Board of Directors
Douglas Foo (Chairman)
As founder and Executive Chairman of the Group, Mr Douglas Foo has led the growth and development of the Group and has since established over 100 outlets across Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, U.S.A. and Japan. He continues to spearhead the overall strategic direction and management of the Group’s global strategic plans and also its philanthropic initiatives.
Mr Foo is the recipient of numerous illustrious accolades and awards. For displaying top notch business acumen he received the prestigious ASEAN Youth Award in 2004, the Singapore Youth Award (Medal of Commendation) in 2008, the Singapore Youth Award in 2003, Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, Top Outstanding Young Person Award 2002 by Junior Chamber International - Singapore, the Yazhou Zhoukan Chinese Entrepreneur Award 2002 (Merit Award), the Health Leader (Excellence) Award 2005 and the National Day Award 2007 - the Public Service Medal (PBM). For his outstanding management action in the F&B industry, Mr Foo was presented the International Management Action Award by the Chartered Management Institute, Singapore in 2007, the WSQ Champion Award 2010 by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) for his notable contributions in promoting the WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualifications) system, the Asean-China Young Entrepreneur Award 2011 and the MCYS Volunteers Award 2012.In the year 2013 Mr Foo has also led the Group to be recognised as Honorary Members of the MiDAs League and to be awarded with the SAF Day Certificate of Appreciation, the WSQ Training Excellence Award and We Welcome Families Award. Mr Foo has also received the Solar Pioneer Awards 2012, the Singapore 1000 Award 2012 - Public Listed Company, the Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. Platinum Award 2008, the Ministry of Home Affairs Award 2008 and the Ministry of Defence Award (Employer) 2008.
Most recently, Mr Foo’s tireless efforts in his philanthropic and voluntary contributions to the society were recognised with the Public Service Star Award in 2013 from His Excellency, the President of The Republic of Singapore, amongst his other illustrious recognition attained over the years. Also, In September 2013, Mr Foo was invited to attend the Eisenhower Fellowship in the U.S.A. that provides professionals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership with an intensive and individually designed programme, inspiring to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. Through his fellowship, he has broadened his perspective on global branding, charity and foundation establishment, sustainability issues and business expansion funding. He will seek to apply this invaluable knowledge to strengthen our Group as we forge ahead.
Mr Foo serves as director on numerous boards for corporate, governmental and non-profit organisations. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Lilian Foo (Executive Director)
Ms. Lilian Foo is the Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Sakae Holdings Ltd. who is a renowned regional Leader in the Food & Beverage arena.
Ms. Foo joined Sakae Holdings Ltd. in 2001, and has over a decade of F & B
experience. As Sakae’s Chief Executive Officer, she combines her knowledge &
experience in F & B, IT and Operations to propel the business towards Sakae’s
vision of becoming a Global Brand.
Besides driving Strategic planning, Overall management, Day-to-day operations, Ms. Foo also spearheads Business Development, as well as the Management of Overseas Strategic Development and Store expansion.
Ms. Foo has been appointed the (F & B) Sector Ambassador of Singapore
Workforce Development Authority, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business
Administration from Leicester University in the United Kingdom. She also earned herself a Bachelor Degree in Science (Information Systems & Computer Science) from the National University of Singapore, and is a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.
Lim Chee Yong (Independent Director)
Mr Lim Chee Yong was appointed as our Independent Director on 14 July 2003. From October 1982 to April 1987, Mr Lim served as a senior corporate banking officer in Overseas Union Bank Limited. In May 1987, he joined Banque Paribas, Singapore Branch as a deputy manager of banking, where he stayed until April 1989. He was appointed an executive director of Alliance Technology and Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST, in May 1989. Mr Lim left Alliance Technology and Development Limited in March 2000. Mr Lim is also an independent director of Twinwood Engineering Limited, a company listed on the SGX-CATALIST, from 1997 to 2007. Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Banking, Insurance and Finance from the University of Wales, United Kingdom and is currently President & CEO of China Oceanis Group of Companies and Geoje Sea World Limited.
Chan Wing Leong