Sam Lim was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2017. He joined the Group in 1998 and spearheaded its development and expansion over the past two decades, leading the No Signboard Seafood business from its humble roots to the premium seafood restaurant chain it is today. Mr Lim is responsible for (i) the formulation of the overall business and corporate policies and strategies of the Group; (ii) oversight of the management of the business and operations of the Group; and (iii) leading the Group’s business development strategy and efforts.
Sam LimExecutive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lim Lay HoonChief Operating Officer and Executive Director
Lim Lay Hoon was appointed to the Board on 6 November 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Group and reports to our Chief Executive Officer. Ms Lim also directly oversees the management and operations of the Restaurant Business. Ms Lim was briefly involved in the tourism industry before joining the family business in 1993 in a management capacity. She has been involved in the management of the Group for over 20 years, and together with Sam Lim, has been instrumental in the Group’s development and success.
Ivan KhuaLead Independent Director
Ivan Khua was appointed to the Board on 6 November 2017. He is the Executive Director of Hock Leong Enterprises Pte. Ltd., an oil and gas related servicing company where his responsibilities include overseeing the company's financial, administrative, human resource and business development aspects. From 2000 to 2001, he was a research officer at Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey, where he was involved in the research of various aspects of quantity surveying and the cost management of the company’s quantity surveying services. From 2001 to 2004, he was a manager with RHLB Terotech Pte. Ltd., where he provided property and infrastructure asset management consultancy services.
Mr Khua holds a Diploma in Building (with Merit) from Singapore Polytechnic and a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction Management (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and an associate of the Singapore Institute of Building. He is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Khua was also a recipient of the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Award) in 2016.
Paul LeowIndependent Director
Paul Leow was appointed to the Board on 6 November 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in audit and accounting. Since August 2012, he has been a Partner of Ecovis Assurance LLP, a firm providing audit and attestation services. Mr Leow is also a Director of Ecovis Advisory Pte. Ltd., a company that provides accounting and business advisory related services. Mr Leow began his career as an audit assistant in PKF Mauritius Lamusse Sek Sum & Co from January 1995 to March 1996, where he supported audit assignments and during which he was promoted to audit semi-senior. He then held the position of audit senior with Pricewaterhouse – Mauritius, where he led and managed audit assignments from April 1996 to October 1996. Subsequently, he joined Carpet Manufacturing Limited – Mauritius from November 1996 to December 1997 as an accountant, where he was responsible for financial reporting. From December 1997 to July 2012, he was with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Singapore during which he was promoted to audit and advisory partner in June 2008. During that time, he performed audits of private and public companies in various sectors, advised companies applying for listings on stock exchanges and performed acquisition and financial due diligence.
Mr Leow studied accounting at Emile Woolf College before obtaining his Chartered Certified Accountants from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in 1995, and was admitted as an Associate in 1998. In 2002, he became a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. Further, Mr Leow obtained a Certified Public Accountants qualification from the Colorado State Board of Accountancy, USA, in 2004.
Robert TayIndependent Director
Robert Tay was appointed to the Board on 6 November 2017. He is a Director Modern Services (Professional Services & Financial Services) of the Info-communications Media Development Authority Singapore (IMDA), where he oversees the sectoral transformation in the Modern Services Cluster which includes Professional Services and Financial Services. Mr Tay graduated from King’s College London with a Bachelor of Laws in 1998. He was a legal counsel at Korvac International Systems (S) Pte Ltd from 2000 to 2003, before joining Rajah & Tann LLP as a legal associate. In 2007, he was engaged as general counsel of Korvac Holdings Pte. Ltd., where he was made chief operating officer in 2010, and the chief administrative officer in 2012. He was then appointed as the chief legal officer at Consistel Pte. Ltd. in 2014, before joining the IMDA in 2017. Mr Tay was admitted as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn in 1999, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Singapore in 2004.