MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our management team has had many years of experience in the construction and property development industry. With the wealth of experiences and technical know-how, they are able to react on a timely basis to any operational or on-site issues.

Board of Directors

Mr Ong Lay Khiam

Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Ong Lay Khiam was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24th February 2010 and was re-elected on 27th April 2011. Mr Ong worked in the local banking and finance sector since 1971 principally as a commercial banker. He held senior management positions at the DBS, Tat Lee Bank and Hong Leong Finance during his long career. Prior to his retirement in September 2013, he was an Executive Director with UBS AG Wealth Management.

Mr Ong has also been active in the education and nonprofit sector. He served on the Council of both Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) as well as the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Currently, he is an Honorary Council Member of the SCCCI and a member of the Investment Committee of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC). He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the NTU.

Mr Ong is an Independent Director and Chairman of Nominating Committee of International Healthway Corporation Ltd as well. Mr Ong holds an Honours First Class degree from the Nanyang University and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Pay Sim Tee

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Pay Sim Tee first started his career in the construction industry at Tiong Seng Contractors in 1977. In 1989, he became a director of Tiong Seng Contractors and is primarily in charge of our road construction projects in PNG. Mr Pay has more than 30 years of experience in earthwork, road and bridge construction, civil engineering and building work in Singapore, the PRC, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, PNG and Laos. He is also in charge of property development and human resource in Tiong Seng Holdings Limited. Mr Pay Sim Tee obtained a Technician Diploma in Civil Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic in 1980. Mr Pay was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24th February 2010 and was last re-elected on 26th April 2013.

Mr Lee It Hoe

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee It Hoe had previously worked in Tiong Seng Contractors as a projects management executive back in the early 1960s; coupled with his extensive experience in the brokerage industry, his business acumen is expected to be an asset to our Group. He holds a Diploma in Building Construction from Singapore Polytechnic in 1968. Mr Lee was appointed to the Board on 24th February 2010 and was last re-appointed on 26th April 2013.

Mr Ang Peng Koon, Patrick

Independent Director

Mr Patrick Ang is the Deputy Managing Partner of one of the largest law firms in Singapore, Rajah & Tann LLP, and heads the firm’s Regional Practices. He has had 24 years of experience handling both contentious and noncontentious matter and one of his key areas of expertise is in corporate restructuring and insolvency, acting for financial institutions and companies in many major and publicised cases. These include Lehman Brothers, Nortel group of companies, China Aviation Oil Corporation, Asia Pulp and Paper, restructuring of C2C Ltd (a large underwater telecoms cable company majority owned by SingTel), the collapse of Lewis and Peat (one of the world’s largest rubber trading houses), the collapse of Sogo Department Store group of companies, Alliance Technology & Development Ltd, Measurex Group, PT Ometraco (listed Indonesian company), Admiralty Leisure (owners of Tang Dynasty Theme Park), Lernout & Hauspie Group (then the world’s largest speech software company), PineTree Town Club, Fort Canning Country Club, Crown Prince Hotel and Chew Eu Hock Holdings Ltd.

Mr Ang has been consistently recognised internationally, in Asia and in Singapore as a leading lawyer in his field in consecutive years by Asian Legal Business Legal Who’s Who Singapore, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Asia Law & Practice, Asialaw Profiles, International Who’s Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Euromoney Guide To The World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, International Financial Law Review 1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers. Currently, he is a member of the Singapore Ministry of Law Working Committee dealing with legislative reform in Singapore in relation to corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy law. In addition, he is also a lecturer in Civil Procedure and Insolvency at the Postgraduate Practice Law Course and a regular speaker at conferences/seminars, and an Exco Member on the Employer Alliance. He is also an independent director of SMRT Corporation Ltd and The Esplanade Company, as well as Malacca Trust Limited, an Indonesia-based financial services group listed on Catalist of the Singapore Exchange and an independent director of Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited (a statutory company accountable to the Monetary Authority of Singapore).

Mr Ang holds a Bachelor of Law (2nd Upper Division Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Mr Ang was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24th February 2010 and was last re-elected on 26th April 2013.

Dr Teo Ho Pin

Independent Director

Dr. Teo is a long-serving politician with a career in the public service spanning over 23 years. Formerly a Member of Parliament (“MP”) for various constituencies including Sembawang GRC (1996-2001), Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC Bukit Panjang GRC (2001-2006) and Bukit Panjang SMC (2006-2020), Dr. Teo was also the Mayor of the North West District in Singapore (2001-2020), responsible for implementing Community Development Programmes for approximately 906,000 residents. During his tenure as Mayor, the North West District had clinched notable awards including the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award in 2017 and the Singapore Environment Council-Lee Foundation Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Public Sector) in the same year.
 

Dr. Teo had also served as the Chairman of the Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council (2001-2020), and as Coordinating Chairman of 15 People’s Action Party (“PAP”) Town Councils in Singapore taking charge of township management for about one million public housing flats. Over the course of his political career, Dr. Teo has chaired various Government Parliamentary Committees in National Development, Environment and Water Resources, Home Affairs, Law and Foreign Affairs.
 

Dr. Teo was in 1982 awarded the Tan Lark Sye scholarship to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Building from the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation in 1985, he joined the National University of Singapore as a teaching staff before he was awarded the National University of Singapore’s Overseas Graduate Scholarship in 1986 to pursue his Master (in Project Management) and Doctorate (in Building) degrees at Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom. In 1992, Dr. Teo was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Town Council where he was responsible for the management of over 40,000 units of public housing flats. Dr. Teo also took up three directorships in the private sector from 1999-2001, alongside numerous other public sector appointments throughout the course of his career.
 

From his prior experience gained, notably as an MP and former Mayor of the North West District in Singapore, Dr. Teo has developed extensive expertise and a track record in implementing Green and Smart City initiatives to create sustainable buildings and communities. With his strong background and network in the built environment sector, we believe that Dr. Teo will additionally help to impart fresh industry insights, spur thought leadership and lend his industry connections to elevate the organisation to greater heights. We look forward to the valuable contributions Dr. Teo will make at Tiong Seng.

Honorary Chairman

Mr Pek Ah Tuan

Honorary Founding Chairman

Mr Pek Ah Tuan was one of the founders of our Group and had approximately 50 years of experience in major earthwork, road and bridge construction, civil engineering and building work, and property development and entrepreneurial activities in Singapore, the PRC, Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Laos. He played a vital role in charting the corporate direction of our Group. By spearheading the push to venture into various overseas markets such as Laos, Papua New Guinea and the PRC in the earlier years, he helped to establish a foothold for our Group in the overseas markets on which we subsequently expanded. As one of the founders of our Group, Mr Pek had contributed significantly to the early stages of our Group’s development. Mr Pek was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24th February 2010 and was last re-appointed on 26th April 2013.

Senior Management Team

Mr Pek Dien Kee

Head of Asset Management

Mr Pek Dien Kee joined Tiong Seng Contractors in 1975 and was appointed as Director of TSC in 1991. Currently, he heads our Procurement Department and his job scope includes approving the purchase of project work materials and services, selecting and conducting periodic evaluations of competent suppliers for our projects. In addition, he is also in charge of the Procurement Department of our subsidiary in Papua New Guinea, TSC (PNG), and our workshop at Fan Yoong Road which maintains and upkeeps the plant and equipment for TSC.

Mr Andrew Khng

Head of Administration

Mr Andrew Khng has been with the company since 1981 and is in charge of corporate and Workplace Safety and Health matters for the Group. His experience spans across general, site management and coordination in managing of civil engineering and building construction projects in Singapore and India. He is also heading the BCA certified Overseas Training Centre in Myanmar. He currently sits on the board of various organisations outside our Group and is also the immediate past president of Singapore Contractors Association Limited. Mr Khng obtained an Advance Diploma in Business Management from the University of Bradford (MDIS) in 1997.

Mr Choo Hong Chun

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Choo Hong Chun has been with us since 2003 and currently manages all financial, taxation, treasury and compliance matters for our Group. Prior to joining Tiong Seng, he was with an International Accounting Firm. Mr Choo graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1994. He has been a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants since 1998.

Mr Ong Choon Tiong

General Manager, Tianjin, PRC

Mr Ong Chun Tiong has been overseeing our subsidiaries in Tianjin, PRC, since 2004. He joined us in 1998 as an Information Systems and Business Process Manager and was responsible for our Group’s expansion into new markets in the construction industry. Mr Ong graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master Degree of Science in 1998, specialising in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems. In 2003, he obtained a Master of Science in Project Management from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Bao Jian Feng

General Manager, Jiangsu, PRC

Mr Bao Jian Feng has been the General Manager of our Group for our subsidiaries in the Jiangsu Province, PRC, since 1996 and is mainly in charge of Jiangsu Huiyang. Mr Bao has more than 20 years of experience in general management. Prior to joining Tiong Seng Contractors, Mr Bao was the deputy general manager of Suzhou Yunsheng Construction Development Co., Ltd (苏州运盛建设发展有限公司) from 1994 to 1996, during which he was in charge of the general affairs of the company. Mr Bao graduated from the Suzhou Economic Management Institute (苏州经济管理干部学院) in July 1989 with a Diploma in Economic Management.

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