R. Dhinakaran is the Managing Director of the Group.
Dhina, as he is known locally, is a Chartered Accountant (CA Singapore) and MBA specialised in International Business. He joined the group in the early eighties, where his contribution to guide the company through the severe recession and his continuous efforts within the group over these years and successful turnaround of the companies during some of the major crisis had resulted in the Group to appoint him as Managing Director for the Jay Gee Group in 2001. He continues to focus on Jay Gee Group’s growth, expansion plans, long-term strategies and policies.
Dhina was a Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and he has been active over many years serving several professional, trade associations and statutory organizations sharing his experiences and contributing to the society. He is the President of Singapore Retailers Association (SRA), Vice Chairman of the Skills Future, Singapore (SSG), and Vice Chairman of the Hindu Endowments Board. Dhina is also a Trustee of Board of Trustee of Singapore University of Social Sciences. He is also a member of the Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund Advisory Council, Director of the Singapore Productivity Centre Board (SPCB), Member of The President’s Challenge Steering Committee, Payment Council – Monetary Authority of Singapore, Code of Governance for Town Councils Advisory Panel (MND) and National Heritage Board – The Indian Heritage Centre Advisory Board. Dhina has shown interest over the years to leverage his skills and experiences gained in leading businesses effectively in managing non-profit organisations for social causes over the years as well.
He has also served as a Trustee of SIM University Education Fund, Charity Council of Singapore (MCCY), Vice President of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Vice Chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman of Hindu Advisory Board.