Akihiko Matsumura is the founder of the Group. Mr. Matsumura was appointed as an Executive Director on 14 November 2008. Mr. Matsumura resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 5 November 2012 and continues to serve on the Board as Non-Executive Director and Chairman. He was appointed the Chairman of the Group on 8 March 2013. Mr. Matsumura will focus on building up Forest Pine Group Pte. Ltd's Green Technology businesses which will be beneficial to the Group as well as make a contribution to sustainability development in Japan and the rest of the world. Mr. Matsumura was previously also the President of I-Deal Com, Inc. Mr. Matsumura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hokkaido University (School of Law) in 1980.
Lawrence Rikio Komo was appointed as the Group's Chief Executive Officer on 8 October 2012. He was appointed an Independent Director in November 2011. Mr. Komo plays a pivotal role in revitalizing the Group with fresh investment and business opportunities to bring about operational sustainability for the Group. Mr. Komo joined the Group from Citibank Singapore, where he was Managing Director within the Securities and Funds Division. During his tenure, he served as the Head of the Investor Services, and Head of Investment and Financing Solutions (Asia Pacific) at Citibank Singapore. Besides Citibank Singapore, Mr. Komo has assumed leadership positions in multinational corporations and global banks over the past 20 years. Mr. Komo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University (1980) and a Masters in Business Administration from Emory University (1984).
Dr James Morley Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Director since 14 November 2008. Last August 2012, Dr. Anderson received the Distinguished University Professor Award and rank, in addition Dr. Anderson was awarded the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award for his involvement in biomaterials. Recently he has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, this is a high honour to be the only faculty member on his campus who is a member of two National Academies. Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Pathology, Macromolecular Science and Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University since 1984 and is also a Member of the National Academy of Science and the US Army Medical Research Committee. He is an External Consultant to the Total Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and a Co-Chair of Working Group 1 in the Development of the ISO Standard on Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices. Dr. Anderson graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1963. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 1967 and Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the Case Western Reserve University in 1976.
Wang Nan Chee is an Independent Director of the Group since 15 September 2010. He is currently the Group Adviser to Prima Ltd. Mr. Wang was previously Singapore's Public Health Commissioner and Director-General of Public Health, with vast experience and expertise in public health management. Mr. Wang graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from University of Malaya in 1967 and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Sanitary Engineering from Delft, Netherlands. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1994.
Richard Lee Armitage is an Independent Director since 14 November 2008. He is presently a Director of Conoco-Philips, and a Director of ManTech International Corporation, as well as the President of Armitage International. He was previously the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America from 2001 to 2005, the Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs from 1983 to 1989, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from 1981 to 1983 and a Military Attaché in the US Embassy in Saigon (Vietnam) from 1973 to 1975. Mr. Armitage graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the US Naval Academy in 1967.