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Board of Directors
Lim Yong Wah
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He
joined the Board as a Director in 1990 and was appointed Chairman in
1991. Mr Lim was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 18 April
Mr Lim has served for a number of years as a Director and as Chairman
of the Board of a number of public and private companies and
cooperatives. He is currently also the Chairman of National University
Health System Pte Ltd.
He served as a Board member of a number of Statutory Boards and was
Chairman of the Board of the Singapore Polytechnic from 1995 to 2000. He was also Chairman of the Board
of Singapore Polymer Corporation Private Limited, a company manufacturing PVC and Compounds. Mr Lim
joined the Economic Development Board in 1967 and worked in DBS Bank for 21 years till 1990.
He graduated from the former University of Singapore with a degree in Accountancy.
Low Kok Hua
Mr Low is one of the founding shareholders and a member of the
Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He was last re-elected on
28 April 2008. Mr Low was the Chairman of the Board until 1991, when
the company was listed on SESDAQ.
Mr Low has over 40 years of experience in the engineering and hardware
industry. He is Managing Director of Chuan Seng Heng Hardware Co.
Private Limited and a Director of Inter-Roller Investments Pte Ltd. He
also sits on the Board of Wine Network Pte Ltd and several other private
Mr Low is Permanent Honorary President of Singapore Metal and Machinery Association, and is an active
member of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.
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Board of Directors
Haider Mohamedally Sithawalla
Mr Sithawalla was appointed as an Independent Director to the Board in
1995 and was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 28 April 2008.
He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
and also serves as a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr Sithawalla is an Executive Director of KSP Investments Private
Limited. He is also Chairman of Warees Investments Private Limited
as well as Education Trust Fund, and sits on the Board of several other
private companies in Singapore, India and Mauritius.
He was formerly Singapore’s High Commissioner to Mauritius,
Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
He graduated from The University of Malaya (Singapore) with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in 1959,
majoring in Economics.
John Lim Hwee Chiang
Mr Lim is an Independent Director of the Board since 2004 and was
last re-elected on 18 April 2007. He is also a member of the Audit
Presently, Mr Lim is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive
Director of ARA Asset Management Limited. He is also a Director of ARA
Asset Management (Singapore) Limited, the manager of Fortune REIT;
ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, the manager of Suntec REIT;
ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited, the manager of Prosperity
REIT; and Am ARA REIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the manager of AmFIRST
REIT. He also sits on the board of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Ltd.
He is the Vice President of the Hong Kong-Singapore Business Association, a board member of the Asian
Public Real Estate Association and the Valuation Review Board of the Ministry of Finance in Singapore.
Mr Lim has more than 28 years of experience in real estate. He had worked for DBS Land Limited (now known
as CapitaLand Limited) from 1981 to 1990, and Singapore Labour Foundation Management Services Pte Ltd as
the General Manager from 1991 to 1995. He was the Founder and Managing Director of The Land Managers (S)
Pte Ltd and was also an Executive Director of GRA (Singapore) Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Prudential (US) Real Estate Investors.
Mr Lim holds an Engineering degree (First Class Honours), a Master of Science degree as well as a Diploma
in Business Administration from National University of Singapore.
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Board of Directors
Loh Chin Hua
Mr Loh joined the Board in January 2000 and was last re-elected on 28
April 2008. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination
and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Loh is Managing Director of Alpha Investment Partners Limited,
the real estate fund management arm of the Keppel Land Group.
He also serves as an Executive Chairman in Asia Real Estate Fund
Mr Loh, a Colombo Plan scholar, graduated from Auckland University
with a Bachelor of Property Administration degree and Pepperdine
University’s Presidential/Key Executive MBA Programme. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and
Certified Public Valuer with New Zealand Institute of Valuers.
Mr Menon is an Independent Director of the Board of Directors since
1991 and was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 18 April 2007.
He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr Menon serves as a Director and Chairman in various private and
listed companies. He is a Director of Johns Hopkins Singapore Pte
Ltd, Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd (where he is a member of the Audit
Committee), Berger International Limited (where he is the Chairman of
the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee),
Strides Singapore Pte Ltd, Bumi International Limited and Carm
Investments Pte Ltd, respectively.
Mr Menon is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1973. He is also a solicitor of the
Supreme Court of England & Wales. He joined KhattarWong in 1981 and is now a Senior Partner of the Firm.
He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, the Singapore Institute of
Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors, respectively. He
was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat, PBM) by the President of the Republic of
Mr Menon holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from National University of Singapore.
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Board of Directors
Dr Soon Kong Ann
Dr Soon Kong Ann was appointed an Independent Director on 20 July
Dr Soon is a Director of Leong Huat Hardware Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries
are namely Leong Huat (Investment) Pte Ltd, Leong Huat Equities
Pte Ltd, Prefab Structures Pte Ltd, Piasim Corporation Pte Ltd, LHH
Properties (M) Sdn Bhd and LHH Land (M) Sdn Bhd.
Dr Soon also sits on the board for various non-profit organisations that
include being the Vice President of Singapore Metal and Machinery
Association, the Vice Chairman in the Industry Committee of The
Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Vice Chairman of Board of Directors and Board
of Governors in Hwa Chong Institution, the Supervisor of Mee Toh School Management Committee and a
member of the Building Committee of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastry.
Dr Soon graduated from McGill University in Canada with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. He went on
to obtain a Master degree in Civil Engineering in 1982, and was subsequently conferred a Doctorate (Ph.D)
degree in 1987 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tan Guong Ching
Mr Tan joined the Board as an Independent Director on 29 June 2007 and
was last re-elected to the Board of Directors on 28 April 2008. He also
serves as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Currently, Mr Tan is the Chairman of several companies including
Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd, Singapore Technologies
Aerospace Limited, StarHub Limited, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Limited and JOil (S) Pte Ltd. He also serves as a Director to a number of
private and public companies.
He commenced his career with the Singapore Civil Service in 1972.
He had held various senior positions such as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Permanent
Secretary of the Ministries of The Environment, Home Affairs and Communications and Information and
Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board. He retired from the Singapore Civil Service
in August 2005.
As a Colombo Plan Scholar, Mr Tan majored in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University in Canada,
graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Dean’s Honours) degree in 1970 and a Master of Engineering
degree in 1972. He has also attended various management programmes including the Executive Management
Programme at INSEAD (1980) and the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton (1998).
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Board of Directors
Oon Chong Howe
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Oon joined Pteris Global in 2006 as Managing Director and was
promoted to Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2007. He was last re-
elected to the Board of Directors on 18 April 2007.
Prior to joining Pteris Global, Mr Oon was the Regional General Manager
with Agfa (Asean) Sdn Bhd and General Manager with Federal Packages
Sdn Bhd for over 10 years. He has also held various positions such
as engineer with Singapore Telecoms Pte Ltd and Submarine Cable
System Division, and research engineer with Bell Northern Research in
Mr Oon holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado-Boulder,
Masters of Business Administration degree from Hull University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John Sng Hwee Kwee
Executive Director & Executive Vice President
Mr Sng was appointed as Executive Director on 26 August 2008. He
joined Pteris Global in 1982 and has taken on various key roles in senior
management including Head of Business Units, Head of Design &
Engineering and Project Director.
Presently, Mr Sng is heading the Technology division, responsible
for leading the Group’s technical solutions, quality and product
development. He is also responsible for overseeing the operations of our
UK subsidiary, CDG System Limited and assisting the Chief Executive
Officer in implementing strategic plans of the Group.
Armed with more than 27 years of experience, Mr Sng has vast knowledge in Airport Logistics System and
plays a pivotal role in Pteris Global’s senior management team.
Mr Sng holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.