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 21 April 2017. 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 20 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.
Lim Christina Hariyanto
Ms. Lim Christina Hariyanto, Executive Director of the Company, joined the Group in 2012 as the Head of Investor Relations. Ms. Christina was first appointed to the Board on 1 June 2017. 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's business within the investment community. AsiaMoney gave recognition to Bumitama 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 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.
Ms. Christina obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 from the University of Southern California.
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.
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.
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 Independent Director of RE&S Holdings and Wearnes Automotive Ltd.
From April 2016 to July 2017, Mr. Lee was an advisor to the CEO and management Committee at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation ("OCBC") Malaysia Bhd. Mr. Lee served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Banking at OCBC since February 2012 to April 2016. Prior to this, Mr. Lee served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Group Investment Banking of OCBC since 2012. 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. Subsequently, Mr. Lee went into various merchant banking units based in Singapore. He held various managerial positions and in 1989 was appointed Country Manager for Security Pacific Asian Bank. In 1993, he joined Credit Suisse Singapore as Head of Corporate Banking for South East Asia and left as Director, Corporate Lending of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998 prior joining with OCBC.
Mr. Lee was awarded Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) in 1987 and currently sits on the Advisory Panel of CFA Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from the University of Singapore in 1976.
Lim Hung Siang
Mr. Lim Hung Siang, an Independent Director of Bumitama, was appointed to our Board on 1 June 2018.
After graduation, he served as Higher Executive Engineer in the Anti-Pollution Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office from 1973 to 1983. He then joined Singapore Automotive Engineering (now called ST Kinetics) in 1983 and was its General Manager (Commercial) before joining Delgro Corporation in 1995. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CitiCab Pte Ltd and Delgro Engineering, both subsidiaries of Delgro Corporation. After the merger of Comfort and Delgro Groups in 2003; he became responsible for the expanded company’s overseas business development; primarily into Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia and China. He was appointed as director on some of these overseas joint venture companies. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr Lim held the position of Senior Executive Vice President in ComfortDelgro Corporation. After his retirement, he acted as Adviser/Consultant in several local and foreign companies.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (1st Class Hons) and a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) both from the University of Singapore. He also attended the Senior Executive Programme at Stanford University, USA.