Mr Chew Kwee San is a Singaporean aged 47 years. He was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2010. Currently, he is the Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chew graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Nottingham and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and then admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Singapore in 1995.
Mr Chew is currently an Executive Director of the Tecity Group of companies which is a privately-held investment group founded by the late banker and philanthropist, Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan. The Group manages an active global investment portfolio. The Tecity Group of companies has substantial shareholdings in The Straits Trading Company Limited. As an Executive Director, Mr Chew sits on the investment committee that oversees its investment operations. He is also a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Council Member of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia.
He is a director and a member of the Audit Committee of FJ Benjamin Holdings Limited, a public listed company on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
Mr Chew is the brother of Ms Chew Gek Khim, who is also a director of the Company and the Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited ("STC"). His mother is Dr Tan Kheng Lian, a substantial shareholder of STC. STC owns 55.30% of the equity of the Company. Mr Chew has never been convicted of any offence.