Pedro has served as Chairman and Independent Director of our company since 6th July 2001 and 12th June 2001 respectively.
Pedro is President of MGS Mata Global Solutions; a senior advisor to Quad-C (a USA based private equity fund); and the CEO of Classic Party Rentals. With its Headquarters in Los Angeles, Classic Party Rentals is the leading US party and event rental company.
For 29 years, Pedro served W.R.Grace & Co. as President and CEO of several Divisions, including serving for 6 years as Chief Executive Officer of Grace Cocoa which under his leadership was the world's largest and premier supplier of cocoa ingredients to the confectionery, dairy, baking and beverage industries.
Pedro is the Chairman of our Risk Committee as well as a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominating Committees.
Davinder has served as a Non-Executive Director of our company since 12th June 2001.
Recognized as one of Singapore's foremost trial and appellate lawyers, Davinder was one of the first Senior Counsel ever to be appointed in Singapore when that position was created in 1997. Davinder serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC, and in December 2008 he was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to advise on legal issues arising from the Lehman Brothers collapse.
A practicing lawyer for over 25 years, Davinder has also been appointed as an arbitrator and mediator. Between 1988 and 2006 Davinder was a Member of Parliament of Singapore.
Davinder is the Chairman of our Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.
Mike was appointed as an Independent Director of our company on 6th May 2005.
Mike has over 25 years of business experience in the investment and finance industries with over 20 of those years being spent in Asia. Between 1997 and 2000 he served as Managing Director of Credit Lyonnais (Singapore) Merchant Bankers Pte Ltd, as well as Director of PPM Ventures (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a private equity investment arm of Prudential Plc, between 2001 and 2004. He is now Group Finance Director of Isis Shipping Limited.
Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mike is the Chairman of our Audit Committee as well as a member of the Remuneration, Nominating and Cocoa Risk Committees.
On 12th June 2001, Josephine was appointed as Non-Executive Director of our company.
Josephine has been based in Hong Kong for over 25 years and is Chief Investment Advisor of Chepstow Capital Advisors Limited, a Hong Kong based Asian private equity firm. Formerly, she served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CLSA Capital Partners which she joined in 1995 to set up its private equity activities. Josephine is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, and of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Josephine is a member of our Audit and Remuneration Committees and Chair of the Nominating Committee.
John founded the company in 1984 and has built Petra Foods from a regional player to be a global company - one of the largest cocoa ingredients providers in the world, and a leading chocolate and confectionery company in ASEAN region. He has been CEO of the company since November 2004. John has over 30 years of experience in the chocolate, cocoa and confectionery business.
John is a member of our Nominating and Cocoa Risk Committees.
Joseph was appointed to our Board on 2nd March 1999 as an Executive Director.
Joseph has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions within the chocolate, confectionery and cocoa industries. Joseph is responsible for the overall management and business development of the Branded Consumer Division in our core market of Indonesia. The business of the Branded Consumer Division includes the manufacture and distribution of our own branded consumer products, and the distribution of third-party products through our own extensive distribution network.
William was appointed to our Board on 31st May 2001 as an Executive Director, and as President of Joint Ventures and Chief Operating Officer of our Branded Consumer Division in Indonesia.
A graduate of the California State University Long Beach (Business Administration with Finance), William has over 25 years of experience in senior management positions within the chocolate, confectionery and cocoa industries. William is responsible for the overall operations and the management of the Branded Consumer Division in our core market of Indonesia, and he is also responsible for all of the joint ventures of the Branded Consumer Division.
KC was appointed to our Board on 1st August 2005 as an Executive Director.
KC's special focus is the Branded Consumer Division where he is responsible for overseeing the international operations and business development of the Division. KC has over 30 years of experience in the branded chocolate and confectionery and fast moving consumer goods industries. He uses this experience to expand the presence of Petra Foods' products and brands in our chosen consumer markets.