Management Team

  • Gen Saito

    Group Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Saito joined as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CPL Group on 1 April 2014 and was appointed Group CEO of CPL Group on 1 July 2014. Mr. Saito is a graduate of Keio University (Tokyo) with a BA in Business & Commerce, Econometrics.

    Prior to joining CPL, Mr. Saito was the Vice President of Business Development at Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pte Ltd (SBFA). He joined Suntory Group in 1984 and has over 30 years of experience in marketing, business development, management, finance as well as M&A in Japan and internationally. Mr. Saito was the General Manager, Business Planning for Cerebos Gregg’s Ltd (New Zealand) from 1995 to 1998 and General Manager, Business Development of Cerebos Australia Ltd from 1998 to 2000. He has also served as General Manager of Suntory Limited’s Water Business Department from 2000 to 2006, Senior Director of Menu Management Division at McDonald’s Company (Japan) Ltd from 2006 to 2007, Director of Marketing & Planning at Pronto Corporation from 2007 to 2010, as well as Executive General Manager of the International Strategy Division at Suntory Holdings from 2010 to 2011.

  • Neerja Sewak

    Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Health Supplement Division

    Ms. Neerja joined Cerebos Pacific Limited in January 2015. She reports to the Group CEO and is responsible for achieving short and long terms financial and strategic objectives for the Health Supplement Division, with direct responsibilities for the profit and loss, by brand, channel and market for the health supplements business.

    Ms. Neerja has more than 25 years of experience working across various industries including automotive, consumer goods and pharmaceutical. Prior to joining Cerebos, she was the Global Marketing Head, for Novartis’ OTC brands such as Voltaren, Clearasil and Sandoz. She holds a Masters of Management Information Systems from University of Arizona, The Eller Graduate School of Management, USA and a Masters in Business Administration from Punjab Agricultural University, India. 

  • Terrence Joseph Svenson

    Chief Executive Officer, Cerebos Food & Coffee Division

    Mr. Svenson joined Cerebos in 2006 as General Manager of Sales. His responsibilities then extended to Sales and Marketing Australia and subsequently to General Manager of Sales, Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Cerebos Food and Coffee Division (CFCD) in 2013. Prior to joining Cerebos, he had senior sales and marketing roles within global consumer goods and publishing companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Central Queensland and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from University of New South Wales.
  • Koo Nguang Siah

    Senior Vice President & Group Financial Controller

    Mr. Koo joined Cerebos Pacific Limited in 1996. He has more than 25 years’ experience in auditing, accounting and finance. Mr. Koo reports to the Group Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for all financial matters of the Group, including Treasury, Tax and Insurance. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He is also a non-practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Liew Chee Yin

    Senior Vice President, Group Information Systems

    Mr. Liew joined Cerebos Pacific Limited in 1999 as Manager of Information Systems (Applications) and was promoted to Vice President, Group Information Systems in January 2006 and subsequently to Senior Vice President, Group Information Systems in April 2012. Mr. Liew is responsible for the strategy, management and development of the Group Information Systems and reports to the Group CEO. Mr. Liew has over 22 years’ experience in consulting, planning, development and implementation of enterprise-wide information systems and technologies in a wide range of industries covering electronics, semiconductor, technology, and food and beverage. He holds a Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Business and Management Studies degree from University of Bradford (UK).

  • Tamotsu Iwai

    Vice President, Group Quality Assurance

    Mr. Iwai joined Cerebos Pacific Limited as Vice President, Group Quality Assurance in June 2011 and reports to the Group CEO. He leads the quality assurance function for Cerebos Group and is responsible for establishing the Group’s quality strategy, implementation and follow up on quality activity to ensure that the Group’s products meet the required quality expectations. He also sets QA compliance objectives and ensures that group and business targets are achieved. Mr. Iwai has more than 10 years’ experience in quality assurance and quality systems & development with global food companies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Biotechnology) from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Biotechnology) from the same institute.

  • Daniel Quek

    Vice President, Group Corporate Affairs

    Mr. Quek joined Cerebos Pacific Limited in 1999 as Corporate Affairs Manager. He was appointed Head of Corporate Affairs in 2005 and promoted to his current position in 2008. He is responsible for the Group’s corporate reputation, covering corporate communications, crisis management and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Quek has over 23 years’ experience in leading global and Asia Pacific F&B companies working in corporate, public and regulatory affairs as well as marketing communications. Mr. Quek holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Mr. Quek also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (with Credit) from the Singapore Institute of Education as well as an MBA from James Cook University (Australia). He is currently the elected president of the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore and Chairman of the ASEAN Alliance of Health Supplement Associations. He is a member of the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore’s Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Health Claims and also a management committee member of the Singapore Compact for CSR. 

  • Atcharee Kongsangchai

    Vice President & Company Secretary, Group Legal & Corporate Secretariat

    Ms. Kongsangchai joined Cerebos (Thailand) Ltd in 2001. She was appointed Vice President & Company Secretary of Cerebos Pacific Limited in August 2015. Reporting to the Group CEO, she is responsible for all legal matters, corporate secretariat and intellectual property matters of the group.

    Ms. Kongsangchai has more than 8 years' experience in Human Resources as Senior HR & HR Manager and more than 22 years' experience in corporate legal work with various companies in the finance and securities, telecommunications and food & beverage industries. Ms. Kongsangchai holds a Bachelor of Law from Thammasat University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. She holds a post graduate diploma in Business Law from Thammasat University and the Certificate of Notarial Services Attorney from the Lawyer Council of Thailand.