Board Of Directors
Top Left to Right :
ANDY LIM, 58
Bo Johansson, Tan Wee Peng Kelvin, Phua Siok Gek Cynthia, Lee Suan Hiang, Lien Kait Long
Bottom Left to Right :
Lin Wei Daniel, Andy Lim, Ong Choo Guan
Chairman and Executive Director
Mr Lim was appointed Chairman and Executive Director of the Company on 15 June 2009. As the Founder and Chairman of private equity firm Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd, he is currently the Executive Director of Associated Leisure International and Chairman of MoneyWorld Group of Companies. His other board appointments include Chairman of Overseas Experts Council (Singapore branch) of Peking University’s China Centre for Strategic Studies, President of Enterprise 50
Association and a member of the Home Affairs Uniformed Service Invest Board of Trustee. His past board appointments include Chairman of Alpha Singapore and Council Member of the National Council for Anti-Drug Abuse. In September 2004, Mr Lim was appointed Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania. Mr Lim holds an Engineering degree (First Class Honours) from Cambridge University and a Masters in Business Administration from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
ONG CHOO GUAN, 64
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr Ong was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 15 January 2010, and appointed Executive Director on 16 April 2010. With more than 30 years of management experience in the offshore and marine industry, Mr Ong has been instrumental in driving the growth of Viking Airtech Pte Ltd since its incorporation in 1994 as part of Viking Engineering Group. Since his appointment as Executive Director of Viking Airtech in 2003, he has turned the business around and brought Viking Airtech to new heights as a leading HVACR solutions provider to shipyards and vessel owners in the region. Prior to joining Viking Engineering Group in 1980 where he was General Manager, Mr Ong was with Jurong Shipyard as the Overall-in-charge Engineer for mechanical works onboard the vessels. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and received various training in Finance and Accounting, and Marketing Management.
LIN WEI DANIEL, 32
Mr Lin is an Executive Director of the Company, and the Managing Director of Viking’s wholly-owned subsidiary Viking Asset Management Pte Ltd and Promoter Hydraulics Pte Ltd. In his management role, Mr Lin is responsible for the negotiation of the Group’s first land drilling rig charter contract and investment stake in two shallow water CJ46 jack-up rigs. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lin was an Executive Director of boutique Mergers & Acquisitions advisory firm Blue Ocean Capital Partners, providing bespoke corporate finance advice to high net worth individuals. Prior to Blue Ocean, Daniel was the Special Assistant to the CEO in Singapore-listed company Advance SCT Limited where he was largely responsible for the corporate finance and fund raising activities of the company. Mr Lin also sits on the boards of Singapore-listed companies Nico Steel Holdings Ltd and Ann Aik Ltd as a Non- Executive Director. He graduated with an honours degree in law in 2007 from Bristol University, United Kingdom.
LEE SUAN HIANG, 65
Lead Independent Director
Mr Lee was appointed Independent Director of the Company on 16 April 2010. He is the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore. A Colombo Plan Scholar in Industrial Design (Engineering), he had a varied career in public service as Deputy Managing Director of the Economic Development Board and Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, National Productivity Board, Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research and National Arts Council. He was also the Chairman of PSB Corporation, Deputy Chairman of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies and Council Member of the International Standards Organisation. He is the current President of the EDB Society and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing, and World Academy for Productivity Science. Mr Lee was awarded the Public Administration (Gold) Medal in 1998, World SME Association Award in
2001, Japan External Trade Organisation Award in 2002 and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres from France in 2010.
LIENT KAIT LONG, 57
Mr Lien was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company on 26 May 2008. He was redesignated Independent Director on 4 May 2009. Mr Lien has extensive experience in accounting and finance, corporate management and business investment. He has held a number of senior management positions as well as executive directorships in various public and private corporations in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. He currently serves as an Independent Director on the boards of several Singapore and Chinese companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. The listed companies that he has present and prior experience in are from diverse industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, renewable energy, oil and gas, consumer goods, textile and flexible packaging. Mr Lien holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nanyang University and is a fellow member of the CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
TAN WEE PENG KELVIN, 51
Mr Tan was appointed Independent Director of the Company on 25 June 2009. He has more than 20 years of professional experience including senior management positions at AETOS Security Management, PSA International, and Temasek Holdings, the last being the Managing Director of its Private Equity Funds Investment Unit. He was a consultant advising companies investing in China, and also served with the Singapore Police Force. A Local Merit Scholar (Police Service), Mr Tan holds a Bachelor in Accountancy (First Class Honours) and a Master in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He also attended the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr Tan currently holds directorship appointments and advisory positions with several other private and public-listed companies.
PHUA SIOK GEK CYNTHIA, 57
Ms Phua was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 1 June 2015. Ms Phua has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry having held the position of Executive Vice President of Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd, Executive Director of Retail Services in Knight Frank Pte Ltd, General Manager of the Real Estate Unit in NTUC FairPrice, Managing Director of SLF Management Services Pte Ltd and CEO of Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council. Cynthia was involved in the overseas projects in Singbridge and in Knight Frank. At FairPrice, Cynthia headed the company’s real estate investment, development, sourcing and management of the retail spaces. Under Cynthia’s leadership, FairPrice and Cheers expanded their footprint in Singapore from 103 to over
254 outlets island-wide. Between 2001 and
2011 Cynthia was also an elected Member of Parliament in the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency and Chairman of Aljunied Town Council. Cynthia holds a B. Sc (Estate Management) Honors from the National University of Singapore. She also attended the Advanced Management Programme in Harvard Business School.
BO JOHANSSON, 75
Advisor to Chairman
Mr Johansson was appointed Advisor to Chairman of the Company on 16 April 2010. He is currently Managing Director of Viking Engineering Pte Ltd and was Chairman of Viking Airtech Pte Ltd since its incorporation until 2009. As a Certified Turbine and Gears Engineer Stal-Laval Turbin AB (now Siemens Sweden AB) since 1969, Mr Johansson has extensive experience as a Specialist Engineer on main propulsion steam turbines, gears and control systems for various ship-owners, including Golar Management LNG, Shell, BP, British Gas, ExxonMobil, Chevron Shipping USA, Tanker Pacific, Bergesen Norway, Abu Dhabi Gas, Qatargas, MOL Japan, Sovcomflot Russia and others. He also guided Viking Engineering into the field of self-discharging ships and barges for bulk materials as agents for BMH Marine Sweden, now Cargotec Bulk.