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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our management team has had many years of experience in the construction and Built Environment. With their 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

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Dr. Teo Ho Pin

Non-Executive Chairman and 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 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, and Law and Foreign Affairs.

From his prior experience, Dr Teo has developed a track record in implementing and spearheading Green & Smart City initiatives. With his strong background and network in the Built Environment sector, we are confident that Dr Teo will be able to help impart fresh industry insights and spur thought leadership, elevating the organisation to greater heights. 

Dr Teo holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Building) from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master’s Degree (Project Management) and Doctorate Degree (Building) from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom. Dr Teo was appointed to the Board of Directors on 15 October 2020 as an Independent Director, and was redesignated as Non-Executive Chairman on 30 June 2023.

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Mr. Pay Sim Tee

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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 was primarily in charge of our road construction projects in PNG. Mr Pay has more than 40 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 has a Technician Diploma in Civil Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24 February 2010, and was last re-elected on 22 April 2022.

Mr Pay was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2020.

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Mr. Pek Zhi Kai

Executive Director

Mr Pek Zhi Kai joined the Tiong Seng Group in 2018, under the Group’s subsidiary Steeltech Industries Pte Ltd as a Commercial Manager. During his tenure, Mr Pek led efforts in the development of new green construction capabilities, forming the Group’s first Mass Engineered Timber unit. Following his success, at the Group’s 60th Anniversary and strategic reorganisation in 2019, Mr Pek was appointed as Director of the Group’s three business segments, Construction, Engineering Solutions, and Property Development.

Mr Pek currently holds the role of Executive Director for Tiong Seng Holdings, and is also the Deputy Managing Director for the Group’s Construction Business. Mr Pek is currently a member of the Youth Business Affairs Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the Built Environment Subcommittee under the Singapore Business Federation’s Infrastructure Committee.

Mr Pek holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology) from University College London, and a Master’s Degree (Organisational & Social Psychology) from London School of Economics and Political Science. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 July 2021, and was last re-elected on 22 April 2022.

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Mr. Ng Kim Beng

Independent Director

Mr Ng Kim Beng is the Deputy Managing Partner of one of the largest law firms in Singapore, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.  With over two decades of experience in the practice of International Arbitration and Construction & Projects, he advises clients on complex, cross-border investments and projects, and acts in high stakes disputes. His experience in Construction and Projects spans the entire value chain, ranging the built environment, and large-scale industrial and engineering projects. As lead counsel on disputes, he has represented clients at all levels of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and regularly arbitrates under the rules of the leading arbitral institutions. 

Mr. Ng has been commended by the Singapore Academy of Law for professional excellence in Building and Construction law, receiving its recognition as Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law since 2018. 

Notable cases relating to the built environment include acting in an arbitration on disputes relating to the design and construction of a 55-story missed use development in South East Asia; acting in an arbitration on disputes relating to the design and construction of a data centre under the LCIA Rules; and acting for a contractor on disputes arising from an integrated processing agreement for the engineering and construction of a chemical plant in Singapore.

Mr. Ng has been widely recognized as a leading individual in various legal publications. The Legal 500 notes that Mr. Ng has "an outstanding reputation in construction cases”, with “an estimable track record in Singapore and Southeast Asia disputes”.

In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Ng is currently the Co-Chair of the Building and Construction Law Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. He is also a Member of the Construction Adjudicators Accreditation Committee at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a member of the Board of Directors at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) from the National University of Singapore, and was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 June 2024.

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Mr. Ong Seet Joon

Independent Director

Mr Ong Seet Joon has more than three decades of commercial banking experience, spanning across areas such as strategy and budgeting, asset-liability management, business development, credit risk & marketing, client coverage and solutioning, as well as general management. Mr Ong was the Country Head of Maybank’s Hong Kong Branch from 1999 to 2006, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Philippines Inc from 2006 to 2012. He was also a part of Maybank Singapore’s senior management team from 2012 to 2020, holding the appointment of Head-Global Banking for Client Coverage & Solutioning. In 2021, Mr Ong co-founded A3 Capital Pte Ltd, a privately held specialist real estate investment platform based in Singapore with origination and execution capabilities across Southeast Asia, and is a Partner there.

Since 2021, Mr Ong has been the Non-Executive Chairman to the Group’s Property Development business.

Mr Ong holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one from London Guildhall University, and the other from the London Metropolitan University. He also has a Master’s Degree (Economics) from Macquarie University. Mr Ong was appointed to our Board of Directors on 30 June 2023.

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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 continues to serve as an asset to our Group.

He holds a Diploma in Building Construction from Singapore Polytechnic. Mr Lee was appointed to the Board on 24 February 2010 and was last re-appointed on 22 April 2022.

Honorary Chairman

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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, Tiong Seng Contractors

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, Tiong Seng Contractors

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 has an Advance Diploma in Business Management from the University of Bradford (MDIS).

Ms. Wun Yoke Lin, Christabel

Chief Financial Officer, Tiong Seng Group

Ms Wun Yoke Lin manages all financial, taxation, treasury and compliance matters for the Group. She has close to 20 years of working experience, and prior to joining Tiong Seng, she held a similar appointment, and was part of the management team at a local construction group. 

Ms Wun, holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Sociology and General Mathematics) from the National University of Singapore, and a Master’s Degree (Business Administration) from the University of Birmingham. She is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Ong Chun 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 holds two Master's Degrees, one from the London School of Economics and Political Science, specialising in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, the other from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Project Management.

Mr. Lim Chee Hwa, Johnny

Executive Director, Tiong Seng Contractors

Mr Lim Chee Hwa joined Tiong Seng Contractors in December 2022 as an Executive Director. He is a veteran in the sector, having worked and held senior positions through the entire chain of the Built Environment Industry, from development, construction and consultancy services. He also sat in numerous executive committees in the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL), and was the Board member of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) from 2020 to 2023. His most notable contributions has been in the areas of new construction methodologies and innovations. These included the pioneering of Concrete Pre-fabricated, Pre-finished Volumetric Construction for residential buildings, Modular Volumetric Multi-storey Carpark Construction and Advanced Hybrid system of Pre-cast Construction.

Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelors Degree (Architecture) from the National University of Singapore, School of Architecture in 1990, and obtained his registration with the Board of Architects in 1993, where he was also awarded the Board of Architects Prize in 1993.

Mr.Lim Jin Wui, Darius

Executive Director, Tiong Seng Engineering Solutions

Mr Lim Jin Wui Darius joined Tiong Seng Group in January 2022 as Head of Group Strategy & Plans and also assumed the role of Executive Director of Tiong Seng Engineering Solutions Pte. Ltd. (TSES). Mr Lim was appointed as Managing Director of Robin Village Development Pte. Ltd in September 2022. He is responsible for TSES’ Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) capabilities and sustainable solutions, as well as securing strategic opportunities for TSES’ businesses and products in the global markets. Prior to joining Tiong Seng, Mr Lim held leadership positions across the commercial and public sectors, bringing a wealth of experience in senior management and overseas business expansion.

Mr Lim has a Bachelor’s Degree (Economics and International Relations) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master Degree (Business Administration) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also participated in the International Advanced Management Programme from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management), USA.

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Dr Teo Ho Pin

Non-Executive Chairman and 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, and Law and Foreign Affairs.

From his prior experience, Dr Teo has developed a track record in implementing and spearheading Green & Smart City initiatives. With his strong background and network in the Built Environment sector, we are confident that Dr Teo will be able to help impart fresh industry insights and spur thought leadership, elevating the organisation to greater heights. 

Dr Teo holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Building) from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master’s Degree (Project Management) and Doctorate Degree (Building) from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom. Dr Teo was appointed to the Board of Directors on 15 October 2020 as an Independent Director, and was redesignated as Non-Executive Chairman on 30 June 2023.
 

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Mr Pay Sim Tee

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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 was primarily in charge of our road construction projects in PNG. Mr Pay has more than 40 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 has a Technician Diploma in Civil Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 24 February 2010, and was last re-elected on 22 April 2022.

 

Mr Pay was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2020.

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Mr Pek Zhi Kai

Executive Director

Mr Pek Zhi Kai joined the Tiong Seng Group in 2018, under the Group’s subsidiary Steeltech Industries Pte Ltd as a Commercial Manager. During his tenure, Mr Pek led efforts in the development of new green construction capabilities, forming the Group’s first Mass Engineered Timber unit. Following his success, at the Group’s 60th Anniversary and strategic reorganisation in 2019, Mr Pek was appointed as Director of the Group’s three business segments, Construction, Engineering Solutions, and Property Development.

Mr Pek currently holds the role of Executive Director for Tiong Seng Holdings, and is also the Deputy Managing Director for the Group’s Construction Business. Mr Pek is currently a member of the Youth Business Affairs Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the Built Environment Subcommittee under the Singapore Business Federation’s Infrastructure Committee.

Mr Pek holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology) from University College London, and a Master’s Degree (Organisational & Social Psychology) from London School of Economics and Political Science. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 July 2021, and was last re-elected on 22 April 2022.

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Mr Ng Kim Beng

Independent Director

Mr Ng Kim Beng is the Deputy Managing Partner of one of the largest law firms in Singapore, Rajah & Tann LLP. There, he has had over two decades of experience as a counsel in the practice of International Arbitrations and Construction & Projects. As Counsel, he leads and advises on complex, cross-border investments and projects, and acts in high stakes disputes. Aside from regularly arbitrating under the rules of SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA and other institutions, Mr. Ng has also served as a preeminent construction lawyer, representing an array of local and regional clients, across the entire construction value chain. In which he has been recognized as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law for professional excellence in the area of practice. Notable cases for the Built Environment include acting in an arbitration between Developer and Main Contractor on disputes for the design and construction of a 55-story missed use development in South East Asia, advising an acting for the Owner/Operator of a data centre in an LCIA arbitration with claims in excess of EUR 60 Million against the design and build Contractor, and arising on dispute arising from an Integrated Processing Agreement for the engineering and construction of a chemical plant in Singapore.

Mr. Ng has been widely recognized as a leading individual in various legal publications, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Who’s who in legal, the IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500.Currently, he is the Co-Chair, Building and Construction Law Committee, Law Society of Singapore, a Member of the Construction Adjudicators Accreditation Committee, Singapore Mediation Centre, as well as a Board of Director at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) from the National University of Singapore, and was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 June 2024.
 

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Mr Ong Seet Joon

Independent Director

Mr Ong Seet Joon has more than three decades of commercial banking experience, spanning across areas such as strategy and budgeting, asset-liability management, business development, credit risk & marketing, client coverage and solutioning, as well as general management. Mr Ong was the Country Head of Maybank’s Hong Kong Branch from 1999 to 2006, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Philippines Inc from 2006 to 2012. He was also a part of Maybank Singapore’s senior management team from 2012 to 2020, holding the appointment of Head-Global Banking for Client Coverage & Solutioning. In 2021, Mr Ong co-founded A3 Capital Pte Ltd, a privately held specialist real estate investment platform based in Singapore with origination and execution capabilities across Southeast Asia, and is a Partner there.

Since 2021, Mr Ong has been the Non-Executive Chairman to the Group’s Property Development business.

Mr Ong holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one from London Guildhall University, and the other from the London Metropolitan University. He also has a Master’s Degree (Economics) from Macquarie University. Mr Ong was appointed to our Board of Directors on 30 June 2023.

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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. Mr Lee was appointed to the Board on 24 February 2010 and was last re-appointed on 22 April 2022.

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