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Board of Directors
LIM KIAN ONN
Chairman, Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He served his articleship with KMG Thomson McLintock in London and was a consultant with Andersen Consulting from 1981 to 1984. Between 1984 and 1993, Mr Lim was with Hong Leong Group, Malaysia as Executive Director in the stockbroking arm responsible for corporate finance, research and institutional sales.
Mr Lim founded the Libra Capital Group in 1994 and co-founded the ECM Libra Group in 2002. The holding company of the ECM Libra Group, ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad (“ECMLFG”) is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa”). Mr Lim is the Managing Director and substantial shareholder of ECMFG, a Director of Air Asia X Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa and a trustee of ECM Libra Foundation.
OH TEIK KHIM
Mr Oh has more than 30 years of experience in finance and general management and has been the Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Financial Officer of the Plato Group since 2001. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Oh has served in various senior positions in the Hong Leong Group Malaysia.
Mr Oh is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr Kan was the Finance Director of BAT (Singapore) Ltd and Singapore Tobacco Co (Private) Ltd ("BAT Group") from 1969 to 1999. Prior to joining the BAT Group, Mr Kan was a practising accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (now KPMG) in Singapore from 1967. Mr Kan had been an independent director of Singapore Exchange-listed Vibropower Corporation Ltd and OSIM International Ltd before he resigned in 2015 and 2010 respectively.
Mr Kan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Mr Kan is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Kan has been actively involved in community and charity work. He served as Chairman of the Management Committee of Tanjong Pagar Community Club from 1996 to 2004 and as the Chairman of The Children’s Aid Society (Melrose), a home for disadvantaged children from 2003 to 2014. In recognition of his contributions to the community, Mr Kan was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM – Public Service Medal) in the 1998 National Day Awards.
CHONG HUAI SENG
Mr Chong is a director of The Artling Pte Ltd, an online art advisory and e-commerce company specialising in Asian contemporary art.
Mr Chong previously served as senior investment officer with the Economic Development Board of Singapore for two years, before joining the financial services sector in 1979. Mr Chong was the Managing Director of Vickers Da Costa Securities and John Govett Asia from 1984 to 1994. Between 1994 and 1997, he was the Managing Director of Sesdaq-listed Pan Pacific Public Company Ltd, and was the Vice Chairman and substantial shareholder of Panpac Media Limited from 1998 to 2003.
Mr Chong graduated from the University of Manchester with a Degree in Polymer Physics (First Class Honours).
Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lim joined the Group in September 2009 as Head of Investments, responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Group’s overall investment strategy. Mr Lim became the Chief Executive Officer of the Group in November 2010.
Mr Lim began his career as part of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions practice in Singapore. Prior to joining the Group, he was part of the founding team at Tune Hotels and AirAsia X, where he was responsible for business development and corporate finance activities. He is also currently Managing Partner at Tune Labs, the venture capital arm of the Tune Group.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge.