About Us

MR CHEN TONG

Executive Chairman and Executive Director

Mr Chen Tong is the Executive Chairman and Executive Director of the Company, and a member of the Nominating Committee. He was re-designated from a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director to Executive Chairman and Executive Director on 18 November 2016. He was last re-elected on 28 June 2019.

Mr Chen is primarily involved in the oversight and management of the Group’s investments and corporate developments, as well as formulate the overall business and corporate policies and strategies for the Group.

Having been previously involved in developing mineral resource assets and businesses in China, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the ASEAN region, Mr Chen brings with him over 30 years of operational experience and related industry expertise as well as industrial network to the Group.

Mr Chen was appointed as a director of Reenova Holding (Mauritius) Limited (formerly known as Tantalum Holding (Mauritius) Ltd) and Straits Hi-Rel Pte. Ltd. on 12 April 2017 and 25 September 2017 respectively.

Mr Chen Tong graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering in Thermal Engineering and from Shanghai University with a Master of Engineering in Metallurgy.

MR KWOK WEI WOON, JOSEPH

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Kwok Wei Woon Joseph is the Lead Independent Director of the Company, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees. He was appointed to the Board on 14 May 2012 and was re-elected on 26 April 2018.

Mr Kwok is currently the Managing Director of MindChamps World Capital Pte. Limited. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and previously held senior roles with global financial institutions like JP Morgan (Executive Director); UBS AG (Director, Advisory Consultant, North Asia); Standard Chartered Bank Singapore (Deputy GM, Wealth Management).

Mr Kwok is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance and SIM University. He also volunteers in non-profit organisations and is currently President of Association Of Chinese Securities & Futures Industry, President of Australian Alumni Singapore, President of University of New South Wales Alumni Association Singapore and a member of Asian Advisory Board of Advance (an association supported by Australia Department of Foreign Affairs). He was previously President of Financial Planning Association of Singapore (“FPAS”).

Mr Kwok graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Commerce in Advance Finance from University of New South Wales. He is a certified accountant with CPA Australia and a Certified Financial Planner (“CFP”).

MR LEE KA SHAO

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee Ka Shao is an Independent Director of the Company, Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Audit Committee. He was appointed to the Board on 3 January 2017 and was re-elected on 28 June 2019.

Mr Lee, a veteran in the banking and finance industry, built and managed businesses in major financial institutions spanning trading, investment management, corporate finance and solution structuring across broad asset classes in the United States, Europe and Asia. He co-founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Edge Capital Asset Management. Previously, he managed a family office, PhiMattell Pte. Ltd., and also a consulting company, Skeel Advisors Pte. Ltd.

Prior to that, he co-founded and was the chief investment officer of Cavenagh Capital, a global macro strategy hedge fund with offices in Amsterdam and Singapore, and he was also a founding member of Abax Global Capital, a special situation hedge fund based in Hong Kong. Preceding that, Mr Lee established and managed an internal absolute returns fund financed by the shareholders’ equity of DBS Bank Group, and also advised on DBS’s asset and liability management as the Managing Director in Central Treasury. Mr Lee began his career on Wall Street with J.P. Morgan as a market maker and proprietary trader in foreign exchange, interest rates and derivatives. He also established and headed a structuring group to offer innovative solutions in the post-Asian financial crisis in 1998.

Mr Lee graduated with Honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

MR LIN, CHEN HSIN

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lin, Chen Hsin is the Independent Director of the Company and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He was appointed to the Board on 8 March 2017 and re-elected on 28
April 2017.

Mr Lin brings with him over 20 years of experience in import and export trading and manufacturing. He holds the position of Administration Director at Coastal International Holdings Ltd since 1997. Between 1997 to 2012, he was Executive Director of Coastal Greenland Limited, an investment holding company that is principally engaged in property-related business and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mr Lin graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Education in 1965.

MR VINCENT LEE CHUNG NGEE

Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary

Mr Vincent Lee is the Group Financial Controller and a Company Secretary of the Company since June 2012.

Mr Lee, who has more than 20 years of work experience, currently oversees the Group’s accounting and finance functions. He started his career as an auditor and accumulated considerable work experience during his tenure at several Big Four public accounting firms.

Mr Lee was appointed as a director of Reenova Holding (Mauritius) Limited (formerly known as Tantalum Holding (Mauritius) Ltd) and Straits Hi-Rel Pte. Ltd. on 12 April 2017 and 25 September 2017 respectively.

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Singapore Institute of Directors.