The management team is led by Executive Chairman, Mr Zhong Sheng Jian and Group Managing Director, Mr Tan Chee Keong Roy. Assisting Mr Zhong and Mr Roy Tan are five other key executives. Brief particulars of their qualifications and work experience are set out below:
Mr Sonny Tan
Group Financial Controller
Mr Sonny Tan is the Group Financial Controller and is responsible for the Groupís finance, accounting, tax, treasury and risk management functions.
Mr Tan has more than 20 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting, corporate finance and operational financial planning and management. He joined the Group in 1996 and held various positions in Finance and was promoted to Group Financial Controller in 2010. He was involved in the Groupís initial public offering of its construction arm in 2011, merger and acquisition as well as equity and debt financing. Prior to joining the Group, he was with Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (ďCA (Singapore)Ē) and a CPA (Australia).
Mr Chan Hong Wai
Mr Chan Hong Wai is the Managing Director of the Groupís Manufacturing division and is responsible for strategy and operations in the precision engineering and electronics manufacturing sectors. He is also the General Manager for Property operations.
Mr Chan has more than 30 years of experience in the precision engineering, electronics and mechanical contract manufacturing, as well as computing and data storage industries. He joined the WBL Group in 2007 as Managing Director of the manufacturing division. Before joining the Group, he was CEO of MFS Technology Ltd. He also held various management positions in MMI Holdings Ltd, IBM Data Storage and Conner Peripherals.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from National University of Singapore.
Mr Allan Chen
Mr Allan Chen is the Managing Director of the Groupís China division and is responsible for the Groupís property development, operations management and property management in China. Mr Chen also has oversight of all of the Groupís corporate matters within China.
Mr Chen has more than 20 years of experience in auditing, finance, corporate development, as well as real estate development and management in Singapore and China. He joined the WBL Group in 2002 and held positions of Regional Finance Director and Regional Director for WBLís China property division. Prior to joining the WBL Group, he was a regional accountant at IBM Singapore.
Mr Chen holds a Bachelor of Economics from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China as well as Master in Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is a CA (Singapore) and a Fellow member of ACCA (FCCA), UK.
Mr Steven Ong
Engineering & Distribution Division
Mr Steven Ong is the CEO of the Groupís Engineering and Distribution division and is responsible for its strategy and operations.
Mr Ong joined the WBL Group in 1984 as Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Polytek Wearnes Holding Limited. Subsequently, he held the positions of General Manager (Finance & Administration) and Company Secretary of Wearnes International (1994) Limited (now known as WBL International (1994) Limited) and Managing Director of WBLís trading division. Prior to joining the WBL Group, he was with Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP).
Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Fellow of CA (Singapore) and a Fellow of CPA (Australia).
Mr Ryan Sun
Mr Ryan Sun is the General Manager of the Groupís Hospitality division which manages the Park Avenue chain of hotels and serviced apartments with a total 788 hotel keys, as well as Serviced Offices and Convention Centre businesses in Singapore.
Mr Sun joined the Groupís facility management business in 1991 as the Manager in Taiwan and subsequently the General Manager in Singapore. He became the country head for the Groupís environmental engineering investments in 2006. In 2010, he joined the Groupís Hospitality division in Singapore.
Mr Sun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Fu-Jen Catholic University of Taipei, Taiwan and Executive Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.