Tan Tong Guan, 58, co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, was appointed to the Board on 17 February 2010 and was last re-appointed on 25 April 2019. He is responsible for providing the corporate direction and business strategy for our Group. Mr Tan brings over 20 years of experience in business strategy, having been an executive director of our holding company and controlling shareholder, Tan Gee Beng Private Limited (“TGBPL”), from February 1991 to the present. TGBPL was formed in 1967 by Mr Tan’s family and has grown from a trading company to an investment holding company that has businesses, ranging from manufacturing, trading, property investments and investment holding. Mr Tan is currently an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Sing Holdings Limited, a SGX-listed company. Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Mr Tan is the brother of Ms Tan Geok Moey (Non-Executive Director).
Xue Ru, 46, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Group on 20 July 2016. She is responsible for all the financial and compliance matters for our Group, including financial reporting, internal controls, taxation and human resource management. She has more than 18 years of experience in finance, accounting and risk management. Prior to joining the Group, she held various managerial positions, including finance director of Hyin Engineering Pte. Ltd., chief financial officer of Hu An Cable Holdings Ltd. and finance and administration manager in Aztech Heat Exchangers Pte. Ltd..
Ms Xue graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and obtained a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the National University of Singapore. She is a non-practicing member of the ISCA.