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Key Management

Dennis Au

President and Executive Director

David Chin

Chief Financial Officer

Dominic Lee

Vice President of Human Resource

Fokko Leutscher

President of Mechatronics

Board of Directors

Seated: Dato’ Gooi Soon Chai

From left to right (standing):
1. Yeo Jeu Nam
2. Ling Yong Wah
3. Dennis Au
4. Melvin Chan Wai Leong
5. Chia Chor Leong

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Key Management

Dennis Au

President and Executive Director

Dennis Au was appointed as President of our Group on 5 May 2015 and as our Executive Director on 28 April 2016. He is responsible for charting the Group’s strategic direction, setting the organisation’s goals, overseeing its global operations and driving its performance.

 

Mr Au has over 30 years of experience in the high technology industry for aerospace & defense, automotive, communications and semiconductor markets. He was previously a Vice President and General Manager of Keysight Technologies for the Korea and the South Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Mr Au was Vice President and General Manager with Agilent Technologies and was also formerly Regional Manager for Hewlett Packard’s HiVolume Manufacturing Test Solutions for Asia Pacific.

 

Mr Au holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic, Electrical and Systems) from the National University of Malaysia.

Key Management

David Chin

Chief Financial Officer

David Chin Yean Choon is the Chief Financial Officer of our Group and joined Frencken in 2002. He has overall responsibility of the treasury and cash flow management, risk management evaluation, corporate finance, audit and tax compliance, systems, in addition to the financial reporting of our Group.

 

He has extensive exposure in financial management, having held several key positions in various other companies both in Indonesia and Malaysia. In 1970, he commenced his professional training in United Kingdom as an accountant with Jacob Cavenagh and Skeet before moving on as a tax senior in Coopers & Lybrand. In 1978, Mr Chin returned to Malaysia, where he held the positions of Financial Controller (or equivalent positions) with various companies in Malaysia. Between 1992 and 1996, he was the Financial Planning Advisor for the Bumi Raya Utama Group, a group of companies based in Indonesia. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Vice President, Finance, for P.T. Smart Corp., another group based in Indonesia. In 1999, he joined the Asian Agri Group, a large Indonesian plantation group, as its Group Financial Controller.

 

Mr Chin is a Chartered Accountant by profession, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Key Management

Dominic Lee

Vice President of Human Resource

Dominic Lee is the Group’s Vice President (VP) of Human Resource. He joined our Group in January 2016 and is responsible for partnering with the Group’s management to drive ongoing people strategies and transformational change.

 

Mr Lee has over 30 years of experience in various industries, including food and beverage, high technology, medical and strategic. Previously, he was VP, Human Resource Asia Pacific for Symrise Asia Pacific Limited and Director Human Resource for Agilent Technology and Covidien Pte Limited.

 

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in Computer Science and Mathematics from McMaster University in Canada and a Masters in Asia Pacific Human Resource Management from the National University in Singapore.

Key Management

Fokko Leutscher

President of Mechatronics

Fokko Leutscher was appointed President of Frencken Mechatronics in May 2020. In this role he is responsible for Mechatronics’ strategic direction, overseeing its global operations, and driving its performance. In 2017, he first joined the Frencken Group as the Managing Director of Frencken Mechatronics Europe and America.

 

Mr Leutscher has over 20 years of international work experience, of which 10 years in Asia, in capital equipment manufacturing and supply chain management. Before joining Frencken, he was Vice President of Front-End Global Operations at ASM International. Prior to this role, he served as General Manager Front-End Manufacturing Singapore and held various management positions at ASM International in the Netherlands.

 

Mr Leutscher holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Board of Director

Dato’ Gooi Soon Chai

Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman

Dato’ Gooi Soon Chai is our Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 10 February 2015 and as the Group’s Chairman on 10 August 2016. He is also a member of our Remuneration and Nominating Committees.

 

In an illustrious career spanning 30 years, Dato’ Gooi has amassed a wealth of experience and extensive network of contacts in the global technology industry. He is presently Senior Vice President of Keysight Technologies Inc., and President of Order Fulfilment & Digital Operations. In this role, Dato’ Gooi is responsible for Keysight’s Software Test Automation business, Order Fulfilment, Global Procurement & Materials, and Information Technology functions. This includes advancing digital transformation through Keysight’s intelligent software test solutions, digital platforms, and application services as well as managing the end-to-end supply chain that encompasses manufacturing operations, technology centers, global supply chain operations, engineering, global trade logistics, and compliance.

 

Most recently, Dato’ Gooi was the president of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (“EISG”) where he established Keysight Technologies as a key player in the automotive, internet of things (IoT) and semiconductor measurement segments. Under his leadership, the EISG team made significant contributions to accelerate growth and profitability.

 

Prior to this, Dato’ Gooi served as the President of Agilent Order Fulfillment for the company’s Life Sciences, Chemical Analysis, and Electronic Measurement business groups. He was responsible for leading efforts to leverage the company’s strength in supply chain and engineering operations across the three business groups.

 

In 2006, he was named the Vice President and General Manager of the Electronic Instruments Business Unit ( “EIBU”) at Agilent Technologies. In this role, he managed a diverse portfolio of businesses serving the general purpose, semiconductor, board-test, and nanotechnology markets.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honors in electrical and electronics engineering from University of London and a Master of Science degree in computing science from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

Board of Director

Yeo Jeu Nam

Independent Director

Yeo Jeu Nam is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 1 November 2010 and is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of our Audit Committee.

 

Before retiring, Mr Yeo was the Managing Director and founder of Radiance Consulting Pte Ltd. Prior to this, he was a Senior Consulting Partner at Ernst and Young Consultants Pte Ltd for over 12 years. Mr Yeo has more than 25 years of consultancy experience, specialising in Strategic Change and Organisational Transformation, Integration Management and Organisational Realignment, Corporate Regeneration and Restructuring, Business Performance Improvement as well as Human Capital Solutions. He has advised numerous private and public sector companies from a broad spectrum of industries. Mr Yeo has a B. Soc. Sci (Class II, Upper Hons) degree from the University of Singapore. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD.

 

Mr Yeo also sits on the board of another company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Board of Director

Ling Yong Wah

Lead Independent Director

Ling Yong Wah is our Lead Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 12 May 2005. He is also the Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating Committee. Mr Ling has over 25 years of business and management experience. Mr Ling is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Vallianz Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was a partner at a private equity firm and also held various roles including board seats in companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and HongKong Stock Exchange.

 

Mr Ling holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Board of Director

Dennis Au

President and Executive Director

Dennis Au was appointed as President of our Group on 5 May 2015 and as our Executive Director on 28 April 2016. He is responsible for charting the Group’s strategic direction, setting the organisation’s goals, overseeing its global operations and driving its performance.

 

Mr Au has over 30 years of experience in the high technology industry for aerospace & defense, automotive, communications and semiconductor markets. He was previously a Vice President and General Manager of Keysight Technologies for the Korea and the South Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Mr Au was Vice President and General Manager with Agilent Technologies and was also formerly Regional Manager for Hewlett Packard’s HiVolume Manufacturing Test Solutions for Asia Pacific.

 

Mr Au holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic, Electrical and Systems) from the National University of Malaysia.

Board of Director

Melvin Chan Wai Leong

Independent Director

Melvin Chan Wai Leong is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 27 April 2017 and as a member of our Audit Committee on 1 November 2017.

 

Mr Chan has more than 25 years 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. Mr Chan is currently the Managing Director of Synersys Capital, a firm providing business consultancy and advisory services. Prior to him assuming the advisory role, Mr Chan was the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ellipsiz Ltd, a SGX Mainboard-listed company. Mr Chan started his career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard and moved on to hold various senior management positions at Electronic Resources Limited (ERL), Ingram Micro, iNETest Resources and Ellipsiz Ltd.

 

Mr Chan holds a Bachelor ’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.

Board of Director

Chia Chor Leong

Independent Director

Chia Chor Leong is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 22 September 2004 and is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of our Audit and Remuneration Committees.

 

Mr Chia has an LL.B. (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore in 1980 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1981. He has been an advocate and solicitor in private practice since 1981, and now practises mostly as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator.

 

Mr Chia had served as the Chairman of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Review) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, and as a member of the Singapore Road Safety Council. He is the Chairman of the External Placement Review Board and a member of the Independent Review Panel, under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In recognition of his voluntary public service since 1987, Mr Chia was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2000 and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2007.

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