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Johnson Chen

Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman

Johnson is the Founder of Clearbridge and was appointed as Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman in April 2017. Since 2002, he has been the Executive Director of 1Bridge Partners Limited, where he oversees investment management. Johnson is also the Chairman, Executive Director and CEO of CapBridge Pte. Ltd. (“CapBridge”), a global private capital raising platform supported by the SGX-ST and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. At CapBridge, he is responsible for overall strategic planning and business execution. From 1999 to 2002, Johnson was the President of CyberWorks Ventures, the venture capital arm of a Hong Kong based information communications technology company, Pacific Century Cyberworks.

He is also the Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Biolidics (formerly known as Clearbridge BioMedics Pte. Ltd.), a company listed on Catalist. Johnson sits on the Singapore National Research Foundation Proof-of-Concept grant panel and is a member of the Strategic Research Innovation Fund committee of NTUitive, Nanyang Technological University’s innovation and enterprise company. As the top graduate in the Singapore Armed Forces officer cadet course during National Service, Johnson was awarded the Sword of Honour by the President of Singapore.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Manufacturing Engineering Tripos), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (“UK”)
  • Master of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Jeremy Yee

Executive Director and CEO

Jeremy is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company. Prior to this, from 2011 to 2016, he was the CEO of Cordlife Group Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST, where he was responsible for identifying and implementing company-wide business growth strategies. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Director of Corporate Development then Chief Operating Officer and subsequently, Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of Cordlife Limited (now known as Life Corporation Limited), a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). During his tenure, he was responsible for the group’s overall corporate development activities and financial functions, including statutory filings, accounting audits, finance controls and treasury matters. Jeremy spent the early part of his career in the banking and finance industry.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Economic and Social Studies), Victoria University of Manchester, UK
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting), Murdoch University, Australia
  • Master of Commerce (Finance with Banking/Management), University of Sydney, Australia
  • Master of Business Administration, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, United States of America (“US”)
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University, US
  • Nanyang Advanced Management Programme, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • EIT Health Advanced Management Programme on Health Innovation 2018

Andrew Lord

Lead Independent Director

Andrew is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He began his career as a solicitor in the general commercial and property as well as the banking and finance practices. Andrew ran his own firm, Campbell Lord Commercial Lawyers, between 1999 to 2006 and later founded Lovegrove and Lord Commercial and Construction Lawyers in 2006, where he served as a Director specialising in joint ventures, venture capital funding, property financing, business acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets equity fundraising, and compliance matters related to the ASX and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Since 2010, he has been a Director at Lord Commercial Lawyers.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University, Australia
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Australia

Mark Ryan

Independent Director

Mark is an Independent Director of the Company. He is presently a Director of Cytomatrix Pty Ltd, a privately held company involved in Short Polymer Fibre research. From 1996 to 2018, he was the Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary of KBR E&C Australia Pty. Ltd, an engineering and construction company. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Financial Controller at CAPE PLC (formerly ASXlisted PCH Group Limited), where he was responsible for all financial management and reporting functions. He was a Senior Accountant at Schroder Ventures from 1993 to 1994 where he specialised in management accounting for offshore investment trusts including the preparation of statutory financial statements. Prior to this, he was a Corporate Tax Advisory Supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia from 1988 to 1993 where he provided tax consulting and corporate tax compliance advisory services.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Associate of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand

Tan Soon Liang

Independent Director

Soon Liang is an Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Ti Ventures Pte. Ltd., which invests in growing businesses and partnering business owners through leading its corporate development, business transformation and mergers and acquisitions functions. He is also the Managing Director of Omnibridge Capital Pte. Ltd., which focuses on early-stage angel and venture capital investments in start-ups and fast-growing companies in Asia. Between 2006 and 2010, Soon Liang was Head of Business Advisory and later, an Advisor at BDO Raffles Advisory Pte Ltd. He was responsible for corporate advisory work for Asian family businesses and corporations, including business transformation advisory work. Early in his career, he held various positions in companies within the financial industry.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Financial Analysis), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Hull, UK
  • CFA® Charterholder, CFA Institute, US
  • Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors

Mah How Soon

Independent Director

How Soon is an Independent Director of the Company. He is presently the Managing Director of RHT Capital Pte. Ltd. He has many years of transactional and management experience in corporate finance in international and local financial institutions, and boutique advisory firms. How Soon has played a key role in advising companies from many industries and countries on a wide range of transactions relating to both equity capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), Nanyang Business School, Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, US
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Singapore
  • CFA® Charterholder, CFA Institute, US