Mr. Pang Lim is one of Koufu's founding shareholders and was appointed to the Board in 1996. Mr. Pang has over 27 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industry. 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 and drive the Group's business growth.
Mr. Pang's deep industry experience and business leadership has 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 Hainan Business Club (Singapore), President of the Qionghai Association (Singapore), Vice-President of the Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan, 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 Acting Chairman of the Yuying Secondary School Management Committee and a member of the Pei Chun Public School Management Committee.
Mdm. Ng is one of the Group's founding shareholders and was appointed to the Board in 2002. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industry.
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 25 years of experience in 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 the National University of Singapore from 2014 to 2015.
Recognised for his expertise in real estate, Dr. Yu was a focus group member for the Ministry of National Development in 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 2003 to 2006; and he was a Member of the Advisory Panel within the Singapore Land Authority from 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 from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom in 1997.
Mr. Tan Huay Lim was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2018. Mr. Tan has over 30 years of experience in the audit of privately-owned enterprises, multi-national corporations and public listed companies.
Mr. Tan started his career with KPMG LLP where he was the Singapore Head of KPMG Global China Practice from September 2010 until his retirement from KPMG in September 2015. During his time with KPMG Singapore, he was involved in a number of initial public offerings, debt financing and merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Tan also sits on the Board of other SGX-listed companies, including China Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Limited; Dasin Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the trustee-manager of Dasin Retail Trust. He is also on the Board of Ren Ci Hospital, a charitable organisation.
Mr. Tan graduated with a 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 TaylorWessing 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.