Mr. Chen Yong Hua was appointed as Executive Chairman and Executive Director on 12 January 2012. He is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring the overall effectiveness of the Board and its Board Committees as well as working alongside with the Chief Executive Officer on strategies. He is also responsible for the oversight of the Group's businesses in China.
Mr. Chen brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate leadership and management from his involvements in the operations of companies across various industries in China. These businesses include primary land development, quarry, ready-mix concrete manufacturing, real estate development, logistics and newspaper printing. Mr. Chen holds directorships in a few Chinese companies, namely, Dongguan Tian Hua Chuang Zhan Print Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Huayue Chuangzhan Industrial Co., Ltd and Shenzhen Jiachen Investment Co., Ltd.
Mr. Neo Cheow Hui is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Group. He is responsible for the overall management of the Group, setting corporate direction and leading the senior management in strengthening the Group's businesses and competitiveness for long-term success. He has extensive experience in the logistics industry and had played a pivotal role in developing high level strategies and making major corporate investments over the last 20 years.
Mr. Neo joined the Group in 1995, and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and was subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 3 January 2012.
Ms. Qian Wen Hua joined the Group as Executive Director in 1 March 2015. Equipped with relevant business experience, Ms. Qian Wen Hua oversees the Group's business development in China. She is currently a director of Smart Park Pte Ltd.
Mr. Er Kwong Wah was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 16 April 2007. Mr. Er is the Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also a member of the Nominating Committee. He has spent 27 years in the service of the Singapore Government serving various ministries. He has held Permanent Secretary Position with Ministry of Education from 1987 – 1994 and then with Ministry of Community Development until his retirement in 1998.
Mr. Er holds directorship of several public listed companies. Mr. Er was a Colombo Plan and Bank of Tokyo Scholar and graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada with a first class honors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1970 and an MBA from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in 1978.
Mr. Ho Ying Ming is an Independent Director of the Company, and a member of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees. He was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2015. Mr. Ho has been a partner at Shook Lin & Bok since 2011. Mr. Ho practices in the areas of corporate and corporate finance, and specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work. He has extensive experience in advising international and domestic companies (both public and private) on a broad range of cross-border corporate finance transactions in Asia.
Prior to joining Shook Lin & Bok, Mr. Ho worked with a leading international firm in Singapore and China, as well as a leading local firm in Singapore, where he advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also has experience in funds related work, advising on financial services regulatory and compliance issues, licensing and general discretionary fund management matters. Mr. Ho graduated from University of Singapore with a Second Class Upper degree in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2002.
Mr. Andrew Chua was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director of the Company on 30 September 2015. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. A veteran banker, Mr. Chua has over 20 years of banking experience with DBS Bank Ltd where he was formerly a Managing Director of Enterprise Banking.
Mr. Chua is the Managing Director at SME Care Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the West Coast Citizens' Consultative Committee. Mr. Chua graduated from University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1976.
Mr. Liu Ji Chun was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of our company on 1 November 2005. Mr. Liu has been involved for more than 20 years in corporate operations and management and has accumulated rich experiences in the fields of shipping management as well as logistics. At present, he is the Chairman of Wideshine Enterprises Ltd. with headquarter in Guangzhou PRC. Wideshine covers a wide-range of business including shipbuilding & trade, special-ship operations especially in LPG tankers and asphalt carriers, international freight forwarding service, warehousing, manufacture of stainless steel kettles and cookware accessories and other investments. Mr. Liu plays a key role in its business expansion and development. He is also the vice-chairman of Guangdong Hunan Chamber of Commerce and he has been continuously contributing to the economic communication and cooperation between Guangdong and Hunan. Mr. Liu holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from University of Western Sydney, Australia.