Chan Tien Lok
Founder and Non-Executive Chairman
Chan Tien Lok is the founder and Non-Executive Chairman of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 10 October 2013.
Chan Tien Lok has over 14 years of experience in the security products and solutions industry. He is the executive chairman of IPS Group Pte. Ltd. ("IPSG"), which was founded by him in 1986. He is responsible for the overall business development and strategic planning within IPSG.
Prior to the founding of IPSG, he was the managing director of United Machinery Services Pte Ltd(now known as Denyo United Machinery Pte.Ltd.) where he was responsible for managing the company's overall operations from 1979 to 1986. From 1976 to 1979, he was the sole proprietor of Danill Machinery Services. From 1973 to 1976, he was the service manager of Auto and PlantServices Pte Ltd.piercing alert tones.
Executive Director and Group CEO
Kelvin Lim is the Executive Director and CEO of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 10 October 2013. He is responsible for the overall business development, strategic planning and operations of our Group.
Kelvin Lim has more than 13 years of experience in the security products and solutions industry. He joined our Group in 2008 as division manager of the general security division in IPS Securex, and was promoted to senior vice president in 2012. In January 2013, he was appointed as the CEO of IPS Technologies Pte. Ltd. ("IPSG"). In July 2013, he stepped down as CEO of IPST and was appointed as CEO of IPS Securex.
Ong Beng Chye
Lead Independent Director
Ong Beng Chye is the Lead Independent Director of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 6 June 2014.
Ong Beng Chye has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He joined Appleton Global Private Limited as director in 2007 and is providing business management and consultancy services. He is also presently serving as an independent director of Geo Energy Resources Limited, Hafary Holdings Ltd, Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd and Heatec Jietong Holdings Ltd. In the past, amongst others, he was an executive director and chief financial officer of Time Watch Investments Private Limited, a watch manufacturer and retailer, an executive director and vice-president of SAC Capital Private Limited, a corporate advisory firm and a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP in Singapore.
Ong Beng Chye is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Chartered Financial Analyst conferred by The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours from The City University, United Kingdom in 1990.
Tan Peng Chin
Tan Peng Chin is the Independent Director of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 6 June 2014. Tan Peng Chin has over 30 years of experience in legal practice. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1982 and thereafter practiced as a legal associate at Freshfields from 1983 to 1987, before joining Wong Yoong Tan & Molly Lim as managing partner in 1987. In 1994, he founded Tan Peng Chin LLC and oversaw the company's practice as managing partner/senior director until 2014 when he became a consultant in the company. In addition, Tan Peng Chin was an Independent Director of Armstrong Industrial Corporation from 1995 to 2014 and since 2007, he has been an Independent Director of OM Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Australia Stock Exchange. He also sits on the board of other companies in Singapore as well as overseas, and is a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths in Singapore.
Tan Peng Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.
Anthony Ang Meng Huat
Anthony Ang Meng Huat is the Independent Director of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 26 January 2015.
Anthony is currently an Advisor to the ARA Group ("ARA") and sits on several of its boards, including the ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited ("Fortune Manager") - manager of Fortune REIT, ARA Asia Dragon Limited - ARA's flagship private fund, and Am ARA REIT Managers Sdn Bhd - manager of AmFirst REIT listed on Bursa Malaysia. For the last 5 years, Anthony was the CEO, Executive Director and Responsible Officer of Fortune Manager, which manages a portfolio of 18 retail properties in Hong Kong (with over 3.27 million square feet of retail space and an AUM of over HK$34.8 billion). Before joining the ARA Group, Anthony spent many years in international marketing, investment and manufacturing activities. He served 14 years at the Singapore Economic Development Board ("SEDB"), including 6 years in the USA as the Regional Director of SEDB's orth American operations. On returning to Singapore, Anthony held various senior positions with: Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited (as its Executive Director and Group GM); Vertex Management Pte Ltd (as a Senior Vice President for Venture Capital investments); GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd (as an Executive Vice President with global responsibilities for Admin and Corporate affairs) and Majulah Connection Limited (as founding Executive Director for its global networking and consulting activities).
Anthony Ang Meng Huat holds a B Sc (Mechanical Engineering) with First Class Honors from the Imperial College, London University in 1979, and obtained a MBA from INSEAD in 1982 on a scholarship from the Singapore and French governments. Anthony is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK). He currently serves on the EXCO of The EDB Society; REITAS (REIT Association of Singapore); The Business Management Advisory Committee of the Nanyang Polytechnic, and The School Advisory Council of Bukit Panjang Government High School.