Board Of Directors

   

CHU SAU BEN
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Chu was appointed to the Board on 20 October 2010.

Mr Chu is also a director of YC Capital Consolidated Sdn. Bhd. and YC Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.

Mr Chu was one of the founding members of Libra Group Limited (the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") and has been responsible for the management and operations of Kin Xin Engineering Pte Ltd ("Kin Xin Engineering") since its incorporation in 1997. He brought with him his vast and extensive experience in the air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation ("ACMV") business having started out since the age of 18. Largely due to his drive and foresight, Mr Chu was able to expand the business of Kin Xin Engineering into the supply and installation of ACMV ductwork, chilled water pipes and refrigerant copper pipes. Under his leadership, the Group was able to secure more projects of increasing scale and value from both the public and private sector customers over the years.

Mr Chu was the winner of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 (Outstanding Category) and was conferred the Top 10 Most Inspiring Entrepreneur Award, 2015.


     

 


   

Gn Jong Yuh Gwendolyn

Independent Director

Ms Gn Jong Yuh Gwendolyn was appointed to the Board as an independent Director of the Company on 12 December 2017. Ms Gn chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee and Audit Committee.

Ms Gn has more than 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer, specialising in corporate finance and capital markets in Singapore and the Asian region. Ms Gn is currently an Equity Partner in Shooklin & Bok LLP where she actively advises both Main Board and Catalist listed companies, SMEs, MNCs and financial institutions on areas of fund raising, IPOs/ RTOs/ dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and corporate governance. Ms Gn graduated with LLB Hons (Second Upper) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and was called to the Singapore bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1995. Ms Gn was a winner of the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award in Singapore for Capital Markets and has been recognised as a leading capital markets and corporate finance lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Ms Gn is also an independent director of SGX-ST Main Board-listed UMS Holdings Limited.


   

KONG CHEE KEONG
Lead Independent Director

Mr Kong was appointed to the Board on 24 April 2013. He currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee and Audit Committee.

Mr Kong has over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy development, private equity investment and financial accounting, having previously worked with Ernst & Young LLP and the private equity arm of ING Barings. He provides corporate strategy development and project management services to both listed and private companies in Malaysia and Singapore.

Mr Kong holds a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He is a full member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


   

SOON AI KWANG
Independent Director

Mr Soon was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Libra Group Limited on 18 September 2015. He also chairs the Nominating Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

He is currently the Principal of T.Y.Lin International Pte Ltd, which engages in engineering design consultancy and project management services. He is an engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the building industry.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Soon was a Senior Principal Engineer of JTC Corporation, and had served as Departmental Head, Infrastructure Planning & Facilities Management, at the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR). Mr Soon has over a decade’s worth of management experience in China, holding senior management positions at Singapore companies with various postings to China. Prior to that, he was a senior lecturer at Nanyang Technological University for 15 years.

Mr Soon holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science, from the then University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore) and University of Surrey, United Kingdom respectively. He has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1981 and is also a registered Singapore Certified Energy Manager.