Board of Directors
THANG Teck Jong (TJ Thang)
He is the Executive Chairman of the Company. Mr Thang formulates the Group’s strategic directions and expansion plans. As the founder, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Group since its inception in 1986.
Mr Thang is currently the Vice Chairman of the Townsville Primary School Advisory Committee and has been a member for the past 9 years. In 2010, he received the Service to Education Award (Pewter) from Ministry of Education for his long-term contribution. Mr Thang was named as one of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 by ASME and the Rotary Club of Singapore. He was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate degree (PhD) by Akamai University, Hawaii in July 2006.
YEO Toon Wee
He is the Executive Director of the Company. Formerly the Managing Director of YG Marketing Pte. Ltd. (“YG Marketing”), he was with YG Marketing for more than 30 years. He joined in 1981 and since then, has held various positions in YG Marketing, culminating in his present position. Prior to joining YG Marketing, he was employed by an MNC in Singapore where he gained considerable knowledge and experience in production, planning and control as well as personnel administration.
Mr Yeo is responsible for implementing the Group’s conceptual directions and developing strategies for the Group. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Arts from Nanyang University Singapore in 1979.
FOONG Daw Ching
He is the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr Foong is currently one of the Senior Partners of Baker Tilly TFW LLP, a mid-tier audit firm in Singapore. He has more than 36 years of audit experience with six years of experience with an international audit firm.
Mr Foong was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow member of CPA, Australia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He is an Independent Director of Suntar Eco-city Limited, listed on SGX Mainboard. He is also an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Starland Holdings Ltd, which is listed on Catalist.
TAN Chun Chieh
He is an Independent Director and the Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Company. Mr Tan currently manages and runs his own businesses through the Lesus group of companies, spanning mechanical engineering to human resource consulting. He started his career as an engineer in 1999 and subsequently as a Project Manager in a local mechanical and electrical firm in 2000 before starting his own business in 2001.
Mr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering, under the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB-SCC) scholarship. He was awarded the IES Gold Medal by Institute of Engineers (Singapore) in 1999 for being the top graduate in Civil Engineering.
LEE Li Erh (Jessie)
Group Financial Controller
She is the Group Financial Controller, responsible for the overall financial accounting, financial reporting as well as matters relating to corporate finance of the Group. She also acts as the joint company secretary for the Group. She joined in 2012 as Finance Manager, assisting the then Chief Financial Officer and rose to the current position in 2015.
Prior to joining the Group, she was with a leading local mid-tier accounting firm for six years as an auditor, with her last position being the Audit Manager. She started her career in 2005 with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, managing property-related matters as well as operational risks and management assurance.
She is a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is also a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
YEO Guan Hong (Simon)
GM, Demarco Pte Ltd
He is the General Manager of Demarco Pte Ltd (“Demarco”). He joined in 2005 as Assistant Manager and rose to become the General Manager of Demarco in 2009. Previously, Mr Yeo was employed by another wholesale and retail company in Singapore dealing with luggage and bags where he gained considerable knowledge and experience in the wholesale and retail trade.
Mr Yeo is responsible for planning and implementing all action plans and decisions to ensure the profitability objectives of Demarco are achieved. He is also responsible for overseeing the day-today operations and administrative matters of Demarco.
Mr Yeo completed his formal education up to the level of School Certificate in Malaysia.
CHEW Chiew Hor (Johnny)
GM, YG Marketing Pte Ltd
He is the General Manager of YG Marketing. Having been in the menswear wholesale and retail industry for over 20 years, Johnny has accumulated extensive experience, starting from an operational role before rising to hold various key management positions. Prior to joining Travelite in 2015, he ran a boutique menswear company, developing his house label into a renowned local brand within a short span of 5 years.
Mr Chew is responsible for achieving the strategic and financial objectives of YG Marketing. To ensure that these objectives are met, he also plays an integral role towards strategising and implementing action plans on the daily operations and administrative matters of YG Marketing.
He graduated with a Diploma in Marketing from National Productivity Board, or what is known now as PSB Academy in Singapore.
TOH Kian Hock (Mark)
GM, Singapore Crocodile (1968) Pte Ltd
He is the General Manager of Singapore Crocodile (1968) Pte Ltd (“Singapore Crocodile”). Prior to joining Travelite in 2015, Mark was previously the Division General Manager of a Hong Kong-listed fashion and retail company in Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience in the retail trade, mostly in the apparel and accessories segment.
Mr Toh is responsible for implementing all action plans and decisions in accordance to the Group’s overall strategic business plans and directions. He also oversees the day-to-day operations and administrative matters of Singapore Crocodile. He completed his formal education up to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level in Singapore.