Mr Wong Cheong Chee, Executive Chairman and CEO and Non-Independent Director
Mr Wong Cheong Chee is our Executive Chairman, CEO and Non-Independent Director of the Group. He was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2018.
He has more than 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Prior to his involvement with the Group, he was one of the founders of Paragon Union Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia in the business of manufacturing and distributing automotive components (including commercial carpets and NVH interior and insulator trims). Mr Wong is responsible for the Group’s overall management and operations, including formulating our Group’s strategic direction and expansion plans for both the Group’s Manufacturing and Dealership businesses and has been instrumental in our Group’s growth, leading to the expansion of our Manufacturing business and operations. Mr Wong graduated from the University of Malaya with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970.
Ms Wong Keat Yee, Executive Director
Ms Wong Keat Yee is our Executive Director, Non-Independent Director and Head of Operations, Manufacturing of the Group. She was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2018.
She is responsible for the overall operations of our Manufacturing Business, including overseeing the Group’s human resources, purchasing and procurement departments. Ms Wong is also responsible for our Manufacturing Business’s supply chain strategy. Ms Wong has been with our Group since 2001, and joined as an executive in the production and planning department of the Manufacturing Business. During her time with the Group, Ms Wong spearheaded the Group’s efforts to obtain the ISO 9002 accreditation in 2001and the ISO/TS 16949:2009 accreditation in 2014 and oversaw the revamp of the Group’s purchasing department and the Group’s production department. She also pioneered the Group’s Kaizen initiatives and is the chairperson of the Group’s Kaizen and 5S practice committees. She has nearly 17 years’ experience in the industry and is a graduate from the South Australian Matriculation pre-university program conducted by Taylor’s College, Malaysia in 1998.
Mr Chee Teck Kwong Patrick, Lead Independent Director
Mr Chee Teck Kwong Patrick is our Lead Independent Director of the Group. He was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2018.
Mr Chee holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Singapore and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales. Mr Chee has been in private legal practice since 1980 and is now a Senior Legal Consultant with Withers KhattarWong, an international law firm. His areas of practice are corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, cross-border joint ventures and investments, mergers and acquisitions, and listing of companies. He has also advised on property law and has handled several landmark development projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He also conducts civil litigation and arbitration proceedings. Mr Chee had initiated and was instrumental to the setting up of a full licensed KhattarWong’s law practice in Vietnam.
Mr Chee is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths and is a member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and Singapore Institute of Directors. He has served several years in the sub-committee of National Crime Prevention Council, Singapore, and worked with National Productivity Board, Singapore in developing and seeing the successful launch of some well-known franchises in Singapore in the early 1990s. From 2002 to 2013, Mr Chee was the Organising Chairman of the “National Street Soccer League – Lee Hsien Loong Challenge Trophy”.
Mr Chee also sits on the Board of several public listed companies. He is also Honorary Legal Advisor to Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore, and several big clans and trade associations in Singapore. Mr Chee is also the recipient of the National Day Awards 2003 – “The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masayarakat)” from the President of Republic of Singapore.
Mr Edmund Lai Sou Wei, Independent Director
Mr Edmund Lai Sou Wei is our Independent Director of the Group. He was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2018.
Mr Lai has over 13 years of corporate recovery experience with Deloitte Malaysia, with a focus on corporate debt recovery, financial monitoring and financial restructuring. In his 13 years with Deloitte Malaysia, Mr Lai was actively involved in a variety of restructuring exercises including debt restructuring for companies, special administration of companies and other insolvency administration engagements such as receivership, liquidation and corporate closure management. Mr Lai’s experience spans industries such as property development, property management, construction and manufacturing.
Mr Lai also has five (5) years’ experience in providing independent whistleblowing services, having led Deloitte Malaysia’s whistleblowing services division from 2013 to 2017. Mr Lai left Deloitte Malaysia in June 2017 to establish his own financial advisory firm providing various corporate advisory services, including corporate debt recovery and independent whistleblowing services. Mr Lai graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from Monash University in 1999.
Mr Benjamin Choo, Independent Director
Mr Benjamin Choo is our Independent Director of the Group. He was appointed to our Board on 26 September 2018.
After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2001, Mr Choo started pupillage with the financial services department of Allen & Gledhill. In 2003, he joined Edmond Pereira & Partners, where his main focus was on white-collar criminal litigation and general regulatory and corporate advisory work. In 2005, Mr Choo joined the corporate team of TSMP Law Corporation and was appointed as director in 2009. He started his second stint with Edmond Pereira & Partners (now corporatized as Edmond Pereira Law Corporation) in April 2012 to helm the Corporate and Transactions practice.
Mr Choo is currently a Director at Genesis Law Corporation and his current practice includes mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, fintech advisory and securities regulations. His work has been recognised by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2007/2008 Ed, 2008, 2009 Ed & 2009/2010 Ed). He is also listed in Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 as a Leading Individual – Investment Funds: Domestic Firms. He has also been a member of the Inquiry Panel constituted under the Legal Profession Act since 2011, and the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel constituted under the Accountants Act from 2010 to 2014.