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Mr Lee Kwong Foo Edward
Chairman and Lead Independent Director

Mr Lee spent 36 years in the Singapore Administrative Service (Foreign Service Branch), during which he served as Singapore’s High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalem (1984 to 1990), Ambassador to the Philippines (1990 to 1993) and Ambassador to Indonesia (1994 to 2006).

Mr Lee was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1996, the Long Service Medal in 1997, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1998 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2006 by the Singapore Government. In 1993, the Philippines Government bestowed on him the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu (Grand Cross).

In 2007, the Indonesian Government awarded him the highest civilian honour, the Bintang Jasa Utama (First Class).

Mr Lee has spent the last 17 years since his retirement from the diplomatic service as an independent director of some listed and non-listed companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the ISEAS - Yusuf Ishak Institute.

Mr Lee holds a Master of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Mr Lim Hock San
Vice Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Lim is the Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of Gallant Venture Ltd. Mr Lim started his career in 1966 with the then Inland Revenue Department of Singapore. He became an Accountant at Mobil Oil Malaya Sdn Bhd in 1967 before joining the Port of Singapore Authority in 1968, where he served in various management positions. From 1975 to 1992, he was with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and was promoted to the position of Director-General. Until September 2020, he was the CEO of United Industrial Corporation Ltd and Singapore Land Ltd.

Mr Lim has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the then University of Singapore, a Master of Science (Management) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He is also a recipient of the Singapore Government Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the Public Service Medal.

Mr Mark Julian Wakeford
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Wakeford is a Director of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk and the Head of Indofood Group’s Investor Relations Division. He is concurrently the President Director of PT SIMP, PT Lajuperdana Indah and CMAA. He started his career with Kingston Smith & Co, a Chartered Accounting firm in London, England.

Mr Wakeford has been in the plantation industry since 1993, working with plantation companies in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Soloman Islands and Thailand. He started his plantation career in Indonesia as the Finance Director of Lonsum in 1993, before moving to Papua New Guinea as the CFO of Pacific Rim Plantations Limited (PRPOL) from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, Mr Wakeford became CEO and Executive Director of PRPOL. PRPOL was sold to Cargill in 2005, Mr Wakeford spent one year with Cargill, before joining the Company in January 2007. He became CEO of the Company in August 2007.

Mr Wakeford was trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, England. He also attended the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.

Mr Moleonoto Tjang
Executive Director and Head of Finance and Corporate Services

Mr Tjang is a Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, where he heads the Plantation Division. He is concurrently a Commissioner of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, Vice President Director of PT SIMP and President Commissioner of Lonsum. He started his career in 1984 with Drs. Hans Kartikahadi & Co., a public accounting firm in Jakarta. Before assuming the role of CFO in the Plantations Division of the Indofood Group, he has held various management positions in the Plantations Division of the Indofood Group and Salim Plantations Group.

Mr Tjang has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Tarumanagara, Jakarta, a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master of Science degree in Administration & Business Policy from the University of Indonesia. He is a registered accountant in Indonesia.

Mr Suaimi Suriady
Executive Director and Head Of EOF Division

Mr Suriady is a Director of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, where he heads the Snack Foods Division. He concurrently serves as a Director of PT SIMP. He began his career with an automotive battery distributor, PT Menara Alam Teknik of Astra Group and moved on to join consumer goods manufacturer, Konica Film and Paper.

Mr Suriady has a Master of Business Administration from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom.

Mr Tjhie Tje Fie
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tjhie is a Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, where he supervises all financial operations and heads the Corporate Secretary Division. He is concurrently a Director of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk and the President Commissioner of PT SIMP. He was previously a Director of Lonsum, Commissioner of PT SIMP and PT Indomiwon Citra Inti, as well as Senior Executive of PT Kitadin Coal Mining.

Mr Tjhie has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Perbanas Banking Institute in Jakarta.

Mr Axton Salim
Non-Executive Director

Mr Axton Salim is a Director of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. He is also a Director of PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, where he heads the Dairy Division. He is concurrently a Commissioner of PT SIMP and Lonsum, and Non-Executive Director of Gallant Venture Ltd and First Pacific Company Limited. He started his career in the Indofood Group as a Brand Manager for PT Indofood Fritolay Makmur before being appointed Assistant CEO of Indofood.

He co-chairs of the United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Business Network Advisory Group and is a Coordinator of the SUN Business Network Indonesia. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, and a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2021 for his sustained commitment, support and exceptional services to the campus and the community.

Mr Salim has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, USA.

Mr Goh Kian Chee
Independent Director

Mr Goh is an Independent Director of HL Global Enterprises Limited.

He started his career as an audit trainee with Goldblatt & Co (UK). He joined American International Assurance Pte Ltd in 1981 as an Accounting Supervisor. In 1982, he became a Regional Internal Auditor with Mobil Oil Singapore Pte Ltd and rose to the position of Regional Credit and Insurance Manager in 1987. In 1990, he was seconded to Mobil Petrochemicals International Ltd where he served as Regional Accounting Manager and later, as the Controller of the Asia Pacific region till 2000. Mr Goh was the Regional Vice President & Controller as well as an Executive Director of John Hancock International Pte Ltd from 2000 to 2004. He was a Consultant at the National University of Singapore’s Centre For The Arts from 2005 to 2018. He was also an Independent Director of China Minzhong Food Corporation Limited from 2013 to 2017 and AsiaMedic Limited from 2006 to 2021.

Mr Goh has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Accounting and Economics from Middlesex University, United Kingdom.

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