Board of Directors
Kwan Chee Seng
Mr Kwan Chee Seng is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board of our Company on 18 February 2016. He is also an Executive Director of GRP Limited, the company’s ultimate holding company.
Mr Kwan has extensive experience in management and business. Besides being the Chairman of Van der Horst Holdings Pte Ltd, his investment holding company, Mr Kwan has been a Non-Executive Director and substantial shareholder of ASX listed, Variscan Mines Ltd since 2008.
Mr Kwan is also a founder Director of Luminor Capital Pte Ltd, which manages private equity funds in the private equity market, and in 2009 he launched his Fund Management business.
Peng Peck Yen
Ms Peng Peck Yen is our Executive Director and was appointed to the Board of our Company on 18 February 2016. She is also a Financial Controller of GRP Limited, the company’s ultimate holding company. She has more than 20 years of experience in accounts and finance.
Ms Peng holds a degree in Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Foong Daw Ching
Mr Foong Daw Ching is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board of our Company on 26 March 2012. Subsequently he was appointed as our Non-Executive Independent Chairman on 9 March 2016. He has more than 30 years of audit experience and is the senior partner of Baker Tilly TFW LLP. He is also the chairman of the Asia Pacific region for Baker Tilly International Limited.
He is also an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of Travelite Holdings Ltd. and Suntar Eco-city Limited, all of which are companies listed on the SGX-ST. He was awarded the Merit Service Award by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore in 2000, and a Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in 2003.
Mr Foong is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Low Wai Cheong
Mr Low Wai Cheong is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board of our Company on 26 March 2012. He has been an equity partner of Chris Chong & C T Ho Partnership since April 2004, and is currently the partner in charge of the firm’s corporate and securities practice. He is also involved in the overall management and business direction of the firm as part of the firm’s executive committee.
Prior to that, he was at Yeo-Leong & Peh LLC (formerly known as Yeo-Leong & Peh) from 1994 to 2004, where he was the head of its China Desk and corporate department. He is also an independent director and chairman of the remuneration and nomination committees of China Fibretech Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr Low graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Law Degree.
Tan Chade Phang
Mr Tan Chade Phang is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board of our company on 18 February 2016. He is the CEO and founder of Voyage Research since 2009 till present. Prior to setting up Voyage Research, he was an Investment Analyst with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore from 2007 to 2008, and was also the lead Investment Analyst in SIAS Research from 2005 to 2006.
He is currently also the President of the Small and Middle Capitalisation Association (SMCCA) where he actively tries to gather small and middle capitalisation companies within a single entity to work closely with the authorities and professionals to improve the visibility and governance standards of its members. Mr Tan also sits on the Board of Dapai International Holdings Co. Ltd. as an Independent Director.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy Degree from RMIT University and obtained a Master of Finance from the same university.