Board Of Directors
Mr Zhang Guobiao
Mr Zhang is the Chairman of the Sponsor, Forchn Holdings Group Co., Ltd. as well as the Chairman of Hangzhou Zhang Xiao Quan.
Mr Zhang was appointed as Director on 14 May 2015 and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board on 21 June 2016. He is also a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Zhang has received many accolades which include the Award of Excellence by the Third Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Convention, 2016, the Zhejiang Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, the Award of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the Second Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Convention in 2013, and the Zhejiang Province Model Returning Investor Award in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2014.
In 1992, Mr Zhang founded Forchn Trading Co., as a construction materials company in Shanghai, the predecessor of Forchn Holdings Group Co., Ltd. Under his leadership, the small construction materials firm grew into a conglomerate with diversified businesses in supply chain management, manufacturing, real estate, wellness and finance.
Following the Zhejiang Provincial Government’s campaign for successful Zhejiang businessmen residing outside Zhejiang to return and invest in the province, Mr Zhang led the acquisition and modernisation of one of the key inland ports in the PRC, namely Chongxian Port in Hangzhou. In 2007, Mr Zhang spearheaded the acquisition and restructuring of a provincial stateowned enterprise, Hangzhou Zhang Xiao Quan Group Co., Ltd. Zhang Xiao Quan is a widely-known household name, specialising in the design, production and merchandising of cutlery and metal household wares in the PRC since 1628. By 2017, he has independently conducted investment of up to RMB20 billion.
Since 2011, Mr Zhang has promoted the development of Zhejiang, leading to the investment of RMB100 billion by the Shanghai Zhejing Chamber of Commerce. Under the leadership of Mr Zhang, Forchn Group became one of the founders for Cainiao Network in 2013. At the same time, Ruyicang, an e-commerce omni channel warehousing and distribution platform is a key business in the Forchn Group to support the online and offline integration and development of e-commerce businesses. In 2017, it launched a private equity fund for the development and operation of an intelligent supply chain eco system capitalizing on IoT.
Mr Zhang also successfully expanded Forchn Group’s business to overseas markets in 2016 by sponsoring EC World Real Estate Investment Trust on its listing on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange in July 2016. Further to above, Mr Zhang led the expansion of the Forchn Group in late 2016 into the hospitality sector with the acquisition of an award-winning luxury resort, Fuchun Resort, located in Hangzhou, which is a premier integrated holiday resort for business and leisure activities, cultural and artistic events as well as providing high-end wellness facilities. In 2017, Mr Zhang further established a high-end integrated health management service platform, Gongwang Renya leveraging on Fuchun Resort’s infrastructure.
As the Executive Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Mr Zhang is an active community leader in promoting corporate social responsibility. Mr Zhang is also an activist for social welfare and civic responsibility.
Mr Chan Heng Wing
Mr Chan was appointed as Non-Executive Director and Lead Independent Director on 21 June 2016. He is also a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chan currently serves as the Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Austria. Mr Chan is an independent non-executive director of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, Frasers Property Limited, Fraser and Neave Limited in Singapore and One Bangkok Holdings in Thailand. He is also a director of Precious Treasure Pte. Ltd. and Precious Quay Pte. Ltd. which owns and operates Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel respectively. Mr Chan is the Senior Advisor of the Milken Institute Asia Center, a non-profit think tank which is based in the United States and Singapore.
Mr Chan was previously the Ambassador to Thailand and Consul-General to Hong Kong and Shanghai. He later joined Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited as Chief Representative in China and Managing Director for International Relations in Temasek International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Mr Chan was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1980 by the Singapore Government. He holds a Master of Science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Singapore.
Mr David Wong See Hong
Dr Wong was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 June 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Dr Wong is currently the Chairman of Halftime Limited, Hong Kong. He is a Finance Management Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong. He also serves as the independent nonexecutive director of China Merchant Bank Co., Limited, Frasers Hospitality Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (the manager of Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust) and Frasers Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (the trustee-manager of Frasers Hospitality Business Trust).
Dr Wong was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Group from 2008 to 2013, with overall responsibility for the financial market businesses which include Global Markets, Global Transaction Banking, Investment Management, Insurance, Asset Management and other capital market-related businesses. He was also a Director of BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited from 2008 to 2013 and concurrently the Chairman of BOC International- Prudential Trustee Limited. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Chairman of BOCHK Asset Management Limited. Prior to joining the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Group, Dr Wong was the Corporate Executive Vice President and Country Executive of ABN AMRO Bank (“ABN”) and was responsible for ABN’s operations in South East Asia. He joined ABN in 1995 and had held various senior positions within ABN, including Regional Head of Financial Markets, Country Executive in Singapore, and Managing Director of the Hong Kong Branch. Dr Wong has spent over 30 years in the banking sector and has extensive knowledge and experience in treasury and financial products.
Dr Wong served as a board member of Energy Market Authority until March 2009 and was a Board Member of the Civil Service College in Singapore from March 2007 to October 2013.
Dr Wong graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Science in Investment Management by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Doctorate degree in Transformation Leadership from the Bethel Bible Seminary. He is also a Financial Industry Certified Professional with the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore.
Mr Chia Yew Boon
Mr Chia was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 June 2016. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Chia has more than 30 years of experience working in various fields such as investments, business consultancy and corporate finance.
He is the founding Managing Director of Catalyst Advisors Private Ltd. and Catalyst Advisors International Private Limited, which are both private equity investment and venture capital business consultancy firms. Concurrently, he is also a Senior Advisor of Atlas Financial Solutions, a Paris-based corporate finance advisory firm specialising in mid-cap company mergers and acquisitions. In September 2011, Mr Chia was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Technovator International Limited, a leading company in energy management systems, solutions and services; it is part of the Tsinghua Tongfang group of companies, whose ultimate controlling shareholder is Tsinghua University.
From July 2005 to June 2007, Mr Chia was the Director of Business Development at SGX-listed Boustead Singapore Limited, and concurrently the Chief Executive Officer of a Boustead subsidiary, ASX-listed EasyCall International Ltd. Prior to that, from January 1999 to June 2005, Mr Chia served as Senior Vice President of GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd. (“GIC SI”), the venture capital and private equity arm of GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore.
Mr Chia holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Engineering) from L’École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg, France.
Mr Li Guosheng
Mr Li was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 June 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr Li is the Managing Director of Horizonline Pte Ltd, a company involved in the import and wholesale of security products and systems, since December 2006 and a non-executive director of Horizonline Capital Pte Ltd since May 2019. He is also the Managing Director of Ningbo Horizonline Technologies Co. Ltd., a PRC manufacturing company, since December 2009. From June 2004 to December 2006, he was a technical manager with China Enersave Limited (now known as Charisma Energy Services Ltd), a company that operates in the renewable energy industry, where he was responsible for the evaluation of the waste energy power plants. Mr Li began his career in 1988 as an electrical engineer with Beilungang Thermal Power Plant Engineering Co. Ltd., a PRC company which constructed thermal power plants. Mr Li has been the President of the Zhejiang (S) Entrepreneurs Association, a non-profit association for people with links to the Zhejiang Province, since 2013.
Mr Li holds a Bachelor Degree in Automation of Electrical Power System from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, PRC, and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Goh Toh Sim
Mr Goh was appointed as Director on 17 May 2016 and took on the roles as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Manager on 14 February 2018.
Mr Goh has over 25 years of experience in the management of industrial parks, real estate development and business management in China. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chief Representative in China for Keppel Corporation Limited where he was responsible for government relations and business development. Prior to that , Mr Goh was the Chief Executive Officer of SGXlisted Evergro Properties Limited, a real estate developer in Tianjin, Jiangyin and Changzhou.
Mr Goh also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas (China) Pte Ltd from January 2004 to June 2006, where he was responsible for developing and managing Ascendas’ businesses in China. He was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of China- Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. from January 2000 to December 2003 where he was responsible for infrastructure development, finance and government relations.
Mr Goh holds a Diplôme d’ Ingénieur (French engineering degree which is equivalent to a Master’s degree) in Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.