Board of Directors

Mr. Kyle Shaw

Executive Chairman

Date of appointment: 13 March 2018

Kyle Shaw founded ShawKwei & Partners in 1998 and is the Managing Partner. ShawKwei & Partners is a private equity fund manager investing in mid-market, industrial and service industries operating across Asia. After investing, ShawKwei & Partners helps companies to improve operations, acquire other companies, and raise appropriate loans from banks. Mr. Shaw has been involved in Asian private equity fund management for 25 years and has led a variety of investment transactions across Asia.

Mr. Shaw began his working career in the oil industry with Tidewater Inc. in Louisiana and Singapore, McDermott in Indonesia, and Union Texas Petroleum in Houston. He joined Security Pacific National Bank's merchant bank in New York in 1987, and in 1989 founded Security Pacific Asia Fund, the first Asian private equity fund for Security Pacific managing internal capital. Kyle then joined the Tudor Investment Group to open a Shanghai office to manage private equity investments in China.

Over his investment career, Kyle has served as a director or chairman of several companies, including Beyonics Pte Ltd, Amos International Holdings Pte Ltd, YongLe Tape Ltd, Chosen Holdings Ltd, Flextronics International Ltd, China Fangda Group, SNP Leefung Holdings Ltd, and Suga International Holdings Ltd.

Kyle received an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan's National Normal University Language Institute for foreign students, and has lived over 30 years in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Mr. Danny Lien

Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 14 February 2019

Mr. Danny Lien is the founder of AMOS International (S) Pte Ltd. He has spent close to 30 years in the marine industry. Having learnt the ropes of the trade from his father who was in the same industry, he continued his career in the marine industry as an entrepreneur, starting numerous successful joint ventures.

He holds a Master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and completed the Owner President Management Program from Harvard Business School in 2016.

He is the winner of the Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009 and an honoree of the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2010. He was also the Singapore Armed Forces NSMen of the Year in 2012 and is the recipient of two State medals, the Commendation Medal (Military) in 2013 and the 25 Years Long Service Medal (Military) in 2015. Danny is also conferred the Working People’s Advocate Award by NTUC at the May Day Awards 2018.

Danny is currently the President of the Singapore Association of Shipsuppliers & Services, the Chairman of the Business Leaders Alumni Club, Council Member of the Singapore Productivity Association, Board Member of Institute for Human Resource Professionals and holds directorship in a few private limited companies in Singapore.

Mr. Peter Ko

Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 13 March 2018

Mr. Peter Pil Jae Ko is Managing Director at ShawKwei & Partners and a seasoned Asian private equity investor with 30 years of investment experience across Asia.

In 1982, he started his career at Merrill Lynch White Weld Capital Markets as Analyst in its Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group in New York. From 1986 to 1991, he joined Asia Oceanic Group, a merchant bank based in Hong Kong and New York, participating in America-Asia and intra-Asia cross border advisory and investment transactions.

From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Ko worked as Principal at William E. Simon & Sons (Asia) Limited. Based in Hong Kong, he focused on Asia based private equity transactions. The firm was founded by Bill Simon, the former Secretary of the Treasury under President Ford and the founding partner of Wesray, one of the earliest and successful private equity firms in North America.

From 1998 to 2012, he worked at H&Q Asia Pacific Group as Managing Director and, subsequently, as Senior Managing Director. During his 14 years at H&Q Asia Pacific Group, he led its Korean operations, undertaking private equity investments and establishing two onshore private equity funds primarily sponsored by Korean institutions. While with H&Q, Mr. Ko had a number of senior management roles in Japan and Greater China.

Mr. Ko holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Lim Shook Kong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 13 March 2018

Mr. Lim Shook Kong, age 66, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Chartered Accountant, Malaysia) and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (MSID). He attended the Mandatory Accreditation Program (“MAP”) pursuant to Paragraph 15.09 of Bursa Securities’ Listing Requirements in February 2005.

He has had hands-on experience in a wide range of industries, having been involved in accounting, audit, merchant banking, property development, oil and gas exploration activities, engineering and construction, paper mill and packaging businesses, precision plastic injection/molding, M & A, IPO assignments, corporate financial/debt restructuring and corporate governance and compliance matters.

He has held positions as an Executive Director/Finance Director and CFO, Non-Executive Independent Director (having served as Chairman and/or Member of the Audit Committees, Nomination Committees and Remuneration Committees) on the board of several public listed companies and private limited companies over the past 35 years.

He is currently a consultant (financial) to Sentosa 4D Magix Pte Ltd, a company which operates South East Asia’s first 4Dimensional Theatre in Sentosa Island, Singapore (since August 2009). He also serves as an independent member of a Committee of Inspection (“COI”) of a Singapore company under liquidation (since July 2011).

He is a director of several private limited companies in Singapore, representing the interests of the majority shareholders based overseas.

Mr. Alan John Hargreaves

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 14 March 2018

Mr. Alan Hargreaves is Managing Director of Copabella Pte Ltd, Australia, where he manages Copabella Trust, a private investment vehicle.

With over 35 years of international experience in corporate finance and investment, he is also an external consultant to various equity and property investment portfolios as well as the not-for-profit sector. These include being Advisor to ShawKwei & Partners, Director of Beyonics Pte Ltd, Director of Javelin Starup-O, a Singapore-based innovation fund, Chairman of Newpin Advisory Board and Director of The Sydney Retreat.

Alan began his career at Hoare Govett Asia in 1984 where he held various senior executive positions and oversaw major restructuring and expansion of the firm’s activities. This included the firm's management buyout in 1990 and its subsequent growth across Asia, which involved building operations between South Korea and India, as well as setting up the first foreign seat in Shenzhen, China and subsequently the second in Shanghai, China. In 1993, he restructured the firm’s US operations before it was sold to ABN AMRO Asia in 1998.

From 1998 to 2000, Alan was Managing Director of ABN AMRO Asia where he managed its US operations before moving to Sydney to set up and manage equity broking operations for ABM AMRO Hoare Govett Australia.

Alan is a published author and a consultant on issues of corporate strategy and change management. He is an Economics graduate from the University of Sydney.

Mr. David Wood Hudson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 14 March 2018

Mr. David Wood Hudson has 40 years of experience in the financial sector as a senior executive in private equity investing, commercial banking, and investment banking. His career focus has been on the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

David was previously a Senior Managing Director with Darby Private Equity from 2008 until 2015 with overall executive and operational responsibility for Darby private equity funds in Asia and Latin America. The fund investment activities included equity, structure mezzanine debt , and infrastructure, and investment teams were based in Hong Kong, India, South Korea , Brazil, and Colombia.

David began his career at JP Morgan where he held various roles as an executive in the bank's Middle East Group and Energy Group. In 1987, David relocated to Hong Kong as President & CEO of JP Morgan's Asia business activities (excluding Japan). In 1990, David joined Salomon Brothers as Managing Director (Partner) responsible for senior client coverage in Asia. In 1995, David joined ING Barings, Asia, initially as Managing Director responsible for corporate finance, and in 1997, was appointed President & CEO of ING's branches and all business activities in Asia. In total, David lived in Hong Kong and was active as a senior executive in the region for 20 years. In 2006, David was appointed President & CEO of ING Bank's activities in the United States & Latin America and he relocated to New York City. David is an Advisor to ShawKwei & Partners.

David received his undergraduate degree (BA) in 1970 from the University of Virginia in International Relations & Comparative Governments and received his MBA from University of Virginia, Darden School, in 1973.