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What are the director’s requirements in a Singapore-incorporated company?

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What are the director’s requirements in a Singapore-incorporated company?

These are the requirements regarding directors in a company incorporated in Singapore.

  • Numbers – Singapore law requires every Singapore-incorporated company to have at least one director. Generally, the maximum number of directors is denoted in the constitution of the company.
  • Age – The minimum age to be eligible as a company director in Singapore is 18 years. Singapore law does not mention any maximum age of a director in a private company. In a public company or a subsidiary of a public company, a director’s maximum age is 70 years. During the AGM (Annual General Meeting) of the company, the director can be reappointed.
  • Fitness – A director must be physically healthy and mentally fit to carry out the duties of a director honestly and diligently.
  • Singapore Local Director – A company incorporated in Singapore must have at least one Singapore local director. A local director can be a Singapore Permanent Resident, Singapore Citizen, Entrepreneur Pass holder, and Employment Pass holder with such a pass that will allow him to work in the company concerned. A local director must have a local residential address in Singapore.

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