Key Management Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Yeow Khoon is our Executive Chairman and the founder of our Group. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon has more than 40 years of experience in the logistics services industry. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon began working in his family business in 1969 and took over the family business in the 1970s as CEO until 31st December 2014. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon has been instrumental in the growth of the Group, which now includes Automotive Logistics Management Services, Container Depot Management Services, Warehousing and Property Management Services. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon is the inventor of our patented Cogent 1.Logistics Hub, integrating a roof-top container depot on top of a 1.6 million square feet of warehouse space.

As the Executive Chairman of our Group, Mr Tan Yeow Khoon oversees all major strategic, business and financial decisions of our Group. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon is the controlling shareholder of the Group.

Mr Tan Yeow Khoon is the brother of Mr Edwin Tan Yeow Lam, our Managing Director. Mr Tan Yeow Khoon is the father of Mr Tan Min Cheow, Benson, our Executive Director and CEO of the Company.

Managing Director

Mr Edwin Tan Yeow Lam is our Managing Director. Since 1976, together with Mr Tan Yeow Khoon, Mr Edwin Tan has been involved in the operations of the family business throughout its growth and expansion and has accumulated more than 33 years of experience in the logistics services industry. As the Managing Director of our Group, Mr Edwin Tan oversees the business operations of our Group and is jointly involved in the decision making process of key business plans of our Group with Mr Tan Yeow Khoon.

Mr Edwin Tan is the brother of Mr Tan Yeow Khoon, Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of the Company. He is also the uncle of Mr Tan Min Cheow, Benson, the Executive Director and CEO of the Company.

Executive Director & CEO

In 2015, Mr Tan Min Cheow, Benson, was appointed the CEO of the Group. Mr Benson Tan joined the Group in 2004 after completing his studies. He is responsible for setting the group strategic directions and overseeing the group businesses. Mr Benson Tan has been instrumental in obtaining various key contracts and long-term partnerships for the provision of logistics services with big players in the industries such as ExxonMobil, Keppel FELS, The polyolefin Company (S) Pte. Ltd., NatSteel Group and ArcelorMittal Singapore Private Limited.

In 2011, Mr Benson Tan diversiied the Group business and started Cogent Land Capital Pte. Ltd. (“CLC”), a property management arm of the Group and serve as its CEO. CLC has taken over the management of a one million square feet state-property at 200 Turf Club Road. Under his leadership, the property has been successfully rebranded into a popular family and lifestyle destination known as “The Grandstand”. The Grandstand houses a wide variety of dining and services outlets, kids’ activities clusters and pre-owned car showrooms.

Mr Benson Tan is the son of Mr Tan Yeow Khoon, our Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder, and the nephew of our Managing Director and substantial shareholder, Mr Edwin Tan Yeow Lam.

Independent Director

Mr Chua Cheow Khoon, Michael, is our Independent Director.

He is an Executive Director of BMD Consulting Pte Ltd, a management consultancy practice in Singapore. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of JB Foods Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST. Previously, he was a Lead Independent Director of Cedar Strategic Holdings Ltd, and Non-Executive Director of National Car Rentals Pte Ltd. He was also formerly the Chief Investment Oficer of Sapphire Corporation Limited. He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance, general management and management consultancy and has held senior positions in multinational companies including the Singapore Technologies group of companies and the Sembcorp group of companies. Mr Michael Chua holds a degree in accountancy from the Mitchell College of Advanced Education and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Mr Michael Chua does not have any relationships including immediate family relationships with the Directors, the Company or its 10% shareholders as defined in the Code of Corporate Governance 2012.

Lead Independent Director

Mr Chan Soo Sen is our Lead Independent Director. He also holds directorships in two other listed companies in Singapore, namely Midas Holdings Limited and BreadTalk Group Limited. He was previously a director of SunMoon Food Company Limited.

Mr Chan had served in various ministries including the Prime Minister’s Ofice, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1997 to 2006. In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State. He retired from ministerial appointments in May 2006. He served as Member of Parliament for Joo Chiat Constituency from 2001 to 2011. He joined Keppel Corporation Ltd as Director, Chairman’s Ofice to oversee general management of staff from July 2006 to June 2009. Before entering politics, Mr Chan played an instrumental role in the starting up of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park as its founding Chief Executive Oficer in 1994 and was also the Executive Director of the Chinese Development Assistance Council in 1992. Mr Chan graduated from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom in 1978 and holds a Master in Management Science from the University of Stanford, United States of America.

Mr Chan does not have any relationships including immediate family relationships with the Directors, the Company or its 10% shareholders as defined in the Code of Corporate Governance 2012.

Independent Director

Mr Teo Lip Hua, Benedict, is our Independent Director.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry and has been named in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific as a recommended corporate lawyer in capital markets. He specialises in corporate finance, capital market, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and China related matters and is currently a Director of the Corporate and Finance Department at Drew & Napier LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (Chinese Law) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a member of the Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore.

Mr Benedict Teo does not have any relationships including immediate family relationships with the Directors, the Company or its 10% shareholders as defined in the Code of Corporate Governance 2012.