As Executive Chairman, Mr Shi is responsible for the overall business operations and management of the Group’s business, particularly relating to chemicals and investments.
Mr Shi has been the President of the Feixiang group of companies (the “Feixiang Group”) since 2001. The Feixiang Group mainly operates in the fine chemicals industry. Currently, Mr Shi has other diversified business interests, including education and property development.
SAM KOK YIN
Sam Kok Yin
Mr Sam is responsible for the overall business operations and management of the Group’s business, particularly in investment-related matters.
Mr Sam was a practicing Advocate and Solicitor from 2001 to 2007, and subsequently from 2009 to July 2010. From February 2011 to December 2011, Mr Sam was the Deputy Chairman and chief executive officer of Sun East Group Limited, a company listed on the mainboard of the SGX-ST. Mr Sam has been involved in various listings, merger and acquisitions, white knight rescues and other corporate exercises.
Mr Sam obtained his honours degree in law from the National University of Singapore in 2000 under an Overseas Union Bank scholarship. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2001. He was ranked in first position in the postgraduate Practical Law Course organised by the Board of Legal Education and awarded the Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par Memorial Prize.
Mr Jiang Hao was appointed a Director and Executive Director of the Company on 16 August 2017. He has many years of working experience in the trading of commodity chemicals. From 1993 to 1996, he worked in Nanyang Corporation Limited, doing chemical trading. From 1997 to 2002, he was in China Salt Company Shanghai Branch, a state owned enterprise, doing sales and marketing of chemicals. From 2002 to 2015, he was heading and was the largest shareholder of Shanghai Orient-Salt Chemicals Co., Ltd. – a successful commodity chemical trading house in China.
CHAN CHER BOON
Chan Cher Boon
Mr Chan Cher Boon is our Independent Director and is also Chairman of the Company’s Nominating Committee, and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is professionally qualified in accountancy and law and has diverse experiences in both fields of work in a number of countries with different legal jurisdictions and financial environments. His expertise in corporate and business law and in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions was gained through his services with Price Waterhouse (in the United Kingdom, Australia and South East Asia), with Standard Chartered Group (in London and Singapore) and through his own legal practice. He has served as CEO of public listed companies in Hong Kong and Singapore and as an independent director of several public listed companies
FRANCIS YAU THIAM HWA
Francis Yau Thiam Hwa
Mr Francis Yau Thiam Hwa graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Business Administration (Major in Finance). His experience spans over 26 years across a wide spectrum of expertise and achievements, ranging from corporate banking, financial and risk management, strategic planning and implementation and corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions to the management of the corporate affairs in a public listed company and have a good knowledge of corporate governance, investor relations and international markets, business practices and trade regulations in major markets in Asia. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Megachem Ltd, a Catalist listed company in Singapore and had served as independent director on the board of a Singapore listed company.
THAM HOCK CHEE
Tham Hock Chee
Mr Tham Hock Chee was appointed a director of the Company on 2 January 2015. He graduated from the University of Hamburg with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering. His experience spans over 40 years across different industries (both local and foreign companies and Singapore statutory bodies, namely TDB and EDB) and a wide spectrum of expertise and achievements. He has served as independent director on the boards of several Singapore listed companies.