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Leo Ting Ping Ronald

Leo Ting Ping Ronald

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Leo Ting Ping Ronald, 67, was appointed to our Board on 15 April 2008 and was re-elected on 28 January 2016. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he oversees the day-to-day operations and the Group’s strategic direction and corporate business expansion. Mr Leo also holds directorships in the Group’s subsidiaries and associated companies.

Mr Leo is a civil engineer with over 40 years of post-graduate experience in the industry. From 1974 to 1983, he was a senior structural engineer in the Structural Engineering Department at Housing and Development Board (“HDB”). In 1980, as head of the construction technology unit of HDB, he spearheaded the drive towards prefabrication and mechanisation of the local construction industry. He later joined Eng Hup Heng Construction Pte Ltd from 1983 to 1985 as its general manager and was responsible for construction and management of the company projects, including Housing and Urban Development Corporation, HDB housing, factories, and institutional buildings.

Mr Leo joined Keong Hong Construction Pte. Ltd. (“KH Construction”) in 1985 as Managing Director, where he grew the business from a subcontractor to an established design and build main contractor of BCA A1 Grading. He led the Group to its initial public offering on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 16 December 2011. The Group was subsequently transferred to the Mainboard on 2 August 2016.

Mr Leo graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours and a Master of Science (Construction Engineering) degree from the National University of Singapore, in 1974 and 1977 respectively. He became a member of The Institution of Engineers Singapore and an associate of The Institute of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom, in 1978 and 1992 respectively. He was also registered as a professional engineer with the Singapore Professional Engineers Board in 1979.

Mr Leo is the father of Mr Leo Zhen Wei Lionel, a non-executive and non- independent Director of the Company.

Er Ang Hooa

Er Ang Hooa

Executive Director

Mr Er Mr Er Ang Hooa, 66, joined our Group in 1996. He was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2011 and was re-elected on 24 January 2017. He has been the project director of our wholly-owned subsidiary, KH Construction since June 2010. He is responsible for all operational activities relating to construction projects undertaken by our Group. Mr Er also holds directorships in the Group’s subsidiaries and associated companies.

Prior to being a project director, he was the general manager from 2005 to 2010, assistant general manager from 2001 to 2004 and senior project manager from 1996 to 2000 of KH Construction.

He graduated from University of Dundee, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1978. He also graduated from Imperial College, London with a Master of Science degree in Structural Steel Design in 1985. He obtained a graduate diploma in management and administration from Bradford University, United Kingdom in 1986.

Mr Er is not related to any existing Director, executive officer or substantial shareholder of the Company or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Mr Tan Kah Ghee

Mr Tan Kah Ghee

Executive Director and
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Tan Kah Ghee, 52, joined our Group in October 2012 and was appointed to our Board on 4 December 2017 and was re-elected on 26 January 2018. As the Chief Financial Officer, his responsibilities include overseeing all financial, accounting and corporate secretarial matters of the Group. Mr Tan also holds directorships in the Group’s subsidiaries and associated companies.

Prior to joining our Group, Mr Tan was group financial controller at mainboard listed Asia Enterprises Holding Limited where he was responsible for financial, accounting and corporate secretarial matters. His previous appointments also include executive director of Strategic Capital Partners Pte Ltd where he specialised in financial and corporate advisory services, associate director of APS Services Pte Ltd, finance and business development director of Shunji Matsuo Pte Ltd, business development director of Virgin (Asia) Management Limited and chief financial officer and executive director of Form Holdings Limited.

In 2016, Mr Tan was named Best CFO for listed companies with less than S$300 million in market capitalisation at the Singapore Corporate Awards in recognition of his financial leadership.

Mr Tan is a fellow member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Mr Tan is not related to any existing Director, executive officer or substantial shareholder of the Company or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Lim Jun Xiong Steven

Lim Jun Xiong Steven

Lead Independent Director
Chairman, Audit Committee
Member, Remuneration Committee,
Nominating Committee

Mr Lim Jun Xiong Steven, 63, was appointed to our Board on 22 November 2011 and was re-elected on 24 January 2017.

Mr Lim started his career at 21 PricewaterhouseCoopers before transitioning to the finance industry by joining HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, the Global Wealth Solutions arm of the HSBC Group, in 1985. He took charge of operations, corporate secretarial and systems control in the Trust Division before assuming the position of Managing Director in 1990. He left to become the chief executive officer of SG Trust (Asia) Ltd, a subsidiary of Societe Generale Private Banking, in 2010, a position he held until 2014. He currently provides consultancy advice in the field of global wealth solutions in addition to holding directorships in Bund Centre Investment Ltd, Mirach Energy Limited and Hong Fok Corporation Limited and Emerging Towns & Cities Singapore Ltd.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants in addition to being a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Mr Lim is not related to any existing Director, executive officer or substantial shareholder of the Company or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Chong Weng Hoe

Chong Weng Hoe

Independent Director
Chairman, Nominating Committee
Member, Audit Committee,
Remuneration Committee

Mr Chong Weng Hoe, 54, was appointed to our Board on 22 November 2011 and was re-elected on 28 January 2016.

Mr Chong joined TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd in April 1991 as an engineer. He became the vice president (Electromagnetic Compatibility) in April 1995, senior vice president (Testing) in March 2002 and was appointed the chief executive officer of TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd in January 2008, responsible for its business activities in the ASEAN region, with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. In July 2013, he stepped down as the chief executive officer of TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd but remains as a director of the company to provide support in the development of the business in the region until September 2017. Thereafter, Mr Chong was relocated to TUV SUD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, assuming the position of Executive Vice President.

Mr Chong has over 20 years of experience in financial management, marketing and customer support and project management. He currently sits on the board of HC Surgical Specialists Limited and Regal International Group Limited.

Mr Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and obtained a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (“NTU”) in 1997.

Currently, he is a member of the Singapore National Council for International Electrotechnical Commission and is a member of the Singapore Accreditation Council (Marketing Committee). He is also the President of the NTU Nanyang Business School Alumni and a member of the Exco of the NTU Alumni Council. In the past, Mr Chong and served as the Chairman of the Standardisation task force for the Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER). In 2014 to 2016, Mr Chong gained membership and became Singapore’s representative in the IECEE Policy and Strategic Committee. From 2015 to 2018, Mr Chong served as a member of the Singapore Accreditation Council Marketing Committee.

Mr Chong is not related to any existing Director, executive officer or substantial shareholder of the Company or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Wong Meng Yeng

Wong Meng Yeng

Independent Director
Chairman, Remuneration Committee
Member, Audit Committee,
Nominating Committee

Mr Wong Meng Yeng, 60, was appointed to our Board on 22 November 2011 and was re-elected on 26 January 2018.

Apart from a stint with a United States law firm, Mr Wong has been practising law in Singapore, first in litigation and changing to corporate commercial law in 1989. His practice includes the establishment and structuring of companies, corporate advisory, commercial contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretarial work. He has been a director of Alliance LLC, a law firm in Singapore, since 2001 and currently sits on the board of Baker Technology Ltd and Multi-Chem Ltd.

Mr Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1983 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1984.

Mr Wong is not related to any existing Director, executive officer or substantial shareholder of the Company or any of its principal subsidiaries.

Leo Zhen Wei Lionel

Leo Zhen Wei Lionel

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
Member, Audit Committee,
Nominating Committee

Mr Leo Zhen Wei Lionel, 36, was appointed to our Board on 10 June 2014 and was re-elected on 26 January 2018.

Mr Lionel Leo is a Partner in the Banking and Financial Disputes Practice of Wong Partnership LLP. His main areas of practice involve banking and finance-related disputes, insolvency and restructuring, investigations and asset recovery, arbitration and shareholder disputes.

Prior to joining private practice, Mr Lionel Leo served as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore and as an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has published articles in various academic journals and has taught part-time at both National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University (“SMU”). He is a member of the SMU Faculty Mooting Committee and coaches SMU’s Vis Moot teams.

Mr Lionel Leo was conferred the prestigious Joseph Grimberg Outstanding Young Advocate Award in 2018. The Award seeks to honour the memory of Mr Joseph Grimberg, a highly-regarded former Judicial Commissioner and Senior Counsel in Singapore, and is awarded each year to a young lawyer who has shown excellence in his/her work and achievements, while also displaying outstanding professional excellence and ethical standards.

Mr Lionel Leo graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore. He was placed on the Overall Dean’s List and was awarded the Punch Coomaraswamy Prize for being the top student in the Law of Evidence. He was a member of the university’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team which was a finalist in the competition. He was also awarded the British Chevening Scholarship and Crewe Graduate Scholarship to pursue the BCL Masters degree at the University of Oxford, where he graduated with Distinction in all subjects.

Mr Lionel Leo is the son of the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and substantial shareholder, Mr Leo Ting Ping Ronald.