Stamford Land Corporate Ltd

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Board of Directors

MR OW CHIO KIAT (Executive Chairman)

Mr Ow is the Executive Chairman of Stamford Land Corporation Ltd ("SLC"). He is also the Executive Chairman of Singapore Shipping Corporation Limited ("SSC"), which is listed on the SGX-ST. Mr Ow holds directorships in most of SLC's and SSC's subsidiaries.

In 2009, Mr Ow was named Businessman of the Year at the Singapore Business Awards which was jointly organised by The Business Times and DHL. In 2012, he was awarded Honorary Officer in the Order of Australia by the Commonwealth of Australia in recognition of his distinguished service towards the development of commercial relations and identifying business opportunities between Australia and Singapore.

Mr Ow is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and also Singapore's non-resident Ambassador to the Italian Republic.

MR OW CHEO GUAN (Executive Deputy Chairman)

Mr Ow is the Executive Deputy Chairman of SLC. He is also the Executive Deputy Chairman of SSC and holds directorships in most of SLC's and SSC's subsidiaries.

Mr Ow is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and is the Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in Singapore.

MR OW YEW HENG (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr Ow is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SLC.

As the CEO, Mr Ow is in charge of the overall management of the Group's businesses, including the areas of strategic development, operations, marketing communications, finance and human resources. Mr Ow is also involved in the evaluation of new business opportunities for the Group, including feasibility studies on potential developments, investments and transactions.

Mr Ow, son of the Group's Executive Chairman, is also Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SSC.

THE HON. MARK ANTHONY JAMES VAILE AO (Independent Director)

Mr Vaile was Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Federal National Party from June 2005 to November 2007. As Australia's Minister for Trade from July 1999 to September 2006, Mr Vaile was responsible for negotiating Australia's free trade agreements with the United States, Singapore and Thailand and led Australia's drive to free up global trade through the World Trade Organization. Mr Vaile has also held the ministerial portfolios of Transport and Regional Development (twice) and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (1998-1999).

Mr Vaile, who served as an elected member of the Australian Parliament since 1993, retired from political life in July 2008 to pursue a career in the private sector. In recognition of his distinguished service during his political career (including the successful pursuant of global trade and investment opportunities), the Commonwealth of Australia awarded Mr Vaile the Order of Australia in 2012.

Mr Vaile is the Chairman of Palisade Investment Partners Limited, the Non-Executive Chairman of Whitehaven Coal Limited and the Non- Executive Director of Servcorp Limited. He also holds directorship in Virgin Blue Holdings Limited (Listed on Australian Securities Exchange). He is also a director on the Board of Trustees of HostPlus Superfund.

Dr Stanley Lai

Dr Stanley Lai was appointed as Independent Non-Executive director of SLC on 12 November 2015.

Dr Lai is currently Head of Intellectual Property Practice at Allen & Gledhill LLP.

Dr Lai graduated from the University of Leicester with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1992 and called to the Bar of England and Wales, Lincoln's Inn in 1993. He obtained an LLM from the University of Cambridge in 1994 and called to the Singapore Bar in 1995. Dr Lai became the first Singapore-born lawyer to be conferred a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. In January 2010, he was appointed Senior Counsel.

Dr Lai is also Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre IP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal, and is also an independent director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (listed on the SGX). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore and serves as the Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

MR DOUGLAS OWEN CHESTER

Mr Chester was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of SLC on 25 July 2013.

Mr Chester has had an illustrious career with the Australian Public Service for over 33 years up until his retirement in 2012. His key appointments with the Australian Public Service include deputy secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (2003-2008), Australia's Ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (2005), Australia's high commissioner to Brunei (2000) and most recently, Australia's high commissioner to Singapore (2008-2012). Prior to joining DFAT in 1990, he had an 11-year career with the then Australian Patent, Trade Marks and Design Office as a patent examiner. Before that he worked at the Australian National University as a research scientist.

Mr Chester graduated from the Australian National University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree. Mr Chester is concurrently a Lead Independent Director of Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings Limited and an Independent Director of Civmec Limited.

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  • THE HON. MARK ANTHONY JAMES VAILE AO MARK ANTHONY JAMES VAILE
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