Nationality: Singapore Citizen
SKILL-SETS AND ATTITUDE
Entrepreneurial and Operational experience in both manufacturing and logistics sectors - Starting up a company, technical sales and marketing, accounting, recruitment, corporate Rights Issue, M&A and restructuring, and overall management.
Japanese Language proficiency and Good Understanding of Japanese Business Culture- Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan; Established manufacturing joint venture with Japanese companies, and market survey and research company focusing on Japanese clientele.
Receptive, Flexible and Eager to Learn - backing from tertiary education in both engineering and finance
Strategic Business Mindset - held positions in industry analysis, and corporate planning and management
KEY CAREER EXPERIENCE
SUWA PRECISION ENGINEERING PTE LTD (SPE) Apr 1995 - Present
Managing Director and Advisor to the Board. SPE is a toolings manufacturing and marketing company for 4 Japanese manufacturers from Suwa city in Japan.
U-FREIGHT SINGAPORE PTE LTD Oct 2000 – Dec 2001
Headquartered in Hong Kong with group turnover of US$500 million, the U-Freight Group is a transportation and distribution conglomerate with more than 64 offices and agents worldwide. Main responsibilities as General Manager included restructuring the Singapore operations, and building closer working relationships with overseas U-Freight stations to increase the local contribution and operations efficiency. U-Freight Singapore station improved its group ranking from 8th in year 2000 to 6th in the year 2001.
EXCEL MACHINE TOOLS LIMITED Feb 1999 - Sep 2000
Excel, a machine tools manufacturing company, was listed on Singapore’s Stock Exchange. As Director, Corporate Planning & General Affairs, main responsibilities were corporate planning, working with subsidiaries to meet group targets, and due diligence in corporate acquisition. Successfully coordinated with bankers and lawyers to implement the company’s Rights cum Warrants Issue in June 1999. Took on additional role as Executive Vice President of a newly acquired subsidiary in the U.S. from Aug 1999 to Feb 2000. Successfully integrated the subsidiary into the Group’s financial reporting and control system.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD Jul 1991 - Mar 1995
Assistant Head, Supporting Industries Group
The EDB is the leading statutory board which spearheads Singapore’s economic development. Activities included analysis of global technological trends in the supporting industries, introduction of overseas business and technology partners to local companies, and assisting the latter to chart and implement growth strategies using government assistance.programmes. Key activities included:
Co-organised industry-wide upgrading seminars and business development trips with industry associations and the Japan External Trade Organisation for Singapore companies to source technologies and explore joint ventures. Successfully established official linkages to 3 Japanese prefectures for close private sector. Advised Singapore companies in business negotiation with Japanese companies.
Communicated and networked with consultants, media, and other government agencies to provide assistance to Singapore companies such as tax benefits, venture capital participation, factory land and publicity for their investment projects.
MBA, INVESTMENT & FINANCE 1993 - 1996
University of Hull, UK
B. ENGRG, CONTROL ENGINEERING
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Japan University Graduates Association of Singapore