Mr Neo Kah Kiat, Founder of the Group, was appointed to the Board on 22 March 2012 and last re-elected on 30 May 2013.
An industry veteran with over two decades of leadership experience in catering and food and beverage (“F&B”) management, he led and grew the Group into Singapore’s largest catering provider and the number one events caterer. Mr Neo continues to helm and steer the Group’s future strategic direction and expansion to become an integrated food and catering solutions provider.
Mr Neo established Neo Garden Catering (“Neo Garden”) as a sole-proprietorship in 1992 that successfully grew into an award-winning flagship brand. With his foresight and keen business acumen, Mr Neo developed more than 10 other brands serving different market segments, and brought the company to its successful listing on the SGX in 2012. He also led the Group’s first major acquisition of Thong Siek Holdings – manufacturer, retailer and distributor of the popular DoDo brand of fishballs – and CT Vegetables & Fruits – a leading trader of fresh fruits and vegetables in 2015.
Mr Neo was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) on 9 August 2014; the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Food and Beverage) award in 2015, Entrepreneur of The Year Award in both the Top Entrepreneurs and Enterprise categories in 2012; the Successful Entrepreneur Award (Platinum Category) by GRC Press Holdings in 2011; and the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2010. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Workforce Advancement Federation.
A strong advocate of philanthropy, Mr Neo donates generously to charities and is a Director on the Board of Ren Ci Hospital. He also serves as a patron at Jurong Spring Community Club, and was the appointed Organising Chairman of the Community Club’s Building Fund in March 2014.