Board of Directors
Wong Ngit Liong Executive Chairman
Mr Wong Ngit Liong, is the Executive Chairman of the Venture Group of companies.
He led the Venture Group as Managing Director from 1989, and then as CEO, a position he relinquished at the close of 2021, taking on a defined executive role to focus on the Group’s multi-pronged and multi-tiered growth strategy. Under Mr Wong’s visonary guidance, the Venture Group has transformed from an electronics manufacturing services start-up into today’s leading global provider of technology services, products and solutions.
Mr Wong started his career with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). He held management positions at its North American headquarters and supported the startup of HP Singapore and HP Malaysia. His past directorships include public-listed companies and local statutory bodies such as Singapore Exchange Limited, DBS Bank Ltd, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Enterprise Singapore. Mr Wong was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2004 to 2016. He was also appointed a member of both the Constitutional Commission (2016) and the Ministerial Salary Review Commitee (2011).
In recognition of his leadership and business acumen, Mr Wong was awarded the Businessman of the Year in 1998 by DHL Worldwide Express/Business Times, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Singapore) in 2002 and Asiamoney’s Best CEO Award (Singapore) in 2004. He was conferred the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards 2012 and the Distinguished Service Order at the National Day Awards 2018 fo his contributions to the nation in various sectors. In 2017, Mr Wong received the NUS Eminent Alumni Award as an acknowledgement of exceptional and sustained contributions and achievements nationally or globally in public and community service.
Mr Wong graduated with 1st Class (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malaya where he was an Eastern Mining & Metal Company (EMMCO) Scholar. He also holds a Master of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar and a Master of Business Administration with distinction from McGill University under the Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship.
Wong Yew Meng Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Wong Yew Meng serves on the boards of the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited and the Kidney Dialysis Foundation Ltd.
Mr Wong YM joined the former Price Waterhouse in 1974 and was admitted as an Audit-Partner in 1985, before retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008. He was the audit engagement partner on a number of listed company and unlisted company audits including major financial institutions and commercial enterprises, and was involved in several large client Initial Public Offer (IPO) listings. He played a key role in building up the financial services practice of the accounting firm and had extensive experience auditing companies in a variety of industries such as electronics, manufacturing, trading, petrochemical and services. His vast audit experience included acting as reporting accountant for IPOs and the provision of accounting advice for mergers. In addition, he was the investigative accountant in several large-scale Singapore corporate investigations.
Mr Wong YM was previously Chairman of the Health Promotion Board, Chairman of the Singapore National Eye Centre, a Director of the Singapore Eye Research Institute and Ascendas Funds Management (S) Ltd, and a board member of the People’s Association, Public Utilities Board, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Competition Commission of Singapore (now known as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore), amongst other appointments. Mr Wong YM was also a former member of Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technology University.
Mr Wong YM has received the Public Service Medal (PBM) and the Public Service Star (BBM) from the President of Singapore in 2007 and 2013 respectively.
Mr Wong YM graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a degree in Economics. Mr Wong YM is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He was a former practicing Certified Public Accountant of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (now known as ISCA), as well as the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.
Han Thong Kwang Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Han Thong Kwang has a strong background, global experience and in-depth knowledge in the technology industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Mr Han held various senior management roles in operations, R&D, and product-line responsibilities globally. He was the Vice President of the Business Printing Division of Hewlett-Packard Company for 14 years and was responsible for developing and launching of the division’s products and solutions, and driving its businesses worldwide. Mr Han was also responsible for setting up and running of printing R&D centers in Singapore, China and India for 3 years.
Mr Han holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore.
Kay Kuok Oon Kwong Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Kay Kuok Oon Kwong is the Executive Chairman of Allgreen Properties Limited and a Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited (Singapore). She also sits on the Boards of Kuok (Singapore) Limited (and its various subsidiaries), and Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd as well.
Ms Kuok is currently the Chairman of the Yale-NUS College Governing Board. She has made notable contributions to education, tourism, healthcare, the arts and the environment, serving and also having chaired and served on several other educational and community service organisations, industry groups and government bodies, including Singapore Business Federation, The Council for Board Diversity, SymAsia Singapore Fund, Singapore Hotels Association, VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd, MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, The Courage Fund Limited, Singapore Tourism Board, NUS Board of Trustees, National Arts Council, National Environment Agency and Northlight School.
Ms Kuok has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PSM) from the President of Singapore in 2015, 2005 and 1998 respectively. The Singapore Tourism Board honoured her with its Inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in 2009 and its Special Recognition Award in 2004.
Ms Kuok is an Advocate and Solicitor (Barrister-at-Law) from Gray’s Inn, London.
Tan Seok Hoong
@Mrs Audrey Liow Independent Non-Executive Director
Lead Independent Director
Ms Tan Seok Hoong @Mrs Audrey Liow has strong experience and background in consumer marketing, general management, R&D and operations in the food, nutrition, health and wellness industry. She retired in May 2018 as the Market Head, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Indochina Region, after 30 years of dedicated service with the Nestlé Group. During her prolific tenure with Nestlé, she held various commercial and leadership roles in Singapore, China, Switzerland, and across the South East Asian Region.
Mrs Liow previously served as a Director on the Board of Nestlé ROH (Thailand) Ltd and on the Tanjong Katong Girls’ School Advisory Committee. She is currently a Director of Hyphens Pharma International Limited, Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd and C-Quest Capital SGT Asia Stoves Pte Ltd.
Mrs Liow holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2014, she was awarded the Outstanding Science Alumni Award by NUS in recognition of her accomplishments and contributions. She has also attended the Leadership Program at London Business School and the Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program at Nanyang Technological University.
Yeo Siew Eng Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Yeo Siew Eng was a partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP until her retirement in 2018 and headed its Real Estate practice. As Partner-in-charge of external audit services for publicly listed groups, private enterprises, regional headquarters and multi-national corporations, her experience over the years included manufacturing, infrastructure contract work, real estate development and investment, hospitality, marine sector, financial sector, oil and derivative trading. Her audit experience in manufacturing includes the electronic sector, OEM, contract manufacturing, design services and associated logistics.
She had been the General Manager – Finance and Corporate Services of a listed group responsible for treasury operations, financial reporting, regulatory compliance and investor relations.
Ms Yeo is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Transit Link Pte Ltd and Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Ltd, the corporate manager of Keppel DC REIT. She was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nam Lee Pressed Metal Industries Limited.
Ms Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a member of Singapore Institute of Directors.
Chua Kee Lock Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Chua Kee Lock is currently the Group President & CEO of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd (VH), a Singapore-headquartered venture capital investment holding company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. Vertex Group is a global venture capital network comprising 4 early stage technology-focused funds, an early stage healthcare-focused fund and a growth stage fund. Each of these funds is managed by independent and separate general partnerships and investment teams, with VH providing anchor funding alongside significant third party capital commitments. Mr Chua is concurrently Managing Partner of Vertex Ventures SE Asia & India as well as Chairman of Vertex Growth Fund.
Prior to this, Mr Chua held senior positions in Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer/manufacturer of medical devices; Walden International, a US-headquartered venture capital firm; NatSteel Ltd., a Singapore industrial products company, and Intraco Ltd., a Singapore-listed trading/distribution company. Mr Chua also co-founded MediaRing, a voice-over internet provider, which later listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Mr Chua serves on the boards of several companies including Credit Bureau Asia Limited and Yongmao Holdings Limited, both listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and Chairman of Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation Ltd, a Singapore special-purpose acquisition company. Mr Chua also previously served on the boards Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences (listed on Shanghai STAR Board) and Logitech International (listed on the Swiss Exchange and NASDAQ).
Mr Chua is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba and the Republic of Panama. He is also a Member of the Keppel Technology Advisory Panel and Future Economy Council.
Mr Chua holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Engineering, Stanford University. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.