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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:

Caustic Soda
Hydrochloric Acid
Sodium Hypochlorite

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Our Board


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.


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 and business development of the Group. In addition, he is responsible for the Group’s operations in Myanmar.

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 Group.

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.


Executive Director

Mr. Lim Yew Tee Collin was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2015 and was last re-elected on 29 June 2018. 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 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. Collin Lim currently serves as a committee member in the review of the Environment & Resource and the Chemical & Processes Standards for Singapore.


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.


Non-Executive Independent Director

Mrs. Elaine Lim was appointed to the Board on 15 September 2016 and was last re-elected on 30 June 2017. She is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

She has the rare distinction of having started two Investors Relations consultancies from scratch, both of which rank amongst the top 5 consultancies in Singapore. She also spearheaded the thrust into capital market transactions and investor relations, with more than 270 IPOs under her belt, representing more than 30% of all companies listed on The Singapore Exchange as well as a number of landmark M&A transactions.

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.

Mrs. Elaine Lim 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 joined the Group in 1998 and has held various positions before his appointment as Chief Financial Officer in April 2019. He is responsible for the Group’s finance, compliance and internal control functions. 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. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Accredited Tax Adviser (GST) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited.

Ivan Koh

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. 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

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.

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Singapore 629127
Tel: 6265 0411 Fax: 6265 6690
Email: CI.enquiries@cil.sg