Mr Lee was appointed as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on 7 December 2009. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. Mr Lee was a former elected Member of Parliament of the Republic of Singapore from 1972 to 1996, where he served in various capacities, including as a Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Labour, the Government Whip, Chairman of the Construction Industry Development Board and Chairman of Town Council and others. He is a Director of various companies in Singapore, People's Republic of China and Hong Kong.
Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Nanyang University in Singapore.
Mr Ong is a co-founder of our Group and was appointed as a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 28 February 2008. He is responsible for the formulation of our Group's strategic direction and expansion plans, and the management of our Group's overall business development. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area of civil engineering and foundation business. Prior to forming Ryobi Kiso (S) Pte. Ltd. in 1990, Mr Ong was a merit Scholar of the Government of the Republic of Singapore and participated in feasibility studies, master planning and implementation of national infrastructure projects. He also worked in various construction-related companies, including QBS System Pte. Ltd., Chee Hup Construction Pte. Ltd., Soh Beng Tee Civil Engineering Pte Ltd, ECA Construction Pte Ltd and Kiso Engineering (S) Pte. Ltd..
Mr Ong graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore.
Mr Ong was appointed as an Executive Director on 28 February 2008. He is in charge of the Procurement and Resources Planning Departments and is responsible for overseeing the procurement and resources planning which includes appointment of sub-contractors, allocation of resources, procurement of materials/equipment and logistics. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area of civil engineering and foundation business. He worked in various construction-related companies, including Kong Siong Construction Pte Ltd, ECA Construction Pte Ltd and Kiso Engineering (S) Pte. Ltd.
Mr Ong graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a senior member of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore.
Ms Lai was appointed as our Lead Independent Director on 7 December 2009. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee; and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. She has more than 27 years of experience in auditing, taxation, finance and accounting and is currently the Finance Director of Qian Hu Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). Prior to joining Qian Hu Corporation Limited in 2000, Ms Lai was an auditor with international public accounting firms since 1987. She is also an Independent Director of Micro-Mechanics (Holdings) Ltd, a company listed on SGX-ST.
Ms Lai was appointed by the Ministry of Finance as a council member of the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance (CCDG) from December 2006 to August 2007. She also served as a member of the CFO Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants from May 2009 to April 2012.
Ms Lai graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from National University of Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. In 2009, Ms Lai was named the Chief Financial Officer of the Year (for companies listed on SGX-ST with less than $300 million in market capitalisation) at the Singapore Corporate Awards.
Dr Lau was appointed as our Independent Director on 7 December 2009. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee; and a member of the Audit Committee. He is presently a consultant of Lau & Chandra, a firm of advocates and solicitors in Singapore. He has been in legal practice since 1998 when he was called as an Advocate and Solicitor by the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths. He has been involved in various areas of practice, including litigation in construction, commercial and contract law. He was an elected Member of Parliament of Singapore from 1976 to 1996 and a Lecturer and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore between 1972 to 1995. He is also an Independent Director of a company listed on SGX-ST, namely Mun Siong Engineering Limited.
Dr Lau has the following academic qualifications: First Class Honours in History (University of Singapore), Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (Australian National University), Second Class Honours in Law (University of London) and Barrister at Law (Lincoln's Inn, London).