Dr Henry Tay Yun Chwan

Executive Chairman

Dr Henry Tay was appointed Executive Chairman of The Hour Glass Limited in October 1987, having served as an Executive Director since 11 August 1979.

Dr Tay graduated with a MBBS (Honours) from Monash University, Melbourne and prior to founding The Hour Glass in 1979, was both a Medical Practitioner as well as partner in Lee Chay & Co., one of Singapore’s earliest watch retail companies.

From 1986 to 2001, Dr Tay was Executive Chairman of a group of companies whose businesses were in the distribution and retail of Burberry in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Tay was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of UOB Kay Hian Holdings Limited.He also holds directorships in several private companies focused on investments, real estate development, food and beverage and entertainment businesses.

Dr Tay served as a Committee Member of the Community Chest from 1992 and was appointed Vice Chairman from 1994 to 2004. An active fundraiser for various charitable organisations, Dr Tay has received many public service awards including the Friends of MCDS (Ministry of Community Development and Sports) Award in 2002 and the President’s Social Service Award in August 2005. He also received the Community Chest Special Recognition Award presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore in September 2015.

Dr Tay was the Founder President of the Hong Kong – Singapore Business Association from 1994 to 2000 and is presently its Honorary President. He has also served as a board member of the Singapore Tourism Board, and Patron of the Singapore Kennel Club.

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Dr Kenny Chan Swee Kheng

Group Managing Director

Dr Kenny Chan became a member of the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 April 2004. He joined as the Group Chief Operating Officer in 2002 and was appointed as Managing Director of the Company on 1 April 2004. In June 2009, he was re-designated to Group Managing Director of The Hour Glass Limited.

A graduate of Monash University with a MBBS (Honours), Dr Chan has over 25 years of experience in the luxury goods industry. Prior to his joining The Hour Glass, he was the Managing Director of Burberry Singapore and Burberry Australia, companies that formed part of a group that was the exclusive distributor and agent of Burberry.

Dr Chan was re-elected as a Council Member of the Singapore Retailers Association in 2016. He was a Council Member from 2000 to 2002.

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Mr Michael Tay Wee Jin

Group Managing Director

Mr Michael Tay was appointed Group Managing Director on 1 April 2015, having been The Hour Glass’ Executive Director since 2005. He first joined the Company in January 1999 as its Business Re-Engineering Manager.

Mr Tay has developed extensive watch industry experience having headed multiple facets of The Hour Glass’ business from specialty watch manufacturing to wholesale channel distribution and greenfield retail development. He is a member of the cultural committee of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a member of the governing council for the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art and is an advisory board member of Art Basel Cities. He also serves on the boards of the National Heritage Board and STPI, institutions engaged in the advancement of the heritage and visual arts sector in Singapore. Mr Tay is an advisory council member of Mercy Relief, an international humanitarian NGO.

Mr Tay graduated from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom with a First Class (Honours) in Business and International Management.

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Mr Robert Tan Kah Boh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Robert Tan was appointed to the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 18 November 1999 as an independent Director. Mr Tan is the Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and a member of its Nominating Committee.

Mr Tan was with an international public accounting firm for 28 years serving as a senior partner before his retirement. Mr Tan was a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Mr Philip Eng Heng Nee

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Philip Eng joined the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 October 2009 as an independent Director. Mr Eng is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee.

He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd and is also a Non-Executive Director of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. In addition, he is Singapore’s High Commissioner to Canada. Prior to this, Mr Eng spent 23 years with the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Group before retiring in February 2005 as Group Managing Director.

Mr Eng graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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Mr Pascal Guy Demierre Chung Wei

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Demierre joined the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 April 2011 as an independent Director and serves as a member of the Company’s Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Demierre is the Executive Director of Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited since 8 July 2010. He also sits on the Board of Council Members at the Alliance Francaise de Singapour. Mr Demierre graduated from King’s College, London with an Upper Second Class (Honours) in Law and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law from the National University of Singapore.

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Mr Kuah Boon Wee

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Kuah was appointed to the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 April 2011 as an independent Director and serves as the Chairman of the Company’s Nominating Committee and a member of its Audit Committee.

Mr Kuah is the Group Chief Executive Officer of MTQ Corporation Limited. He is also a Non- Executive, Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited and Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of its Remuneration Committee. He had served as CEO for South East Asia and Singapore Terminals as well as Chief Financial Officer of PSA International Pte Ltd. Mr Kuah is a qualified chartered accountant from the ICAEW and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology.

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Ms Saw Phaik Hwa

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Saw joined the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 September 2012 as an independent Director and serves as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.

Ms Saw is the Chairman of the Board of SISTIC.com Pte Ltd. She is also a Director of Globe Telecom Inc., and serves as a Board Member of The Esplanade Co. Ltd, Singapore Management University and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund. She is also the Honorary Advisor of Singapore Wushu Dragon and Lion Dance Federation and President of the Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association. She was formerly the Group Chief Executive Officer of Auric Pacific Group Limited, Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation Limited and President for DFS South East Asia.

Ms Saw Phaik Hwa graduated with an Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Singapore and attended an Advanced Management Programme at the University of Hawaii.

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Mr Liew Choon Wei

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Liew was appointed to the Board of The Hour Glass Limited on 1 April 2017 as an independent Director and serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Liew is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited since 1 October 2014 and an Independent Non-Executive Director of F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd since 29 November 2016. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Frasers Hospitality Asset Management Pte. Ltd. and Frasers Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., respectively, since 10 June 2014. The former and latter are the manager of the real estate investment trust (REIT) and the trustee-manager of the business trust (BT), of which the REIT and BT comprise the stapled group, Frasers Hospitality Trust. Mr Liew is also the Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee of Kuok Singapore Ltd.

Mr Liew is a retired Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

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