The management team is led by Group Managing Director Mr Norman Ip Ka Cheung. Brief particulars of his qualifications and work experience can be found here. Assisting Mr Ip are six other key executives. Brief particulars of their qualifications and work experience are set out below:
Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO)
Mr Roy Tan is the GCFO and is responsible for finance and other corporate functions of the Group. Mr Tan is also responsible for the Groupís strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives and divestitures. In addition, he oversees the Groupís Property division.
Mr Tan has more than 17 years of experience in operations management, business development and strategic planning. Before joining the WBL Group in May 2006, he held various positions in OCBC Bank, ST Electronics and PhillipCapital.
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Oxford, UK, as well as Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics) and Master of Science (Management of Technology) from National University of Singapore. He is a FRM certified by Global Association of Risk Professionals and a CFA charterholder.
Managing Director | Manufacturing Division
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.
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.
Managing Director | China Division
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 of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (ďCA (Singapore)Ē) and a Fellow member of ACCA (FCCA), UK.
General Manager (Operations) | Property Division
Mr Goh Yiow Kuang is the General Manager (Operations) of the Groupís Property division and is responsible for its operations in Singapore and the region.
Mr Goh has more than 20 years of experience in building and infrastructural engineering design, project management, construction management and real estate development in Singapore, as well as operations management in China. Prior to joining the Group, he held the position of Director (MD & Group CEOís office) of Koh Brothers Group Limited.
Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from National University of Singapore, as well as Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Nottingham, UK.
CEO | 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 CA (Singapore) and a Fellow of CPA (Australia).
General Manager | Hospitality Division
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 of 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.