Board of Directors

Mr Frank Benjamin
Mr Frank Benjamin is the Non-Executive Chairman and founder of F J Benjamin. He has more than 50 years of experience in the retail industry. On 1 July 2017, Mr Benjamin relinquished his position as Executive Chairman and was re-designated to Non-Executive Chairman.

Date of appointment as Director : 5 June 1973
Date of last re-election : 27 October 2016
Nature of appointment : Non-Executive (Redesignated on 1 July 2017)
Board committees served on : Nominating Committee

Mr Eli Manasseh (Nash) Benjamin
Mr Eli Manasseh (Nash) Benjamin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, and has been with F J Benjamin since 1968. He has over 40 years of experience in the fashion retail and timepiece distribution businesses. He is involved in the formulation of long-term corporate strategies and policies of the Group, maintains a close relationship with all the Group’s principals and oversees the business development arm of the Group.

In 2007, Nash was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Lifestyle category. He also won the Chief Executive Officer Award (market cap. below S$300 million) in 2009 at the Singapore Corporate Awards.

Date of appointment as Director : 26 July 1973
Date of last re-election : 27 October 2017
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : None

Mr Douglas Benjamin
With F J Benjamin since 1989, Mr Douglas Benjamin is the Group Chief Operating Officer since 1st September 2012. He works closely with Mr Nash Benjamin to coordinate the Group’s activities.

In 2012, Mr Douglas Benjamin was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Lifestyle and Retail Category.

He sits on the board of trustees for the KK Hospital & Health Endowment Fund.

Date of appointment as Director : 3 November 2000
Date of last re-election : 20 October 2014
Nature of appointment : Executive
Board committees served on : None

Mr Daniel Ong
Mr Ong is the Executive Director of food and beverage company, Sushi-Tei Pte Ltd. Mr Ong has over 20 years of working experience in diverse fields ranging from banking and finance property investment and development, manufacturing, cruise operation and food and beverage business.

Date of appointment as Director : 30 November 2011
Date of last re-election : 28 October 2015
Nature of appointment : Independent
Board committees served on : Audit Committee and Nominating Committee

Mr Ng Hin Lee
Mr Ng has more than 30 years of financial experience and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Post Limited, Advanced Systems Automation Limited and Gul Technologies Singapore Limited where he was also the co-founder, Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. He currently sits on the boards of two non-listed companies.

Date of appointment as Director : 1 July 2014
Date of last re-election : 27 October 2017
Nature of appointment : Independent
Board committees served on : Audit Committee (Chairman)
   and Remuneration Committee

Mr Liew Choon Wei
Mr Liew Choon Wei has more than 30 years of financial experience and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was an Audit Partner of Ernst & Young LLP Singapore from 1990 to 2013. He sits on the Board of Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited, Frasers Hospitality Trust and The Hour Glass Limited.

Date of appointment as Director : 1 July 2014
Date of last re-election : 27 October 2017
Nature of appointment : Independent
Board committees served on : Audit Committee (Chairman)
   and Remuneration Committee

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