Board of Directors

 

   
Mr. Edward Lim Chin Wah 
Chairman and Executive Director 
 
Mr. Edward Lim Chin Wah is one of the founders of the Group. He is responsible for the overall management, strategic planning, technical and engineering activities of the Group.  
 
Mr. Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and structural steel fabrication business. As one of the Group's founders, Mr. Lim was instrumental in laying the Group's early foundation and has been pivotal in the development of the Group and its expansion into the Middle Eastern markets. 
 
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 and Executive Director

Mr. Yap Tin Foo is one of the founders of the Group. He is responsible for the overall operations, business development and client relationships of the Group. 

Mr. Yap has about 30 years of experience in construction and project management. Since he founded the Starburst business in 1999 together with the Group's Chairman and Executive Director, Mr. Edward Lim Chin Wah, he has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Group. 

Mr. Yap graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Building and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
 
 
  Mr. Martin Muller
Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Martin Muller is our Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Muller is currently the Head of Corporate Development of Securitas AG. He has more than 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He is also the board member of Lawoon AG, g+m Elektronik AG, Morphean AG and China Alliance International Holding Group Limited, and Chairman of Beijing Jibao Sheng'an Security Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Swiss Securitas Beijing.

Mr. Muller graduated from the University of Bern with a Master of Business Administration.

 
  Mr. Lai Keng Wei
Lead Independent and Non-Executive Director 

Mr. Lai Keng Wei is our Lead Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Group, and Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees.  

Mr. Lai is the Audit Partner and Head of Valuation of Marars LLP, Singapore. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence and valuation. His professional experience gained includes those from the Big 4 international accounting firms, mid-tier accounting firms and the commercial industry. 

Mr. Lai is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists. 
 
Mr. Lai was appointed as a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel by the Public Accountants Oversight Committee (PAOC) and a member of the Financial Statements Review Committee (FSRC) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants on 1 April 2019.
 
 

  Mr. Gopal Perumal
Independent and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gopal Perumal is our Independent and Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.  

Mr. Perumal has been a practicing lawyer since the beginning of his career and he has more than 30 years of professional experience. He is currently 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 and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tan Teng Wee is our Independent and Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.  

Mr. Tan was previously the Managing Director of PSC Freyssinet (S) Pte Ltd, an international specialist civil engineering contracting company. He has more than 30 years of experience in specialist civil engineering and project management.

Mr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore. Mr. Tan is a fellow member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore.