Board Of Directors
Mr Zhang Guobiao
Born in 1960 in Zheijang Province, China, Mr Zhang Guobiao is the Chairman of Forchn Holding Group and the Chairman of Zhang Xiao Quan Co., Ltd.
He is the first runner-up for the National Science and Technology Progress Award, winner for the Science and Technology Progress Award of the People’s Liberation Army, and was awarded the “Outstanding Zhejiang Award” and the “Global Zheijiang Businessman Award” at the third and fifth Zhejiang Businessman Conference respectively. In addition, he has been accredited for the development of socialism with Chinese Characteristics in Zhejiang and has received several accolades including the Zhejiang Province Native Model Developer award, Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of Zhejiang and has been credited with his efforts towards the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. He is also included in the National Veteran list in the 2021 Veteran Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. His achievements were cited in various literature and magazines.
In 1992, Mr Zhang founded Forchn Trading. Under his leadership and over 30 years of dedication, the small construction materials firm grew into a conglomerate with diversified businesses in supply chain management, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.
Since 2003, 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. He also spearheaded the acquisition and restructuring of a provincial state-owned enterprise, Zhang Xiao Quan Group Co., Ltd. and other investments in hospitality such as the Grand Century Hotel, Fuyang and integrated projects such as China Wood Sculpture Museum.
Mr Zhang led the expansion of the Forchn Group in 2016 into the hospitality sector with the acquisition of Fuchun Resort. Located in Hangzhou, Fuchun Resort is a premier integrated holiday resort for business and leisure activities, cultural and artistic events as well as providing high-end wellness facilities.
Forchn Group was 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, Forchn Group collaborated with Zhejiang Industrial Integration Fund to set up “Hangzhou Unilogix” to build a leading domestic intelligent supply chain platform.
Mr Zhang led the expansion of the Forchn Group in 2016 into the hospitality sector with the acquisition of Fuchun Resort. Located in Hangzhou, Fuchun Resort is a premier integrated holiday resort with elements of health and fitness, medical, leisure, entertainment, culture as well as sports providing a highly customized and personalized wellness services for its customers. In 2019, it entered a strategic cooperation with Zhejiang University and the first hospital of Zhejiang University to jointly develop a rehabilitation centre incorporating the latest in technological advancement to enhance the services that Fuchun Resort can provide and to better cater to the health and wellness sector in Zhejiang, Hangzhou and also the rest of China.
At the same time, he responded to the national “One Belt and One Road” initiative and set up an overseas investment expansion platform, Forchn International, with Hong Kong and Singapore as the dual headquarters. He actively promoted the company to enter overseas markets by sponsoring EC World Real Estate Investment Trust on its listing on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange in July 2016. The REIT’s successful listing on the Singapore Mainboard has created a precedent for the listing of Chinese e-commerce logistics assets in the Singapore capital market. In September 2019, Mr Zhang successfully listed “Zhang Xiao Quan” on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the China A-Share, enhancing the popularity and competitiveness of this Zhejiang brand.
In recent years, Mr Zhang led the company to deepen its roots in Zhejiang Province to better serve the country. He also mooted the expansion into Southeast Asia market and is committed to build Forchn Holding Group into a comprehensive service platform industry with social responsibility at the heart of its operations.
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 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 appointed to the Executive Board of the Singapore China Cultural Centre in 2020.
Mr Chan was previously the Ambassador to Thailand and Consul-General to Hong Kong and Shanghai. He also held the position of Singapore Non-Resident High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. 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 (Honours) and a Master of Arts from the University of Singapore.
Dr 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 has over 30 years of experience in the banking sector and has extensive knowledge and experience in treasury and financial products. He is a Finance Management Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong. He also serves as the independent non-executive 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 InternationalPrudential 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. 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 has over 26 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.