Key Management

Mr. Poh Kok Hong

Chief Executive Officer

Darco Water Technologies Limited


Mr. Poh Kok Hong was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Darco Water Technologies Ltd on 1 July 2019. Mr Poh has over 20 years of experience working in military and commercial aviation industry. In the past 10 years, he has worked in multi-billion dollars and multi-national corporations; corporation such as StandardAero, NORDAM and Goodrich. Mr Poh has been covering and dealing in growth countries in Asia for the past 10 years.

Mr Poh has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering with Minor in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University, USA. 


Mr. Zhao Yong Chang

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Zhao Yong Chang is a veteran in the water and environmental business. During his 30 years professional experience, he was involved in the proposal, design, construction, commissioning and operation of various projects and plants. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr Zhao will be responsible for supervising the group’s operation in terms of project sales and execution. Mr Zhao will also be leading the development of investment projects to bring more recurring income.  He will also assist the CEO in the formation of Group’s policies. 

Mr. Zhao holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree from National University of Singapore. Mr Zhao grew from a diligent engineer, to an efficient manager and a determined director. Mr. Zhao will contribute to the steady growth of the Group by leveraging on his extensive networks in China, Singapore and other ASEAN countries.   


Ms. Heather Tan Chern Ling

Director, Corporate Affairs


MS. HEATHER TAN was appointed as a Director of Corporate Affairs of our Company. Apart from coordinating legal matters for the Company, Ms. Tan undertakes a new portfolio as the Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs. She is responsible for fundraising-related matters including strategic planning for the Company. She provides support for the development and implementation of the Company’s governance practices, as well as audit-related matters.

Ms. Tan graduated from the University of Melbourne in Chemical Engineering. She has a Western Mining Corporation award for excellence in Process Engineering. Obtaining a place on the Dean’s Honours role, she has a publication in her name in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science for her research efforts on polymerization kinetics. Prior to joining Darco, she held a short-term position as a researcher with Orica Adhesives and Resins in Australia.


Mr. Teh Chun Sem

Financial Controller


Mr. Teh is the Company’s financial controller and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial, account matters and risk function. Prior to joining Darco, he has more than 7 years of external auditing experience with various professional firms. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore).


Mr. Phua Kia Chik

Managing Director

Darco Water System Sdn Bhd


Mr. Phua Kia Chik is the Managing Director of Darco Water Systems Sdn. Bhd (“DWS”), responsible for DWS’s overall management and operations of DWS in relation to our business in the central and southern regions of Peninsula Malaysia. Mr. Phua is a Bachelor of Engineering (NUS) and MBA (USA) degrees holder, begins his career as a Project Engineer in 1986 for a Quarry. He moves on in 1989 as a Sales Engineer specializing in the sales of equipment and systems to the Palm Oil Industry. He left as the Marketing Director and join Centrimax Engineering Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Salcon Engineering Bhd as Executive Director. Since 1996, he has helmed several engineering divisions and subsidiaries for PWC Sdn. Bhd., Salcon Pte. Ltd. Singapore and Bolton Berhad, a company listed in the main Board of KLSE.

The Industries that he has been involved in his 33 years working experience are Quarry, Roadworks, Metal Engineering, Palm Oil, Water, Wastewater and Environment.


Mr. David Heng Tang Ching

Director & General Manager 

PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd


David was appointed as the General Manager and Director of PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd (PV) since 2001. He is responsible for the general management inclusive of profit & loss of PV, a company that specialise in Vacuum Application System for both Industrial and Commercial Application.  David has a Master from The University of South Australia and more than 25 years’ experience in this field.  He was an invited speaker at the Institution of Engineers (Singapore); Ngee Ann Polytechnic for Mechanical / Electrical (Vacuum) Services, 11th Joint Meeting between Singapore Business Federation & Chinese International Econ. Corp Association (CIECA), a member of the working group that developed the Singapore Standard on Code of Practice for Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System-SS642:2019 and an invited council member of Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.


Mr. Xu Zhi An

Director & General Manager 

Wuhan Kaidi Water Services Co., Ltd


Mr Xu Zhian is currently the Director and General Manager of Wuhan Kaidi Water Services Co., Ltd since January 2015, who is responsible for overall management and operations of Wuhan Kaidi. He graduated from Wuhan University of Water and Power (now Wuhan University) with a Master's degree in thermal power engineering in power plants. Over the years, he specialises in Power Plants and Power Systems and held significant positions as Chairman and General Manager of various engineering companies.