Board of Directors
Date of Appointment: 22 April 2013 | Date of Last Re-election: 20 July 2015
Mr. Neil Bush was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman in April 2013 and was last re-elected as a Director in July 2015. Mr. Bush is a director of American Pacific International Capital, Inc. ("APIC") and a business partner of Mr. Gordon Tang through APIC. He is also a substantial shareholder of SingHaiyi through New Palace Developments Limited. He serves as the Chairman of Points of Light and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation as well as sits on the boards of the Houston Salvation Army and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Mr. Bush also serves as Deputy Chairman on the Board of Hoifu Energy Group Ltd, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Mr. Bush has been involved in energy and international business development for over three decades beginning in 1980 where he worked with Amoco Production Company (now BP) in Denver, Colorado. During the 1980s, Mr. Bush formed two independent oil companies that explored for oil in various states in the United States including Wyoming, Colorado, California and Michigan, as well as in Argentina. For the past 20 years, Mr. Bush has engaged in various international business development activities in China and the Middle East. He has travelled to at least 34 cities in China and has worked with numerous entities on a variety of projects including real estate development and manufacturing business.
Mr. Bush is the third of five children of the 41st United States President, Mr. George H.W. Bush, and his wife Barbara. He graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor's Degree in International Economics and from the Tulane University Freeman School of Business with a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Date of First Appointment: 14 January 2013 │ Date of Last Re-election: 29 July 2013
Mrs. Celine Tang was first appointed as Non-Executive Director and re-designated as Executive Director on 1 February 2013 and subsequently Group Managing Director on 1 December 2013. Mrs. Tang served as the Managing Director of Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd ("Haiyi") since 2003 and is in charge of its daily operations and decision-making. She has been a Director of APIC since 2001 and an Executive Director of Tang Dynasty Pte Ltd since 1995.
From 1990 to 1994, Mrs. Tang was the Assistant Judicial Officer of Shantou Longhu District Court, China and was also the General Manager of Centaur International LLC, US from 2001 to 2003. She is a keen supporter of youth education and has been a member of the Advisory Committee of West Spring Secondary School since 2003, providing donor support to the school's activities.
Mrs. Tang graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from China People's University for Police Officers (now known as People's Public Security University of China).
Mrs. Tang is the spouse of Mr. Gordon Tang who is a Non-Executive Director of SingHaiyi. Mr. and Mrs. Tang, through Haiyi, are controlling shareholders of the Group.
Mao Jinshan, Jason
Date of Appointment: 22 April 2013 │ Date of Last Re-election: 20 July 2015
Mr. Mao Jinshan was appointed as Managing Director, US Operations to oversee the development projects and operations of the Group in the USA. He has been the Vice President of APIC since 2012 and oversees all aspects of the development projects in APIC, including the development of two medium-sized apartment properties and two large-sized shopping centre projects.
Mr. Mao embarked on his career as an engineer in Beijing, China in 1984 and entered the investment and finance sector 10 years later as an investment consultant in 1994. A year later, Mr. Mao joined China Everbright Pacific Limited (now known as China Merchant Holdings (Pacific) Ltd), where he was subsequently invited to join the board as an Executive Director. In 2004, Mr. Mao joined the Haiyi group as a General Manager and his career at APIC began shortly after.
Mr. Mao graduated from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Date of Appointment: 14 January 2013 │ Date of Last Re-election: 25 July 2014
Mr. Gordon Tang is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Tang has been the Chairman of APIC since 2003. Under his leadership, APIC has grown into a significant company with a strong track record in real estate development and investment and management of hotels under the Haiyi brand. Beyond providing strategic business links between China and the USA, APIC utilises its unique access to Asian capital and markets to create a portfolio of quality investments and businesses which it brings to the investment community. Leveraging on Mr. Tang's business acumen, APIC transforms business models to keep up with changes in the operating environment, while delivering healthy growth and returns.
Mr. Tang set up Tang Dynasty Pte Ltd in 1995 and Haiyi in 2003 in Singapore. Their main businesses include international trade, and financial and corporate investments.
Mr. Tang is the Honorary Chairman of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, a Teochew clan association in Singapore, and is a keen supporter of the Singapore Judo Federation and Singapore Sailing Federation.
Mr. Tang is the spouse of Mrs. Celine Tang, who is the Group Managing Director of SingHaiyi. Mr. and Mrs. Tang, through Haiyi, are controlling shareholders of the Group.
Gn Hiang Meng
Date of Appointment: 1 December 2013 │ Date of Last Re-election: 25 July 2014
Mr. Gn Hiang Meng is the Lead Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Group. He is currently alsoan Independent and Non-Executive Director of Centurion Corporation Limited, Haw Par CorporationLimited, Koh Brothers Group Limited and Tee International Limited. In addition, Mr. Gn is a Non-Executive Director of Treasure Resort Private Limited, which owns the Le Meridien Hotel in Sentosa.
Mr. Gn brings with him professional experience in the financial industry, particularly in the areas of corporate planning, stockbroking, asset management, portfolio management, private equity investing, merchant banking and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Gn spent 28 years in United Overseas Bank Limited and was the Senior Executive Vice-President and Head of Investment Banking. He subsequently joined UOL Group Limited in 2001 where he acquired some experience in the hospitality industry as its Deputy President (Hotels) until 2007.
Mr. Gn holds a Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
David Hwang Soo Chin
Date of Appointment: 29 July 2013 │ Date of Last Re-election: 25 July 2014
Mr. David Hwang is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Group. He also serves as an Independent Non-executive Director on the board of SGX-ST Mainboard-listed Longcheer Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Hwang brings with him more than 40 years of management experience in both manufacturing and property investment/development industries and held senior management positions and board appointments in various public listed and private companies in Singapore and abroad.
Mr. Hwang graduated from the Queensland University in Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Chemical) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science.
See Yen Tarn
Date of Appointment: 1 October 2015
Mr. See Yen Tarn is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Group. Mr. See is currently Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSC Holdings Limited, a SGX-ST Mainboard company involved in foundation engineering activities in Singapore and the region. He is also an Independent Director of SGX-ST listed companies, Longcheer Holdings Limited and Eindec Corporation Limited.
Mr. See brings with him more than 30 years of corporate experience in the areas of audit, tax and investments. He has held senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director and Deputy Group Managing Director for both listed and unlisted companies in various industries in Singapore and the region.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is also a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales).
Date of Appointment: 1 October 2016
Ms. Yang Manlin was first appointed as Alternate Director to Mr. Yang Dehe, who was an Independent Non-Executive Director of SingHaiyi, on 1 August 2014. On 1 October 2016, Ms. Yang was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group. Ms. Yang has several years of experience in the accounting field. She also serves as a Director of Hai Run Pte Ltd, which is the second largest shareholder of the Group.