Appointed July 1, 1999, he worked in DBS Bank from 1968 to 1978 before spending 16 years as a Cabinet Minister in the Singapore government. He is the current chairman of Temasek Holdings(Pte) Ltd and a director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. Age 66.

Appointed May 13, 2001, he has been Chief Executive Officer since June 2002. A United States citizen, he joined DBS in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer and was made President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2001. Prior to joining DBS, Mr Tai served 25 years at J.P. Morgan & Co as an investment banker. He is also a director of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, CapitaLand Ltd and Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. Age 53.

Appointed September 16, 2003, he is Vice Chairman of DBS Bank and Chairman of DBS Bank (Hong Kong). He brings over 30 years of experience in financial markets, having worked for Citibank, J.P. Morgan and NatWest Markets, and in Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London and Singapore. Mr Wong is also a Director of China Mobile (HK) Ltd. Age 56.

Appointed July 1, 1999, he spent 12 years at the Ministries of Defence and Finance and as Minister of State from 1977 to 1981. He then joined Fraser & Neave group, where he served the last seven years as General Manager and Director. He was Chief Executive Officer of Intraco Ltd from 1991 to 2000. Mr Chen is now Chairman of The Commercial & Industrial Security Corporation. Age 61.

Appointed July 1, 1999, he began his career with DBS where his last position was Head of the Commercial Banking Division. He is currently the Senior Advisor of Nuri Holdings (S) Pte Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Fraser & Neave Ltd and Chairman of Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. He is also a Director of Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd. He was previously Regional Treasurer (Asia-Pacific) for J.P. Morgan, President and CEO of Overseas Union Bank Ltd, Chairman of the Land Transport Authority, Chairman of Singapore MRT Ltd, Special Advisor to the Minister For Finance, Singapore, and Chairman of East West Bank in USA. Age 63.

Appointed October 29, 1999, she is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board. Before joining The Conference Board in 1989, she was Chief Economist and Deputy Staff Director of the US Senate Budget Committee. Ms Fosler is currently a director of Unisys Corporation, Baxter International, Caterpillar Incorporated, The National Bureau of Economic Research and The Economic Club of New York. Age 56.

Appointed July 29, 2003, he is Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and the Lead Country Manager for the ExxonMobil Companies in Singapore. He is also Deputy Chairman of Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd and Chairman of Media Corporation of Singapore. Mr Kwa also serves on the Public Service Commission, the Legal Service Commission in Singapore and the National University of Singapore Council. Age 57.

Appointed September 14, 1999, he is Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board. He was the General Manager of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation and Chairman of Post Office Savings Bank from 1994 until its merger with DBS Bank in 1998. Mr Lee is a former board member of Singapore Airlines Ltd. Age 52.

Appointed July 22, 2002, he is Chairman of DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Global, a property services company. He was extensively involved in the establishment of Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region, having served as a Vice Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and the Provisional Legislative Council. He continues to be actively involved in public service in Hong Kong, having been a member of the Hong Kong Executive Council since 1997 and its Convenor between 1999 and 2002. Age 49.

Appointed August 19, 2003, he is Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd, a company he co-founded and in which he had served as Chief Executive Officer for 20 years. He is also a director on the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India, the Indo-British Partnership and the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. Age 57.

Appointed March 26, 2003, he has been the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport since July 2002. Prior to that, he was Second Permanent Secretary (Defence) at the Ministry of Defence. From 1998 to 2000, he was seconded to Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd as an Executive Vice President. He is the current Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority and a director of TIF Ventures Pte Ltd. Age 42.

Appointed February 6, 2003, he is a retired banker. Prior to his retirement in February 2002, he was Corporate Chief Operating Officer for the Deutsche Bank Group. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 1992, he spent 21 years at The Bank of New York, where he was last its Executive Vice President, Head of Global Asset and Liability Management. Mr Ross is a Trustee of the German Marshall Fund, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Hobart & William Smith Colleges. He is also a member of the Singapore Technologies International Advisory Panel. Age 59.

Appointed September 9, 2002, he is a consultant at the legal firm of Khattar Wong & Partners. He was a High Court Judge from 1984-1993 and a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court from 1993-2002. Prior to that, he was a practising lawyer for 26 years. Mr Thean is also the Chairman of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore. Age 71.

Appointed July 1, 1999, he combined stints in both academia and the private sector, before joining the Singapore Government in 1981. As a Cabinet member, his appointments included Minister for Communications and Information and Minister for Defence. In 1995, Dr Yeo returned to the private sector where he became Executive Chairman of the Singapore Technologies Group of Companies. He was Chairman of the Port of Singapore Authority from 1994 to 1997, and Chairman of PSA Corporation Ltd from 1997 until his retirement in 2002. He is currently an Advisor to Far East Organisation, Chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board and a member of the Business Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd. Age 60.