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 the Non-executive Chairman of Media Chinese International Limited, a publicly listed media company in both Hong Kong and Malaysia, which publishes five Chinese-language newspapers and over 30 magazines in key cities in North America, Southeast Asia, and China. He also sits on the board 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 in Geophysics 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").

Mr Tiong Kiong King
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
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Mr Tiong Kiong King was appointed as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Company on 15 September 2016. Mr Tiong is a businessman and has over 50 years of managerial experience in the timber industry. His extensive expertise and experience in the timber industry extends over various capacities from the upstream to the downstream segments, and across a number of jurisdictions such as: Africa, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Solomon Islands.

Mr Tiong is currently Chairman of the Board and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad, and Vice Chairman of the Board as well as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of Rimbunan Sawit Berhad, two companies listed in Bursa Malaysia. In addition, he is an Executive Director of the Rimbunan Hijau Group of Companies, a conglomerate with diverse interests in mining, oil & gas, aquaculture, hotel & tourism, insurance and etc.

Mr Tiong also holds key posts in several non-government organisations, including being the Life Honorary President of Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice President of World Federation of Fuzhou Association Limited, Life Honorary President of Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Foochow Sarawak, Honorary Chairman of the World Zhang Clan Association Limited and Chairman of Persatuan Klan Zhang Negeri Sarawak.

Mr Abbasbhoy Haider Nakhoda
Independent Director
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MR ABBASBHOY HAIDER NAKHODA was appointed as an Independent Director on 17 June 1997. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Nakhoda has more than 35 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, having been a partner of Ernst & Young since 1974 and its Managing Partner from 1989 until his retirement in 1996. He holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and is presently a Life member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, a Life member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore and a Life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mr Yeo Yun Seng Bernard
Independent Director
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MR YEO YUN SENG BERNARD was appointed as an Independent Director on 1 November 2001. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

Currently, Mr Yeo is the principal partner of HT & BY Financial Management Consultants. He is an Independent Director of Sin Heng Heavy Machinery Limited, a Singapore listed company and Chairman of its Audit Committee and member of its Remuneration Committee. On 1 August 2013, he was appointed as an Independent Director of MFS Technology Ltd and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee and member of its Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Mr Yeo is a director of SHRI Academy Pte Ltd and SHRI Corporation Pte Ltd. He is a fellow of SHRI and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and was until 1 March 2011, a council member of SHRI. An accountant by profession, he was Director of Finance and Strategic Investment at Compaq Computers Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Mr Lee Hock Lye
Independent Director
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MR LEE HOCK LYE was appointed as an Independent Director on 27 November 2003. He is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Currently, Mr Lee is Business Advisor at Lombard Odier (Singapore) Ltd. He has extensive experience in banking and finance and had held several senior positions with HSBC Group in Singapore, where he spent more than 30 years prior to his retirement.

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Singapore and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London.

Mr Achmad Lukman Kartanegara
Independent Director
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MR ACHMAD LUKMAN KARTANEGARA was appointed as an Independent Director on 22 August 2014. He is a member of the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr Kartanegara has more than 40 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Since 1976, he has held various management and advisory roles at PT Pertamina (Persero) ("Pertamina"), including being the Corporate Senior Advisor to the President Director and CEO of Pertamina for the upstream business. He was also Senior Advisor to Pertamina Board of Commissioners (BOC) Office. During his appointment in Pertamina BOC, he served as a member of the Investment and Business Risk Committee and Risk Management Oversight Committee.

Mr Kartanegara graduated in Geology from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia in 1976.