Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Low Kok Ann
Mr. Low Kok Ann was appointed as Executive Director and Executive Chairman of our Company on 6 October 2009. He was one of the founders of the main subsidiary of our Company, Hafary Pte Ltd, and has been an Executive Director since its incorporation in 1980. His wealth of experience in the tile industry has been pivotal to our success and growth. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of our Company on 1 February 2014. On 6 March 2015, Mr Low relinquished his role of Executive Chairman. As the CEO, his primary responsibility is to formulate and oversee the corporate and strategic development and overall management and operations of our Group. Mr Low attained a Government Higher School Certificate (Chinese) in 1969. He was re-elected as Executive Director of our Company on 31 October 2014.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Ong Beng Chye
Mr. Ong Beng Chye was appointed as Lead Independent Director on 10 November 2009 and was re-elected on 31 October 2014. He was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of our Company on 6 March 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree from The City University, London in 1990 and has more than 20 years of experience in the finance sector. Mr Ong is currently a Director of Appleton Global Pte Ltd, a business management and consultancy services firm. He is also serving as an Independent Director of other listed companies in Singapore. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Chartered Financial Analyst conferred by The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and a non-practicing Chartered Accountant (Singapore).
Low See Ching
Mr. Low See Ching was appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 January 2014. Prior to this appointment, he served in the Board as Executive Director and in the Company as CEO. He joined the main subsidiary of our company, Hafary Pte Ltd, in 2000 and rose through the ranks from Sales Executive to CEO in 2005. As the CEO, he was responsible for the overall management, operations and charting our corporate and strategic direction, including our sales, marketing and procurement strategies. Mr Low is presently the Executive Director and Deputy CEO of Oxley Holdings Limited, listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Exchange. Mr Low graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1999. He was re-elected as Director of the company on 11 April 2016.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Edward Lee Ming Foo, JP
Datuk Edward Lee Ming Foo, JP was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company on 6 March 2015. He graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Arts from the McMaster University in Canada in 1977.
Datuk Edward Lee is presently the Managing Director of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (HSCB) and Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Gek Poh (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, the holding company of HSBC. HSBC is also the 51% major shareholder of the Company.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Cheah Yee Leng
Ms. Cheah Yee Leng was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company on 6 March 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree and Bachelor of Laws Degree from Monash University in Australia.
Ms. Cheah joined Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (HSCB) group of companies in 1997 and was appointed an Executive Director of HSCB on 1 June 2014. She is presently the Director of Corporate Affairs and the Legal Counsel of HSCB Group.
Ms. Cheah is also an Executive Director of Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad (HSP) and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Paos Holdings Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In addition, she is the Group Company Secretary of HSP.
Terrance Tan Kong Hwa
Mr. Terrance Tan Kong Hwa was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 10 November 2009 and was re-elected on 11 April 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and private equity/ venture capital industry, holding various positions within DBS Bank Group and Standard Chartered Bank. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr Tan was key executive officer with several listed entities, responsible for financial affairs, business matters, merger and acquisition and investment activities. He is currently a Partner/ Director of Providence Capital Management Pte Ltd, a private equity fund management and consultancy firm that he co-founded in 2007. Mr Tan graduated with a Degree in Bachelor of Science (Estate Management) (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1989.
Chow Wen Kwan Marcus
Mr. Chow Wen Kwan Marcus was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 10 November 2009 and was re-elected on 25 October 2013. He is currently a partner of Bird&Bird ATMD LLP in Singapore and has more than 15 years of experience in legal practice. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity as well as equity and debt capital markets. He had worked in various international law firms in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr Chow graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia in 1999. He also holds a certificated in Governance as Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr Chow is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York, USA.