Dr Wee Cho Yaw was appointed a Director and Chairman of United Industrial Corporation Limited (“UIC”) in 1992. A veteran banker with more than 50 years' experience in the banking industry, Dr Wee is the Chairman Emeritus and Adviser of United Overseas Bank Limited and Far Eastern Bank Limited. He also chairs the boards of United Overseas Insurance Limited, UOL Group Limited, Haw Par Corporation Limited, Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited, Marina Centre Holdings Private Limited, and Wee Foundation. He is the Chairman of Chung Cheng High School. He was previously the Chairman of Singapore Land Limited.
Dr Wee is the Honorary President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Dr Wee received Chinese High School education. He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the National University of Singapore in 2008 and by the Nanyang Technological University in 2014. Both Honorary Doctor of Letters were conferred on him in recognition of his long-standing support of education, community welfare and the business community. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Service Order, Singapore’s highest National Day Award from the President of Singapore for his outstanding contributions to the economic, education, social and community development fields in Singapore. Since 2004, he has been the Pro-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University.
Dr Wee was conferred the Businessman Of The Year award twice at the Singapore Business Awards in 2001 and 1990. He received the inaugural Credit Suisse-Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 for his exceptional achievements in the Singapore business community. In 2009, The Asian Banker presented him the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr Hwang Soo Jin was appointed a Director of UIC in 2003. He is presently the Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK, and has more than 50 years’ business experience.
Mr Hwang is currently the Chairman Emeritus and Director of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd and also sits on the boards of directors of United Overseas Insurance Ltd and Haw Par Corporation Ltd. Among numerous other directorships in the past, he was formerly a director of Singapore Land Limited and Chairman of Singapore Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.
Mr Yang Soo Suan was appointed a Director of UIC in 2012. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is an architect by training and has more than 48 years of professional practice experience.
He is a Director of United Overseas Insurance Limited and a former Director of United International Securities Ltd., and currently the Chairman of Audit Committee of United Overseas Insurance Limited. He is a Life Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Architects, a Fellow Member of the Singapore Society of Project Managers, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is the former Chairman of Architects61 Pte Ltd and National Fire Prevention Council. He is also a former board member of the Housing and Development Board, the Board of Architects and Singapore Land Limited, a former President of the Singapore Institute of Architects and a former member of the Appeals Board (Land Acquisition).
Mr Yang holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) in Design, Town Planning and Building (1961) from Melbourne University, Australia and was awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star, Singapore) in 1996.
Mr Wee Ee Lim was appointed a Director of UIC in 1999. He is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Haw Par Corporation Limited. He is a Director and the Deputy Chairman of UOL Group Limited. In addition, he sits on the board of directors of Wee Foundation.
Mr Wee was previously a Director of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited, Singapore Land Limited and Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).
Mr Wee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Clark University, USA.
Mr Lance Yu Gokongwei was appointed a Director of UIC in 1999. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Robina Corporation and Cebu Air, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation and JG Summit Olefins Corporation, and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robinsons Land Corporation. He is also the Chairman of Robinsons Bank Corporation, Vice Chairman of Manila Electric Company and a Director of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation. He is also a trustee and secretary of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.. He was formerly a Director of Singapore Land Limited.
Mr Gokongwei graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) from Pennsylvania Engineering School and a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Wharton School, USA. He also attended the management and technology program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr Antonio L. Go was appointed a Director of UIC in 2007. He is currently a Chairman and President of Equitable Computer Services, Inc. and Chairman of Equicom Savings Bank and Algo Leasing and Finance Inc.. He is a Trustee of Go Kim Pah Foundation and Equitable Foundation Inc.. He sits on the boards of Cebu Air, Inc., Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corporation, Robinson Retail Holdings, Inc., SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation, Equicom Information Technology, Equicom Inc., Equicom Manila Holdings, Medilink Network, Inc., and Equitable Development Corporation. From Year 2006 to 2011, he was an Independent Director of Digital Telecommunications, Philippines, Inc.
Mr Go graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Youngstown University, USA. He also attended the International Advanced Management programme at the International Management Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, and the ABA National School of Bankcard Management, Northwestern University, USA.
Mr Francis Lee Seng Wee was recently appointed in 2018. He is the Chairman of DP Architects Pte. Ltd. and the DP Group of Companies. He is also a Director of Growth Mindset Pte Ltd. Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours) from the University of Aston, United Kingdom and holds a Diploma in Architecture from Birmingham Polytechnic, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Board of Architects, Singapore.
Mr Chng Hwee Hong was recently was appointed in 2018. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2014 from the President of the Republic of Singapore for his involvement in social and charity works. Mr Chng is also a Director of United Overseas Insurance Limited, the chairman of Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd. He is also a Member of the National Council Against Drug Abuse.
Mr Chng graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry, University of Singapore. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Singapore, a Diploma in Management Studies jointly awarded by University of Chicago and Singapore National Productivity Board and attended the Stanford–NUS Executive Programme , jointly organized by the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and the School of Management, National University of Singapore. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration, National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr Liam Wee Sin was appointed a Director of UIC on 10 June 2019. He is presently the Group Chief Executive and a Director of UOL Group Limited.
Mr Liam is a member of the URA Architecture and Urban Design Excellence Committee. He had previously served as a member of the URA Design Advisory Committee, Preservation of Monuments Board and National Crime Prevention Council. Mr Liam was also the first vice-president of the Real Estate Developer’s Association of Singapore (REDAS) from 2017 to 2018.
Mr Liam graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from National University of Singapore.
Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh was appointed a Director of UIC on 27 February 2020. She was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before her retirement in June 2017.
Ms Tan presently serves as the Honorary Treasurer of National Council of Social Service, the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Chairperson of Social Work Services Standing Committee and an Executive Committee Member of Singapore Children’s Society, a Finance Committee Member of Thye Hua Kuan Nursing Home, a Medifund Committee Member of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and an Audit Committee Member of the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University and is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.