Board of Directors

Mr Frank Benjamin
Mr Frank Benjamin is the Executive Chairman and founder of F J Benjamin. With more than 50 years of experience in the retail industry, Mr Benjamin formulates the Group’s strategy for growth and future expansion into new markets. He is also responsible for defining the overall strategy and vision of the Group, and oversees developmental activities to create long-term growth drivers and enhance shareholder value.

Date of appointment as Director : 5 June 1973
Date of last re-election : 28 October 2010
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : Executive Committee (Chairman)
   and Nominating Committee

Mr Eli Manasseh (Nash) Benjamin
Mr Eli Manasseh (Nash) Benjamin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, and has been with F J Benjamin since 1968. He has over 40 years of experience in the fashion retail and timepiece distribution businesses. He is involved in the formulation of long-term corporate strategies and policies of the Group, maintains a close relationship with all the Group’s principals and oversees the business development arm of the Group.

In 2007, Nash was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Lifestyle category. He also won the Chief Executive Officer Award (market cap. below S$300 million) in 2009 at the Singapore Corporate Awards.

Mr Benjamin sits on the boards of the National Museum of Singapore and St. James Holdings Limited.

Date of appointment as Director : 26 July 1973
Date of last re-election : 28 October 2010
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : Executive Committee

Mr Douglas Benjamin
Mr. Douglas Benjamin is the Group Chief Operating Officer since 1 September 2012, and has been with F J Benjamin for 23 years. He has helmed the Group’s Singapore operations since 2006, and has been a member of the Board since 2000. He is the co-creative designer of F J Benjamin's in-house fashion brand Raoul, and oversees the strategic and operational direction of the brand, together with its international expansion.

Date of appointment as Director : 3 November 2000
Date of last re-election : 20 October 2009
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : Executive Committee

Ms Karen Chong Mee Keng
Ms Karen Chong is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Group. She has been with the Group since 1997. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. Prior to joining the Group, she was with a public accounting firm for several years and had accumulated more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in the local and overseas retail industry.

Date of appointment as Director : 1 April 2005
Date of last re-election : 30 October 2008
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : Executive Committee

Mr Chew Kwee San
Mr Chew is an Executive Director of the Tecity Group and Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. The Tecity Group was founded by the late banker and philanthropist, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan; its philanthropic arm is the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

Date of appointment as Director : 3 November 2008
Date of last re-election : 26 October 2009
Nature of appointment : Independent
Board committees served on : Audit Committee

Mr Daniel Ong
Mr Ong is the executive director of food and beverage company, Sushi-Tei Pte Ltd. Mr Ong has over 20 years of working experience in diverse fields ranging from banking and finance, property investment and development, manufacturing, cruise operations and food and beverage business. Mr Ong sits on the board of St James Holdings Ltd.

Date of appointment as Director : 30 November 2011
Date of last re-election : Independent

Mr Ng Hin Lee
Mr Ng has more than 30 years of financial experience and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Post Limited, Advanced Systems Automation Limited and Gul Technologies Singapore Limited where he was also the co-founder, Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. He currently sits on the boards of two non-listed companies.

Date of appointment as Director : 1 July 2014
Date of last re-election : Not applicable

Mr Liew Choon Wei
Mr Liew Choon Wei has more than 30 years of financial experience and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was an Audit Partner of Ernst & Young LLP Singapore from 1990 to 2013. He sits on the Board of Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited and Frasers Hospitality Trust.

Date of appointment as Director : 29 November 2016
Date of last re-election : Not applicable
Nature of appointment : Independent
Board committees served on : Nominating Committee (Chairman)

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