Alex Loo, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Alex Loo is our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is responsible for our Group‘s overall management, formulating our Group‘s strategic directions and expansion plans, developing and maintaining relationships with our customers and suppliers and overseeing our Group‘s general operations. He has been instrumental in the expansion of our Group and continually sources for investment opportunities to promote the growth of our Group‘s business.
Alex Loo started his career as a marketing executive at Renaware Marketing Sdn. Bhd. After obtaining the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education in 1985. Alex Loo joined Dragonway Furniture Fitting Sdn Bhd as a marketing executive in 1989. In 1993 he left Dragonway Furniture Fitting Sdn Bhd and established Vantage Wood Sdn Bhd, a company that was engaged in the supply of timber materials for construction use, where he was the chief executive officer. In 1998 he established Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd, a company that was engaged in the business of coal trading, where he was also the chief executive officer. He left both Vantage Wood Sdn Bhd and Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd in 2007 and subsequently established our Group in 2009 through the incorporation of Gridland.
Pang Kim Chon, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Pang Kim Chon is our Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO). He joined the Group in 2013 and has over 20 years of management and operational experience. He is responsible for and oversees the overall operations of our Group, including our sales, marketing and daily operations.
Pang Kim Chon first started his career as an administration manager in Rimyasa Development Sdn Bhd between 1988 and 1989. He joined Rimyasa Marketing Sdn Bhd in 1990 and took up various positions before becoming its managing director. In 2008, he left Rimyasa Marketing Sdn Bhd and joined Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd as an executive director. Between 2009 and 2012, Pang Kim Chon also served as a director of Rimyasa Corporation Sdn Bhd. He holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Kelvin Yau Kirk Min, Lead Independent Director
Kelvin Yau Kirk Min is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board in September 2016. He is currently the chief financial officer of Imperium Solutions Pte Ltd.
Kelvin has vast experiences in the financial field. He played an important role in different companies from various sectors for the past 10 years. In 2004 to 2007, he was the financial controller for Jollibean Foods Pte Ltd. There after he joined Reed Exhibitions China Beijing for three years as finance manager. In 2010 to 2011, he was responsible for the group finance and business development for Save Our Planet Investment Pte Ltd. And between 2011 to 2013 he served as regional financial controller to Breadtalk Group Ltd and followed by Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) Pte Ltd.
Kelvin Yau Kirk Min holds a Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and also a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (FCCA) since 1999.
Dato’ Thomas Koh, Independent Director
Dato’ Thomas Koh is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board in September 2014. He is currently a senior partner in the law firm Messrs Isharidah Ho Chong & Menon, having joined the firm since 1993. Dato’ Thomas Koh commenced his legal practice in the law firm Messrs Rashid & Lee. Between 1984 and 1986, he was a partner in the litigation department of the law firm Messrs Yusoff Shamsuddin & Partners. He then moved to the law firm Messrs KH Azhar & Koh where he was a partner heading the conveyancing department from 1986 to 1993. He was admitted as a Barrister to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1984. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from University of London in 1982. In addition, he was awarded the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar (DPTJ) in 2008.
Teng Chang Yeow, Independent Director
Teng Chang Yeow is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board in March 2016. He is currently holds the directorships of WYNS Consulting Services Sdn Bhd, Telewyn (M) Sdn Bhd and Malmar Resources Pte Ltd.
Teng Chang Yeow has vast experience in governmental affairs and human relationship-conflict management. He was tasked to revive five major abandoned commercial and housing projects in Penang following the 1997 financial crisis. Prior to this, he served as a Penang State Minister and Legislator, and was involved in tourism development and environmental policy formulation and implementation. He was responsible for the final phase of the listing of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Teng Chang Yeow holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in History and Management from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Pay Cher Wee, Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director
Pay Cher Wee is our Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director and was appointed to our Board in March 2016.
Pay Cher Wee possesses more than 20 years of experience in the audit, manufacturing, supply chain management, healthcare and private equity investment sectors. He is currently the Co-Founding Partner of Accion Capital Management Pte Ltd, a registered fund management company, which was set up in 2009.
Prior to Accion, Pay Cher Wee was Executive Vice President of GKG Investment Holdings Pte Ltd, and was responsible for its private and public investments in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. He was formerly the CFO of Raffles Medical Group Ltd and Venture Corporation Ltd, both listed on the Singapore Exchange. He began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He is currently sits on the boards of several private companies in Singapore and China.
Pay Cher Wee holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University. He was a Council Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Cancer Society from 2009 to 2015.
Yang Zheng, Independent Director
Yang Zheng is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board in May 2017. He is currently serve as a Responsible Officer of Phoenician Advisory Ltd (Hong Kong).
Yang Zheng has vast experience in valuing mineral assets. He has successfully conducted more than 100 valuations of different types of minerals in different countries. Yang Zheng started his career with HSBC Bank (China) in late 2008. In between 2010 to 2011, he was senior analyst for Global Mining Pty Ltd. Thereafter he joined Hong Kong listed GCA Group for four and a half years as director and department head where he gained a rich experience and knowledge in valuing mineral assets. In 2015 to 2016, he was director of research and asset management at Cedrus Investments Ltd (Hong Kong) for its minerals and energy portfolio.
Yang Zheng holds a PhD degree in Mineral Economics from University of Geosciences in China and a Master of Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales in Australia. Besides that, he is an Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.