Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Khoo Song Koon
Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director

Mr Khoo was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman on 1st of January 2021. Before his current appointment, he was first appointed as an Independent Director of Nippecraft Limited on 27th of February 2015 and assumed the role as the Lead Independent Director on 26th of October 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Khoo is currently the Executive Director of JKhoo Consultancy Pte. Ltd. He is also an Independent Director of Resources Prima Group Limited and XMH Holdings Ltd.

Mr Khoo started his career in one of the internationally recognised accounting firm before moving on to a boutique corporate advisory firm. He has over 20 years of professional experience in various corporate advisory work, including corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions as well as dispute resolutions.

Mr Khoo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is both a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia. He is also an associate of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Raja Hayat
Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hayat was appointed as an Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer on 1st of January 2021. He joined the Group as the Managing Director of Collins Debden Limited on 19th of June 2017.

Mr. Hayat has extensive retail management experience of more than 27 years in the UK and Internationally. He worked for Optical Express from 1995 to 2004 as a Regional Manager. 

He left and joined Vision Express as the Regional Manager for one year before returning to Optical Express and worked as the Regional Director from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he joined Alshaya Group in Kuwait and managed operations of six countries in the Middle East. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Hayat worked as the Divisional Director for the Change Group. A retail foreign exchange company, responsible for northern Europe and the USA.

Mr. Hayat holds a General Cambridge Examination Advance Level Certificate.

Chan Cheng Fei
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chan was appointed as an Executive Director on 1st of January 2021. He joined the Group as the Managing Director of Paperich Pte Ltd on 6th of June 2018 and was subsequently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Nippecraft Limited on 29th of June 2018. He has direct oversight of the functions of treasury, financial reporting and control, risk management, tax and compliance matter of the Group.

Prior to joining Nippecraft Limited, Mr Chan has served more than 20 years in both corporate and operational finance roles in companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.

Mr Chan obtained both his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Lim Yu Neng Paul
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Lim was appointed as an Independent Director of Nippecraft Limited on 29th of July 2011. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of both Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Lim is currently the Managing Director and Head of Private Equity of SBI Ven Capital Pte Ltd. He is also an Independent Director of China Everbright Water Limited and Golden Energy and Resources Limited.

He has over 25 years of banking experience with international investment banks including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and Bankers Trust.

Mr Lim holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”).

Chow Wai San
Independent Director

Mr Chow was appointed as an Independent Director of Nippecraft Limited on 26th of October 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.

 

Mr Chow is currently the Managing Director of Aquifer Consulting Pte Ltd, a corporate advisory firm. He is also an Independent Director of Universal Resource and Services Limited, Resources Prima Group Limited and K Group Holdings Limited.

 

He started his career in one of the big four accounting firms before moving on to a boutique corporate advisory firm. He has over 20 years of professional experience in various corporate advisory work, including cross-border corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions as well as litigation consultancy and support.

 

Mr Chow holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and went on to successfully completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program, an international professional credential program for finance and investment professionals, offered by the CFA Institute, USA. He is a member of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.  He is also an associate member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

 
 
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