Appointed Executive Chairman on 1 May 2010, Mr Timothy Chia was reelected on 26 April 2011.
Mr Chia was instrumental in the founding of Hup Soon Global and has been involved in the daily operations ever since. Prior to Hup Soon Group, Mr Chia was a director of PAMA Group Inc (“PAMA”) from 1986 to 2004 where he was responsible for private equity investments and from 1995 to 2004, he was President of PAMA. Mr Chia also previously served as Vice President of the Investment Department of American International Assurance Company Limited from 1982 to 1986 and as President of Unithai Oxide Company Ltd from 1980 to 1981. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Chairman – Asia for UBS Investment Bank.
Mr Chia is currently serving as Senior Advisor of EQT Funds Management Ltd and Chairman – Asia for Coutts & Co. Ltd. Mr Chia also serves on the board of several private and public-listed companies, including Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Fraser and Neave Ltd, SP Power Assets Limited, Power Gas Limited and SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd. Amongst his past appointments, Mr Chia was a Director of KorAm Bank Co., Ltd (Korea), Meritz Securities Co., Ltd (Korea), Singapore Power Ltd, SP Power Grid Limited, Singapore Post Ltd, Macquarie Pacific Star Prime REIT Management Ltd, The Hour Glass Ltd, Frasers Centrepoint Ltd and FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd. Since January 2004, Mr Chia was named a Trustee of the Singapore Management University.
Mr Chia holds a Bachelor of Science cum laude degree, majoring in Management, from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States of America.
Mr Yong was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Twinwood Engineering Limited in October 2006 and became an Executive Director following the completion of the reverse take-over by Hup Soon Global Pte Ltd in 2007.
Mr Yong has been involved with Hup Soon Global since its founding in 2005. Prior to that, Mr Yong spent eight years with PAMA Group Inc. (“PAMA”). Initially founded as the Asian investment and asset management arm of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, PAMA was one of the oldest and largest private equity fund managers in Asia. While at PAMA, Mr Yong’s responsibilities included the sourcing, structuring, acquisition and divestment of investment opportunities.
Prior to PAMA, Mr Yong spent two and a half years as a Research Analyst with SBCI & Associates, then the stock broking arm of the Swiss Bank Corporation (which subsequently merged with the Union Bank of Switzerland to form UBS). Mr Yong completed his tertiary education in England, graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree in Electronics Engineering and Physics from Loughborough University and a MBA from Imperial College.