Board of Directors

Mr Loh Kim Kang David, PBM, BBM

Non-Executive Director and Joint Chairman

Mr. Loh Kim Kang David (羅敬惠) (“Mr. Loh”), aged 56, joined the Company on 8 May 2015 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed as Joint Chairman of the Board on 13 November 2019. He is responsible for the formulation of corporate and business strategies of the Company. Mr. Loh was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 25 April 2019.

Mr. Loh has over 20 years of experience in the investment and brokerage industry. He has also been a Principal and Director of Centurion Global Ltd, a controlling shareholder of the Company, since April 2008 to present. He previously worked at UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd (formerly known as Kay Hian Pte Ltd) where his last position was Director (Business Development Consultant) from July 2009 to March 2010 and he was a Director (Dealing) from July 2007 to June 2009, Executive Director (Dealing) from July 1999 to July 2007, and Associate Director (Dealing) from July 1996 to July 1999.

From July 1999 to October 2001, Mr. Loh served as a Managing Director (Management) at UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Ltd (formerly known as Kay Hian Overseas Securities Ltd). Prior to joining UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd, he was with OUB Securities Pte Ltd as Dealing Director from August 1995 to June 1996. He started his career as Dealer (Dealing Director) at Ong & Company Pte Ltd from November 1989 to August 1995.

Mr. Loh was presented with the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) (BBM) at the 2016 National Day Awards. He was previously presented with the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) (PBM) at the 2011 National Day Awards.

Mr. Loh currently is also a director of Cape Incorporation Limited, Centurion Management and Consultancy Services Pte Ltd, Centurion Private Equity Ltd, Centurion US Student Housing Fund, Dloh Strategic Development Pte. Ltd., Luxnovo Asia Ltd, Ohmyhome Pte Ltd, PC Portfolio Pte. Ltd. and Vienna Management Ltd.

Mr. Loh obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in June 1988. He is the maternal cousin of Mr. Han Seng Juan (Non-Executive Director, Joint Chairman and a controlling shareholder of the Company).

Mr Han Seng Juan, PBM, BBM

Non-Executive Director and Joint Chairman

Mr. Han Seng Juan (韓成元) (“Mr. Han”), aged 57, joined the Company on 8 May 2015 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed as Joint Chairman of the Board on 13 November 2019. He is responsible for the formulation of corporate and business strategies of the Company. Mr. Han was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 27 April 2018.

Mr. Han has over 20 years of experience in the investment and brokerage industry. He has been a Principal and Director of Centurion Global Ltd, a controlling shareholder of the Company, since April 2008 to present. He previously worked at UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd (formerly known as Kay Hian Pte Ltd) where his last position was Director (Business Development Consultant) from July 2009 to March 2010 and he was Director (Dealing) from July 2007 to June 2009, Executive Director (Dealing) from July 1999 to July 2007, and Associate Director (Dealing) from July 1996 to July 1999.

Before joining UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd, he was with OUB Securities Pte Ltd as Dealing Director from August 1995 to June 1996 and Ong & Company Pte Ltd as Dealing Director from November 1989 to August 1995. He started his career as a dealer at UOB Securities Pte Ltd from July 1987 to October 1989.

Mr. Han was presented with the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) (BBM) at the 2015 National Day Awards and the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) (PBM) at the 2010 National Day Awards.

Mr. Han currently is also a director of Centurion Management and Consultancy Services Pte Ltd, Centurion Private Equity Ltd and Frontier Empire Limited.

Mr. Han obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in March 1987. He is the maternal cousin of Mr. Loh (Non-Executive Director, Joint Chairman and a controlling shareholder of the Company).

Mr Wong Kok Hoe

Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Mr. Wong Kok Hoe (黃國豪) (“Mr. Wong”), aged 57, first joined the Company on 1 August 2011 as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board. On 13 November 2019, Mr. Wong stepped down as Chairman of the Board and was re-designated from Non-Executive Director to Executive Director and appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Board. He was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 26 April 2017 and will be seeking re-election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on 27 April 2020.

Mr. Wong is assisted by the Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overseeing the Group’s operations and implementation of the Company’s business strategies and developing new business opportunities for the Group. He also participates in the formulation of corporate and business strategies of the Company.

Mr. Wong is a Director of Centurion Global Ltd and Centurion Properties Pte Ltd, controlling shareholders of the Company.

Prior to joining Centurion Global Ltd in 2009, Mr. Wong was a practising lawyer in Singapore since he was admitted on 14 March 1990. He has more than 18 years of legal experience in corporate law, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He started his legal career in Drew & Napier before leaving in June 1996 to be a partner in Yeo Wee Kiong & Partners. In October 1999, he joined Rajah & Tann (which was subsequently converted to Rajah & Tann LLP) as a partner and stayed on till June 2008. From July to December 2008, he acted as a consultant in Rajah & Tann LLP.

Mr. Wong obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in June 1989.

Mr Teo Peng Kwang Kelvin

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer – Accommodation Business

Mr. Teo Peng Kwang (趙炳光) (“Mr. Teo”), aged 60, was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Group’s accommodation business in August 2011 and an Executive Director of the Company on 8 May 2018. He was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 25 April 2019.

He is presently responsible for the day-to-day operations and expansion of the Group’s accommodation business. He also assists the Chief Executive Officer in growth and strategic planning. Mr. Teo joined in 2007 as an Executive Director of Westlite Dormitory (Toh Guan) Pte Ltd (formerly known as Centurion Dormitory (Westlite) Pte Ltd), one of the Group’s subsidiaries acquired in 2011.

Mr. Teo is also a Director of Kelvin & Elvin Investment Pte Ltd, since May 2018.

Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Teo served as a Director of Maxi Global Management Pte Ltd, a company which then provided housing services for foreign workers, from March 2009 to April 2011. He was also a Director of Maxfresh Leisure Pte Ltd, a company principally engaged in the rental services of fishing boats, from August 2010 to April 2011. From January 2006 to July 2007, he served as a Director of Intertrade (S) Enterprise Pte Ltd, a company principally engaged in chemical trading.

Prior to 2011, Mr. Teo owned and managed various businesses in Singapore including a real estate and construction business. He was a Director of ISO Industry Pte Limited from March 2006 to February 2011 and Maxi Consultancy Pte Limited from December 2008 to January 2010.

He was also a Director at Pointbuilt Pte Limited from May 2008 to February 2011, Serangoon Garden Staff Apartment Pte Ltd from March 2009 to August 2011, and Swissplan Dormitory Management Pte Ltd from September 2007 to April 2011.

Mr. Teo has been the Vice President of Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited since July 2015 and previously was the President of the same association from October 2012 to June 2015. He has also been an Independent Trustee of the Board of Trustees for the Migrant Workers’ Assistance Fund since November 2014.

Mr. Teo completed his primary school education in 1972 at River Valley Primary School.

Mr Gn Hiang Meng

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Gn Hiang Meng (鄞憲民) (“Mr. Gn”), aged 71, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 May 2007 and as Lead Independent Director on 1 March 2014. Mr. Gn is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. He was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 27 April 2018 and will be seeking re-election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on 27 April 2020.

Mr. Gn was with the United Overseas Bank Group for 28 years. Prior to his resignation in 2001, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of investment banking and stock broking businesses. He was the Deputy President of UOL Group from 2001 to 2007.

Mr. Gn obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore (currently known as the National University of Singapore).

Mr. Gn has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Haw Par Corporation Limited (stock code: H02.SI), a company principally engaged in manufacturing, marketing and trading healthcare products, Koh Brothers Group Limited (stock code: K75.SI), a company principally engaged in construction, property development and specialist engineering solutions provider, SingHaiyi Group Limited (stock code: 5H0.SI), a company principally engaged in investing, developing and managing real estate properties, and TEE International Limited (stock code: M1Z.SI), a company principally engaged in engineering works with business interests in real estate and infrastructure since 13 August 2014, 16 August 2007, 1 December 2013 and 1 June 2013 respectively. The shares of these companies are listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST.

Mr Chandra Mohan S/O Rethnam, PBM, BBM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Chandra Mohan s/o Rethnam (“Mr. Mohan”), aged 57, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 May 2007. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 25 April 2019.

Mr. Mohan is presently an Advocate and Solicitor and has been a Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, a law firm in Singapore, since January 2008. He is also a Director of PC Portfolio Pte Ltd.

Mr. Mohan was a lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore from July 1989 to March 1995.

He was appointed to sit on the SINDA Executive Committee for the term 2015–2017 and then re-appointed for the term 2017-2019. He also served as the Chairman of its Donor Relation Sub-Committee with effect from 27 October 2015 and was a member of the SINDA SkillsFuture Sub-Committee for his second term.

Mr. Mohan has been a council member of the North West Community Development Council (NWCDC) since 2002, holding the appointments of Chairman for the NWCDC SkillsFuture Standing Committee from 2017, NWCDC Finance Committee (2009-2017), Organising Committee for NWCDC Food Aid Fund for needy residents (2010-2018), and NWCDC Corporate Communications Committee (2006–2009).

He was presented with the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) (BBM) at the 2015 National Day Awards. He was previously presented with the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) (PBM) at the 2011 National Day Awards.

Mr. Mohan obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in June 1986 and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge in July 1989. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom.

Mr Owi Kek Hean

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Owi Kek Hean (黃格賢) (“Mr. Owi”), aged 62, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Owi was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 26 April 2017 and will be seeking re-election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on 27 April 2020.

Mr. Owi worked with KPMG LLP in Singapore from 1982 until his retirement in October 2015 and had held various senior positions including Head of Tax, Head of Enterprise, Finance Partner and Deputy Managing Partner.

Mr. Owi obtained a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in May 1981. He is an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

Mr. Owi has been appointed as an Independent Director and the Lead Independent Director of SLB Development Ltd, a company which shares are listed on the Catalist Board of SGX-ST (SGX:1J0), since 23 March 2018. He is also an Executive Director of IMO & Partners Pte Ltd, a Director of Centurion US Student Accommodation Holdings Pte Ltd and an Independent Director of Centurion US Student Accommodation Inc.

Ms Tan Poh Hong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Tan Poh Hong (陳寶鳳) (“Ms. Tan”), aged 61, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 8 May 2018 and was last re-elected a Director of the Company on 25 April 2019. She is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

Ms. Tan previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore from May 2009 to September 2017 and was responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s policies and strategies.

Prior to her appointment at AVA, Ms. Tan was Deputy CEO of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from September 2004 to March 2009, where she was responsible for the planning, development and management of HDB properties. She also held various leadership positions in HDB, including as Director of Corporate Development.

Ms. Tan is a Fellow with the Centre for Liveable Cities, council member of the Singapore Red Cross, and a board member of the Industrial & Services Cooperative Society Ltd. She has been appointed an Independent Director of VICOM Ltd and Sheng Siong Group Ltd., companies incorporated in the Republic of Singapore which shares are listed on Mainboard of SGX-ST, since 25 April 2019 and 5 January 2018, respectively. She is also an Independent Director of AnnAik Limited, a company incorporated in the Republic of Singapore which shares are listed on the Catalist Board of SGX-ST, since 26 July 2018. She has also been a Director on the Board of Barramundi Asia Pte Ltd and Jilin Food Zone, since 5 March 2018 and 1 October 2019, respectively.

Ms. Tan has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from New York University. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in August 2013, and the Public Service Medal in August 1999 by the Singapore Government.

Mr Lee Wei Loon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lee Wei Loon (李維倫) (“Mr. Lee”), aged 40, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 13 November 2019 and will be seeking re-election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on 27 April 2020. Mr. Lee is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Lee has been an Executive Vice President and CEO of Watchbox Asia from Aug 2019. WatchBox is the world’s leading platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury watches; fueled by technology, innovation, and unmatched global experience in the high-end watch market. With offices in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland and the Middle East, WatchBox is the trusted destination for watch enthusiasts worldwide. As CEO of Asia, Mr. Lee is responsible for the strategy and expansion of Watchbox offices in Asia. In addition, as an executive member of the Board of Watchbox, he helps to advise on mergers, acquisitions and capital market related activities.

He was previously an Executive Director, Investment Banking Division, of Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) from October 2017 to August 2019 and a Director Commissioner of PT Morgan Stanley Asia International (Indonesia) from January 2015 to September 2017. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director, Institutional Equities Division, of Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) from June 2012 to January 2015, a Director, Asian Equities Sales, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Singapore) from May 2010 to June 2012, and Vice President, Asian Equities Sales & Trading, Hedge Fund Sales, of Credit Suisse (New York and Singapore), from May 2004 to March 2010.

Mr. Lee obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Finance from the New York University, Stern School of Business in May 2004.

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