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Board of Directors

Dr Patrick Khor

Group CEO and Executive Director

Mr Lau Kay Heng, Steven

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Ms Piah Buey Yeo

Independent Director

Mr Rod North

Independent Director

Dr Patrick Khor is an author, a serial entrepreneur, an entrepreneurship mentor, an instructor in the National University of Singapore, an entrepreneur in Residence at Temasek Polytechnic, an international speaker, and last but not least, an investor.

 

He obtained his PhD – Business & Management in the area of Entrepreneurship from the University of South Australia in 2013. Currently, Dr Khor is the founder and Group CEO of iBosses Pte. Ltd. in Singapore with subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Dr Khor is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur with 15 years of valuable experience and numerous ventures. He is the author of the book titled ‘iBosses: The Rise of Gen Y Entrepreneurs – The Momentum Behind the New Age of Entrepreneurs’ which was launched on 18 October 2014. Dr Khor was invited to be the keynote speaker for the CitiBank and NIE Conference 2013, which provided an opportunity for practitioners, researchers and educators to gain a deeper understanding of how to develop young entrepreneurs. He has also developed an e-entrepreneurship programme under the Ministry Of Education (MOE). As the Manager/Senior Lecturer (Entrepreneurship Development) in Temasek Polytechnic for the past 5 years, he has been sharing his entrepreneurial experience with students and has trained more than 3270 participants in entrepreneurship, successfully mentoring more than 20 companies and start-ups. Dr Khor is the Chairman of YES Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he holds leadership responsibility and pursues visions by giving strategic directions for every aspect of running the college.

 

Dr Khor also offers part-time coaching for Entrepreneurship Training in the National University of Singapore, where he trains at least 350 business faculty students a day. Besides coaching in NUS, Dr Khor is also engaged as a mentor and judge in the recent Global Social Innovators Forum in November 2014 where he was invited to mentor 3 social entrepreneurs on a complimentary basis over a period of one year.

Mr Lau was conferred the prestigious Public Service Commission of Singapore Scholarship and graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

He has over 20 years of corporate management and corporate advisory experience, gained from various renowned multinational and Singapore listed companies in the Asia Pacific region. These companies range across the medical, chemical, pharmaceutical, interior and environmental industry.

 

Mr Lau is currently the Managing Director of an independent corporate advisory firm specializing in corporate advisory, private equity, merger and acquisition, IPO transactions in Singapore and a few other Asian countries. On top of being the Lead Independent director of the SGX-ST Main board listed company, Mr Lau is also the Executive and Independent Director of a SGX-ST Catalist listed company.

 

From 2013 onwards, Mr Lau has been the Chairman of Asia M&A Group, an alliance of member firms specialising in cross border merger and acquisition activities across Asia.

Ms Yeo graduated from University of Surrey, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Sociology with Second Class Honours. She also holds a Master’s degree in Master of Business Administration from University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.

 

She has more than 20 years of experience in diversified industries. Her initial role as a management consultant was to look into the operations of the Union Tavern, a self-service cafeteria in the National University of Singapore. She successfully transformed the cafeteria to a profitable establishment by revamping the operations and turning it into an entertainment hub, which demonstrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in her. Ms Yeo is currently actively engaged in the wellness business in South Australia.

Mr Rod North has been working in the financial services industry for 30 years. He has extensive experience in company analysis, financial management and national promotion and marketing of financial products and services.

 

He is a regular business and investment commentator, being interviewed on numerous radio and TV shows. He is a quarterly contributor to the ASX Investor Newsletter and is also the author of three books, including the bestselling, ‘Understanding the Investment Clock-Your Road to Recovery’.