Mr Sun Zhao Lin is our Executive Chairman. He is the founder of our Group and was appointed to our Board on 3 August 2005. Mr Sun is responsible for the formulation and execution of overall business strategy and policies and future direction as well as the overall management of our Group. He has more than 20 years' experience in the crane manufacturing industry. He started his career as a sales representative at Fushun No.4 Chemical Plant (抚顺市化工四厂). Mr Sun graduated from Liaoning Correspondence Party School (辽宁刊授党校) in 1998 having majored in Economics. In 2005, he was awarded the Professional Certificate of Specialty and Technology (Senior Engineer) (专业技术职称证书 (高级工程师)) from the Liaoning Provincial Personnel Department (辽宁省人事 厅). In 2005, he received the Liaoning Province Outstanding Business Entrepreneur award (辽宁省优秀民营企业家) from the Liaoning Province Small-Medium Enterprise Association (辽 宁省中小企业联合会). In 2006, Mr Sun received the "Model Labour Award for Year 2005" (2005年度劳动模范) and the "Liaoning Province Model Labour Award" from Shuncheng District People's Government (顺城区人民政府) and Liaoning Province People's Government (辽宁省人民政府) respectively. In 2011, he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award ( 抚顺市杰出贡献奖) by Fushun Municipal Government. (抚顺 市政府) In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award for the Year (2012年度支持商会建设突出贡献奖) by Fushun Municipal Association of Industry and Commerce/ Fushun Municipal General Chamber of Commerce (抚顺市工 商业联合会/抚顺市总商会). In 2014, he was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneurs Honorary Award (抚顺市优秀企业 家荣誉称号) by Fushun City Federation of Trade Unions (抚顺 市总工会).
Mr Sun is currently Vice President of the Liaoning General Chamber of Commerce (辽宁省总商会副会长).
Ms Tian Ruo Nan is our Chief Executive Officer. She is a cofounder of our Group and was appointed to our Board on 28 December 2007. Ms Tian is responsible for and oversees the day-to-day management of our Group. She has more than 20 years' experience in the crane manufacturing industry. Ms Tian started her career as a laboratory technician at Fushun No.4 Chemical Plant (抚顺市化工四厂) in December 1977. Ms Tian graduated from Dongbei Normal University (东北师范大学) in 1999 having majored in Economics. She received the "Model Worker" (劳动模范) award for 2004 and 2005 from Shuncheng District People's Government (顺城区人民政府) and the "Fushun Foreign Investment Enterprise Outstanding Business Entrepreneur" award for 2006 and 2008 from Fushun Municipal People's Government (抚顺市人民政府). In 2008, she was awarded the "Bohai Region Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Award" (环渤海区域杰出创业女性) by Liaoning Province Women's Federation (辽宁省妇联). In 2009, she was also awarded the "Top 10 Most Outstanding Woman Award" (十 大杰出女性) by Fushun Municipal Women's Federation (抚 顺市妇女联合会). In 2010, she was awarded the Woman's Award Winner (三八红旗手) by Liaoning Provincial Women's Federation (辽宁省妇联), "The Heroine" (巾帼英雄) award by Liaoning Provincial Trade Union (辽宁省总工会) and the Good builder of Socialism with Chinese characteristics (优秀中国 特色社会主义建设者) by Fushun Municipal Association of Industry and Commerce (抚顺市工商联). In 2011, she was named the National Woman's Award Winner (全国三八红旗 手) by the China Women's Federation (全国妇联). In 2012 she was also named "Supervisor of the Government's Work Style in Quality Supervision Bureau" (质量监督局风行监督员). In 2013, she was awarded "National 1st May Women Pacesetter" (全国五一巾帼标兵2013年) by the All-China Federation of Trade Union (中华全国总工会). In 2012 and 2014, she was named the Outstanding Leader in National Construction Machinery & Elevator Industry QC Group (全国建机与电梯 行业质量管理小组活动卓越领导者) by the China Quality Association Construction Machinery Industry Branch (中国质 协建设机械行业分会).
Mr Ng San Tiong is our Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 June 2007.
Mr Ng is the Managing Director of one of the world's largest crane rental company Tat Hong Holdings Ltd and he is vastly experienced in the areas of corporate management, business development and business management. He sits on the board of Tat Hong Holdings Ltd as well as its regional subsidiaries and associates across Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and China. He also holds directorships in several listed companies in Singapore including Intraco Limited.
In addition, Mr Ng is the President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), a member on the Board of Directors of the Business China and a member on the Board of Trustees of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC).
Mr Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree from Loughborough University, College of Technology, in the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2002 and Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2010 by the President of Republic of Singapore. In September 2015, Mr Ng was appointed as the Justice of the Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
Mr Sun Tian started as a Non-Executive Director and was initially appointed to our Board on 31 December 2005. Subsequently in August 2009, he joined our Group as a Sales Manager and an Executive Director responsible for the Group's business development and sales to customers outside the PRC. In October 2012, he was appointed as Group General Manager assisting our Chief Executive Officer in the management of Group's business.
Mr Sun graduated with a Diploma in Mechantronic Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2006. He was awarded the Motorola Silver Medal for being the second most outstanding graduate in the Diploma in Mechantronic Engineering course by Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
In June 2009, Mr Sun graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr Chua Kee Lock is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 28 December 2007. He is currently the CEO of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2008, Mr Chua was the President and Executive Director of Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional cardiology and critical care procedures. His other senior executive positions included Managing Director of Walden International Singapore from 2003 to 2006; Deputy President of NatSteel Ltd. from 2001 to 2003 and President & Chief Executive Officer of Intraco Ltd., a Singapore-listed trading and distribution company, from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Intraco Ltd., he was Co-Founder and President of MediaRing.com Ltd., a Singapore-listed company providing voice-over-Internet services, from 1998 to 2000. Mr Chua holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, U.S. and a Masters of Science in Engineering from Stanford University, U.S..
Mr Ho Chew Thim is one of our Independent Directors and was appointed to our Board on 28 December 2007. He is an accountant by vocation. His career in financial management spanned over 40 years and he has held senior financial positions in mainly listed companies and banks. These includes China Water Holdings Pte Ltd (an associate of SGX-listed CNA Group Ltd), CNA Group Ltd, Achieva Limited, China World Trade Centre Ltd (an associate of Shangri-La Asia Limited), Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co Ltd, Development Bank of Singapore, Deutsche Bank (Singapore Branch), L & M Group Investments Ltd, United Industrial Corporation Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of several public listed companies in Singapore.
Mr Ho is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) degree from University of Singapore in 1976.
Dr Steve Lai Mun Fook is one of our Independent Directors and was appointed to our Board on 28 December 2007. He is also currently a Director on the Board of the publicly listed Intraco Ltd and a number of other private limited Singapore companies.
From November 2007 to August 2012, Dr Lai was the Chief Executive Officer of PSB Academy Pte Ltd. Dr Lai was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TUV SUD PSB Corporation and PSB Corporation Pte Ltd from April 2006 to March 2007 and from April 2001 to March 2006, respectively. From April 1996 to March 1998, Dr Lai was the General Manager (Standards & Technology) of Singapore Productivity & Standards Board. Dr Lai holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry and a PhD from the Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom.