Chief Executive Officer
Darco Water Technologies Limited
Mr. Kong Chee Keong
Chief Executive Officer
Chee Keong is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years of experience in corporate development, private equity investment, accounting and corporate governance, corporate advisory and project management for both public and private companies. He has developed and managed several infrastructural projects for listed companies by structuring the projects to on-board investors and partners, working with government agencies, technical consultants and contractors in constructing the plants.
He held key positions in finance such as chief financial officer and corporate management of infrastructural sectors. Started his career with Ernst & Young LLP, then private equity arm of ING Barings before progressing into several corporate roles including Audit Committee Chairman of various public listed companies.
Chee Keong 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
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Zhao Yong Chang 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 will be responsible for supervising the group’s operation in terms of project sales and execution. Mr Zhao will also be leading the development of investment projects to bring more recurring income. He assists the CEO in the formation of Group’s policies. In addition, Mr Zhao is the Managing Director of Wuhan Kaidi Water Services Co., Ltd (“WHKD”).
Mr. Zhao holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree from National University of Singapore. Mr Zhao grew from a diligent engineer, to an efficient manager and a determined director. Mr. Zhao will contribute to the steady growth of the Group by leveraging on his extensive networks in China, Singapore and other ASEAN countries.
Mr. Teh Chun Sem
Mr. Teh Chun Sem is the Company’s Financial Controller and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial, account matters and risk function. Prior to joining Darco, he has more than 7 years of external auditing experience with various professional firms. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore).
Mr. Phua Kia Chik
Darco Water System Sdn Bhd
Mr. Phua Kia Chik is the Managing Director of Darco Water Systems Sdn. Bhd (“DWS”), responsible for DWS’s overall management and operations of DWS in relation to our business in the central and southern regions of Peninsula Malaysia. Mr. Phua is a Bachelor of Engineering (NUS) and MBA (USA) degrees holder, begins his career as a Project Engineer in 1986 for a Quarry. He moves on in 1989 as a Sales Engineer specializing in the sales of equipment and systems to the Palm Oil Industry. He left as the Marketing Director and join Centrimax Engineering Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Salcon Engineering Bhd as Executive Director. Since 1996, he has helmed several engineering divisions and subsidiaries for PWC Sdn. Bhd., Salcon Pte. Ltd. Singapore and Bolton Berhad, a company listed in the main Board of KLSE.
The Industries that he has been involved in his 33 years working experience are Quarry, Roadworks, Metal Engineering, Palm Oil, Water, Wastewater and Environment.
Mr. David Heng Tang Ching
Director & General Manager
PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd
David was appointed as the General Manager and Director of PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd (PV) since 2001. He is responsible for the general management inclusive of profit & loss of PV, a company that specialise in Vacuum Application System for both Industrial and Commercial Application. David has a Master from The University of South Australia and more than 25 years’ experience in this field. He was an invited speaker at the Institution of Engineers (Singapore); Ngee Ann Polytechnic for Mechanical / Electrical (Vacuum) Services, 11th Joint Meeting between Singapore Business Federation & Chinese International Econ. Corp Association (CIECA), a member of the working group that developed the Singapore Standard on Code of Practice for Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System-SS642:2019 and an invited council member of Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.