Mr. Lau Ping Sum Pearce was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company and the Chairman of Board of Directors. He is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He has held management positions in both the public and the private sectors. Mr. Lau was the Member of Parliament for Yio Chu Kang and the Ang Mo Kio GRC from 1980 to 1996. He is an independent director of two other publicly listed companies. Mr. Lau holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University and a Diploma in Business Administration from the then University of Singapore. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on translation and interpretation, an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and an Associate Trainer at the Singapore Civil Service College. In addition, he is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Considering his 29 years of experience successfully starting and leading multiple businesses in Singapore, he was subsequently tasked to lead the Group as the Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he is responsible for the overall performance, strategic direction and business development of the Group. Aviers has won multiple awards including the spirit of entrepreneur award. He is also the CEO of the GasHub Group for the past 29 years, after successfully growing it from a startup to having more than 100 employees, focusing on gas engineering and spearheading the greener energy industry in the region through cleaner and more energy-efficient Liquefied Natural Gas. In 2015, he received the prestigious Singapore Spirit of Enterprise Awards as well as the Singapore Green Technology Awards for Gashubin Technology Private Limited. In this role, he is responsible for the overall performance as well as the formulation of corporate strategies and the strategic future direction of the Group.
Mr Koh Beng Leong (“Mr Koh”) was re-designated as an Executive Director on 11 November 2019, after having served as an Independent Director of the Group since 12 August 2005. Mr Koh was also re-designated as Executive Director – Finance on 9 July 2020 and was last re-elected on 29 September 2020. He currently serves as the Deputy CEO (Energy) and oversees the energy division of the Group. He is a Fellow of Certifed Practising Accountant (Australia), a member of Chartered Accountant (ANZ) and a member of Kampuchea Institute of Certifed Public Accountants & Auditors. He holds a Master of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Economics. Prior to his current appointment, he was an executive director of a listed company where he was involved in operation and business development. Prior to that, he also held key management positions in various companies in Singapore and Vietnam overseeing businesses in the Asian region.
Ms Leow Sau Wan (“Ms Leow”) was appointed as Executive Director on 18 June 2021. She is responsible for overseeing the Lifestyle division of the Group. She was designated as Finance Manager (Energy) on 1 July 2020. She was formerly working part-time as Deputy Group Finance Manager since 1 October 2019, concurrently taking the lead on corporate digitalisation program and overseeing the finance function of the P5 energy division. Jesimine’s achievement and qualifcations includes being Fellow of Certifed Practising Accountant (Australia), Chartered Accountant (Singapore), a member of the ISCA, Association of Taxation Technicians Singapore Specialist (2nd placing) as well as Bachelor of Business (Accounting). She also holds a Master of Business Administration (joint program of Deakin University and CPA Australia), an Advance Diploma in Business Administration (Distinction, validated by local delegacy, University of Oxford) and is also a Certifed Microsoft Specialist. Prior to her current appointment in P5, she helms the position of Finance Manager overseeing the fnancial and accounting functions at New Ocean Ship Management Pte Ltd (a subsidiary of JX Ocean Co Ltd) (2004-2019) for its Asia Pacifc operations, while also serving as senior auditor, accountant and consultant at a local CPA frm (2000-2004).
Mr Chia Soon Hin William (“Mr Chia”) was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 15 December 2020. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees. Besides serving as Independent Director on two other listed companies, Mr Chia provides training for financial institutions and business advisory to corporations through his company, Xie Capital Pte Ltd. He has more than 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience with Overseas Union Bank, Standard Chartered Finance, DBS Bank, Malayan Banking Berhad and United Overseas Bank. Prior to his retirement from United Overseas Bank in October 2014, he was an Executive Director with the bank’s Group Commercial Banking. Mr Chia is a Chartered Secretary with and Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Associate with the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). He was conferred IBF Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore in November 2014.