Mr Tan Chok Kian was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Tat Hong on 29 July 1997. As Chairman of the Board, Mr Tan approves our overall policies and strategic plans. In addition, he is also Chairman of the Nominating Committee. Mr Tan has served in various senior appointments in the Singapore civil service from 1956 until his retirement in 1986 including the positions of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and other Ministries. He also served as Chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board, Director-General of Nanyang University and Chairman of the Post Office Savings Bank of Singapore.
Mr Roland Ng joined our Group in 1979 and has been Managing Director of our Company since 25 October 1991. He has more than 30 years experience in the heavy equipment and plant hiring business. He bears overall responsibility for developing our Group's strategy which encompasses the review of new business development and potential acquisitions in the region. Mr Ng is also responsible for our corporate planning and policy and strategy formulation. He serves on the board of several SGX-listed companies and is a Vice-President of The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree from the University of Technology Loughborough (United Kingdom).
Mr Leong Horn Kee was appointed as an Independent Director of Tat Hong on 19 January 2001. He is the Chairman CapitalCorp Partners Pte Ltd, a boutique financial advisory firm. Mr Leong has experience in the public sector in economic planning, trade and investments, and in the private sector in corporate finance, venture capital, merchant banking, hotels, property development and management. He served as a Member of Parliament for 22 years from 1984 to 2006. Mr Leong was Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Mexico from September 2006 to February 2013 and is a member of the Securities Industry Council since 2008. Mr Leong holds a degree (Honours) in Production Engineering from Loughborough University, UK; a degree (Honours) in Economics from the University of London, UK; a degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University, an MBA from INSEAD, France; and a Master in Business Research from University of Western Australia.
Mr Low Seow Juan was appointed Non-Executive Director on 25 January 2006. He is the Chairman of Pinetree Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a Singapore venture capital fund company. Mr. Low started his working career with the Singapore Public Works Department, Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited and the Singapore Economic Development Board heading the Aerospace, Medical Optical Division. Mr. Low is a director of a number of public and private companies including SHC Capital Limited and Amtek Engineering Limited. Mr. Low holds a Masters in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Monash University, Australia.
Mr Mak Lye Mun was appointed as our Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2005. He is the Country Head and CEO of CIMB Bank Singapore. He is also a Non- Executive Director of CIMB Securities Pte Ltd and CIMB Securities International Pte Ltd. In addition, Mr Mak is a Non-Executive Director of Boardroom Limited. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Malaya in Malaysia and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in the United States. Mr Mak is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr Tony Ng joined the Group in 1975 and was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 2 November 1991. He is the Group's Deputy managing director and also holds the position of CEO - Singapore (Rental & Heavy Lift), Indonesia, Indochina and Vietnam. He has more than 38 years of work experience in the heavy equipment and plant hire business. Besides managing the Group's business portfolio in Indonesia, Indochina, Papua New Guinea, Middle East and the Singapore Rental and Heavy Lift division, Mr Tony Ng is responsible for identifying and exploring new business opportunities and markets for the Group. He has built up and maintains strong relationships with key heavy equipment manufacturers.
Mr. Michael Ng joined the Group in 1977 and was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 October 1996. Together with our Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Michael Ng oversees the Group's extensive Asia (ex-China) business and operations portfolio with a focus on the Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong markets. He is responsible for Equipment Sales, the Logistics and Transportation businesses for the Singapore market and the Offshore and Marine business segments. He is also responsible for Human Resource and the sales and purchasing functions for the Singapore offices. Mr. Michael Ng has spent the majority of his working years in the heavy equipment industry, especially in the cranes sector, and has built strong relationships and network with clients, major suppliers and crane manufacturers.
Mr David Ng has been an Executive Director of our Company since 1 September 1999. He is the head of our Group's Sales Division for our ASEAN operations and is responsible for implementing our Group's policies and the conduct of businesses as well as co-ordinating activities within our Group for our ASEAN operations. Mr Ng has more than 15 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. He has an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom).
Mr Ong Tiew Siam was appointed as our Director since 1999. He has more than 34 years of experience in finance, accounting and administration in various industries. He is a fellow member of the Singapore Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He also sits on the board of several companies listed on the SGX. Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)(Honours) degree from the former Nanyang University.
Mr Andy Tse was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 22 October 2009. He is a Managing Director at AIF Capital Limited (“AIF Capital”) and has accumulated more than 18 years of private equity experience in Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. Having been with AIF Capital since 1994, Mr Tse has led investments in transportation, logistics and manufacturing and represents AIF Capital on the boards of various portfolio companies. Prior to AIF Capital, Mr Tse worked with Hopewell Holdings Limited and was involved in the investment, development, financing, construction and operations of infrastructure projects amongst others. He holds a Bachelor of Science and MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is also a CFA charterholder.