Karen Loh

Non-Executive Chairman

Ms Karen Loh was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011 and was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Group on 24 February 2017. Ms Loh commenced her career as a management trainee with 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 onwards, she became the director of Far East Refrigeration (Hong Kong) Limited and Far East Refrigeration Limited, respectively.

Ms Loh obtained an Advanced Certificate in Accounting from Alexander College in 1994.

Steven Loh

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr Steven Loh was appointed to the Board of Far East Group in 1990. He has over 30 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 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.

David Leng

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director

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 South-East 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.

Wilson Ho

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Wilson Ho was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Board on 1 September 2020. He is currently the Managing Director, Asia of Westcon-Comstor, a value-added global technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Centre, where he is responsible for managing the business across 12 countries in Asia.

His experiences over the last 20 plus years include working in the capital markets group of DBS Bank Ltd, holding the post of Chief Financial Officer of a SGX-Main Board listed company, as well as building and managing a regional IT distribution group. He currently also sits on the board of Kim Heng Ltd. which is listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST, as Lead Independent Director.

Mr Ho graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree. He is a Chartered Accountant, Singapore (CA Singapore) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Andrew Mak

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Mak was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. He is a practising lawyer with more than 27 years of experience in legal practice. He is currently a consultant with Fortis Law Corporation. His current practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities and capital markets, listed company work, general corporate/commercial work, cross-border transactions. He is also familiar with corporate governance.

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, and an independent director of H2G Green Limited, which is listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST. He is also a member of the advisory board at Executives' Global Network (Singapore) as well as a board member of The Singapore Lyric Opera Limited. 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 Laws (Second-Class Honours Upper Division).

Tan Hwee Kiong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan Hwee Kiong was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2011. He is a senior business leader with 30 years of industrial and commercial experience, of which 16 years he was involved in the HVAC&R industry. Mr Tan spent most of his HVAC&R career in Carrier Corporation (a division of United Technologies Corporation), where he served as the Regional Managing Director responsible for South Asia region and various capacities in Asia Pacific region.

Mr Tan was the Regional Managing Director of Snap-On Tools (Singapore) Pte Ltd and responsible for South-East Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea from 2008 to early 2018. From March 2018 to December 2021, Mr Tan was the Chief Operation Officer of Leedon National Oxygen Ltd and responsible for its Fire Safety group of companies in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Australia. He is currently running his own business in the food industry.

Mr Tan graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree. He also obtained a Diploma in Building Services from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Singapore Institute of Management.