Lead Independent Director
Mr John Lim Yew Kong was appointed Independent Director on 13 September 2010. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, Lead Independent Director and a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Lim is currently a director of Point Hope Pte Ltd, a Singapore-incorporated company involved in providing investment advisory services to a private equity fund management company. Prior to this, he was a director of AXIA Equity Pte Ltd, a Singapore-incorporated corporate advisory company. Between 1991 and 2005, Mr Lim was involved extensively in private equity investments, having worked in two private equity funds covering the ASEAN region. Mr Lim worked in Dowell Schlumberger in the United Kingdom and Arthur Andersen & Co, London between 1984 and 1991. He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Karin Technology Holdings Limited and North Asia Resources Holdings Limited. The companies are listed on the Singapore Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange, respectively.
Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.