Mr. Pang Lim is one of Koufu's founding shareholders and was appointed to the Board in 1996. Mr. Pang has over 30 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industries. He has been and continues to be instrumental to our Group's continued success and growth.
Mr. Pang is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Group, setting and executing the strategic directions and expansion plans for the growth and development of Koufu, including sourcing for investment opportunities to promote drive the Group's business growth.
Mr. Pang's deep industry experience and business leadership have been widely recognised - he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Rotary Club of Singapore and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises in 2004. He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Prime Minister's Office of Singapore for his commendable public service in 2010 and 2014 respectively, and recognised by the Ministry of Education for his contribution and support in the education field in 2012 and 2016.
Mr. Pang is currently the President of the Qionghai Association (Singapore), Vice-President of the Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan, Executive Vice-President of the World Qionghai Countrymen's Association and the Honorary President of The Federation of Merchants' Association, Singapore. He is also currently the Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a Deputy Treasurer of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations. Mr. Pang is also the Chairman of the Yuying Secondary School Management Committee and a member of the Pei Chun Public School Management Committee.
Mr. Pang also sits on the Board of Ren Ci Hospital and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
Mdm. Ng is one of the Group's founding shareholders and was appointed to the Board in 2002. She brings with her over 18 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industries.
As Koufu's Executive Director, Mdm. Ng is responsible for the oversight of the operations of our Group. She also assists the Executive Chairman and CEO in the formulation and implementation of the Group's business strategies and F&B operations.
Dr. Yu Lai Boon was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2018. Dr. Yu has over 27 years of experience in sovereign wealth fund investment, private equity investment, fund management, real estate development and real estate-related consultancy work.
During the span of his longstanding career, Dr. Yu held senior leadership roles as the Chief Financial and Investment Officer of Nakheel Developments in Dubai, the developers of The Palm Islands and Atlantis, The Palm; Group Chief Investment Officer of Dubai World Holdings; and Managing Director and Country Head in Jones Lang LaSalle. He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Department of Real Estate, School of Design Environment at National University of Singapore between March 2014 and December 2015.
Recognised for his expertise in real estate, Dr. Yu was a focus group member for the Ministry of National Development between August 2000 and December 2000 and was involved in the provision of expert advice on urban land economics in the formulation of the Concept Plan of the Urban Redevelopment Authority for the development of Singapore. He was also appointed as Honorary Advisor of the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore from March 2003 to March 2006; and he was a Member of the Advisory Panel within the Singapore Land Authority in July 2014 to July 2016.
Dr. Yu graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Estate Management) (Honours) in 1988 and a Master of Science (Estate Management) in 1991. He went on to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Land Economics from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom in 1997. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.
Dr. Yu is also Chairman of another SGX-listed company, TSH Corporation Ltd.
Mr. Tan Huay Lim was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2018. Mr. Tan has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and audit.
Mr. Tan served as a partner at KPMG Singapore for 23 years until his retirement in September 2015.
Mr. Tan is currently an independent non-executive director of four other companies listed on the main board of Singapore Stock Exchange, namely, (i) Zheneng Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Limited; (ii) Dasin Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the trustee-manager of Dasin Retail Trust; (iii) ASL Marine Holdings Ltd; and (iv) Elite Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd., the Manager of Elite Commercial REIT. He is also an independent non-executive director of Linklogis Inc., which has on 26 March 2021, registered its prospectus for an initial public offering on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mr. Tan received his Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University, Singapore in 1978. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and the Certified Practising Accountants (Australia).
Mr. Hoon Tai Meng was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2018. Mr. Hoon brings with him over two decades of corporate and legal experience.
Currently a Senior Consultant of RHTLaw Asia LLP, he was the Managing Partner of T M Hoon & Co. from July 1997 to May 2007 and oversaw the corporate matters and civil litigation practice of the firm. Mr. Hoon later joined Withers KhattarWong as a Partner, advising on corporate legal advisory and corporate finance matters.
Mr. Hoon was the Executive Director of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd. from July 2011 to June 2018 and assisted the board in their business operations and corporate matters.
Mr. Hoon graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London in 1993. Mr. Hoon has been a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants since 2005 and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom since 1987. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Barrister-at-Law, having been called to the English Bar at Middle Temple Inn.
Mr. Hoon also sits on the Board of other SGX-listed companies, including Federal International (2000) Ltd, Sin Ghee Huat Corporation Ltd, Aedge Group Ltd and Hock Lian Seng Holdings Ltd.