(NON-EXECUTIVE AND NON-INDEPENDENT CHAIRWOMAN)
Song Xingyi is our Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairwoman and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. She is also a member of our Remuneration Committee.
Ms Song is the Chairwoman of Shanghai Yinda Technology Industrial Group Co., Ltd and sits in the Shanghai Communications Industry Association Council.
Ms Song started her career in Anhui Electric Power Research Institute from 1975 to 1988, where she was the project leader of high voltage laboratory, provides technical support for Anhui Electric Power Plant, and was responsible for the first 500 KV transmission line commissioning in Anhui Province. She then joined Anhui Diantong Communication Engineering Co., Ltd (formerly known as Diantong Institute) (“Diantong”) as General Manger in 1988. Diantong is one of the earliest companies engaged in public wireless communication network construction, where the company mainly undertakes professional network construction and maintenance of public security, banking, transportation etc., as well as wireless train controlling system, BB machine connection network, and public network in the 1990s. In 1995, Diantong made big contribution in GSM field when China began to carry out the GSM business.
In 2001, Ms Song founded Shanghai Yinda Technology Industrial Co., Ltd where she served as the General Manger until 2010. After establishing Shanghai Yinda Tech (Group) Co., Ltd in 2010, Ms Song serves as the Chairwoman of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co., Ltd till date.
Ms Song graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.
Wang Zhijun is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017.
Mr Wang started his career in Anhui Electric Power Design Institute as a group leader of line electrical design in the transmission line design department. Mr Wang is the design lead for the first 500 kV ultra-high voltage transmission line in Anhui province, he is also the designer for Power Carrier and Microwave Communication Engineering. He then founded Anhui Diantong Communication Engineering Co., Ltd (formerly known as Diantong Institute) (“Anhui Electric”) in 1988, where he was served as Chief Engineer until 2001 and is responsible for the Company’s engineering design, technical support on equipment integration and construction. From 2001 to 2016, Mr Wang served as the General Manager where he was responsible for the overall operation. Diantong is mainly engaged in communications tower manufacturing, installation, system integration, cable engineering construction and indoor distribution systems engineering. Under Mr Wang, guidance, the business reached more than 19 provinces in China, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Hunan, Henan, Yunnan. Major customers includes, China Tower, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, China railway, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE.
Mr Wang is currently also the CEO of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co., Ltd. and the Chairman of Anhui Diantong Communication Engineering Co., Ltd.
Mr Wang graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering.
Qian Zhongcheng is our Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. He is in charge of providing strategic direction and formulating business and corporate policies and strategies for the continual growth of the Group.
Mr Qian started his career in Nokia China Investment Limited – Shanghai Branch as Mobile Communications Network Manager, where he was responsible for on-site planning, engineering and network maintenance.
In 2002, Mr Qian joined Shanghai Yinda Technology Industrial Co., Ltd as Deputy General Manager, where he was engaged in project management and overall company operating, and mainly responsible for company’s business operations with their largest customer – Nokia. In 2010, he was promoted to general manager in Shanghai Yinda Technology Industrial Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Yinda”) where he expanded the company’s business presence to more than 18 provinces in China, with 25 projects including E2E 2G / 3G / LTE mobile communications related projects, network planning optimization, maintenance, large data development projects. In 2014, Shanghai Yinda received the Nokia Global Quality Award and became Nokia’s global strategic partner.
Mr Qian is currently the Vice President of Shanghai Yinda Technology Group Co., Ltd., and General Manager of Shanghai Yinda Technology Industrial Co., Ltd. Qian Zhongcheng has been engaged in communications construction work for 19 years.
Mr Qian graduated from Hefei University of Technology in 1998 with a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering.
LIM CHUAN POH
(LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR)
Lim Chuan Poh is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. He currently chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr Lim had a variety of appointments in the Singapore Civil Service including the Director-General, Telecommunications Authority of Singapore. His last appointment in the Civil Service was Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Communications. In 1998, he joined Singapore Telecom (SingTel) as its Chief Executive of Fixed Lines. He held several key management positions throughout his career in SingTel and prior to his retirement in 2011 was its CEO (International Business), where he was responsible for SingTel’s M&A activities in its overseas acquisitions, managing and overseeing the operations and business activities of all SingTel’s overseas associates and investments.
Mr Lim is currently the Senior Advisor for Nokia Global Enterprise & Public Sector, Asia Pacific and also an Advisor & Board Member of SP Telecommunications Pte. Ltd.
Mr Lim graduated with a BA(Hons) from Oxford University in 1978 as well as a MSc from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, London in 1987.
HENRY TAN SONG KOK
Mr Henry Tan Song Kok is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. He currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of our Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. Mr Tan started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick as an assistant in audit & consultancy services in 1988 before he was promoted to manager in 1993, where he was in charge of the audit of companies in various industries. He then joined Nexia TS Pte Ltd in 1993 where he currently serves as the Managing Director of Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation and the Chairman of Nexia China. Mr Tan is responsible for managing the practice to ensure all lines of services are functioning effectively and efficiently.
Mr Tan also holds directorship for several companies. He is a director of Raffles Education Corporation Limited and YHI International Limited, listed on the SGX and China New Town Development Co Ltd which is listed on the Hong Kong Exchange. He is also the Chairman of the Nanyang Business School Alumni Advisory Board of NTU.
Mr Tan graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Ltd and Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (Singapore Chapter) and Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professional Limited.
Mr Howard Cheam is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 30 September 2017. He currently chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Cheam is an equity partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He currently practices in the specialised field of Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has been involved in many initial public offerings and reverse takeovers. He has also been involved in both public and private M&A transactions within and outside of Singapore.
His experience includes various fund-raising exercises for listed and unlisted companies such as the issue of bond instruments, convertible instruments and placements. In addition, he also handles general corporate and advisory work, such as joint ventures, trade transactions and investments. Mr Cheam is involved in continuing sponsorship activities whereby he is a registered professional with the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd.
Mr Cheam graduated with Bachelor of Laws from King’s College, University of London and is a member of the Law Society of Singapore.