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Board Of Directors

  • Mr Thia Peng Heok George
    Mr Thia Peng Heok George
    Non-Executive Independent Director (Chairman)

    Mr Thia Peng Heok George is a Non- Executive & Independent Chairman of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive, Independent Director on 30 March 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director on 3 July 2015. Mr Thia was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 17 October 2016. He was designated to Chairman of the Board on 8 August 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

    Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.

    Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.

  • Dr Benety Chang
    Dr Benety Chang
    Executive Director & CEO

    Dr Benety Chang is an Executive Director & CEO of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 August 2018 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Director & CEO on 1 September 2018. He was also appointed as Nominating Committee member on 8 October 2018. Dr Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

    Dr Chang is an Executive Director of Baker Tech, which is the indirect Controlling Shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd..

    Baker Tech is a SGX Mainboard-listed company provides specialised marine offshore equipment and services, focusing mainly on the offshore oil and gas industry.

    Dr Chang has extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and was the major founding shareholder and CEO of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd until his resignation in July 2012.

    Dr Chang holds a MBBS degree from the University of Singapore.

  • Mr Heath McIntyre
    Mr Heath McIntyre
    Executive Director

    Mr Heath McIntyre is an Executive Director of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 August 2018 and subsequently re-designated as Executive Director on 1 September 2018. Mr McIntyre was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

    Mr McIntyre is the Managing Director of BT Investment Pte. Ltd ("BTI") and is responsible for overall management and operations of BTI. BTI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker Technology Limited ("Baker Tech") and is also the Controlling Shareholder of CHO.

    Mr McIntyre was Executive Director at Southern Capital Group, an independent private equity firm focused on middle-market Buyout investments in South East Asia. Prior to Southern Capital, he was at Affinity Equity Partners (formerly UBS Capital Asia Private Equity) then a large-cap private equity firm principally involved in Buyout investments in the broader Asia Pacific region.

    Mr McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto and a MBA from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

  • Ms Jeanette Chang
    Ms Jeanette Chang
    Non-Executive Director

    Ms Jeanette Chang is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. She was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Ms Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018. Ms Chang is also a member of Remuneration Committee.

    Ms Chang is the CEO and Executive Director of Baker Tech, which is the indirect controlling shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd.. Ms Chang has an engineering and finance background having previously worked with Mott MacDonald Group in London on UK and Singapore engineering projects. Ms Chang was a Director in the Equity Capital Markets team at Barclays Bank PLC where she worked for nine years. She has significant experience in corporate finance especially in relation to fund raising in the capital markets.

    Ms Chang holds a Master in Engineering First Class (Civil Engineering) degree from Imperial College London and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from London Business School.

  • Mr Tan Kiang Kherng
    Mr Tan Kiang Kherng
    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Tan Kiang Kherng is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

    Mr Tan is the CFO of Baker Tech, which is the indirect Controlling Shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd.. Mr Tan was a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst and Young, Singapore.

    Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

  • Mr Tan Kian Huay
    Mr Tan Kian Huay
    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr Tan Kian Huay is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 30 March 2015. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director of the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 27 September 2017. He is the Chairman of Nominating Committee and a member of Audit and Remuneration Committees.

    He has extensive experience in project management and business development, particularly in the construction industry. With over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including serving as the Managing Director of Obayashi Singapore Pte Ltd from 1989 to 2004. He was a director of NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, Choice Homes Investments Pte Ltd and Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd.

    Mr Tan now serves on the boards of Mercatus Cooperative, a social enterprise under the NTUC Enterprise.

    Mr Tan holds a Professional Diploma in Building and a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University. He is currently a fellow and was a former 2nd Vice President of the Society of Project Managers and also a former President of the Singapore Institute of Building.

  • Mr Wan Hin Weng
    Mr Wan Hin Weng
    Non-Executive, Independent Director

    Mr Wan Hin Weng is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 3 October 2018. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

    He has 30 years of risk management, audit, investment banking and private banking experience with Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.

    He is currently the Principal of KuaiLian, a software systems consultancy focusing on blockchain technology.

    He is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administration (UK). He also holds Specialization Certificates in Data Science and Applied Data Science with Python from John Hopkins University/Coursera and the University of Michigan/Coursera.

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    Mr Thia Peng Heok George
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    Dr Benety Chang
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    Mr Heath McIntyre
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    Ms Jeanette Chang
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    Mr Tan Kiang Kherng
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    Mr Tan Pong Tyea
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    Mr Tan Kian Huay
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    Mr Wan Hin Weng
Mr Thia Peng Heok George
Non-Executive Independent Director (Chairman)

Mr Thia Peng Heok George is a Non- Executive & Independent Chairman of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive, Independent Director on 30 March 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director on 3 July 2015. Mr Thia was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 17 October 2016. He was designated to Chairman of the Board on 8 August 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.

Dr Benety Chang
Executive Director & CEO

Dr Benety Chang is an Executive Director & CEO of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 August 2018 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Director & CEO on 1 September 2018. He was also appointed as Nominating Committee member on 8 October 2018. Dr Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

Dr Chang is an Executive Director of Baker Tech, which is the indirect Controlling Shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd..

Baker Tech is a SGX Mainboard-listed company provides specialised marine offshore equipment and services, focusing mainly on the offshore oil and gas industry.

Dr Chang has extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and was the major founding shareholder and CEO of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd until his resignation in July 2012.

Dr Chang holds a MBBS degree from the University of Singapore.

Mr Heath McIntyre
Executive Director

Mr Heath McIntyre is an Executive Director of CHO. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 August 2018 and subsequently re-designated as Executive Director on 1 September 2018. Mr McIntyre was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

Mr McIntyre is the Managing Director of BT Investment Pte. Ltd ("BTI") and is responsible for overall management and operations of BTI. BTI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker Technology Limited ("Baker Tech") and is also the Controlling Shareholder of CHO.

Mr McIntyre was Executive Director at Southern Capital Group, an independent private equity firm focused on middle-market Buyout investments in South East Asia. Prior to Southern Capital, he was at Affinity Equity Partners (formerly UBS Capital Asia Private Equity) then a large-cap private equity firm principally involved in Buyout investments in the broader Asia Pacific region.

Mr McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto and a MBA from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Ms Jeanette Chang
Non-Executive Director

Ms Jeanette Chang is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. She was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Ms Chang was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018. Ms Chang is also a member of Remuneration Committee.

Ms Chang is the CEO and Executive Director of Baker Tech, which is the indirect controlling shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd.. Ms Chang has an engineering and finance background having previously worked with Mott MacDonald Group in London on UK and Singapore engineering projects. Ms Chang was a Director in the Equity Capital Markets team at Barclays Bank PLC where she worked for nine years. She has significant experience in corporate finance especially in relation to fund raising in the capital markets.

Ms Chang holds a Master in Engineering First Class (Civil Engineering) degree from Imperial College London and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from London Business School.

Mr Tan Kiang Kherng
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan Kiang Kherng is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 27 August 2018. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 21 September 2018.

Mr Tan is the CFO of Baker Tech, which is the indirect Controlling Shareholder of CHO through its wholly owned subsidiary, BT Investment Pte. Ltd.. Mr Tan was a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst and Young, Singapore.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Tan Pong Tyea
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan Pong Tyea is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2010 and subsequently re-designated to Executive Chairman on 22 October 2015. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 17 October 2016. He relinquished his position as Executive Chairman on 8 August 2018 and remained as an Executive Director. On 1 September 2018, Mr Tan was re-designated to Non-Executive Director and subsequently ceased to be a Nominating Committee member on 8 October 2018.

Mr Tan is also the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Energy Group Limited ("FEG"), a Significant Shareholder of CHO.

FEG is a SGX Mainboard-listed leading player in the regional Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas sectors. It provides a full spectrum of support services for the Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas cycle, from initial exploration and drilling to production and post-production stage, with a specialist focus on the production phase of oilfield activities.

He has more than 28 years of experience servicing the oil companies and major contractors throughout the region.

Mr Tan obtained his Masters in Management Studies from Durham University, United Kingdom.

Mr Tan Kian Huay
Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Tan Kian Huay is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 30 March 2015. Mr Tan was last re-elected as Director of the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 27 September 2017. He is the Chairman of Nominating Committee and a member of Audit and Remuneration Committees.

He has extensive experience in project management and business development, particularly in the construction industry. With over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including serving as the Managing Director of Obayashi Singapore Pte Ltd from 1989 to 2004. He was a director of NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, Choice Homes Investments Pte Ltd and Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd.

Mr Tan now serves on the boards of Mercatus Cooperative, a social enterprise under the NTUC Enterprise.

Mr Tan holds a Professional Diploma in Building and a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University. He is currently a fellow and was a former 2nd Vice President of the Society of Project Managers and also a former President of the Singapore Institute of Building.

Mr Wan Hin Weng
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Wan Hin Weng is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 3 October 2018. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

He has 30 years of risk management, audit, investment banking and private banking experience with Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.

He is currently the Principal of KuaiLian, a software systems consultancy focusing on blockchain technology.

He is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administration (UK). He also holds Specialization Certificates in Data Science and Applied Data Science with Python from John Hopkins University/Coursera and the University of Michigan/Coursera.