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Chemical Industries (Far East) Limited (“CIL”) continues to be the sole manufacturer of chlorine, caustic soda and other chlor-alkaline products in Singapore, as we have been since 1963. CIL was established as a pioneer industry to underpin the industrialization, and to-date remains the prime supplier of basic chemicals to the petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, polycarbonate and water-treatment industries.

CIL is listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. In 1998, CIL erected a new chlorine plant employing membrane technology on Singapore’s Jurong Island. CIL employs about 140 staff in its enterprise and has a turnover of more than S$100 million. It has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and Biz safe level 4.

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Products / Services offering:

Chlorine
Caustic Soda
Hydrochloric Acid
Sodium Hypochlorite
Hydrogen

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Our Board

LIM SOO PENG, JP, BBM(L), BBM, PBM

Managing Director

Mr. Lim Soo Peng was appointed to the Board since its inception on 16 March 1962. He founded the
Company in response to the Singapore Government’s invitation transition from an owner of a
leading commodities trading house to a manufacturer of essential chemicals to support Singapore’s
nascent industrialisation programme in the sixties.
He is a Justice of Peace since his appointment in 1966 and a former Member of Parliament in
Singapore’s 1 st Parliament from 8 December 1965 to 8 February 1968 and 2 nd Parliament from 6 May
1968 to 16 August 1972.
For over four decades, he served on a number of Government Committees and Statutory Boards. For
his public service contributions, he received the following awards:
1977 The Public Service Medal
2001 The Public Service Star
2014 The Public Service Star (Bar)
In 2015, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry conferred on him the SG50
outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Award.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
16 March 1962

Date of last re-election as a Director:
28 June 2019

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company)
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
 S.P. Lim & Company Pte Ltd
 Eastern Rubber Company (Malaya) Pte Ltd

LIM YEW KHANG CECIL

Executive Director

Mr. Lim Yew Khang Cecil was appointed to the Board on 15 September 2016 and was last re-elected
on 30 June 2017. He assists the Chairman and Managing Director in strategic planning, commercial
and business development of the Group and is responsible for the Group’s operations in Myanmar.
He joined the Group in 1980 and held various positions involving various aspects including
investment, finance, commercial, operations and serving as an Executive Director on the Board of
Directors from 1992 to 2006. Prior to joining the Group, he worked in the financial investment arena.

Mr. Cecil Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Social Science from the
University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Science in Business Studies from the London
Business School.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
15 September 2016

Date of last re-election as a Director:
30 June 2017

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social
Science, University of Singapore
 Master of Science in Business Studies,
London Business School

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
 Auston Institute of Management Pte Ltd

LIM YEW TEE COLLIN

Executive Director

Mr. Lim Yew Tee Collin was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2015. He oversees the
operations of the chlor-alkali manufacturing plant situated in Jurong Island and technical aspects of
the Group.
Mr. Collin Lim joined the Group in August 1997 as a Project Engineer and was promoted to Deputy
Plant Manager in March 2002 and Plant Manager in July 2013. Prior to joining the Group, he was an
Electrical Engineer with Ministry of Defence from 1994 to 1997.
Mr. Collin Lim currently serves as a committee member in the review of the Chemical & Processes
Standards for Singapore and was previously a committee member in the review of the Environment
& Resource Standards for Singapore from 2017 to 2019.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
1 September 2015

Date of last re-election as a Director:
30 June 2017

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours),
Nanyang Technological University
 Master of Science in Engineering Business
Management, University of Warwick
 Executive Diploma in Directorship,
Singapore Management University
 Certified Professional Risk Manager, Asian
Risk Management Institute

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
Nil

YEO HOCK CHYE

Non-Executive and Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Yeo Hock Chye was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2019.
He manages a consultancy practice providing financial and business advisory, project management
and consulting services on Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance for small and
medium sized businesses in Singapore and Thailand.
He has more than 50 years of experience in the financial services industry, of which he had served as
Regional Head for Risk Management for Standard Chartered Bank supervising 7 countries in the Asia
Pacific Region. He has provided consulting for Leasing companies, Banks and Micro-Finance
companies in the Indo-China region. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Head of Risk Management of
ACL Bank, Thailand. He was appointed as EVP and Consultant at Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand,
between 2007 to 2010. From 2013 to 2014, he was appointed as Director of the Economic Advisory
Board of JDB Bank, Laos, providing risk consulting, strategic development and upgrading of their risk
processes. He served as Commercial Advisor for a Thai public listed company engaged in the poultry
business till May 2020.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
1 July 2019

Date of last re-election as a Director:
NA

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of
Singapore
 Associate of the Chartered Institute of
Bankers

Board Committee Membership
 Chairman of Audit Committee,
 Member of Nominating and
Remuneration Committees
Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
 BRFoods Pte. Ltd.

DR WAN SOON BEE

Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr Wan Soon Bee was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2000
Dr Wan was a former Minister of State and was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 2001. He
served as Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 1981 to
1987 and Chairman of Comfort Group Ltd from 1986 to 1998. From 1981 to 1995, he was on the
Board of Directors of Singapore Airlines and was the Executive Chairman of OCWS Logistics Pte Ltd, a
subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines Limited from 1995 to 2000.

Date of first appointment as a Director:
1 July 2000

Date of last re-election as a Director:
29 June 2018

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Dottore Ingegnere Degree in Electronics
Engineering, University of Pisa

Board Committee Membership
 Chairman of Remuneration Committee
 Member of Audit and Nominating
Committees
Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
Nil

SNG PENG CHYE

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Sng Peng Chye was appointed to the Board on 13 July 2020.
Mr Sng is currently the Senior Advisor (Corporate Banking) of CIMB Bank Singapore. He had a long
and distinguished career in the banking industry. From 2001 till his retirement in 2018, he was the
Head of Corporate Banking and was active in several working committees in Malayan Banking
Berhad, Singapore.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
13 July 2020

Date of last re-election as a Director:
Not applicable

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Arts, University of Singapore
 Bachelor of Social Science (2 nd Upper Honours) in
Economics, National University of
Singapore

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
Nil

CHUA CHIN KIAT, PBM, PPA(E)

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Chua Chin Kiat was appointed to the Board on 13 July 2020.
Mr Chua served in the public service for 36 years. He retired from the public service as Director of
Prisons (now known as the Commissioner of Prisons) in 2007, holding the rank of Deputy
Commissioner of Police. When Mr Chua took over the helm as Director of Prisons, the Service
started many new and bold initiatives which transformed the organisation into an exemplary prison
system with the vision of returning prisoners to society as responsible citizens. The tagline “Captains
of Lives” was coined to describe the new role played by Prison Officers. He was the initiator of the
Yellow Ribbon Project which still helps ex-offenders reintegrate back to society today. The Singapore
Prison story became the subject of 2 case studies, one by INSEAD and the other by Civil Service
College. He was the author of 2 books on prison reform, namely, The Making of Captains of Lives and
Leading Reform.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aetos Security Management Pte Ltd (a wholly owned
Temasek company) from 2007 to 2011. From 2008 to 2013, he chaired the Board of Centre for

Enabled Living (CEL), an agency set up by the Singapore Government to serve the social care needs
of the disabled and elderly. He was also on the board of Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) from 2009
to 2018.
Mr Chua was a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2005 for his contributions as
the Director of Prisons. His name again appeared in the 2013 National Day Honours list, being
awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) for his contributions to the disabled and aged care sectors.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
13 July 2020

Date of last re-election as a Director:
Not applicable

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
Nil

LIM YEW NGHEE

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr. Lim Yew Nghee was appointed to the Board on 27 December 2019.
He is currently Principal at Taxise Asia LLC and Asia Chief Operating Officer for WTS Global, a leading
international tax network with operations in over 100 countries. From 2014 to 2017, he was the
Head of Baker McKenzie’s Tax, Trade and Wealth Management practice in Singapore and the Chair
of the Firm’s Asia Pacific International Commercial & Trade Practice.
Mr Lim is an international tax and trade lawyer who has extensive experience of over 20 years
relating to the structuring of supply chain and distribution strategies in the Asia Pacific region as well
as in international tax and trade matters and has received various accolades, including recognition as
Legal 500 Leading Individual (Singapore tax) in 2017, Chamber Asia Pacific 2017 for Singapore Tax
and Leading Lawyer for International Trade: Asia-wide, Chambers Asia and Chambers Global 2009-
2016.
Date of first appointment as a Director:
27 December 2019

Date of last re-election as a Director:
Not applicable

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
 Bachelor of Law (Honours), University of
Singapore
 Master of Law, International and
Comparative Law, McGill University

Present Directorship other than the Company
(SGX Listed Company):
Nil

Present Principal Commitments including
Directorship other than the Company and its
subsidiaries (Non SGX-Listed Company):
 Principal, Taxise Asia LLC
 Asia Chief Operating Officer, WTS Global
 Director, Private Exchange Group Pte Ltd
 Board member, Singapore Tax Academy
 Co-Chair, Tax and Trust Committee, Law
Society of Singapore
 Member, Singapore Academy of Law

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

LIN YINJUN BENJAMIN
General Manager

Mr Lin Yinjun Benjamin was appointed as General Manager on 16 April 2019 and is responsible for
daily operations, marketing and procurement functions of the Company. He joined the Group in
September 2012 as Personal Assistant to Managing Director and has been involved in all aspects of
our business operations assisting the Managing Director.

On 16 June 2020, he is appointed as a Director of Chem Integrated Management Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary company.
Mr Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Marketing Management with Coventry
University and obtained an Executive Diploma in Directorship awarded jointly by Singapore
Management University and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

IVAN TOH
Head of Commercial

Mr. Ivan Toh joined the Group in October 2017 as Head of Commercial and is responsible for
developing and expanding the market for our own production products, as well as distribution
chemicals.
He has been in the chemical distribution lines for 11 years and was previously from a major
American chemical distribution company with responsibilities for developing its regional distribution
business.
Mr. Toh graduated with a Diploma in Business Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

WONG MOON SENG
Technical Adviser to Chairman

Mr. Wong Moon Seng serves as the Group’s Technical Adviser since March 2002. He joined the
Group in 1965 as Deputy Plant Manager and was involved in the evolution of the Group’s
manufacturing technology from the first-generation mercury cells to the present Bipolar membrane
Electrolyzer technology.
Mr. Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the National
Taiwan University.

TEO EK PHENG
Logistics Manager

Mr. Teo joined the Group in 1965 and has held various positions in the Group during his tenure with
the Group. He was promoted to Logistics Manager in March 2009 with overall responsibilities for the
Group’s distribution business. He is also a Director of Chem Transport Pte Ltd, a subsidiary company.

YEO KENG LIANG
Sales & Marketing Manager

Mr. Yeo was appointed as the Sales & Marketing Manager in March 2009. He joined the Group in
1985 as Marketing Executive. Prior to joining the Group, he worked with a consumer goods
distributor and the Consumer Association of Singapore.
Mr. Yeo graduated with a Diploma in Commerce from Ngee Ann Technical College.

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No.3 Jalan samulun
Singapore 629127
Tel: 6265 0411 Fax: 6265 6690
Email: CI.enquiries@cil.sg