Board of Directors
ER. DR. LEE BEE WAH
Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
Er. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Professional Engineer who made history at the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) by becoming its first woman Vice-President in 2000. Later she assumed the presidency and was IES first woman President in 2008. She is also the first Singaporean to be awarded Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (“IStructE”) in the United Kingdom.
She is an Honorary Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and a Board Member of the Professional Engineers Board, Singapore. She holds a Master of Science (Engineering) from the University of Liverpool, UK and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. She was conferred Honorary Doctorate by The University of Liverpool in July 2011.
Er. Dr. Lee is currently the Group Director of Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a leading global engineering, planning and management consultancy firm headquartered in Singapore. Prior to this, she was the Principal Partner of LBW Consultants LLP, before the acquisition by Meinhardt Group. She was appointed as Independent Director with the Koh Brothers Group Limited on 1 July 2015.
Er. Dr. Lee is an elected Member of Parliament (MP) since 2006 and is currently an MP for Nee Soon GRC. As an MP, she has brought up many issues in Parliament to improve the standing of the engineering profession in Singapore. These ranged from the salaries of engineers to the implementation of green engineering in building structures.
Er. Dr. Lee was President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) from 2008 to 2014. During her tenure, STTA has put Singapore on the global sporting map, winning regional and international awards, including medals in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and in the 2012 London Olympics. She is currently Adviser to the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) and Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) since 2014.
MR. PHUA CHER CHEW
Executive Director and CEO
Mr. Phua Cher Chew is our Executive Director and CEO. He joined TEE International’s real estate division in July 2007 and has held the positions of general manager, executive director and managing director for real estate. Throughout his tenure, he has been instrumental in our Group’s rapid growth, leading to the expansion of our business and operations.
Prior to his appointment in TEE International, he worked in Trans Equatorial Engineering Pte. Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of TEE International) holding the positions of general manager of business development and business development manager. In April 2016, TEE Land's associated company, Chewathai Public Company Limited, was listed on the Market for Alternative Investments of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Mr. Phua was appointed on the Board of Chewathai as Non-Executive Director.
Mr. Phua holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Central Queensland University and a Diploma in Accounting from Singapore Polytechnic.
At the grassroots level, Mr. Phua has been involved actively, participating in the coordination of activities and serving as Chairman and assistant secretary of Nee Soon Central Zone 4 Resident’s Committee from April 2003 to 2007. Since July 2011, he has been a member of Nee Soon Central Citizen’s Consultative Committee. Mr. Phua is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
MR. NEO WENG MENG, EDWIN
Mr. Neo joined TEE International in August 2014. In his role as the special assistant to the Group Chief Executive and Founder, he is responsible for leading and driving special projects as well as new corporate initiatives at the TEE International Group level.
In his role as the Head of Infrastructure at TEE International, he is responsible for driving the Infrastructure business to expand into new regions and markets as well as scaling up the existing infrastructure investments.
Under his leadership, the Infrastructure business has secured new strategic investors and diversified to be one of the leading waste management players in Singapore. In addition, Mr. Neo is a Company Director of various subsidiaries and an associated company of TEE International Group.
Prior to joining TEE International, Mr. Neo worked for the Singapore government holding various leadership positions in International Enterprise Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MTI”). He is also a recipient of the Firefly scholarship granted by MTI to pursue his undergraduate education in the United States.
Mr. Neo graduated Summa cum Laude from Stanford University, USA with a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics. He spends his past time reading and playing chess and is a member of the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) Alumni.
DATO PADUKA TIMOTHY ONG TECK MONG
Dato Timothy Ong is Chairman of Asia Inc Forum, a regional platform for policy and business dialogue.
He sits on a number of Brunei and regional boards including Baiduri Bank Group, Hotel Associates Sdn Bhd, National Insurance Bhd, YOMA Strategic Holdings and the Asian Advisory Board of Prudential Financial. He is a Governor of the Asian Institute of Management and a Trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards foundation.
Dato Ong has been active in public affairs in Brunei and abroad. He chaired the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) from June 2003 to November 2010 and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 2000. He was chairman of the 23rd ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting and represented Brunei in the APEC Eminent Persons Group (EPG) from 1993 to 1995.
Dato Ong is the recipient of various state honours, including the Most Honorable Order of Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei (Second Class) (DPMB) by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei, which confers the title ‘Dato Paduka’ and the Grand Cross of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins (highest civilian award) by the President of Chile for his contribution to regional economic cooperation.
Dato Ong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and Political Science from the Australian National University and a Master of Science (with Distinction) degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
DR. TAN KHEE GIAP
Dr. Tan Khee Giap is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is also serving on the board of several listed companies and has been the chairman of Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation since 2008. He has also served as a consultant to international agencies and multinational corporations.
Dr. Tan started his career in the banking sector as a treasury manager and served as secretary to the Assets and Liabilities Committee of Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation for three years. He then moved on to teaching at the Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore before joining Nanyang Technological University in 1993, where he was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Office from January 2007 to October 2009.
Dr. Tan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.
MR. CHIN SEK PENG
Mr. Chin Sek Peng has over 30 years of audit, accounting and advisory experience and is currently the Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Audit and Assurance Division of PKF-CAP LLP, a firm of Chartered Accountants in Singapore. He is also the co-founding director of PKF-CAP Advisory Partners Pte. Ltd. and PKF-CAP Risk Consulting Pte. Ltd.
He also serves as Independent Director to several listed public companies mainly in the capacity as Audit Committee Chairman as well as a member of the Audit Committee of the Council of Private Education.
Mr. Chin worked in Price Waterhouse in UK, Europe and Singapore from 1983 to 1994 before joining the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) as the first Practice Review Director in April 1994 regulating and monitoring the standards and quality of audit work carried out by audit firms in Singapore. In 1999, he joined Arthur Andersen as a partner in its Assurance and Business Advisory division before setting up his own audit and consultancy practices with another partner in 2002.
Mr. Chin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, UK and is a Fellow (practising) Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore and a Council member of ISCA as well as the Chairman of its Public Accounting Practice Committee and a member of ISCA’s Senior Quality Assurance Advisor Panel.
MR. LIM TECK CHAI, DANNY
Mr. Lim Teck Chai, Danny is currently an equity partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.
Mr. Lim joined Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP upon graduation in May 1998 and has since been practicing and advising on all aspects of corporate legal advisory and transactional work, both locally and regionally. He has experience in acquisitions, investments, takeovers, initial public offerings and restructurings, and his clients include multinational corporations, small medium enterprises, private equity and institutional investors, Singapore and foreign listed companies, financial institutions and others.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Applied Finance) degree from the Nanyang Technological University.