People: Yongnam Holdings Ltd (YNAM.SI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Soon Yong Seow

1994 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Sin Cheng Chia

2007 Finance Director, Executive Director

Say Foch Liang

General Manager - Central Planning

Seng Hock Png

General Manager - Production, Singapore

Khng Chai Seow

General Manager, Malaysia

Ming Siew Han

Deputy General Manager, Malaysia

Sheng Kiong Teo

2008 Group Financial Controller

Soon Hee Seow

1994 Executive Director

Sun King Siau

1994 Executive Director

Hock Choon Cheong

2008 Project Director

Chelvadurai Harendran

Project Director

Wan Boon Ho

2012 Director - Technical

Eng Seng Koh

2011 Project Director

Cheong Guan Lim

Senior Manager - Business Development

Soon Hock Seow

Production Director

Kay Lee Sik

2008 Project Director

Hiroyuki Takedagawa

Operations Director

Takashi Watabe

2009 Director - Engineering

Munetada Yamaji

Director - Engineering & Design

Eun Kyu Yang

Director - Technical

Lan Sim Lim

2006 Company Secretary

Mi Keay Pan

2010 Company Secretary

Kok Loon Goon

2014 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Eng Kiat Tan

47 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Tin Nam Tan

2008 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Jat Yuen Liew

52 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ghim Sew Lim

2002 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Soon Yong Seow

Mr. Seow Soon Yong is the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Seow joined Yongnam Engineering & Construction (Pte) Ltd (“YNEC”) in 1978 and acquired diverse experiences in marketing, project management and general management. He was instrumental in pioneering the development of the Group’s Modular Strutting System. Introduced to the industry in 1995, the system is now accepted as the defacto cost-effective temporary support for deep excavation works. Mr. Seow, who is multi-lingual, ventured the Group into overseas markets and secured significant projects such as the Dubai Metro Rail and the Delhi International Airport.

Sin Cheng Chia

Mr. Chia Sin Cheng is the Finance Director, Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Chia obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, UK (“ICAEW”), in 1980. He worked with Ernst & Young in both London and Singapore for seven years, before joining WBL Corporation Ltd for 15 years, where he served as Group Internal Audit Manager, Group Financial Controller and Group General Manager, Finance & Treasury. Mr. Chia joined Yongnam in 2002 as CFO and was instrumental in conceptualising and implementing a restructuring plan for the Group. He left in 2003 to join Singapore Computer Systems Ltd as CFO, and returned to Yongnam in 2006. Mr. Chia attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a member of the ICAEW and ISCA.

Say Foch Liang

Mr. Liang Say Foch is the General Manager - Central Planning of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Liang joined Yongnam in 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in major civil engineering and building works. Starting his career in 1980 with design consultant M/S Chan Chee Wah Maunsell & Partners as Design Engineer/Resident Engineer, Mr. Liang moved on to join Bocotra Construction/ Expressway Construction Ltd, Taisei Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation, where he was involved in the management, planning, construction and administration of civil, infrastructural, industrial, commercial and residential building projects which included MRT projects for the North-south Line and Downtown Line, Central Expressway, Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, Boulevard Hotel, C&P Warehouse, and the Thomson Medical Centre. Mr. Liang graduated from University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structure Engineering (1st class).

Seng Hock Png

Mr. Png Seng Hock is the General Manager - Production, Singapore of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Png joined Yongnam in 1985. He has more than 30 years of experience in the steel structure fabrication and erection for power plants, marine and offshore oil & gas projects, refineries, petrochemical plants, wafer plants, airports and buildings. Notable projects that Mr. Png has worked on include Senoko Power Station, Pulau Seraya Power Station, MRT projects, PSA Quay Cranes, Suntec City Development, Royal Brunei Hangars, One Raffles Quay, National Library, Civic Cultural Recreational & Commercial Development, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Sports Hub. Presently, he oversees the day to day operations of Yongnam’s fabrication plant in Singapore. Mr. Png graduated from the Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Khng Chai Seow

Mr. Seow Khng Chai is the General Manager, Malaysia of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Seow has been with the Group for more than 30 years, starting as a Foreman in the Company. He was appointed General Manager of the Group’s subsidiaries in Malaysia, where he handled numerous prominent projects, including Kedah Cement Plant in Langkawi, Langkawi Airport, and Pasir Gudang CCCP in Johor. In Singapore, he also handled projects such as Jurong Power Station, Senoko Power Plant, Pulau Seraya Power Plant, MRT contracts, PSA Container Crane and Senoko Gas Turbine.

Ming Siew Han

Mr. Han Ming Siew is the Deputy General Manager, Malaysia of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Han joined Yongnam in 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel structures fabrication and erection for power plants, offshore oil & gas projects, refineries, Petrochemical plants, wafer plants, steel bridges, airports and buildings. Mr. Han graduated from the University of Louisiana, USA, with a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked on many mega projects such as Dubai Metro, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. Jamuna Bridge in Bangladesh, Royal Brunei Airport & Naval Base, Changi Airport Terminal 3, One Raffles Quay, and KL LRT 2. Presently, he oversees the day to day operations of Yongnam’s fabrication plant in Malaysia.

Sheng Kiong Teo

Mr. Teo Sheng Kiong is the Group Financial Controller of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Having served Yongnam from 2002 to 2004, Mr. Teo returned in 2007. He has worked in listed companies such as Inter-Roller Engineering Ltd and Singapore Computer Systems Ltd. and has regional exposure to countries including China and Malaysia. Mr. Teo graduated from Lancaster University, UK, with 1st Class Honours in Accounting & Finance in 1994.

Soon Hee Seow

Mr. Seow Soon Hee is the Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Seow joined the Group in 1977. Starting his career with the Group in its Mechanical Engineering division, Mr. Seow expanded his portfolio to include accounting, finance and administration. He graduated from the Nanyang University, Singapore, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He currently oversees the Group’s operations in the Hong Kong SAR.

Sun King Siau

Mr. Siau Sun King is the Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Siau was a founding partner of YNEW. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Mr. Siau was actively involved in the erection and commissioning of the first two container quay cranes in PSA in 1972. In 1973, Mr. Siau led the installation and commissioning of the Cable Car System in Sentosa. With extensive experience in mechanical engineering, Mr. Siau has held diverse responsibilities within the Group. He currently oversees the Group’s operations in Malaysia as well as the Mechanical Division.

Hock Choon Cheong

Mr. Cheong Hock Choon is the Project Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Cheong joined Yongnam in 1978 and has more than 30 years of experience in steel structure and infrastructure projects. From 1999 onwards he was seconded to Hong Kong to manage the Group’s Hong Kong/China operations which included a number of projects such as Hong Kong Police Headquarters, KCRC East Rail Extension and other Hong Kong infrastructure development projects. Between 2006 to 2012, Mr. Cheong was concurrently managing projects in the Middle-east, notably the Dubai Metro project. Mr. Cheong currently heads the Group’s operations in Hong Kong.

Chelvadurai Harendran

Mr. Chelvadurai Harendran is the Project Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Harendran joined Yongnam in 1997. He has over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, having started his career in 1971 with Ove Arup & Partner in London as a Design Engineer, and transferred to their Singapore office in 1975 as Chief Engineer (Design), heading its Design Department. He joined Woh Hup Pte Ltd in 1979 as Chief Engineer (Design) and Head of Design Department. In 1984 he joined Low Keng Huat (S) Ltd as Project Manager and managed several key projects including New Tech Park and Keppel Distripark. Mr. Harendran graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree from University College, London, and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Professional Engineer in Singapore.

Wan Boon Ho

Mr. Ho Wan Boon is the Director - Technical of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ho joined Yongnam in 2007 after more than 20 years in structural design, investigation and engineering quality management in the former Public Works Department, lndeco Consortium, CPG Consultants and CPG Laboratories. He obtained his German professional qualification Diplom-lngenieur (Fachhochschule) in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Structural Engineering in 1981, Master of Science in Engineering with Distinction from Imperial College, UK, in 1990, and Diploma of International Welding Engineer from International Institute of Welding in 2012. Mr Ho is a Professional Engineer (Civil) in Singapore, a Chartered Engineer of the UK Engineering Council and the UK Institution of Structural Engineers, a Technical Assessor for Structural Steelwork Inspection of the Singapore Accreditation Council, and the Technical Controller for BCA General Builder Class One and Specialist Builder (Structural Steelwork and Piling) licences for Yongnam Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd. Mr. Ho is the current Immediate Past President of the Singapore Structural Steel Society.

Eng Seng Koh

Mr. Koh Eng Seng is the Project Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Koh joined Yongnam in 1981 and has more than 30 years of experience in infrastructure projects. He was instrumental in the successful completion of several major Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and vehicle tunnel projects such as the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and the Marina Coastal Expressway, which included the Group’s single largest contract involving the construction of a cofferdam in the open sea at Marina Bay.

Cheong Guan Lim

Mr. Lim Cheong Guan is the Senior Manager - Business Development of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Lim joined Yongnam from 1995 to 2003 and returned in 2004. With almost 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Mr. Lim began his career with the industrial engineering division of Keppel Corporation Ltd as a Project Manager in 1985 and rose to become General Manager of a subsidiary of Keppel Integrated Engineering Group. Subsequently, he became the General Manager of an associate company in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Lim is a Business Administration graduate from the Singapore Institute of Management, and holds a diploma in Ship Construction from the Singapore Polytechnic.

Soon Hock Seow

Mr. Seow Soon Hock is the Production Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Seow has been with Yongnam for more than 30 years and has comprehensive knowledge in production, production planning and logistics management. He is responsible for all fabrication, scheduling, allocation of resources and progress tracking as well as providing technical assistance and innovative methods to engineering design.

Kay Lee Sik

Mr. Sik Kay Lee is the Project Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Sik joined Yongnam in 2006 and has more than 30 years of working experience in building and civil engineering projects, having worked in local and foreign multi-national companies as Project Manager. Notable projects managed by Mr. Sik include the Seraya Power Station, SAFTI Military Institute and Singapore Post Centre. Mr. Sik graduated from the University of Leicester, UK, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Hiroyuki Takedagawa

Mr. Takedagawa Hiroyuki is the Operations Director of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Takedagawa joined Yongnam in 2013 with more than 30 years of experience in project management and marketing after an illustrious career with a Japanese construction company. He has overseen many mega Projects in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Romania, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East. Notable projects managed by Mr. Takedagawa include the Tokyo Trans Bay Highway in Japan, KCRC East Rail Extension in Hong Kong, Tangguh LNG Project in Papua New Guinea and Marina Coastal Expressway in Singapore. He graduated from Nagasaki University in Japan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Takashi Watabe

Mr. Takashi Watabe is the Director - Engineering of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Watabe joined Yongnam in 2009 after having worked for JFE Engineering Corporation, a leading engineering and construction company in Japan. He graduated from Waseda University of Tokyo, Japan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering. Mr. Watabe has amassed many years of experience in the field of structural steel engineering and construction as well as project management. He has also worked on many mega projects for both the Japanese and international markets. His signature projects in Singapore are One Raffles Quay Building, Skypark and Crystal Pavilions at the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Civic, Cultural and Retail Complex, International Cruise Terminal and the Singapore Sports Hub.

Munetada Yamaji

Mr. Yamaji Munetada is the Director - Engineering & Design of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Yamaji joined Yongnam in 2012 after having worked for JFE Engineering Corporation, a leading engineering and construction company in Japan, for over 30 years, including 10 years as Principal. He graduated from Kyoto University, Japan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and obtained a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Texas (Austin), USA. His many years of experience was amassed in the field of structural steel engineering and construction and project management. He has also worked on many mega projects for both the Japanese and international markets. His signature projects in Singapore are MAS Building, One Raffles Quay Building, National Gallery and Market Street Development. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Japan and a member of Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ).

Eun Kyu Yang

Mr. Yang Eun Kyu is the Director - Technical of Yongnam Holdings Limited. Mr. Yang joined Yongnam in 2015 with more than 35 years of experience in project management and marketing with a Korean construction company. He has completed many mega projects in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and the Middle East. These projects include MRT Northeast Line, Marina Coastal Expressway and Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway in Singapore, MTR (Satin-Central) in Hong Kong, Seoul Metro in South Korea, and a sewerage project in the Middle East. Mr. Yang graduated from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea in 1980, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Lan Sim Lim

Ms. Lim Lan Sim is the Company Secretary of Yongnam oldings Limited.

Mi Keay Pan

Ms. Pan Mi Keay is the Company Secretary of Yongnam Holdings Limited.

Kok Loon Goon

Mr. Goon Kok Loon is the Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Goon was Deputy Group President and President (International Business Division) of PSA Corporation Ltd, and has more than 30 years of experience in corporate management, operations and administration. He graduated from University of Liverpool, UK with 1st class honours in Engineering (Electrical), and attended the Post-graduate Study Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Mr. Goon chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. He also sits on the boards of Venture Corporation Ltd and Regal Holdings Ltd.

Eng Kiat Tan

Mr. Tan Eng Kiat is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Tan has over 40 years of experience in business development, corporate management, and management of large civil engineering, building, industrial and environmental engineering projects. He started his career as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor with Gammon (Malaya) Ltd in 1966 and progressed to the rank of Executive Director (International Operations). He joined United Engineers (Singapore) Pte Ltd in 2000, where he spearheaded the company’s regionalization to West Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Middle East. Mr. Tan chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee. He also sits on the board of Sitra Holdings Ltd.

Tin Nam Tan

Mr. Tan Tin Nam is the Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Tan founded the Yongnam Group and has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to setting up his own business, Yongnam Engineering Works (“YNEW”) in 1971, Mr. Tan spent six years with mechanical engineering and construction companies providing engineering services to granite quarries and shipyards. Mr. Tan led the expansion of YNEW into steel fabrication, mechanical and civil engineering for the construction of power plants, industrial buildings, public works and buildings for public and private institutions. YNEW was converted into YNEC in 1973.

Jat Yuen Liew

Professor, Dr. Liew Jat Yuen is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Professor Liew is a world renowned expert in steel and composite structures. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) with a 1st class Honour Degree in 1986 and a Master of Engineering Degree in 1988, and from Purdue University, USA, with a PhD in 1992. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Singapore, an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer in the UK. He is an Honorary Fellow and a Past President of the Singapore Structural Steel Society. He provides specialist advice to the design and construction of high-rise, large span and deep excavation support structures and has served on numerous committees on material specifications and design practices in Singapore and the region. Currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS, he chairs the Nominating Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. He also sits on the board of Technics Oil and Gas Ltd.

Ghim Sew Lim

Mr. Lim Ghim Sew is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Yongnam Holdings Ltd. Mr. Lim is the owner of law firm G. S. Lim & Partners, conducting mainly corporate, conveyancing, insurance claims and general litigation works. He obtained his law degree from the University of London in 1988 and was called to the English Bar in 1992. He is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Mr. Lim is a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is also the chairman of a locally based shipping company.
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