Board of Directors
Mr Ng is the independent non-executive Chairman and also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He joined the board of SP Chemicals Ltd in 2003. He has extensive experience in the banking and finance industry.
Mr Ng started his career with Citibank in 1971. Since then, he has served in various senior positions with both foreign and local banks. From 1988 to 1997, he was Executive Vice President of OCBC Bank, Singapore, in charge of its International Banking and Financial Institutions business. In 1998, he was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank, Malaysia. Mr Ng was also a Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase from 1999 to 2002, a Managing Director and subsequently a Senior Advisor at UBS AG from 2003 to 2008.
Mr Ng presently serves as an independent director and Audit committee member of Thai Beverage Public Company Ltd. He is also the independent non-executive Chairman of Sing Investments & Finance Limited. He also serves as the independent director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Engro Corporation.
Mr Ong was appointed to our Board on 1 May 2009. He is one of our Independent Non-Executive Director, and Chairman of our Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee. He was a non-executive director of SP Chemicals Ltd from 2008 to 2009. He is also currently the Managing Director and Principal Management Consultant of SharpBender Management Consultants Pte Ltd, a firm specializing in strategizing business growth, fund raising and strategy implementation. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Singapore Management University specializing in Strategy.
Mr Ong brings with him more than 40 years of broad industry experience in the Asia-Pacific region and USA , including engineering, marketing, corporate planning and development, start-up, university lecturing, consultancy, venture capital investment and general management in both public and private sectors.
In 1995, he became the Senior Vice President and Director at the venture capital arm of a Major Singapore Banking Group, he was appointed as Senior Vice President and Director of the Venture Capital subsidiary of the Banking Group. He was leading its venture capital and private equity fund investments in Asia Pacific, including Greater China. Prior to this, he was managing venture investments since 1985 in USA and Singapore in a listed company.
He also taught Business Policy, International Business and Marketing in the Nanyang Technological University and served as consultants to large corporations, statutory board and United Nations.
He also had experiences in construction, building services, petroleum and building materials industries.
Mr Ong was a Singapore Colombo Plan Scholar and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore , a Singapore Registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He served as Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Venture Capital Association and the Institutions of Engineers Singapore, also as President of the NUS MBA Alumni.
Mr Sasmito has been a Non-Executive Director of our Company since its incorporation and also a Non-Executive Director of SP Chemicals Ltd from 2004 to 2009. He has also been a Director of our parent company, AWH, since 1995.
In 1986, Mr Sasmito joined PT Panarub Industry, an integrated shoe manufacturer, as a Marketing Manager. He is the President Commissioner of PT Panarub Industry since 2009.
Mr Sasmito holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the California State University, Fresno, USA, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Chan has been an Executive Director of our Company since its incorporation and has been the CEO of our Group since 1995. Besides being responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of our Group, Mr Chan also supervises our day-to-day operations. Mr Chan has contributed significantly to the growth of our business, and was instrumental in the establishment of our former Yancheng facilities and current Taixing plant.
Mr Chan is also an Executive Officer of our parent company, Asiawide Holdings Pte Ltd (AWH), and a few other companies within our parent group. From 1985 to 1987, Mr Chan was a Loans and Syndication Officer at Asian-American Merchant Bank Limited. In 1988, he joined AWH as a General Manager and was appointed as an Executive Director of AWH in 1990.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from York University, Toronto, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Mr Wira Tjendana is the CFO of our Group since 2001, and is an Executive Director of our Group since 2002.
Mr Tjendana started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick, London, U.K. in 1985. He was an audit manager with KPMG Singapore from 1989 to 1990. Prior to joining our Group, he was CFO of other listed and unlisted companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, United Kingdom.