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Board Of Directors

 

Thomas Tan / Executive Chairman & CEO

Thomas Tan is the Executive Chairman and CEO of our Company. He was appointed to the Board on 20 May 2013. He joined the Group in 1978 as an apprentice and was involved in the operations department of our Group in the chartering of vessels, engaging in loading of steel structures, fabrication/ installation of modules as well as in the ship supplies and chandling business. Thomas Tan rose through the ranks over the years to head the marketing and operations department. From 1998 until present, Thomas Tan has been responsible for overall operations, sales and marketing activities, customer service, securing new projects and negotiating contracts for the Group.

Thomas Tan / Executive Chairman & CEO

Yeo Seh Hong / Executive Director & COO

Yeo Seh Hong is the Executive Director and COO of the Group. She was appointed to the Board on 26 December 2013. Prior to joining our Group, she was previously an inspection secretary with AMF Tuboscope Inc. from 1978 to 1985 where she was in charge of the preparation of customer's inspection reports and co-ordinating with the inspection manager on daily job assignments and assisting in sales enquiries. She was then an operations co-ordinator/foreman with T.D. Inspection Pte Ltd (formerly known as AMF Tuboscope Inc.) from 1985 to 1988 where she coordinated field inspections on offshore rigs and land rigs and oversaw the southeast asia inspection division. She first began her career with the Group in 1988 and has, over the years, held various positions as materials manager, business development manager and general manager. She is currently responsible for overall operations, sales and marketing of products and services, developing and reviewing product specifications to meet market demand, preparing and submission of major tenders and commercial proposals for various scopes of services and overseeing the Group's activities to ensure continued compliance with safety requirements and ISO standards.

Yeo Seh Hong completed her formal education at Sekolah Menengah Perempuan Jalan Ipoh Kuala Lumpur in 1974 and obtained her Secretarius Certificate from ATT Singapore in 1976.

Yeo Seh Hong / Executive Director & COO

Tan Chow Boon / Non-Executive Director

Tan Chow Boon is a Non-Executive Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 26 December 2013. He began his career in Hewlett-Packard as an engineer and over seven years, held key operational and managerial positions in engineering, production, procurement and materials management. In 1991, he left Hewlett-Packard and together with a partner, founded Omni Electronics, a Singapore electronic manufacturing services company. In 1995, he founded Eteq Components, a Singapore electronics components distribution company to enhance the electronic manufacturing services offerings. Between 1991 and 2004, he held various executive positions, including that of Managing Director of Omni Electronics and Eteq Components, Executive Director of Omni Industries and Senior Vice President of Celestica Asia. He is currently a director of Credence Capital Fund II (Cayman) Limited ("Credence"), a South East Asia private equity fund, providing growth stage capital and expertise to SMEs within the Manufacturing, Information Communication Technology, Services, Logistics and Consumer sectors. Credence is managed by Credence Partners Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based private equity firm led by Koh Boon Hwee, Tan Chow Boon and Seow Kiat Wang.

Tan Chow Boon obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and his Executive MBA from the Golden Gate University, California in 1992.

Tan Chow Boon / Non-Executive Director

Douglas Owen Chester / Lead Independent Director

Douglas Owen Chester is the Lead Independent Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 26 December 2013. He is also an independent director of Civmec Limited and Stamford Land Corporation Limited. He has had an illustrious career with the Australian Public Service for over 33 years until his retirement in 2012. His key appointments with the Australian Public Service include Deputy Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ("DFAT") (2003- 2008), Australia's Ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (2005), Australia's High Commissioner to Brunei (2000) and most recently, Australia's High Commissioner to Singapore (2008-2012). Prior to joining DFAT in 1990, he had an 11-year career with the then Australian Patent, Trade Marks and Design Office as a patent examiner. Before that he worked at the Australian National University as a research scientist.

Douglas Owen Chester graduated from the Australian National University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree.

Douglas Owen Chester / Lead Independent Director

Ho Boon Chuan Wilson / Independent Director

Ho Boon Chuan Wilson is an Independent Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 26 December 2013. He is the Managing Director of the Westcon Solutions Group of companies, an IT security and value added distribution business arm of Westcon Group Inc. across Asia. He is also an independent director of Sysma Holdings Limited. His experiences over the past 20 years include working in the capital markets group of DBS Bank, holding the post of CFO of a SGX-Main Board listed company and building and managing a regional IT distribution group.

Ho Boon Chuan Wilson graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree in 1994. He is a Chartered Accountant, Singapore, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ho Boon Chuan Wilson / Independent Director

Ong Sie Hou Raymond / Independent Director

Ong Sie Hou Raymond is an Independent Director of our Company and was appointed to the Board on 26 December 2013. He is currently a director of CTLC Law Corporation, a firm of advocates and solicitors in Singapore. He was previously a partner of Rajah & Tann of which he has been with from May 2002 to March 2010. From 1998 to 2001, he was an associate lawyer at Collin Ng & Partners. Prior to that, he was practising at Joseph Tan Jude Benny & Scott between 1997 and 1998 and Chong Yeo & Partners between 1996 and 1997. His main area of practice is in litigation and international arbitration in commercial, banking, transportation and shipping matters.

Ong Sie Hou Raymond graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore in 1996.

Ong Sie Hou Raymond / Independent Director