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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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Our board consists of 6 members of which 3 are independent non executive directors. They span over multiple sectors which provide insights into the strategic direction of the company. Below are their qualifications.
LIM SOO PENG
Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Lim Soo Peng was appointed to the Board since its inception in 1962 and is a founder member of the Company. This was in response to the invitation by the Singapore Government to effect a transition as owner of a leading commodities trading house to a manufacturer of essential chemicals in the nascent industrialization programme of Singapore in the decades of the sixties. Mr. Lim was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1966. He was also a Member of Parliament in our first and second parliaments. For the last four decades, he had served on a number of Government committees and statutory boards. For his public service contribution, he was awarded The Public Service Medal in 1997, The Public Service Star in 2001 and The Public Service Star (Bar) in 2014. Mr.Lim was also conferred the SG50 Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Award by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2015.
LIM YEW KHANG CECIL
Mr. Lim Yew Khang Cecil was appointed to the Board in September 2016 and he assists the Chairman
in the operations of the Group.
Mr Cecil Lim joined the Group in 1980 and had held various positions in the Group. From 1992 to
2006, he served as an Executive Director on the Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in
various aspects of the Group including investment, finance, commercial and Chlor-Alkali plant
operations. He started his working career in the financial investment arena prior to joining the
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
LIM YEW TEE COLLIN
Mr. Lim Yew Tee Collin was appointed to the Board in 2015 and is responsible for the operations of the Chlor-Alkali manufacturing plant situated in Jurong Island. He 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. Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree majoring in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick and an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University.
He is a Business Continuity Certified Planner with Business Continuity Management Institute and a Certified Professional Risk Manager with Asian Risk Management Institute. Mr. Lim is currently serving as a committee member in the Technical Committee for Chemistry in the reviews of Singapore Standards.
TAY KAH CHYE
Non-Executive and Lead Independent Director
Mr. Tay Kah Chye was appointed to the Board in 2008. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Lead Independent Director. He is also an independent director of Wilmar International Limited and Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Asiatic Group (Holdings) Limited. Mr. Tay is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult Net Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the Chief Executive Officer of PATA Group (comprising PATA Consultancy Private Limited and PATA International Enterprise Private Limited).
From 1973 to 1991, Mr. Tay held various positions in Citibank Singapore with his last held position as the Vice President and Group Head of the Corporate Marketing Group. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Finance Corporation Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN from 1991 to 2007 and concurrently as the Secretary General of ASEAN Bankers Association. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Honorary Adviser of ASEAN Bankers Association. He was also an Independent Director of Cambodia Mekong Bank Public Company Limited from 2003 to January 2013 with his last held appointment as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tay graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree, majoring in Economics, from the University of Singapore.
DR WAN SOON BEE
Non-Executive Independent Director
Dr Wan Soon Bee was appointed to the Board in 2000. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. 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.
Dr Wan holds a Dottore Ingegnere Degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.
LEE KIA JONG ELAINE (MRS ELAINE LIM)
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mrs Elaine Lim was appointed to the Board in September 2016. She is currently a Director at
Stamford Corporate Services Pte Ltd. She is a non-executive independent director of M1 Limited and
also serves on the Board of Lien AID Limited as well as the Governing Council of the Singapore
Institute of Directors.
Mrs Elaine Lim is widely recognised as a pioneer communication and investor relations specialist. In
particular, she is recognised for her strong track record in capital market transactions, having
supported more than 270 IPOs, landmark RTOs and M&A transactions on The Singapore Exchange.
She conducts training on Investor Relations for directors at the Singapore Institute of Directors. She
was named the PR Professional of the Year in 1995 and awarded the Lifetime PR Achievement
Award in 2012 by the Institute of Public Relations Singapore.
Over the past four decades, she had served actively on a number of government and non-profit
boards, including the Singapore Land Authority, National Youth Council, Singapore Dance Theatre,
National Council of Social Service, Community Chest of Singapore, SATA and Ronald McDonalds
Ms Elaine Lee graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Chicago
Graduate School Of Business.
Chiang Yi Shin
Group Financial Controller
Mr. Chiang Yi Shin was appointed as the Group Financial Controller in March 2015. He served as the Finance Manager from July 2010 and Accounting Manager when he joined the Group in March 1998. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Head of Accounts Department of a construction company. Mr. Chiang graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Management Studies from the University of London and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Accredited Tax Adviser (GST) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited.
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
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
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. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University.
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.
Teo Ek Pheng
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.
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