Mr. Sim Guan Seng

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Sim Guan Seng was appointed as Lead Independent Director of our Company on 6 July 2019 and re-designated as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 13 July 2021. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Sim has over three decades of experience in accounting and auditing related fields. He started his career in 1983 at Arthur Anderson as an auditor, then he joined GK Goh Stockbrokers (S) Pte Ltd as an operations manager in 1987. In 1992, he established a sole proprietorship to practise as a public accountant and merged his practice with Baker Tilly TFW in 2004. He was the Managing Partner of Baker Tilly TFW from 2010 to 2019. He is currently a partner of Baker Tilly TFW LLP.

Mr. Sim has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is also a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a certified internal auditor (as conferred by the Institute of Internal Auditors).

Mr. Kong Chee Keong

Executive Director

Mr. Kong Chee Keong was appointed as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Company on 1 September 2021. Mr. Kong is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years of experience of corporate development, private equity investment as well as accounting and corporate governance. In the past decade, he developed and managed several energy projects. This includes identifying and structuring projects to on-board partners such as Engie, LG Energy and Berkeley Energy, negotiate with government agencies for permits and concession rights, with technical consultants and contractors for the plant construction.

Throughout his career, he held key positions in finance such as Chief Financial Officer and corporate management of several early stage ventures in the renewable energy and healthcare industry. He provided corporate advisory and project management services to both public and private companies. Started his career with Ernst & Young LLP, then private equity arm of ING Barings before progressing into several corporate roles including CFO and directors of private and public companies.

Mr. Kong holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He is a full member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr. Zhao Yong Chang

Executive Director

Mr. Zhao Yong Chang was appointed as Executive Director on 30 June 2021. He is currently the Chairman of Investment Committee. Mr. Zhao is a veteran in the water and environmental business. During his 30 years professional experience, he was involved in the proposal, design, construction, commissioning, and operation of various projects and plants. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Zhao is responsible for supervising the group’s operation in terms of project sales and execution. Mr. Zhao also takes the lead in the development of new investment projects for the Group. In addition, he assists the CEO in the formation of the Group’s policies.

Mr. Zhao holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree from National University of Singapore. Mr. Zhao contributes to the steady growth of the Group by leveraging on his extensive networks in China, Singapore and other ASEAN countries.

Ms. Gn Jong Yuh Gwendolyn

Independent Director

Ms. Gn Jong Yuh Gwendolyn was appointed as the Independent Director of our Company on 2 May 2019. She is currently the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee.

Ms. Gn has more than 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer, specialising in corporate finance and capital markets in Singapore and the Asian region. Ms. Gn is currently an Equity Partner in ShookLin & Bok LLP where she actively advises both Main Board and Catalist listed companies, SMEs, MNCs and financial institutions on areas of fund raising, IPOs / RTOs / dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and corporate governance. Ms. Gn graduated with LLB Hons (Second Upper) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and was called to the Singapore bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1995. Ms. Gn is a winner of the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award 2014 in Singapore for Capital Markets and has been recognised as a leading capital markets and corporate finance lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers. She has been named as an expert in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers.

Mdm. Ong Joo Mien Joanna

Independent Director

Mdm. Ong Joo Mien Joanna was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 2 May 2019. She is currently the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committee. Mdm. Ong has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management.

Mdm. Ong is currently the Director of J.Ong Business Services, a corporate services consulting firm, which specialises in providing finance services and management strategy to SMEs in Singapore.

Prior to establishing her consultancy firm, Mdm. Ong was the Vice-President of Finance under the consumer market group in StarHub Limited (listed in SGX-ST).

Prior to StarHub, she has worked for more than 10 years with Singapore Cable Vision Ltd. She started her career with Price Waterhouse CPA before joining Singapore Cable Vison Ltd.

Mdm. Ong has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. She is a member of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Singapore Institute of Directors.

She is currently an Independent director and chair of the audit committee at Asian Pay Television Trust (listed business trust in SGX-ST).