• About UOB Kay Hian

The Board of Directors oversees the activities of our organisation and offers guidance on our global operations.
Mr Wee Ee-Chao
Chairman and Managing Director
Mr Tang Wee Loke
Independent Director
Mr David Yeow
Independent Director
Mr Esmond Choo Liong Gee
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director
Mr Kuah Boon Wee
Independent Director
Mr Andrew Suckling
Independent Director
Mr Leong Kok Mun, Edmund
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr Wee Ee Chao - holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from American University (USA). He joined Kay Hian & Co (Pte) in 1981 as Managing Director and became Chairman of Kay Hian Holdings Limited in 1996. He has been closely involved in the management and growth of UOB Kay Hian over the last 39 years. In August 2000 when UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited was incorporated with the merger of Kay Hian Holdings Limited and UOB Securities (Pte) Ltd, Mr. Wee was appointed Chairman of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited.

Besides his stockbroking involvement in UOB Kay Hian, Mr. Wee is also involved in investment and real estate development in the region. He serves on the Board of Haw Par Corporation Ltd and UOL Group Limited as a Non-Executive Director and is also a Director of Kheng Leong Co. Pte. Ltd. and Wee Investment Group. He was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board from January 2002 to December 2004. He was also the First Vice-President of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore ("REDAS") from 2005 to 2006 and continued to serve on the committee of REDAS from 2007 to 2010.

Mr Esmond Choo Liong Gee - holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He was first appointed an Executive Director of UOB Kay Hian Private Limited on 1 October 2001 and then as Executive Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited on 31 May 2006. He was appointed Senior Executive Director on 1 January 2013. Mr. Choo retired as a Director of UOB Kay Hian Private Limited, UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn Bhd and UOB Kay Hian (U.K.) Limited on 31 March 2021, following which he stepped down as a member of the Group Executive Committee and various Group Committees and Chairmanship of UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn Bhd. Mr. Choo remains a member of the nominating committee and is redesignated as a Non- Executive Non-Independent Director on 1 April 2021.

He served as the Chairman of the Stockbrokers Association of Singapore from 2009 to 2012. In recognition of his contribution to the Securities and Futures industry, Mr. Choo was conferred the title IBF Distinguished Fellow in 2014.

Mr Tang Wee Loke - holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He began his career in Kay Hian & Co (Pte) as an Analyst in 1973 and became a Director in 1977. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Kay Hian James Capel Pte Ltd in 1990 and of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited in 2000 following the merger of UOB Securities (Pte) Ltd and Kay Hian Holdings Limited.

He retired from his position as Deputy Managing Director in December 2007 and remained as an Executive Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited until 31 December 2011. He was appointed Non-Executive Director from 1 January 2012 and has from 1 January 2015 become an Independent Director. He is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and was appointed a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee on 1 May 2015.

He was a committee member of the Stock Exchange of Singapore from 1986 to 1999. He served on the SGX board as an Independent Director from December 2002 to September 2007. He was the founder chairman of the Securities Association of Singapore, which represents the interest of securities trading members in Singapore.

Mr Kuah Boon Wee - was appointed Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Remuneration Committee on 3 May 2016.

Mr. Kuah is the Group Chief Executive Officer of MTQ Corporation, an oil and gas engineering and subsea services company listed on the SGX. Prior to that, he had worked from 2004 to 2010 in PSA International and served as CEO of South East Asia and Singapore Terminals (from 2007 to 2010) and Group Chief Financial Officer (from 2004 to 2007).

He has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (1st Class Honours) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Mr. Kuah serves as Vice-President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has been on the board of Th e Hour Glass Limited since 1 April 2011 and is the lead Independent Director. He is a Council Member of the Singapore National Employers Federation.

Mr Andrew Suckling - holds a Master of Arts (Honours) Degree from Oxford University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was appointed as an Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited on 3 May 2016 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Suckling has more than 29 years of experience in the finance industry, primarily working in investment banking. He is based in Singapore.

Mr David Yeow - holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore. He was appointed as an Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited and a member of the Audit Committee on 2 January 2020. Mr. Yeow is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a Senior Partner (since 1999) and also an ex officio executive committee member of Rajah & Tann LLP; and a member of its Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Yeow was previously also an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Limited, a company then listed on the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited; and Bund Center Investment Limited, a company listed on the Official List of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

Mr Leong Kok Mun, Edmund - was appointed a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited and a member of the Audit Committee on 1 June 2021. Mr. Leong is the Managing Director, Head of Group Investment Banking of United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB"). He is responsible for the investment banking business of UOB spanning capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance and mezzanine capital. He has more than 22 years of investment banking origination and execution experience. Prior to joining UOB in 2015, he led the debt capital markets team at the investment banking arm of an international financial group. He also held senior roles specialising in capital markets at several international banks.

Mr. Leong holds a Master of Philosophy in Management Studies from University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (First Class Honours) from University of Wales, Cardiff. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.