Mr. Pang Lim is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the board of directors of Koufu in 1996.
Mr. Pang is responsible for the overall management and operations of our Group, setting and executing the strategic directions and expansion plans for the growth and development of our Group, including sourcing for investment opportunities to promote the growth of our Group's business.
Mr. Pang is one of the founding shareholders of our Group. He has more than 27 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industry, and has been and continues to be instrumental to our Group's continued success and growth.
Mr. Pang 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 Vice Chairman of the General Affairs Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a Council Member of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations.
Mr. Pang is also the Vice-Chairman of the Yuying Secondary School Management Committee and a member of the Pei Chun Public School Management Committee.
Mdm. Ng Hoon Tien is an Executive Director and was appointed to the board of directors of Koufu in 2002.
Mdm. Ng is also one of the founding shareholders of our Group. She has more than 15 years of experience in the F&B and food service management industry as the Executive Director of Koufu.
Mdm. Ng is responsible for the oversight of the operations of our Group. Mdm. Ng also assists the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in the formulation and implementation of our Group's business strategies and the F&B operations of our Group.
Dr. Yu Lai Boon is the Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our 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.
Dr. Yu joined the Department of Real Estate, School of Design Environment at National University of Singapore as a Post-Graduate Researcher, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant between March 1988 and September 1997. He was appointed as the Regional Director and Asia Pacific Head of Consultancy and Research in Jones Lang LaSalle and was appointed the Managing Director and Country Head from October 1997 to March 2006. Subsequently, he was appointed as 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.
From March 2003 to March 2006, he was appointed as the Honorary Advisor of the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore. He was employed as the Chief Financial and Investment Officer of Nakheel Developments in Dubai, the developers of The Palm Islands and Atlantis, The Palm from April 2006 to July 2006, and was subsequently employed as the Group Chief Investment Officer of Dubai World Holdings from July 2006 to April 2010.
He acted as a Member of the Advisory Panel within the Singapore Land Authority in July 2014 to July 2016. 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.
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 is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 June 2018.
Mr. Tan joined KPMG Singapore in April 1981 and was admitted as a partner in October 1991. He has over 30 years of experience in the audit of privately-owned enterprises, multi-national corporations and public listed companies, and covered diverse businesses including banking, insurance, manufacturing, trading, fast moving consumer goods, real estate, real estate investment trust, infrastructure, construction, transport, shipping, mining and food and beverage.
Mr. Tan was involved in a number of initial public offerings, debt financing and merger and acquisition transactions during his employment at KPMG. He was the Singapore Head of KPMG Global China Practice from September 2010 until his retirement from KPMG in September 2015.
Mr. Tan is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of China Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Limited and Dasin Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the trustee-manager of Dasin Retail Trust, each of which are listed on the SGX-ST, as well as Ren Ci Hospital, a charitable organisation.
Mr. Tan 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. Tan has been on various committees of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry from March 2007 to March 2015. Mr. Tan is currently an Honorary Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry since March 2015.
Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University, Singapore in 1978.
Mr. Hoon Tai Meng is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 June 2018.
Mr. Hoon 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. He joined Withers KhattarWong as a Partner from June 2007 to June 2011 and advised 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. From July 2018, Mr. Hoon is a Senior Consultant of RHTLaw TaylorWessing LLP.
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 graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University in 1976 and attained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London in 1993.