The day-to-day operations of our Group are entrusted to our Executive Directors who are assisted by an experienced and qualified key management team.
Founder and Executive Chairman
Joseph Foo Chew Tuck is our Executive Chairman and is the founder of our Group. He was appointed to our Board on 9 September 2007. He has been the executive director of Jason Electronics since its incorporation in 1978. He determines the overall strategic and expansion plans of our Group, and is responsible for the overall business development and general management of our Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the marine electronics business. Prior to setting up Jason Electronics, he was a sales executive with Port & Marine Services Pte Ltd.
Mr Foo obtained a Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom in 1987, a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma City University, United States, in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, United States, in 1992. In 2007, he was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) (Community Services) by the President of Singapore. He is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Ronald Tan Lian Huat is our CEO and was appointed to our Board on 9 September 2007. He has been a director of Jason Electronics since 1982. He is responsible for the daily management and operations as well as the overseeing of our Group’s strategies and growth. Mr Tan has been instrumental in initiating and penetrating new markets for our business. Prior to joining our Group in 1981, he was the production manager of a crystal manufacturing plant, which also serviced the marine communication equipment industry.
Mr Tan obtained a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from the National Productivity Board in 1984, a Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Marketing) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom in 1993. He is a member of the Singapore Quality Institute, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, a management committee member of the Singapore Productivity Association and a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Chief Financial Officer
Foo Hui Min is our Chief Financial Officer. She joined our Group in March 2008 and is responsible for overseeing all accounting, financial and corporate secretarial matters of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, she was the financial controller of Total Automation Pte Ltd from June 2006 to March 2008 following the restructuring of Total Automation Ltd (now known as Maveric Limited), a company listed on the SGX-ST, pursuant to which Total Automation Ltd transferred all its business to Total Automation Pte Ltd in June 2006. Prior to that, she was with Total Automation Ltd from October 1998 to June 2006. Her last position with the company was financial controller. She was also the company secretary of Total Automation Pte Ltd and certain of its subsidiary companies.
Ms Foo obtained a Bachelor Degree in Science with major in Economics from the National University of Singapore in 1998. She also possesses a professional accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA Singapore), a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Manchester.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr James Tan Peng Huat is our Chief Operating Officer. He joined our Group in 2007. From then until 2009, he was the Operations Manager of Jason Electronics, where he was responsible for the improvement of processes at the Logistics and Purchasing Department. Having assumed his current role in 2010, he now oversees the Logistics, Purchasing, Projects, Service and Technical department. Responsible for the restructuring and improvement of the overall processes at all departments, he works to ensure a seamless operation across the Group by improving efficiency, performance and coordination. He has brought 40 years of experience in operations to the Group.
Before joining our Group, he was a consultant for two companies in Kuala Lumpur, serving as an Operations Director for a wireless broadband company in 2007and a voice-over-IP telephony company from 2004 to 2007. He was a General Manager and an Operations Director for IPC Corporations Ltd, a publicly listed company in Singapore, from 1993 to 2003. Before that, from 1978 to 1993, he was a General Manager and an Operations Director for General Automation (S) Pte Ltd, a wholly subsidiary of California-based General Automation Inc.