BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Khor Thiam Beng | Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
MR KHOR THIAM BENG IS OUR NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR. HE WAS APPOINTED TO OUR BOARD ON 30 OCTOBER 2006.
Mr Khor is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, a Commissioner for Oaths and is a member of both the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law. He has been in private practice for more than 40 years and is a director of Messrs Khor Law LLC. Mr Khor’s areas of practice include real estate, corporate and banking matters.
Mr Khor holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Singapore.
Mr Lim Eng Hong | Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lim Eng Hong is the founder of our Group and is also our CEO. He has been appointed to our Board since 1984.
He has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and has been the main driving force behind the growth and business expansion of the Group and Mr Lim oversees the Group’s overall business activities and is particularly involved in the development of the strategies behind the Group’s diversification into other related business areas. Prior to setting up our Company, Mr Lim was the test manager in charge of semiconductor testing and Burn-In in National Semiconductor, part of a USA multinational corporation.
Mr Lim is active in the community and has been on the School Advisory Committee (“SAC”) of Pei Ying Primary School since 1987, the last six years of which he served as Chairman.
Mr Lim holds separate Diplomas in Telecommunication Engineering from the Singapore Polytechnic and Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Mr Goh Chung Meng | Independent Director
Mr Goh Chung Meng is an Independent Director of our Group. He was appointed to our Board in 2001.
After graduating from the National University of Singapore (Business School), Mr Goh began his career in 1982 with the management consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche in Singapore solving financial and management problems for USA and European clients operating in Southeast Asia. During the period from 1985 to 1990, Mr Goh worked as a senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche Management Consultants where he was involved in a wide variety of consulting assignments for MNC clients including a two-year stint helping to start up an insolvency unit during the 1985 recession. After the economic recovery in 1987, Mr Goh refocused his consultancy assignments on corporate finance work that eventually led to mergers and acquisitions and significant equity restructuring exercises. In 1990, he was headhunted by executive search firm, Korn/Ferry, to join Carr Indosuez Asia (Merchant Banking unit of Credit Agricole and formerly known as Banque Indosuez). Mr Goh was subsequently invited in 1995 by the merchant bank’s parent company, SUEZ, to join its newly created US$200 million Asian Venture Capital Fund known as Suez Asia Holdings. He was Director, Investments, of the Fund focusing on Southeast Asia and China private equity investments.
Mr Goh is currently a director (alternate) of TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd (TauRx), the holding company of a group of biomedical science companies currently conducting FDA (US)/EMA (EU) clinical trials covering over 1,900 patients in more than 20 countries in three global Phase 3 clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) in the commercialisation phase of an experimental new drug, LMTX, which is a tau aggregation inhibitor. Mr Goh has been a pioneer board member of the TauRx Group since its founding in 2002.
Mr Goh is also a director of ACE Investment Management Pte Ltd, a boutique private equity investment company. Mr Goh was formerly a Qualified Business Angel of the National Science and Technology Board in 2001 and he had served as a Panel Member (2001 to 2008) of a Singapore government innovation and research fund, The Enterprise Challenge Unit (TEC), PS21 Office, Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office.
Mr Michael Grenville Gray | Independent Director
mr michael grEnville gray is an independent director of our group. He was appointed to the Board on 30 October 2006.
Prior to his retirement at the end of 2004, Mr Gray was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Singapore and before that Territorial Senior Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos). He has over 30 years of experience in professional practice, most of which has been in Southeast Asia. Mr Gray spent 10 years in the shipping industry before training as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in the United Kingdom. He is a Singapore citizen and has held a number of positions in Statutory Boards, grassroots organisations and Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
Mr Gray was admitted as a member to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) in 1976. Apart from being a FCA, Mr Gray has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, and a Masters of Arts in South East Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Joseph Wang Nin Choon | Chief Financial Officer
MR JOSEPH WANG is our chief FINANCIAL officer. he OVERSEES AND MANAGES THE FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS OF THE GROUP.
Mr Wang has more than 22 years of finance, corporate treasury management, corporate banking, global market and investment banking experience. Over the course of his career, he has held senior roles as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Vice President of SGX-listed entities and Singapore Temasek linked companies such as Top Global, ST Engineering, PSA International and Singapore Technologies. He has strong banking experience, having held senior roles at Barclays Capital (Barclays Bank) and Deutsche Bank as their Vice President for client management.
In Mr Wang’s previous executive roles, he was responsible for finance, corporate treasury, investments, SGX-ST reporting, planning, developing and implementing business strategies across the organisation. While with the banks, he was responsible for supporting corporate clients with a wide range of financial services and products including acquisition financing, capital market financing, loan syndications, treasury and general advisory work; to assist them effectively to manage their corporate financial risks and funding requirements.
Mr Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Mr Alvin Lim Tai Meng | Chief Operating Officer
MR alvin LIM IS our chief operating officer. he joined our group in 2002 and is responsible FOR THE GROUP’S OPERATIONS FOR BURN-IN SERVICES, BURN-IN BOARDS AND BOARD MANUFACTURING SERVICES AND ENGINEERING SERVICES BUSINESS SEGMENTS.
Mr Lim also develops the competitive positioning and strategies of our Group and manages our sales, marketing and business development functions. From 2009 to 2011, he was our Chief Operating Officer (USA Operations) and was responsible for strategising and promoting the Group’s business in the market.
Mr Lim started as a Sales Engineer with our Group, responsible for the sales and marketing team for our test equipment and sockets. He was subsequently promoted to Section Manager in the Engineering Services division to manage the manufacturing of System Level Test (SLT), Hybrid System Test (HST) thermal trays and Fusion system build to meet customers’ needs, and thereafter became a Special Projects Manager. With his vast experience in managing operations, Mr Lim was later promoted to oversee the Burn-In Boards and Board Manufacturing Services division and Engineering Services operations. In May 2013, Mr Lim was appointed COO of our Group.
Mr Lim holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Mr Philip Kwok Wai San | Vice-President of Business Development
MR philip KWOK is our VP of business Development and IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALES AND MARKETING OF THE SYSTEM INTEGRATION BUSINESS.
Mr Kwok is also responsible for developing the life sciences instrumentation business and other new businesses for the Group, service contract negotiations with customers as well as managing the Group’s purchasing function.
Mr Kwok has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He was previously the Director of Engineering Services of our Group, responsible for the management of the Engineering Services segment and overseas sales and marketing activities for Burn-In boards and boards-related products. Prior to joining our Group, he was an Engineering Manager with National Semiconductor (S) Pte Ltd.
Mr Kwok holds separate Diplomas in Electronic and Communications Engineering and Management Studies from the Singapore Polytechnic and the Singapore Institute of Management respectively.
Mr Lau Toon Hai | Vice-President of Quality Assurance
MR LAU Toon hai IS our vp of quality assurance and is RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING UP AND MAINTAINING A FUNCTIONAL QUALITY ORGANISATION AND BUSINESS EXCELLENCE SYSTEM FOR OUR GROUP.
Mr Lau’s responsibilities include overseeing the quality assurance aspects of our Group as a whole and driving our Group’s business excellence management system to keep alongside with current industrial and commercial standards such as Business Excellence, Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (“EICC”), quality, environmental management system and our customers’ requirements.
Mr Lau has over 20 years of experience in the electronics engineering industry. Prior to joining our Group, he has worked with companies including Philips (S) Pte Ltd, Archive (S) Pte Ltd and Conner Peripherals (S) Pte Ltd.
Mr Lau holds a Diploma in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Singapore Polytechnic.
Mr Desmond Ow Yang Chien Khang | Director of Operations (Services)
MR DESMOND OW YANG IS OUR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (SERVICES). HE JOINED OUR GROUP IN 1999 and OVERSEES THE Group’s BURN-IN OPERATIONS.
Mr Ow Yang is also responsible for the production, planning, engineering and maintenance support of the Group and is the internal auditor for ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications.
Mr Ow Yang started as a Burn-In Engineer with our Group and is in charge of the setup and introduction of new products and processes in Burn-In operations to meet customers’ requirements. He was promoted to Senior Engineer and subsequently, Engineering Manager, to manage the Engineering team in providing technical solutions and support to customers. During that period, he was also responsible for Sales & Customer Service for Burn-In Services, Tape and Reel, Visual Inspection and other services, for both local and overseas customers.
Mr Ow Yang holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Mr Allan Ngo Yu Wei | Director of Operations (Manufacturing)
MR ALLAN NGO IS OUR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (MANUFACTURING). HE JOINED OUR COMPANY IN 2003 and IS RESPONSIBLE FOR our groups Operations related to burn-in board manufacturing and PCBA and Engineering services.
Mr Ngo was in charge of the Burn-In Board Manufacturing Services division where he was the Production Manager managing the planning, process, manufacturing and logistics operations of the department. He was promoted to Director of Operations (Manufacturing) overseeing the operational aspects for Burn-In Board Manufacturing, PCBA and Engineering services.
Mr Ngo holds a Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communication Engineering from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore and a Bachelor of Science in Business from SIM University, Singapore.
Mr Bambang Handoko Sutedjo | Director of Sales
MR BAMBANG HANDOKO SUTEDJO IS OUR DIRECTOR OF SALES. HE JOINED OUR COMPANY IN 1993 and IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALES AND MARKETING OF burn-in services, burn-in board manufacturing and pcba-related services both locally and overseas.
Mr Sutedjo is also in charge of the Burn-In Board Manufacturing and PCBA services design team.
Mr Sutedjo has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He was previously the Sales & Marketing Senior Manager of our Group, responsible for the management of Burn-In Board Manufacturing-related division’s local and overseas sales. Prior to joining our Group, he was a Field Service Engineer with SETA Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Mr Sutedjo holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Tennessee Technological University of Cookeville, Tennessee, USA.