Board Of Directors
Mr Ong Chu Poh
Mr Ong Chu Poh is our Founder, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer.
He is responsible for the strategic direction of our Group and expansion plans. Mr Ong founded ECON in 1987 and under his leadership, he has successfully grown ECON from a single nursing home operator to established presence in Singapore, Malaysia and China. With a wealth of experience in the eldercare industry, Mr Ong played a key role in shaping our organisation's success and strategic direction.
Mr Ong received the Entrepreneur of The Year Award by Rotary-ASME in 2002. He is also a recipient of the Public Service Medal (PBM - Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) conferred by the Prime Minister Office of the Republic of Singapore in 2002 and the Public Service Star (BBM - Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) in 2014 for his dedication to serving the community and contributions to Singapore.
Ms Ong Hui Ming
Ms Ong Hui Ming joined our Group in 2006 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Singapore. She is responsible for leading and managing the overall operations and performance of the Group's businesses in Singapore.
She supports the Group Chief Executive Officer in the development and execution of our Group's strategic plans, and play a crucial role in shaping the direction and driving the growth of our organisation. Ms Ong holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business (Marketing) with Distinction from RMIT University.
She is a graduate of the SPRING Singapore: Executive Leadership Development Programme at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr Siau Kai Bing
Mr Siau Kai Bing is our Lead Independent Director. He has more than 40 years of experience in the accounting and audit industry, having held various senior appointments in finance in the past, including as chief financial officer of a company listed on the SGX-ST. Prior to his retirement in September 2020, he was the chief financial officer of DP Architects Pte. Ltd. Mr Siau is currently the non-executive, independent director of Nordic Group Ltd and Union Steel Holdings Ltd, both of which are companies listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr Siau holds an accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants of Singapore.
Mr Lim Yian Poh
Mr Lim Yian Poh is our Independent Director. Mr Lim Yian Poh has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, having worked in major international banks including First National City Bank, Singapore (now known as Citibank), Banque Nationale de Paris (now known as BNP Paribas) and Arab Banking Corporation, where he held regional responsibilities. Mr Lim possesses a wealth of experience and an extensive network of contacts both in Singapore and the region.
In 1993, he left as General Manager of Arab Banking Corporation, Singapore Branch to set up Yian Poh Associates, a financial advisory firm in 1994. Mr Lim is an independent director of Zicom Group Limited (a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Dr Ong Seh Hong
Dr Ong Seh Hong is our Independent Director. Dr Ong Seh Hong is currently a practising senior consultant psychiatrist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore. Prior to this, Dr Ong was with the Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre and Ren Ci Community Hospital from 2000 to 2009, with his last held position being clinical director and chief operating officer. He was also with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (now known as GIC Private Limited) from 1997 to 1999, with his last held position being Vice President (Corporate Services) of GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd (a direct investment and private equity arm of GIC Private Limited). He was a Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2011.
Dr Ong is currently serving as the independent non-executive chairman of Hock Lian Seng Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the SGX-ST. Dr Ong was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM - Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) conferred by the Prime Minister's Office of the Republic of Singapore in 2001.