BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

Dr Chan Kum Lok, Colin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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.

Mr Tan Khai Pang
Chief Operating and Technology 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.

Mr Lim Han Boon
Lead Independent Director
Mr Lim was appointed to the Board since the Initial Public offering of the Company in June 2000 and serves as an Independent Director. At present, he is the Chairman of our Audit and Nominating Committees and on 26 June 2014, he was appointed Lead Independent Director of the Company. With more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity financing services, he has  been advising the Company on matters concerning financial reporting, compliance with listing rules and other regulatory requirements, upholding of good practices for sound corporate governance, fund  raising and corporate restructuring etc.

Mr Lim holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) Degree from the City University, UK and a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Full Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr Ang Eng Lim
Independent Director
Mr Ang was appointed to the Board on 13 October 2006 and serves as an Independent Director of the Company. At present, he is the Chairman of our Remuneration Committee. Mr Ang is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited. He has more than 40 years of  experience in areas relating to the provision of audit assurance, accounting, tax consultancy, corporate secretarial and general management services, including more than 36 years as a Practising  Accountant. Mr Ang is currently a director of R Chan & Associates PAC, Chartered Accountants of Singapore.

Mr Michael Butler
Independent Director
Mr Michael J Butler was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2010 and serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr Butler, a British national, has over 23 years of successful commercial experience in world class, high technology businesses, including more than 13 years in senior general management roles with full P&L responsibility. From May 2000 to April 2009, Mr Butler served as the Managing Director, then President & Chief Operating Officer and an executive board director of Inmarsat, a FTSE 100 company.

In April 2012, Mr Butler was appointed into the Board of Director of Thuraya Telecommunications Company, to serve as one of its Independent Directors. Mr Butler also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of BSS Ltd, a global distributor of satellite communications services (since July 2015), a Non-Executive Director of Synectics PLC, a U.K. listed security & surveillance solutions provider (since February 2016) and Non-Executive Director of TPO PLC, a U.K. listed MVNO (since January 2017).