BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MR ZACHARY TAN LIAN CHYE

Non-Executive &

Non-Independent Chairman

Mr Zachary Tan was appointed to the Board on 20 November 2018. He is also a member of our Risk Committee.

Mr Tan has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry with a specialised focus on property development, construction and project management.  He is currently the Project Director of Micro Project Management LLP, a firm that offers consulting and project planning services in the area of property development in Singapore.  Mr Tan has extensive knowledge in the real estate industry, in particular, the start-to-end process of land acquisition, building development and maintenance. Prior to joining Micro Project Management, Mr Tan was the Project Director in Fission Development Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2013.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management from the Ashwood University and Diplomas in Construction Law from the Irish International University and ITC School of Law, Singapore.

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MR ALEX TAN PEI HONG

Executive Director &

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alex Tan was appointed to the Board on 20 September 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of our Nominating Committee. Mr Tan is responsible for the overall management, overseeing the day-to-day operations, strategic planning and business expansion of the Group.

 

Mr Tan was the General Manager of Yi Kai Development Pte Ltd, a business owned by his family. Yi Kai has been established in Singapore since 1985 and is engaged in providing real estate development services, specialising in both commercial and residential property developments in Singapore. Through his family business, he has gained in-depth knowledge and built a vast network in the property market in Singapore. Prior to his appointment, Mr Tan was the Chief Operation Officer of Prime Asia Asset Management Pte Ltd, a Registered Fund Management Company approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he set up the wealth management department. Mr Tan has also held several positions with international hotel chains which include The Pan Pacific Hotels Group, The St. Regis Singapore and Raffles Hotel, Beijing, where he was exposed to both operational and management roles of the hospitality industry during the initial years of his career.

 

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and a Diploma in Information Technology from the Republic Polytechnic of Singapore.

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MR LAWRENCE CHIU JOON SUN

Executive Director

Mr Lawrence Chiu was appointed to the Board on 29 December 2018.  He is also a member of our Nominating and Risk Committees. Mr Chiu is responsible for the overall management, operations, strategic planning and business expansion of the Group and will head the Financial Investments Services division of the Group.

 

Prior to joining OneApex, Mr Chiu held a number of senior positions in major financial institutions such as Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited, UBS Group AG and Nomura Singapore Limited. Over the past 13 years, he has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in the Singapore financial markets covering diverse activities such as banking, capital markets, corporate finance, securities brokerage and investment portfolio management for the ultra-high net-worth individuals.

 

Mr Chiu holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Production Engineering) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

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MR PATRICK CHEE
TECK KWONG, PBM

Lead Independent Director

Mr Patrick Chee was appointed to the Board on 20 November 2018. Mr Chee currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of our Audit, Nominating and Risk Committees.

 

Mr Chee holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He has been in private legal practice since 1980. He is now a Senior Legal Consultant with Withers KhattarWong LLP, an international law firm.  His areas of practice are corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, cross-border joint ventures and investments, mergers and acquisitions and listing of companies. He has advised on property law and has handled several landmark development projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He also conducts civil litigation and arbitration proceedings. He had initiated and was instrumental to the setting up of a full licensed KhattarWong’s law practice in Vietnam.

 

Mr Chee is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He had served several years in the sub-committees of the National Crime Prevention Council and worked with the National Productivity Board in developing and seeing the successful launch of some well-known franchisees in Singapore in the early 1990s. From 2002 to 2013, Mr Chee was the Organising Chairman of the “National Street Soccer League – Lee Hsien Loong Challenge Trophy”.

 

Mr Chee is currently an Independent Director of China International Holdings Limited and Hai Leck Holdings Limited, both listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST and MeGroup Ltd, a company listed on the Catalist of the SGX-ST.

 

He is also the Honorary Legal Advisor to Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore, several big clans and trade associations in Singapore.  Mr Chee is the recipient of the National Day Awards 2003 – “The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat)” from the President of the Republic of Singapore.

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MR WAN TAI FOONG

Independent Director

Mr Wan Tai Foong was appointed to the Board on 20 November 2018. He currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of our Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Committees.

 

Mr Wan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Qi Capital Pte Ltd – a boutique advisory firm that advises private corporates on mergers and acquisitions and fund raising transactions. Mr Wan has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, with varied and in-depth exposure and experience to all aspects of mergers and acqusitions, restructuring and fund-raising transactions in different sectors. To date, Mr Wan has advised on over US$3 billion of mergers and acquisitions transactions. Prior to setting up Qi Capital, Mr Wan held a number of senior positions in major financial institutions including Rabobank Singapore Branch, KBC Bank (Singapore) Limited, Kim Eng Corporate Finance Pte Ltd and N M Rothschild & Sons (Singapore) Limited. Mr Wan started his career with Arthur Andersen Singapore.

 

Mr Wan was an Independent Director of Accrelist Ltd, a company listed on the Catalist of the SGX-ST.

 

Mr Wan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University and has been a member of the Certified Public Accountant Australia since 2010.

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MR ERIC LOW CHIN PARN

Independent Director

Mr Eric Low was appointed to the Board on 20 November 2018. Mr Low currently chairs the Nominating Committee and is a member of our Audit, Remuneration and Risk Committees.

 

Mr Low has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and banking industry where he was previously the Vice President of Product and Advisory in CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

 

He began his career at ANZ Bank as a regional treasury analyst before joining the fixed income sales and trading desk of a Japanese brokerage house. Following his role as the Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading, he worked in various business development roles in DBS Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank and OCBC Asset Management, where he led the expansion of distribution channels before moving to the insurance industry based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

Prior to working in CIMB Securities, Mr Low worked at OCBC Bank where he held Consumer Banking roles including Head of Wealth Management OCBC China based in Shanghai, Head of Treasury Product and OCBC Private Bank Investment Advisory, where he has extensive experience in product development and management, marketing and investment banking.

 

Mr Low is currently an Independent Director of China Gaoxian Fibre Fabric Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST,

 

Mr Low holds a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University in the United States of America.

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