Mr Tan Kwee Chai
Mr Tan Kwee Chai is one of our founders and is currently our Executive Chairman. He has been in the furniture manufacturing and design industry for more than 40 years. He was one of the founders of Lian Yu which was subsequently corporatised when LYFSB was incorporated to take over the business of Lian Yu in July 1991. Mr Tan has been a director of LYFSB since its incorporation. He is responsible for our Group's overall management and operations, including formulating our Group's strategic directions and expansion plans. He has been instrumental in our Group's growth, leading to the expansion of our business and operations.
Mr Tan is presently the honorary advisor to the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCIM) (馬來西亞中華總商會名譽顧問), advisor to the Federation of Johor Furniture Manufacturers and Traders Association (柔佛州家具聯合會會務顧問), honorary president of the Batu Pahat Chinese Chamber of Commerce (峇株巴轄中華總商會名譽會長) and honorary president of the Batu Pahat Furniture Association (峇株巴轄家具同業公會名譽會長). He was awarded with the 海外華人創業楷模獎 (Model of Entrepreneurs award) in 2006, an international award which commends entrepreneurship and contribution to economic development.
Mr Tan Yong Chuan
Mr Tan Yong Chuan joined our Group in January 2011 and is currently our Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the overall management, operations and strategic planning of our Group, including overseeing the finance functions of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, he was an audit senior at Deloitte Kassim Chan, where he was involved in statutory audit engagements for both listed and non-listed companies in the fields of manufacturing, trading, services and agriculture.
He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia in 2008. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Ms Tan Ai Luang
Ms Tan Ai Luang joined our Group in February 1999 and is currently our Executive Director. She is responsible for the sales and marketing activities of our Group including overseeing the prototype and industrial engineering, purchasing and procurement and exporting and shipping departments. She commenced her career in October 1997 with Timberplus Creation Pte. Ltd. as a showroom manager, where she was involved in the selling of furniture to end users. In February 1999, she joined our Group as a marketing manager. Between 2005 to 2011, she set up a trading company, Mixpro Resources Sdn. Bhd., which was involved in the business of furniture trading. In July 2012, she returned to our Group as an assistant general manager, where she was responsible for the overall supervision of sales and marketing and custom and shipping functions of our Group.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998.
Mr Lee Dah Khang
Mr Lee Dah Khang is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 20 December 2017. Mr Lee has more than 20 years' experience in providing external, internal audit and consultancy services, and is currently a director of Yang Lee Consulting Pte Ltd, a management consulting firm which he set up since 2005. His experience in corporate risk advisory, internal audits, financial due diligence and accounting solutions extends across South East Asia, the PRC, Eastern Europe and Australia. Mr Lee began his career in 1995 in Deloitte & Touche LLP Singapore, where he last held the position of an audit senior in 1998, and was the internal audit manager at Asia Pulp and Paper from 1999 to 2001. He was also a practice review manager with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore from 2001 to 2002, and with the Public Accountants Board in 2003.
Mr Lee is also the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of GS Holdings Limited, a Catalist-listed company.
Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in June 1995. He is a chartered accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a certified internal auditor of the Institute of Internal Auditors and is a practising management consultant of the Practising Management Consultant Certification Board.
Mr Oh Seong Lye
Mr Oh Seong Lye is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 20 December 2017. Mr Oh is presently the senior partner of Terence Oh & Associates, an accounting practice which he started in 1978. Mr Oh began his career as a trainee chartered accountant in London at Murty, Langridge & Company in 1968, followed by Lewis & Co in 1971. Upon his return from London to Malaysia, from 1975 to 1976, he worked as a supervisory management consultant in SGV-Kassim Chan Sdn. Bhd. He then joined Overseas Union Bank Ltd as a senior accountant from 1976 to 1977.
Mr Oh received an Executive Master of Business Administration from the United Business Institutes (Brussels, Belgium) in June 2007. He is also qualified as a chartered accountant of Singapore by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a public accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr Yeo Kian Wee Andy
Mr Yeo Kian Wee Andy is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 20 December 2017. Mr Yeo is presently a Partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP. Mr Yeo has over 10 years of experience in legal practice. He began his career as a trainee with the Legal Service Commission in March 1996, before becoming an assistant registrar of the Supreme Court in July 1996. He was appointed as a magistrate and a coroner in the State Courts from September 1997 to September 1998. In October 1998, he joined the Attorney-General's Chambers as a state counsel and deputy public prosecutor, before leaving to join Allen & Gledhill LLP in July 2000.
Mr Yeo graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1996 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 2000. He is also a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales, having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2010. Mr Yeo has been an accredited international mediator of the Thailand Arbitration Centre since 2016. He is also currently an executive committee member of the Singapore Disability Sports Council.