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.
Charles Loo, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Charles Loo is the son of Mr Loo An Swee (Alex Loo), and he was the operation trainee from 1 December 2014 to 30 June 2015; before becoming the Assistant Project Manager – Operations Department of the Company from 1 July 2015 to 30 April 2017; and as a Marketing Manager since 1 May 2017. Charles has been with the company since his graduation from the University. He has spent almost 3 years in the operation to accumulate the knowledge in the production of limestone and he also involved in the procurement department. He then moved to the marketing department and take charge of the customer sales and services. Charles Loo holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia.
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.