Board of Directors
Loke Wai San
Mr. Loke Wai San is a founder and Managing Director of private equity fund adviser Novo Tellus Capital Partners. Mr. Loke's expertise is in cross-border private equity investments in sectors including semiconductors, IT, enterprise software, medical equipment, and manufacturing. From 2000 to 2010, he was with Baring Private Equity Asia, where he was a Managing Director and head of Baring Asia's US office and subsequently co-head for Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Baring Asia, Mr. Loke was a Vice President at venture capital fund H&Q Asia Pacific from 1999 to 2000, a Senior Manager at management consulting firm AT Kearney from 1995 to 1999, and an R&D engineer with Motorola from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Loke was the former Chairman and President of the Singapore American Business Association in San Francisco. He joined the AEM Board on 30 September 2011 and has served as Executive Chairman of the Board since 30 September 2017.
Chok Yean Hung
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chok has more than 30 years of management and technical experience in the Semiconductor industry. He was a member of the founding management team of Ellipsiz Test, EEMS Asia Pte. Ltd and United Test and Assembly Center Pte. Ltd (UTAC). He served as Senior Vice President of Operations at EEMS, overseeing both the Singapore and Suzhou sites. In UTAC, Mr. Chok was the Vice President of Test Operation from 1998 to 2004, managing Memory IC and Mix Signal ICs Test’s manufacturing, engineering and development. Mr. Chok started his career as Product and Test Engineer in Texas Instruments (S) Pte. Ltd (TI) in year 1988 and eventually became a Product Engineering Manager. In 1998, he was elected as Senior Member of Technical Staff, of Texas Instruments Incorporation in recognition to his contributions. In the course of his career, Mr. Chok was awarded the Ministerial Citation for Excellence in Test Development from Singapore, National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) in 1997. He jointly holds patent with Texas Instruments, Dallas memory designers on `A Method in Testing Semiconductor Devices’. He joined the Company on 1 January 2012 as VP of Operations, later becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2016 prior assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2018.
Basil Chan is the Founder and Managing Director of MBE Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd. He was a Council Member and Board Director of the Singapore Institute of Directors from 2002 to 2013. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee in 2001 that developed the Singapore Code. He was previously a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore ("ICPAS") and was formerly a member of the Auditand Assurance Standards Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants ("ISCA", formerly known as "ICPAS"). He is currently a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of ISCA. Mr. Chan has more than 32 years of audit, financial and general management experience having held senior financial positions in both private and listed companies. Mr. Chan joined the AEM Board on 8 March 2006 and currently serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit & Risk Management Committee. Mr. Chan is also an independent non-executive director on the Boards of several publicly listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange namely Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, Grand Banks Yachts Limited, Global Invacom Group Limited, Singapore eDevelopment Limited and SBI Offshore. In the last 3 years, he previously sat on the Board of Teledata (Singapore) Ltd and Seroja Investments Ltd.
Adrian Chan Pengee is Head of the Corporate Department and a Senior Partner at Lee & Lee. He previously served on the Legal Service Commission. He is also a Board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (“ACRA”). In addition, the SGX has appointed him to its Catalist Advisory Panel to review Catalist Sponsor and Registered Professional applications. He was the First Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of its Advocacy and Research Committee. He is Chairman of the Corporate Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and serves on its Audit Committee. He currently chairs the Panel of the Institute of Corporate Law at ACRA. He sits on the Corporate Governance and Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Shared Services for Charities Limited, which is a registered charity and an Institution of a Public Character, and on the Ethics Review Committee of the Singapore Polytechnic. Mr. Chan has been appointed to the Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Working Group of the Steering Committee that was established by the Ministry of Finance to review and rewrite the Companies Act of Singapore. Mr. Chan has been elected to and continues to serve on the Executive Council of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises as its Honorary Secretary. He currently serves on the Pro-Enterprise Panel, chaired by the Head of Civil Service and supported by the Ministry of Trade & Industry, which addresses feedback from the private sector on unnecessary or outdated government rules that hinder businesses and stifle entrepreneurship with a view to eliminating red-tape. In addition, he has been appointed the Honorary Legal Advisor to both the Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists and the Singapore Optometrist Association. Mr. Chan is also an independent director on the Boards of several publicly listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange, namely, Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, Global Investments Limited, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited and Hong Fok Corporation Limited. Mr. Chan joined the AEM Board on 30 September 2017 and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Board.
Loh Kin Wah
Mr Loh has extensive leadership experience in the semiconductor industry and has held senior positions in finance and asset management. Over the last 10 years, his appointments include the Vice Chairman of Synesys Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore, Managing Partner of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co. China and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing of NXP Semiconductors, Netherlands. Currently, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of BESI BV, Netherlands, and of the Supervisory Board of AMS AG, Austria. Prior to these appointments, Mr Loh was the President and CEO of Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany. Qimonda AG was a memory company that was spun-off from Infineon Technologies in 2006, to form at the time the second largest Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) company in the world. Prior to the spin-off, Mr Loh was the Executive Vice President, Communications Group of Infineon Technologies AG, Munich Germany. He joined the AEM Board on 3 May 2018.
Previously, Mr Loh served in various capacities at Siemens AG. In 1997, Mr. Loh was the first member from the Asia staff to be appointed a Managing Director of Siemens Microelectronics. While he was in charge of the production of Siemens Components Singapore, he was instrumental in setting up the production facilities in Batam, Indonesia and Wuxi, China. In 1995, he received the Siemens Semiconductor Total Quality Management Award, the highest accolade worldwide conferred by the Siemens Semiconductor Group.
James Toh Ban Leng
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director (with effect from 5 April 2018)
Member of Audit & Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee
James Toh is a co-founder and anchor investor of the Novo Tellus PE Fund 1, which is focused on buyouts of small and mid-cap industrial companies. James started his career at management consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton (1989-90) and subsequently at A.T. Kearney (1994-95), where he focused on strategic planning, and operational improvement. Since 1996, James has also been Managing Director of family owned ACT Holdings Pte Ltd, which primarily invests in property, and property development in Singapore. He joined the AEM Board on 5 April 2018 and is currently a Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit & Risk Management Committee.