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Board of Directors
LIM KIAN ONN
Chairman, Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim Kian Onn 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 Group Berhad (“ECMLG”), is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”). Mr Lim is also the Non-Executive Director and substantial shareholder of ECMLG, Deputy Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia, and a trustee of ECM Libra Foundation.
GARETH LIM TZE XIANG
Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Gareth Lim Tze Xiang 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. He is also the Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn, Chief Executive Officer of the Ormond Group which houses the Group’s hospitality assets and Executive Director of ECMLG.
Mr Lim began his career as part of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions practice in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge.
MICHAEL KAN YUET YUN PBM
Mr Michael Kan Yuet Yun was the Finance Director of BAT (Singapore) Ltd and Singapore Tobacco Co (Private) Ltd (“BAT group”) from 1973 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 Huai Seng is a director of The Artling Pte. Ltd., an online art advisory and e-commerce company specialising in Asian contemporary art. Mr Chong is also the co-founder and director of The Culture Story Pte. Ltd., an art advisory and management company for artists and collectors.
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).
NAVINDERJEET SINGH A/L NARANJAN SINGH
Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr Navinderjeet Singh A/L Naranjan Singh is a Chief Financial Officer of ECMLG. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from Massey University, New Zealand and a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr Navinderjeet was a Chief Executive Officer of Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group. Mr Navinderjeet has over 14 years of working experience, seven of which were with Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group. During the course of Mr Navinderjeet’s employment at Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group, Mr Navinderjeet has held several senior management positions where Mr Navinderjeet was involved in heading the finance, operations and commercial functions of Tune Hotels Group and Ormond Group. Mr Navinderjeet also has experience in corporate finance, auditing and investment banking.