Board of Directors
Lee Chong Kwee, Chairman
Mr Lee Chong Kwee was appointed the Chairman of Jurong Port Pte Ltd on 1 January 2009.
Mr Lee holds a number of directorships. He is a Director of Tiger Airways Singapore Pte Ltd, Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd, Mapletree Investments Private Ltd, Great Wall Airlines Company Ltd, First Flight Couriers Private Ltd, and Singapore Storage and Warehouse Pte Ltd. He is a Corporate Advisor to Temasek Holdings as well as Chairman of Jurong Country Club.
He previously served on the Boards of Sinotrans Limited, JTC Corporation, Singapore Post Limited and PSB Certifications Private Ltd. He was also on the Advisory Boards of the National University of Singapore Business School and The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific.
Mr Lee was formerly the Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, of Exel Singapore Pte Ltd for 6 years. During his tenure, he and his team established Exel as the region’s leading integrated logistics provider, with operations in 18 countries. He was named Supply Chain Manager of the Year – Asia Pacific, in the Asia Logistics Award 2003 organized by Lloyds FTB Asia. Prior to Exel, Mr Lee spent 17 years with Singapore Airlines in senior positions in Hong Kong, the USA, Japan, the UK and Singapore.
Mr Lee graduated from the University of Malaya, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics and Statistics, and also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance, ACCA.
Dr Cheong Koon Hean
Dr Cheong Koon Hean was appointed to the Board on 1 August 2008.
Dr Cheong is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and also concurrently the Deputy Secretary (Special Duties) in the Ministry of National Development, Singapore.
A Colombo Plan scholar, Dr Cheong graduated as a University Gold Medallist with degrees in architecture from Australia and a Masters degree in Urban Development Planning from University College London. She has also completed the Advanced Management Programme in Harvard Business School. In 2010, Dr Cheong was conferred Doctorate in Architecture by the University of Newcastle.
Dr Cheong has extensive experience in urban governance, land use planning and the property market, in her long career with the URA. She also served previously as Director (International Business Development) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and subsequently as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of National Development, overseeing policies in planning, property market and public housing and subsequently as CEO, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
Dr Cheong is currently a board member of the HDB and National Heritage Board. She is also a Board Trustee of the international Urban Land Institute and a fellow member of the Singapore Institute of Architects.
Dr Cheong was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2005 and Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1997 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
R Subramaniam Iyer
Mr Subramaniam Iyer was appointed a Director on the Board of Jurong Port on 20 April 2010.
He has extensive experience in audit, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and forensic accounting, having worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 21 years, and being a partner from 1 July 1998 to 30 September 2008, when he withdrew from the partnership to become an entrepreneur.
As founder of SmartKapital, he provides consulting services to incubate businesses in India. He is also a shareholder and non-executive Chairman of a start-up biotechnology company in the agriculture space, called Universal Innovations, with operations in Singapore, Australia and India.
Mr Iyer graduated with a Bachelor in Accountancy (2nd Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and a non-practising member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Mr Iyer is a Founder Director and Treasurer of a not-for-profit organization called Executives Without Borders. He is also a Board member of World Toilet Organization (a global not-for-profit organization) based in Singapore that aims to bring sanitation to 2.6 billion people in the world without access to such amenities. He also serves as Treasurer of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).
Mr Andre Maniam was appointed to the Board of Jurong Port on 5 September 2011.
Mr Maniam is a lawyer by profession and is currently a Senior Counsel and a partner in WongPartnership LLP, where he is the Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. His practice covers litigation and arbitration across a wide range of matters including commercial and corporate disputes, cross-border trade and insolvency, and construction.
He is on the panels of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), and is a referee of the Industrial Arbitration Court under the Industrial Relations Act. He was a Justices' Law Clerk in the Supreme Court before entering private practice.
Mr Maniam is a Contributing Editor of “Singapore Civil Procedure”, and reviewed articles on Singapore law for the launch of the official Singapore Law website. He is a principal examiner for the Commercial Practice component for the inaugural Foreign Practitioner Examinations, with primary responsibility over the topic of “Contract Law”.
Mr Maniam graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Adrian Clark Memorial Medal for being the top law student in his year, and subject prizes for Jurisprudence and Public International Law.
Chew Men Leong
Rear Admiral (NS) Chew Men Leong was appointed to the Board of Jurong Port on
14 May 2012.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Public Utilities Board (PUB). He was previously the Chief of Navy.
He read Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Imperial College, University of London on an SAF (Overseas) Scholarship, graduating with First Class Honours, and subsequently obtained a Masters of Science from Stanford University, USA.
Eng Aik Meng
Mr Eng Aik Meng was appointed to the Board of Jurong Port on 30 May 2012.
Mr Eng spent many years with Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) in various postings overseas, and also headed its strategic planning arm. He was also Deputy CEO of
IMC Corp, and President of American President Lines (APL).
Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Healthcare where he had overall responsibility of its international business portfolio.
Mr Eng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Ng Chee Keong
Mr Ng Chee Keong was appointed to the Board of Jurong Port on 30 May 2012.
Mr Ng currently sits on the Boards of Mencast Holdings Ltd and The Centre of Maritime Studies, NUS. He is also Deputy Chairman of Keppel Club. He had a long and illustrious career with PSA, having joined in 1971 and rising through the ranks till his retirement in 2005 as CEO, PSA (Singapore Region) and concurrently Global Head of Technical and Operations Development.
In his 34 years with PSA, Mr Ng has served as Managing Director of CWT Distribution Pte Ltd, Senior Vice President (International Business), President (Container Terminals), Group President and CEO, President and CEO (PSA Singapore).
He has been awarded the Efficiency Medal, The Public Administration Medals (Bronze, Silver and Gold), and the Long Service Medal. Mr Ng is a graduate (Economics, Honours) of the University of Singapore; he has also completed the Advanced Management Programs from Stanford University and INSEAD.
Matthew Chan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Port since 2 May 2001. He has had almost 35 years of experience in the port and shipping business in Asia. His career began in 1975 with Nedlloyd Lines, which provided him with a solid foundation in the various aspects of the shipping industry.
After 5 years with Nedlloyd, Mr Chan further widened his regional and global perspective and experience when he joined the American container leasing companies – Transamerica ICS and Genstar Container Corporation, where he worked from September 1980 to April 1987. As Director of Marketing (Pacific) of Genstar Container Corporation, Mr Chan successfully started the company’s business operations in Shanghai and Tianjin, China, and in Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan.
In May 1987, Mr Chan expanded his experience into port operations and management when he joined Hutchison Port Holdings. Prior to joining Jurong Port in 2001, Mr Chan had held the position of Executive Director -Seaports in Hutchison from 1993.
Mr Chan holds an Honours Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong.