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 the Company and was appointed to the Board on 6 June 2014. He has more than 25 years of experience in areas such as accounting, auditing, public listings, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and business advisory.
Ong Beng Chye is currently a director of Appleton Global Private Limited, a business management and consultancy services firm. He is also serving as an independent director of other public listed companies in Singapore. He 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.
Mr Ong obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from City, University of London in 1990.
Joseph Tan Peng Chin
Joseph Tan Peng Chin is an Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 6 June 2014.
Joseph 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 before founding Wong Yoong Tan & Molly Lim in 1987 and subsequently becoming its managing partner. In 1994, he founded Tan Peng Chin LLC and oversaw the company’s practice as managing partner/senior director until 2014 when he retired from the firm. In addition, Joseph 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.
Joseph Tan Peng Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. His expertise is in the areas of corporate finance, banking, corporate and commercial laws.
Anthony Ang Meng Huat
Anthony Ang Meng Huat is an Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 26 January 2015.
Anthony Ang Meng Huat currently serves as Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. He is also currently an Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited (“Fortune Manager”) – Manager of Fortune REIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ARA Group (“ARA”). From 2010 to 2015, Anthony Ang Meng Huat was the chief executive officer and executive director of Fortune Manager, which managed a portfolio of 17 retail properties in Hong Kong (with over 3.18 million square feet of retail space and assets under management of over HK$35.2 billion, as at 30 June 2015). He was previously CEO of ARA Asia Dragon Limited – ARA’s flagship private fund, and a Director of Am ARA REIT Managers Sdn Bhd – Manager of AmFirst REIT listed on Bursa Malaysia.
Before joining the ARA Group, Anthony Ang Meng Huat spent many years in international marketing, investment and manufacturing activities. He served 14 years at the Singapore Economic Development Board (“SEDB”), including six years in the USA as the regional director of SEDB’s North American operations. On returning to Singapore, Anthony Ang Meng Huat held various senior positions with: Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited (as its executive director and group general manager); 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 administrative and corporate affairs) and Majulah Connection Limited (as founding executive director for its global networking and consulting activities).
Anthony Ang Meng Huat holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) with First Class Honours from the Imperial College, London, in 1979, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 1982 on a scholarship from the Singapore and French governments. Anthony Ang Meng Huat is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK). He Currently serves on the executive committee of The SEDB Society; The Business Management Advisory Committee of the Nanyang Polytechnic, and The School Advisory Council of Bukit Panjang Government High School.