Board of Directors
Credit Bureau Asia
Founder & Executive Chairman
Mr. Kevin Koo is the founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of our Group. Since establishing the credit information business in Singapore in 1993, he has over 30 years of experience in the credit information industry and has been instrumental to the success and expansion of our Group over the past three decades. Currently the executive chairman of D&B Singapore, he is also a director on the boards of most of our Group companies. He is responsible for our Group’s strategic direction and oversees the overall growth and performance of our Group.
Prior to venturing into the credit and risk information industry, Mr. Koo graduated with a degree from the Robert Schumann University of Music Dusseldorf, Germany in 1986. He was also awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarship by the Public Service Commission in 1981.
Mr. William Lim is an Executive Director of our Group. Mr. Lim first joined our Group in 2001 as a managing director of Infocredit Holdings Pte. Ltd., and has been appointed as an executive director of Credit Bureau (Singapore) Pte Ltd since 2003. He has close to 20 years of experience in the credit information industry and is responsible for executing the strategic direction and expansion plans of our Group, having been involved as a key driver for the successful expansion and establishment of our Group’s business presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar to date. He also oversees the business operations of our Group as a whole, including aspects such as operations, legal and regulatory and information technology. Mr. William Lim sits on the board of most of our Group subsidiaries and associated companies. Before joining our Group, Mr. Lim was a partner in a Singapore law firm between 1994 and 1999. Prior to this, he served in the Singapore Legal Service Commission as a deputy registrar, magistrate, and district judge between 1989 and 1994.
Mr. Lim currently sits on the board of advisors for the Financial Planning Association of Singapore. He was recently appointed as a board member of the Business Information Industry Association of Hong Kong in July 2019. Mr. Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) in 1989.
Chua Kee Lock
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Chua Kee Lock is our lead Independent Director and the chairman of our Remuneration Committee. He is currently the group president & chief executive officer of Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd. His other present directorships, amongst others, include serving as chairman of Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation Ltd, a Singapore special-purpose acquisition company, and also a director of Venture Corporation Limited and Yongmao Holdings Limited, all listed on SGX.
Prior to joining the Vertex group of companies, Mr Chua was the president and executive director of Biosensors International Group Ltd from 2006 to 2008. Mr Chua’s past senior executive positions include serving as managing director of Walden International, a U.S.-headquartered venture capital firm from 2003 to 2006; deputy president of NatSteel Ltd from 2001 to 2003; chief executive officer of Intraco Limited, an SGX-ST-listed company, from 2000 to 2001; and president and co-founder of Mediaring.com Pte Ltd (now known as SEVAK Limited) from 1998 to 2000.
In early 2020, Mr Chua was appointed by the Singapore Government as a non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Cuba and Republic of Panama. He is also a member of the Keppel Technology Advisory Panel and Future Economy Council.
Mr Chua graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University in 1987.
Low Seow Juan
Mr. Low Seow Juan is our Independent Director and the chairman of our Nominating Committee. Since 2006, he has been the chairman of Pinetree Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based fund management company. Mr. Low has acted as an advisor to various companies such as Broadven Pte Ltd from 2005 to 2009, Lee & Lee from 2004 to 2013 and PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte Ltd from 2004 to 2005.
Prior to these engagements, he was a partner of Harry Elias Partnership from 1998 to 2003 and a partner of Drew & Napier LLC from 1984 to 1993. In between his involvements as partners of the two law firms, Mr. Low was self-employed from 1993 to 1998 and he managed various joint venture property investments during that period. Before his legal career, he was an assistant manager in the banking and corporate finance department of Morgan Grenfell (Asia) Limited from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Low started his career as an electrical engineer in the Singapore Public Works Department in 1975, before joining the Singapore Economic Development Board where he headed the Aerospace, Medical Optical Division from 1977 to 1981. Mr. Low was conferred a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1986, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of London in 1979, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from Monash University in 1974.
Tan Hup Foi
Mr. Tan Hup Foi is our Independent Director and the chairman of our Audit Committee. Mr. Tan is currently the chairman of Transit Link Pte Ltd, Caring Fleet Services Limited, as well as the chairman of Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music Pte. Ltd., a private education institution. Mr. Tan has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and was previously, among others, the chief executive officer of Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd from 2001 to 2005 and the deputy president of SMRT Corporation Ltd from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Tan is also an independent director of CSC Holdings Limited, an SGX-ST-listed company.
Mr. Tan was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 1996 and Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2008 by the President of the Republic of Singapore. He has served in various capacities such as board member of the Institute of Technical Education, chairman of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council, chairman of the Industrial and Services Co-operative Society Limited and currently is a member of the NTUC-U Care Fund Board of Trustees.
A Colombo Plan scholar, Mr. Tan graduated with a Master of Science (Industrial Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1979, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Monash University in 1975.