Mr Low Weng Fatt, the Managing Director and CEO of the Group, was appointed to the Board of Chasen Holdings Limited since 2007. He was instrumental in ensuring the success of the reverse acquisition of China Entertainment Sports Ltd, which led to the listing of the Chasen Group on SESDAQ (now known as Catalist) and transferred to the Mainboard in February 2013. As Managing Director and CEO, Mr Low is responsible for establishing the strategic growth direction for the Group, providing leadership to ensure success of the Group’s operation in the region and continues to identify new business opportunities for the Group.
Mr Low joined Chasen Logistics Services as a Project Manager in 1996. He was responsible for project management, operational and technical support, service consultation and after-sales support. He recognized and identified the growth potential of the specialist relocation business in his early years with the Company and focused on the development and growth of this niche logistics business. He gradually built up the Group’s operational capability, strengthened its efficiency and management in Third Party Logistics services and complementary Technical & Engineering businesses.
Mr Low successfully replicated the business success of the Singapore operations when in late 2003, the Group commenced operations in PRC; in Malaysia in 2005 and in Vietnam in 2009. PRC and Malaysia now contribute substantial revenue to be classified as a distinct geographical segment. The regional success resulted in the Group achieving a historical high revenue of S$101.5 million in 2014 and establishing this as the benchmark for the Group annual revenue since. This impressive accomplishment when compared to the S$16 million revenue the Group recorded when it was first listed in 2007 has since been established as the benchmark annual revenue of the Group.
Mr Low intends to continue extending the Group’s services to other geographical markets as well as the scope of the business segments and to grow the Group’s bottom line through greater operational efficiency.
SIAH BOON HOCK
Mr Siah Boon Hock, the Executive Director of the Group, was appointed to the Board of Chasen Holdings Limited since 2007. Besides assisting the Managing Director and CEO in operational matters and following up new business opportunities, he is also the Managing Director for Hup Lian Engineering Group.
Mr Siah as Executive Director has direct responsibility for the business success and growth of the abovenamed operating subsidiary with the head of its subsidiaries reporting directly to him. He is also responsible for evaluating and securing Board approval, establishment of legal framework and successful execution of major projects in the Technical & Engineering business segment that require specifc project funding and resources procured through the parent company that is over and above the normal working capital of the subsidiary involved in the project.
Mr Siah brings with him more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, which include being a regional sales manager responsible for the sales and market development of supply chain management solutions to personal computer OEMs with internationally recognized brands such as Apple, IBM, Compaq (now known as Hewlett Packard) in Asia. Prior to joining Chasen, Mr Siah was a director with Ascomp Cyberware International Pte Ltd from 2000 to 2001, where he managed the sales development of the trading company.
YAP KOON BEE @ LOUIS YAP
Mr Yap Koon Bee @ Louis Yap, a Non-Executive Director of the Group, was appointed to the Board of Chasen Holdings Limited since 2007. He founded the business in 1995 and managed the Group’s business until 2001 when he retired from active business management but remains a Non-Executive Director of the Group. His involvement in the industry since the early 60s brings along with him substantial experiences especially in the business of labour supply, transportation as well as warehousing operations. As a Non-Executive Director, Mr Yap acts as an advisor to the Group and continues to provide business network and market contacts to the Group and its subsidiaries.
NG JWEE PHUAN @ FREDERICK (ERIC)
Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
Mr Ng Jwee Phuan @ Frederick (Eric) was appointed as a Non-Executive Chairman of Chasen Holdings Limited on 14 August 2014 and continues to be an Independent Director.
He has been the Principal Consultant of Chadway Management Service Pte Ltd since 1982. He is responsible for providing operational management, planning and executing growth strategies, merger and acquisitions activities and corporate finance services to companies in Singapore and the region, including the PRC. He also advises on business growth and globalization strategies, capital market and corporate governance issues and is an active capital market intermediary matching capital (from institutions, public and private equity funds) with business (including publicly listed companies). He also provides advisory services for companies in their public listing via an IPO or RTO on regional stock exchanges.
Mr Ng is also active in various societies and institutions, being a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Singapore Human Resource Institute. He had served as District Governor for Singapore of Lions Clubs International from 2002 to 2003.
Mr Ng also sits on the Boards of GBM Gold Limited assuming its Chairmanship on 1 January 2014; Richfield International Limited and Ephraim Resources Ltd (previously known as WAG Ltd), all listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
TAN SIN HUAT DENNIS
Mr Tan Sin Huat Dennis was appointed as an Independent Director of Chasen Holdings Limited on 31 July 2009. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Tan also serves on the Boards of P99 Holdings Ltd., and Renewable Energy Asia Group Ltd.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Organizational Leadership and Executive Coaching from the Civil Service Institute, Singapore and the Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom respectively.
CHEW MUN YEW
Mr Chew Mun Yew was appointed as an Independent Director of Chasen Holdings Limited on 5 August 2013. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Chew was a Non-Executive Director of Chasen Logistics Services Limited from September 2012 where he provided an advisory role to the company on the growth and business strategies for the Group.
Mr Chew brings with him a span of 32 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain & Procurement Management of which 22 years are at senior management level. He worked at TAS (now SingTel), Hewlett-Packard Company and subsequently joined a greenfield wafer fab start-up TECH Semiconductor (S) Pte Ltd that counts Texas Instrument as technology partner. He served as Director of Procurement and Materials Management from 1991 at TECH Semiconductor and was also a Director of Procurement in the Shared Service Centre of Micron Semiconductor Asia from 2010 till 2012.
Mr Chew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (2nd class upper honours) in Electrical & Electronic from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Singapore Institute of Management