Aw Cheok Huat, Chairman of the Board and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Aw Cheok Huat was appointed to the Board on 15 August 2018 as a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director. He is Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Aw is the Managing Director of MS Corporate Finance Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate finance firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, RTO and corporate restructuring. He has more than 25 years of experience in this field having been involved in assignments for various groups over a cross section of diverse industries. In addition, he has been involved in investment and private equity transactions working in conjunction with various groups in this industry. Mr Aw is also the non-independent and non-executive chairman of ICP Ltd, a company listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

Mr Aw holds a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.

Sin Boon Ann, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Sin Boon Ann was appointed to the Board on 10 September 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr Sin received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees from the National University of Singapore and his Master of Laws from the University of London. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1987 and was a member of the teaching staff of the law faculty, National University of Singapore before leaving in 1992 to join Drew & Napier LLC.

Mr Sin was the Deputy Managing Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate and Finance Department and the Co-head of the Capital Markets Practice before he retired to be a consultant with the firm in March 2018. Mr Sin was a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC from 1996 to 2011.

In appreciation of his valuable public services rendered to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Sin was conferred the Singapore National Day Award – “The Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) (BBM)” in 2018 and “The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) (PBM)” in 2013 by the President of Singapore. In addition, in recognition of his constant support and contributions to the Labour Movement, Mr Sin received the NTUC May Day Award – “Distinguished Service Award” in 2018, “Meritorious Service Award” in 2013 and “Friends of Labour Award” in 2003.

Mr Sin is an independent director in a number of listed companies in Singapore, including OUE Limited, TIH Limited, HRnetGroup Limited and Rex International Holding Limited.

Loo Cheng Guan, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Loo Cheng Guan was appointed to the Board on 10 September 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Loo founded Vermilion Gate in 2014 and formally launched it in 2016 as an advisory firm focused on cross-border M&As.

Mr Loo has been non-executive Chairman of 1RocksteadGIP Fund II Pte Ltd., a private equity fund since 2013. He is also chairman of Precursor Group, a Singapore-based accounting firm and honorary director of Pantheon Assets, a multi-family office in China.

In addition, Mr Loo sits on the boards of SGX-listed companies, Valuetronics Holdings Ltd, and Mirach Energy Ltd, as an independent director, and of several other private companies including Fortrec Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Amalgam Capital Partners Pte Ltd and Brash Asia Pte Ltd.

Mr Loo had previously sat on a number of listed companies in Singapore, China and Canada, including C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd as executive director, Advance SCT Ltd and MAP Technology Holdings Ltd as independent director, Grandblue Environment Co., Ltd and Blackbird Energy Ltd both as non-executive director.