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Board Of Directors

Low Beng Tin

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Low is an Independent Director of Lian Beng Group Ltd, Fuji Offset Plates Manufacturing Ltd and Datapulse Technology Limited which are listed on the SGX-ST. He is also an Independent Director of J.P Nelson Holdings Ltd which is listed in Taiwan. Mr Low has close to 40 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical and marine industries. In recognition of his contribution to the community, he was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (The Public Service Medal) in 2004 and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (The Public Service Star) in 2009 by the President of the Republic of Singapore. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, a Diploma in Management Studies from Singapore Institute of Management and was conferred a Masters in Business Administration (Chinese Programme) from the National University of Singapore.

Ong Chin Sum

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
A founding member of CosmoSteel in 1984, Mr Ong has been instrumental in growing the Group's business to its present scale. He is responsible for spearheading and driving CosmoSteel's corporate and business strategies. Mr Ong has around 40 years of experience in the hardware supply industry. His background includes considerable expertise and know-how in warehousing management, technical requirements and specifications and pricing of products and services, and a wide network of manufacturers and suppliers within the industry.

Ong Tong Yang

Executive Director
Mr Ong joined CosmoSteel in 1999, and is responsible for developing and setting the strategic directions for the sales, marketing and purchasing functions. His area of focus and responsibility has largely been in sales and marketing, in particular for project-based contracts, as well as purchasing, quality control and certification processes. Since joining the Group, he has spearheaded the growth of CosmoSteel's customer base in Singapore and the region, and the Group's range of product offerings. Mr Ong holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Ong Tong Hai

Executive Director
Mr Ong joined CosmoSteel in 1998 and spearheads the development and implementation of policies and procedures to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Group's logistics and operations functions. Since joining the Group, he has been largely involved in inventory and warehousing logistics and management, information systems and technology management and administration. One of his key achievements is the implementation of the ERP system for CosmoSteel's subsidiary, Kim Seng Huat Hardware Pte. Ltd., which enables the Group to monitor and keep track of its inventory on a real-time basis. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Osamu Murai

Executive Director
Mr Murai joined CosmoSteel in 2018 and serves as Assistant to the CEO. He has more than 20 years of experience in global metals trading with Hanwa, a leading trading company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He began his career at Hanwa's Tokyo office in 1995 and was later posted to London where he was first, Manager of the Non-Ferrous Department and subsequently Deputy General Manager of the London branch. He returned to the Tokyo office in April 2015 and was appointed General Manager of the International Trade Department-II in April 2017 where he oversees Hanwa's overseas steel sales department. Apart from expanding the Group's international sales network and growing the base of Japanese customers in Singapore, Mr Murai also oversees the development and enhancement of the Group's procurement functions, while facilitating communications between the Group and Hanwa to foster the strategic alliance. Mr Murai graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Sophia University's Faculty of Science and Technology.

Hiroshi Ebihara

Non-Executive Director
Mr Ebihara is currently the Senior Managing Executive Officer and General Representative for Asia (ASEAN and China, India, Middle East) of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Hanwa, a trading company at which he rose through the ranks after joining in 1977. He has more than 40 years of experience in the steel trading business in Japan and Asia and approximately ten years of experience holding directorships at Hanwa. Mr Ebihara graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University, with a Bachelor in Economics.

Tan Siok Chin

Independent Director
Ms Tan is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Director of ACIES Law Corporation, a firm of advocates and solicitors, heading its corporate practice group. Ms Tan has over 20 years of experience in legal practice. Her main areas of practice are corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and commercial matters. Ms Tan is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Design Studio Group Ltd and an Independent Director of Valuetronics Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST. Ms Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree.