Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
MR. THYE KIM MENG is responsible for the general management, overall strategic planning and direction of our Group. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 13 October 2001. Mr. Thye has more than 27 years of experience in design engineering applications in the field of water purification and wastewater treatment facilities, having served as Managing Director of Wheelabrator Engineered Systems (S) Pte Ltd, Vice-President (ASEAN, Business Development) of Wheelabrator Water Technologies (S) Pte Ltd and Senior Director/Technical Consultant with U.S. Filter (Asia) Pte Ltd and Darchet Engineering & Water Treatment Pte Ltd. Mr. Thye graduated from the Polytechnic of Wolverhampton, England with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He does not hold any directorships or chairmanships in other listed companies in Singapore.
Non-executive Deputy Chairman
Mr. Wang was appointed to the Board of the Company on 3 April 2018 and the assumed the position of the Deputy Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and of the Board and as Non-Executive Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Company. Wang Zhi, aged 53, Singaporean, 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.
Executive Director (Process Engineering and Design)
MS. HEATHER TAN was appointed as an Executive Director (Finance) of our Company on 25 May 2006 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee. 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. WANG YAOYU was appointed as the Executive Director of our Company in 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. TAY VON KIAN was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 14 August 2015. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating 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.
Lead Independent Director
MR. TAY LEE CHYE LESTER was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of our Company on 23 April 2015. He is currently the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit 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.
Lead Independent Director
MR. OH CHEE SIEN was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 13 September 2016. He is also currently a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee. He has approximately 10 years of working experience in the wastewater treatment industry. Prior to joing Darco, Mr Oh was the Chief Financial Officer of Moya Holdings Asia Ltd.
Mr Oh graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.