Executive Chairman 

Dr Chan, the key co-founder of the Group, is responsible for the overall  management of financials, investor relations, operations and formulation of business strategies and policies of the Group.
As a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in communications product design and manufacturing, business development and corporate management, he was responsible for formulating the strategies in restructuring and transforming the Group to be a satellite communications focused company.

Dr Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and was conferred a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 1984.

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tan, one of the co-founders, has over 30 years of experience in product development and project management in the field of telecommunications. In the past eighteen years, his work was primarily focused on satellite communications product development and strategic business management. He was instrumental in re-moulding the Group’s strategies and organisational competences necessary for the successful business transformation of the Group from consumer product-centric to satellite-based terminals and related application focus. His in-depth understanding of the industry and the competing forces helps the Group position its niche in the market. He oversees the business and technology development in order to ensure an integrated and cohesive overall Group strategic direction.

Mr Tan graduated from the University of Knoxville, USA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honours. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering (Telecommunications) from the University of California, Los Angeles Campus, USA.

Lead Independent Director

Mr Denny was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2018 and serves as an Independent Director of the Company. At present, he is the Chairman of our Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and on 1 August 2019, he was appointed Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr Denny, an Australian national, has had over 40 years of experience in the space and satellite sector. Mr Denny joined Inmarsat in 1988 and held a range of positions spanning across the technical and operational functions of Inmarsat before he retired in 2012. From 1998 to 2008, He held the position of Vice President of Satellite and Network Operations, and was responsible for Inmarsat’s fleet of satellites, network operations activities, satellite gateways, spectrum regulatory and spectrum management activities as well as satellite navigation services. In 2009, Mr Denny assumed a new role in spear heading the engineering activities across Inmarsat, ranging from new product and service development to systems engineering, of noteworthy mention were the engineering activities in connection with Inmarsat’s new IsatPhone Pro hand-held satellite phone. From 2006 to 2012 and in conjunction with his operational and engineering responsibilities at Inmarsat, Mr Denny was appointed as the President Commissioner of PT ISAT, a new satellite business established by Inmarsat in Batam, Indonesia to expand the engineering and operational functions of Inmarsat in the Asia region.

Prior to joining Inmarsat, Mr Denny was with AUSSAT (now OPTUS) in Australia, and was tasked to establish the company’s satellite control facilities and its subsequent launch and in-orbit operations of its first generation satellites.

Before his stint with AUSSAT, Mr Denny held various positions in the satellite control and satellite communications field with the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (now part of Telstra), an Australian international communications carrier. These roles primarily involved satellite launch and in-orbit support activities for Intelsat and the European Space Agency. Currently Mr Denny does not hold any other directorship. He acts as an advisor to Northstar Earth and Space Inc.

Non-Executive Director

Mr Paul C Burke was appointed to the Board on 29 September 2020 and serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Burke, an American citizen, is a businessman and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. He is currently the CEO and Director of Konnectronix, Inc. (f/k/a Telefonix, Inc.), a company he founded in 1989, which now focuses on product design and manufacturing for the e-mobility market following the sale of the company’s aerospace assets in December 2017.

Mr Burke graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration major degree (with Engineering as a minor degree) from University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA in 1973.

Independent Director

Mr Bernard Wong was appointed to the Board on 29 Sep 2021 and serves  as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr Wong brings with him considerable experience, expertise and networking, particularly on matters concerning succession plans of key personnel, to the Board. Mr Wong was the Asia Pacific Region Head of The Lubnzol Corporation for 10 years before his retirement in 2018. Against a career spanning 36 years with Mobil, BP and Lubrizol, with 19 years based in PRC, Mr Wong carried with him a vast experience in the petroleum and chemicals industries with focus on Asia Pacific. His areas of expertise include business leadership (particularly in navigating the Chinese markets), corporate strategic planning, leadership & organizational development, integration & change management as well as sales and marketing.  He is currently a CEO Coach in Vistage Singapore, a private advisory board for CEOs, executives and business owners, a Director of a start-up venture forged between A*Star and Hafnium Hafaway in 2019, Fermatics Pte Ltd, a Senior Advisor/Operating Director in Hafnium Hafaway PE Investment & Advisory and an Associate in Decision Processes International (DPI) Asia, which specializes in critical thinking processes that help organizations transform the way they conduct their businesses.

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr Chua was appointed to the Board on 1 Jan 2022 and will serve as a Non-Executibe and Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr Chua Chwee Koh brings with him a wealth of experience having spent 17 years with Certis CISCO in leading and transforming the business. He played a key role in integrating operations & technology in the security business and was leading the digital transformation in the last three years. He is currently a Senior Advisor in Certis. Prior to joining Certis in 2004, Mr Chua served 22 years in Singapore Armed Forces and retired with the rank of Brigadier General.

Mr Chua graduated with a Bachelor of Science – BS, Mechanical Engineering & Economics with First Class Honours from University of Birmingham in 1985. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and also completed Advance Management Program by Harvard Business School