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Jonathan Asherson Joins Sembcorp Industries Board as Independent Director

July 14, 2017

Sembcorp Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Asherson OBE as an independent director on its board with effect from July 17, 2017.

Mr Asherson is Non-executive Chairman of Rolls-Royce Singapore. He brings to the Sembcorp Industries board rich experience in regional strategy and business, as well as in the power and engineering industries. In the course of Mr Asherson’s career, he has been regional director for ASEAN and the Pacific at Rolls-Royce, held positions in Siemens’ industrial power business in China, Malaysia, Germany and the USA, and served as the former president of the British Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Asherson is Chairman of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, a director of Genting Singapore and an advisory board member of the UK Department for International Trade (Southeast Asia).  He is also a council member of the Singapore National Employers’ Federation, an advisor to the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and an advisory committee member for various educational and research institutes in Singapore and the UK.  He was appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007 and was awarded the Public Service Medal (Friends of Singapore) at Singapore’s National Day Awards in 2010.

Mr Asherson holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University and is a chartered engineer.  For further details of Mr Asherson’s particulars, please refer to the company’s separate release set out in accordance with the SGXNet Template for the “Appointment of Independent Director”.

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Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group operating across five continents worldwide. With facilities of about 11,000 megawatts of gross power capacity and close to nine million cubic metres of water per day in operation and under development, Sembcorp is a trusted provider of essential energy and water solutions to both industrial and municipal customers. It is also a world leader in marine and offshore engineering as well as an established brand name in urban development.

The Group has total assets of over S$22 billion and has around 8,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and several MSCI and FTSE indices.