Golden Agri-Resources announced some changes to its board on January 3, as Lew Syn Pau and Foo Meng Kee resigned on Dec 31 after serving more than 9 years as non-executive independent directors.
Replacing them from Jan 1 are Willy Shee, who used to be chairman, Asia at real estate company CBRE, and Soh Hang Kwang, a former vice-chairman and regional head global corporate clients Asia at Dutch banking and financial services company Rabobank.
Shee will take over Lew - who stepped down as SUTL Enterprise's non-executive chairman on Dec 31 as well - as the palm oil company's lead independent director.
In its bourse filing, Golden Agri-Resources said Shee is currently a senior adviser to CBRE. He had served in the non-executive role since July 2016 after stepping down from the chairman, Asia post which granted him oversight over the operations of all its offices in Asia.
Before that, he was managing director at the Singapore office of CB Richard Ellis between 1991 and June 2005, being responsible for its growth and overall operations.
Golden Agri-Resources added that Shee is a fellow member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, as well as the Singapore Institute of Directors, and sits on the panel for the Inquiry Committee at the Law Society.