Mr Wijaya Lawrence, an Indonesian citizen and an entrepreneur, is the Executive Chairman and President of the Group. Being the founder of the Wilton, Mr Wijaya Lawrence is responsible for the strategic planning, overall management and operations of the Group.
Prior to 2000, Mr Wijaya Lawrence was involved in various general trading businesses, such as lighting products, electronics.
In 2000, Mr Wijaya Lawrence founded P.T. Wilton Wahana Indonesia (“PT WWI”), which was involved in the business of trading in lighting products and electronics.
In 2007, Mr Wijaya Lawrence was also involved in the business of trading various natural resources, such as zirconium, lead and coal, to several countries.
In 2010, Mr Wijaya Lawrence decided to cease the trading business of PT WWI and focus on the mining business of the Group.
Mr Ngiam Mia Je Patrick, a Singapore citizen, is the Non-Executive Director of the Group.
Mr Ngiam Mia Je Patrick is the Chairman and co-founder of Essex group of companies (“Essex”). He is the Chairman and CEO of IPC Corporation Limited (listed on the SGX-ST Main Board) and Chairman of Essex Bio-Technology Limited (listed on HKEx).
Mr Ngiam Mia Je Patrick, graduated in Electronics Engineering with first class honours, is an acknowledged entrepreneur in Singapore and has received many accolades. In 1990, he was awarded the inaugural KPMG High-Tech Entrepreneur Award. Other awards include the DHL & Singapore Press Holdings Singapore Business Award for Businessman of the Year in 1994 and the Chevalier De L’Ordre National Du Merite conferred by Le President De La Republique Francaise in 1996.
Mr Seah Seow Kang Steven, a Singapore citizen, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a lawyer by profession and has more than 30 years of experience in legal practice.
Mr Seah Seow Kang Steven is the co-founder and is currently a partner of Seah Ong & Partners LLP and has been involved in the management of the firm and also handled general legal matters relating to property, family, corporate and litigation.
In 2002, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) and in 2013, he was awarded the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat).
Mr Seah Seow Kang Steven obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1980 and a Diploma in Business Law from the National University of Singapore in 1988.
Mr Tan Cher Liang, a Singapore citizen, is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group. He has more than 40 years of experience in corporate audits, general management and business advisory.
In May 2000, Mr Tan Cher Liang co-founded Boardroom Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST Main Board. Mr Tan Cher Liang was the Managing/Finance Director of Boardroom Limited from May 2000 to March 2013. Having retired from Boardroom Limited, he continues to be an Advisor. Prior to May 2000, Mr Tan Cher Liang was with Ernst & Young Singapore and its affiliates since September 1973.
Mr Tan is currently an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Vibrant Group Limited which is listed on the SGX-ST Main Board and Catalist-listed Jumbo Group Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Directors of Kingsmen Creatives Ltd and Ezra Holdings Limited, all are listed on the SGX-ST Main Board. He also holds directorships in charitable organisations such as D S Lee Foundation, EtonHouse Community Fund Ltd and Children’s Charities Association. In addition, he is a Trustee of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.
He is a qualified financial professional from the Association of Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom. He was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 1996.
Mr Teo Kiang Kok, a Singapore citizen, is the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group. Mr Teo Kiang Kok is a senior lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice. He was a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP (“SLB”) from 1988 to 2011. Mr Teo Kiang Kok was the Head of the Corporate Finance and China practices of SLB. His main areas of practice are corporate finance, international finance and securities.
In the course of his legal practice, Mr Teo Kiang Kok has advised listed companies extensively on corporate law and regulatory compliance and in particular, the listing and compliance requirements of companies listed on the SGX-ST. Mr Teo Kiang Kok retired as a senior partner of SLB in May 2011 and is currently the senior consultant to SLB. He also serves on the board of IPC Corporation Ltd, Hyflux Ltd, Jadason Enterprises Ltd and Memtech International Ltd.