BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Management Team behind the Group

Board of Directors

Mr Neo Kah Kiat, PBM

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Mr Neo Kah Kiat is the Founder of Neo Group and an industry veteran with three decades of leadership experience in catering and food and beverage industry. He has been instrumental in leading and growing the Group into Singapore’s largest catering provider and leading events caterer since 2011.

He was appointed as the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. With his visionary leadership and keen business acumen, Mr Neo has successfully positioned Neo Group as an integrated F&B company, establishing and acquiring more than thirty brands and companies, spanning catering, manufacturing, supplies and trading and retail segments.

In recognition of Mr Neo’s entrepreneurial drive and business leadership, he has been conferred a number of accolades, noteworthily – SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016; EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Food and Beverage) in 2015; Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (Outstanding Category) in 2015; Entrepreneur of The Year Award in both the Top Entrepreneurs and Enterprise categories in 2012; Successful Entrepreneur Award (Platinum Category) by GRC Press Holdings in 2011.

An active figure in community and strong advocate for philanthropy, he is proactively involved in several organisations. This includes Chairman of Workforce Advancement Federation, Vice Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital, Deputy President of Singapore Lam Ann Association, Vice Chairman (Property Committee) of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Patron of Jurong Spring Community Club. In recognition of his extensive community and public service contributions, Mr Neo was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) on 9 August 2014.

Ms Liew Oi Peng

Executive Director

Ms Liew Oi Peng is the Executive Director of the Food Catering segment. With more than 26 years of experience in the catering industry, Ms Liew oversees and manages the Group’s core functions including Sales & Marketing, Information Technology and Human Resources. She has been a key contributor to the development, growth and success of the Group.

Ms Liew joined Neo Garden as a General Manager in 1993 and was appointed an Executive Director of Neo Group in 2012, when the company was listed on the SGX-Catalist. Over the years, Ms Liew has successfully executed numerous marketing campaigns, which have been an essential component of the Group’s growth.

She also led the Group’s digital transformation and the development of its online sales and marketing channels. Ms Liew spearheads the Group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and is at the forefront of nurturing the culture of giving within the organisation.

Mr Neo Kah Kiat

 

Mr Neo Kah Kiat, PBM

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Mr Neo Kah Kiat is the Founder of Neo Group and an industry veteran with three decades of leadership experience in catering and food and beverage industry. He has been instrumental in leading and growing the Group into Singapore’s largest catering provider and leading events caterer since 2011.

He was appointed as the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. With his visionary leadership and keen business acumen, Mr Neo has successfully positioned Neo Group as an integrated F&B company, establishing and acquiring more than thirty brands and companies, spanning catering, manufacturing, supplies and trading and retail segments.

In recognition of Mr Neo’s entrepreneurial drive and business leadership, he has been conferred a number of accolades, noteworthily – SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016; EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Food and Beverage) in 2015; Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (Outstanding Category) in 2015; Entrepreneur of The Year Award in both the Top Entrepreneurs and Enterprise categories in 2012; Successful Entrepreneur Award (Platinum Category) by GRC Press Holdings in 2011.

An active figure in community and strong advocate for philanthropy, he is proactively involved in several organisations. This includes Chairman of Workforce Advancement Federation, Vice Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital, Deputy President of Singapore Lam Ann Association, Vice Chairman (Property Committee) of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Patron of Jurong Spring Community Club. In recognition of his extensive community and public service contributions, Mr Neo was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) on 9 August 2014.

Ms Liew Oi Peng

 

Ms Liew Oi Peng

Executive Director

Ms Liew Oi Peng is the Executive Director of the Food Catering segment. With more than 26 years of experience in the catering industry, Ms Liew oversees and manages the Group’s core functions including Sales & Marketing, Information Technology and Human Resources. She has been a key contributor to the development, growth and success of the Group.

Ms Liew joined Neo Garden as a General Manager in 1993 and was appointed an Executive Director of Neo Group in 2012, when the company was listed on the SGX-Catalist. Over the years, Ms Liew has successfully executed numerous marketing campaigns, which have been an essential component of the Group’s growth.

She also led the Group’s digital transformation and the development of its online sales and marketing channels. Ms Liew spearheads the Group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and is at the forefront of nurturing the culture of giving within the organisation.

Mr Yeo Kok Tong

 

Mr Yeo Kok Tong

Lead Independent Director

Mr Yeo Kok Tong, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2014. He was Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Food Industries from 2006 to 2009 and served on its board since 1999 to 2009.

Prior to this, He was CEO of DE United Nigeria Limited. Mr Yeo has served as Director and Chairman of IM Technologies Ltd. He is also an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of NR. Instant Produce Co., Ltd.

Mr Yeo holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing (Singapore) from the Institute of Marketing (UK).

Mr Tan Lye Huat

Mr Tan Lye Huat

Independent Director

Mr Tan Lye Huat was appointed to the Board on 11 June 2012 and last re-elected on 30 July 2015. He was previously engaged in corporate governance advocacy, consultancy and training projects under HIM Governance Private Limited. He recently became the Regional Adviser of Governance for Owners LLP and is volunteering at a number of other governance-related associations.

Besides his senior professional and management experience, Mr Tan sits on the boards of other Singapore-listed companies such as SP Corporation Limited, Japan Foods Holding Ltd, Dynamic Colours Limited and Nera Telecommunications Ltd. He was a Director of SGX-listed Singapore Kitchen Equipment Limited before he resigned in 2013.

Mr Tan is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) as well as a Chartered Director Fellow (C. Dir FIoD) of the Institute of Directors (IOD, UK), and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). He has attended the Executive Management Program at Columbia University and the International Direc

tors’ Course at INSEAD.

Mr Benjamin Choy

 

Mr Benjamin Choy

Independent Director

Benjamin Choy has 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in multiple industries and countries, and is currently a Director and Group Chief Operating Officer at Natural Cool Holdings Limited where he has been since 2014. Prior to that, he spent 8 years with the corporate finance department at CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch where he last held the position of Director, Corporate Finance. Before CIMB Bank Berhad, he served 3 years in the Corporate and Capital Markets Group at Rajah & Tann. Apart from his home base in Singapore, he has also worked in China, the United Kingdom and Indonesia.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Singapore), a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore. Mr Choy is also an Independent Director at Hiap Tong Corporation Ltd, Hoe Leong Corporation Ltd and Zhongmin Baihui Retail Group Ltd.