Key Management Executives
Wong Ngit Liong Chairman & CEO
Mr Wong Ngit Liong is the Chairman and CEO of the Group. He is also a member of the Nominating Committee and chairs the Investment Committee. He was last re-appointed as Director of the Company on 27 April 2016. He sits on the boards of the various Group subsidiaries.
Mr Wong has been instrumental in the growth of the Venture Group since its inception. From its humble beginnings as a start-up in the EMS Business, Venture has transformed into a leading global provider of technology solutions, products and services, with strong emphasis on innovative design and engineering, advanced manufacturing, order fulfilment and product marketing, as well as field and sales distribution.
In recognition of his leadership and business acumen, Mr Wong has been accorded numerous accolades including Businessman of the Year in 1998 (awarded 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. In 2012, Mr Wong was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards for his contributions to Singapore in the fields of Education, Trade & Industries and Research, Innovation and Enterprise. In November 2 017, Mr Wong was conferred the National University of Singapore (NUS) Eminent Alumni Award, presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves nationally or internationally for their exceptional and sustained contributions and achievements in public and community service. As Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2016, Mr Wong was instrumental in transforming the university from a respected local teaching institution dedicated to manpower development into a leading global university, that is highly regarded for its scholarship and research.
Mr Wong spent the first 12 years of his career with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), and held various management positions at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, United States. He was actively engaged in the start-up of HP Singapore. He was also the founding Director and General Manager of HP Malaysia.
Mr Wong’s past directorships include Singapore Exchange Limited, Royal Philips Electronics, DBS Bank Ltd, SIA Engineering Company Ltd, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and International Enterprise Singapore. He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the National University of Singapore. He was also appointed a member of both the Constitutional Commission and the Ministerial Salary Review Committee by the Singapore Government.
Mr Wong holds a 1st Class (Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malaya, and a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in the United States where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from McGill University under the Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship.
Ng Chee Kwoon Chief Financial Officer
Mr Ng Chee Kwoon is the Chief Financial Officer of Venture Corporation Limited. As Group CFO, Mr Ng is responsible for the Group’s finance and accounting function encompassing financial and statutory reporting, corporate and financial planning, treasury, tax, risk management and investor relations. Mr Ng is also a member of the Group’s Investment Committee.
Mr Ng brings with him more than 20 years of finance experience spanning from multinational corporations to SGX-listed companies. Prior to joining Venture, Mr Ng had held senior finance positions in various organisations including WBL Corporation Limited, Popular Holdings Limited, Delphi Automotive Systems, BHP Limited and the Singapore Civil Service.
Mr Ng graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and completed a management problem solving and decision making programme conducted by Kepner-Tregoe International, Princeton, U.S.A. Mr Ng is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Lee Ghai Keen Executive Vice President
Technology Products & Solutions
Mr Lee Ghai Keen joined the Group in March 1998 and was appointed to his current position in 2012. He provides key leadership to Group-wide R&D efforts and programmes and leads a large group of R&D engineers across the Group’s design centres in Singapore, Malaysia, China and the United States. He is also responsible for the Group’s Retail Store Solutions & Industrial Products business and operations in Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Mr Lee has amassed considerable experience in research, engineering and design development in the electronics sector. He holds seven US design patents. Prior to 1998, Mr Lee was employed by the Hewlett-Packard Company. He held various R&D positions within the company.
Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and a Master of Business in IT degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Dharma Nadarajah Executive Vice President
Advanced Manufacturing & Design Solutions
Mr Dharma Nadarajah joined the Group in February 2001. He is responsible for the Group’s Advanced Manufacturing & Design Solutions businesses across the globe covering a full spectrum of high value-added services including product design and engineering, supply chain and supplier management, advanced manufacturing and test process development, order management and optimisation, product development and manufacturing, new product introduction management, as well as high-precision multi-cavity tool design and fabrication and clean room medical-grade injection moulding.
Prior to joining Venture, he gained extensive experience in the disk drive industry as an Engineering Manager and a Senior Process Engineer at Quantum and Seagate respectively, specialising in Magnetic Heads manufacturing technology and processes.
He had cross-border working exposure in Singapore, Malaysia, the United States, and Indonesia in those companies. Mr Nadarajah was also trained in the United Kingdom as a Field Engineer for Schlumberger Wireline, and deployed on various offshore oil platforms around the world.
Mr Nadarajah holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, which he attended as a Malaysia Public Service Department scholar. He also holds an MBA from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he was the Institute of Engineers’ Gold Medallist.
Lim Sita Chief Human Resource Officer
Mr Lim Sita joined the Group in September 2014. He is responsible for the Group’s human resource (HR) function and provides strategic leadership to drive Group-wide HR policies, practices, systems and processes and build employee engagement.
Mr Lim has more than 20 years of extensive experience in human resource management and industrial relations having worked with multinational corporations in the marine and offshore, advanced semiconductor manufacturing and the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Mr Lim has also amassed considerable cross-border experience given his previous regional roles covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as Australia and the South Asian region.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore.