Mr. Patrick Ho was re-designated from Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Company to Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director on 23 January 2015. Mr Patrick Ho is primarily responsible for spearheading the Group’s corporate directions and strategies. Mr. Patrick Ho has more than 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry with a focus on mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings. Mr Patrick Ho graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a major in Management Accountancy.
President & CEO
Mr. Bedingham was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 23 January 2015. He graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Jardine Matheson in 1977 and was appointed as a Director of Jardine Pacific in 1995. He joined Moët Hennessy (LVMH Group) in the mid-1990s as the Regional Managing Director of APAC. Today, he also serves on the Board of The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), a company that owns the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) a specialist bottler of cask strength single malt whisky and a membership-based e-commerce business. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp, a NYSE listed SPAC that successfully achieved business combination with the world’s largest private aviation company in 2021. He has also served as an Executive Chairman in two hospitality companies.
SAM CHONG KEEN
Mr Sam is the Lead Independent Director of our Group and chairs our Audit and Nominating Committee. Mr Sam has over 40 years of experience with notable roles with NTUC, Ministry of Education, Comfort Group. Mr Sam was also a member of the CPF Board (1985), Resource Panel, Government Parliamentary Committee on Communications and Information (1987), Chairman of NTUC Club (1987), and Chairman of Executive Council, Singapore National Cooperation Federation (1987), and Chairman of NTUC Denticare Cooperative Ltd (1991-2002). Today Mr Sam holds Directorship of 5 Public Listed Companies. Mr Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Engineering Sciences and Economics, and has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oxford.
WILLEM MARK NABARRO
Willem Mark Nabarro is an Independent and Non-Executive Director and chairs our Remuneration Committee. Willem is a French / Dutch National, and holds a Bachelor Degree, Management, Marketing, Finance, from Webster University Missouri as well as a degree in Chinese Studies from Harvard University Massachusetts. He joined BNP Paribas in 2000 as a M.D., member of the Exco Committee, to set up their Equity business in Asia. He left BNP Paribas after 20 years to set up his own company, Win Management & Advisory. He has helped several European companies to start their business in Asia. Willem sits on the board of NoElse, a start-up virtual bank, is the treasurer of the French Catholic Church in Singapore as well as a committee member of les Chevaliers de Tastevin.
He has been a regular speaker at universities around the region, including NUS, SME as well as TV
stations like CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and French radio stations
Ms Leong is an Independent and Non-executive Director. With proven entrepreneurial talent and track record bodes well for SMI Vantage’s business, projects, and investments, Ms Leong brings with her extensive experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) corporate governance, ESG and organisational development. Ms Leong is the Deputy Director and Head, Communications, Partnerships and Fund Development of RSVP Singapore The Organisation of Senior Volunteers. Ms Leong’s extensive experience in marketing, investment, banking & consulting includes stints in some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Following her passion for a more equitable and caring society, she has in recent years, been more involved in heading non-for-profit NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and social enterprises.
Satheeish is in-charge of the Company's Cryptomining business, and oversees the functions of Operations, Finance and Human Resources. He has an MBA from Nanyang Business School, Singapore (NTU), and a BSc in Computing and Information Systems from University of London (UoL) - Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
DR KHINE THINZAR HTUN
Dr Khine is in charge of the Company's Myanmar businesses, which includes Travel Retail, F&B Franchisees and Food Distribution, Logistics and Warehouse. Khine is also overseeing the launch of the Company's Robochef F&B operation in Singapore. She has an MBA from UBIS University, Switzerland and a M.B.B.S. – University of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar.
Group Financial Controller
Esther oversees the finance and compliance functions of the Company, having joined in 2019. She has years of experience across the financial industry in Singapore in the Asia Pacific Region.
Executive Personal Assistant to CEO & HR Specialist
Sharon has over 30 years of experience across a variety of industries and MNC companies in Singapore in the Asia Pacific Region.
LAU MUN HOU
Mun Hou is in-charge of technical operations and online platform of projects. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Dr. Roland Ong
Dr. Roland Ong, founder of Infocomm Asia Holdings, a leading publisher, operator and distributor of interactive entertainment in Southeast Asia. Ong was also co-founder of China The9 Interactive Ltd, and Chairman of Asia Blockchain Games Alliance.
Dr. Clemen Chiang
Dr. Clemen Chiang, the CEO and founder of Spiking, an AI and data-powered insights and education platform. Chiang is also the founder of Bitcoin Institute, a non-profit platform for cryptocurrency discussion and education. He also authored the Amazon best sellers Spiking to the Moon – A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Whales in the Cryptocurrency Market.
Ms Chng is the Group CEO of JR Group Holdings, a one-stop solutions provider for the F&B industry with capabilities in food manufacturing, automated cafes, and corporate F&B management. Over the years, Ms Chng has won numerous awards, including ASME’s Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2001.