Board Of Directors
Ms Song Xingyi
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairwoman
• Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 1975
Ms Song Xingyi is our Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairwoman and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. She is also a member of our Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Ms Song is the Chairwoman of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co., Ltd and sits in the Shanghai Communications Industry Association Council.
After graduation, Ms Song was appointed as project leader of the high voltage laboratory, providing technical support for Anhui Electric Power Plant in Anhui Electric Power Research Institute from 1975 to 1988, and was responsible for the first 500 KV transmission line commissioning in Anhui Province.
In 1988, Ms Song was appointed as General Manager in Anhui Diantong Communication Engineering Co., Ltd (formerly known as Diantong Institute). Diantong was one of the pioneers to be engaged in public wireless communication network construction, mainly undertaking professional network construction and maintenance of public security, banking, transportation. Diantong was also involved in wireless train controlling system, BB machine connection network, and public network which was activated in the 90s. During 1995, the contribution of Diantong was significant in the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) field when GSM was just starting out in China.
In 2001, Ms Song founded Shanghai Yinda Science and Technology Industrial Co., Ltd where she was appointed as General Manger until 2010. After the establishment of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co., Ltd. in 2010, Ms Song was appointed as Chairwoman from then till date.
Mr. Pierre Prunier
Executive Director and CEO
• Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Boston University, 2003
• Mastering Alternative Investments, INSEAD Singapore, 2006
Mr. Pierre Prunier is our Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed on 6 April 2021.
He is also the Director and Chief Strategy Officer of International Biometrics Pte Ltd (“InterBIO”), overseeing the strategic planning of InterBIO. Prior to this, Mr. Prunier was President Director and CEO of PT Manambang Muara Enim, a thermal coal producing company with mining concessions in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Mr. Prunier also concurrently held the title of Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development for PT Central Proteina Prima Tbk, a global leader in aquaculture with farms based in Indonesia and listed on the Jakarta stock exchange.
Mr. Prunier has over eighteen years of working experience in the investment management industry. He was previously Head of Direct Investments at Oclaner Asset Management Pte Ltd, a Singapore based multi-family office. At Oclaner, Mr. Prunier was in charge of sourcing real estate investment opportunities and also responsible for the launch of OclamonReal Estate Fund, a $20m real estate fund. Prior to this, Mr. Prunier was the Executive Director of Seekers Advisors Pte Ltd, a hedge fund manager with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr. Prunier's responsibilities included identifying and evaluating suitable investment themes and sourcing for investment targets. Prior to joining Seekers Advisors, Mr. Prunier was a Director and Corporate Officer for the CME Group, the world's largest derivatives exchange. Mr. Prunier led their Hedge Fund business for Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, Mr Prunier was the Director of Business Development and Head of Sales at Eurekahedge Pte Ltd where he was responsible for all client facing and revenue generating aspects of the business. Mr. Prunier currently sits on the board of several private investment firms and has substantive experience in private equity, venture capital and real estate.
Mr Tan Chee Bun Gordon
• Degree in Accountancy, National University of Singapore, 1990 • Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore
Mr Tan Chee Bun, Gordon is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 16 September 2020. He is responsible for the management of the Group’s overall business, financial and corporate matters. Mr Tan began his career at Ernst & Young LLP, an international accounting firm where he undertook the audit of various companies. Between February 1993 and June 1996, Mr Tan worked in Wepco Ltd as Group Accountant and subsequently, as Finance Manager of its subsidiaries. In July 1996, Mr Tan became the Financial Controller of Omni Mold Ltd where he was responsible for the financial, taxation and management accounting functions. In August 2000, Mr Tan joined Fischer Tech Ltd as Financial Controller and was one of the key management personnel who assisted the Company in obtaining a Main Board listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange in July 2001. In January 2004, he was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In November 2017, he oversaw the divestment of Fischer Tech Ltd to a private equity fund and its subsequent delisting. Between August 2018 and November 2019, Mr Tan worked in Rigel Technology (S) Pte Ltd as its Group Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the full spectrum of financial reporting, taxation, treasury and regulatory function of the Group, including information technology and evaluation of potential business opportunities. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Ngo Yit Sung
• Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical – Mechatronics (First Class Honours), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005
• Ph.D.: Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2012
Mr. Ngo is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 15 April 2021. He is responsible for the Group’s overall business development, corporate communications, as well as executing strategic corporate initiatives for the Group. He was the Business Development Manager of the Company and was responsible for researching and pursuing new business leads for the growth of the Company. Mr. Ngo was a Director at Sino-Lion Communications Pte. Ltd., a financial communications advisory firm, from 2012 to 2021. Prior to that, he was a product engineer at Altera Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Mr. Ngo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Electrical (Mechatronics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Shao Lifang
• Diploma in Accounting and Statistics, Hefei University of Technology, 1998
Ms Shao Lifang is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018. After graduation in 1998, Ms Shao Lifang started her career with Anhui Diantong as an accountant and was responsible for its daily accounting practice. In 2000, she participated in the formation of Shanghai Yinda Science and Technology Industrial Co., Ltd where she was appointed as Finance Manager and oversaw financial and legal matters relating to the group. In 2011, she was promoted as Group Finance Manager of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co. Ltd and has been responsible for the financial health of the entire organisation till date.
Mr Cheam Heng Haw, Howard
Lead Independent Director
• Bachelor’s Degree of Law from King’s College, University of London
• Member of the Law Society of Singapore
Mr Howard Cheam is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. He currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Cheam is an equity partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He currently practices in the specialised field of Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has been involved in many initial public offerings and reverse takeovers.
He has also been involved in both public and private M&A transactions within and outside of Singapore. His experience includes various fund-raising exercises for listed and unlisted companies such as the issue of bond instruments, convertible instruments and placements. In addition, he also handles general corporate and advisory work, such as joint ventures, trade transactions and investments.Mr Cheam is involved in continuing sponsorship activities whereby he is a registered professional with the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd.
Mr Aw Eng Hai
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), National University of Singapore, 1992
• Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore
Mr Aw Eng Hai is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 29 October 2020. Mr Aw is a public accountant and a partner of Foo Kon Tan LLP where he is in charge of the various departments providing specialist advisory services. He has more than 18 years of experience providing business advisory services to companies. Prior to joining the commercial sector, Mr Aw was an investigator in the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) where he was involved in complex commercial fraud investigation. Mr Aw is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Fellow of Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore (IPAS) and a member of INSOL International.
Mr Chua Hoe Sing
• Master of Business Administration (Accountancy), Nanyang Technological University, 1994
• Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (First Class Honors), National University of Singapore, 1986
Mr Chua Hoe Sing is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 12 November 2020. He is the Managing Director of HSC Glaston, Ismart Synergy, and GS Packaging & Design Pte Ltd. Mr Chua has more than 33 years of industrial experience covering various aspects of corporate governance, company structuring and restructuring, merger and acquisition, and human capital management for multi-national corporations, as well as family and privately held organizations across various industries. He has held various senior corporate roles in the past including Regional Director for Prudential Corporation Asia, CHRO for Citic-Prudential China, Group EVP of Corporate Services & HR for Mediacorp, Asia Pacific Regional Director for Citigroup, Divisional Director for Cathay Organisation. He was also a Board Remuneration Committee member for Singapore National Kidney Foundation from 2006 to 2017, President of Singapore Swimming Club from 2012 to 2016, and was a lecturer on Strategic Management for Nanyang Technological University from 2014 to 2016.
Ms Tang Qun
• MBA, Master’s Degree with Tongji University, 2001
• Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering, Shanghai University for Science and Technology, 1991
Ms. Tang Qun is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 9 February 2018. She is the Chairwoman of Nominating committee and is a member of our Audit and Remuneration Committee.
Ms. Tang started her career in China Zhenhua (Group) Technology Limited Co. and assumed the position of multi-media business department’s vice manager in 1991 before she further went on and developed her career in the human resources field, working with Zuoyou Human Resources Consulting Co. Ltd. as a consultant. After that, she progressed and assumed the position as Manager of Human Resources of Product Development at Kingdee Software (China) Co. Ltd, there, she was in charge of directing system projects of enterprises’ like McDonald’s (China), the Business Bank of Shenzhen, FUJI XEROX, and Fed Ex, etc. She is currently working with AVIC International Holding Corporation working as their Senior Project Manager and co- currently in charge of the planning and development of enterprise strategy and the management of investments.