KIMLY is the master-brand of the LHL KIMLY Group,
A major player in Singapore’s food and beverage industry. Managing a network of coffeeshops, food courts, and food stalls spread out across Singapore, Kimly brings delicious, affordable hawker food to people of all walks of life.
Founded in 1990, Kimly Limited (“Kimly” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is the largest traditional coffee shop operator in Singapore.
Backed by the experience and industry knowledge of our management team, as well as our ability to consistently maintain high food stall occupancy in our coffee shops, our Group has been able to secure food outlet locations in mature estates.
Over the years, Kimly has established its reputation and become the preferred coffee shop operator by coffee shop owners. Today, we operate an extensive chain of 64 food outlets and 121 food stalls under various brands island wide.
Kimly was listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 20 March 2017.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MR LIM HEE LIAT
Mr Lim Hee Liat is our Executive Chairman and and was appointed to our Board on 23 May 2016.
As a founding shareholder of the Group, Mr Lim Hee Liat has more than 25 years of experience in the coffee shop and F&B industry and is instrumental to the Group’s continued success and growth. He oversees the overall development and performance of the Group, setting and executing strategic directions as well as expansion plans, including sourcing for investment opportunities to promote the growth of the business.
Mr Lim is a patron of Taman Jurong Community Club Management Committee and a member of the School Advisory Committee of Temasek Secondary School.
MR VINCENT CHIA
Mr Vincent Chia is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 3 February 2017.
Mr Chia is responsible for strategising and implementing key improvements to the Group’s various processes so as to continually raise the Group’s standards of productivity and food quality. Part of his portfolio also includes monitoring the key performance indicators of the Group’s centralised functions, such as the Central Kitchen, human resources and procurement. He also assists the Executive Chairman in managing the Group’s overall business development, expansion and various other business processes.
Mr Chia has more than 20 years of experience in the F&B industry. Prior to joining the Group in 2006, he held the post of Operations Manager at S-11 F&B Holdings Pte Ltd, a coffee shop and food stall operator. He was the Group Operations Manager of Chai Chee Noodle Village from 2003 to 2005. In 1996, he joined Asia Pacific Breweries (S) Pte Ltd as an Assistant Sales Manager. Mr Chia started his career at Suntec F&B Holding Pte Ltd as an Assistant Restaurant Manager, where he was involved in setting up Suntec Terrace Café.
Mr Chia obtained a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore in 2003, as well as a Statement of Attainment for the PI-PHQ-303E-1 Apply Food Safety Management Systems for Food Service Establishments at Singapore Polytechnic from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency in 2015. He is a member of the School Advisory Committee of Temasek Secondary School.
MS KAREN WONG
Ms Karen Wong is our Chief Financial Officer and was appointed to our Board in June 2016.
She is responsible for the overall financial management, reporting and internal control matters for the Group.
Ms Wong has over 16 years of experience in audit, accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Group, she held the post of Regional Financial Controller for Connell Brothers Singapore, a multi-national corporation and Regional Head, Financial Planning & Analysis at Maybank Investment Banking Group. She started her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen Kuala Lumpur in 2000 and was an Audit Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, Singapore when she left in 2013.
Ms Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Northern University of Malaysia in 2000. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.
MR TER KIM CHEU
Lead Independent Director
Mr Ter Kim Cheu is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 15 February 2017.
Mr Ter Kim Cheu has more than 30 years of experience in the legal industry and currently provides legislative consultancy services overseas. He was appointed an Independent Director of Hong Leong Finance Limited in 2010. Having retired from the Singapore Legal Service, Mr Ter is now a member of the Strata Titles Boards and Audit Committee member of the Singapore Sports Council.
Prior to his retirement in 2008, he was the Parliamentary Counsel and Principal Senior State Counsel (Legislation Division), Attorney- General’s Chambers, Singapore and a Law Revision Commissioner of Singapore. Mr Ter was also a member of the Securities Industry Council from 1993 to 1997.
Mr Ter graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore) in 1970. He subsequently graduated with Bachelor of Law and Master of Law degrees from the University of London in 1976 and 1977 respectively. Mr Ter was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1980 and is also a Barrister-at-Law, having been called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1977.
MR WEE TIAN CHWEE JEFFREY
Mr Wee Tian Chwee Jeffrey is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 15 February 2017.
Mr Wee Tian Chwee Jeffrey’s professional experience includes the audit of diverse companies ranging from small and medium enterprises to Singapore Listed Companies and multinationals. He also worked for Metal Box Singapore Limited as Chief Accountant prior to practise as a public accountant at T. C. Wee & Co., which he established since 1981.
Mr Wee is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
MR LIM TECK CHAI DANNY
Mr Lim Teck Chai, Danny is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 15 February 2017.
Mr Lim Teck Chai Danny has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry and is currently an equity partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He joined the law firm in 1998 and has since been practising and advising on all aspects of corporate legal advisory and transactional work, both locally and regionally. He has a wide range of experience in acquisitions, investments, takeovers, initial public offerings and restructuring, amongst others, and his clients include multi-national corporations, small medium enterprises, private equity and institutional investors, Singapore and foreign listed companies, financial institutions and others.
Mr Lim is also an Independent Director of TEE Land Limited, UG Healthcare Corporation Limited, Stamford Land Corporation Ltd and Choo Chiang Holdings Ltd, all of which are companies listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and a Master of Science (Applied Finance) degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 2006. He has been admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1999 and is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.
MR SUNNY PEH
Head of Outlet Operations
Mr Sunny Peh was appointed as the Group’s Head of Outlet Operations in 2008.
He is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Group’s food outlets and Operations Managers, including the setting up of new food outlets as well as coordinating and monitoring compliance with the applicable laws, regulations and licensing requirements across the Group.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr Peh held the post of Sales Executive at Excel Singapore. He was a Marketing Executive of Epson Singapore Pte Ltd between 2006 and 2007. Mr Peh started his career as a Weapons System Specialist with the Republic of Singapore Air Force in 1998.
Mr Peh graduated with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1997. He subsequently obtained a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Canberra in 2009.
MR ROY TAN
Mr. Tan is in charge of the company’s food retail, business development and corporate communications of our Group, who, along with the management team, is responsible for the growth and development of our Group by devising and implementing the strategic directions and expansion plans as well as sourcing and executing investment opportunities.
He has 18 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industry, including a brief period of time with FMCG (APBS). Prior to joining the company, he operated and supervised his own chains of coffee shops and food stalls.
Board of Directors
Mr Lim Hee Liat (Executive Chairman)
Mr Vincent Chia (Executive Director)
Ms Wong Kok Yong (Finance Director)
Mr Ter Kim Cheu (Lead Independent Director)
Mr Wee Tian Chwee Jeffrey (Independent Director)
Mr Lim Teck Chai Danny (Independent Director)
Mr Wee Tian Chwee Jeffrey (Chairman)
Mr Lim Teck Chai, Danny
Mr Ter Kim Cheu
Mr Ter Kim Cheu (Chairman)
Mr Lim Teck Chai, Danny
Mr Lim Hee Liat
Mr Lim Teck Chai, Danny (Chairman)
Mr Wee Tian Chwee Jeffrey
Mr Ter Kim Cheu
Joint Company Secretaries
Loh Lee Eng (ACIS)
Hoon Chi Tern (LLB (Hons))
Mr Peh Kim Leong, Sunny
(Head of Outlet Operations)
Mr Roy Tan
Director of Project Management
13 Woodlands Link Singapore 738725
Tel: (65) 6289 1605
Fax: (65) 6280 1605
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