Chng Hee Kok
Chairman and Independent Director
Chng Hee Kok was appointed to Ellipsiz‘s Board on 1 September 2015 as Chairman and Independent Director.
Mr. Chng is Managing Director of SGX Mainboard listed company, LH Group Limited. He holds independent directorships at SGX Mainboard listed companies that include Samudera Shipping Line Ltd, Full Apex Holdings Ltd and Pacific Century Regional Developments Ltd. He is also an independent director and chairs the audit committees of Mainboard listed Luxking Group Holdings Ltd, China Flexible Packaging Holdings Ltd and Chinasing Investments Holdings Ltd.
Previously, Mr. Chng was the Chief Executive Officer of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, Scotts Holdings Ltd, Hartawan Holdings Ltd and HG Metals Manufacturing Ltd. He was a Member of Parliament of Singapore from 1984 to 2001 and held past directorships at Public Utilities Board, Sentosa Development Corporation and Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr. Chng graduated from University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), First Class Honours degree and was awarded Institute of Engineers Singapore Gold Medal and Mobil Silver Medal. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore, and completed the Program for Executive Development at IMD – Lausanne Switzerland.
Melvin Chan Wai Leong
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Melvin Chan Wai Leong is the Chief Executive Officer of Ellipsiz Ltd. He was appointed to the current position and as member of the Board of Directors on 4 January 2008. On 8 May 2015, Mr. Chan joined the Company’s Nominating Committee as member of the Committee.
Prior to his current appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chan was the President of iNETest Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ellipsiz. He has more than two decades of operational and business experience in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries as well as extensive working experience in the Asia Pacific region, Australia, New Zealand, China and India. He started his career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard and moved on to hold senior management positions at Electronic Resources Limited (ERL), Ingram Micro and iNETest Resources.
Mr. Chan is also a board member of JEP Holdings Ltd, a SGX Catalist-listed company, since 4 June 2010.
Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.
Ong Suat Lian
Director and Chief Financial Officer
Ong Suat Lian is the Chief Financial Officer of Ellipsiz Ltd since July 2012 and was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on 12 February 2015.
Ms Ong joined Ellipsiz in June 2001 as Finance Manager and was promoted as Group Finance Director in 2004. Her portfolio spans from operational and managerial accounting, treasury and risk management to financial reporting and compliance. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance, Ms. Ong’s knowledge and experience is invaluable to the Group in ensuring optimal use of financial resources. Previously, Ms. Ong held numerous financial and accounting positions at Zagro Asia Limited, Sincere Watch Limited as well as United Leasing and Services Pte Ltd.
Ms. Ong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.
Lead Independent Director
Jeffrey Staszak is the Lead Independent Director from 1 May 2009 following his appointment as independent director on 17 April 2006. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Company between 23 March 2001 and 26 November 2003. Mr. Staszak is the Chairman of the Company’s Nominating Committee and a member of both the Audit and Remuneration committees.
Mr. Staszak was recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, since 1999 to September 2013. Earlier, Mr. Staszak served as Senior Vice President in the Storage Product Group of Texas Instruments Inc. and as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Products Division of Silicon Systems, Inc.
Mr. Staszak holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.
Amos Leong Hong Kiat
Amos Leong Hong Kiat is an Independent Director of Ellipsiz since 1 May 2009. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 25 August 2011 and member of the Company’s Nominating Committee on 8 May 2015.
Mr. Leong, who has accumulated considerable expertise in the electronics manufacturing industry, is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Univac Group. He began his career in 1987 as a supply-chain engineer in the manufacturing operations of Hewlett-Packard Singapore and since then, he has held numerous managerial positions in the Asia-Pacific Field operations and product divisions in the US. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales, Marketing & Support for the Electronics Manufacturing and Semiconductor Test business at Agilent Technologies following the separation of the latter from Hewlett-Packard. In 2004, Mr. Leong moved to his current leadership role for the Univac Group.
Mr. Leong holds an honors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Clement Leow Wee Kia
Clement Leow Wee Kia was appointed to Ellipsiz‘s Board on 8 May 2015 as an Independent Director, and assumes the role of Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Leow currently serves as a Partner and Head of Corporate Finance of Partners Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Mr. Leow, who has held various senior positions in corporate finance and banking in Singapore, has accumulated more than 15 years of corporate finance experience in initial public offering, mergers & acquisitions as well as advisory transactions, which would add value to the overall experience of the Board.
Mr Leow has also been appointed to the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore, Corporate Finance Working Group, which provides guidance and sets the competency standards in the corporate finance industry in Singapore.
Mr. Leow is presently the independent director of Mann Seng Metal International Limited, a SGX Catalist-listed company and Overseas Education Limited, a SGX Mainboard listed company. Previously, he was an independent director of JB Foods Limited, a SGX Mainboard listed company.
Mr. Leow graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford. He has also completed the Governance as Leadership Program at Harvard University and serves as a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He has also been appointed as an Executive Committee Member and Honorary Treasurer of Singapore Tennis Association, which oversees the development of tennis in Singapore, and has been awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Good Service Medal in 2007.
Kelvin Lum Wen Sum
Kelvin Lum Wen Sum was appointed to Ellipsiz’s Board on 1 March 2016 as an Executive Director. His responsibilities cover the business development and investment functions of the Group.
Prior to joining Ellipsiz, Mr. Lum was the Managing Director of LCD Global Investment Ltd. Mr. Lum was with the financial sector from 1996 to 2002 before joining the LCD Group.
Mr. Lum is currently a member of the School Management Committees of Nanyang Primary School and Nanyang Kindergarten.
Mr. Lum holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia.