Date of appointment: 26 December 2018
Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

 

 

Mr Bradley Horowitz, 53, is Vice President of Product Management at Google, Inc.  Over the past decade, Bradley has led product development for a wide array of consumer products at Google including Gmail, Google Drive & Docs, Blogger, Google Voice, Google News and Google Photos.  Prior to joining Google, he was the Vice President of Advanced Development at Yahoo, Inc.

 

Bradley is an independent Director of Issuu, Inc. and also a member of the Visiting Committee of Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Bradley holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Media Science from the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Bradley Horowitz

26 Dec 2018
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Gail Patricia Kelly

 

Non-executive and independent Director
Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
Member, Optus Advisory Committee
Date of appointment: 26 December 2018
Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

 

 

Mrs Gail Patricia Kelly, 62, is a Board Director of Australian Philanthropic Services.  She is also a Senior Global Adviser to UBS and a member of the Group of Thirty, Bretton Woods Committee, McKinsey Advisory Council and PLuS Alliance Advisory Board.

 

Gail’s executive banking career spanned 35 years.  She was the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of two banks in Australia – St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac Banking Corporation from 2008 to 2015.  She was previously a Director of Woolworths Holdings Limited in South Africa, Country Road Group, David Jones and the Business Council of Australia.

 

Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts and Higher Diploma of Education from the University of Cape Town and a Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand.  She has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and Charles Sturt University and an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Economics by the University of Sydney.


Gail Patricia Kelly

26 Dec 2018
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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 a Director 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 and Epimetheus Ltd. Christina is a member of the Catalist Advisory Panel and the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee, a trustee of The Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars Trust and a member of the Supervisory Committee of the ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund. She also sits on the boards of companies and entities which are owned by Allen & Gledhill LLP.  She is a former Director of Singapore Tourism Board and the Trailblazer Foundation Ltd.

 

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, 59, is the Chairman of CapitaLand Mall Trust, a Director of AIA Group Ltd, Avanda Investment Management Pte Ltd, Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd. and Dubai Financial Services Authority, a member of the Governing Board of the Duke-NUS Medical School and a council member of the Asian Bureau of Finance & Economic Research of NUS Business School. 

 

Swee Lian was Special Advisor in the Managing Director's Office at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (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. Swee Lian was also a member of the Corporate Governance Council formed by the MAS and the Singapore Exchange Diversity Action Committee.

 

Swee Lian 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