Board of Directors
Ong Lay Koon
Non-Executive Non Independent Chairman
Ms Ong Lay Koon is the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of SLB. Ms Ong is currently the executive director of Lian Beng Group Ltd and heads the Lian Beng Group’s Accounting and Finance, Human Resource and Corporate Affairs departments. She also plays a vital role in making Lian Beng Group’s investment decisions. Ms Ong has been appointed as an executive director of Lian Beng since 1999. Prior to that, she was the resource manager at Lian Beng Construction (1988) Pte Ltd from 1992 to 1999, where she was in charge of the finance, human resource and administration functions.
Ms Ong holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering (with Merit) from Singapore Polytechnic obtained in 1992.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”)
Mr Matthew Ong is the Executive Director and CEO of SLB and has been a director of the property development division of the Lian Beng Group since 2013. is also responsible for planning, organising, directing and managing the affairs and activities of our Company, allocating organisation resources and responsibilities, and making decisions regarding the bidding of contracts and submission of tenders, sourcing of financing for projects and assessing potential joint venture partners. He undertakes supervisory responsibilities and manages the execution of all property development projects from inception, conceptualisation and design, to sales and project completion.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr Ong was working in the construction division of the Lian Beng Group as a project coordinator and was an assistant development manager in the property development division of the Lian Beng Group from 2008 to 2012.
Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, obtained in 2007.
Owi Kek Hean
Lead Independent Director
Mr Owi Kek Hean is the Lead Independent Director of SLB and was appointed on 23 March 2018.
Mr Owi is currently the executive director of IMO & Partners Pte. Ltd., which provides business and management consultancy services, and sits on the board of Centurion Corporation Limited as an independent director. He was with KPMG Singapore for 33 years where he last held the positions of Head of Tax, Head of Enterprise Services and Deputy Managing Director until his retirement in October 2015.
Mr Owi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore obtained in 1981 and was admitted to the Singapore institute of Accredited Tax Professionals in 2010.
Foo Der Rong
Mr Foo Der Rong is an Independent Director of SLB and was appointed on 23 March 2018.
Mr Foo is currently the executive director of Tian International Pte. Ltd., which provides business and management consultancy services, and sits on the boards of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, Matex International Limited, Noel Gifts International Ltd., and Pavillon Holdings Ltd. He has a wealth of rich experience and knowledge in business development, corporate restructuring, investment strategies and operations management in a wide range of industries. He was formerly the managing director and CEO of Intraco Limited from 2013 to 2015 and the managing director and CEO of Hanwell Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2012.
Mr Foo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Nanyang University obtained in 1976.