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Non-Executive & Independent 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Executive Vice President | Head of Singapore Operations
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 and is in charge of Singapore’s operations. Soon Kian is 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 and Federal Territory Tyre Dealers and Retreaders Association.
Senior Vice President | CEO of Malaysia
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 2001to 2013. In 2013, he began overseeing the expansion and development of the Group’s South Africa operations until 2019.
Conson, being equipped with operations and financial experiences, and in 2019, Conson has been appointed as the CEO of the Malaysia operations. He is also currently overseeing the Group's operation in South Africa and Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Head of Group Supply Chain
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.
Senior Vice President | Head Of Thailand Operations
Colin joined Stamford Tyres in 2002 and was appointed as General Manager of Stamford Tires Distributor Co. Ltd in 2005. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in April 2014, overseeing all the divisions of Stamford Tires Distributor Co. Ltd and Stamford Sport Wheels Co. Ltd, which are our subsidiaries in Thailand.
Colin graduated from the International Islamic University with a Bachelor of Accounting (BACC) in 1994. The following year, he was awarded Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA). With his vast experience as an accountant, he was made a Member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In 1998, Colin obtained The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).
Group Financial Controller
Frank joined the Stamford Tyres Group as Finance Manager in September 2008. In 2013, He was elevated to the position of Group Financial Controller. He is currently responsible for the Group’s financial operations which include compliance with accounting and regulatory standards, and corporate governance. He plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of the Group’s risk and management framework which covers finance, operations, statutory compliance and information technology.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Accounting and Information Technology (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and is also a Certified Public Accountant since 2005.
Pat is a veteran in the Australia tyre industry and joined the Group as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2005. In May 2016, He relinquished his position as Senior Vice-President.
He currently serves as Management Consultant to the Group, mainly overseeing and supervising its operations in Australia, as well as any other Group-related projects assigned by the President. Before joining Stamford Tyres, Pat was the General Manager (Supply Chain) of South Pacific Tyres. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the global tyre and automotive industry.