Our Leaders

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Key Management

Dennis Au

President and Executive Director

Brian Tan

Chief Financial Officer

Dominic Lee

Vice President of Human Resource

Fokko Leutscher

President of Mechatronics

Board of Directors

Dato’ Gooi Soon Chai

Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman

Dennis Au

President and Executive Director

Melvin Chan Wai Leong

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Chia Chor Leong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Foo Seang Choong

Independent Non-Executive Director

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.

 

In addition to his role as the Group’s President, Mr Au also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Mechatronics Division, and oversees the division’s business development and expansion plans in Europe, Asia and the USA.

 

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 Hi-Volume 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

Brian Tan

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Tan Chuen Yeang was appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 31 Dec 2021. He is responsible for leading our Group’s finance agenda and management through corporate finance, treasury, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance, and risk management.

 

Mr.Tan’s career covers over 20 years of increasingly senior roles in energy logistics, oil and gas, telecommunications, and manufacturing. His career experience included strategic, commercial, and leading roles in financial management, fundraising, restructuring and investments, driving transformation and performance. Before joining the Group, Brian was CFO for Malaysia and Singapore with Knauf-USG Boral, a leading German company in building materials. He has worked with Usaha Tegas, a Malaysian private investment company, NBK Group, a conglomerate in Qatar, and spent the earlier part of his career of more than 12 years with Bumi Armada and MISC Berhad in various roles and corporate finance responsibilities.

 

Mr.Tan holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from RMIT University. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and has a corporate finance qualification from ICAEW.

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 and medical. 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, Keysight, and President of Order Fulfillment & Digital Operations. In this role, Dato’ Gooi is responsible for Keysight’s Software Test Automation business, Order Fulfillment, 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

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.

 

In addition to his role as the Group’s President, Mr Au also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Mechatronics Division, and oversees the division’s business development and expansion plans in Europe, Asia and the USA.

 

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 Hi-Volume 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

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Melvin Chan Wai Leong is our Lead Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 27 April 2017. He is also the Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating Committee.

 

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.

Board of Director

Foo Seang Choong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Foo Seang Choong is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as our Director on 31 December 2021 and is also our Remuneration Committee Chairman and a member of our Audit Committee. Mr Foo has over 30 years of professional experience in finance and accounting, strategy and transformation. Mr Foo is currently the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller with Kulicke & Soffa Industries and a Director with BFX Pte. Ltd..Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Finance with Oracle Asia Pacific and Executive Director of Finance with Dell Asia Pacific and Japan.

Mr Foo is a fellow of Institute of Public Accountants.

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