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Board of Directors

Mr Tan Boon Kheng (Managing Director)

Mr Tan Boon Kheng is the Group Managing Director. He was also the Acting Chairman until 1 October 2013. He joined the Group in 1983 upon his graduation from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in mechanical engineering. His primary responsibilities are strategic planning and business development. Mr Tan was instrumental in the Group’s foray into the overseas markets and expansion into the power generation business. Mr Tan has been accredited as a Qualified Fire Safety Manager by the Singapore Joint Civil Defence Force since 1982.

Mr Tan Boon Yew (Executive Director)

Mr Tan Boon Yew joined the group in 1981 and is responsible for the management and supervision of the marine-based fire fighting and protection business.

Mr Tan Boon Siang (Executive Director)

Mr Tan Boon Siang joined the group in 1993 and is responsible for the management and supervision of the land-based fire fighting and protection business. He has been accredited as a qualified fire safety manager by the Singapore Joint Civil Defense Force since 1994.

Mr Tay Kah Chye (Independent Chairman)

Mr Tay Kah Chye was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, and Chairman of the Board on 1 October 2013. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. He is currently the Executive Chairman of CLMV Consult Net Private Limited, a regional consulting company headquartered in Singapore and the Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Group (comprising PATA Consultancy Private Limited and PATA International Enterprise Private Limited). He has served as the Honorary Advisor of ASEAN Bankers Association, a regional banking industry group from 2008 to 2010. Prior to his retirement on 31 December 2007, Mr Tay was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Finance Corporation Limited, a regional merchant bank based in Singapore and owned by various leading banks and financial institutions in ASEAN since 1991. Mr Tay has vast experience in banking and finance. Mr Tay was with Citibank N.A. Singapore Branch, where he started his banking career in 1973. His last held position in Citibank was Vice President and Head of its Corporate Marketing Group. During his 18 years with Citibank, he held various positions in banking operations, credit management and marketing. Mr Tay was a director of Cambodia Mekong Bank Public Limited from 2003 to 2012 and his last held position was Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also an Independent Director of Wilmar International Limited and Chemical Industries (Far East) Ltd. Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics from the then University of Singapore.

Mr Seah Hai Yang (Independent Director)

Mr Seah Hai Yang was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on 25 September 2007 and was last re-elected at the AGM held on 31 July 2013. Mr Seah is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is a Director and founder of a consultancy company which provides accounting consultancy and corporate secretarial support services. Prior to establishing his own company, he held senior appointments in accounting and finance with private and public companies in various industries. Mr Seah graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Accountancy degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and had acted as the Company Secretary for several public listed companies on the SGX-ST. Mr Seah is currently the Chief Financial Officer of a public company listed on the SGX-ST.

Mr Liew Ah Choy, B.E., Ph.D., P.Eng(S)., P.Eng(M)., F.I.E.S., F.I.E.M., Sr. M.I.E.E.E., P.B.M., PROFESSOR (Independent Director)

Professor Liew was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 20 January 2003. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Professor Liew has extensive experience in the fields of high voltage technology and electrical systems and is currently Professorial Fellow in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (“NUS”), and Director/CEO of EquiVolt Pte Ltd, a specialist consulting company in electrical engineering. Prior to joining NUS, Professor Liew was with the University of Malaya. He has held numerous leadership positions in several academic and professional institutions and has been a specialist consultant to many projects for government agencies and private companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Professor Liew was a Colombo Plan scholar and graduated from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering and has a PhD also from the University of Queensland. He is the recipient of several awards and honours from both academic and professional institutions and a Public Service Award Medal from the President of Singapore.