Our Board of Directors


 
 
 
  
Mr Ravinder Singh Grewal S/O Sarbjit Singh

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Ravinder was appointed to our Board on 6 June 2014 and has extensive experience in private equity and corporate finance. He was with Standard Chartered Bank from 1997 to April 2014, with his last position as a Managing Director in the private equity division. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity. His corporate finance deals have included IPOs and bond issues in Singapore, merger and acquisition transactions in South-East Asia as well as debt restructuring transactions in Malaysia and Indonesia. His private equity deals have included development capital investments and buy–outs in the region. He previously worked for DBS Bank Ltd in Singapore. Mr Ravinder is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He is also a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia.
 
 
 
  
Tan Ser Ko

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tan was appointed to our Board on 6 June 2014 and is presently the CEO and Executive Director of Charisma Energy Services Ltd (“Charisma”). He is responsible for the strategic planning, corporate management, daily operations, business development and performance of Charisma. Mr Tan has more than 16 years of experience in banking, finance and investment. After serving his scholarship bond with the Singapore Armed Forces, he started his banking career in consumer and enterprise banking. His past directorships in companies listed on the SGX-ST include Contel Corporation Limited, M Development Limited and Surface Mount Technology (Holdings) Limited. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the National University of Singapore.
 
 
 
  
 
Mr Fabian Sven Bahadur Scheler

Non-Independent
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr Fabian was appointed to our Board on 7 May 2019 and is presently the portfolio manager of Amadeus Capital SA, a limited company based in Geneva which is owned by the private holding company of Mr Tim Brockmann’s family. Mr Fabian started his career in 2011 at BHF-BANK in Frankfurt, nowadays Oddo BHF, through their training program and worked in their Equity Sales and Trading department, focusing on Special Situations and German Small-and Mid Caps. In 2015, he joined ETHENEA Independent Investors, a Luxembourg based multi-asset house, in Zurich as an equity specialist. Aside from covering US and European single stocks, he worked on the development of quantitative models for asset allocation and market timing. Mr Fabian holds a master degree in Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
 
 
 

Mr James Daiji Yamada

Executive Director

 
Mr James Daiji was appointed to our Board on 14 May 2020. As Executive Director, he is responsible for the day to day operations and involved in corporate exercises, including the fund raising and business diversification of the Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate restructuring and education business. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer for NPO Asnaro Japan, United Vision Inc and MasterLingual Academy of Communication, Japan. Mr James Daiji graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Almeda University.  

 

 
 
  
Mr Max Ng Chee Weng   

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Mr Max Ng was appointed to our Board on 25 July 2019 and is presently the Managing Director of Gateway Law Corporation. He is an acclaimed legal expert in the field of Intellectual Property & Technology Law. He is also an Associate Mediator with Singapore Mediation Centre and the Panel of Mediators for the Law Society Mediation Scheme; a Fellow with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and sits on the panel of arbitrators and mediators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in numerous publications such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Law Leading Lawyers, Legal Who’s Who, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and the Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers.