Mr Hideyuki Morita was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in July 2015. He is also appointed as a member of Audit and Risk Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee at the same time. He joined former Tomen Corporation (later merged to Toyota Tsusho Corporation in 2006) in 1981. He has been constantly in charge of the Construction Machinery business from the beginning of his career till today.
He worked in Indonesia, Iran and Syria as a permanent representative. Also he worked as a President of Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation from 2010 to 2015. He is now a Senior Project General Manager of Construction Machinery & Project Department at the Tokyo Head Office. He graduated with Bachelor in Faculty of Economics from Keio University in 1981.
Mr Yeo Yun Seng, Bernard has been our Independent Director since December 2009. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. Mr Yeo runs a consultancy practice advising small and medium enterprises.
He has been in this business since 1997 and specializes in strategic advisory work, turning unprofitable businesses around, growing business units, grooming key executives including chief executive officers in preparation for listing, and overseas business expansion. Mr. Yeo is an independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee of RH Petrogas Limited.
Mr Yeo started his career in audit in 1973 with Turquands Ernst and Whinney. He was financial controller for France Scott Pte Ltd (a Sime Darby Group Company in Singapore) during 1977-1980, finance and personnel manager for Nemic-Lambda (S) Pte Ltd (a Japanese company) during 1980-1983, and finance and administration manager for Airpax Components Far East Pte Ltd (a US company) during 1983-1986. He joined Compaq Asia in 1986 and was its chief financial officer for Asia Pacific when he left in 1996.
Mr Tan Keh Yan, Peter has been our Independent Director since December 2009. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee. He joined DBS Bank in 1972. From 1998 to 2001, Mr Tan was the Executive Director of DBS Finance Ltd. He became the Bank's managing director of Enterprise Banking Department from 2001 to 2003. In early 2004, he joined Redwood Capital Pte Ltd, a wealth management and financial advisory firm and was its managing director until 2005 when he left.
Currently, he is an independent director of two other SGX-listed companies, namely Asia Enterprises Holding Ltd and Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corporation Ltd. Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from the University of Singapore in 1972 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985.
Mr Renny Yeo Ah Kiang has been our Independent Director since December 2009. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. He is also an independent non-executive director of Catalist-listed OEL (Holdings) Ltd.
He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Southampton College of Technology UK and a Master in Management from Asia Institute of Management, Philippines. He has nearly 40 years of working experience in the field of shipbuilding/ship repairing, electrical engineering and cable industries. He is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Yeo formerly held seats on various government Boards and Committees including Board member of Building and Construction Authority, Board member of the Productivity & Standards Board, Director of PSB Corporation Pte Ltd, founding Board member of the Singapore Green Building Council, the President of the Singapore National Committee (SNC) of The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Member of the Standard Council-SPRING, Chairman of Electrical & Electronic Product Standards Committee-SPRING, Emeritus President and President of Singapore Manufacturers' Federation, Member of the National Productivity Council (NPC). Prior to Mr Yeo's retirement in 2009, he was also the Executive Chairman and Director of Draka Cableteq Asia Pacific and its subsidiaries in Asia.
Mr Yeo is currently a SPRING Board member, the Chairman of The Singapore Accreditation Council-SAC (SPRING) and Advisor of Electrical & Electronic Product Standards Committee (SPRING). He is also a Director of Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council Ltd (SBACC), Member of the SBACC Governing Council and Member of the Board of Governors of Singapore Manufacturers' Federation.
Mr Yeo is also a Director of KPH Properties Holdings Sdn Bhd and its subsidiaries in Malaysia. He was conferred the Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) by The President of the Republic of Singapore (2000) and awarded the SPRING Singapore distinguished Partner Award (2011), SISIR Standards Council Distinguished Award (1994).
Mr Soh Sai Kiang joined us as our Independent Director with effect from 1 August 2012. He is a member of Audit and Risk Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Mr Soh has been Head of Business Development and the Director of Capital Markets (Singapore) at UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd since 2001, handling capital fund raising and debt financing. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Head of Internet Trading in Lum Chang Securities Pte. Ltd. (subsequently known as DBS Vickers Securities Pte. Ltd.), where he was responsible for managing the Internet trading business.
He is also co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Catalist-listed Artivision Technologies Ltd, and was appointed as its Director on 7 June 2007. Mr Soh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Merit) degree in Economics and Political Science from the National University of Singapore in 1993.