Mr Steven Loh was appointed to the Board of Far East Group in 1990. He has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC&R industry. He is responsible for the formulation and execution of the Group's business strategies, strategic directions and expansion plans, as well as managing the Group's overall business development and financial performance.
Mr Loh joined the Group in 1990 as a retail sales executive and has risen through the ranks to become the Group’s assistant managing director in 2000, overseeing its operations and financial performance. In 2003, he was appointed as the Group Managing Director. He is an associate member of Business China Singapore (通商中国).
He graduated from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1987. In 1996, he obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. On 24 June 2011, he was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2011.
Mr David Leng joined the Group as business development director and assistant group managing director in 2004, and was appointed to the Board in 2005. He is responsible for overseeing the Group's sales, strategic marketing and business development, as well as growing the Group's business in the Southeast Asia region.
Mr Leng has held several managerial positions in the automotive and leasing industry since the start of his career before joining Barcelona Motors Pte Ltd and Perocom Motors Pte Ltd (both of which are distributors of new motor vehicles) as the general manager, where he was mainly responsible for the two companies' day-to-day operations and financial performance from 1995 to 2003.
He obtained his Industrial Technician Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from the Singapore Technical Institute in 1977 and his Certificate in Sales and Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore in 1990.
Ms Karen Loh was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. Ms Loh commenced her career as a management trainee at the Group in 1988. From 1992 to 1993, she was an accounts executive of the Group and was responsible for the accounts of the Group's subsidiaries. From 1993 to 1997, she pursued her studies in Australia. From 1997 and 2000, she became the director of Old FER HK and Far East HK, respectively, and is currently responsible for overseeing the companies' finance and accounts departments.
Ms Loh obtained an Advanced Certificate in Accounting from Alexander College in 1994.
Mr Hew Koon Chan was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. He is currently the managing director of Integer Capital Pte. Ltd., a company providing business consultancy services on mergers and acquisitions. He was a process engineer at Texas Instruments Singapore (Pte) Ltd from 1986 to 1988 before joining Seavi Venture Services Pte Ltd, a private equity firm which is an affiliate of Advent International Corporation, as an investment director from 1988 to 2004.
Mr Hew graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Degree. He also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance conferred by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Mr Andrew Mak was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. He is a practising lawyer with more than 20 years' experience in legal practice. He is currently a consultant with Fortis Law Corporation.
Mr Mak is an independent director of Falcon Energy Group Limited and Leader Environmental Technologies Limited, both listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST. In addition, he also volunteers his time in community service. Amongst other appointments, Andrew Mak is a member of the Telok Blangah Citizens' Consultative Committee. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in the 2012 Singapore National Day honours list.
Mr Mak graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1994 with a Bachelor of Law (Second Class Honours Upper Division).
Mr Tan Hwee Kiong was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. He is a senior business leader with 25 years of industrial and commercial experience, 16 years of which was involved in the HVAC&R industry. Mr Tan spent most of his HVAC&R career in Carrier Refrigeration Corporation (a division of UTC Group), where he served in various capacities in the commercial and transportation refrigeration business, including being the regional managing director for South-Asia region, regional director for ASEAN, general manager of Qingdao Haier- Carrier Refrigeration, general sales manager of Carrier Refrigeration Shanghai Co., Ltd and country manager for Taiwan, etc.
Since 2008, he has been the managing director of Snap-On Tools (Singapore) Pte Ltd as well as its regional director for Southeast Asia and Korea, responsible for developing and implementing overall sales, key account management and operational strategies of the companies in Southeast Asia region, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. Mr Tan graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree. He also obtained his Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Singapore Institute of Management.