Mr Lou Leong Kok, 66, a Singaporean, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2017. Mr Lou graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, the United States of America. Prior to that, he attended Dover College, an independent Public School in Dover, United Kingdom.
Mr Lou is the Founding Chairman of Charleston Holdings Pte Ltd, a private investment group which controls subsidiaries and investments ranging from trading, brokerage and logistics. He possesses a wealth of industry experience in the edible oil sector spanning over 41 years managing investments and businesses of edible oil and grains trading, shipping, storage terminals and biofuel manufacturing, as well as investor and advisor to a leading physical palm brokerage.
Mr Lou is currently a member of the Board of Just Oil & Grain Pte Ltd, ST Green Energy Pte Ltd, Play Innovations Inc and Just Consolidated Pte Ltd. He also serves as an advisor to PT Prima Indonesia Logistik, a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I), an Indonesian state-owned enterprise.
Mr Lou previously held directorships and advisory board roles on several other portfolio companies of Charleston Holdings Pte Ltd, namely Gemini Edible Oils & Fats India Pte Ltd, PT Palma Plantasindo and Salcon Limited.