Saw Phaik Hwa
Non-Executive and Independent Director
- Globe Director since April 7, 2015 and re- elected on April 17, 2018
- Globe Board Committee memberships:
- Nomination and Governance Committee
- Compensation and Remuneration Committee
- Audit and Related Party Transactions Committee
- Number of directorships in other publicly listed companies: 1
Ms. Saw, 63, Singaporean, was elected as Director on April 7, 2015. She was the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Auric Pacific Group, listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, which has diverse business interests ranging from distribution of fast-moving consumer food, food manufacturing and retailing, management of restaurant and food court operations, and other strategic investments including fund investment. The Group operates in various countries throughout Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China. Ms. Saw retired as its CEO on May 1, 2015.
Prior to this, Ms. Saw was the President and CEO of SMRT Corporation Ltd. from December 2002 to January 2012, Singapore’s first multi-modal public transport service provider. During her tenure, she enhanced the public travel experience in Singapore by introducing commuter-centric initiatives and adding lifestyle conveniences at stations to make public transport a choice mode of travel for all. She was also instrumental in broadening SMRT’s geographical footprint as well as establishing SMRT’s presence overseas with the opening of offices in the Middle East and China, which serve as springboards to opportunities in those regions. From 1984 to 2002, Ms. Saw was the Regional President in charge of businesses in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia for DFS Venture Singapore.
Ms. Saw also holds key positions in several institutions including the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation, Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, The Espalanade Co Ltd., Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association, TTSH Community Fund, Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation, The Hour Glass Ltd., and SISTIC.Com Pte Ltd. Ms. Saw was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University.
Ms. Saw holds a Second Upper Class Honours in Biochemistry from the University of Singapore and has attended the Advanced Management Programme in the University of Hawaii.
Ms. Saw also holds directorship in Hour Glass Limited, a publicly listed company on the Singapore Stock Exchange.