Board of Directors


Mr. Wang Yaoyu

Chairman

MR. WANG YAOYU was appointed as the Executive Director of our Company since 13 September 2016. He is currently the Chairman of Wuhan Kaidi Water Service Company. 

He is responsible for formulating strategic direction and policy and responsible for the profit and loss of a major subsidiary. Mr. Wang has more than 15 years of experience in the wastewater treatment industry. He was the Executive Director of Asia Water Technology Ltd. and Director of SIIC Environment Holdings (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.

Mr. Wang graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a Degree in power plant and electric power system in 1982.


Mr. Wang Zhi

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr. Wang was appointed to the Board of the Company on 3 April 2018 and assumed the position of Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of the Investment Committee. 

Wang Zhi is an engineer by profession. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the Chemical Engineering Department of Nanchang Aeronautical Engineering Institute in Nanchang, China. He is currently the Chairman of Future International Investments Limited, Future International Investment Limited and Future Holdings Group Limited, companies incorporated in Hong Kong and are involved in investment and management of water supply, renewable energy and tourism and ecological agriculture businesses mostly in China. He has more than 20 years of experience in the business of water and wastewater treatments and water supply. Prior to venturing into his own business, he was the China Chief Representative and General Manager of a company listed on Bursa Malaysia and he was involved in the business development of water and wastewater projects and investments.


Mr. Poh Kok Hong

Executive Director

Mr. Poh Kok Hong was appointed Executive Director 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. Tay Lee Chye Lester

Lead Independent Director

MR. TAY LEE CHYE LESTER was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of our Company on 02 May 2019. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. 

He has approximately 20 years of experience in accounting, audit, financial advisory and fund management. He is the Chief Executive Officer at Rockstead Capital Group since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Asia Water Technology Ltd from 2004 to 2007. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with degree in Accountancy in 1998. He was awarded Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient in 2007. He is a member of Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


Ms. Gn Jong Yuh Gwendolyn

Independent Director

MS. GN JONG YUH GWENDOLYN was appointed as the Independent Director of our Company on 02 May 2019. She is currently the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Gn has more than 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer, specialising in corporate finance and capital markets in Singapore and the Asian region. Ms Gn is currently an Equity Partner in ShookLin & Bok LLP where she actively advises both Main Board and Catalist listed companies, SMEs, MNCs and financial institutions on areas of fund raising, IPOs / RTOs / dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and corporate governance. Ms Gn graduated with LLB Hons (Second Upper) from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and was called to the Singapore bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1995. Ms Gn is a winner of the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award 2014 in Singapore for Capital Markets and has been recognised as a leading capital markets and corporate finance lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers. She has been named as an expert in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers.


Mr. Tay Von Kian

Independent Director

MR. TAY VON KIAN was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 14 August 2015. He is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. 

He has approximately 18 years of working experience in corporate fund raising. He is currently working in a financial institution. Prior to that, he has had working stints in the Corporate Finance units of banks and securities firm. Mr. Tay graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with Bachelor of Laws degrees. He was admitted as Solicitor in the New South Wales, Australia and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1997. He is also currently a member of CPA Australia.


Mdm. Joanna Ong Joo Mien

Independent Director

Mdm. Joanna Ong Joo Mien was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 2nd May 2019. She is currently the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. Mdm. Ong has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management.

Joanna is currently the Director of J.Ong Business Services, a corporate services consulting firm, which specialises in providing finance services and management strategy to SMEs in Singapore.

 Prior to establishing her consultancy firm, Joanna was the Vice-President of Finance under the consumer market group in StarHub Limited (listed in SGX-ST).

Prior to StarHub, she has worked for more than 10 years with Singapore Cable Vision Ltd. She started her career with Price Waterhouse CPA before joining Singapore CableVison Ltd.

Joanna has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. She is a member of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Singapore Institute of Directors.

 She is currently an Independent director and chair of the audit committee at Asian Pay Television Trust (listed business trust in SGX-ST).