Board of Directors

 

 
Mr. Edward Lim Chin Wah 
Executive Chairman and Director 
 
Mr. Edward Lim Chin Wah is an Executive Chairman and Director of our Group. He is responsible for the engineering activities of our Group and also oversees the technical and engineering aspects of our operations. 
 
From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Lim was a senior engineering assistant (mechanical) at Bethlehem (S) Pte Ltd and was responsible for the design of HVAC systems, painting and corrosion prevention systems including preparations of all specifications for the procurement of machineries for the construction of oil drilling rigs. From 1987 to 1988, Mr. Lim was a project manager at Tri-Co Engineering Pte Ltd and was responsible for the design and project management of HVAC and cold-room systems. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Lim started up IEC Insulation & Engineering Construction, and as sole-proprietor was involved in the day to day management of its steel structural fabrication business. The business was subsequently incorporated as a private company with the name IEC Insulation & Engineering Construction Pte Ltd, where Mr. Lim was managing director from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Lim held the position of executive director of IEC Group Pte Ltd and held sole responsibility for the management of the company’s steel structural business and coating and aluminium fabrication business. Mr. Lim joined our Group thereafter.
 
Mr. Lim graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
 
 
Mr. Yap Tin Foo
Managing Director 

Mr. Yap Tin Foo is an Executive Director and the Managing Director of our Group. He is responsible for the business development activities and client relationships of our Group. 

From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Yap was a quantity surveyor at Caravelle Construction Pte Ltd and was responsible for the preparation of bidding processes and project management. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Yap was a senior quantity surveyor to the contract manager of TPS Construction Pte Ltd and was responsible for the preparation of bidding processes, contract negotiation and awarding, project management and cost control. In 1996, Mr. Yap was a quality surveyor at Davis Langdon & Seah Costing Consultant and was appointed as a team leader to manage junior quantity surveyors to prepare bills of quantity for tender documents. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Yap was a director at Veria Engineering & Development Pte Ltd and was responsible for project management and contract administration. In 1998, Mr. Yap was a senior quantity surveyor at Wee Sin Construction & Development Pte Ltd and was responsible for contract administration and project management. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Yap was an assistant project manager at Nitor Project Asia Pte Ltd and was responsible for project management and contract administration. Mr. Yap joined our Group thereafter.

Mr. Yap graduated from the University of South Australia, Australia with a Bachelor of Building and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
 
 
Mr. Gan Lai Chiang
Lead Independent Director 

Mr. Gan Lai Chiang is our Lead Independent Director and Chairman of our Audit Committee and was appointed on 28 May 2014. 

Mr. Gan is currently an Independent Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee on the board of Health Management International Ltd, an SGX-ST Main Board listed company. Prior to this, he was also an Independent Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee on the board of Mun Siong Engineering Limited, another SGX-ST Main Board listed company, from 2010 to 2013. He is also concurrently the managing director of Swiss Securitas Asia Pte Ltd, a company specialising in providing security services. Mr. Gan has been holding this position in Swiss Securitas Asia Pte Ltd since 2007. He was also the managing director of ISS Hydroculture Pte Ltd from 2006 to 2010 and a director of Elk Security Pte Ltd, a company specialising in security services from 2009 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Gan has previously served as a Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade GRC, an advisor to various Grassroots Organisations as well as a member of various Community Development Councils. 

Mr. Gan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (formerly known as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore) and a fellow member of CPA Australia.
 
 

Mr. Gopal Perumal
Independent Director

Mr. Gopal Perumal is one of our Independent Directors and was appointed on 28 May 2014.

Mr. Perumal has been a practicing lawyer since the beginning of his career. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Perumal was a legal assistant at JB Jeyaretnam & Co., and joined G. Murugaiyan & Co. as a legal assistant in 1986. Mr. Perumal subsequently left in 1988 and held the position of legal assistant at Yogen & Partners. In 1990, Mr. Perumal then set up a sole proprietorship under the name of Gopal & Associates which subsequently was converted into a partnership under the name of Gopal & Tan in 1994. He had been a partner with Gopal and Tan until 1996, after which the partnership was converted into a sole proprietorship helmed by Mr. Perumal until 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Perumal was a partner at Bernard, Rada, Barker & Lee. Mr. Perumal then joined Wong, Gopal & Rai as a partner in 1999, subsequently joining P. Tan & Co. as a partner in 2001. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Perumal worked with Kang Associates as a partner. Since 2009, Mr. Perumal has been the sole proprietor of Gopal Perumal & Co.

Mr. Perumal graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (with honours) and is a member of the Law Society of Singapore. 
 
 
Mr. Tan Teng Wee
Independent Director

Mr. Tan Teng Wee is one of our Independent Directors and was appointed on 28 May 2014.

Mr. Tan is currently the Managing Director of PSC Freyssinet (S) Pte Ltd (“PSC Freyssinet”). He joined PSC Freyssinet in 1993 and was appointed Managing Director in the same year. He is currently responsible for the PSC Freyssinet’s overall performance. Mr. Tan began his career in 1982 at Singapore Airlines as a site engineer responsible for site and project management. After four months he joined VSL Systems Pte Ltd as a design engineer responsible for structural design and technical support. Mr. Tan was then re-designated as marketing manager and was responsible for marketing and business development activities. Mr. Tan held this position until 1988, after which he was a manager involved in general management of Balken Piling (S) Pte Ltd from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Tan was a regional manager of Freyssinet Far East Pte Ltd, where he was responsible for business development.

Mr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, which he obtained from the Marketing Institute of Singapore. Mr. Tan is a professional engineer and also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore.