For more than three decades, Jason Marine’s growth and aspirations have been shaped by our founder Mr Foo Chew Tuck, whose vision for the Group has enabled it to become a leader in integrated solutions provider on marine electronics systems. As our Executive Chairman, he has demanded the highest standards of quality and service throughout the Group, helping it build strong ties with customers and partners alike that have stood the test of time, even in the most challenging of environment.
He has fostered equally strong bonds within Jason Marine, where his emphasis on character, competence and commitment has nurtured a robust work ethic and a powerful sense of family within the workplace. All our people at Jason Marine are part of a greater family, working hand-in-hand to create a brighter future for the Company, which in turn makes their welfare a top priority by championing their individual growth and working to enrich their lives with knowledge, skills and experience. Our Chairman is also a firm believer in giving back to society, devoting his personal time to community services.
Almost a 40-year veteran in the marine electronics business, Mr Foo is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He earned his bachelor of science in 1988 at Oklahoma City University, where he also received a master of business administration in 1992. In addition, he has a diploma in marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK in 1987.
Mr Tan Lian Huat, is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and was appointed to the board on 9 September 2007. He has been a director of Jason Electronics (Pte) Ltd since 1982. He is responsible for the daily management and operations of the Group, and also oversees its strategies and growth. He has been instrumental in initiating and executing the penetration of new markets for our business. Before joining the Group in 1981, he was production manager at a crystal manufacturing plant that also serviced the marine communication equipment industry.
Mr Tan obtained a diploma in marketing and sales management from the National Productivity Board in 1984, a diploma in marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore in 1987 and a master of business administration in strategic marketing from the University of Hull in the UK in 1993. He is a member of the Singapore Quality Institute, a fellow member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK, a management committee member of the Singapore Productivity Association and a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Eugene Wong Hin Sun, is a non-independent, non-executive director of the Group, having been appointed to the board on 15 September 2009. He founded Sirius Venture Capital Pte Ltd, a venture investment company, in September 2002, and has been its managing director since its incorporation. He currently serves as a non-executive director of several private and public listed companies, including Ajisen (China) Holdings Limited, listed on Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing Limited (HKEx), as well as Japan Foods Holding Ltd., TMC Education Corporation Ltd and Neo Group Limited listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST). He also sits on the board of AVA Singapore and International Enterprise (“IE”) Singapore, and is the Chairman of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of IE.
Mr Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor of business administration (first-class honours) in 1992, and earned a master of business administration from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London in 1998. In 2011, Mr Wong completed the Owners President Management Program from the Harvard Business School. He has been qualified as a chartered financial analyst since 2001, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Singapore as well as the UK.
Mr Sin Hang Boon @ Sin Han Bun, is an independent non-executive director of the Group, having been appointed to the board on 15 September 2009. He has more than 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career in 1960 as a trainee engineer with the Singapore Telephone Board (which was eventually reorganised into today’s SingTel). He was vice-president of SingTel’s business communications group before being seconded to Belgacom S.A. in Belgium, where he served as its general manager for global alliances in 1996, and its general manager for group strategy and development from 1997 to 1998. He returned to SingTel in 1999 and served as CEO of SingTel International, the company’s strategic investment arm, until his retirement in 2002. After he retired, he continued to serve on the boards of some of SingTel’s overseas joint-venture firms until 2004.
Mr Sin graduated from Nanyang University in 1959 with a bachelor of science in physics. He also obtained a diploma in business administration from the University of Singapore in 1973, and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1993.
Mrs Eileen Tay-Tan Bee Kiew, is an independent non-executive director of the Group, having been appointed to the board on 15 September 2009. She has more than 38 years of experience in areas such as accounting, auditing, taxation, public listings, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and business advisory. She began her career in 1974 as an audit assistant with Turquand Young (now known as Ernst & Young). From 1991 to 2002, she was a partner at KPMG. From 2002 to 2011, she served as a director of several companies, both private and publicly listed, in Singapore and Australia.
Mrs Tay graduated from the University of Singapore in 1974 with a bachelor of accountancy (honours). She is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK and CPA Australia, as well as a Licentiate of Trinity College London.