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Management Team

Mr Kong Chee Min

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Kong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group in August 2011 and oversees its operations and strategic growth. Mr Kong joined the Group in 1996 and was a member of the Board from 28 March 2000 until he stepped down on 8 May 2015.

Prior to his appointment as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kong was the Group’s Regional CEO and Finance Director, responsible for the Group’s overseas optical disc business operations as well as the Group’s finance, accounting, information technology, administration and corporate management functions. He also assisted Mr Lee Kerk Chong, founder of the Group in managing and driving the strategic development and growth of the Group’s Optical Disc Business.

Mr Kong is a Certified Public Accountant with over 26 years of finance and corporate management experience. He worked in an American MNC as well as an international public accounting firm before joining the Group in 1996. Mr Kong graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


Mr Lee Kerk Chong

Executive Director - Optical Disc Business

Mr Lee is primarily responsible for the strategic planning and overall management of the optical storage manufacturing operations of the Group. Mr Lee was a member of the Board since 1984 until his retirement on 28 April 2015.

Mr Lee is the founder of the Group’s optical media business segment, formerly known as SM Summit Holdings Limited. Over the years, he grew the business from a single factory producing audio cassette tapes into an integrated optical storage media solutions provider in the region. Mr Lee’s career in the media storage industry spans over 41 years, and he brings his vast entrepreneurial experience and strong management skills to the Group.

 

Mr Bin Hee Din Tony

Executive Director – Accommodation Business

Mr Bin is primarily responsible for the strategic planning and overall management of the Group’s accommodation business. Mr Bin is also the Chief Executive Officer of Centurion Properties Pte Ltd (“Centurion Properties”), a subsidiary of Centurion Global Ltd, the ultimate controlling shareholder of the Company. Mr Bin was a member of the Board from 1 August 2011 until he stepped down on 8 May 2015.

Mr Bin joined Centurion Properties in 2007 and has been managing its accommodation business since 2008. Prior to joining Centurion Properties, Mr Bin was the concurrent General Manager of Guthrie Properties, Heartland Retail Holdings and AsiaMalls Management Pte Ltd from 1999 to 2007. Between 1989 and 1999, Mr Bin was in the financial industry, specifically in the areas of corporate banking (real estate) and debt capital markets. Between 1984 and 1989, he was with a statutory board and a property developer.

Mr Bin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 with a degree in Bachelor of Science (Estate Management). Mr Bin is the brother-in-law of Mr Loh Kim Kang David, Non-Executive Director and controlling shareholder of the Company.

 

Ms Foo Ai Huey

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Foo was appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer in August 2011 after the Group enlarged its principal business activities to include the Accommodation Business. She was previously the Group’s Finance Manager when she joined in April 2000. Currently, she heads the finance team and manages the full spectrum of finance accounting and tax functions for the Group including its financial and management reporting requirements.

Prior to joining the Group, Ms Foo was a Senior Accountant of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (formerly known as “Health Corporation of Singapore Pte Ltd”) and had also worked as an internal auditor in a Singapore listed company. She has accumulated more than 24 years of finance and accounting related experience covering internal audit, taxation, internal control, financial accounting, cost and management accounting in the accommodation, manufacturing, service and health care industries. Ms Foo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, Australia and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

 

 

Ms Lee Geok Ing Janice

HR & Admin Manager

Ms Lee was first appointed to the Board on 11 August in 1994. She resigned from the Board on 18 May 2007 and remains as Human Resource and Admin Manager. She is the sister of Mr Lee Kerk Chong and has been with the Group since its incorporation.

As HR & Admin Manager, she currently oversees the Group’s human resource development and administration. Ms Lee is equipped with over 32 years of accounting, human resource and administrative experience, and was an external auditor with a local public accounting firm and had worked in a private company overseeing its finance, administration and human resource matters before joining the Group.

 




Mr Teo Peng Kwang Kelvin

Chief Operating Officer – Accommodation Business

Mr Teo was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Group’s Accommodation Business in August 2011. He is presently responsible for the day-to-day operations and expansion of the Group’s Accommodation Business. He also assists the Executive Director – Accommodation Business in growth and strategic planning. Mr Teo joined in 2007 as Executive Director of Centurion Dormitory (Westlite) Pte Ltd, one of the Group’s acquired subsidiaries in 2011.

Mr Teo has over 30 years of experience in the property and workers accommodation development and management business. Prior to 2007, Mr Teo was involved in the operations of various dormitories in Singapore for approximately 17 years. Mr Teo’s extensive experience also includes the development of a condominium and two terraced housing projects as well as the upgrading of a hotel and several other landed properties.

Mr Teo is the First Vice President of the Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited (“DASL“) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Migrant Workers’ Assistance Fund, Migrant Workers’ Centre. Mr Teo was the President of the DASL from September 2012 to June 2015. 


Mr Ho Lip Chin

Chief Investment Officer – Accommodation Business

Mr Ho joined the Group in January 2012 as Director, Investments, before his appointment as Chief Investment Officer in 2015. He is responsible for growing the Group’s Accommodation Business and assists in the Group’s strategic planning activities. Mr Ho has over 20 years of experience in real estate and hospitality industries across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Director, Real Estate at Centurion Properties, where he was involved in its real estate investments and accommodation business.

Mr Ho had previously worked with global companies including Pramerica Real Estate Investors, GE Real Estate and InterContinental Hotels Group in the areas of investment, fund management, asset management, business development and marketing.

Mr Ho graduated from the University of San Francisco with Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees.


Mr Leong Siew Fatt

Head, Student Accommodation Business

Mr Leong joined the Group in 1993 as an engineer and is currently the Head of Student Accommodation Business. He is responsible for the overall management of the Group's Student Accommodation Business across the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore.

He was previously responsible for the operations of the Group's workers accommodation in Malaysia as well as for the technical and manufacturing operations of the Group's Optical Disc Business. Mr Leong has extensive technical, operational and management experience spanning over 32 years.

Mr Leong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Management degree from the University of Western Sydney.


Mr Yeo Boon Hing David

Director of Corporate Research and Innovation

Mr Yeo is responsible for the research and identification of new business models, market trends, innovative technologies and opportunities for the Group’s workers and student accommodation businesses in existing and new markets. He is also tasked to research and make recommendations to venture into any new businesses that align with the growth of the Group.

He was previously the Group’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director, responsible for the regional sales and marketing function of the optical disc business. He has a wealth of in-depth sales and marketing experience and management experience in both local and multi-national organisations. Mr Yeo first joined Summit CD Manufacture Pte Ltd, a Singapore subsidiary of the Group, as Sales and Marketing Director in 1997.

Prior to his current role as Director of Corporate Research and Innovation, Mr Yeo was the Chief Executive Officer of Summit CD Manufacture Pte Ltd overseeing its local operations.

Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Science degree with double major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon.




Mr Lim Choon Kwang

Director of Security

Mr Lim joined the Group in October 2016 as Director of Security, and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Group on security management and business continuity. He has more than 24 years of security experience in both the public and private sectors, where he last held a regional position as Security Operations Manager with Apple South Asia in Singapore. Mr Lim was previously Director Security Management at SP PowerGrid, overseeing security and business continuity management for the Singapore Power Group, and has also held other leadership positions in China and the National University of Singapore. Before joining the corporate sector, Mr Lim was a Deputy Superintendent of Police with the Singapore Police Force, and had held leadership positions in operations, investigations, specialist operations, and training in public order and public security. 

Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Banking & Finance degree from the University of London, and also holds a Master's degree in Security Management from Australia's Edith Cowan University.