Mr. Siew Yew Khuen (“Mr. David Siew”) is a co-founder of our Group. He was appointed as a Director on 16 January 2017 and re-designated as a chairman, executive Director and chief executive officer of our Company on 8 March 2017. Mr. David Siew has been the director of TOMO-CSE since its inception in October 1995, where he oversees all aspects of the operations of our Group including sales/marketing, product planning/development, merchandising, strategic planning, corporate policies and new business initiative.
Mr. David Siew is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of start-up and business operational experience, including experience in the supply, manufacture and installation of passenger vehicle leather upholstery, as well as supply and installation of electronic accessories. Under his leadership, our Group has become the number one passenger vehicle interior modification service provider in terms of revenue in Singapore in 2016 (source: Frost & Sullivan Report), dealing in leather upholstery and electronic accessories (such as systems integration for digital video recorders, navigation systems, in-car multimedia entertainment system, reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, etc).
In 1980, Mr. David Siew co-founded Tomo General Contractors Pte Ltd (‘‘Tomo GC’’) which principally supplied passenger vehicle accessories products and provided installation services in later years. In 1986, he co-founded Tomo Auto Sound Pte. Ltd. (‘‘Tomo Sound’’) with Ms. Lee to supply passenger vehicle accessories to authorised passenger vehicle distributors and dealers in Singapore. In 1990, he co-founded Tomo Auto Leather Pte Ltd (‘‘Tomo Leather’’) to supply leather upholstery products and installation services to authorised passenger vehicle distributors and dealers in Singapore. During the years leading up to the incorporation of TOMO-CSE, Mr. David Siew had established strong business relationships with the numerous authorised passenger vehicle distributors and dealers in Singapore. In October 1995, Mr. David Siew and Ms. Lee co-founded TOMO-CSE to supply and install passenger vehicle leather upholstery, and to supply and install passenger vehicle electronic accessories for the Singapore market. In 1996, Mr. David Siew sold his interest in Tomo Leather and in 2001, both Tomo GC and Tomo Sound were voluntarily dissolved as Mr. David Siew decided to focus on the business operations of TOMO-CSE to carry-on the business in supplying passenger vehicle leather upholstery and electronic accessories.
Ms. Lee Lai Fong is a co-founder of our Group. She was appointed as a Director on 16 January 2017 and re-designated as an executive Director of our Company on 8 March 2017. She is currently the director of finance and administration at TOMO-CSE, where she is responsible for finance, treasury and administration matters of our Group. Ms. Lee is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of start-up and business operational experience, including in the manufacture, supply and installation of passenger vehicle leather upholstery, and the supply and installation of electronic accessories.
In 1980, Ms. Lee joined Tomo GC as a senior manager. In 1986, she co-founded Tomo Sound with Mr. David Siew to supply passenger vehicle accessories to major car dealers in Singapore. In October 1995, Ms. Lee and Mr. David Siew co-founded TOMO-CSE to supply and install passenger vehicle leather upholstery, and to supply and install electronic accessories to the Singapore market.
Mr. Siew Yew Wai (“Mr. Richard Siew”) was appointed as a Director on 16 January 2017 and re-designated as an executive Director of our Company on 8 March 2017. Mr. Richard Siew is currently the director of sales and marketing at TOMO-CSE.
Mr. Richard Siew started his career in June 1987 at NCS Pte. Ltd. (‘‘NCS’’), a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Limited, in Singapore as a systems analyst cum programmer, where he was first deployed to the Ministry of Education, Singapore to assist in the development of the mainframe computer programming of various application systems. In June 1990, he was deployed to the National Computer Board as an information technology consultant where he advised and assisted Singapore’s small and medium enterprises to automate and improve productivity by utilising information technology. In April 1997, Mr. Richard Siew returned to NCS as an account director where he was responsible for the business development and sales of information and communications technology projects and services to the higher education sector. In January 2015, he joined the Group to assist Mr. David Siew to further expand our Group’s businesses.
Mr. Richard Siew obtained a bachelor of science degree in information systems from the National University of Singapore in June 1987.
Mr. Clarence Tan Kum Wah was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 23 June 2017. Since January 2017, he has been the non-executive director of GlobalRoam Group Ltd (‘‘GlobalRoam’’, together with its subsidiaries ‘‘GR Group’’), a group that primarily provides integrated communications technology to the telecommunication companies in the Southeast Asian region. GlobalRoam was the first company in Singapore to be traded on the over-the counter exchange managed by Phillips Securities Pte. Ltd. in 2007. Mr. Tan founded GR Group in January 2001 and had served as its chief executive officer since its inception till July 2016, when he relinquished his role and was re-designated as executive deputy chairman until December 2016.
Concurrently, since October 2016, Mr. Tan has been a director of STT Connect Pte. Ltd., a private cloud service provider and a joint venture between STT GDC Pte. Ltd. (wholly-owned by Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd.) and GR Group. Since December 2016, Mr. Tan has also been a director of ICMG Financial Services Pte. Ltd.; a joint venture between ICMG Co, Ltd., ACA Partners Pte. Ltd. and ACA Inc.; a management consultancy company that offers merger and acquisition and alliance services to Asian and Japanese enterprises. Prior to GR Group, Mr. Tan was a director of Pinnz Pte Ltd, the holding company of its subsidiaries including Pinnz Networks (HK) Limited and Pinnz Network Pte Ltd, from August 1999 to its dissolution in June 2007. Pinnz Pte Ltd was a telecommunications company which provided services such as voice over internet protocol services.
Apart from his career commitments, Mr. Tan also holds key positions in other areas of society. He was awarded a Phoenix Mentor by The Phoenix Award Committee in 2002, which his main role as a Phoenix Mentor then was to mentor founders of start-ups. He had served in the Singapore People’s Association Sembawang Community Club Management Community from 2012 to 2016 and currently holds the rank of Colonel in the national service unit under the Guards formation in the Singapore Armed Forces (‘‘SAF’’). Mr. Tan was bestowed the honour and privilege to be the Parade Commander for Singapore’s National Day Parade in 2012 and was accorded The Commendation Medal (Military) and The Long Service Medal (Military), in 2010 and 2015 respectively, for his distinguished service in the SAF.
Mr. Tan obtained a bachelor of science degree in information technology from the University of Southern Queensland in March 1994 through long distance learning conducted in Singapore and a master’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore in October 2004.
Mr. Lim Cher Hong was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 23 June 2017. Mr. Lim is an entrepreneur with 24 years of experience in the information technology (‘‘IT’’) industry with expertise in designing, developing, deploying, enhancing and maintaining large scale enterprise IT systems. In 1997, Mr. Lim co-founded RSTN Consulting Pte. Ltd. (‘‘RSTN’’) and has been the group chief executive officer since its inception, where he has successfully grown the company from the beginning of four founders to its current span of around 180 full-time and 460 contract staff across nine countries. RSTN specialises in assisting large multinationals with global deployments of business process management, enterprise content management, document imaging and commission management solutions for clients in industries such as insurance and banking.
Prior to founding RSTN, Mr. Lim was the head of the imaging technology division for Asiasoft (S) Pte Ltd (‘‘Asiasoft’’) between January 1993 and March 1999, where he helped Asiasoft established its core business of document management and workflow in the South East Asian region, especially in Indonesia, where he assisted to grow the business to become a one of the main providers of document and workflow solutions in Indonesia at the time. Mr. Lim was conferred the top salesman award by the Singapore National Achievers Congress in 1997 in recognition of his sales achievement at Asiasoft.
Mr. Lim was the chairman of Young PAP (youth wing of the ruling People’s Action Party) Serangoon branch in Singapore from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Lim had served as the vice chairman of the Singapore Enterprise Chapter of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation from 2009 to 2013. He was appointed as the chief consultant for culture and trade by the Shandong Qufu People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China in 2010.
Mr. Lim obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia in August 1993 and a master of science degree in knowledge management from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University in June 2008, which also saw him awarded the LexisNexis Gold Medal for the academic year 2007 to 2008 for his outstanding academic records of sufficient merit in the programme.
Mr. Gary Chan Ka Leung was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 23 June 2017. Mr. Chan is a seasoned finance executive and an entrepreneur. He has advised companies across various disciplines and industries including consumer products and services, financial services, food and beverage, logistics, media, renewable energy, recruitment services, and technology. In 2014, he joined CFO (HK) Limited, a company licensed by The CFO Centre Group Limited to provide services of time-shared chief financial officers to client companies in the Greater China region and is currently the Greater China chief executive officer.
Mr. Chan was also the corporate finance director of TNG (Asia) Limited, a financial technology company based in Hong Kong, between April 2015 and February 2017. He has assisted in the company’s successful application of the stored value facility license to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (‘‘HKMA’’), with the license being granted in August 2016. During the process, Mr. Chan has overseen the process of fulfilling all the necessary business requirements set out by the HKMA including internal controls and placement of its senior management team.
From August 2009 to August 2013, Mr. Chan was a partner at Creat Capital Company Limited (‘‘Creat’’), a company that focuses on private equity investments. During his tenure, Mr. Chan reported to the board of directors and was involved in the origination of corporate advisory and corporate finance transactions for Creat.
Mr. Chan started his career with KPMG in Toronto, Canada in 1998 under that firm’s real estate practice. In January 2001, he joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong as an accountant under that firm’s reorganisation services group and his last position held was manager before he moved to Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Ltd., a service company of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, as manager from June 2005 to March 2007. From March 2007 to February 2009 Mr. Chan assumed the position of an associate in the fixed income, currency and commodities division of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong.
Mr. Chan obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada in May 1998 and a master’s degree in accounting from the same university in October 1998. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in Canada in 2000.
Mr. Chan has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of LHN Limited, the shares of which are listed on the catalist board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX symbol: 41O), since June 2017.
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