Board of Directors

Dato' Sri Dr Tiong Ik King
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman
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DATO' SRI DR TIONG IK KING, who had been a Non-Executive Director since 7 March 1997 and Non-Executive Chairman since 31 March 2005, was re-designated as Executive Director on 13 March 2008. On 2 March 2017, he was re-designated as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director and on 29 March 2018, he was appointed as Deputy Chairman. On 26 April 2019, Dato' Sri Dr Tiong was appointed Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman of the Company. He graduated with a M.B.B.S Degree from National University of Singapore in 1975 and attained M.R.C.P. from the UK Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, in 1977.

Dato' Sri Dr Tiong is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, a publicly listed timber and oil palm plantation company in Malaysia.

Mr Chang Cheng-Hsing Francis
Group CEO and Executive Director
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MR CHANG CHENG-HSING FRANCIS was appointed as Group CEO and Executive Director effective 1 January 2014. Previously, Mr Chang held the position of Vice President of Exploration & Production of the Group. Prior to RH Petrogas, he also held management and executive positions with GNT International Group, Texas American Resources and Kerr McGee/Anadarko Petroleum. Mr Chang's over 40 years of experience with US based majors and independent oil companies spans many producing basins in five continents.

Mr Chang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from National Taiwan University. He also attended graduate school at Harvard University majoring in Geophysics. He is a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists ("AAPG"), Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society ("SEAPEX"), and Indonesian Petroleum Association ("IPA").

Ms Kuan Li Li
Independent Director
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MS KUAN LI LI was appointed as an Independent Director on 22 October 2019. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

Ms Kuan has over 30 years of banking, finance and tax leadership roles gained in banks, engineering, real estate, private equity and the big four accounting firms. Besides RH Petrogas, she also serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Time Dotcom Berhad, AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd, Salvia Pte Ltd, Freemont Capital Pte Ltd, Namak Investment Pte Ltd, and Winder Pte Ltd. Ms Kuan is also a Director of Ben & Nic Pte Ltd, as well as Member of the Valuation Review Board of Singapore and The Legal Inquiry Panel of Singapore.

Previously, she was the Country Head and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Bank PLC's Singapore Branch and Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Merchant Bank (Singapore) Ltd and Barclays Capital Futures (Singapore) Private Limited. She has also served on the boards of Barclays' investment banking and securities subsidiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Ms Kuan is a Certified Public Accountant and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a barrister and a solicitor. She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree, from the University of Sydney.

Mr Tiong Ing Zun Timothy
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
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MR TIONG ING ZUN TIMOTHY was appointed as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director on 1 June 2022. He is a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr Tiong has been involved in various capacities with the Rimbunan Hijau Group, a diversified conglomerate in Malaysia, assisting and supporting the Group's corporate affairs. He also joined Rimbunan Sawit Berhad in 2011, a publicly listed oil palm plantation company in Malaysia and has served in various management and corporate functions such as corporate management, sustainability compliance and digital transformation. He also holds directorships in several private and joint-venture companies and has extensive experience in the sectors of plantation, engineering, R&D, trading and logistics.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of California Los Angeles, holds a Master of Science in Material Science & Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master's in Business Administration from INSEAD.

Mr Khoo Kar Khoon
Independent Director
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MR KHOO KAR KHOON was appointed as an Independent Director on 8 February 2023. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

Mr Khoo has extensive experience in the media and advertising industry and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. Mr Khoo started his career with Coopers & Lybrand before joining Bates Advertising. He then moved on to be one of the key founders of media specialist firm Zenith Media in Malaysia, which was established in 1995. Mr Khoo then spent 17 years at food giant Nestle Products Sdn Bhd, where he was the company's Communications Director from 2009 to 2016. Since 2020, Mr Khoo has held the appointment of Senior Advisor (Branding & Marketing) to Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas), a private equity company owned by the Government of Malaysia.

Mr Khoo is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Media Chinese International Limited and Chairman of its Nomination Committee and a member of its Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Khoo also holds numerous advisory and board membership positions relating to his experience in the advertising field. He was the President and Advisor to the Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA), Executive Member of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA), Member of the Advisory Board, Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Board Member of Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), Board Member of Communication and Multimedia Content Forum (CMCF) in Malaysia and also currently the Industry advisor for the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) PR Programme under the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Dr Butler Andrew John
Independent Director
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DR BUTLER ANDREW JOHN was appointed as an Independent Director on 11 August 2023. He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Dr Butler has over 28 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry having worked with large and small operators across various international arenas and assumed technical, commercial and leadership responsibilities. His previous roles included VP of business development at Mitra Energy Ltd (now Jadestone Energy Plc) and new ventures manager and a principal consultant geologist at BG Group. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Baron Oil Plc, a UK-listed oil and gas exploration and appraisal company, and Managing Director of its subsidiary SundaGas Banda Unipessoal Lda. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society and an active member of the South-East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Dr Butler holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D in Geology from the University of Cambridge.

Ms Lelaina Lim Siew Li
Independent Director
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MS LELAINA LIM SIEW LI was appointed as an Independent Director on 26 April 2024. She is the Chairman of Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms Lim has extensive experience in accounting and finance and has built a strong track record of leadership and performance in progressively bigger roles and larger companies across Singapore and China, where she spent more than 40 years. She previously held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer at Eu Yan Sang International Limited from 2017 to 2023 and Al Futtaim Asia LLC from 2014 to 2017.

Ms Lim holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. She is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Senior Accredited Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.