Oceanus is focusing on sustainable growth, collaborating with strategic partners to extend both upstream and downstream, such as the establishment of its joint venture, Oceanus Australia Abalone World Pty Ltd (“OAAW”). OAAW allows Oceanus to own an abalone processing footprint in Australia and access to the consumer market through a duty-free shop in Gold Coast. OAAW will also be focusing on product R&D, driving domestic sales within Australia as well as international sales and trading via a Singapore-based international sales office.
Recognising the importance of technology, Peter led the Group’s efforts to employ a science and evidence based approach to breed abalone and premium seafood, relying on cutting-edge aquaculture technology to monitor and analyze breeding parameters and statistics for effective farming. Through its R&D arm, Oceanus Tech, the Group works closely with the brightest minds and industry thought leaders of leading institutions and universities to produce quality and affordable premium seafood products through sustainable and innovative farming practices. This niche allows Oceanus to remain at the forefront of business innovation.
Before joining Oceanus, Peter was the Founder of Pete’s Creation International, a marketing and branding consultancy with presence across three continents. Pete’s Creation secured merchandise licensing rights for the FIFA 2006 World Cup, and in 2009, the company won The Summit International Award for marketing effectiveness in the USA. He spent 22 years building the company that stretches over three continents before selling it off to take some time off from work.
His past and present directorship appointment include PT. Kertas Blabak, Indonesia’s fourth largest recycled paper mill, Eagle Coin, a joint venture with China largest food manufacturer and State Owned Enterprise, as well as Investment Advisor to the Sino-Indian Conglomerate Ramky-Revo for their overseas investments.
An astute entrepreneur, Mr. Koh also actively champions social causes and was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2014. He currently sits on the council of the North West Community Development Council of Singapore. His previous appointments include sitting on the Advisory Board of the National Youth Council’s National Youth Award, Chairman of Rotary Club of Singapore Vocational that oversees the Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Council member of Central Singapore Community Development Council and Singapore Community Chest.
Prior to AIF Capital, Mr Lee worked for the City of North York in Toronto as an urban development engineer and Unibrite Corporation, Toronto where he was a director responsible for real estate investments, land development feasibility studies and financing strategies.
Mr Lee graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada with a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, an M.E. in Transportation & Urban Planning and an M.B.A. He is a professional engineer, a CFA charter holder and a SEPC graduate from Harvard Business School. Mr. Lee is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Mr Kee is currently the Managing Partner of 125 Capital LLP, an Investment Management company.
Previously, Mr Kee was Regional Manager and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and also sat on the Board of Goldman Sachs Singapore Pte Ltd from 2003 to 2008. In addition to his 20 years of experience at Goldman Sachs, he also played managerial roles specialising in investments at Nikko Merchant Bank (Singapore) and United Overseas Bank (Singapore).
Mr Kee graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Yeo is currently Executive Director of SGX-listed Cacola International Furniture Limited; Executive Director of PrimasianaPte Ltd; and Managing Director of Carriernet Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd
Mr Yeo had previously held various leadership appointments including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of SGX-listed CarrierNet Global Ltd.; Regional Sales Manager at Nagamei Marine Pte. Ltd.; Chief Operating Officer of Indonesia-based PT. AtlasatSolusindo; and Regional Sales Manager of Hong Kong-based system integration company Prudential Capital Technologies (China) Limited.
Mr Yeo graduated with a Master of Science degree in Information Systems majoring in Information Systems Management from the Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii; and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
MrKardachi has served as Managing Director of Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd since 2010 and as a Director of PT BerlianLaju Tanker Tbk since 19 March 2014.
Previously, MrKardachi has served as the Managing Partner of Teak Capital Partners Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2010, Head of Special Solutions HSBC from 2006 to 2007 and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2001 to 2006.
Mr Kardachi has over 20 years of experience in corporate advisory and restructuring in Asia Pacific. Mr Kardachi is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from University of Adelaide, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics.
Mr Wong Ann Chai is currently Managing Director and co-founder of NanosunPte Ltd, a high technology water membrane producer and water treatment system design company specialising in drinking, industrial waste water, and also food processing with anti-bacterial properties. Nanosun uses nanotechnology to create membranes with self-cleaning and high flux properties, and integrating to increase efficiency of water treatment plants. Core markets are in China and Indonesia.
Mr Wong was Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets (“ECM”), Investment Banking Division, and Head for Corporate Planning (investment portfolio, market development) in DBS Bank. Under the portfolio, Mr Wong was Director on the Board of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (Nomination and Credit sub-Committees) and DBS-Cholamandalam Finance Limited (India) (Business and Audit sub-Committees). Mr Wong moved to global firm, Nomura Investment Banking Division, as Executive Director with responsibilities for South East Asia focusing on financial institutions, and technology (water treatment, high tech materials), transport and logistics, integrating client solutions for equity, debt and mergers/acquisition advisory to meet business demands and expansion. Leveraging on his institutional banking background, Mr Wong then transited from the sell-side to the buy-side, and worked on raising capital to fund start-ups in with high growth potential.
Mr Wong won a government scholarship for undergraduate study at Oxford University, and graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and was absorbed into the Administrative Service. Mr Wong took an MBA at MIT – Sloan School of Management and was Sloan Fellow for Global Leadership and Innovation. He was awarded the PPA (Silver) for his contribution to public service and policy work. He has served on the Boards of Spring Singapore (Ministry of Trade & Industry), Nanyang Business School Advisory, ST Electronics (ISS), Chartered Electro-Optics, ST Aerospace (Supplies), Defence Finance Supervision, Community Chest, and SP Corporation Ltd (SGX).
Mr Robert Koh first joined Oceanus in September 2014 as part of the new management team that spearheaded the Group’s turnaround initiatives. Mr Koh has been integral in the Group’s strategic planning and implementation of its operational clean-up exercise.
With almost three decades of track record, Mr Robert Koh brings with him deep experience and network in business development and operations management, particularly in the F&B sector. Following the divestment of his manufacturing business, Mr Robert Koh has over the years amassed strong skill sets in business strategy as a freelance business consultant, assisting business owners and start-ups in the successful transformation of their operations and businesses.
A/Prof Tan is a veteran in the aquaculture industry and is responsible for the development of the company’s Risk Management framework and farms’ operational protocols and oversaw the development and implementation of the company farm’s Bio-security plan which includes the validation & adoption of sustainable technologies, implementation of water monitoring system, animal nutrition & feed formulation and use of Recirculating Aquaculture technologies in their farms. Alongside Oceanus Group push towards consolidating and standardising its operational procedures, he is also in the midst of developing the Group’s operations manual to enable the smooth operations of its Bio-secured facilities.
Oceanus Tech is the Research & Development arm of the holding company. Its primary responsibilities are as follow:
A/Prof Tan brings a wealth of experience to the Oceanus Group. He was previously the CEO of an environmental engineering company (10 years plus) where he has been involved in the extensive implementation of engineering solutions to waste water and aquaculture industry in both Singapore and Asia.
He has a vision of developing evidence-based science and technology that is both ECO friendly and sustainable. In the past 10 years, he has been extensively involved in application development for the aquaculture industry and has successfully developed a set of land based protocols for the sustainable farming of food-fish in Singapore.
As Singapore Representative (private sector) to APEC PPFS (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Policy Partnership for Food Security), A/Prof Tan is also currently the Co-Chair of the APEC PPFS Working group responsible for Sustainable Development in Agricultural and Fishery sectors. In his capacity as Co-Chair, he co-ordinates discussions between APEC governments and the private sector on the use of technology and combined resources for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Fishery Sectors within the APEC region.
A/Prof Tan is also graduate of SEAFDEC (Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre) – Asia’s leading fishery institution; where he received training under a Government of Japan – Trust Fund Programme in hatchery and grow-out, sea weed and Benthic Diatom culture and production.
In addition to his professional commitments, he is also currently serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor (Aquaculture) and Senior Research Fellow (ADJ) with the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) – College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University Australia. He was also previously serving as an Associate Professor (ADJ) with School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
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