Board of Directors

Olivia Lum

Olivia Lum

Executive Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer

Ms Lum is the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer. She heads the Board's Investment Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.

Ms Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. Managing the Group for more than 25 years now, Ms Lum is the driving force behind Hyflux's growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation as well as corporate direction.

A former Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament, Ms Lum is currently a member of the Singapore-Tianjin Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council, Singapore-Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council, Singapore-Oman Business Council and Singapore Business Federation Council. She also sits on the boards of International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Singapore Mediation Centre.

Ms Lum has received many accolades for her entrepreneurial achievements including the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth 2006, the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 and the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award 2011 for Entrepreneurship.

Ms Lum holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.

Teo Kiang Kok

Teo Kiang Kok

Lead Independent Director

Mr Teo is the Lead Independent Director and chairs all Board meetings. He heads the Board's Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

Mr Teo is a senior lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He was a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP (SLB) from 1988 to 2011 and was the head of its Corporate Finance and China practices.

In the course of his legal practice, Mr Teo has advised on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, as well as corporate law and regulatory compliance, in particular the listing and compliance requirements for companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. His regional practice included foreign investment work in and out of Singapore, the People's Republic of China, India and the ASEAN countries. He retired as a senior partner of SLB in May 2011 and is currently the senior consultant to SLB.

Mr Teo also serves on the boards of Jadason Enterprises Ltd, Memtech International Ltd and Wilton Resources Holdings Ltd.

Mr Teo obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Hull and is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn.

Lee Joo Hai

Lee Joo Hai

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lee is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board's Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Committee.

Mr Lee is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Institute of Directors of both Singapore and Hong Kong. He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing.

Mr Lee is currently a director of Raffles United Holdings Ltd, Agria Corporation, Lung Kee (Bermuda) Holdings Ltd and SinoCloud Group Limited.

Gay Chee Cheong

Gay Chee Cheong

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Gay is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board's Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominating, Audit and Investment Committees.

Mr Gay is a Board Governor of Temasek Polytechnic, a member of the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Committee and a Trustee of the United World College of South East Asia Foundation. He sits on the Board of Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd, CapitaMall Trust Management Ltd and is a Global Advisory Board member at Six Capital Pte Ltd.

Mr Gay graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, United Kingdom. He holds Honours degrees in Electronics Engineering from the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham and in Economics from the University of London, United Kingdom as well as a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

Christopher Murugasu

Christopher Murugasu

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Murugasu is a Non-Executive Independent Director and also a member of the Board's Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

Previously Senior Vice President for Corporate Services at Hyflux Ltd, Mr Murugasu was responsible for the Group's human resources, procurement and general administration functions. Prior to joining Hyflux, he had accumulated over 15 years of experience in the public sector as well as with a foreign bank.

Mr Murugasu holds an Honours degree in Computing Science from Imperial College, United Kingdom, and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Simon Tay

Simon Tay

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Tay is a Non-Executive Independent Director and a member of the Board's Risk Management and Investment Committees. He is appointed as Commissioner at PT Oasis Waters International, in which Hyflux has a 50% indirect interest.

Mr Tay is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, the country's oldest think tank and founding member of the ASEAN network of think tanks. He is concurrently Associate Professor, teaching international law at the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tay is a Senior Consultant at WongPartnership, a leading Asian law firm. He is a Global Advisor to the Mitsubishi United Financial Group and an Independent Director on private boards for LGT Bank of Liechtenstein, Far East Organization and Eurex Asia, part of the Deutsche Börse Group. Mr. Tay is also an Independent Director of Top Glove Corporation Bhd, a Bursa Malaysia listed company with a secondary listing on SGX.

From 1992 to 2008, he served in public positions for Singapore, including Chairman of the National Environment Agency, Nominated Member of Parliament, and coordinated the Singapore Volunteers Overseas. He continues to serve Singapore in a number of roles as an Expert and Eminent Person in the ASEAN Regional Forum, a member of the government's Climate Change Network and Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Water Forum.

Mr Tay graduated in law from the National University of Singapore (1986) and with a Masters in Law from Harvard Law School (1993).

Lau Wing Tat

Lau Wing Tat

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lau is a Non-Executive Independent Director. He heads the Board's Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Lau joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation in 1983. During his 20-year tenure with GIC, he handled investments in equities and held roles in various departments. He last served as a member of the senior management team of the Equities Department where he was actively involved in developing and implementing its investment and risk management processes and advising on its trading operations.

From 2005 to 2007, Mr Lau was the Chief Investment Officer and later CEO of DBS Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DBS Group. Thereafter, he took on several directorships and advisory roles. He is currently a director of the Central Provident Fund Board and NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative.

Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Gary Kee

Gary Kee

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr Kee is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director and a member of the Board's Investment Committee. In May 2013, Mr Kee assumed the role of Executive Director, a position he held till December 2015. At various points during this period, Mr Kee had responsibilities for Corporate Finance, Information Technology, Internal Audit and Corporate Marketing functions at Hyflux.

Mr Kee was also previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Trustee-Manager and Non-Independent Executive Director of Hyflux Water Trust Management Pte Ltd. Prior to that, he held numerous senior regional management positions in Finance, Operations and Strategic Business Development in his 23-year tenure at Hewlett Packard. He last served as Director, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Asia Pacific & Japan in Hewlett Packard.

Before joining Hewlett Packard, Mr Kee was a Management Consultant with Arthur Andersen Associates (now known as Accenture). Mr Kee also served as a Board Director of various companies and JTC Corporation.

Mr Kee holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in the USA.