Board Of Directors & Management Team
MR SAM CHONG KEENNon-Executive Chairman
Following his invaluable contributions while on the Board when Comfort Group Limited was a substantial shareholder, Mr Sam was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited in 1994. On 23 August 2012, Mr Sam was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited. Mr Sam is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee and sits on the Board's Audit Committee.
He also has a wealth of management experience, having worked at senior positions in the Singapore Government Administrative Service, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and lntraco Limited as well as CEO positions at Comfort Group Limited, VICOM Limited, Lion Asiapac Limited, Lion Teck Chiang Limited, Xpress Holdings Limited and Jade Technologies Holdings Limited.
He was also the Political Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1988 to 1991. He served on various government boards and committees, including the Central Provident Fund Board and the National Cooperative Federation. Mr Sam is an Independent Director of Xpress Holdings Limited, and Lion Asiapac Limited. Mr Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Oxford and a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing, UK.
MR WEE KOK WAHPresident
Mr Wee has propelled Stamford Tyres forward as its CEO since the 1970s after taking over the helm from his father, who had founded the first Stamford Tyres entity in the 1930s as a petrol pump service station and tyre retail shop. Using his stellar business acumen and relentless passion, Mr Wee went on to steer Stamford Tyres to a public listing in 1991, and steadily expanded its business into what it is today - an international operation in the distribution and retailing of tyres and wheels, and manufacturing of wheels. His passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, the tyre business inspire his team to achieve - and have gained him international recognition in the industry. Highly regarded in the tyre industry and the business world, he was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (under the category of Services and Business products) in 2004, one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs.
Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Law from the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore).
MRS DAWN WEE WAI YINGExecutive Director
Mrs Dawn Wee Wai Ying, the spouse of Mr Wee Kok Wah and his supportive business partner, has been a Director of the Stamford Tyres Group since 1982 playing a key role in the Group's operations. Recognised as a thought leader, she cross-leads functional teams and currently oversees the Group's support functions. Prior to joining Stamford Tyres, she worked as an officer in a major local bank for eight years.
Mrs Wee holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of Singapore.
MR TAY PUAN SIONG, JPIndependent Director
Mr Tay Puan Siong, JP has been an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation since 1994. He chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee. He is a Director of two other public companies, GMG Global Limited and Times Publishing Limited.
Mr Tay graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1971 and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development in 1984. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Mr Tay was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 1995.
MR GOH CHEE WEEIndependent Director
Mr Goh Chee Wee was appointed as an lndependent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation in 2003, after his appointment as a nominated director of substantial shareholder, Comfort Group Limited in 1998. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He was formerly a Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Labour & Communications. Mr Goh is a Director of a number of public listed companies, including, BengKuang Marine Limited, Chip EngSeng Corporation Limited, King Wan Corporation Limited, Sin Ghee Huat Corporation Limited and Sinotel Technologies Limited.
MR LESLIE MAH KIM LOONGIndependent Director
Mr Leslie Mah was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation on 1 December 2012 and sits on the Board's Audit Committee. Mr Mah served as the Executive Director of Eu Yan Sang International Limited prior to his retirement in 2009. He served as Company Secretary and Executive Director of Cerebos Pacific Limited from 1986 to 2001.
Prior to Cerebos, he served as Finance Director of Harpers Gilfillan for 10 years. Mr Mah was an Independent Director of Falcon Energy Group Limited and Goodpack Limited. He is currently a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hotel Properties Limited, and Lam Soon (M) Bhd. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
DR WEE LI ANNNon-Executive Director
Dr Wee Li Ann, the eldest of Mr and Mrs Wee Kok Wah's three children, was appointed Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation in December 2009 and she sits on the Board's Audit and Remuneration Committee. She worked for Parkway Group Healthcare from 2003-2007 as a Family Physician and previously worked as a Broadcast Correspondent for Singapore Press Holdings from 2000-2003.
Since 2012, she works in Healthcare Management at Parkway Pantai Group. She is an active Director of Wah Holdings Private Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company, where she manages the portfolio. Dr Wee graduated from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government with a Master of Public Administration in 2008. She holds a medical degree from Cambridge University and Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.
MR KAZUMICHI MANDAIIndependent Director
Mr Kazumichi Mandai was appointed as an Independent Director of Stamford Tyres Corporation on 1 December 2012. Mr Mandai started his career with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited (SRI) in 1974 after graduating from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. In 2002, he was appointed as Managing Director of Sumitomo Rubber Asia (Tyre) Private Limited, Singapore, a position he held till 2007.
In 2007 to 2008, Mr Mandai served as Sales Director of SRI Tire Trading Co., Tokyo. During that year, Mr Mandai completed a MBA course under SRI's Internal Curriculum run by Globis Management Institute, Tokyo. In 2009, Mr Mandai was appointed as President of Sumitomo Rubber Latin America LTDA, Chile. Mr Mandai held this position until he reached his maximum age for retirement from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited in 2011.
MR CHUA KIM YEOWSenior Advisor
A well-respected individual and a trusted adviser to Stamford Tyres, Mr Chua Kim Yeow has been an integral member of the Stamford Tyres family since 1991 as the Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee until 1994. From then, he was the Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Singapore Limited (SGX) until January 2000, concurrently serving as an Adviser to the Board of Stamford Tyres. Upon his retirement from SGX in 2000, he was re-appointed as Independent Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Stamford Tyres Corporation until 28 September 2001. From 9 January 2002, he was re-appointed and assumed the role of Independent Director and Non-Executive Chairman. In addition, on 13 December 2002, he was appointed as a Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chua Kim Yeow retired from the Board of Stamford Tyres Corporation on 23 August 2012 as Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of Remuneration Committee as well as member of the Audit Committee. He stayed on as a Senior Advisor to the Board and Management upon his retirement from the Board.
A Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, Mr Chua has previously held numerous key posts. He was the Accountant-General with the Ministry of Finance, a Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, President of the Development Bank of Singapore (now known as DBS Group Holdings Limited), Executive Chairman of the Post Office Savings Bank, and Chairman of the Securities Industry Council.
CHAM SOON KIANSenior Executive Vice President | CEO of Malaysia
Soon Kian joined Stamford Tyres in 1991 as a management trainee. The following year, he was assigned to Malaysia to head the Malaysian operations. Under his leadership, the Malaysian operations grew to become an integrated set-up with value-added services including retail, fleet tyre management and retread facilities. Soon Kian was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006 and rose to the position of Executive Vice President in 2014. In addition to overseeing the Malaysian operations, he also supervises the Group's operations in Indonesia.
Soon Kian was an ASEAN scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. He is also an active member of the Selangor & Federal Territory Tyre Dealers and Retreaders Assocation.
CLARE LAW LAY KIANSenior Vice President | Head of Supply Chain Management
Clare joined Stamford Tyres in 1994. She was appointed Senior Vice President in 2006 and is in charge of the Group's supply chain management system and operations in China. With more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, Clare is also responsible for the Group's collaboration with major suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Clare holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Transport from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
CONSON TIU SIASenior Vice President | Senior Vice President | Head of South Africa Operations
Conson began his career with Stamford Tyres in 1993, heading the Group's operation in the Philippines. He was the Group Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013.
Conson being equipped with operations and financial experiences is now overseeing the expansion and development of the Group's South Africa operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and is a Certified Public Accountant.