Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Fu Hao is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and the founder of the Group. He has been our Director since the Company's incorporation on 10 March 2010. As the founder, Mr Fu plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of the Group. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the PRC, with more than 10 years being in the PRC mining and commodity sector. Mr Fu is responsible for devising the Group's business direction and overseeing all projects' development activities and related businesses.
Before founding the Group, Mr Fu was the general manager of Beijing Hengzhiyuan Development Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr Fu was the deputy chief economist of Shandong Luneng Materials Trade & Mining Co. Ltd, part of the Shandong Luneng Group in the PRC. Mr Fu was with the Shandong Electric Power Corporation from 1985 to 2002 and last held the position of project manager.
Mr Fu graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in 1985 and an Executive Master of Business Administration in 2010 from the South China University of Technology (formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology). He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and an accredited senior engineer appointed by the Higher Assessing Committee for Industrial Skills Appointment, Shandong Province Power Industry Bureau. He has been the director and shareholder of Singapore Lukuang since 24 April 2006.
Ng Hong Whee
Mr Ng Hong Whee joined the Company on 8 July 2011, as Executive Director and President of Business Development. Mr Ng is responsible for the Group's general business development through identifying new business opportunities, as well as overseeing the integration of any new businesses into the Group. He is currently the legal representative of our subsidiaries in the PRC, and was appointed the director of Singapore Lukuang on 2 March 2011.
Since 2007, Mr Ng has been actively involved in the provision of financial consulting services to small and medium enterprises in diversified industries in Singapore. From 2004 to 2011, Mr Ng was the business development and financial director of Southern Angels Pte. Ltd., a manufacturer of fish paste in Indonesia. From October 1999, he worked with Tan Kian Tin & Co. (a Certified Public Accounting firm) as an audit supervisor and was promoted to an audit manager in 2001, before continuing to serve as the firm’s consultant till April 2012. Mr Ng joined Ng, Lee & Associates (a Certified Public Accounting firm) as audit trainee in May 1992 and was gradually promoted to audit senior, which he held until October 1999. Mr Ng began his career as an accounts clerk with Japan Travel Bureau Pte Ltd in 1991.
Yap Kian Peng
Lead Independent Director
Mr Yap Kian Peng was appointed to the Board as Lead Independent Director on 8 May 2012, and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr Yap has over 15 years of financial management experience in both banking and financial industries. Mr Yap currently serves as Executive Director of Capital Equity Holdings Pte Ltd, a private equity investment company, since 2005, with interests in petrochemicals, food and beverage, logistics, and property investment and development. Prior to this, Mr Yap had in 2001 joined Maybank Singapore as a senior business development manager before being promoted to team head of trade finance business development group. From 1998 to 2000, he was a director of You Yi Glass Contractor Pte Ltd, a company engaged in the business of trading in glass sheets. He joined Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in 1992 and was promoted to assistant manager, before leaving in 1998.
Mr Yap holds a Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) from RMIT University, Australia. He also serves on the boards of several Singapore-listed companies including China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd., Seroja Investments Limited, Travelite Holdings Ltd. and Soon Lian Holdings Limited.
Mr Lin Song was appointed to the Board on 8 May 2012, and serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Lin is a lawyer by profession and has been mainly involved in China-related cross-border transactions, such as M&As, foreign investments into China, and Chinese companies’ overseas fund-raising activities. Mr Lin is currently a Senior Partner and one of the founding members of RHT Law LLP, now known as RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP. Prior to joining RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, he had joined Khattar Wong LLP in 2004 as an associate, and was a Partner and the Co-Head of the firm’s International China Practice before leaving in 2011. Before that, he was the foreign lawyer at Stamford Law Corporation.
Prior to joining the legal practice, Mr Lin was a senior officer (China Operations) at International Enterprise Singapore Board (formerly known as the Trade Development Board of Singapore) from 2002 to 2004, where he assisted Singapore companies or Singapore-based multinational companies venturing into the PRC market. From 1997 to 2000, he was an assistant general manager at King Fortune International Trade Co., Ltd., and was an account manager for Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. for corporate banking from 1995 to 1997.
Mr Lin holds a Bachelor of Law from Xiamen University in 1995, and obtained the PRC legal qualification certificate in 1995. As an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation scholar, Mr Lin attended and graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with a Master of Business Administration.
Professor Sha Zhenquan was appointed to the Board on 8 May 2012, and serves as the Chairman of the Nominating Committee.
Professor Sha is a member of the National People’s Congress, and a central member of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang of the PRC. He is currently a professor at the Department of Marketing at South China University of Technology, as well as Associate Dean of its School of Business Administration.
Professor Sha holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the Shanghai East China Normal University, a Masters of Engineering in Management Engineering from the South China University of Technology, as well as a Doctorate from the City University of Hong Kong. He was previously an independent director of Singapore-listed company, Devotion Energy Limited, and a Senior Consultant of the Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong Province, PRC.