Ong Seh Hong is our independent Non-Executive Chairman. Dr Ong was appointed as Director on 23 September 2011 and as Non-executive Chairman on 1 June 2013.
Dr Ong is currently a practising psychiatrist. Prior to this, Dr Ong was the clinical director and chief operating officer of the Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre, and Ren Ci Community Hospital. He held the position of vice president (corporate services) of GIC Special Investments Private Limited, a unit of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. He was a Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2011.
Dr Ong holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and a Master of Science in Applied Finance from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and a fellow of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Dr Ong is currently serving as an Independent Director of Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd and Zhongmin Baihui Retail Group Holdings Ltd, which are listed on the Singapore Exchange.
Chua Leong Hai PBM, is our Executive Director and CEO. Mr Chua is the founder of our Group and is instrumental in growing the company from a small construction outfit to one listed on Singapore's main board. He has more than 40 years of experience in civil engineering works in Singapore and has led the Group in undertaking infrastructure projects in Taipei and Shanghai in the 90's. He was also involved in real estate investments and developments in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Mr Chua is responsible for the overall management, formulation of business plans, strategic positioning and business expansion of our Group.
Kee Guan Chua was appointed on the board on 26 March 2012 as Executive Director. Mr Kee heads our Contracts and Tenders Department. He has been with our Group since 1983 and his current responsibilities include estimating project cost, project tenders, sourcing for building materials, evaluation and procurement of contracts for supply and sub-contracting works and variations. Prior to joining our Group, Mr Kee had worked as a technician with the Ministry of the Environment, Singapore (now known as Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources) and PSA and as an assistant quantity surveyor with QS Partnership for approximately 10 years. He has vast experience in site investigations and surveys, preparation of drawings and tender documents. He obtained a Technician Diploma in Building from the Singapore Polytechnic in 1978.
Chew Tuan Dong is our Deputy Chief Executive Officer and was appointed on the Board on 8 August 2014. He joined the Group in December 2013. He is responsible to identify and develop new opportunities for the Group and for the overall management of the development and construction projects. Mr Chew has more than 30 years of experience in the civil engineering and building industry, having worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and India. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree (first class honour) from University of Strathclyde, Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Singapore, a registered Founding Member of Certified Project Manager (CPM), and a Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore.
Chua Siok Peng joined the Group in November 2012 was appointed on the board on 15 December 2015. She is the Head of the Property Development division and is also in charge of business development. Her responsibilities extend from reviewing opportunities and studying feasibilities in property development, to the day-to-day project management and marketing of projects. Siok Peng is a UK registered professional architect with extensive work experience in both UK and Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Architecture from The Bartlett School, University College London (2000). She was also conferred Master of Business Administration by the in National University of Singapore in 2016.
Koh Lian Huat is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board on 30 November 2009. He was a partner in charge of statutory audit in Huat Associates from 2007 to 2010. From June 2004 to November 2007, he was a sole proprietor in Huat Associates. From January 2004 to December 2004, Mr Koh was a consultant in Ng, Lee & Associates-DFK, a leading accounting firm which was established in 1948 and a partner in charge of statutory audit in the same firm from January 2000 to December 2003. From September 1982 to December 1999, Mr Koh was a sole proprietor in Koh Lian Huat & Co.
He has extensive experience in the building industry and the real-estate development industry. From 1976 to 1998, Mr Koh was a director of Lian Seng Construction Pte. Ltd., a civil engineering company. From 1969 to 1984, he was a director of Lee Realty (Pte) Limited, a real-estate developer. From 1983 to 1984, Mr Koh was also a secretary in Lee Kim Tah Holdings Ltd., a company which was admitted to the Official List of the SGX-ST in 1984 and privatized in 2017 and which is involved in property businesses, including property development and investments, construction and project management, as well as retail management. In addition, from 1972 to 1984, Mr Koh was a director and secretary of Lee Development (Private) Limited, a company which was engaged in property development and investment, construction and project management.
Mr Koh is a Justice of the Peace appointed by the President of Singapore. He was also conferred Singapore's National Day Awards: PBM, BBM and BBM (L) in 1985, 1993 and 2007 respectively. He is an appointed mediator assisting the State and Family Justice Courts in dealing with cases of Magistrate's complaints and maintenance disputes. Mr Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from the then Nanyang University, Singapore in 1965. He is also a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 2006, a fellow member of CPA Australia since 2004, a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants since 2004, an honorary advisor of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (Singapore Branch).
Mr Koh is currently also an independent director of Zhongmin Baihui Retail Group Holdings Ltd, a listed company on the Singapore Exchange.
Khor Poh Hwa is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board on 30 November 2009. Mr Khor has extensive experience in infrastructure development projects in transportation, civil engineering and buildings. Mr Khor joined the former Singapore Public Works Department (now CPG Corporation Pte. Ltd.) in 1975 after graduating from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Khor led the corporatisation of Singapore Public Works Department in 1999 and became the Chief Executive Officer of the new entity, CPG Corporation Pte. Ltd. He retired from CPG Corporation Pte Ltd in 2005 and served as its senior adviser until 2008. From 1995 to 1997, he was seconded to the China- Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co. Ltd. as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer to take charge of the physical development of 70 square kilometres of the park, a flagship project between the governments of Singapore and China.
Mr Khor was previously a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Business Advisory Council, the Singapore-British Business Council, the Singapore-Shandong Business Council and the Network China Steering Committee. He was also the past President of the Society of Project Managers, Singapore and the Singapore-China Suzhou Club. Mr Khor graduated in 1975 from the then Singapore University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and subsequently obtained a Master of Science (Civil Engineering) and Professional Engineering (Civil) from the National University of Singapore in 1980.
Mr Khor is currently a Non-Executive Director of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd.