Bill Chua, a distinguished Lead Independent Director, boasts an extensive career contributing to both local and foreign boards. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the audit and risk committees at United Hampshire US REIT Management Pte Ltd, Sunseap Group Pte Ltd, Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education Pte Ltd, and Amara Holdings Limited. His role extends to leading the Risk Committee at Citibank Singapore Limited and holding the position of Managing Partner and Director at Green Sands Equity Inc. Throughout his remarkable thirty-four-year tenure in financial services, Bill retired as the Managing Director and Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group at United Overseas Bank in 2014. His leadership encompassed significant roles at Citibank, Overseas Union Bank (OUB), and UOB, where he played a pivotal role in closing major deals in Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and Transaction Banking. Notably, he successfully led the integration of back offices during the acquisition of OUB by UOB.
Beyond finance, Bill Chua actively engages in education and social concern areas. He chaired operations subcommittees in banking and financial markets, served as an advisory board member of the SMU business school, and contributed as a resource member on two Parliamentary committees. Currently, he holds key positions in the investment committees at SAFRA, the Singapore University of Technology & Design, and the Singapore Cricket Club, in addition to serving as the Vice Chairman on the Local Church Executive Committee at Barker Road Methodist Church. His role extends as a Board advisor to Fintonia, RF Fund Management Pte Ltd, and Skylab Holding Pte Ltd. As an Independent Director, Bill actively contributes to audit and risk management activities, strategy, transformation, technology, and operations. Recognized as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a Fellow at the Institution of Engineers Singapore, Bill’s exceptional contributions were acknowledged with the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2004 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2012 by the Government of Singapore.