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Board of Directors

A vision for growth

Our Board of Directors comprises individuals who inspire through their strong leadership. Together, they give Teckwah our direction, making decisions that bring the Group forward while exercising strong corporate governance.

Mr Thomas Chua Kee Seng

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr Chua was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Ltd (“the Company”) on 1 April 2002, having been appointed to the Board on 30 June 1983 and having served as Deputy Chairman since July 1999. He is also a member of the Nominating Committee.

He is the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a Nominated Member of Parliament.

Mr Chua began his career with Teckwah in May 1979 as a Management Trainee. Thereafter he progressed and worked his way up the organisation’s hierarchy and was eventually promoted as Managing Director in 1989.

Mr Chua obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Nanyang University in 1979.

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Mr Ng Nai Ping

Executive Director

Mr Ng was appointed as Executive Director of the Board on 15 February 1995 and was re-elected to the Board on 27 April 2016. He has served as a member of the Audit Committee from 1995 to December 2002 when he stepped down in compliance with Principle 11 of the Code of Corporate Governance.

Mr Ng joined Teckwah in February 1995 as the Corporate Planning and Finance Director. He is presently the Executive Director, responsible for the Group’s Finance, Corporate Communication, InfoComm Technology and the Non-Print Related Business, which includes third-party logistics, reverse logistics, and mission critical parts logistics management. He began his career with the United Overseas Bank Group in 1980 and during his 15 years with the Bank, gained experience in trade banking, real estate financing, corporate banking, and regional branch management.

Mr Ng graduated from the Nanyang University in 1980 with an Honours Degree in Business Management and Business Finance.

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Ms Mai Ah Ngo

Executive Director

Ms Mai was appointed as Executive Director of the Board on 25 June 1993 and was re-elected to the Board on 27 April 2016. She is currently in charge of Print-Related Business and Human Resource.

Ms Mai began her career with Teckwah in 1982 as a Sales & Marketing Assistant Manager and was promoted to Production Planning Manager in 1985. In 1988, she was transferred to Teckwah Printing to assume the post of Deputy Managing Director, and was promoted to Managing Director in 1989. In 1990, she was re-assigned as Operations Director, and was responsible for the Group’s operations in Singapore. By 1993, her portfolio was increased to include overseeing the Group’s operations in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Indonesia, and in 1998 and 1999, she was responsible for the Group Supply Chain business and Technology Licensing Programme. Her position and job scope require her to travel regularly between the various countries to develop and identify potential licensees and set up operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms Mai graduated from the Nanyang University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and obtained her Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore in 1997.

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Mr Peter Chan Pee Teck

Lead Independent Director

Mr Chan was appointed as Independent Director on 12 September 1991. He has been the Chairman of the Nominating Committee since 20 March 2002, and a member of the Audit Committee since 15 April 1994. Mr Chan was appointed as the Lead Independent Director since 23 February 2006. He was re-elected to the Board on 24 April 2015.

Mr Chan started his private equity career in 1987 with one of the earliest World Bank-sponsored private equity firms in Asia focusing on small and medium growth enterprises. This was followed by him joining ING Baring Asia Private Equity as Managing Director in 1996 to start up its investment programme across ASEAN, in India, China, Taiwan and South Korea before he set up Crest Capital Asia in 2004.

Mr Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 with a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy (Honours) and is a Fellow member of the CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

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Mr John Lim Hwee Chiang

Independent Director

Mr Lim was appointed as Independent Director on 17 February 1994. He has been the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since 20 March 2002, a member of the Audit Committee since 15 April 1994 and a member of the Nominating Committee since 20 March 2002. He was re-elected to the Board on 22 April 2014.

Mr Lim is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited (“ARA”) since its establishment. He is a Non- Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited, ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited, ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of APM Property Management Pte. Ltd., Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd. and the management council of The Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 2197 (Suntec City). In addition, Mr Lim is the Chairman of the Property Management Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Managing Director of Chinese Chamber Realty Private Limited and a Director of the Financial Board of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore.

Mr Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has received many notable corporate awards. These include the PERE Global Awards 2016 Industry Figure of the Year: Asia, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Singapore 2012, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Financial Services 2012, and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr Lim, along with the Board of Directors of ARA, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.

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Mr Lim Lee Meng

Independent Director

Mr Lim was appointed as Independent Director on 18 February 1994. He has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee since 15 April 1994, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He was re-elected to the Board on 24 April 2015.

Mr Lim is an Executive Director of LeeMeng Capital Pte Ltd. He is also an Independent Director of Tye Soon Ltd and ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited.

Mr Lim graduated from the Nanyang University in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy). He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Hull (1992), a Diploma in Business Law from the National University of Singapore (1989) and an ICSA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

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Mr Gerard Tan Wee Seng

Independent Director

Mr Tan is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Singapore. He was appointed as lndependent Director on 20 February 2013 and was re-elected to the Board on 27 April 2016. He was also appointed as member of the Audit Committee on 20 February 2013.

Mr Tan is also an lndependent Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Kronologi Asia Berhad, a Director of Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Ltd and a Director and Treasurer of the Singapore lnstitute of Directors. He currently also serves on the boards and committees of various non-profit organisations.

Mr Tan has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the University of Singapore. He is also a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) and a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

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Mr Lee Chee Sit

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee was appointed as Non-Executive Director in 1991. He was appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee on 28 April 2004. He was re-elected to the Board on 24 April 2015.

Succeeding the founder of Lian Thye & Co Pte Ltd, Mr Lee is currently the Executive Director and is responsible for the strategic planning and general management of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the toy industry.

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