Executive Leadership

Mr. Robin Gerard Ng Cher Tat

Executive Director
Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Robin Gerard Ng Cher Tat was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer on 12 May 2020. He has been on the Board as an Executive Director since 28 April 2011. He was Group Chief Financial Officer from 1 February 2010 until his new appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Laws (Commercial Law) from the University of Derby, the United Kingdom. Mr. Ng has more than 30 years of experience in finance, audit, and accounting. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Guenter Walter Lauber

Executive Director
Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of SMT Solutions Segment

Mr. Guenter Walter Lauber was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 12 May 2020. He is also an Executive Vice President of the Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s SMT Solutions Segment.

Mr. Lauber has over 20 years of working experience in the SMT equipment industry. In 2007, Mr. Lauber took charge of the SMT business that was subsequently acquired by the Group in 2011. He joined the Group following the acquisition. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl-Ing. FH) from the Fachhochschule Augsburg (Augsburg University of Applied Sciences), Germany.

Mr. Wong Yam Mo

Executive Vice President
Group Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Wong Yam Mo is an Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of the Group.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Hong Kong. He also holds a Master's degree in Precision Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Mr. Wong joined the Group in 1983.

Mr. Chow Chuen, James

Executive Vice President for Business Excellence

Mr. Chow Chuen, James was an Executive Director and the Group Chief Operating Officer from 1 January 2007. On 1 May 2016, he stepped down from his role as Group Chief Operating Officer and passed the baton to Mr. Stanley Tsui. Mr. Chow was subsequently re-designated as Executive Vice President, Business Excellence where he remains to-date.

On 9 May 2017, he retired as an Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Chow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing System Engineering from the University of Warwick, England. Mr. Chow joined the Group in 1982. He has over 35 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Ms. Xu Yifan, Katie

Senior Vice President
Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Xu Yifan, Katie is a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Group.

Ms. Xu holds a Bachelor of Economics, International Business Administration degree from the University of International Business and Economics in China, and a Master of Business Administration, Finance degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in the USA.

Ms. Xu has 25 years of experience as a finance professional, with roles in both Finance and Investor Relations across technology, industrial and human capital services industries.

Ms. Pua Gim Wee

Senior Vice President
Group Chief People Officer

Ms. Pua Gim Wee is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of the Group. She leads the Group's Global Human Resources Strategy.

Ms. Pua holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Singapore majoring in Mathematics and Economics, and a MBA from the University of Adelaide. She has nearly 30 years of broad and diverse human resource experiences at country, regional and global levels spanning various industries including FMCG, Financial, Food and Beverage, IT and Automation. During her career, she has held varied roles overseeing transformation and change activities, and helped organizations build talent and culture, develop leaders, and improve on HR effectiveness and efficiency. She has also worked abroad in Europe and taken a stint in Sales and Development role. Gim Wee is passionate about finding people solutions to enable business growth and enhancing employee well-being and experience.

Mr. Lim Choon Khoon

Senior Vice President
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Solutions Segment
CEO of IC/Discrete & CIS Business Unit, Semiconductor Solution Segment

Mr. Lim Choon Khoon is a Senior Vice President of the Group, Co-CEO of the Semiconductor Solutions Segment, and CEO of the ICD & CIS Business Groups in the Semiconductor Solutions Segment.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Production Engineering and Production Management from the University of Nottingham, UK. Mr. Lim started his career with US semiconductor companies in key engineering and manufacturing key roles before joining the Group in Malaysia, with assignments in Hong Kong and Singapore. Leaving to pursue regional functional and global general management roles in Philips for a short period, Mr. Lim re-joined the Group in July 2006 with increased responsibilities in equipment product marketing and sales, key account management and leading advanced packaging initiatives. His broad business portfolio covers both mainstream ICD, Advanced Packaging, Consumer & Automotive CIS, as well as the NEXX, AEi and ALSI business units, which are strategically positioned for the Automotive & Power, Advanced Packaging and Applicative Packaging markets.

Mr. Poh Tson Cheong, Joseph

Senior Vice President
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Solutions Segment
CEO of Opto & Display Business Unit, Semiconductor Solutions Segment

Mr. Joseph Poh Tson Cheong is a Senior Vice President of the Group, Co-CEO of the Semiconductor Solutions Segment, and CEO of the Opto & Display Business Group in the Semiconductor Solutions Segment.

He graduated from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1989 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received a Master’s Degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, England in 1999. Mr. Poh joined the Group in 1991 as a Service Engineer and was promoted to the Senior Vice President position in January 2016. During his career with the Group, he has held various positions in its IC, CIS, SMT Solutions and Opto Business Groups. His wide exposure to the electronics supply chain has given him ample opportunities to develop extensive customer contacts, a good understanding of market needs and an ability to provide solutions that satisfy customers’ current and future requirements.

Mr. Kong Choon, Jupiter

Group General Counsel
Company Secretary

Mr. Kong Choon, Jupiter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Company. He oversees the Group’s legal, company secretarial, intellectual property, and compliance functions, and is also the company secretary of the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and certain other countries.

Mr. Kong joined the Group in 2001. He graduated from the University of London with a bachelor of laws degree and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple) of England and Wales. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, an associate member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, as well as a registered Singapore Patent Agent. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Kong was in legal practice at a leading Singapore law firm.

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