As an investment company, Straits Trading has adopted a more streamlined corporate structure with executive staff manning only key corporate functions. The operations at individual portfolio companies are headed by the respective chief executives, supported by their individual management teams. This structure facilitates faster decision-making, better responsiveness to market developments, and leverages the repertoire of operational expertise of the executive teams at the portfolio companies.
Chew Gek Khim PJG Executive Chairman
Ms Chew Gek Khim is a lawyer by training. She has been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 24 April 2008, first as Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman and then as Executive Chairman since 1 November 2009.
Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of the Tecity Group, which she joined in 1987. She is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the Board of ARA Asset Management Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Exchange Limited.
Ms Chew is also Deputy Chairman of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Chairman of Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She is a Member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore and Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. She was the Chairman of the National Environment Agency Board of Singapore from 2008 to 2015. Ms Chew was also previously a Director of CapitaLand Retail China Trust (formerly CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited), a Board Member of the Singapore Totalisator Board and a Member of the SSO Council.
Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015, and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards in 2016.
Jennifer Chee Group Financial Controller
Ms Jennifer Chee Foong Fong joined Straits Trading in August 1993 as an Accountant. Over the years, she rose through the ranks and was in charge of financial and management reporting, tax matters, budget, cash and risk management, system implementations and compliance. She was also actively involved in some of the Group's acquisitions and disposals, as well as other corporate actions. Her last position held was Vice President, Finance. She was appointed Group Financial Controller in January 2018 and is responsible for accounting, financial, tax and risk management matters of Straits Trading and its group of companies.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the finance, accounting and tax functions, in addition to areas of auditing.
Ms Chee is a graduate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ("ACCA"). She is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and is a Fellowship member of ACCA.
Goh Yah Huay Group Treasurer
Ms Goh Yah Huay has been Group Treasurer of Straits Trading since January 2018. She is also Director of Finance at Straits Real Estate Pte. Ltd. where she is responsible for all accounting, treasury and finance related functions.
Prior to joining Straits Real Estate, Ms Goh was Vice President of Finance at Straits Trading where she was responsible for cashflow management, financial analysis, statutory/management reporting and financial consolidation activities for the Hospitality Division.
Ms Goh has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Accounting, Controllership, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Straits Trading, she was Financial Controller South Asia for Imation Singapore Pte Limited. Before that, she spent 10 years at BMC Software.
An accountant by training, Ms Goh has a strong track record of identifying, analysing and evaluating business and financial challenges and recommending financial models to strategically address these challenges. She is well versed in managing financial activities across the Asia Pacific region.
Ms Goh has been a Chartered Accountant of Singapore since 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University.