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Board of Directors 董事会

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KENNY YAP KIM LEE, 54

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

First Class Honours degree in Business Administration, Ohio State University, USA
Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors

   
Date of first appointment as director : 12 December 1998
Date of last re-appointment as director: 28 March 2018 
Length of services as director: 21 years (as at 31 December 2019)

Served on the following Board Committees

  • Executive Management Committee – Chairman 
  • Risk Management Committee – Member 
Present Directorships in other listed companies
  • Nil 
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies)
  • Nil
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
  • Nil 
Background and experience
  • Founding member of Qian Hu 
  • Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the Group since 2000 
  • Council Member - Corporate Governance Council (2010-2012) 
Awards
  • Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards – 2004 
  • Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year – 2003 
  • Young Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year by Yazhou Zhoukan – 2002 
  • One of the 50 Stars of Asia by Business Week - 2001 
  • PSB/International Institute of Management’s International Management Action Award - 2000 
  • Top 12 Entrepreneurs of the 12th Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year - 1999 
  • Singapore National Youth Award – 1998 


ALVIN YAP AH SENG, 54  

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic

Date of first appointment as director: 12 December 1998
Date of last re-appointment as director: 28 March 2018
Length of services as director: 21 years (as at 31 December 2018)

Served on the following Board Committees
  • Executive Management Committee – Member 
Present Directorships in other listed companies
  • Nil 
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies)
  • Nil 
Directorships in other listed companies held over
the preceding three years

  • Nil 
Background and experience
  • Founding member of Qian Hu 
  • Oversees the Group’s aquarium and pet accessories operations 
Awards
  • Top 12 Entrepreneurs of the 12th Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year – 1999 


LAI CHIN YEE, 54

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, National University of Singapore
Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors


Date of first appointment as director: 1 November 2004
Date of last re- appointment as director: 23 March 2016
Length of services as director: 14 years (as at 31 December 2019)

Served on the following Board Committees

  • Executive Management Committee – Member 
  • Risk Management Committee – Member
Present Directorships in other listed companies
  • Micro-Mechanics (Holdings) Ltd
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies)
  • Board Member, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • Council Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Member, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee of ISCA
  • Member, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee of ISCA
  • Member, Membership Committee of ISCA
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years 
  • Nil
Background and experience
  • Responsible for the Group’s accounting, finance, treasury and tax functions 
  • Joined the Group in 2000 as Group Financial Controller before assuming the current position as Finance Director in 2004 
  • Was an auditor with international accounting firms since 1987 
  • Member, Ministry of Finance's Tax Advisory Committee (2004-2006)
  • Council Member, Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance (CCDG) (2006-2007) 
  • Member, CFO Committee of ISCA (2009-2012)
Awards
  • Chief Financial Officer of the Year - 2009 
(Companies with less than $300 million in market capitalisation)

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TAN TOW EE, 57

LEAD INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Honours degree in Finance, Ohio State University, USA

Date of first appointment as director: 1 May 2002
Date of last re-appointment as director: 28 March 2018
Length of services as director: 17 years (as at 31 December 2019)

Served on the following Board Committees

  • Audit Committee - Chairman 
  • Risk Management Committee - Chairman 
  • Remuneration Committee - Member
Present Directorships in other listed companies
  • Nil
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies)
  • Nil
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
  • Nil
Background and experience
  • Manages private funds and provides consultancy services 
  • More than 15 years working with international corporations as investment manager

SHARON YEOH KAR CHOO, 61

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, UK
Member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (SAICSA)


Date of first appointment as director: 17 September 2011
Date of last re- appointment as director: 22 March 2017
Length of services as director: 8 years (as at 31 December 2019)

Served on the following Board Committees
  • Nominating Committee – Chairman 
  • Audit Committee – Member 
  • Remuneration Committee - Member
Present Directorships in other listed companies
  • Nil
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies)
  • Nil
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years
  • Nil
Background and experience
  • Director of Corporate Secretarial Services at TMF Singapore H Pte. Ltd 
  • More than 25 years of experience in the corporate secretarial industry 
  • Worked in Coopers & Lybrand Hong Kong and Coopers & Lybrand Singapore, Evatthouse Corporate Services Pte Ltd, M & C Services Private Limited and Corporate Alliance Pte.Ltd

DR LING KAI HUAT, 71
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Doctor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore
Master of Aquaculture, University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Nanyang University 
Diploma in Aquaculture, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia(NACA)


Date of first appointment as director: 1 August 2015 
Date of last re-appointment as director: 23 March 2016
Length of services as director: 4 year (as at 31 December 2019) 

Served on the following Board Committees 
  • Risk Management Committee – Chairman
  • Audit Committee – Member 
  • Nominating Committee – Member 
Present Directorships in other listed companies 
  • Nil 
Present Principal Commitments (other than directorships in other listed companies) 
  • Nil 
Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years 
  • Nil 
Background and experience 
  • Senior Specialist of Agri-Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) (2012-2015)
  • Head, Ornamental Fish Section of AVA (1991 - 2011)
  • Curator, Van Kleef Aquarium (1973 - 1990)

SOONG WEE CHOO, 52
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, National University of Singapore
Fellow, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors

Date of first appointment as director: 1 April 2020 


Served on the following Board Committees 
  • Remuneration Committee – Chairman
  • Audit Committee – Member 
  • Nominating Committee – Member 
Present Directorships in other listed companies 
  • Nil 
Major Appointments (other than directorships in other listed companies) 
  • Member, Investigation & Disciplinary Panel of ISCA
Past Directorships in other listed companies held over the preceding three years 
  • Chosen Holdings Limited
Background and experience 
  • Director of Wizcorp Advisory Pte Ltd
  • Chief Financial Officer of No Signboard Holdings Limited (2017 - 2018)
  • Chief Financial Officer of Chosen Holdings Limited (1998 - 2016)
  • Executive Director of Chosen Holdings Limited (2008-2015)

  • Member, Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPE) of ISCA (2018-2020)