BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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MR IRWIN LIM KEE WAY

Mr Lim Kee Way Irwin is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 3rd May 2019. He was appointed as our Independent and Non-Executive Chairman on 30 April 2024. He is the CFO of Novo Tellus Alpha Acquisition, formerly listed on SGX mainboard SPAC.  He is also the Managing Director of Inflexion Ventures Private Ltd., which is a business advisory and investment firm. Irwin is also an independent director on the board of LHT Holdings Limited and Pacific Radiance Ltd which are listed on the SGX-ST Mainboard.

Irwin began his career in 1990 as a senior development officer with the Economic Development Board of Singapore. In 1993, he joined Technomic International Inc., a United States headquartered consulting firm specialising in market penetration and investment strategies, initially as an associate and was promoted to senior associate in 1995. Subsequently in 1996, he joined Transpac Capital Pte Ltd, a venture capital and private equity firm, as a senior investment manager, responsible for investment and portfolio management in the Asia Region.

In 2000, he joined Murray Johnstone Private Equity as associate director, and later in the same year joined Asiavest Partners, TCW/YFY (S) Private Ltd. as executive director where he headed the firm’s investment in the Southeast Asian region. He joined United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. in 2003, as the group vice-president of corporate development, where he helped spearhead the listing of the company in 2004. He assumed the role of group chief financial officer from 2007 to 2013 where he was responsible for the mergers and acquisitions as well as the financial, treasury, legal, corporate communications and investor relations functions of the group. He was previously the Operating Partner and CFO of Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a private equity firm, which he left end of 2023.

Irwin holds a Master of Science in Management from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in the city of New York.

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MR PANG POK

Mr Pang Pok was appointed to the Board on 19 September 2014. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting on 28 June 2023. Mr Pang Pok is responsible for the Group’s overall management, including overseeing its operations, setting directions for new growth areas and developing business strategies. Mr Pang brings with him over 20 years of experience in the F&B industry and has led the expansion and innovation of our business and operations. He has been instrumental in our Group’s growth, having founded four out of the five of our Group’s companies and having served since 1999 as a director on the board of Hawkerway Pte. Ltd.

Mr Pang was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore President’s Office in 2011 and the Long Service Award by the People’s Association in 2013. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Hainan Business Club, Honorary President of Nanyang Confucian Association , Deputy Treasurer of the Yock Eng Education Fund Limited, Vice Chairman of the Qionghai Association (Singapore) and Vice President of the Guang Wu Club.

Mr Pang has tendered his resignation as Executive Director of the Company on 3 May 2024 and his last day of service is 1 June 2024. He will remain as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and continue to manage the operations of the Group.

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MR LOO HEE GUAN

Mr. Loo Hee Guan was appointed to our Board on 1 March 2024 as Executive Director, and will oversee the Group's corporate affairs, business rationalisation and development, investor relations, and compliance and corporate governance. He graduated from  Monash University, Australia with Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting and Bachelor of Laws, and was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1995.

He has worked in various established law firms in Malaysia, prior to setting up his own law practice, Enolil Loo Advocates and Solicitors in 2003, a boutique corporate legal firm. He has over 28 years of experience in legal practice and his practice areas include corporate commercial, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and recovery, foreign direct investment, take-overs, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, structured finance, infrastructure and concessions, energy, real estate and trust. Through his legal practice, he has vast exposures in the industries including infrastructure, food & beverages, manufacturing, construction, retailing, property development, information technology, oil palm plantation, oil and gas and energy sectors.

He is currently the independent director of DS Sigma Holdings Berhad (a company listed on Bursa Malaysia). He also co-founded and sits on the board of a charitable foundation, namely Ericsen Foundation.

Director Tan Boon Hwa

MR TAN BOON HWA

On September 28, 2023, Mr. Tan Boon Hwa joined our Board as an independent director. With more than three decades of experience in global banking institutions such as ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of America, and Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Tan has led senior teams in product and client coverage roles across Southeast Asia and Europe. He is a seasoned international banker with work experience in capital markets and corporate banking within investment and wholesale business units. Notably from his time at these institutions, he gained exposure across a broad spectrum of industries and fund-raising exercises for corporates, financial institutions and governments. Mr Tan is also an independent director on the board of Gallant Venture Ltd which is listed on the SGX-ST Mainboard.

In addition to holding a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales, he is also a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

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PAULINE TEH @ PAULINE TEH ABDULLAH

Ms Pauline Teh was appointed to our Board on 1 April 2024 as Independent Director. She has 28 years of experience in corporate advisory. Pauline is a former Executive Director of Crowe Advisory Malaysia and a former Board Member of Export-Import Bank Malaysia Berhad. Her expertise spans managing corporate turnarounds, facilitating cross-border mergers and acquisitions, overseeing IPOs, reverse takeovers, debt restructuring, and fundraising. Pauline graduated from the University of Hull with a Master Degree in Business Administration (Finance) and holds a Capital Markets Representative Services License (“CMRSL”) issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. She is also a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia. Currently, she sits on the board of Boustead Holdings Berhad and several other private companies in Singapore and Malaysia.

Currently, she sits on the board of Boustead Holdings Berhad and several other private companies in Singapore and Malaysia.

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