Mr. Lim Gunawan Hariyanto, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bumitama, joined the Group in 1997 when he was appointed Director of PT Karya Makmur Bahagia. Mr. Gunawan was first appointed to the Board on 23 March 2012 and re-elected on 22 April 2019. He is responsible for the formulation of the Group’s business and corporate policies and strategies, business development as well as business and operations management.
Mr. Gunawan developed his expertise in business operations and development based on his knowledge and experience garnered in the palm oil industry over the past 21 years. Mr. Gunawan started his career in 1984 as the Vice President Director of PT Tirta Mahakam Resources tbk., where he was in charge of the operational and business development of the company. Mr. Gunawan served as a director in various other companies.
Mr. Gunawan graduated from the University of Southern California in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Lim Christina Hariyanto
Ms. Lim Christina Hariyanto, Executive Director of the Company, joined the Group in 2012 as the Head of Investor Relations. Ms. Christina was first appointed to the Board on 1 June 2017 and re-elected on 23 April 2018. She is responsible for strengthening the communication channels between the company and the financial industry. Through analyst meetings and investor conferences, she strives to heighten awareness and understanding of Bumitama's business among the investment and financial communities. Asiamoney awarded Bumitama for “Best in Investor Relations in Singapore” for two years. Asiamoney also awarded Ms. Christina for “Best Executive in Singapore” in 2016.
She started her career as an Investment Analyst at Nomura Securities. She subsequently developed Harita Kencana Sekuritas from a small brokerage house to a well-known medium-sized company which is actively involved in equities trading and advisory services. In 2000, her firm was voted the top quartile in the rankings by Investor Magazine. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Asiamoney ranked Harita Kencana Sekuritas as the fourth best local brokerage in Indonesia. In 2009, Harita Kencana Sekuritas was awarded the Best Securities Company in its asset category by Investor Magazine. Ms. Christina was a member of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) Discipline Committee from 2004 until 2009. She is currently the President Commissioner of Harita Kencana Sekuritas.
Ms. Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990.
Dato' Lee Yeow Chor
Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, a Non-Executive Director of Bumitama was first appointed to our Board on 23 March 2012 and re-elected on 23 April 2018. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of IOI Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian company which is a leading global palm oil player, and a Director of IOI Properties Group Berhad. Dato' Lee was first appointed to the Board of IOI Corporation Berhad as Group Executive Director in 1996 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of IOI Corporation Berhad in January 2014.
Dato’ Lee qualified as a barrister from Gray’s Inn, London. He holds an LLB (Honours) from King's College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics.
Prior to joining the IOI Group as a General Manager in 1994, Dato' Lee served in various capacities in the Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia and the Malaysian Judiciary for about four years. He held the position of Magistrate when he left for the private sector.
Dato' Lee is the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and serves as a Council Member in the Malaysian Palm Oil Association. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia, from 2015 to 2018.
Tan Boon Hoo
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Tan Boon Hoo, the Lead Independent Director of the Company, was appointed to our Board on 23 March 2012 and re-elected on 22 April 2019.
Mr. Tan is currently the Corporate Adviser at TBH International Consulting, specialising in finance, securities and corporate consultation matters. He is also a director of Ren Ci Hospital.
From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Tan was the General Manager (Institutional Sales) at JM Sassoon & Co Pte Ltd. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Tan was the Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking at Keppel Bank Ltd. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Tan was the Deputy General Manager at Tat Lee Bank. Prior to this, Mr. Tan joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Banking and Financial Institutions Department in 1976 and held the position of Deputy Director in 1988 when he left for the private sector. Mr. Tan was previously an independent director of MAP Technology Holdings Limited (now known as MAP Technology Holdings Pte Ltd). He was a member of the Investment Advisory Council of the Asset Management Committee of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Income Insurance Cooperative Ltd.
Mr. Tan obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry from the University of Singapore in 1973. He attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, in 1987.
Lee Lap Wah George
Mr. Lee Lap Wah George, an Independent Director of Bumitama, was appointed to our Board on 1 June 2017 and re-elected on 23 April 2018.
Mr. Lee is also an Independent Director of RE&S Holdings Ltd. and Wearnes Starchase Limited.
From April 2016 to July 2017, Mr. Lee was an advisor to the CEO and Management Committee at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation ("OCBC") Malaysia Bhd. Mr. Lee served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Banking at OCBC from February 2012 to April 2016. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Group Investment Banking of OCBC since 2002. Mr. Lee started his career as a Finance Officer in the Group Treasury Department of Keppel Shipyard in 1978, and joined Marine Midland Bank in 1982 as Assistant Vice President. Subsequently, Mr. Lee held managerial positions in various merchant banking units based in Singapore. In 1989, he was appointed Country Manager for Security Pacific Asian Bank. In 1993, he joined Credit Suisse Singapore as Head of Corporate Banking for South East Asia and left as Director, Corporate Lending of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998 prior to joining OCBC.
Mr. Lee was awarded Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) in 1987 and currently sits on the Advisory Panel of CFA Singapore. Mr. Lee obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1976.
Lim Hung Siang
Mr. Lim Hung Siang, was appointed as Independent Director to our Board on 1 June 2018.
After Mr. Lim retired in 2007, he acted as an advisor and consultant for several local and foreign companies. These include ST Electronics, Goldbell Engineering, Beijing YaTai AnXun, Shanghai Cooltek and France Veolia Transportation Group. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Lim joined Delgro Corporation in 1995 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiaries, CityCab Pte Ltd. and Delgro Engineering. With the merger of Comfort and Delgro Groups in 2003, Mr. Lim became responsible for ComfortDelgro Corporation’s overseas business development, primarily into Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia and China. Mr. Lim held the position of Senior Executive Vice President in ComfortDelgro Corporation when he retired in 2007.
From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Lim served as General Manager (Commercial) of Singapore Automotive Engineering (now known as Singapore Technology Kinetics Ltd.). From 1973 to 1983, Mr. Lim was a Higher Executive Engineer of the Anti-Pollution Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Mr. Lim obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (First Class Honours) and Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) from both the University of Singapore in 1973 and 1979. He attended the Senior Executive Programme at Stanford University, USA in 1989.