DR CHAN KUM LOK, COLIN
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. As part of Company’s planned rotation of the positions of Executive Directors, Dr Chan has relinquished his position as CEO of the Company but continue with his appointment as Executive Chairman.
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.
MR TAN KHAI PANG
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Tan, one of the co-founders, has over 30 years of experience in product development and management in the field of telecommunications, with primary focus on satellite communications product development and strategic business management. He is instrumental in re-shaping Addvalue’s strategic focus, re-directing new development efforts and sharpening the organizational capabilities for the successful business transformation. Prior to his appointment as Addvalue ‘s CEO in January 2022, Mr Tan was the Chief Operating and Technology Officer where he focused on pivoting the company businesses to new growth markets for digital connectivity solutions, particularly in space, satcom and software defined radio industries.
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.
MR RICHARD J DENNY
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.
MR WONG MING GHEE, BERNARD
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 and expertise particularly on business leadership and succession planning. Mr Wong was the Asia Pacific Region Head of The Lubrizol Corporation for 10 years before his retirement in 2018. His 36-year career in the petroleum and chemicals industry with Mobil, BP and Lubrizol, included 19 years based in China. Mr Wong’s areas of expertise include business leadership, navigating the China market, strategy, corporate turnaround, joint venture and integration/change management, organisation & leadership development, and sales & marketing. He is currently also an Independent Director of Omni-Plus System Ltd., listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a CEO Coach in Vistage, a private advisory board for CEOs, executives and business owners 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.
Mr Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from University of Strathclyde, UK in 1981. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University in 2014, during which he also completed the Advanced Management Program between University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and Nanyang Business School.
MR PAUL C BURKE
Non-Executive and Non-Independent 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. He is also the Company Secretary and Director of Vanguard Protex Global, Inc.
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.
MR CHUA CHWEE KOH
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
Mr Chua was appointed to the Board on 1 Jan 2022 and will serve as a Non-Executive 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. In addition, he is also a Director of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, a member of Audit Committee of Dementia Singapore (charity) and a council member at the RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute.
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