Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr Peter H.K. Koh was appointed as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer in December 2014. Mr Koh has been instrumental in driving the strategic directionand development of the Group’s business since his appointment, including the diversification and expansion of the Group’s business model beyond farming, building new income streams for Oceanus’ long term sustainable growth. He was also pivotal in the Group’s successful debt restructuring exercise, which was completed in December 2017, that had reversed the Group’s balance sheet back into the black.
In recognition of his efforts and pivotal role in the Group’s successful restructuring, Mr Koh was conferred the 2018 Outstanding CEO Award by Influential Brands, which was held in conjunction with the 2018 ASIA CEO Summit.
Mr Koh has more than three decades of experience across multiple industries, including media, branding, manufacturing and environment sustainability. Within the aquaculture industry, Mr Koh has taken up various positions with aquaculture innovation and research bodies, such as member of Advisory Board of James Cook University and member of Advisory Council of the Singapore Aquaculture Innovation Centre.
An astute entrepreneur, Mr Koh actively champions social causes and was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2014.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Mr Edward Loy was appointed to the Board as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 3 May 2018. Mr Loy is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was last re-elected on 31 July 2019.
Mr Loy has almost three decades of experience across multiple industries – including Banking, Insurance and FMCG – in various markets across the Asia-Pacific region. He brings with him rich experience in financial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, operational and general management.
Currently the Managing Director of KONE Malaysia, he has also held senior positions in several multi-national companies. He was Regional Audit Manager at Unilever and Regional Finance Director at Saint-Gobain before becoming its Managing Director for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. His work with these global companies has taken him to living in different countries across 2 continents. He was posted to China twice in his career.
Mr Loy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Accounting) from The Australian National University and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant. Mr Loy completed Executive Management Programs at MIT Sloan in 2015 and IMD in 2018.
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director
Mr Eugen Chua was appointed as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 2 October 2019, and redesignated as Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director on 5 April 2020.
Mr Chua has almost two decades of experience across a range of industries, holding key finance and investment positions. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of CFAM Pte. Ltd., where he manages a portfolio of both public and private market investments across multiple asset classes. Mr Chua is also the investment manager of Alacrity Investment Group, Oceanus’ largest shareholder.
Before joining CFAM, Mr Chua held senior positions in several financial advisory and private equity firms. He was previously Executive Director at Cap One Financial Limited, and Chief Financial Officer of Fulton Capital Management Limited, where he was engaged in the core disciplines of corporate finance and asset management. Prior to that, Mr Chua served for close to a decade as the Chief Financial Officer of D’League Pte. Ltd., a leading retailer and distributor of luxury brands including Richard Mille and Boucheron.
Mr Chua is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant, as well as a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser. He graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Dr Yaacob was appointed to the Board as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2020. As former Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob adds diversity to Oceanus’ Board of Directors with extensive and varied experience in the area of Environment and Water Resources, and Communications and Information.
Dr Yaacob is currently a professor of engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology (“SIT”) where he is also the Advisor to the President of SIT. He is also advising several star-ups and sits on several boards of private companies and unions.
Dr Yaacob served as a Minister in the Ministries of Communications and Information (2011 – 2018), Environment and Water Resources (2004 – 2011) and Community Development and Sports (2002 – 2004). Throughout his 16 years as a Minister, he was also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. He started his political career as a Member of Parliament in Jalan Besar GRC on 2 January 1997. He held several political appointments before becoming a minister in 2002. Dr Yaacob stepped down from the cabinet on 30 April 2018 after 23 years of service.
Dr Yaacob obtained his PhD at Stanford University and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Science from the University of Singapore.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Mr Zahidi was appointed to the Board as an Independent, Non-Executive Director on 26 June 2020. Mr Zahidi is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr Zahidi has almost three decades of experience as an architect, providing architectural, interior design and project management services for buildings, housing and townships, as well as education institutions.
Currently the Principal Architect of Zahidi A.R. Arkitek, Mr Zahidi’s key projects include Eastparc Hotel Yokyakarta, Kebun Villas in Lombok, Somerset, Bencoolen, Curtin University (Singapore) and Danga Utama Commercial Development (JB, Malaysia). Mr Zahidi is also a board member of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Mendaki Foundation.
He was previously a board member of the Central Provident Fund Board, the Infocomm Media Development Authority and the National Heritage Board.
Mr Zahidi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Arch. Studies) and a Bachelor of Art (Hon) from the National University of Singapore.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Duane Ho was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer on 5 March 2018.
Mr. Ho is responsible for all of the Group’s global financial functions including financial planning and analysis, budgeting, financial statement reporting, cash flow management, financial control, audit and corporate tax. He is also responsible for securing financing options available to the Group to fund its growth strategies, as well as leading the Group’s internal financial controls and risk management efforts.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ho spent four years in corporate advisory and restructuring firm, Borrelli Walsh, managing financial and operational restructurings as well as process improvements for its clients across Asia. Mr. Ho also led numerous C-level negotiations, M&A feasibility studies and provided end-to-end corporate financing advice to companies listed in Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Ho’s professional accreditations include CPA Australia, since 2013, and is a chartered accountant of Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne with a double major in Accounting and Finance.
Group Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy
Ms. Daphne Lim joined Oceanus Group in April 2017 as Operations Director.
She develops and implements policies, targets, procedures, organise manpower requirements as well as hiring and training employees within the Group. Ms. Lim is also actively involved in consolidating all matters in relation to HR, marketing and corporate matters, overseeing the Group’s various business units to ensure that they operate efficiently and effectively.
Ms. Lim served 9 years as a Manager at a managed HR and payroll services agency where she led a team of HR and payroll specialists in client management, serving over 300 MNC clients. During her tenure there, she was instrumental in driving profitability and streamlining processes as well as change management.
Group Director, Food Production
Ms. Jenny Koh joined Oceanus Group as Vice President, Operations in July 2017 but her role was expanded to include Food Production, alongside Oceanus’ expansion and transformation during the Build Up phase.
Ms. Koh oversees and leads the Group’s Food Production Pillar based on her in-depth knowledge and expertise in her prior work experience in China. Ms. Koh has also played a pivotal role in the changing landscape of Oceanus’ China operations in 2019 where she planned and executed the Group’s transition from a farming business model to a landlord instead.
Group Director, Commerce
Mr. Sammul Lin joined Oceanus Group as Group Director, Commerce in January 2021. He currently oversees the Group’s FMCG distribution business unit and is in-charge of ensuring its smooth operation.
Prior to joining Oceanus, Mr. Lin has had over 20 years’ experience in supply chain management within the FMCG industry. He was general manager for Season Hong International Trading Co. where he was involved in the overall day-to-day operations and played a role in the company’s business transformation into the leading distributor it is today.
Group Financial Controller
Ms. Tan May Ling was appointed Group Financial Controller in February 2017 and is responsible for overseeing all accounting, financial and corporate secretarial matters of the Group.
A veteran with close to four decades of industry experience, Ms. Tan has held several finance and accounting roles in companies of various sizes, ranging from SMEs to MNCs including Samco Civil Engineering Pte Ltd, Fusion Cosmetics Pte Ltd, Trade Alliance (S) Pte Ltd, and Borneo Sumatra Trading Co (S) Pte Ltd. Over the years, Ms Tan has amassed deep experience and capabilities in the areas of audit, taxation, GST and secretarial matters.
Procurement & Supplier Management
Mr. Derrick Tan joined Oceanus Group in January 2020 and is currently Executive Director of the Group’s subsidiary, Season Global Pte Ltd.
Mr Tan. oversees the Group’s procurement business, spanning hundreds of FMCG products sourced from many countries worldwide.
Mr Tan. brings with him over 20 years of experience in offshore sales and marketing, where he has held roles such as Vice President (Food Empire) and Managing Director (Remy Cointreau International) prior to his role with Oceanus.
Digital Events Management
Ms. Gina Pang is the Managing Director and Founder of Resolute Communications, one of Oceanus Group’s subsidiaries.
With over 20 years of experience growing consumer and corporate business segments, Ms. Pang draws on her depth and breadth of expertise and skills to formulate strategic and holistic marketing approaches for brands.
Her notable achievements include successfully spearheading many customer and partner growth initiatives for multinational technology brands such as HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, Intel and more. Today, she heads the team at Resolute Communications, an experiential marketing agency that orchestrates brand experiences at the intersection of immersive technology and creative storytelling.
Digital Media Technology
Mr. Nick Tan is the Managing Director and Founder of AP Media, one of Oceanus Group’s subsidiaries.
Mr. Tan, an award-winning video producer/director, is also a multi-faceted media professional having spent over 11 years in the video production and creative media industry. His past track record has enabled him to develop AP Media into one of Southeast Asia’s leading interactive media production and integrated marketing agencies today. Some of his notable clients include Sheraton, DBS Bank, Civil Aviation Authority Singapore, Maritime Port Singapore amongst others.
Operations & Partner Management
Ms. Shero Dong was appointed Operations & Partner Management of Oceanus Group in January 2020.
She is involved in the Group’s China operations where she works closely alongside Oceanus’ partners in China, as well as overseeing the Company’s planning of its distribution business.
With over 8 years’ experience in the retail industry, Ms. Dong was an Operations Director at Season Hong Development Trading Co. prior to joining Oceanus. At Season Hong, she oversaw the company’s operations and had implemented several internal systems to streamline processes. She was also involved in the company’s sales and marketing strategies, and ensuring that sales performances stay on track. Ms. Dong is also trained in procurement, logistics and distribution.
Business Development & Innovation
Mr. Timothy Chua joined Oceanus Group in January 2021
Mr. Chua is responsible for developing the Company’s value proposition, marketing strategy, and framework in the B2B and B2C sectors. He is also involved in the Group’s food security and sustainability innovations.
Prior to joining Oceanus, Mr. Chua was a Regional Director at Enterprise Singapore where he oversaw trade outbound and investment development initiatives between Singapore and Australia/New Zealand.