Lead Independent Director
CEO and Executive Chairman
Mr Chen Hsin Yuan was appointed as our Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2011 and was re-designated as Independent Director on 5 March 2014. He has more than 10 years of experience in the investment and banking field, especially with various successful experiences in international finance markets. He is currently a private investor. He started his career as an Analyst in Polaris Investment Consulting Co., Ltd in 2000. From 2001 to 2007, he worked with Polaris Securities (Polaris), Taiwan. During this period, he had built up Polaris' first global trading platform in Hong Kong. He also led Polaris Globe Investment to found GCA Greater China Fund with Gerken Capital Associates (USA) and PCI Investment Management Ltd. (a member of HK Pacific Century Insurance) between 2005 and 2006. Mr Chen also managed ETF team to run Taiwan Top 50 Tracker Fund and Taiwan Mid-Cap 100 Tracker Fund which was the largest ETF of TSE in 2006 and 2007. From 2008 to 2009, he worked with HSBC Bank, Taiwan and was a member of the Board Rates Committee of HSBC Bank. He also had been involved in the successful merger between the Chinese Bank and the HSBC Bank, Taiwan.
Mr Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from National Chung Hsing University of Taiwan and a Master of Administration in Industrial Economy from National Central University, Taiwan.
Mr Chan Cheng Hai was appointed as our Independent Director on 8 December 2010. He has been a freelance business consultant and advisor to enterprises based in Asia since 2006. He had served in several ministries such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications for about 6 years before venturing into business. From 1979 to 1989, he became Managing Director & CEO of Electro Magnetic Pte Ltd which was listed on the Main board of the Singapore Exchange in 1988. From 1990 to 2005, he was appointed a Director and subsequently became CEO of Superior Multi-Packaging Limited, the biggest manufacturer in flexible and metal packaging products in Singapore. He is the founder and has been appointed as the Permanent Honorary President of the Singapore Plastic Industry Association since 1992.
Mr Chan holds a First Class Honors degree in Government and Public Administration from the then Nanyang University and a Master degree in Social Sciences from the then University of Singapore.
Mr Chen Timothy Teck Leng @ Chen Teck Leng was appointed as our Independent Director on 28 October 2009. Mr. Chen has three decades of management experience in banking, insurance, international finance and corporate advisory work. He has held positions in international financial institutions including Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Sun Life Financial Inc.
He was formerly the General Manager, China for Sun Life Financial Inc., and the President and CEO of Sunlife Everbright Life Insurance Company in China.
Mr Chen currently sits on the boards of several SGX-listed companies. He has been an independent director and audit committee chairman for Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd, Xinren Aluminum Holdings Ltd., and TMC Education Corporation Ltd. He is also an independent director for Logistic Holdings Ltd.
Mr Chen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee and his Master's of Business Administration degree from Ohio State University. He received his Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr Wee Liang Hiam was appointed as our Independent Director on 28 October 2009. Mr Wee has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, having been involved in both operational and strategic levels. He has wide experience in corporate governance having served on the boards of other Singapore listed companies as independent director. Mr Wee has extensive management experience in various industries and business environments, having held top finance and operations positions in various public listed companies in Singapore. He has been involved in various stages of several successful mergers and acquisitions from evaluation to the integration of the merged entities, including leading companies to successful listings and reverse take-over on both the Main board and Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange.
Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and a Diploma in Education from National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy) from Nanyang Technological University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Singapore Institute of Management. He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a member of Singapore Institute of Management and also a member of Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Dai Zhi Xiang is our CEO and Executive Chairman and was appointed as Director on 31 December 2008. He was last re-elected as Director on 24 April 2013.
Mr Dai is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of our Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wire and cable industry. From January 1990 to January 1998, he was a sales manager in Jiangsu Cable Factory before leaving and starting up Wuxi Hu An Wire and Cable Co., Ltd. in January 1998. Mr Dai is a council member of Jiangsu Industry Economic Council. He was given the Yixing Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award in 2001 and the Wuxi Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award in 2002. His personal achievement was recorded in the China Contemporary Human Resource Treasury in March 2004. In 2006, he was elected into the Top 10 Innovative Entrepreneurs in 2005 PRC's Economy by the China Entrepreneurial Reform and Development Academy. In 2007, he was conferred with the Wuxi May Day Labour Medal.
Mr Dai graduated from Employee University of Zhengzhou Cable Factory in July 1990, specialising in wire & cable manufacturing. He holds a diploma specialising in economic management from Nanjing Artillery College and is also a qualified senior economist.
Listed Date 08 Feb 2010
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