Gavin Mark McIntyre

Date of First Appointment: 23 November 2021
Chairman: Audit Committee
Member: Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee

Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nico Steel Holdings Ltd (SGX-ST)
VCPLUS Limited (SGX-ST)

Past directorships in other listed companies: Nil

Gavin is the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Company. Gavin was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director on 23 November 2021 and was redesignated as the Non-Executive Independent Chairman on 7 February 2022.

Gavin spent seven years based in Thailand and Singapore when he was in Deloitte as a project leader to lead restructuring efforts in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis post 1997 and the Dot Com bust in the early 2000s. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a practice director with a boutique valuation services firm with a strong regional presence in Asia. Prior to that, he was holding the position of Chief Financial Officer of a listed company in Singapore for five years where he worked closely with the board of directors to review projects in the fields of mineral extraction, telecommunications, and general manufacturing and distribution. In August 2016, Gavin was appointed as an independent director at Nico Steel Holdings Ltd and is the Chairman of their Audit Committee. In February 2017, he was also appointed as an independent director of VCPLUS Limited and is the Chairman of their Audit Committee.

Gavin graduated from Curtin University, Australia in 1989 with a degree in Accounting and he holds the status of a non-practicing CPA with CPA Australia.

Song Tang Yih

Date of First Appointment: 1 September 2021

Present directorships in other listed companies: Nil

Past directorships in other listed companies:
Metech International Limited (SGX-ST)
Advance SCT Limited (SGX-ST)

Song is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined the Group in September 2021 and is responsible for the overall management, operations, strategic planning and business development of the Group.

Song previously served as the Vice President of Asia Pacific of three US technology companies listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ: A10 Networks Inc from 2015 to 2019, Palo Alto Networks Inc from 2010 to 2012, and F5 Networks Inc from 2002 to 2010. During his tenures, he led their Asia Pacific’s businesses and operations from start-up or developing stages and significantly expanded market share and presence.

He started his career at IBM and Lotus Development in 1991, where he grew to assume senior managerial position of its Asia Pacific software business in 2000.

Besides his experience in the technology industry, Song was previously also the Executive Chairman of Metech International Limited from 2012 to 2014, and the Executive Director and President of Advance SCT Limited from 2014 to 2015. He was also a Vice President at OWW Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, from 2000 to 2012.

Song graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Ian David Brown

Date of First Appointment: 14 June 2021
Chairman: Remuneration Committee
Member: Audit Committee and Nominating Committee

Present directorships in other listed companies: Nil

Past directorships in other listed companies:
Cygenics Limited (later renamed CordLife Limited) (Australian Securities Exchange)

Ian is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2011, Ian has been the chief executive officer and managing director of Yallingup Ventures Pty Ltd (f.k.a. Ian Brown Group Pty Ltd), a Perth-based contract strategy training and consulting company, where he is contracted to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) to design and facilitate their national science research translation workshops focused on project risk management and impact optimisation for internal projects and external programs.

From 2009 to 2011, Ian was the chief executive officer at RepRegen Limited, a spin-out novel ceramics and polymer technology company at Imperial College London, where he was responsible for the overall business. From 2007 to 2009, Ian was the chief executive officer and managing director of Avanti Capital Limited, a Melbourne-based boutique corporate advisory company, where he was responsible for the overall business. From 2001 to 2007, Ian was the chief operating officer and executive director of Cygenics Limited (later renamed CordLife Limited), a South-east Asian medical cryogenic storage company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, where he was responsible for the worldwide operations. He spent the early part of his career in the clinical diagnostic products industry.

Ian is currently the independent chairman of OxiDx Pty Ltd, a UWA spin-out company commercialising a novel oxidative stress test in sports injury and performance; Respiradigm Pty Ltd, a TKI spin-out company commercialising a novel asthma risk test; and REX Ortho Pty Ltd, a Curtin University spin-out company commercialising a novel surgical implant device.

Ian obtained his Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland in 2007 and was awarded a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002. Since 2010, he has been retained as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school, where he mentors MBA students and alumni, serves as a co-facilitator and mentor at the school’s Sci-Tech Entrepreneur boot camps, role player at the Capstone course and a judge of the INSEAD Venture Competition.

Ch’ng Li-Ling

Date of First Appointment: 31 March 2023

Present directorships in other listed companies:
LHN Limited (SGX-ST)

Past directorships in other listed companies:
Anchor Resources Limited (SGX-ST)
Declout Limited (SGX-ST)

Li-Ling is an Independent Director of the Company. She is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia LLP, where she presently heads the firm’s Financial Services (Regulatory) & Technology Practice. Her areas of practice has included corporate and security laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities and financial services regulatory compliance, and corporate governance.

At present, Li-Ling advises fintech firms, financial institutions and capital markets services providers on MAS licensing and regulatory requirements and payment services providers on digital token issuances and the establishment of digital assets exchanges and e-payments platforms. She also advises fintech companies, investors and entrepreneurs in their capital-raising exercises.

Li-Ling is currently also the lead independent non-executive director of LHN Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST, and is the Chairwoman of their remuneration committee. She was previously an independent director of DeClout Limited from September 2012 to April 2018 and an independent director of Anchor Resources Limited from December 2015 to January 2021, companies which are listed on the SGX-ST.

Li-Ling is currently a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, Legal Practitioner (non-practising) of New South Wales, Australia and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales.

Li-Ling graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from NUS in 1994 and obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Master of Laws (Merit) from the University of London in 1995 and 2011 respectively.

Liew Yoke Pheng Joseph

Date of First Appointment: 27 November 2023

Present directorships in other listed companies:
Grand Venture Technology Limited (SGX-ST)
Tianjin Pharmaceutical Da Ren Tang Group Corporation Limited (SGX-ST and Shanghai Stock Exchange)

Past directorships in other listed companies:
Hoe Leong Corporation Limited (SGX-ST)
Shanghai Turbo Enterprises Limited (SGX-ST)

Joseph is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the chairman of the audit committee of the Company (“AC”) and a member of the nominating committee of the Company (“NC”).

He is the Lead Independent Director, Non-Executive Chairman of Grand Venture Technology Limited and he is also a Lead Independent Director of Tianjin Pharmaceutical Da Ren Tang Group Corporation Limited, a Singapore and Shanghai listed company. He also serves as a director of Lew Foundation and Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation.

Joseph was the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hoe Leong Corporation Limited from October 2019 to January 2023 and he served as Executive Chairman from January 2023 to October 2023. Joseph was previously the General Manager of business compliance and senior adviser on internal audit at Giti Tire (China) Investment Company Ltd from 2014 to 2018. He was a Consultant with GT Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd from 2018 to 2019. Joseph was an independent director of Innovalues Limited from 2013 to 2017 and Shanghai Turbo Enterprises Ltd in 2020.

Joseph began his career in 1980 as an auditor with Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now part of KPMG). He then joined Caltex (Asia) Limited in 1982 as an internal auditor. From 1985 to 1988, Joseph was head of operations and information technology audit with Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited. Joseph then left to become director of Base Management Systems Pte. Ltd. in 1989, before returning to Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited in 1992 as head of internal audit. Subsequently, between 1995 and 2003, Joseph was a director of RSM Chio Lim Stone Forest Group of companies. Joseph joined Sun Life Everbright Life Insurance Company in 2003 as its Chief Financial Officer, followed by Sage Software Asia Pte. Ltd, from 2006 to 2014, as its director and Asia regional Chief Financial Officer.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Nanyang University, Singapore. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Zhu Hua

Date of First Appointment: 1 December 2023

Present directorships in other listed companies:
Nil

Past directorships in other listed companies:
Nil

Mr Zhu is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company. He currently holds various senior positions in investment, technology and internet-related companies. Mr Zhu has worked in several equity investment fund companies and has about 20 years of experience in investment management. In particular, he has more than 10 years of investment experience in the internet, mobile internet and multi-channel network industry.

Mr Zhu obtained his Master of Science - International Securities Investment and Banking from University of Reading. He also holds a Bachelor of Economics - Investment Economics from Lanzhou University of Finance & Economics.

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