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Board Of Directors & Key Executive

Mr Lim Jun Xiong Steven - Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Lim Jun Xiong Steven was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Group with effect from 1 October 2013. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial, trust and wealth management industry; including chief executive positions in HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, the Global Wealth Solutions arm of the HSBC Group, and SG Trust (Asia) Ltd, a subsidiary of Societe Generale Private Banking. He holds directorships in companies listed on the Singapore Exchange, including Bund Center Investment Ltd, Hong Fok Corporation Limited, Keong Hong Holdings Ltd and Mirach Energy Ltd.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Mr Lim was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 23 April 2014.

Mr Teh Wing Kwan - Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Teh Wing Kwan was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 3 October 2013.

Mr Teh specialises in corporate finance, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. He is a highly experienced financial professional who has been advising and investing in companies, family-owned enterprises and regional asset owners with businesses listed in and preparing to list in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan. Under Mr Teh’s leadership, Sapphire has undergone a major corporate transformation. Mr Teh is a nominated candidate for the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 and 2016 (Singapore) under the Industrial and Commercial Products Industry.

Mr Teh, a sophisticated investor, is a director of Dominick & Dickerman Ltd in Hong Kong (Dominick & Dickerman LLC was founded in 1870 and is one of the oldest investment banks in the United States). He is also an appointed advisor to the Board of Koda Ltd (listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange). He served as a non-executive director of public companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange.

Mr Teh is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom), a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant, an International Affiliate of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Full Member of Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Mr Teh was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 23 April 2014.

Mdm Cheung Kam Wa Emma - Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director

Mdm Cheung Kam Wa, Emma was appointed to the Board with effect from 14 November 2012, having joined as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 3 January 2012. She has more than 20 years of company management experience, mainly in the areas of commodity trading, logistics, mergers and acquisitions. She is also familiar with commercial and accounting regulations in China and Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the Group, Mdm Cheung held senior management positions in Sichuan TranVic Group in China and was the General Manager of HSC Resources Ltd in Hong Kong. As COO, she now assists the Group CEO with day-to-day operations.

Mdm Cheung holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Mdm Cheung was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2016.

Ms Wang Heng - Executive Director

Ms Wang Heng was appointed to the Board with effect from 16 March 2016. She is a co-founder and executive director of Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd (“Ranken Railway”), as well as its current legal representative.

A qualified engineer and technician, Ms Wang started her career with CRB China (“CRB”), where she worked from 1991 to 1998. She left CRB and founded Ranken Railway in 1998.

As a co-founder of Ranken Railway, Ms Wang is experienced with project tendering and bidding for small and large-scale civil engineering contracts in China, and manages finances for Ranken’s overseas ventures and projects.

Ms Wang majored in Railway Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University and holds an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Tenth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of Sichuan Chengdu Wuhou District.

Ms Wang was last elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2016.

Mr Cheung Wai Suen - Executive Director

Mr Cheung Wai Suen was appointed to the Board with effect from 16 March 2016. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in China’s civil engineering and construction sector.

Mr Cheung has been an executive director of Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd (“Ranken Railway”) since 1998, during which he advised Ranken Railway on key operational matters, marketing strategies and overseas expansions. He currently assists with the formulation of Ranken Railway’s corporate and investment strategies.

Mr Cheung holds a Bachelor of Law from Renmin University of China and an Executive MBA from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.

Mr Cheung was last elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2016.

Mr Teo Cheng Kwee - Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr Teo Cheng Kwee was re-designated as Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of Sapphire with effect from 3 October 2013. He is the founder of the Group and served as CEO for nearly 40 years before re-designation.

During his reign, he led Sapphire from the Singapore Exchange Catalist to a Mainboard listing in 2011. Mr Teo has vast experience and good business acumen.

Mr Teo was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 23 April 2014.

Mr Teo is retiring and not standing for re-election in the upcoming AGM.

Mr Yang Jian - Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr Yang Jian was appointed to the Board with effect from 20 July 2009. Mr Yang holds directorships in several other companies, including Trisonic International Limited (since 2006) and Sichuan Chuanwei Group Co., Ltd (since 2001). Prior to that, he was also the Company Secretary of Sichuan Chuanwei Group Co., Ltd (since 1998). He holds a Master’s degree in Administration from Chongqing University.

Mr Yang was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 29 April 2015.

Mr Fong Heng Boo - Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Fong Heng Boo was appointed to the Board with effect from 15 January 2014 as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. He began his career in 1975 as an Auditor in the Singapore Auditor-General’s Office, eventually becoming Assistant Auditor General before leaving in 1993. He later joined Amcol Holdings as General Manager (Corporate Development) and then Easy Call International Pte Ltd as Chief Financial Officer. In 1998, he was Deputy General Manager (Corporate Service) of the Singapore Turf Club and was later re-designated as Senior Vice President (Corporate Service). In 2004, he was seconded to Singapore Totalisator Board as Director (Special Duties), where he led the Board’s Finance & Investment functions until retiring in December 2014.

Mr Fong possesses in-depth expertise in audit, finance and corporate management. He holds directorships in three other publicly listed companies. Mr Fong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore).

Mr Fong was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 23 April 2014.

Mr Tao Yeoh Chi - Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Tao Yeoh Chi was appointed to the Board with effect from 1 October 2013 as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. He began his career in the public service sector, where he held senior positions in various ministries. He later joined a few multinational companies before starting his own business. He held directorships in several companies listed on the Singapore Exchange and is now an Independent Director of Singapore eDevelopment Limited. He is also a director of STT Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Mr Tao holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Newcastle University, Australia.

Mr Tao was last re-elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2016.

Mr Duan Yang - Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Duan Yang was appointed to the Board with effect from 24 March 2017.

Mr Duan has significant banking experience gained in Hong Kong, China and France, having served as the Head of Global Markets Division for China in Société Générale Hong Kong and Head of Fixed Income Sales for China in Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong. He also previously held leadership roles at Bear Stearns and other international banks. He is currently a director of Beijing Nufront Ltd, a company specialising in wireless communications technology, and Fascinating HK Ltd.

Mr Duan holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France and a Bachelor in Mathematics from Wuhan University.

Mr Ng Hoi-Gee Kit - Group Chief Financial Officer (Non-Board member)

Mr Ng Hoi-Gee Kit was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 23 November 2015.

Mr Ng manages the Group’s finance and accounting functions. Prior to rejoining the Group in 2015, he was Group Financial Controller of TLV Holdings Limited (Taka Jewellery Pte Ltd), where he had worked since October 2014. Mr Ng had previously served as CFO of Neijiang Chuanwei Special Steel Corporation Ltd – a legacy subsidiary of Sapphire – from 2009 until 2011, when he became Group CFO. Mr Ng’s previous appointments include Senior Audit Manager at KPMG Singapore and Huazhen (Beijing).

Mr Ng graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.