Wilmar International has appointed Dr Chong Yoke Sin as its non-executive independent director to the board on May 6.

Chong, who is currently the managing partner of iGlobe Partners, had previously held the role of Chief of Enterprise Business, StarHub. She was also formerly CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS) between 2008 and 2016.

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Chong is also on the board of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and a member of the board of governors at Republic Polytechnic.

Shares in Wilmar closed 1 cent lower or 0.2% down at $4.97 on May 6.