Board of Directors

Danny Siaw

Managing Director

Mr Siaw was appointed as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the Company on 5 June 2013. On 22 January 2020, he was re-designated to Managing Director.

 

Primarily responsible for the business development and overall management of the Group, Mr Siaw started his career in November 1990 as a site engineer with Civil & Civic Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lend Lease Corporation Limited in Australia.

 

Following which, he was transferred to Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd (a design and build company) in Singapore in July 1993 as a project manager and rose through the ranks to become a business development manager. He went on to Magdecon Projects Pte Ltd in 1998 as an executive director in charge of business development and design. On the back of his stellar work performance, Mr Siaw was subsequently promoted to the post of managing director in 2004, a position he held until December 2010.

 

The following year, Mr Siaw joined Figtree Projects Pte. Ltd. as its managing director and subsequently became the director of Figtree Projects Sdn Bhd and Figtree Projects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd in the latter part of 2011. In 2013, Mr Siaw was also appointed as a director of Figtree Developments Pte. Ltd.

 

Mr Siaw holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design, as well as a Bachelor of Building, from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also the current Vice President of the Association of Catalist Companies.

Tan Chew Joo

Executive Director and Cost Director

Mr Tan was appointed as Executive Director and Cost Director of the Company on 5 June 2013.

 

He is chiefly responsible for the overall management of costing and budgeting of projects for the Group. Mr Tan started his career in 1973 as a quantity surveyor with the Singapore Public Works Department before joining Soh Beng Tee Pte Ltd, a general building contractor, as its contracts manager in 1975. Five years later, Mr Tan joined Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd in 1980 as its cost manager where he rose through the ranks to become senior director and general manager. Subsequently, he joined Magdecon Projects Pte Ltd in 1998 as its managing director and undertook the position of the executive chairman from 2004 to 2007. Following which, Mr Tan assumed the position of technical consultant for Magdecon Projects Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2009 and was also an executive director of Singa MP Corporation Pte Ltd, the holding company of Magdecon Projects Pte Ltd, from 2008 to 2009. In 2011, Mr Tan joined the Group and became the cost director for Figtree Projects Pte. Ltd. before becoming a director of Figtree Developments Pte. Ltd. in 2013.

 

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) from the then University of Singapore. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Lee Kim Huat

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lee was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company on 8 October 2013. On 22 January 2020, he was re-designated to Independent Director.

 

He is currently the Chairman and Director of Lee Global Capital Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiary, Enzo Global Brand Pte Ltd, involved in the wholesale of parts and accessories for automobiles, including imports and exports of merchandise products, as well as that of investment holding. Between 2012 and 2019, Mr Lee was the chief operating officer and finance director of Nordic Global Holdings Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries that are engaged in the sale, refurbishment, servicing and repair of container and material handlers, terminal tractors, heavy forklifts, quayside cranes and port equipment.

 

Mr Lee also has extensive experience in finance and accounting. From 2002 to 2009, he was the group chief financial officer of BBR Holdings (S) Ltd (“BBR Holdings”), a SGX Mainboard-listed company that engages in, amongst others, design and build as well as property development. As group chief financial officer of BBR Holdings, he was responsible for the overall finance, administration and other operational matters within the group. Prior to Mr Lee’s appointment as group chief financial officer, he was also the executive director responsible for finance, administration and other operational matters in several of BBR Holdings’ main subsidiaries such as Singapore Piling & Civil Engineering Private Limited, Singa Development Pte Ltd and BBR Construction Systems Pte Ltd.

 

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from Newport University, a Diploma in Business Studies from the City College of Higher Education (London) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an Associate of The Association of Cost and Executive Accountants and a Fellow Certified Corporate Executive Accountant of the Association of Certified Project Accountants.

Lee Choong Hiong

Non-Executive Independent Chairman

Mr Lee was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 8 October 2013. On 22 January 2020, he was appointed as the Chairman and re-designated to Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Company.

 

He is also currently the owner of LCH Quantity Surveying Pte. Ltd. which he started in 1986, that provides quantity surveying services, business and management consultancy services.

 

With more than 40 years of experience in quantity surveying, Mr Lee worked as a senior quantity surveyor at LT&Y from 1973 to 1981. Thereafter, he became a partner at Lim Chan Hoe & Partners, a company in the business of quantity surveying from 1981 to 1986.

 

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) from the University of Singapore and is a member of The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Pong Chen Yih

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Pong was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 8 October 2013.

 

Mr Pong is currently the chief operating officer of Novus Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd., a corporate finance firm licenced by both SGX-ST and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Prior to joining Novus Corporate Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd., Mr Pong was the lead partner for the Singapore Capital Markets Group of Baker Mckenzie. Wong & Leow where he practiced law in the main areas of capital markets work, compliance, investments and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Pong has been in practice since May 2002 when he started his legal practice as an associate in Shook Lin & Bok LLP. He joined WongPartnership LLP as an associate in 2003 before becoming a partner in 2008. Mr Pong subsequently joined Baker Mckenzie. Wong & Leow in 2014 prior to taking up his current position in Novus Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd.

Mr Pong is also an independent director of Grand Venture Technology Limited which is listed on the SGX-ST.

 

Mr Pong holds a Bachelor of Law from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore.

Francis Lee Fook Wah

Non-Executive Director

Mr Francis Lee was appointed as Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of Figtree on 22 January 2020.

 

Mr Lee began his career in 1990 in the Commercial Crime Division of the Criminal Investigation Department, where he served as a senior investigation officer until 1993.  Between 1993 and 1994, he joined OCBC Bank as an assistant manager.  Between 1994 and 2001, he worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Securities as a dealer’s representative.  He served at the Singapore branch of the Bank of China between 2001 and 2004 as an assistant manager.  Between 2004 and 2005, he worked at AP Oil International Ltd as an investment and project manager.  Between 2005 and 2011, he served as an Executive Director, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of Man Wah Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  He also served as a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of Man Wah Holdings Ltd between January 2011 and February 2012.

 

He was Chief Financial Officer of OKH Global Ltd from March 2015 until December 2017.  Currently Mr Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of Vibrant Group Ltd, a listed company on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

He is a director of his own investment firm, Wise Alliance Investments Ltd. and an Independent Director of Sheng Siong Group Ltd. Asiaphos Ltd and Net Pacific Financial Holdings Ltd.

 

He was also an Independent Director of JES International Holdings Limited and Metech International Limited.

 

Mr Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) in 1990 and obtained a Master of Business Administration (Investment and Finance) from the University of Hull in 1993.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.  Mr Lee is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

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