M1 sets up Nominating Committee for Board appointments
SINGAPORE, 17 February 2003 - MobileOne Ltd (M1) has established a Nominating Committee to oversee the appointment of new directors to the Board. This is to ensure a formal and transparent process for all board appointments in accordance with the Code of Corporate Governance.
Three independent directors of the M1 Board have been appointed to the Nominating Committee and they are: Dr Thio Su Mien, Mr Patrick Yeoh and Mr Reggie Thein. Dr Thio Su Mien will chair the Committee.
The terms of reference of the Nominating Committee will include reviewing and recommending to the Board appointment or re-appointment of Directors; and proposing a set of objective performance criteria for evaluating the performance of the Board.
Profiles of Nominating Committee Members
Thio Su Mien
Dr Thio was appointed to the M1 Board of Directors on 8 November 2002. She currently holds various directorships including one at SIA Engineering Company Limited.
She is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is currently a Senior Executive Director of TSMP Law Corporation. Previously Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Singapore, she has held varied positions in professional bodies and institutions and sat on the board of subsidiaries of multinational corporations in Singapore. She has served on the Board of Legal Education, chaired one of the Disciplinary Committees set up by the Chief Justice, is an Accredited Arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, served as Judge and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and as a member of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal.
On 8 November 2002, Mr Thein was appointed to the M1 Board of Directors. He is currently also Director and Audit Committee member of several listed companies in Singapore, among them Haw Par Heathcare Ltd and Goodwood Park Hotel Limited.
He is a member of the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Directors, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
Mr Thein was previously a Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vice Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand, and Managing Partner of its management consulting services firm.
The President of Singapore awarded Mr Thein the Public Service Medal in 1999.
Patrick Yeoh Khwai Hoh
Appointed to the M1 Board of Directors on 8 November 2002, Mr Yeoh also holds directorships at other companies, including Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte Ltd. He is also Singapore Advisor to Nuri Holdings (S) Pte Ltd.
His previous posts include Managing Director of PT Manning Development in Jakarta, and various positions at The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd, including President and Director.
In 1999, the Singapore government awarded him The Public Service Star.