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Curriculum Vitae

Michael has more than 40 years of corporate experience in various functions including financial management, corporate finance (M&A, IPO, rights issue, funding, etc), public accounting, internal audit, company secretarial,
public/investor relations, treasury, investments, special projects (corporate trouble-shooting, etc), business development, recovery management, restructuring, operations and strategy. He has held senior executive management positions (MD/CEO/COO/SVP) across varied industries,
nationalities, and geographies. Over the period, Michael served as Group CFO in 3 Main Board public-listed groups of  companies in Singapore.

Senior Corporate Positions Held

Previous Positions Held

1. CFO, Octopus Group Pte Ltd (May 2015 to Oct 2016)
Octopus Group is a fast-growing group of companies in the beer, wine and spirits
industry, with subsidiaries locally and in the region.

2. CFO, CNA Group Ltd (Main Board public-listed) (July 2008 to 30 Sept 2014)
Served as CFO and Joint Company Secretary for the Group. The Group is
headquartered in Singapore with operations locally and in China, Vietnam, Middle East (Dubai), India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. It is engaged
in controls and  utomation as a master systems integrator, in water treatment plants, and in infrastructural projects across several industries, internationally.

3. CFO, Intraco Limited group (Main Board public-listed) (April 1990 to June 2004; Oct 2005 to May 2008).
Intraco was then a government-linked multi-industry conglomerate engaged in international trading in petrochemical products, in engineering & projects, food & food processing, telecoms, automobiles, etc.

As CFO (General Manager, Corporate Services), Michael’s portfolio encompassed 13 corporate functions; Finance, Investments, Treasury, Operations, Legal Services, Secretarial,  Administration, Human Resource, Public/Investor Relations, Information Systems, Warehousing, Internal Audit &
Control, and Design & Artwork.

Also served as Company Secretary of the Company and held several senior
executive management positions (MD, CEO, COO) in subsidiaries of Intraco Group over the 18-year period, as follows:
a) SVP, Business Development, Intraco Limited (Dec 2003 to June 2004)
b) MD, Intraco Foods (July 2001 to Nov 2003)
c) Acting CEO, Teledata (S) Pte Ltd (Main Board public-listed)
(July 2002 to Dec 2002)
d) COO, Hutchinson IntraPage (July 2000 to June 2001)
e) MD, IntraMotors (S) Pte Ltd; MD, Prime Motors, and MD, TRAC Leasing &  Rental (Jan 1994 to July 2000).
Concurrently, served as CFO Intraco from Apr 1990 to June 1995.

During the 18-year period, Michael also held more than 10 directorships in
various subsidiaries and associate companies of Intraco Limited.

4. VP (SDO) Informatics Group (Main Board public-listed) (Aug 2004 to Oct 2005)
As Informatics was in financial trouble during that period, Michael was engaged to spearhead/the restructuring of the Singapore Domestic Operations (SDO), reducing headcount
from 262 to 186, saving about $2.6m in salary costs per annum. Was also Chairman of the Informatics Campus move to Jurong.

5. CFO of Bousteadco Singapore Ltd (Main Board public-listed British MNC) (1984 to Mar 1990).
Also served as Company Secretary, and started off as Group Internal Audit Manager from 1984 to 1986. Bousteadco was then a British multi-
industry MNC with 30-odd subsidiaries and associate companies, with interests in shipping agencies, electrical and engineering, FMCG products, travel & tours, wines & spirits, air-cargo operations, contract manufacturing, air-freight, etc.

6. Audit Manager, Arthur Young & Company (later known as Ernst & Young)
(1975 to 1976; 1979 to 1983)

7. Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (1977 to 1979)

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NUS Business School
MBA, Finance, Distinction in Financial Management (1986 – 1989)
Thesis: A study of the pricing of Singapore takeover companies using common valuation approaches.

University of Hull (UK)
MBA (Strategic Marketing) (1995- 1997)
Thesis: A strategic plan for XYZ Pte Ltd for its next stage of growth.

Other Educational Qualifications
Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Singapore (now known as National
University of Singapore) (1975)
Postgrad Diploma in Marketing (UK) (DipM) (1989)
Professional Diploma in Asia-Pacific Marketing (NUS/MIS) (Dec 1999)
Corporate Coaching Certificate, Corporate Coach U (USA) (Dec 2003)
DISC Certification (Feb 2004)
Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach (Aug 2004)
Completed 2 subjects in DipSIA course (Securities Institute of Australia) viz Australian Futures Trading (Distinction and top student in South Australia) & Money Market & Fixed Interest Investment (1983)
Cert-in-Ed from Teachers’  Training College (1968)
Advanced Level Japanese Language Exam (Singapore Japanese Cultural
Society) (1981)
Government National Language (Malay) Exams Standard III (1969)
Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) (Nov 2014)
Certificate in Business Valuations (Dec 2016) – e-learning course organised by
Ordre des Experts-Comptables (France) and ACCA (UK)
Practising Management Consultant (PMC) certification (Jan 2017)

NTU Business School studies

a) Completed CVA (Chartered Valuer & Appraiser) qualification in Nov 2021 and accorded CVA-IVSC designation

b) 24 July 20 – completed a “Mergers & Acquisition Programme” conducted by NTU Business School.

c) 28 July 20 – completed a “Business Valuation Best Practices” Programme conducted by NTU Business School.


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