Ms Ong Lay Koon
Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of the Group
She is the Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 23 March 2018. She is currently the executive director of Lian Beng Group Ltd and heads the Accounting and Finance, Human Resource and Corporate Affairs departments of Lian Beng Group Ltd. She also plays a vital role in making the Lian Beng Group Ltd’s investment decisions. Ms Ong has been appointed as an executive director of Lian Beng Group Ltd 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.
Mr Matthew Ong
Executive Director and CEO of the Group
He is the Executive Director and CEO of the Group and has been a director of the property development division of Lian Beng Group Ltd since 2013. He is responsible for seeking and developing new business opportunities, including sourcing and conducting feasibility studies of land sites and properties both locally and overseas. He is also responsible for planning, organizing, directing and managing the affairs and activities of the 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, conceptualization and design, to sales and project completion. From 2006 to 2008, Mr Ong was working in the construction division of the Lian Beng Group Ltd as a Project Coordinator and was an Assistant Development Manager in the property development division of the Lian Beng Group Ltd 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.
Mr Owi Kek Hean
Lead Independent Director of the Group
He is the Lead Independent Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 23 March 2018. He is the executive director of IMO & Partners Pte. Ltd. which provides business and management consultancy services, and currently sits on the board of Centurion Corporation Limited as an independent director. He was with KPMG Singapore for more than 30 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. Mr Owi is an accredited member of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.
Mr Foo Der Rong
Independent Director of the Group
He is the Independent Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 23 March 2018. He is currently the director of Tian International Pte. Ltd., and sits on the boards of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd, Matex International Limited and Noel Gifts International 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 PSC Corporation Ltd (previously known as Hanwell Holdings Limited) from 2002 to 2012. Mr Foo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Nanyang University obtained in 1976.