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Board Of Directors

Low Beng Tin

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Low is an Executive Director of SGX-ST listed OEL (Holdings) Limited, after relinquishing his role as Chairman and Managing Director on 1 March 2016. He is also an Independent Director of SGX-ST listed Lian Beng Group Ltd and 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 conferred a Masters in Business Administration (Chinese Programme) degree 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.

Seiji Usui

Executive Director
Mr Usui acts as Assistant to the CEO. He has more than 30 years of experience in the global steel trading business at Hanwa, a leading trading company listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange which he joined in 1985. Mr Usui is involved in expanding the Group's international business through collaboration with Hanwa's global network and growing domestic business by targeting Japanese customers. He undertakes the development and enhancement of the Group's procurement functions with the aim of enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency. He is also the communication facilitator between the Group and Hanwa to foster the strategic alliance. He graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, with a Bachelor in Business Administration.

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.

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 39 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.

Jovenal R. Santiago

Independent Director
Retired as a Public Accountant since 1998, Mr Santiago is a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines with more than 40 years of experience in the accounting and auditing profession in Singapore and the Philippines. From 1971 to 1998, he was an audit principal of Deloitte & Touche, Singapore, where he was in charge of audit engagements of a wide portfolio of clients including several publicly listed companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, USA. Mr Santiago is also an independent director of Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited listed on the SGX-ST and Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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 Non-Executive Director of Valuetronics Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the SGX-ST. Ms Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree.