About the Board of Directors
NG CHUAN HENG
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Ng Chuan Heng came on board as Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman on 17 December 2018. He is responsible for leading and ensuring the effectiveness of the Board, including promoting a culture of openness and debate at the Board and facilitating the effective contribution of all Directors. Mr Ng has over four decades of experience in the construction industry, having started off as an apprentice construction worker in the 1970s. Mr Ng’s expertise lies in handling the operational aspects of the construction business, having been closely involved (at both his past and present companies) in all the day-to-day activities such as logistics, managing of workers and supervising at the construction sites.
TAN POH GUAN
Tan Poh Guan came on board as Executive Director on 17 December 2018 and is responsible for the overall business development and general management of the Group. Mr Tan has extensive experience in the construction business, having handled various aspects such as planning, operations, overseeing the finances and tendering for projects. He graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Electric Engineering and has completed a course on Basic Concept in Construction Productivity Enhancement offered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy. In addition to attending the BizSAFE Workshop for CEO/TOP Management, he has obtained various certifications relevant to his directorship roles (e.g. on directors’ duties and finance for directors).
LAI CHOONG HON
Lai Choong Hon was appointed as the Executive Director on 18 January 2018. Concurrently he is also the Financial Controller of the Group and CEO of the Group’s subsidiary, Engineering Manufacturing Services (S) Pte. Ltd. (“EMS”). He joined EMS in 2004 and as the Director of Finance, he was responsible for all finance, treasury, reporting and accounting activities in the company. He also took on various responsibilities which include tax and HR matters of the company. Prior to joining EMS, he was the Group Financial Controller of Hong Guan Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd. and General Manager of Hong Guan Systems (S) Pte. Ltd. His stint before that was as the Finance Manager of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. Mr Lai is a member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He obtained his degree from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) in 1990.
Mr Lai is due for re-election as Director at the forthcoming AGM.
LEE CHONG YANG
Lead Independent Director
Lee Chong Yang was re-designated as Lead Independent Director on 17 December 2018. Mr Lee is the co-founder of MoovPay Global Pte. Ltd., a licensed acquirer payment platform that processes card payment for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions. He was Vice President of ICH-Gemini Pte. Ltd. whereby as a fund manager, he helped various companies to develop their full potential by providing access to international capital markets, offering optimal solution to capital structure and finding strategic partners to maximize returns. Prior to that he was a successful private banker with UBS AG Singapore and Standard Chartered Private Bank, winning multiple awards. Mr Lee graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Mechanical and Production Engineering (Honours) and has a Certificate in Private Banking from the Wealth Management Institute and a Private Banking and Wealth Management Diploma from UBS AG.
Amelia Vincent joined our Company as an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on 15 June 2016. Amelia is a reputed finance professional with over two decades of experience gained from various bluechip multi-national companies. She is currently the Head of Finance for William Grant & Sons’ Global Travel Retail project where she provides commercial finance, controls and governance support. Prior to that she was the Finance Director of Diageo for their Asia Pacific Travel Retail business unit and was in charge of strategic and commercial imperatives as well as leading the accounting, control and compliance team. Amelia has also spent 12 years in the technology industry, where she served in various roles of accounting, finance, commercial and strategic planning. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) in 1996 and received her CPA in 1999.
NG SER CHIANG
Ng Ser Chiang joined our Company as an Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee on 15 June 2016. Currently, he is a Partner of Elitaire Law LLP, an advocates and solicitors firm in Singapore. He was previously a managing partner of Hameed & Company since February 2002 and a sole-proprietor of the same company from 2004 to 2010. He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a Bachelor of Law in 1997 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2000. His main area of practice is in civil and criminal litigation, corporate law as well as conveyancing. He is also a director of four other Singapore incorporated private companies.