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 direction and 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 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 the ceremony was held in conjunction with the 2018 ASIA CEO Summit.
Prior to Mr Koh’s appointment at Oceanus, he had spent 22 years building a branding company he founded, which has a business presence across three continents. He led its Merchandising division in securing licensing rights for the FIFA 2006 World Cup, and in 2009, the company won The Summit International Award for marketing effectiveness in the USA. Mr Koh sold the overseas operations seven years ago and divided his time between charities and investments. After a five-year break, Mr Koh returned to the business community in December 2014 when he was appointed Group CEO of Oceanus Group Limited.
Mr Koh’s past and present directorships include PT. Kertas Blabak, Indonesia’s fourth largest recycle paper mill; Eagle Coin, a joint venture with China’s largest food manufacturer and State Owned Enterprise; Biolidics Limited, an SGX-listed company in the development of medical devices; as well as being appointed Investment Advisor to the Sino-Indian Conglomerate Ramky-Revo for their overseas investments.
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 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. 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, Councillor at Central Singapore Community Development Council and Singapore Community Chest Share Committee.
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. 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.