Key Management Executives
Wong Ngit Liong Executive Chairman
Mr Wong Ngit Liong, is the Executive Chairman of the Venture Group of companies.
Under Mr Wong’s visionary 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 start-up of HP Singapore and HP Malaysia. Some of his past directorships include publiclisted companies and local statutory bodies such as Singapore Exchange Limited, DBS Bank Ltd, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and International 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 Committee (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 for 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. In 2021, Mr Wong was recognised in the inaugural Tatler Asia’s Most Influential: Singapore flagship list of prominent individuals who have been driving positive change and creating meaningful impact in their country.
Mr Wong graduated with a 1st Class (Honours) degree 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 degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar; and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from McGill University under the Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship.
Lee Ghai Keen Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lee Ghai Keen joined the Group in March 1998 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2022 after a year as Chief Operating Officer. As CEO, Mr Lee continues to oversee group operations across Venture’s business sectors as well as Venture’s Research and Development Labs.
Prior to being COO, Mr Lee was the Executive Vice President of Technology Products & Solutions, a role he was appointed to since 2012. He provided key leadership to Group wide R&D efforts and programmes and led a large group of R&D engineers across the Group’s design centres in Singapore, Malaysia, China and the USA. He was 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 and 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.
Wong Chee Kheong Chief Operating Officer
Mr Wong Chee Kheong joined the Group in May 2003 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2022.
During his stint at Venture, Mr Wong has considerable experience across diverse business sectors and functions, from leading product development and manufacturing to overseeing the Group’s strategic procurement and IT activities. Prior to his new appointment, Mr Wong has been overseeing the Group’s Healthcare and Wellness Business, Global Supply Base Management and IT operations. In his COO position, he will take on the additional role of managing all the Business Heads of the Group to continuously strive for operational excellence and business growth.
Working as a team and under the guidance and stewardship of the Executive Chairman and the Board, the CEO and Mr Wong will work collaboratively and purposefully to develop and implement growth strategies in selected emerging technology domains and dynamic ecosystems of interests to deliver value to all stakeholders.
Before joining Venture, Mr Wong held a variety of different management positions in Agilent Technologies, Hewlett Packard and work stints in Unisys Corporation and Chartered Industries Singapore.
Mr Wong graduated with a First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
William Ng Wai Lim Chief Financial Officer
Mr William Ng was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2022. He is responsible for the Group’s overall financial functions including, accounting, treasury, financial reporting, business controlling, credit management, tax and risk management and investor relations.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr Ng was with Schneider Electric SE as its Chief Financial Officer in East Asia and Japan, where he was instrumental in the digital and organisational transformation of its finance operations.
Before joining Schneider, Mr Ng was Chief Financial Officer of ABB Ltd in Southeast Asia where he was responsible for leading its financial operations. During his illustrious 19-year career with ABB, Mr Ng took on various business and finance leadership roles, including Country Managing Director in Vietnam and Malaysia and as well as board directorships in several of its legal entities in Southeast Asia. In addition, he was based in China for several years where he held key finance positions in ABB’s China operations.
Mr Ng holds a Master of Business in Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney and has attended leadership and management programmes at Human Capital Leadership Institute, INSEAD and the IMD Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) Australia.
Lim Sita Chief Human Resource Officer
Mr Lim Sita joined the Group in September 2014. He is responsible for the Group’s human resource 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.