General Announcement::Appointment of Group Chief Operating Officer

Issuer & Securities

Issuer/ Manager
HONG LEONG ASIA LTD. - SG1F76860344 - H22
Stapled Security

Announcement Details

Announcement Title
General Announcement
Date &Time of Broadcast
30-Jan-2015 17:21:34
Announcement Sub Title
Appointment of Group Chief Operating Officer
Announcement Reference
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name)
Ng Siew Ping, Jaslin
Company Secretary
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below)
The Board of Directors of Hong Leong Asia Ltd. ("HLA" or the "Company") wishes to announce that with effect from 3 February 2015, Mr Wong Meng Choong will be appointed the Group Chief Operating Officer of the Company, reporting to the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Mr Wong has more than 30 years of corporate and business experience with many years in senior management positions in local and multinational companies including Tat Hong Holdings Ltd, China Delta Export Limited, China Export Finance Limited and Fraser & Neave (F&N) Group. Mr Wong has worked with the HLA group previously, having held the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Industrial Packaging Unit of the Company from October 2000 to May 2005 and was the General Manager, China of Hong Leong Corporation Limited (now known as Hong Leong (China) Limited) ("HLC") (currently a subsidiary of the Company) from August 1998 to May 1999. Prior to December 2001, HLC was the immediate holding company of the Company.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. He has completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia Business School, New York.

The Board welcomes Mr Wong to the Company, and is confident that with his qualifications and wealth of experience, he will be able to make positive contributions to the Group.

Further details on Mr Wong's appointment which are required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 704(7) of the Listing Manual of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") are set out in a separate announcement for release to the SGX-ST today.


Ng Siew Ping, Jaslin
Company Secretary

30 January 2015