Mr Lim Jun Xiong Steven was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2013. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial, trust and wealth management industry, including chief executive positions in HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, the Global Wealth Solutions arm of the HSBC Group, and SG Trust (Asia) Ltd, a subsidiary of Societe Generale Private Banking. He holds directorships in Bund Center Investment Ltd, Hong Fok Corporation Limited, Keong Hong Holdings Ltd and Mirach Energy Ltd, companies listed on Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). Mr Lim has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Mr Teh Wing Kwan has been appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company with effect from 3 October 2013.
Mr Teh specializes in corporate finance, corporate restructuring and merger & acquisition. He has had significant experience having been a financial professional who has been advising and investing in companies, family-owned enterprises and regional asset owners with their businesses listed in and preparing to list in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan. He is currently a non-executive and non-independent director of Singapore eDevelopment Limited (listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (“SGX-ST”) and previously known as CCM Group Limited) and Asian American Medical Group Limited (listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and previously known as Asian Centre For Liver Diseases And Transplantation Limited). Mr Teh is also a sophisticated investor, a Director of BMI Capital Partners Limited (Hong Kong), and appointed Advisor to the Board of Koda Ltd (listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST). He served as a non-executive and non-independent director of a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and was also previously appointed Audit Committee Chairman and Independent Director of other public companies listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr Teh is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certiﬁed Accountants (United Kingdom), a Chartered Accountant of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant, an International Affiliate of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Full Member of Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.
Mdm Cheung Kam Wa Emma has been appointed as a Member of the Board with effect from 14 November 2012. She joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer on 3 January 2012. She has more than 20 years of company management experience mainly in the area of commodity trading, logistics, merger and acquisition and is familiar with China and Hong Kong commercial and accounting regulations. Prior to joining the Company, Mdm Cheung held senior management position in Sichuan TranVic Group in China and as the General Manager of HSC Resources Ltd in Hong Kong. Now she assists the Chief Executive Officer in the Company’s day-to-day operations. She holds a Master Degree in law from the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Mr Teo Cheng Kwee has been re-designated as Non-Executive and Non Independent Director of the Company with effect from 3 October 2013. He was the founder of the Group and was the Company’s CEO for nearly 40 years before his re-designation. During his reign, he was responsible for charting the Company’s direction and has led a series of successful acquisitions that enhances the value of the Company. He also brought the Company to the Mainboard of SGX in 2011 from its Catalist listing. Mr Teo’s vast experience and acute business acumen would value-add to the Company going forward.
Mr Foo Tee Heng has been re-designated as Non-Executive and Non Independent Director of the Company with effect from 3 October 2013. Prior to the redesignation, he was its Executive Director overseeing the marketing, administration and human resource matters. Mr Foo has more than 30 years of experience in the building and construction industry and has led the Company to set foot in Myanmar as early as 1978 for its construction business.
Mr Yang Jian has been appointed to the Board with effect from 20 July 2009. He was last re-elected on 24 April 2012. Mr Yang holds directorships in several other companies including Trisonic International Limited (since 2006) and Sichuan Chuanwei Group Co., Ltd (since 2001). Prior to that, he was also the Company Secretary of Sichuan Chuanwei Group Co., Ltd (since 1998). Mr Yang holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from Chongqing University.
Mr Fong Heng Boo has been appointed to the Board on 15 January 2014 as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. Mr Fong’s career started in 1975 as an Auditor in Singapore Auditor- General’s Office. He was holding the appointment of Assistant Auditor General when he left in 1993. He later joined Amcol Holdings as General Manager (Corporate Development) and then Easy Call International Pte Ltd as Chief Financial Officer. In 1998, he was Deputy General Manager (Corporate Service) in Singapore Turf Club and was later redesignated to Senior Vice President (Corporate Service). In 2004, he was seconded to Singapore Totalisator Board as Director (Special Duties) where he led the Board’s Finance & Investment functions until his retirement in December 2014. Mr Fong’s expertise lies in the area of audit, finance and corporate management. He holds directorship in three other public-listed companies. Mr Fong graduated in 1973 from the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore) with a Second Class Honours Degree in Bachelor of Accountancy.
Mr Tao Yeoh Chi has been appointed to the Board with effect from 1 October 2013 as a Non-Executive and Independent Director. Mr Tao started his career in the public service sector, held senior positions in various ministries. He later joined a few multi-national companies before he started his own business. He holds directorship in several companies listed on SGX, including Hanwell Corporation, Singapore eDevelopment Ltd and ST Telecommunications (Beijing). Mr Tao graduated in 1975 from Newcastle University, Australia with a First Class Honours Degree in Bachelor of Engineering and a Degree in Bachelor of Arts (Economics).
Mr Wei Jian Ping has been appointed to the Board with effect from 18 September 2008. He was last re-elected on 25 April 2011. Mr Wei graduated from Southwest China University of Political Science and also holds a degree from China Sichuan University of Economics. He joined the province of Sichuan Department of Justice from 1986 to 1994. Since 1997, he has been with Sichuan Tianwen Law Firm and is presently a senior partner of the firm. He was the Vice Chairman of the Ninth Sichuan Province Federation of Commerce and Industry and a Vice President of the Sichuan Province Bar Association. He is also a representative of Sichuan Peoples’ Congress Committee.
Mr Duan Bing has been appointed to the Board with effect from 8 June 2009. He was last re-elected on 24 April 2012. Mr Duan started as an Application Specialist of Singapore Winsys Technology Pte Ltd in August 2001 and later joined Nanyang Technological University as a Project Officer. Currently, he is the manager of Chongqing Guanyu Corporation Limited. Mr Duan graduated from Department of Communication Engineering of Chongqing University. He also holds Master’s Degree in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.