BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

MR GOH CHING WAH, GEORGE
Group Executive Chairman

He was appointed as Director on 1 September 1990 and re-designated as GROUP EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN on 7 July 2009. He is the Group Executive Chairman of our related company, Internet Technology Group Limited (ITG) and an Executive Director of our related company, VGO Corporation Limited (VGO). Mr George Goh and his brothers (Messrs Goh Ching Huat, Steven and Goh Ching Lai, Joe) are experienced entrepreneurs who had co-founded the Group, the ITG Group and VGO Group. He is also the Deputy Chairperson and a Non-Executive Director of Pertama Holdings Limited trading under the name of “Harvey Norman”, which retails electrical, computer, furniture and household products. George, together with his two brothers, was the winner of the 1994 Rotary – ASME Entrepreneur Award. George and his two brothers have 29 years of experience in distribution and retailing of lifestyle products in footwear, fashion apparel, sporting goods, golf, bags and accessories under the Group and also retailing sporting goods under World of Sports, Mizuno, Columbia and Outdoors.
George is responsible for overall Group direction, strategic planning and business development. He is a member of the Nominating Committee for the Group.

MR GOH CHING HUAT, STEVEN
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director

He was appointed as Director on 1 September 1990 and re-designated as EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR on 1 July 2006. He is the Chief Executive Officer / Group Executive Chairman of our related company, VGO and an Executive Director of our related company, ITG. Steven, together with his two brothers, was the winner of the 1994 Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur Award. Steven and his two brothers have 29 years of experience in distribution and retailing of lifestyle products in footwear, fashion apparel, sporting goods, golf, bags and accessories under the Group and also retailing sporting goods under World of Sports, Mizuno, Columbia and Outdoors.
Steven is jointly responsible for overall management of the Group and businesses.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

MR GOH CHING LAI, JOE
Non-Independent / Non-Executive Director

He was appointed as Director on 1 September 1990 and re-designated as NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR on 1 May 2009. He is also the Non-Executive Director of our related companies, VGO and ITG. Goh brothers were the winner of the 1994 Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur Award. Their business interests range from distribution, retailing and technology investments to property development in the Asia Pacific region. He is a Non-Executive Director of Pertama Holdings Limited, trading under the name of “Harvey Norman”, which retails electrical, computer, furniture and household products. Mr Joe Goh and his two brothers have 29 years of experience in distribution and retailing of lifestyle products in footwear, fashion apparel, sporting goods, golf, bags and accessories. Besides being a member of the Nominating Committee for the Group, he is also a member of the Audit, Renumeration and Nominating Committees of Pertama Holdings Limited.

MR WONG KING KHENG
Independent / Non-Executive Director

He was appointed on 28 October 1996 as an INDEPENDENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Mr Wong is presently the Managing Partner of KK Wong and Associates, a public accounting firm in Singapore which he founded in 2000. In addition, he is also the Managing Director of Soh & Wong Management Consultants Pte Ltd which provides consulting services for regional tax planning, merger and acquisition, strategic business plans and advices on initial public offering services including restructuring, feasibility studies, recruitment, profit forecasts and financial restructuring. He was the founder and Managing Partner of Soh, Wong & Partners, a public accounting firm, from 1989 to 2000. Prior to that, he was an audit manager in an international accounting firm which gave him extensive exposure in the fields of auditing, tax planning, management consulting and public listing consulting. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Singapore (ICPAS). Besides being the Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating Committee for the Group, Mr Wong also holds directorships in Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Limited, Portek International Limited, ITG and VGO.

MR ANTHONY CLIFFORD BROWN
Independent / Non-Executive Director

He was appointed on 25 May 2002 as an INDEPENDENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Mr Brown was formerly the Vice President and General Manager of Prince Sports Group of United States of America for the Asia Pacific region. In this capacity, he was responsible for sales and marketing of Prince’ sports products throughout Asia Pacific. Previously he was the General Manager and then the Managing Director of LEGO Australia Pty Ltd.  Mr Brown was the winner of United Kingdom State Scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (London University). Besides being a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Nominating Committee for the Group, Mr Brown is also the Independent Director and member of the Audit Committees, Remuneration Committees and Nominating Committees for ITG and VGO.

MS HENG SU-LING, MAE
Independent / Non-Executive Director

She was appointed on 27 April 2010 as an INDEPENDENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Ms Heng is a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for the Group. Ms Heng has over 16 years of experience in an audit, corporate finance and business advisory environment with Ernst & Young Singapore. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1991 and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). She is an independent non-executive director of a Malaysian listed Group, Apex Healthcare Berhad and holds directorship in her family-owned investment holding companies.