Mr. Kum Soh Har, Michael
Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman

Mr. Kum was appointed to the Board on 21 December 2018 as the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.  Mr. Kum has over four decades of hands-on experience in the offshore support vessels (“OSV”) market, extending from the Middle East, India, South East Asia and Australia. He commenced his career in Singapore in 1969 working for an Australian OSV company headquartered in Fremantle, Western Australia (with operations in Singapore). 

He subsequently founded Offshore Equipment Pte Ltd in 1976 to charter OSVs to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East (including Egypt), India, Australia (including the North West Shelf) and South East Asia, which was later renamed Miclyn Offshore Pte Ltd (“Miclyn Offshore”).  Miclyn Offshore was later merged with Express Offshore Transport Pte. Ltd. to form Miclyn Express Offshore Pte Ltd (“MEO”), which was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (“ASX”) in 2010. Mr. Kum served as Chairman of Miclyn Offshore and MEO, and was responsible for the strategic planning and development of the group’s business and was instrumental to the expansion and growth of the group. He retired as Chairman of MEO post listing on the ASX.

Mr. Kum was  previously a majority shareholder of ASX-listed Mermaid Marine Australia Limited (which is now known as MMA Offshore Limited) and is currently its substantial minority shareholder.

Mr. Wong Siew Cheong, Bill
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wong Siew Cheong, Bill
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wong was appointed to the Board on 31 July 2012. He is responsible for the strategic planning and development of the Group’s business and spearheading the expansion and growth of the Group.  Mr. Wong is the founder of the Group and has more than 40 years of experience in the marine chartering and shipbuilding, repair, fabrication and  maintenance business.

Prior to establishing the Group, Mr. Wong served as general manager of Selat Marine Service Co. Ltd. from 1991 to 1996, where he was responsible for the overall marketing, technical management and operations of their offshore vessels. Prior to joining Selat Marine Service Co. Ltd., Mr. Wong was the shipyard manager at Marine Engineering Services Co (LLC) in Sharjah, UAE, where he was in charge of running the shipyard’s operations and expansion program. Mr. Wong had also worked with Qubaiai Int’l Est. Abu Dhabi, and the Keppel Group in Singapore.

Mr. Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1977.

Mr. Sam Chee Leong
Independent Director

Mr. Sam was appointed to the Board on 21 December 2018. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.  Mr. Sam started his career as a Marine Surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) on 15 July 1973. He garnered vast experience in various aspects of the shipping and offshore industry over the next 43 years, and retired on 31 December 2016 as Vice President of Service Delivery.

 

Over these four decades, Mr. Sam held various management positions in the ABS Pacific Division, including a five-year stint in China as Vice President/Country Manager responsible in the operations, business and financial aspects of ABS.

Mr. Sam has a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from the Singapore Polytechnic in 1970 and a Bachelor of Engineering Management from the University of Western Sydney in 1999.  He also holds various certificates including a Graduate Certificate Project Management from RMIT.

 Mr. Gwee Lian Kheng
 Lead Independent Director

Mr. Gwee was appointed to the Board on 4 March 2019 as the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Gwee was the Group Chief Executive and Executive Director of UOL Group Limited, a listed property and hospitality company. He has served the UOL Group for more than 45 years prior to his retirement on 31 January 2019.

Mr. Gwee is an accountant by profession and is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1970.

Mr. Gwee received the Asia Pacific Hotelier of the Year Award in 2003 and the Hotel Legends Hall of Fame Award at the 11th Australian New Zealand Pacific Hotel Industry Conference in 2011. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) Public Service Medal and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM) Public Service Star in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

 

Mr. Gwee currently sits on the boards of directors of UOL Group Limited and United Industrial Corporation Limited.

Mr. Wong Chee Meng, Lawrence
Independent Director

Mr. Wong was appointed to the Board on 15 March 2018. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee. He is the Managing Director of Equity Law LLC and also heads its Corporate and Securities Practice. He is an experienced and established corporate practitioner and was previously a partner of reputable law firms. He co-headed the Corporate and Securities Practice of his previous firm and also headed its subsidiary, an approved SGX continuing sponsor.  His areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring,  joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance and corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. He has led numerous initial public offerings, reverse take-overs, secondary fund raising and cross-border merger and acquisition exercises.

Mr. Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1991 with an Honours degree in Law, on a scholarship from the Public Service Commission of Singapore. Subsequently, he has accumulated an extensive working experience in both the public and the private sectors of the legal profession. He is an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and a solicitor in Hong Kong SAR. He has been recognised in leading legal publications such as IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Corporate and M&A and Acquisition International.

Mr. Wong was a director of several public listed companies in Singapore and currently sits on the board of directors of Eindec Corporation Limited.

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