Mr. Yap Meng Seng Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yap Meng Sing is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 5 August 2022. He is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring the overall effectiveness of the Board and its Board Committees as well as working alongside the Management team on corporate policies and strategies for the Group.
Mr. Yap brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate leadership and management from his involvement in the operations of companies that develop, manufacture, and supply soldering solutions to electronics, semiconductor, and electroplating industries.
Mr. Koh Mia Seng Non-Executive Director
Mr. Koh Mia Seng was redesignated as the Non-Executive Director following the extraordinary general meeting on 21 July 2022. He was first appointed as an Executive Director on 3 March 2015 and re-elected as the Executive Chairman on 29 January 2019.
Mr. Koh founded SMC Industrial Pte Ltd in the 1980s. Prior to that, he operated a sole proprietorship dealing with the trading of commodities, including copper, iron, and other metallic commodities. Mr. Koh has an in-depth understanding of the business requirements in the commodities and resources industry and is familiar with international trends and environmental concerns of the different countries in the region.
Mr. Limjoco Ross Yu Lead Independent Director
Mr. Limjoco Ross Yu is the Lead Independent Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. He was appointed to the Board and Board Committees on 5 August 2022 and 23 September 2022 respectively.
Mr. Limjoco is the Managing Director of Anchorage Consulting Private Limited, Anchorage Professional Consultancy, Inc., Valuation Advisory Pte. Ltd. and TMS Capital Advisory Ltd, as well as the Technical Advisor to Shangyew Public Accounting Corporation. He is also the Managing Partner of Anchorage Assurance. He has more than 30 years of commercial and audit experience in both domestic and international markets where he led audit engagements in various companies, assisting companies with, inter alia, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence, corporate advisory & restructuring, and valuation. His professional experience gained includes those from the Big 5 international accounting firms, mid-tier accounting firms, and the commercial industry.
Mr. Limjoco holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accountancy from the Philippine School of Business Administration. He is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant, a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of Certified Fraud Examiner, and the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists. He is a Singapore Chartered Valuer and Appraiser.
He also sits on the Board as an Independent Director of Ouhua Energy Holdings Limited listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr. Tay Boon Zhuan Independent Director
Mr. Tay Boon Zhuan is the Independent Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was appointed to the Board and Board Committees on 5 August 2022 and 23 September 2022 respectively.
Mr. Tay is currently the Senior Director, Finance at Geniebook Pte. Ltd. and also sits on the Board of Sincap Group Limited listed on the SGX-ST. He began his career with PwC and two other leading accounting firms specialising in accounting, payroll, business advisory and assurance advisory and assurance services for more than a decade before joining China Yuchai International Limited (“CYI”), the largest diesel engine manufacturer in China and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as the Head of Internal Audit. CYI is a subsidiary of Hong Leong Asia Limited listed on the Singapore Exchange. Subsequently, Mr. Tay held positions as the Chief Financial Officer in Intraco Limited and Heatec Jietong Holdings Limited, which are listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr. Tay graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor in Accountancy degree (First Class Honours). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and also holds an ASEAN CPA certification.
Mr. Lau Yan Wai Independent Director
Mr. Lau Yan Wai is the Independent Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. He was appointed on 18 December 2019 and was re-elected on 22 January 2020.
Mr. Lau is currently a Partner of Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP in Singapore and practices in the field of corporate and securities law. Mr. Lau started practice as an associate in the corporate and conveyancing department of Jeyaratnam & Chong, a law firm based in Malaysia in 2003 and left the firm in 2004. He joined Withers KhattarWong LLP, a Singapore law firm as a foreign lawyer in January 2005 and became a partner of the firm in January 2010. From June 2011 to February 2015, Mr. Lau was a partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and from September 2011 to March 2014, Mr. Lau was a registered professional with RHT Capital Pte. Ltd., a continuing sponsor registered with the Singapore Exchange, where he had undertaken continuing sponsor activities for several companies listed on the Catalist. Mr. Lau was a director of Equity Law LLC from March 2014 to 2019.
Mr. Lau graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sheffield and a Master of Law (Chinese Law) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Sheffield. Mr. Lau is qualified to practice in Singapore and West Malaysia. Mr. Lau is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, the Law Society of Singapore, and the Malaysian Bar.