Mr. Hooi Yu Koh
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Hooi Yu Koh is our Chairman and CEO and was appointed as a Director of our Company on 18 May 2012 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2016. Mr. Hooi first joined our Group in 1996 and has served as our CEO and Managing Director since October 2005. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Kori Singapore, Ming Shin and Kori Malaysia and responsible for the business management and day-to-day operations of the Group. Previously, he served as a director of Fuchiang Construction Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Hooi has more than 20 years of experience in the civil/engineering construction industry. He was first employed with Mudajaya Construction Sdn. Bhd. as a design and planning engineer and a section head in 1995 and was responsible for the construction of Kapar Power Station Phase II in Malaysia till May 1996. Since June 1996, Mr. Hooi has been instrumental in the development and growth of our Group’s business. In June 1996, he joined Kori Malaysia as a project manager and was in charge of managing all our projects in Malaysia till November 1999. From November 1999 to October 2005, he was in charge of managing all our projects in Singapore as a project manager of Kori Singapore. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Director and CEO of Kori Singapore in 2005 and 2012 respectively.
Mr. Hooi has been a certified welding inspector certified by the American Welding Society since January 2005. Mr. Hooi graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Civil) (First Class Honours) in 1995 and was awarded the Mudajaya Scholarship Award and the Chan Sai Soo Award in September 1994 and August 1995 respectively. Currently, he is also a director of Be-st A-A Centre Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Ng Wai Kit
Mr. Ng Wai Kit is our Executive Director and was appointed as a Director of our Company on 2 March 2018. Mr. Ng joined our Group in November 2005 as an engineering manager and was in charge of construction, design and technical matters of all projects in Singapore till May 2009 when he was promoted to Technical Controller of our Group. Currently, he is also the Director of Kori Singapore and Ming Shin and responsible for the assisting in the business operations of the Group.
Mr. Ng has more than 20 years of experience in the civil/engineering construction industry. He was first employed with a Malaysia company, Arup Jururunding Sdn. Bhd. as a design engineer and was responsible for designing and supervising various civil engineering/construction projects in Malaysia and Hong Kong from August 1995 to September 1998. In September 1998, he joined SKM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. as a civil engineer and was responsible for designing and supervising various civil engineering projects in Singapore and Malaysia till June 2000 when he was re-designated as a senior civil/geotechnical engineer of the same company in charge of designing, coordinating and supervising of both temporary and permanent works till December 2002. In December 2002, he was promoted to project manager and was responsible for the management of full structural construction works of the same company till November 2005.
Mr. Ng graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Civil) (First Class Honours) in 1995 and National University of Singapore with a Master degree in Science (Civil Engineering).
Mr. Kuan Cheng Tuck
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Kuan Cheng Tuck is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed on 16 November 2012 and was last re-elected on 27 April 2017. He also currently serves as an independent director of CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited (a company listed on Catalist of the SGX-ST), Green Build Technology Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of SGX-ST) and CW Group Holdings Limited a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).
Mr. Kuan has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting, auditing as well as business and financial advisory. Mr. Kuan has worked with various international accounting firms in Singapore and Malaysia between 1994 and early 2004. He has since been managing his own business and financial consulting firms.
Mr. Kuan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and a Master of Laws (Corporate and Financial Service Law) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was also admitted to the Singapore Bar.
Mr. Nicholas Philip Lazarus
Mr. Nicholas Philip Lazarus is our Independent Director and was appointed on 16 November 2012 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2015. He has more than 19 years of experience in the legal industry and specialises in civil litigation, corporate finance and construction adjudication. He first started his legal career as a legal assistant at W.T. Woon & Company in July 1998. In November 1999, he joined Chan Tan & Partners as a senior legal associate till August 2001. In September 2001, he returned to W.T. Woon & Company as a partner till September 2002. Thereafter, he joined Justicius Law Corporation as a director. Currently, he is also a director of Sensient Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Thin Films Electronics Pte Ltd, Sealife Shipping Pte Ltd and Radley James Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Lazarus graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) in 1997. He also obtained the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1998.
At present, Mr. Lazarus is also, among others, a Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public recognised by the Singapore Academy of Law, a Construction Adjudicator and an Associate Mediator recognised by the Singapore Mediation Centre and an Accredited Tax Advisor recognised by the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.
Mr. Lim Yeok Hua
Mr. Lim Yeok Hua is our Independent Director and was appointed on 16 November 2012. He was last re-elected on 29 April 2016. Mr. Lim is also presently an independent director of Alpha Energy Holdings Limited. Previously Mr. Lim served as an independent director of Tritech Group Limited, CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited and Manufacturing Integration Technology Ltd.
Mr. Lim has been a fellow member of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants since 1985. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, as well as business and financial advisory. Mr. Lim presently runs his own management consultancy firm, namely Radiant Management Services Pte Ltd. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants as well as an accredited tax advisor with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.