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 27 April 2015. 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 gained in the palm oil industry over the past 19 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.
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 22 April 2016. 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 a 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. His last post in the Malaysian Judiciary was as a Magistrate.
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 appointed to the Board of Directors of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia, in March 2015.
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 2016. This is Mr. Tan's only directorship in a listed company.
Mr. Tan is currently the Corporate Adviser at TBH International Consulting, specialising in finance, securities and corporate consultation matters. Mr. Tan is also a director of Ren Ci Hospital and member of Investment Advisory Council of the Asset Management Committe of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Income Insurance Cooperative Ltd.
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).
Mr. Tan obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry from the University of Singapore in 1973 and completed his National Service in 1976 as an Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces ("SAF"). He attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, in 1987.
Chua Chun Guan Christopher
Mr. Chua Chun Guan Christopher, an Independent Director of Bumitama, was appointed to our Board on 8 February 2012 and re-elected on 27 April 2015. This is Mr. Chua's only directorship in a listed company.
Mr. Chua joined the SAF in 1973, where he served for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2004 with the rank of Colonel. During his career in the SAF, Mr. Chua served in various command and staff appointments. Some of his key appointments included Commanding Officer of the 6th Singapore Infantry Regiment, Brigade Commander of the 15th Singapore Infantry Brigade, Division Operations Officer of 6th Division and Senior Medical Staff Officer in Headquarters Medical Corps. The last appointment he held before his retirement was Defense Attaché at the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, where he served for three and a half years. Apart from his military appointments, Mr. Chua also served as Honorary Aide de Camp to the President of Singapore from 1995 till 2000. For his meritorious service to the SAF, Mr. Chua was bestowed two State Awards, namely the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (Military) and the Long Service Award (25 years).
From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Chua was involved in the Singapore Red Cross Society ("SRC"). He started as Senior Manager Operations, and was promoted to Secretary General in 2007. During this period, he was responsible for the SRC’s response to many disasters that occurred both within and outside the region. Some of these include Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the Sichuan earthquake in China, the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia, the Tohuku Tsunami in Japan and the Typhoon Washi in Cagayan and Iligan, Philippines.
Lee Lap Wah George
Mr. George Lee Lap Wah, an Independent Director of Bumitama, was appointed to our Board on 1 June 2017.
Mr. Lee is currently the Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of United Engineers Limited and a director in PacificMas Bhd, formerly a KLSE listed company which is currently under members’ voluntary liquidation
From April 2016 to July 2017, Mr. Lee was an advisor to CEO and management Committee at OCBC Malaysia. Prior to this, Mr. Lee served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Banking at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited from February 2012 to April 2016. Mr. Lee served as the Head of Group Investment Banking of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and served as its Executive Vice President of Group Investment Banking since 2002. He joined OCBC in July 1999. 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. Thereafter Mr. Lee joined two merchant banks, rising from Senior Manager in 1985 to Executive Director in 1986. He joined Credit Suisse Singapore in 1993 as Head of Corporate Banking and left as Director, Corporate Lending of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998.
Mr. Lee is a chartered member of Association for Investment Management and Research and a member of Singapore Society of Financial Analysts. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from the University of Singapore in 1976 and awarded the Chartered Financial Analysts in 1987 from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Lim Christina Hariyanto
Christina joined Bumitama Agri Ltd. in 2012 as the Head of Investor Relations. She is responsible for strengthening the communication channels between the company and the financial industry. Through participation in analyst meetings and investor conferences, she strives to increase awareness and understanding of Bumitama Agri's business within the investment community. AsiaMoney gave recognition to Bumitama Agri for “Best for Investor Relations in Singapore” in 2015 and 2016. AsiaMoney also awarded Christina for “Best Executive in Singapore” in 2016.
She started her career as an Investment Analyst at Nomura Securities. She then developed Harita Securities from a small brokerage house to a well-known medium-sized company actively involved in equities trading and advisory services. In 2000, her firm was voted in the top quartile in the rankings by Investor Magazine. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Asiamoney ranked Harita Securities as the fourth best local brokerage in Indonesia. In 2009, Harita Securities was awarded as the Best Securities Company in its asset category by Investor Magazine. Christina was a member of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) Discipline Committee from 2004 until 2009. Christina is currently the President Commissioner of Harita Securities. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.