Chan Lai Thong (John), CEO
Mr Chan Lai Thong was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 28 September 2009, and was appointed Executive Chairman on 17 August 2012. He was subsequently re-designated as Chief Executive Officer on 18 March 2016.
Mr Chan started his career at Keppel FELS in 1980 and was involved in business development in various parts of the world. As Group General Manager, he was instrumental in developing Keppel’s business in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He joined the Al Bawardi Group in United Arab Emirates in 1985 as its vice-president and was responsible for streamlining its operations and spearheading its business development efforts. In 2004, Mr Chan ventured into China and was involved in property development.
Mr Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 1980 and has post-graduate diplomas in Administrative Management and Marketing Management.
Soh Wai Ling (Amy), CFO
Ms Amy Soh Wai Ling is Chief Financial Officer of the Group and currently holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. She oversees the Group’s financial affairs, including corporate finance, merger and acquisition activities, capital management, treasury and investor relations.
Ms Amy Soh has extensive experience in corporate accounting and finance. During her career, she has been involved with various tax and business strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Ms Amy Soh was the Finance Director of HSL Constructor Group in Asia Pacific, and was the Finance Manager with AEI Corporation Ltd.
Ms Amy Soh is a Fellow Member of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant certified by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She holds a Master of Accounting from Curtin University of Technology, Australia as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Allan Kwan, GM & Country Manager (Timor-Leste)
Allan has over 5 years of experience dealing with equity research and financial analysis. He was involved in structuring mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture deals including companies in the offshore and marine industry. Allan graduated from National University of Singapore with B.Eng degree. He is also a qualified CFA.
Chong Seng Huat (Raymond), Country Manager & President (South Africa)
Raymond has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy business. He has a M.Sc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from ESIEE of Paris. Previously, he was the Country Manager of Keppel T&T Ltd in the Philippines providing SI services for major telecom operators and vendors. He was also a Principle Consultant of Philippines National Oil Corporation (PNOC) in renewable energy project planning and development and provided consultancy services to various State Governors and solar developers in the Philippines.
Sugen John Nair, VP (South Africa)
Sugen has over 20 years’ experience in the Mass Communications and Telecommunications industry and has worked with major companies in South Africa and other parts of Africa. He was previously the CEO of OneWorld Telecoms Pte Ltd, a company providing global voice and data solutions to major telecoms companies in various parts of the world. He has a Diploma in Public Relations and Communications.
Tan Chee Keong, Country Manager (Indonesia)
Chee Keong has over 10 years of diverse experience covering project management, strategic & market planning as well as sales & business development in China. He specializes in production management, plant operations and factory start-ups in heavy industries.
Chee Keong has a B.Sc in Material Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Project Management from University of Sydney.